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13 years, 10 months ago

How many of you listen to certain New Age and progressive/art rock songs of the '70s and '80s and hear all the great analog synthesizers used in them?

If so, do you play and/or own an analog synthesizer (i.e. Moog MiniMoog, Yamaha CS-80, ARP Odyssey)? Furthermore, would you try to re-create these analog sounds on a modern keyboard such as a Korg M1 or TR-61?

Songs to listen to which have analog synthesizers:
*Vangelis - "Chariots of Fire - Titles" (1981)
*Vangelis - "Blade Runner Blues" (1982; officially released 1994)
*Steve Winwood - "While You See a Chance" (1980)
*Steve Winwood - "Valerie" (1982)
*Elton John - "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" (1973)
*The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979)
*Steely Dan - "Hey Nineteen" (1980)
*Steve Miller Band - "Threshold/Jet Airliner" (1977)
*Steve Miller Band - "Swingtown" (1977)

"I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
    2638 Posts
    13 years, 10 months ago
    A bunch of 70's Who stuff has Pete Townshend playing Arp keyboards, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, the Tommy the Movie soundtrack and Who Are You.

    Pink Floyd's Obscured by Clouds and Dark Side of the Moon heavily feature the VCS 3.
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      164 Posts
      13 years, 10 months ago
      I'm a big fan of Genesis, but I think I have to get the M-Audio emulator of the Mellotron to get some of those older sounds. I want to play the choral parts in "Afterglow" and "Los Endos".
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        13 years, 10 months ago
        "Space" is another great electronic band. My favorite song from them is "Just Blue".

        "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -Kurt Cobain
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