The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

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The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by bigman2005 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:26 am

What is the calliope-like synth that is being used on "Come Dancing" by The Kinks. I'm leaning towards the CS-80, but I'm not sure.

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Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by tim gueguen » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:36 am

Could be an organ of some sort.
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Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by supermel74 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:34 am

There's a Kawai in the video. Can't tell what model it is though. Probably an organ.

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Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by V301H » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:58 pm

Kinks keyboardist Ian Gibbons was a Korg endorser in 1983. My guess is he used a Korg Trident on this song. The Trident has the capability of layering it's Synth, Brass, and String sections. You can hear a sound similar to "Come Dancing" at the beginning of this Trident demo:

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Post by rodgre » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:11 am

I don't know what WAS used, but I can nail the sound with the organ section of my Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings. I vote any analog synth with a simple organ sound that doesn't actually sound like a real organ! Haha!

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Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by Chris Braun » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:09 am

I can't be the only one who notices as the Kink's song "Come Dancing" progresses, the organ music (for lack of a better word?) becomes "sweeter". Just before it ends, right around the scene with the old ladies on the dance floor with the mops, the organ music is at its best. Does anyone know how this was accomplished? (Which organ settings were being tweaked (or "ramped up")?

Perhaps a weak analogy but only once in my life did I experience the taste of Perfect Bourbon Chicken (at a Food Court in a Mall who-knows where)? Tasted EXACTLY like I always thought it should!! Well, that last bit of organ music does to my ears what that Bourbon Chicken did to my mouth!!

If anyone knows which settings were used on which organ (ideally each succession up to that point, but most ideally those very last organ settings) I'd greatly appreciate it and be forever indebted and that sort of thing!!

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Post by cornutt » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 pm

There's something underneath there that kind of sounds like a steel drum. I always wondered if they layered an Optigan on top of it. It kind of has that cheesy sound.
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Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

Post by StrangeMonstersMo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 am

Just happened to see this just now. Of course the Kinks laid hands on a CS.

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