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New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Post by Mr. DiSco » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:19 am

Does anybody has information on what synths were used on this CD and during the live tour that goes with it by Mick Macneil?

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Re: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Post by Solderman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:07 am

I found this post in less than 1 minute with the search. Try it, you'll like it. :D

Good album, btw. It's one of those that doesn't really have a standout, but works well as a whole. The vinyl is gold swirl too. Looks cool on the turntable.
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Re: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Post by Mr. DiSco » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:55 pm

Yes, I tried, well thanks a lot.

To me it's one of the best albums, I agree with you said, I own both vinyl and CD. Mick Macneil is what i am trying to play like in the moment, he, Derek Forbes and Jim Kerr are gods (I also play bass guitar and sing).

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Re: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Post by Micke » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:59 pm

Mick was using the same keyboards on the New Gold Dream tour as on the album:

Roland Jupiter-8 (he added this one to his setup a few months before the album was recorded).
Roland Jupiter 4 (features heavily on "Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call").
Oberheim OB-Xa (Mick aquired this synth just after they'd recorded "Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call"
back in the summer of '81 but afaik he didn't record with it until NGD).
Korg 770 (used a lot over their first three albums, not so much after that)

Later on he replaced the OB-Xa with an OB-8 and added a DX-7, Emulator II and a Kurzweil K250.

* Mick used (Mekette's Steve Hillages girl friend from Gong) OB-X on occasion, that inspired him
to buy the OB-Xa.
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Post by Mr. DiSco » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:35 pm

Thank you, I Think I am going to be searching for a good emulation of the OB-Xa for the moment and after that go further with the JP's

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