Best synth basslines of all time?

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by desmond » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:49 pm

gcoudert wrote:The Cars - Drive (I think it's a synth - simple but effective)
Howard Jones - What is love (DX7?)
Both of those are the same sound - *the* classic DX7 bass sound that got used on *everything* in the mid-80s...

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Swayze » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:15 am

Alex E wrote:
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I think P-Thugg's using a Pro-One on this number, correct me if I'm wrong.
Juno-106 actually. :)
On the bass? Damn, I better get my ears checked. :lol:

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by mute » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:00 am

ok..gave it a few pages,.. can't believe no one has mentioned this:



also, a cool knick of it by tricky:

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by mute » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:22 am

Purveyor wrote: Nitzer Ebb - too many to choose from
yes..., but let's.


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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by gcoudert » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:54 am

desmond wrote:
gcoudert wrote:The Cars - Drive (I think it's a synth - simple but effective)
Howard Jones - What is love (DX7?)
Both of those are the same sound - *the* classic DX7 bass sound that got used on *everything* in the mid-80s...
Not sure tha Cars used a DX but I could be wrong. After all, they had a Synclavier. I haven't heard those songs in ages.
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Micke » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 pm

gcoudert wrote:
desmond wrote:
gcoudert wrote:The Cars - Drive (I think it's a synth - simple but effective)
Howard Jones - What is love (DX7?)
Both of those are the same sound - *the* classic DX7 bass sound that got used on *everything* in the mid-80s...
Not sure tha Cars used a DX but I could be wrong. After all, they had a Synclavier. I haven't heard those songs in ages.

It seems they did use a DX-7 on that album.
Gear used on the Heartbeat City album...

Both Greg and Ric used the Fairlight CMI extensively on Heartbeat City, but also used the Roland Jupiter B and Vocoder, the Memorymoog, the Yamaha DX7 and DX9, the Mini-Korg, a Prophet 5 and a PPG Wave synthesizer.


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As far as I know they didn't have a Synclavier until the "Heartbeat City" tour in 1984.
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by recordingpianoman » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:09 pm

Malcolm and Robert in excelcis:


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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by gcoudert » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:06 pm

Micke wrote:It seems they did use a DX-7 on that album.
I stand corrected! :D

I will add Steve Winwood's "Higher love" to my list. Another DX7 bass line, I believe.
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by corndogssg » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:51 pm

STEVIE WONDER SUPERSTITION!!!



LIVE ON SESAME STREET TOO LOL.

have no clue what 2 synths he is playing on but that man can make a synth riff like no one else!!! :2cool:

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Z » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:00 pm

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have no clue what 2 synths he is playing on but that man can make a synth riff like no one else!!! :2cool:
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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by bluedad » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:12 pm

I dig Madonna's Like a Virgin
and also Michael Jackson's Billy Jean

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by Low Life » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:19 pm

I love most basslines, but it's always the simple repetitive ones that dig into my brain and keep me awake at night.



And of course I'd never forgive myself for skipping this, it's pretty much birth of a genre :)


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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by shaft9000 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:44 pm



2600.solus.modcan a.eurorack.cs60.JP8.Juno6.A6.sunsyn.volcakeys.jd990.tb303.x0xb0x.revolution.
999.m1am1.RY30.svc350.memotron

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Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Post by mute » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:19 pm

And of course I'd never forgive myself for skipping this, it's pretty much birth of a genre :)
low life, check it -


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