West End Girl Emulator II sound?

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West End Girl Emulator II sound?

Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:53 pm

Hello all

Reposting this, as I got some responses was never able to read and my account got trashed too (seemed to be some weird MB crash last night)

So.... Have an Emu II+ and am dying to get the PSB "West End Girls" string sound disc.

You can hear it here, live by PSB:


Also, on Emu II in New Order kick-a*s "True Faith":


Almost positive this is a Emu bank (vs. Northstar, etc.)
Here is the disk list of sounds:
http://www.emulatorarchive.com/assets/P ... kettes.pdf

Perhaps its the stacked strings or marcatto strings (though not sure what marcatto means). Anybody have a disk to copy I can purchase from them? Wonder if Emu still sells them (as Northstar still does).

Finally....side note, very cool to hear/sea the PSB Bobby-O version of West End on Youtube also:



THANKS SO MUCH! Looks like a great forum, excited to get more involved here.

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Post by Tardis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:20 pm

I bought some discs from Northstar a while back to test my EII.
Unfortunately my EII doesn't work :( I got one of his discs patch # 460 called Symphony Strings.
I don't know how it sounds seeing that my EII's floppy drive is junk, but it might sound like the Pet Shop Boys strings patch.
Hopefully Scott (BlueMonster) will find me a floppy drive soon!!!
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Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:22 pm

Bummer! Good luck!

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Post by Tardis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:26 pm

obeygiorgio wrote:Bummer! Good luck!
Luck? I don't need luck, I just need a floppy drive :lol:
I have Emulator II #53 off the line... I call it Herbie :)
I wish Herbie would fix itself already :lol: !!!
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Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:51 pm

haha....

Also, I have an old quadra mac Sound Designer v.1 I hope to get talking to my Emu 2 someday too... No luck though, connect it all together and just doesnt work.

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Post by Tardis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:57 pm

Hmm, what serial # is your EII? EII's up to serial #460 made between 1984-85 used a RS 232 interface which needs to be upgraded to a RS422 to work with certain applications. My EII still has the RS232. Check out the Emulator Archives Page. There's a lot of good info there on Emulators...
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Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:51 pm

My Emu2+ is later serial number and has the last edition firm/software so that doesn't seem to be the issue. A few IC's inside are mysteriously not there though, but that doesn't effect the think from working any other way.

But anyway, would love to find any leads to that Emu2 sounds if anyone has it. THANKS!

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Post by hfinn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:26 pm

I remember mentioning to you when you got this that the missing IC's are normal. Mine is missing two or three as well. ;)

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Post by Tardis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:27 pm

hfinn also mentioned that to me when I got my EII...
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Post by hfinn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:36 pm

ohh, it was you I mentioned it to. Sorry!

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Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:53 pm

any ideas what disk this is Heath?

Thnx

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Post by hfinn » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:58 pm

obeygiorgio wrote:any ideas what disk this is Heath?

Thnx
I really do think its a string sound from the marcato strings disc. I have it and got it to sound really close.

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Post by obeygiorgio » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:31 pm

cool... wonderful polymoog examples btw.

Whats the best way to get my hands on this disk?

Thanks!

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Post by hfinn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:44 am

Well, I was lucky and got it with my EII+. Are you in the US? I could maybe send you one when I get a chance..

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Post by Gothboy » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:17 pm

Guys, I thought I'd butt in here....maybe you can help me out as I'm looking for the same sample only as either a .wav or .aiff. Not looking for EIII disks as I don't have one. :) You can view my thread here: http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21792. Great video of the BobbyO version, btw.....I've never seen Chris Dance like that.....I don't think he's moved like that since 1986. :lol:

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