Synthesizers & Keyboards, Analog & Digital

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17 Mar 2013, 9:39 pm

One of the oldest synth pop songs in history, using an early Moog Synthesizer created by Dr. Robert Moog.

(1969) Gershon Kingsley ー Popcorn (Original 1969 Video) 8)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc[/youtube]



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17 Mar 2013, 9:51 pm

Beautiful. I believe that's the first time I've ever heard the original.



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17 Mar 2013, 10:29 pm

My first keyboard was a Korg DW-8000.
My second was a Casio FZ-1 sampling keyboard.
Then I bought a Yamaha TX81Z.

Went through a lot of changes, fast forward to today.
I now have a Korg SV-1. I've had it for over two years but I'm now in the market for an 88 note controller with weighted keys, aftertouch, multiple assignable knobs and sliders, etc. The AKAI MPK88 comes close. What's keeping me from trading my SV-1 in for it is I read the keys were noisy, it's a very heavy keyboard, you really have to place a lot of weight on the keys to engage the aftertouch,, incorrect hammer action, etc.



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18 Mar 2013, 9:04 pm

For those who like Trance, here is THE Trance Synthesizer; the Roland JP-8000 analog modeling keyboard from 1996.

You can use any synth, but the JP-8000 became the #1 Synth for Trance, because of its popular "SuperSaw" waveform. :)

Demonstration of the Roland JP-8000 (using SuperSaw waveform)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFXcN21cj7g[/youtube]
Original 1996 Roland commercials for the "JP-8000" and the "MC-303 Groovebox" 8)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMAMqiqz2M[/youtube]



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18 Mar 2013, 9:17 pm

I like them albeit I haven't actually come to own one yet.

My two hardware pieces:
Yamaha RS7000 (had a Roland MC505, Novation Nova, and Rm1x before that)
Access Virus TI v2 (analog modeling)

Loads of NI and other plugins for Ableton Live 8 but obviously that doesn't count ;)

BTW - OP - any thoughts on the Arturia Minibrute?



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18 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm

More porn for the collection :P

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9mfCxj4ZcQ[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai2LoTEAi9Y[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTVsTAq0Xb4[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrYJoRoigaI[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TkoIpoFH6Q[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 1:21 am

puddingmouse wrote:
Beautiful. I believe that's the first time I've ever heard the original.

Yes, that 100% analog Voltage Control Oscillator sounds so warm and wonderful :D

Here is what was used, the original Moog Synthesizer from the late 1960's

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usl_TvIFtG0[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 1:29 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
Loads of NI and other plugins for Ableton Live 8 but obviously that doesn't count ;)
BTW - OP - any thoughts on the Arturia Minibrute?

Actually, I do not mind if other people use computer plug-ins, its just that I am not interested in using them myself. :wink:

I think the Minibrute is an excellent brand new analog synthesizer. It is portable, light, and does a great job of providing a basic real analog sound very well. Minibrute is also Arturia's first ever real synthesizer (ignoring their plug-in background), I think they did great with their first release.. However, in the face of the new Korg MS-20 remake, I definitely feel more drawn to that instead.. There is something about the semi-modular and patch wiring aspect, and besides, I can not afford the original MS-20 from 1978, so the new one is perfect. :D

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
More porn for the collection :P

I LOVE THAT PORN, keep it cumming.. :lol:



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19 Mar 2013, 1:48 am

(1973) Roland SH-1000 8)
The first synthesizer keyboard made by Roland.
The first synthesizer keyboard ever from Japan.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V3HjlcnU-Q[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqTadwN-4yQ[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imRp1S_520A[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 2:09 am

VANGELIS (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou)
and the sound of his Yamaha CS-80 analog synthesizer 8)

(1981) Vangelis ー Chariots Of Fire
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI9wiygIrrU[/youtube]
(1982) Vangelis ー Blade Runner
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VgNoKc_Gdw[/youtube]
(1982) Vangelis in studio with Yamaha CS-80 :)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiFKU4UigEw[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 2:53 am

(1978) Roland Jupiter-4 8)
The first polyphonic synthesizer by Roland.
The first synthesizer with built-in arpeggiator.

Roland Jupiter 4 Demo
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn7CI0Q9Fn4[/youtube]
(1978) Human League ー Being Boiled
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNrnmDmffRc[/youtube]
(1980) Gary Numan ー I Dream Of Wires
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOwwW9SOoOw[/youtube]
(1981) Human League ー Seconds
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpvHJN3QvI[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 3:22 am

(1981) Roland Jupiter-8 :wink:
The most expensive Jupiter, 2-VCO/voice, 8-voices total.
The first Roland synthesizer that could be split & layered.

Roland Jupiter 8 Demo
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XxnPH5qahY[/youtube]
(1982) Duran Duran ー Hungry Like The Wolf
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBHcWnVG_yc[/youtube]
(1982) Blancmange ー Blind Vision
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnvGy7xzH-g[/youtube]
(1984) Queen ー Radio Gaga
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t63_HRwdAgk[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 8:16 am

UNDERPANTS!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA-aFWOZOw[/youtube]



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19 Mar 2013, 12:24 pm

Wonderful synthesizer sounds from a wonderful science TV series, Cosmos :)

(1980) Vangelis ー Music from "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" with Carl Sagan

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSZ55X3X4pk[/youtube]



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21 Mar 2013, 8:08 am

puddingmouse wrote:
UNDERPANTS!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA-aFWOZOw[/youtube]

Thanks puddingmouse! I love that song, and yes at first glance it does sound like he says UNDERPANTS! :lol:

BTW the drum machine used in that video is the Roland CR-78, a 100% all-analog drum machine from 1978, which was the first to use an ancient 1970's INTEL chip to control the programming parameters and memory banks. Today it is a highly regarded vintage instrument (and very expensive) but I want one badly! :lol:

techstepgenr8tion already posted a video of it in this thread. See below, it is warm analog rhythm excellence! 8)

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTVsTAq0Xb4[/youtube]



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21 Mar 2013, 8:15 am

My friend who I'm starting a band with, her dad has a 1970s drum machine we're going to try and use. She doesn't know what make it is, but I'll tell you as soon as I get hold of it.

I've decided I just have to get a synth at some point.