"The Beautiful Ones"

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"The Beautiful Ones"

Post by MrFrodo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:09 am

Ever since I was seventeen and got my own copy of the Prince soundtrack Purple Rain, Ive been fascinated at how he got some of the porta sounds on "The Beautiful Ones." (I'm assuming he got them from his Oberheim model(s).) Does anybody have any helpful tips as to his patch settings for that song? Could a semblance be created using a Roland PG-800? I know; the Jx synths aren't like Oberheim OB's, but I bet one could come up with a similar sound.

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by Pro5 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:42 pm

why would you 'need' a pg-800 to do it on an 8P (if even possible), you can fully edit the synth from software, generic box, or the synth itself, there's no magic sound by plugging in the '800.

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by MrFrodo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Maybe not, but the 800 makes it simple and immediate.
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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by pognoot » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 pm

That's the Oherheim OB-8 making those portamento string sounds sliding down from nowhere. It's a function within the Page-2 feature set. Pretty sure Prince had to multi-track it to get all the parts down, but regardless, you're hearing the OB-8 in all its glory.

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by MrFrodo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:43 pm

Living under my rock (in New York), I don't know if there's a softsynth emulation of the Ob series. Is there one?
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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by pognoot » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:10 pm

No there currently isn't, but you can make that sound in any softsynth. It's just sawtooths detuned with LFO pitch mod. Have the the OSC frequency track an assignable EG that triggers with key-on

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by depulse » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:33 pm

Type Oberheim VST into Google and magically there are answers coming....


http://www.sonicprojects.ch/obx/description.html


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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by THEODICY » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:26 am

pognoot wrote:That's the Oherheim OB-8 making those portamento string sounds sliding down from nowhere. It's a function within the Page-2 feature set. Pretty sure Prince had to multi-track it to get all the parts down, but regardless, you're hearing the OB-8 in all its glory.

I thought he was using the OB-x on that album, at least he was in the movie. I love that song, my personal favorite from that album.

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by MrFrodo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:35 am

If it was the OB-Xa, it's hard to distinguish from the 8.
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Prince cover _ by The Makina Project of "The Beautiful Ones

Post by makina » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:24 am



Here is a cover by the Makina Project of Prince's classic BEAUTIFUL ONES.

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by seamonkey » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:58 pm

depulse wrote:Type Oberheim VST into Google and magically there are answers coming....


http://www.sonicprojects.ch/obx/description.html


Sonic Projects OP-X, as close as you can get without having the real stuff
I agree, the OP-X Pro is excellent.
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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:01 am

Pro-tip: Have a look at the post date before hitting reply. ;)

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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by seamonkey » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:24 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Pro-tip: Have a look at the post date before hitting reply. ;)
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Re: "The Beautiful Ones"

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:08 pm

MrFrodo wrote:Living under my rock (in New York)
Didn't know that was possible. Always figured you're forced to assimilate there or you don't survive.

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