Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

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Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by Music Bird » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:21 pm

What are the synths used in
Cameo: Word Up- "Cheezy Organ" type of sound, clavinet, string pad, and other synth sounds. From 1986.
Shalamar: I Can Make You Feel Good- "cat meow" polysynth, bass. From 1982.
"D" Train: You're the One for Me: Guitar like synth lead with modulated vibrato. 1981.
Colonel Abrams: Trapped: polysynth stabs. 1985.
Fatback Band: I Found Lovin': Monophonic quack synth, "cat meow" polysynth, bass synth. 1983.
Change: Change of Heart: all synth parts. 1984.
Loose Ends: Hangin' on a String: all synth parts. 1985.
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I would really want to find out because I listened to these songs recently.
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Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by desmond » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:22 pm

Funk stuff used a lot of Oberheims, eg OBX, OB8, Minigoogs.

The stuff from 84 onwards usually was lots of DX7.

But literally anything from that era was being used.

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Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by Micke » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:41 pm

Music Bird wrote:What are the synths used in

Colonel Abrams: Trapped: polysynth stabs. 1985.
According to the producer Richard James Burgess, the song was done on a Roland Juno-106, DX-7 and a Linndrum.
I don't have any specific details except that the 106 does the bass. Anyway, the pads & stabs are probably 106 layered
with the DX-7.
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Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by recordbot » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:08 am

Hubert Eaves III used the prophet 5 on those D Train songs

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Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by analogsynthmuseum » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:07 pm

Essentialy the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 , look at this video, you will understand all :


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Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

Post by ApolloBoy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:01 am

analogsynthmuseum wrote:Essentialy the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 , look at this video, you will understand all
Understand what exactly?
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