Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

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Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by bigman2005 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:45 pm

Does anybody know what synths and drum machines were used on Phil Collins' But Seriously album? Specifically "Another Day In Paradise", and Something Happened on the Way To Heaven.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by D-Collector » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:38 pm

A lot of D-50 in "Another Day In Paradise". That long strange breathy intro sequence with bells and random horn sounds, for example, is a D-50 patch.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by bigman2005 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:58 pm

D-Collector wrote:A lot of D-50 in "Another Day In Paradise". That long strange breathy intro sequence with bells and random horn sounds, for example, is a D-50 patch.
What about the signature riff that is heard throughout the song along with the drum loop?

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by soundwave106 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:03 am

bigman2005 wrote:
D-Collector wrote:What about the signature riff that is heard throughout the song along with the drum loop?
I wouldn't be surprised if that was D-50 as well, although I don't recall that particular sound as a preset. I *do* hear the Gamelan Bell preset in the chorus before that signature riff, though.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by D-Collector » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:24 am

Yes I think the D-50 is prominent in the melody line too, but most likely layered with another synth. I have wondered about this before but have yet to find or make any patch exactly like that. It says in the booklet that Phil did all keyboards himself on this track. Maybe someone could ask him about it :D

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by iProg » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:53 am

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bigman2005 wrote:
D-Collector wrote:What about the signature riff that is heard throughout the song along with the drum loop?
I wouldn't be surprised if that was D-50 as well, although I don't recall that particular sound as a preset. I *do* hear the Gamelan Bell preset in the chorus before that signature riff, though.
It sounds like that preset is layer with some kind of piano patch in the lead riff...?

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by bigman2005 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:02 am

D-Collector wrote:Yes I think the D-50 is prominent in the melody line too, but most likely layered with another synth. I have wondered about this before but have yet to find or make any patch exactly like that. It says in the booklet that Phil did all keyboards himself on this track. Maybe someone could ask him about it :D
I wanna say a Prophet VS or Prophet 5 since that's what he was using also during that period. The synth you hear during the verses is the Prophet 5.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by D-Collector » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:49 pm

You mean the pad? That would make sense as he liked to use the prophet for pads.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by majkemi » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:29 pm

As far as i remember somebody mention to me that he loved Roland JX-10 for pads as well
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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:35 pm

For a while, Phil was endorsing Korg Karma as his go to synth. I don't know if that helps.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by D-Collector » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:26 pm

:lol: ;)

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by StepLogik » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:32 pm

he uses a Karma? no wonder he went bald.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by Dano » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:08 am

He made it a little more difficult to guess on that album compared to "No Jacket Required" where it was written in the liner notes that no Fairlight was used on this album. ;)

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by bigman2005 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:08 pm

Upon further listening, it sounds like a mix between Domenic Miller's nylon string guitar and the Roland D-50 possibly because I hear a plucking sound in the riff.

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Re: Phil Collins "But Seriously" synths

Post by iProg » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:39 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:For a while, Phil was endorsing Korg Karma as his go to synth. I don't know if that helps.

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That was during the production of "Dance into the light"

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