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  • #31
    The question (as I now understand it) could be rephrased: out of all synths, which one has the most/best lines?



    If my understanding is correct I would say the Jupiter 8 is a strong contender.



    Separate Ways - Journey

    Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

    Save a Prayer - Duran Duran

    Thriller - Michael Jackson

    1999 - Prince

    Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer

    I Want to Break Free - Queen

    Radio Gaga (bassline) - Queen

    Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer

    New Song - Howard Jones

    What is Love - Howard Jones

    Shout - Tears for Fears

    Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears

    Africa - Toto

    Rosanna - Toto

    Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Just a Girl - No Doubt

    Madonna - Crazy for You

    Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

    Drive - The Cars
    Vocal Gear: Audix OM3xb, Boss VE-20 | Synth Gear: Muse Receptor V1.0 | Controllers: M-Audio Axiom Pro 61, Roland AX7

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    • #32
      MikeyParent there you go ...
      Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


      Moog Modular,B3 leslie,gran piano, GX1

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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by minimoog
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        So what keyboard do you think has the most killer keyboard lines of them all??




        The Piano



        For The Win.

        Thank you and good night!

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        • #34






          Quote Originally Posted by wwwjd
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          The Piano

          For The Win.

          Thank you and good night!








          (With the pipe organ probably 2nd.)
          What I make with way too many blinky light modular items, plugins, and an Alesis Andromeda.
          Forbidden Star: home studio / melodic ambient / New Age / the deep zone
          Boney Fiend: the band, man / punk / garage / beer

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          • #35






            Quote Originally Posted by Karma1
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            The Who - "Baba O'Riley" - VCS3 synth




            Actually that's a Lowrey Berkshire home organ:



            http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/t...-o39riley/2020

            Martyn Wheeler (playing synthesizers/organ like it's 1973 in England)

            now: Fredfin Wallaby
            was: The Gonzo Symphonic

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            • #36
              http://www.keyboardmag.com/WorkArea/...&ItemID=110241
              Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


              Moog Modular,B3 leslie,gran piano, GX1

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              • #37
                The first thing you hear in MJ's "Beat It" is a Synclavier.

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                • #38
                  sequencial circuits pro one!



                  80's synth pop!
                  http://www.cresshead.comhttp://soundcloud.com/cresshead-1Korg Volca Bass, Logic Pro 9, Arturia Mini Brute, Roland sh-01 - korg electribe emx - Blofeld - Nanozwerg - yamaha RX5 - CS1X - Korg DDD1 - Trackman -ipad3

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                  • #39






                    Quote Originally Posted by Iamthesky
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                    Actually that's a Lowrey Berkshire home organ:



                    http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/t...-o39riley/2020




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                    • #40






                      Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                      CP-80 on Aja




                      the Steely Dan song Aja?

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                      • #41
                        Yup. That's in my memory for some reason. Is it an acoustic?
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                        • #42






                          Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                          Yup. That's in my memory for some reason. Is it an acoustic?




                          I dont recall Steely Dan ever using a CP-80. It would sort of be contradictory to their approach.

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                          • #43






                            Quote Originally Posted by wwwjd
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                            yer post confuses me.... first line says "LINE" (singular), the next same question says "lineS" plural. Very different.



                            I always thought the ONE most singularly known synth riff was ELP "Lucky Man" the synthy synth to end all synths, first middle and last example of oldest best known syntheism. But I could be wrong.



                            Now, if you mean PLURALLY, that means maybe the most uses that are most obvious? In the old days, I guess it was Moog, but then the Juppy and D50 and DX7 kinda took over. I think the mostests useageness fully depends on the era you pick: 80's maybe jupey, 90's I dunno... Dx7 D50?



                            Jump is well know but I'm thinking Lucky Man for the crown. ?? maybe not




                            Don't forget, that's Emerson -- he could make an old Casio sound fantastic.
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                            • #44






                              Quote Originally Posted by minimoog
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                              The lucky winner will recive the envy of

                              HC keyboard forum members (except for Guz lozada)for being so cool.




                              Gus Lozada approves it
                              www.guslozada.com

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                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                                What's on Won't Get Fooled?




                                Same organ, but with some output modulation:



                                From wikipedia (worth what you pay for it, but convenient):






                                Townshend is playing block chords spread between the two keyboards of the 1968 Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ. The output of the organ is fed into the audio input of the EMS VCS 3 mk1 synth. The first bit of processing to be applied to the organ sound is a low-frequency oscillator (LFO) controlling the frequency of a voltage-controlled filter (VCF), using a sine or triangle wave shape. In other words, the synth is turning the tone of the organ from mellow to bright, up and down automatically. There are pictures of Townshend playing this instrument, as well as a video of Pete Townshend demonstrating how the sound was produced



                                The video: http://youtu.be/vEPSruBdSqk



                                Using a synth to modulate a "conventional" keyboard can lead to brilliant results. Here, of course, but my personal favourite is No Quarter, where John Paul Jones plays an Hohner epiano through a VCS3:








                                Jones used the VCS3 to create the underwater "wobble" effect on "No Quarter." He ran the audio signal of the Hohner piano through the filter, and modulated the filter with a sine-wave LFO.



                                These days there are cheaper ways to run the output of an organ or epiano through a modulated filter, and most of them would be more reliable on stage than picking up an ancient VCS3.

                                Martyn Wheeler (playing synthesizers/organ like it's 1973 in England)

                                now: Fredfin Wallaby
                                was: The Gonzo Symphonic

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