Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by DX7Alex » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:24 pm

Paich used the SY99 and Sy77 in the 90's. His keyboard tech John Jessel still uses an SY99 live to trigger samples and do brass section fills.
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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by goom » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:52 am

I'm I dreaming, or do I recall reading that they also used a GS1 or GS2 at some point?

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by iProg » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:39 am

goom wrote:I'm I dreaming, or do I recall reading that they also used a GS1 or GS2 at some point?
They did, the classic marimba sound in "Africa" is the GS-1. Check my list atop the thread.

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by Micke » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:45 pm

The marimba sound in "Africa" is a combination of a real marimba (played by Steve's dad) and GS-1.
The kalimba (aka African thumb piano) is all done with the GS-1, it's six tracks of GS-1 playing different rhythms. The GS-1 also does the high organ.
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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by bigman2005 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:40 pm

Isn't the GS-1 the same as the DX7?

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by bigman2005 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:40 am

In the "Angel Don't Cry" why is David Paich using a Oberheim DSX seq. when he is using Yamaha synths?

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by Micke » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:09 pm

knolan wrote:Roland VP330 - used on Hydra (99)
I believe that's Michael Boddicker singing through his Bode vocoder. Toto's album "Hydra" was apparently recorded in Jan 1979 and I don't think the VP-330 was available that early on (unless Boddicker had access to a pre-production unit).
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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by justin_havu » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:04 am

Have to bump this thread... Toto XIV is just under a couple months away!!



Looks like Steve P. is using a DX-1 on the new album! I also spot some Polyfusion goodness as well.
Can't wait to hear it!
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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by moremagic » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:05 am

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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by gcoudert » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:39 am

Scories wrote:
shaft9000 wrote:thread not valid without this obligatory picture :geek:
I'm pretty sure it must have been a cool lead sound! :D
Yeah, I was gonna say; all of this to produce a single note! :D
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Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:54 pm

bigman2005 wrote:Isn't the GS-1 the same as the DX7?
If that were true, I'd be owning four DX-7.

At the time Toto were using these instruments, they were not "vintage" -- they were all that was available.

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