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Keyboard sound on Livin' on a Prayer

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I've been trying to replicate the 'power' synth sound used in the C-D-Em chord progression in Livin' on a Prayer four bars after the guitar and drums come in. Any suggestions?

 

It's around 30 seconds on the linked video.

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When we did this I layered a poly synth with a percussive synth. You could also layer a piano in to give it that attack.

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My guess is that it's a Yamaha DX7... it vaguely sounds like some sort of a cross between the DX7 Piano 2 and Guitar 2 presets.

 

I believe David Bryan also used a Yamaha CP80, a Memorymoog and a Prophet 2000 sampler at the time... maybe he was layering a bit of the Moog with the DX? :idk:

 

 

Here's a YouTube video with him running down his rig in 1988...

 

[video=youtube;GQ_Ko80GB30]

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