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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by tim gueguen » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:56 pm

This was the tune were many folks first heard that sound.


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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:06 am

of course Art of Noise "close to the edit" and Yes "owner of a Lonely Heart" were both Trevor Horn productions using the same sampler, drum machine and sequencer.
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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by synthroom » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:32 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:using the same sampler, drum machine and sequencer.
That sampler, drum machine and sequencer were all a Series II Fairlight CMI. And they all favoured the ORCH5 Fairlight sample,

Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran has said that for "A View to a Kill" he found his brass hit sound on an undisclosed record, and it's not from the Fairlight library.
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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:14 pm

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calaverasgrande wrote:using the same sampler, drum machine and sequencer.
That sampler, drum machine and sequencer were all a Series II Fairlight CMI. And they all favoured the ORCH5 Fairlight sample,

Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran has said that for "A View to a Kill" he found his brass hit sound on an undisclosed record, and it's not from the Fairlight library.
It's a bit more complicated than that (speaking of Trevor Horn's stuff, not NJS or Duran Duran).
There was a great interview with Trevor Horn in Tape Op. But I can't find a link to the article where he talks about the Fairlight, 808, Minimoog etc. Oh wait, here is an almost identical SOS interview.
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar05/a ... orhorn.htm
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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by synthroom » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:50 pm

The classic Art of Noise drum kit was created when Yes were in Horn's studio working on 90125 and Gary Langan and JJ Jekzalik hired Yes' drummer Alan White to sample him playing so they could get some drum samples.

That is a great article. Although it seems Trevor is having it a bit of both ways, saying the drums are both Fairlight samples of Alan White and Linn Drum synced to the Page R Fairlight sequences. .
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Re: What's the origin of that brassy hit sound, from new jac

Post by Micke » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:08 pm

The Fairlight CMI was not the only sampler used on that album, there's some Synclavier II in there as well. UK studio session synthesist
Dave Lawson told me a while ago that the guitar riff on "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" (the riff that comes in after the brass hit) was sampled
from a guitar owned by a carpenter who was doing some work in his studio. Trevor Horn stated that, "It makes a change to hear something
with some top on it"
when he heard Dave's mono sampled guitar - mind you it was sampled at 100 Hz.
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