Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Discussions about anything analog, digital, MIDI, synth technology, techniques, theories and more.
User avatar
VCO8
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:59 am
Location: US

Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by VCO8 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:28 am

I was just curious and wanted to see your opinion of one of my favorite synths.

Some of my favorites:




100% Synclavier



User avatar
Psy_Free
Supporting Member!
Supporting Member!
Posts: 818
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:36 pm
Gear: Synths 'n' stuff.
Band: Klangzeit
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Psy_Free » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:15 am





"Any noise is good. For what is a different matter"
Bandcamp 1
Bandcamp 2
Soundcloud


User avatar
sneakthief
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:43 am
Location: Berlin
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by sneakthief » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:19 pm

What's the big polysynth at 2:25 in Lipson's studio?
sneak-thief: raw electrofunk!
http://sneak-thief.com

User avatar
desmond
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 710
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:32 pm
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by desmond » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:43 pm

sneakthief wrote:What's the big polysynth at 2:25 in Lipson's studio?
Oberheim Matrix 12

User avatar
meatballfulton
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5834
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:29 pm
Gear: Logic Pro X

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:14 pm

I really liked the Francesco Zappa album.

25 years later, still trying to figure out how much of a goof it is. On one hand, the liner notes claim these were real scores by an obscure Italian composer found in the music library at some university and Uncle Frank then recorded them. But the liner notes also make reference to the "steam powered cassette player" and other stuff that left me wondering how much is true and how much BS.

Regardless, a fantastic album.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

User avatar
Cybercardinal
Supporting Member!
Supporting Member!
Posts: 482
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:16 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Cybercardinal » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:47 pm


User avatar
Micke
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
Posts: 2329
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:50 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Micke » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:33 pm

I like the gorgeous sounding Synclavier (FM) strings on this soundtrack by Trevor Jones:




Dave Lawson (who played the synths on the score) told me that he recorded the string parts one track at a time
to give a more convincing sound. The earth-shaking bass drone heard throughout is a Prophet 5 rev 2
using a patch they called "Feathery Bourdon" doubled with a Synclavier sub-sine wave.. Trevor Jones liked that sound
so much that he used it on several scores eg Runaway Train, Labyrinth and Mississippi Burning.
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

gcoudert
Expert Member
Expert Member
Posts: 1198
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:24 pm
Real name: Gilles
Gear: Roland Fantom X7 with Ultimate Keys expansion, Yamaha TX802, Roland JP-8080, Tascam DP-24SD.
Location: SE England

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by gcoudert » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:39 pm

Tony Banks w/ Genesis.
Sting's 'Dream of the Blue Turtles'
GC

User avatar
desmond
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 710
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:32 pm
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by desmond » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:44 pm

All over Scritti Politti's Provision album, superb production:


User avatar
alex_mauer
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:57 pm
Real name: alex
Gear: TX-802
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by alex_mauer » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:54 am


User avatar
visceralvoids
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 142
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 6:10 am
Gear: Access Virus TI - Roland JD990 - Sequential Drumtraks - Novation 61SLmkII
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by visceralvoids » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:51 am

^^^^
Hey what sounds are coming from the Synclavier on that song? That was always one of my favorites by Depeche Mode. Someone mentioned Banks from Genesis before; there are all kinds of great Synclavier parts on the 1983 album, "Second Home By The Sea" comes to mind (great lead tone) and "Silver Rainbow" has some trippy digital synth stuff happening on it. I don't know the tone of a Synclavier that well; very hard for me to pick out on a track. I always assume it's a DX7.

User avatar
ItsMeOnly
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 324
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:01 pm
Gear: Wavestation, K3m, TG77, D-550, S2000, Model D, MODX6;
Out: MOXF6, DeepMind 12
Broken: DX100, 01R/W, U-220
Location: Warszawa, Poland
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by ItsMeOnly » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:05 am


User avatar
ppg_wavecomputer
Expert Member
Expert Member
Posts: 1021
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:37 pm
Gear: more keys than hands (and feet)
Band: ['ramp]
Location: teutoburg forest, eastern westphalia, germany
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:00 pm

No "X-Files" by Mark Snow yet?

I'd nominate Michael Hoenig's "The Blob" OST as well as Tangerine Dream's "Exit" album.

Stephen
"Like the light from distant stars, Stephen Parsick's music has existed for some time, but is only now reaching us on Earth." Chuck van Zyl

https://doombientmusic.bandcamp.com/

https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/

https://stephenparsick.bandcamp.com/

User avatar
Syn303
Expert Member
Expert Member
Posts: 1400
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:46 pm
Gear: Quite a bit...
Band: Syn303
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Syn303 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:39 pm

Wasn't the Synclavier used on Kraftwerk's Electric Cafe album.
| syn303.bandcamp.com | soundcloud.com/syn303 |

Post Reply