Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

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Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by Vxster » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:02 pm

Yes, I know it has been done to death over the years but hey...we are seemingly winning the battle against the spammers, bit by bit so I thought why not.

For example, for me the Yamaha GX1 on Fanfare for the common man by ELP.

Just for fun...which piece of music best exemplifies a certain synth. :?:

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by gcoudert » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:07 pm

The Synclavier on almost every intro on Michael Jackson's 'Bad'.
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by ItsMeOnly » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:12 pm

Pet Shop Boys' Actually is the CMI series III done (used) right...
Also Jean Michel Jarre is notorious for "dedicating" his albums to certain synths: Rendez-Vous showcases Synthex, Revolutions and Waiting for Cousteau - D-50, and Chronologie for 01/W

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by ninja6485 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:02 pm

One of my favorite examples of the sh101 is shamanic tribes on Acid song called chilled out on a mountain. Also from Jake Stephenson, the Alien Mutation song Water sounds like a great example of some D50 plucky-ness. I'm not sure if that sound is d5, but it at least reminds me of the D50 (and makes me want to play mine)!
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by desmond » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:52 pm

The Casio Vl-Tone solo track on Human League's classic album "Dare"?

Or you you think Trio's "Da Da Da" edges it..?

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by cornutt » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:06 pm

A few string synths:

Jarre's Eminent all over Oxygene
Richard Wright's Logan on Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".
Joy Division (Bernard Sumner?)'s ARP Omni on "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by cornutt » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:07 pm

A canonical one: Edgar Winter's ARP 2600 on "Frankenstein".
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by desmond » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:13 pm

Enya's Orinoco Flow for the D-50..?

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by ninja6485 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:51 pm

Oliver lieb's Drumtrax and Jupiter 8 from the first spicelab album. Also of course the 909 that's all over the album.
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by gcoudert » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:24 pm

The Prophet 5 on Steve Winwood's 'Valerie' and the rest of the album.

The Yamaha GX1 is all over Abba's 'The Visitors' album from 1981.

The Roland TR808 on Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing'.

The Roland D50 is all over Kim Wilde's 'Close' album.

Fairlight CMI on 'Tous les cris, les SOS' by the late French singer Daniel Balavoine (well worth a listen if you don't know the song, which you probably don't!)
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by Psy_Free » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:22 pm

TB-303 on Phuture's "Acid Tracks".
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by cornutt » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:21 pm

David Hentschel on the ARP 2500 on Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend".
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by cornutt » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:23 pm

Alan Clark's DX7 on Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing".
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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by synthRodriguez » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:39 pm

cornutt wrote:David Hentschel on the ARP 2500 on Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend".
This.
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I suppose Van Halen's Jump and the OB-Xa is too easy...

Eddie Jobson's use of the CS-80 the the Alaska track is pretty iconic to synth nerds.

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Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Post by ItsMeOnly » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:47 pm

cornutt wrote:Alan Clark's DX7 on Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing".
Or Guy Fletcher's DX1

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