Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby iProg » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:49 am

Micke: In the beginning of the second verse in "Ghosts" there is a drifty slop-detuning soft brass playing some notes. Is that the P5 or OB-X?
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Micke » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:28 pm

The OB-X does the detuned melody as well as the sustained chords. The staccato chords are from the P5.
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby iProg » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:32 pm

Allright!

I've been listening a lot to my Japan CD's recently, sadly due to the tragic passing of Mick Karn.

Are there any other Polymoog parts than the Nightporter strings?
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Micke » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:23 pm

Yes, the Polymoog was also used on Quiet Life, Rhodesia and European Son (although the latter could be an ARP Omni, or both).

Barbieri also used a Mellotron on some of the earlier tracks, try to see if you can figure out which ones ;-)
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Micke » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:57 pm

So have you figured out yet which songs with Japan that feature the Mellotron :?:
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby iProg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:05 am

Micke wrote:So have you figured out yet which songs with Japan that feature the Mellotron :?:


Haven't noticed any mellotron on either Tin Drum or GTP, so if I'm not mistaken it has to be on some of the older albums...which I haven't heard yet.. :?
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Micke » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:23 pm

You guessed right, there is no mellotron on GTP nor Tin Drum. I'm not sure though what was used for the choir-ish sounds towards the end of "Swing"...could be a VP-330.
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby iProg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:49 pm

Micke wrote:You guessed right, there is no mellotron on GTP nor Tin Drum. I'm not sure though what was used for the choir-ish sounds towards the end of "Swing"...could be a VP-330.


It reminds me of a choir-ish sound that Queen used, and I saw a studio video of the recording of "One Vision" and "Innuendo" where I think the VP-330 was featured.
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby prophonic » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:44 pm

@Micke: do you know which keyboards were used by Richard live on tour before the GTP album ?
I just wonder if he used any sequencer in '79 when they started to play European Son.
There is a bootleg from 79 at Budokan and the intro 'sequence' is speeding up.
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Micke » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:26 pm

If I recall correctly for the '79 tour Richard used the Micromoog, Roland 700 'laboratory system" controlled by an Oberheim mini-sequencer,
ARP/Solina string ensemble and a Wurlitzer electric piano.
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby prophonic » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:22 am

Amazing info, thanks Micke. I assume he didn't have the chunky Roland effects units (Space Echo, SBF-325) with him on tour, so probably MXR pedals ?
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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby Lukcook » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:20 pm

prophonic wrote:Amazing info, thanks Micke. I assume he didn't have the chunky Roland effects units (Space Echo, SBF-325) with him on tour, so probably MXR pedals ?



Hello

I would really apreciate if you could answer me this questions.

I have a DSX Sequencer and the Oberheim OB8.

Can this sequencer save different patches on each track? For example, Bass part on sequence 1 track 1. And string part on sequence 1 and track 2.
I was trying everything. The manual mentions the 0 button. This 0 button saves the patches and splits. But can it save different patches for each track??

Thanks for everything and sorry for interuption.

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Re: Japan "Burning Bridges"- what synths?

Postby tim gueguen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 pm

No, the OB8 is bitimbral. You can only get two different sounds out of it at once.
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