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Vangelis synthvideo

Post by philip » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:04 pm



let us name all the units he's got
I see>

CS80
VP330
System 100

what else?

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by nathanscribe » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:00 pm

I don't know, I couldn't see through my tears.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by Micke » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:41 pm

Okay, let's see....

Yamaha CS-40M
Roland Promars (below CS-40M)
Prophet 5 rev 2
Roland SH-3A (below P5)
Roland Jupiter 4 (below VP-330).

Korg KR-55 (on top of the CS-80)
Roland CSQ-100 sequencer (on top of the CS-40M)

Furthermore, in the background against the wall we can see a Minimoog, SH-2000 and an ARP 2500 (Raphael Preston's synth).

Btw, this footage is from may 1981, not 1982 as stated in the comments.

EDIT: it's a SH-1000 in the background (underneath the minimoog), not SH-2000. The "oboe" sound in the second video below
seems to come from this synth.
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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by Z » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 pm

GODDAM! The CS-80 is such an amazing performance synth!

I also spy a Korg KR55 next to the System 100 synth & sequencer and what looks like a Jupiter 4 underneath the VP-330.

There's a Prophet 5 and MiniMoog not being used.

I can't tell what is to his right. I'm assuming a CP-80 with a monosynth on top. My ? is what's that white 1' x 1' thing with sliders? I'm guessing a mixer.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by spock » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:37 am

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Z wrote:what's that white 1' x 1' thing with sliders? I'm guessing a mixer.
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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by bhrama » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:45 am

Thanks for sharing! I was so close to getting a CS60 (closest I'll ever come to a CS80) it was a dream that has eluded me...this doesn't ease the pain in anyway. :cryin: Nonetheless, amazing stuff! Random Improv, wow.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by Virgule » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:05 am

Vangelis is dressed the same as with the Neuronium jam video in his studio. Has to have been filmed the same day or time.


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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by madtheory » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:34 am

ARP 2500 there too, obviously. This is typical "doesn't go anywhere" music. It sounds like an intro, promising, but renages on that promise.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by danbroad » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:14 am

Still, he's been a huge success and lived the dream that a great many of us aspire to. Plus, he's been responsible for some of the greatest synth albums of all time, and scored several of the all time top-ten films [Bladerunner, Chariots]. I'm not a diehard fan, though - Bladerunner's a seminal album, but I prefer Antartica and the Jon/Vangelis stuff.
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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by madtheory » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:58 am

Yes, he has a lovely house in Athens. It's the film thing. Like Enya.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by Micke » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:18 pm

Virgule wrote:Vangelis is dressed the same as with the Neuronium jam video in his studio. Has to have been filmed the same day or time.

It was filmed around the same time, in may 1981.
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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by antilles » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Virgule wrote:Vangelis is dressed the same as with the Neuronium jam video in his studio. Has to have been filmed the same day or time.
Or maybe he just really likes that shirt. He's probably got more synths than clothes. :-D

Anayways...Always a pleasure to hear Vangelis stuff. Never heard this session before.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by qube » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:32 am

I think he's fantastic, can listen to him noodling all day long. Those lovely soundscapes he creates off the cuff like that are just sublime.

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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by Cybercardinal » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:51 am

Some more...maybe better?


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Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Post by CS_TBL » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:08 pm

At the same time I think his glory days have gone. He was outstanding in the 70's and 80's and part op the 90's, but the 00's (apart from Mythodea, which was an early 90's composition) were weak in my point of view. He should try to go back to his progrock days and restart from there, skip the orchestral stuff and the new age which is nowadays often based on single-run simple two-hand improv/playing without much of that typical arp/seq Zyklus/Direct technology.
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