Favorite use of the Synclavier?

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:38 pm

That's right -- this was the reason why the release of the 1983 "Techno Pop" album was postponed several times although the release had already been scheduled by EMI Electrola.

You might as well say "The Mix" was *their* Synclavier album as the entire album had been created using the Synclavier (which also was their main controller rig during the 1991 and 1993 tours - and crashed gloriously during their 1991 Düsseldorf show).

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Syn303 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:09 pm

the only things that broke down when i seen Kraftwerk in 1991 was their Robots.

Ralf should rehire Karl Bartos, then perhaps we might get a bit more of a decent melody again.
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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Micke » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:34 pm

Here's another favorite of mine with heavy use of Synclavier:



The orchestral/strings swells are huge sounding!

The string sounds were producer Mike Thorne's own FM creation. Their first appearance was on the soundtrack of Memoirs Of a Survivor (1981):
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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Micke » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:43 pm

"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by desmond » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:19 pm

visceralvoids wrote:^^^^
Hey what sounds are coming from the Synclavier on that song? That was always one of my favorites by Depeche Mode.
I didn't think there was any Synclavier on Construction Time Again. I think of that as more a Emulator kind of thing...

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by desmond » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:21 pm

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:No "X-Files" by Mark Snow yet?
I think he used the Synclavier more as a compositional tool than for it's sounds, although I guess he probably did. There's certainly a huge dollop of Wavestation across the series'. Maybe the strings and other instrumental parts were Synclavier stuff, perhaps...

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by gcoudert » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:34 pm

desmond wrote:
visceralvoids wrote:^^^^
Hey what sounds are coming from the Synclavier on that song? That was always one of my favorites by Depeche Mode.
I didn't think there was any Synclavier on Construction Time Again. I think of that as more a Emulator kind of thing...
They definitely used one on the 'Some Great Reward' album.
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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by visceralvoids » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:35 pm

desmond wrote:I didn't think there was any Synclavier on Construction Time Again. I think of that as more a Emulator kind of thing...
A little bit of research on my part uncovered the following:
Robert Henke's page
Robert Henke wrote:The Synclavier was excessively used by Depeche Mode for the albums "Some Great Reward" and "Construction Time Again". It created all these lovely metallic sounds.
The Synclavier was also used for playing the samples on "People are People":
Sound on Sound article
Very interesting as I always thought it was Alan Wilder and his Emulator II.

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:34 pm

desmond wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:No "X-Files" by Mark Snow yet?
I think he used the Synclavier more as a compositional tool than for it's sounds, although I guess he probably did. There's certainly a huge dollop of Wavestation across the series'. Maybe the strings and other instrumental parts were Synclavier stuff, perhaps...
Not to forget what looks like racks and stacks of Emu Proteus.

Oh, Harold Faltermeyer springs to mind. Lots of Synclavier stuff used in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His entire studio in Bavaria was basically centered around the Big Synclavier (i. e. 9600 and DTD).

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by Cybercardinal » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:40 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote: Tangerine Dream's "Exit" album.
I wonder how much? Only mentioned used in the first track a little here:

http://www.modulator-esp.co.uk/document ... ndM_01.htm



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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by vcs3 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:57 pm

Cybercardinal wrote: Here is the SII. Any sensible person should watch this show from start to finish.

100% agree!

check also this, a synclavier and a vocoder:

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by ItsMeOnly » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:06 pm

vcs3 wrote:check also this, a synclavier and a vocoder:
Incorrect, there was no Synclav in O Superman - afaik Farfisa Syntorchestra (or Soundmaker) was used.

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by alex_mauer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:38 pm

visceralvoids wrote:^^^^
Hey what sounds are coming from the Synclavier on that song?
I believe almost every sound on Construction Time Again is Synclavier... from the sampling to the FM... obvious exceptions are anything that sounds like the usual subtractive analogs...They also had a PPG Wave 2.0 which they used extensively on A Broken Frame but I don't hear it in their stuff again until Black Celebration. Some Great Reward also has a ton of Synclav FM.

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by forcedopinion » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:48 pm

I believe the Michael Rother Süssherz Und Tiefenschärfe LP is all synclavier aside from the guitar. There's even one on the cover!

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Re: Favorite use of the Synclavier?

Post by AnalogKid » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:07 pm

This Genesis song too (Synclavier starts at 0:09 in this clip):


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