What is this misty sound? (with link)

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What is this misty sound? (with link)

Post by zeinpm »

Hi! Can you identify this mysterious synth sound? I heard it in several songs but the only one I remember is that in the link. It is from 1992, ace of base - dancer in a daydream. It is the sound from the main melody
Someone said it is from Roland other said from Korg and some says it is an fm bell...and I don't know where to find it

https://m.soundcloud.com/xperience2/dan ... ydream-fin
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Post by resistorman »

It sounds like one of those cheap Yamaha or Casio FM synths with the speaker miced.
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Post by Eddy Deegan »

It sounds quite a lot like the factory preset "Strings 2" from a Yamaha DX7, possibly modified a bit, with some chorus, flanging or similar effect applied to it.

Any synth sound heard in a final commercial mix will often differ a bit from the original patch used due to EQ, dynamics processing and other effects applied during mixing and mastering.

Edit: Oh, you may have meant the bell sound as opposed to the string sound. Could be a variant of one of the factory electric pianos on the DX7 but there were so many soundbanks available for the synth it's hard to say. It certainly sounds 'FM-bell' like to me and if you search YouTube for 'FM Bell sound' you'll find a lot of stuff along those lines.
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resistorman wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:55 pm It sounds like one of those cheap Yamaha or Casio FM synths with the speaker miced.

Yes, the bell sound. BTW, this was not meant to be sarcastic or derogatory.
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Post by t-sun »

I agree, sounds like a home keyboard from the time. Sounds more 2-op FM than Casio's consonant-vowel sounds but it's been a while since I had one of the really old casios. Doesn't necessarily have to have been mic'd, a lot of them had audio outputs. I just spent an hour last week sampling the Casio Rapman I had in the back of a closet.
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