Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Syn303 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:53 pm

knolan wrote:Choral sound in the earlier parts of the Hyperborea piece itself (I read an article on that).
Not a VP-330. Was never used in Hyperborea. Try an Emulator I. TD also used a NED Synclavier on the album.
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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by knolan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:52 pm

I read a TD article indicating it was VP330. I also own both the Mark 1 & 2 VP330s. I assure you - it's VP330!

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:57 pm

There´s also a VP-330 on one of the tracks of the "Exit" album. Layered with some choir-like sound from the PPG Wave 2, it can sound even more stunning.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Syn303 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:57 pm

knolan wrote:I read a TD article indicating it was VP330. I also own both the Mark 1 & 2 VP330s. I assure you - it's VP330!
you already knew the answer then ?

hmm hmm [in william hartnell voice]

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by madtheory » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:38 am

1. He didn't start the thread.
2. The thread was not about the vocal sound.
3. Put away the Hartnell voice, now is not the time.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by hageir » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:54 pm

antilles wrote:And when they switched to digital synths, their music just sounded flat and uninspired.
Digital synths.
The future of synthesis (along with analog), mostly Vector and FM, totally unexplored regions of synthesis.
A hyped over-statement. It's like not realising that Kraftwerk are still advancing, yes man, they were advanced in the late 70s, but DAMN where are they now? Somewhere in the future. Same with Tangerine Dream, those guys didn't stop at some point and became "flat and uninspired", sure their music changed but that's progress…

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by plikestechno » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:00 am

I'm good with everything from Zeit to Optical Race and some of the soundtracks. Not about the stuff before or after.
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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Tokyo Tapes » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:08 am

Well, lotsa DX7 on optical race, i remember an article( or lengthy forum post?) saying the dx7 was responsible for ''thinning'' production values in the mid 80's. I don't like Optical Race, altough i love the DX7. But anyways, what happened to TD, well... IMO they lost their edge, common thing for bands who have been around for a long, and it wasn't because of the digital synths. Last thing i really liked from them was the Risky Business soundtrack, altough they have done a pretty good job on the new GTA V.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by cornutt » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:52 pm

I semi disagree with hagier; I think a lot of their later music was indeed flat and uninspiring. However, I don't think that had anything to do with digital synths per se. I think it had a lot more to do with the fact that TD always depended on the synergism between Froese and Franke, and once the two of them no longer saw eye to eye on what their goal was, the synergism was gone. I actually liked Pacific Coast Highway and I still play it occasionally, but Franke moved away from that. And what Froese seems to be focused on these days is more akin to planetarium laser shows: it's fun and stimulating, but the music is mostly there to complement the visuals, rather than as an object to itself.
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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Cybercardinal » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:10 pm

A lot of my musical hero's turned c**p in the mid-80's. Tangerine Dream, Jean Michell Jarre, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Yello etc.

It was hard times. Suddenly we had to listen to Lionel Richie and Rick Ashley :lol:

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Mooger5 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:12 pm

They get older, like everyone else...
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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Cybercardinal » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:35 am

I really like this picture.

Anybody know what tracks/albums they used the Roland JX-3P on? (it's above the Memorymoog)

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:24 pm

If I´m not mistaken, the JX3P was used quite a bit on the "Flashpoint" OST album. At least there are some sounds which sound suspiciously like the JX.

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Re: Tangerine Dream, Late 1981.

Post by Cybercardinal » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:58 am

Thank you Stephen. Will take a careful listen to that album.

Do you happen to know where they used the Memorymoog as well?

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