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Some songs with a DX7 "print"

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:00 pm
by JeEA
Hi

Here is a link to great music that used DX7.

http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/yamaha_dx7/dx7_examples.html

Cheers

Re: Some songs with a DX7 "print"

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:56 pm
by Psy_Free
Do 'great music' & DX7 belong in the same sentence ? ;)

(Just kidding FM lovers).

Re: Some songs with a DX7 "print"

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:27 pm
by thefonz003
JeEA wrote:Hi

Here is a link to great music that used DX7.

http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/yamaha_dx7/dx7_examples.html

Cheers
They all used DX7 but not all of them are so DX7-ish as to have the "print." When I think of songs with obvious DX7 usage, I think of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" and A-ha's "Take On Me," both of which have prototypical FM basslines (although perhaps combined with something else and definitely thickened and reverbed in the former).

Re: Some songs with a DX7 "print"

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:35 pm
by thefonz003
Also, incidentally, as notable and iconic and obvious (when played alone) as the DXano sound is, it's oftentimes either buried deep in a mix or combined with other piano sounds (e.g., with an acoustic piano for "L.A. Piano" sound). In one of the songs mentioned on that page, for instance (Chicago's "Hard Habit to Break"), it's heard playing a couple chords in the beginning and periodically resurfaces in the chorus, but you wouldn't automatically think "Oh, DXano!" I guess that puts paid to the notion that it always stuck out like a sore thumb in a mix.

If you want to hear a super-duper-DX-ish song, check out Brian Wilson's (officially unreleased, I believe) "Heavenly Bodies." DXano all over that thing, as well as some synth bass (possibly also FM-based), a sample-based drum machine, and some (presumably real) saxophone: