Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by pix » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:15 pm

iirc he used a prophet VS as well.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by Z » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:24 pm

pix wrote:iirc he used a prophet VS as well.
VS didn't exist in '83.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by hearteh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:45 pm

in "music for airports" he used real female voices:

"‘2/1,’ the second piece on the first side, is the purest, and arguably most effective, of the four compositions. The only sound sources used are taped female voices singing single pitches with an absolutely unwavering tone production, on the syllable ah,’ for about five seconds per pitch".

you can hear it here:



he could have done something similar. i think it sounds like processed real voices blended with the synth. im talking about the sound that comes in after 50 seconds, not the beginning.

he bought the dx7 1985, but maybe he used it earlier. i know for a fact that his main synth was a cs-80 on that album, and i know about his extreme effect chains, but i still believe its real voices.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by Dubby_Wubby » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:27 pm

Can't help you on the synth side but that track is truly beautiful. Tugs right at my heart strings and makes me feels light headed. True music.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by Mooger5 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:35 pm

Hey it could be the RMI Keyboard Computer! Just listen to this: http://www.jarrography.free.fr/synths/g ... voices.mp3 :D
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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by Winstontaneous » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:53 pm

According to Daniel Lanois the main synth used on Apollo was a CS-80.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/q-daniel ... pollo.html

I can't remember where I saw it but about a year ago I read an interview with either Lanois or Eno where they said that Ascent came about when they played the tape backward. I reversed it in my DAW (back to the original)...it's OK but not brilliant, kind of hopeful/pensive. In reverse (actually the right way!) it's a masterpiece.

Been a while since I read it but the single best source on Eno's methods I've found is Eric Tamm's "Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound".
Available for download at http://www.erictamm.com/tammeno.html . He also has a Robert Fripp book available for download.

I'm seing Brian Eno speak in Long Beach, CA in September...very excited!

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by balma » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:07 am

talking about Eno:

"loop and repetition are also forms of change"

A phrase from him that kept "looping" in my mind since I heard them.
What I love, is his efforts to push further into a single instrument....

One of his tunes, is very recognizable on millions of houses and workplaces around the world. I think that he made the Startup sound for Windows...
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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by hfinn » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:42 am

Winstontaneous wrote:According to Daniel Lanois the main synth used on Apollo was a CS-80.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/q-daniel ... pollo.html
THATS where I read about Apollo. I didn't know about the reversal. makes a lot of sense. Gonna go play around on my 80 now!

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:54 am

hfinn wrote:
Winstontaneous wrote:According to Daniel Lanois the main synth used on Apollo was a CS-80.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/q-daniel ... pollo.html
THATS where I read about Apollo. I didn't know about the reversal. makes a lot of sense. Gonna go play around on my 80 now!
OK I'm jealous now! - I've wanted one of these beasts for a long time - that and a DX-1, a PPG Wave and a Minimoog to add to the collection.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by hfinn » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:28 am

I did want a DX1 for a long time until I thought hard about it and realized there really isn't much of a difference between a DX1 and a DX5.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:10 am

hfinn wrote:I did want a DX1 for a long time until I thought hard about it and realized there really isn't much of a difference between a DX1 and a DX5.

No.. you are right but I just love the thought of the guts of a DX5 in that lovely chunky black case with solid wooden end cheeks. Mind you - even the DX5 is not exactly easy to come by.

For so long we've all drooled after vintage analogs but frankly some of the earlier digital synths are just as appealing.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by LesDeuxLoveOrchestra » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:11 pm

it's impressive that with his massive chain of effects and processing there seems to be such little noise.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by hfinn » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:55 pm

Vast Halo wrote:
hfinn wrote:... the Eventide Ultra Harmonizer (which an emulation of was used on my mp3 clip)
It sounds great. Can I ask what this emulator is?
The plug-in is Audiodamages's Discord 2 plug in. It's $49.

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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by Mooger5 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:10 pm

If there´s a demo available I´ll check that. I used the H3000 or the H3500, something like that, in studio where I worked. I remember we were recording a girl that had a beautiful voice, so after the session we sampled the tapes and played with the time-stretching and I made her sound like Sheila Chandra. :) For early nineties tech I still think the quality of the processing in the Eventide is up there or better than Ableton Live.
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Re: Brian Eno: An Ending - Celestial Choir Source?

Post by hearteh » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:05 am

you can also try soundtoys crystallizer. its made by the guys who designed h3000 and based on the crystal echoes preset in that machine. it more expensive but there's a demo

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