Analogue polyphonic synthesizers - percussive examples

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Analogue polyphonic synthesizers - percussive examples

Post by felix le chat » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:55 pm

Hello

I am looking for examples, demos, albums, movies, or whatever featuring an analogue polyphonic synth used polyphonically for funky rhythmic chords, jazz/rock/tropical "guitar"- or "piano"-style grooves and chords, polyphonic improvisations, etc

Almost all I found was: pads, sounds with attack and release times both well over 1s (+lots of reverb), pop ballads, monophonic arpeggiators (usually with echo FX and excessive reverb), and monophonic stuff in general

Is there anything less slow, less contemplative? I know it is possible, even if I never played an analogue poly, but would like to hear some examples

I will try in a shop as soon as possible!

Thanks for your help

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Post by Panason » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:25 pm

I thought of some but it's probably all digital :despair:
Pretty sure early techno / house trance records had some.

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Post by wickfut » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:45 pm

like this?


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Post by Blairio » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:31 pm

Lots of folk used to use synths to build percussive ( including tuned percussion) sounds.

For instance, Japan patched all the weird oriental percussive sounds on the Tin Drum album using a Prophet 5.

Or the early Grace Jones albums have some great funky synth textures programmed and played (I think) by Bernie Worrel. The great track Libertango comes to mind.

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Post by CalvaryBand » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:53 pm

Blairio wrote:Or the early Grace Jones albums have some great funky synth textures programmed and played (I think) by Bernie Worrel. The great track Libertango comes to mind.
I think you're referring to Wally Badarou. There are some good examples on those albums for sure; "Warm Leatherette" is one of my favorite albums.

Wally is a master at this type of sound.

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Post by blakeq » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:14 pm

Wally was sampled for some massive attack tracks, definitely recommended!

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Post by tim gueguen » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:22 pm

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Post by Blairio » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 am

CalvaryBand wrote:
Blairio wrote:Or the early Grace Jones albums have some great funky synth textures programmed and played (I think) by Bernie Worrel. The great track Libertango comes to mind.
I think you're referring to Wally Badarou. There are some good examples on those albums for sure; "Warm Leatherette" is one of my favorite albums.

Wally is a master at this type of sound.

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You are right. Wally Badarou played keyboards on all the tracks on the Nightclubbing album.

As a sidenote, I saw Astor Piazzola and The New Tango Quintet when they played Glasgow in the mid 1980's including a performance of Libertango, which was his own composition. Magical stuff.

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Post by JT89 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:52 am

Great links, thanks.

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Post by felix le chat » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:33 am

Thanks for the examples!

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