One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Hmmm. track 10 BJG145 Yoshimi + external percussion. That bass is a dead ringer for Steel Bass.
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Folderol wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:28 pmHmmm. track 10 BJG145 Yoshimi + external percussion. That bass is a dead ringer for Steel Bass.

...yup! Well spotted. Had fun working with Yoshimi on this. :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Folderol wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:25 pm I'm not helped by the fact I've no experience of most of the synths either :(

I'm really not considering this as a listener's challenge, but instead, the perfect opportunity to hear some excellent examples of just what a batch of 'unknown' synths can do, without having any preconceptions such as "ah, this is made by Moog, so it will have a powerful bottom end and rich filter sweeps".

My favourites of the four I mentioned previously are now #6 (for its wonderful huffy percussive sounds) and #14 (for that internal motion and edging in and out of overload), and I for one am most interested in finding out which synths they were created with, and of course who created them.
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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No 6 is indeed very interesting. Sounds like what you'd get from a group of 'alternatives' turning random bits of junk into musical instruments :thumbup:

Hmmm. I wonder if number 2 was done by the same person.
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Folderol wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 9:30 pm A pure guess. Bob Bickerton for track 14.

Yeah, I'm with you on that.
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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BJG145 wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:33 pm
Folderol wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:28 pmHmmm. track 10 BJG145 Yoshimi + external percussion. That bass is a dead ringer for Steel Bass.

...yup! Well spotted. Had fun working with Yoshimi on this. :thumbup:

I'm delighted with what you've done with it. Very inventive.
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Looks like there might be a few surprises at 7pm tonight :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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And hopefully a few red faces too :oops::mrgreen:
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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OK then...

1) Bonkers Bollywood, lovely track. I think this might be by the same hand as (3).

2) Starts with a "fizzing fuse" sound that reminds me of a sound in (5), so I think that might have the same synth.

6) Some kind of ethnic jam on 23rd Century junk instruments. I like that faux lead guitar sound; I thought this might be a guitar synth, but I don’t think there’s one in the list. Maybe a guitarist behind it though. Random thought just struck me - blinddrew.

8) Makes me smile this one, nicely done. Google tells me the JD-Xi has a vocoder so I’ll say that.

11) Lovely jazzy lead sequencing.

12) Texturetastic. Pigments…? Uses a ribbon surely. Who’s got a Hydrasynth in this comp?

13) There’s some vocoder-esque sounds in this which make me wonder if it’s the same person/synth as (8). Some of the progressions make me think this must be a classical buff; bits of it reminded me of Dvorak or something.

14) Great track, no idea who/what.

(The rest - well done! No clue though...)
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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My only guess (other than Will for track 4) is that 8 sounds a bit like other tunes Rich H has produced….
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Titles and composers as follows:

1 - "Fiesta de azul" by fruitcake
2 - "Triptych for a Broken World" by Bob Bickerton
3 - "And U R?" by Dr Bing Klazeby
4 - "Retro Rock" by Folderol
5 - "Late Summer Blues" by Rich Hanson
6 - "Scandinavia" by blinddrew
7 - "Silver Fields" by Rich Hanson
8 - "Synthesis" by IAA
9 - "Nothing to Say" by adrian_k
10 - "Modulark" by BJG145
11 - "These Days" by RichardT
12 - "Theme for a Non-Existant Cop Show" by MarkOne
13 - "The Dark" by Folderol
14 - "Non Existence" by resistorman

This time tomorrow: the synths!
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Re: One Synth Challenge #7- 2022 Edition

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Well one guess right is more than I usually get so I'm pleased with that. :)
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