What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

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What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by White » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:43 pm

Was it a sound called "Fulltines"?
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by adamstan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:47 pm

I think so. But the other one would be "BASS1" preset from DX7 mkI. Great bass sound BTW.
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by White » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:17 pm

Thanks, I've just read that another one was "E. Piano 1" - of which "Fulltines" is a variant perhaps?
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by EmptySet » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:43 pm

And the harmonica patch. :)

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by hfinn » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:15 pm

And don't forget Tubular Bells...

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by ImperatorDX » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:25 pm

And marimba, timpani and bass 2 (preset 16).
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by AndyCrystal » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:49 pm

I'm desperately looking for some FM Marimba samples :D

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Alex E » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:06 pm

Funny how something that can sound so mutilated, tortured and stormy was famous because of poor recreations of acoustic instruments. :/
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by tekkentool » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:12 pm

AndyCrystal wrote:I'm desperately looking for some FM Marimba samples :D
Someone's been listening to Toto.... :D

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Dano » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:31 am

A little trivia about the famous Fulltines patch is that *I think* I remember reading that it wasn't even one of the presets on the DX7 MK I. It was found on the later MK IIs.

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Alex E » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:57 am

That is correct. Fulltines didn't appear until the mk II DX7's came out. Before then, "the" DX7 rhodes sound was a softer patch known as "E-Piano 1"
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Esus » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:31 am

Alex E wrote:That is correct. Fulltines didn't appear until the mk II DX7's came out. Before then, "the" DX7 rhodes sound was a softer patch known as "E-Piano 1"
A good (or bad, depending on your POV) example, is Who's Holding Donna Now? by DeBarge (mid 80's?)

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:05 am

Alex E wrote:Funny how something that can sound so mutilated, tortured and stormy was famous because of poor recreations of acoustic instruments. :/
No it's not really. The DX7 was popular because keyboardists (not synthesists) wanted something that could do decent (compared to other synths of the time) EP, organ, acoustic bass and piano sounds, and not have to carry around heaps of heavy stuff. The same reason ROMplers are popular now, and the same reason that everybody ditched their DX7s when the D-50 came out.

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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Alex E » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:14 am

Good point, good point.
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Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

Post by Alphacode » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:11 am

The dx was also famous for all the ''brass synth '' sounds like used by Level42 ''We are in the family'' for example .also a very saturaded ( lots of feedback ) bass sound was used in Dire Straits - MTV song .

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