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OMD equipment during "Junk Culture" and "Crush" times

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:44 pm
by Benetton93
Hello again, i'm with another "what is synths used" question, this time about "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark". I remember there was couple of questions on this site about their equipment during early times (i think till "Dazzle Ships"), but i also interested, what kind of synths they're used during 1984-1986 period.
All things i know is that they're used Fairlight computer on "Junk Culture", probably with some other stuff that they used before...

Thanks in advance.

Re: OMD equipment during "Junk Culture" and "Crush" times

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:43 pm
by GuyaGuy
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Re: OMD equipment during "Junk Culture" and "Crush" times

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:48 pm
by gcoudert
On 'Junk Culture', they used a Fairlight CMI, a Roland Jupiter 8, a SCI Prophet 5 and an Emulator, mostly. There was also a Korg Micro-Preset and a Roland SH-2 plus a celeste and acoustic piano according to the CD's liner notes.

'Crush', I think, used pretty much the same equipment plus a DX7. Malcolm Holmes can be seen in the video using a Drumulator alongside his drum kit. The album sounds different from its predecessor as Stephen Hague wanted it to sound more like a band playing so there are more guitars and acoustic drums and fewer synth lines. Oh, and Paul Humphreys can be seen miming on a Mellotron, which they may or may not have used on 'Women III'.

Re: OMD equipment during "Junk Culture" and "Crush" times

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:32 pm
by Benetton93
GuyaGuy wrote:[/bbvideo]
Wow... never expected that bass on "Bloc Bloc Bloc" was made on CMI. Quite nice video.
gcoudert wrote:On 'Junk Culture', they used a Fairlight CMI, a Roland Jupiter 8, a SCI Prophet 5 and an Emulator, mostly. There was also a Korg Micro-Preset and a Roland SH-2 plus a celeste and acoustic piano according to the CD's liner notes.

'Crush', I think, used pretty much the same equipment plus a DX7. Malcolm Holmes can be seen in the video using a Drumulator alongside his drum kit. The album sounds different from its predecessor as Stephen Hague wanted it to sound more like a band playing so there are more guitars and acoustic drums and fewer synth lines. Oh, and Paul Humphreys can be seen miming on a Mellotron, which they may or may not have used on 'Women III'.
Thanks for details, quite interesting. ;)