Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

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Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Post by logix » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:18 am

Just wondering if anyone can tell me if these brassy chords are typical of an SCI Prophet 5 or could it be something else?
(Paul Hardcastle "Forest Fire" (1985) --starting at 1m 41s)

I know Paul Hardcastle used the Prophet 5 a lot back in the days, but also had Roland synths (Jupiter 8 I believe, among others). I can obviously hear a TR-808 for the drums and I'm guessing a Prophet 5 or Minimoog for bass, a Prophet 5 for the lead, an Emulator II for the voice and possibly a DX-7 in there as well for marimba type sounds.

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Re: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:05 am

Whatever it is, it will be overpriced anyway these days.

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Re: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Post by desmond » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:52 pm

My guess would be the JP8 for those chordal things.

The JP8 really was PH's favourite synth back then and he got a *lot* of mileage out of it in those days.

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Re: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Post by Kenneth » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:54 pm

I have no idea what synth was used for the brass sound, but this is a slick song! Gonna go listen to some Hardcastle now. Thanks!
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Re: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Post by Music Bird » Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:22 pm

The brass in my opinion sounds like some kind of Roland synth. Jupiter most likely. And I know that synth is a Prophet 5 for the oscillator sync lead (I think it is a modified Sync II patch).
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