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Need help Identifying the Source of this Synth Sound

Post by camrox22 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:47 pm

Most likely a MiniMoog. Like you wrote, it's a pretty common sound.

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Need help Identifying this Synth Sound...

Post by camrox22 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Can someone please tell me what synth this sound comes from? It's the lead sound used on the synth solo that begins at about 2:04. It sounds very familiar, as I've heard it used in many 70s Jazz Fusion records. But I'm more of a software guy and my knowledge of hardware vintage synths is quite limited. But I would love to know what synth this sound is from, as I'm working on some Fusiony stuff lately.

Heres the link to hear the track. Listen to the synth solo that comes in at 2:04. It should be fairly easy for someone well versed in vtage synths. It sounds like a pretty common sound. Please help me. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

As a bonus, would anyone be able to provide any info on how I may go about emulating this sound using vst? or is there a vst emulation of that particular synth available for purchase?

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Re: Need help Identifying the Source of this Synth Sound

Post by camrox22 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:23 pm

Thanks so much. yeah, I'm so bad with identifying these things haha. I really appreciate your help, though! Thank you

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Re: Need help Identifying this Synth Sound...

Post by V301H » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:38 am

Since this is Larry Dunn it is most likely a Minimoog. In the 70's among other keyboards he also used ARP Odyssey and 2600 as well as Oberheim 8-voice Synths. His signature solo instrument was usually the Mini.
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Re: Need help Identifying this Synth Sound...

Post by Dano » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 am

I think you could get that sound with MinimogueVA:

http://glenstegner.com/softsynths.html

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Re: Need help Identifying this Synth Sound...

Post by LWG » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:49 am

Hello,

Yeah, thats Larry Dunn on Minimoog. If you use a commercial vst, I would probably recommend GForce Minimonsta.
Sounds like a basic saw wave lead with an offset filter envelope attack.
One of my favorite fusion bands from that time.
In addition to Larry Dunn's synth work with them, Caldera's keyboardist, Eduardo del Barrio was also pretty
good on Minimoog:

Caldera - "To Capture The Moon" (1979)



Regards,

-L

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Re: Need help Identifying this Synth Sound...

Post by Micke » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Yep, that's the minimoog alright. Larry used a lot of different synths throughout the '70s and early '80s, such as
the Minimoog (his first synth back in '72), ARP 2600, Odyssey, Pro soloist, ARP string ensemble, EMS synthi (x2),
Steiner Parker synthacon & synthasystem, Polymoog, Oberheim 8-voice, Yamaha CS-60, Prophet 5, OB-X, OB-1,
Moog source and others.
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