The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Broadwave » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:29 pm

Regarding the "lost" Operation:Daybreak soundtrack... I thought it was too good to go unreleased so, I have attempted to rerecord all the cues as closely as I can - Please take into account that the original music that I worked from was lifted from the DVD release and I had to break down all the parts, trying to ignore the hiss, tank engines, gun shots, explosions and Nicola Pagett's screaming ;)

I'm still waiting for replies from the original publishers (Sony/Warner Chappell/Dukes Lodge) in order to give this soundtrack the release I believe it deserves, but so far have come up against a brick wall so, sadly, the project currently remains on hold as a work in progress.

The cues were recorded with the following:
Korg Kronos
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Kirk Hunter Diamond Symphony
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Hammered Dulcimer
Logic X

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Micke » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:37 pm

I never thought I'd get to hear David Shire's unused synthesizer score to the classic war-movie Apocalypse Now, so I'm very happy now when it's been released on CD.

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I've been listening to this soundtrack a lot and I think it's pretty darn awesome!

Electronic orchestration and synth-programming by Dan wyman

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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Music Bird » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:49 pm

Micke, what synths were used on the following scores?
The New Scooby Doo Mysteries (1984)
Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989) composed by Shuki Levy
Duck Tales (1985)
And tons of other 80's cartoons and animated films.
I wonder what synths they used? Also, on The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast, and other Disney 80's and 90's films.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby LoboLives » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:04 pm

Any idea what synths were used on Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer? It sounds like it may have been either a Fairlight or Emulator and possibly a DX7.

Also what were all the synths used on the Runaway Train soundtrack?
From reading this thread I've deduced
Prophet 5
Yamaha DX7
Synclavier ii
and possibly Fairlight?
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Micke » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Dave Lawson used the following setup on the Runaway Train soundtrack: Prophet 5 rev 2, Yamaha DX-5, Synclavier II (mono sampling), Emulator II and a Linn 9000.
The other synthesist Brian Gascoigne probably used a Fairlight but I'm not sure what else, although in this studio photo from 1985 you can see that he
additionally had a Prophet 5 rev 3, PPG wave 2.3, DX-7 and an Oberheim matrix 12:
http://www.muzines.co.uk/images_mag/art ... _in_st.jpg
(photo courtesy of http://www.muzines.co.uk)

The synth setup for "Henry: portrait of a serial killer" was pretty basic: Roland Juno 106, Korg Polysix and Ensoniq mirage sampler.

Hope this helps
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby desmond » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:02 pm

I always loved that Brian Gascoigne pic back in the day, when I was young. That was essentially my dream rig...
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby LoboLives » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 pm

Micke wrote:Dave Lawson used the following setup on the Runaway Train soundtrack: Prophet 5 rev 2, Yamaha DX-5, Synclavier II (mono sampling), Emulator II and a Linn 9000.
The other synthesist Brian Gascoigne probably used a Fairlight but I'm not sure what else, although in this studio photo from 1985 you can see that he
additionally had a Prophet 5 rev 3, PPG wave 2.3, DX-7 and an Oberheim matrix 12:
http://www.muzines.co.uk/images_mag/art ... _in_st.jpg
(photo courtesy of http://www.muzines.co.uk)

The synth setup for "Henry: portrait of a serial killer" was pretty basic: Roland Juno 106, Korg Polysix and Ensoniq mirage sampler.

Hope this helps


Excellent thank you so much.

I'm guessing the percussion parts in Henry are from the Ensoniq sampler.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Micke » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm

You're welcome :)
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby LoboLives » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Trying to figure out what was used on the Jonathan Elias score for VAMP (1986)

From my ears.
Emulator
Linn Drum

Sounds like an analog synth is doing the pads mostly...possible Jupiter-8 or Prophet-5?
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Zamise » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:40 pm

Funny I posted asking about Nightflyers 1987 back on the second page over 10 years ago. Went to look and see if they had any clips on youtube now and noticed they are just getting around to doing a remake or sequel series 30 years later to it:

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Hope the soundtrack to the new one will be as good, but doubt it.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Micke » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:15 pm

LoboLives wrote:Trying to figure out what was used on the Jonathan Elias score for VAMP (1986)

From my ears.
Emulator
Linn Drum

Sounds like an analog synth is doing the pads mostly...possible Jupiter-8 or Prophet-5?


I believe they used the Synclavier a lot on VAMP but I don't know what else. Besides Elias himself, there were five synthesists playing on the score.
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby syntheticsolutions » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:19 am

I have always heard about the soundtrack that Vangelis composed to a French wildlife / nature documentary in the late 70s or early 80s but never been able to find a recording or copy to listen to :/

Does anyone have any info or files that are relative to this? It was really lovely stuff apparently, I would love to hear it!
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby Micke » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:17 pm

From your description it sounds like it could be his soundtrack for Frédéric Rossif's wildlife documentary series "Opera Sauvage" (1979):

https://youtu.be/DZDRRKUWiUM?list=PLYa8 ... mdqM7TYZnd

Lovely stuff indeed!
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby LoboLives » Wed May 30, 2018 2:31 am

Here's some information I found out from some of my soundtrack records.

C.H.U.D (1984) Martin Cooper and David Hughes

Emulator
Roland SH1
Linn Drum
Fender Telecaster
Steinway Grand Piano
Saxophone.

Chopping Mall and Deathstalker II-Chuck Cirino

Yamaha DX7
Prophet 2000 Sampler
Seil DK 70
360 Systems MIDI BASS
Linn 9000 as drum machine and main sequencer.

Return Of Swamp Thing-Chuck Cirino

Roland D-50
Prophet 2000 Sampler
Yamaha TX81Z
360 Systems MIDI BASS
Roland TR 808
Yamaha QX5 MIDI Sequencer
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Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Postby joevprude » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:48 pm

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