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Vangelis sounds

Post by Brad » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:06 pm

I found a few Vangelis sounds whilst browsing through a JV1080 today, one had 'Greek' in the title or something. Are those on the JV1010 at all?

Does anyone know of any other Vangelis patches on other modules?


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Post by ridethefader » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:18 pm

i would have to say that the jp 8000 had a nice vangelis performance patch. chariots i think it is called. arp bass on the lower octaves string leads on the higher. fun to play with

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Post by hearttimes » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:53 pm

you mean 'greek power?'

yeah, that's in the 1010

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Post by Brad » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:13 am

ah yes, greek power, really good sound
i couldnt find it on the 1010 patch list

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Post by radek tymecki » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:31 am

It's factory preset on JV-2080

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Post by CS_TBL » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:28 pm

There's no such thing as a Vangelis sound, there's only a list of synths he used, which we all either also have, real or virtual.

Let's pick his most profilic era: the 80's

What he mainly used was:
- CS80 (several)
- VP330
- CP70
- Rhodes
- some early samplers
- some drumcomputers
- lotsa reverb
(ofcourse another 10 synths I forget, but these are the most important ones, towards the end of the 80's FM synths were more common in his Direct soundpalette)

I doubt he himself used that Greek Power preset ever, even while he has such JV models in the 90's. He did use a few other JV presets tho, most notably on Voices. (like Flying Waltz, but is Flying Waltz a Vangelis preset from now on then?)

The reason why the CS80 and VP330 are so extremely linked to Vangelis might have something to do with his style. While other artists using the same equipment were more into commercial (synth)pop, Vangelis retained his symphonic style. And it's this symphonic style that make the VP330 and CS80 stand out above the rest.

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Post by Bitexion » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:35 am

Regarding the Chariots preset on the JP8000, I could never make myself play anything but the opening on Chariots of Fire with it :O

You know: da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-waaaaaaaaaaaaa-waaaaaaaaaaaaaa-da-da-da-da-da

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Post by synthgeek5108 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:57 am

Vangelis RULES!!!!!
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