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Synths--I never did work out how to get sounds out of them.  There was an ARP (?) at school; I couldn't get it to make a sound--envelopes, waves, I can't remember if there were attacks and decays, so.  Hmmm.  VCS3.  Is this it?

Any clips you can offer us?--I'd never heard of it before, but yeah--synthesised timbres make up an ever-expanding field.  I remember this one from way back--(song starts at 00:11)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 01:06:10 PM EST
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Synths, not new? Let's go back to the Franco-German grand masters:

Jean-Michel Jarre: Aero (08:04)

Kraftwerk: Trans Europe Express (04:01) (Yea, I had to take this one...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 01:48:46 PM EST
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Edgar Varese 'Epsilon in Malaysian Pale' contains a nice mystical train pass. Possibly one of the more obscure inclusions of the mythology of the railroad in music.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 01:55:05 PM EST
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Was basically created with a Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ, with some ARP 2500 stuff in parts (as I recall, though in the link below someone claims not). I have the original 15 minute demo (before the vocals were written).

Pete played around a lot with his VCS3, and he lent it to me to get to know also. But I don't recall it getting used much in released recordings - more as a kicker-off of ideas. The rest of the band were a little suspicious of what the technology might do for their roles. And they were right to be wary. There were enormous synching probems later live on stage which threatened the life of Mr Who sound, Bob 'Plum' Pridden

You can see photos, by my oldest chum Chris Morphet, of Pete's Tickenham 'home' studios featuring the VCS3 here. I spent many happy hours in that studio.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 01:52:18 PM EST
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Have several VCS3s

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 02:14:17 PM EST
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