Best synth basslines of all time?

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by StepLogik » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:59 pm

Madonna - Like a Virgin (supposedly Prophet-5?)

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Tangerine Dream -- Rubycon Pt. 1
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Z » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:24 pm

StepLogik wrote:Madonna - Like a Virgin (supposedly Prophet-5?)
Probably. Paul Hardcastle used P5 for synth bass on "19", "Rain Forest" and "King Tut"

I always dug the Moog Source bass combined with the Roland strings (VP-330?) and Simmons SDSV on Dolby's "One of our Submarines"
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Micke » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:44 pm

thefonz003 wrote:
"Gemini Dream" by The Moody Blues---I'm curious about what instrument played this. I think it sounds similar to "Kelly" so I wouldn't be surprised if it too were a Source. It's a killer song all around, though. One hook after another.
Not sure but I'm guessing either Minimoog or Roland SH-09/2 on that bass. The main poly-synth is the 2-manual Oberheim 8-voice.
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin---Please don't shoot me. I believe it was a DX7, but that bassline (AutoCorrect, leave me alone, I don't mean baseline!) was so sweet that it didn't really matter what 'board played it.
Arthur Barrow played the keys on that song and he did indeed use a DX-7 for the bass.
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by synthroom » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:19 pm

I'll second Cars and Blue Monday and nominate:

Autobahn - Kraftwerk

Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by chimney chop » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Gesaffelstein Pursuit



NIN Closer




this is one of this bands worst songs (musically/lyrically) but the bass in the chorus is just terrific....

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by chimney chop » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:08 pm

StepLogik wrote:Madonna - Like a Virgin (supposedly Prophet-5?)
testify!

great track
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by recordingpianoman » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:10 pm

Definitely love all the '80s synth-pop references, and of course Stevie Wonder, but I just can't help voting for Pedro with this one:


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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by desmond » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:54 pm

Love West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys - that bass sounds is dripping with fatness!

Also, anything by David Gamson (Scritti Politti) for the trademark Minimoog + DX7 bass combination and funky playing...

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Purveyor » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:58 pm

These come to mind...

Nena - 99 Luftballoons
Human League - Fascination
Nitzer Ebb - too many to choose from

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:23 pm

"Nitzer Ebb - Warsaw" is amazing

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by stephen » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:30 pm

JMJ - Equinoxe VII. Yeah, the first bit.
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Vxster » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:15 pm

[youtube][/youtube]

Not the best but I like it. :D

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by ninja6485 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:51 pm

There are SO many great basslines to choose from... These are 5 that I particularly like. Some kick a*s songs btw, too! :D :D :D
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- might be an actual bass, most likely actual bass layered with some synth bass



This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Tidda » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:58 am

Wonderful Christmas time - Wings

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