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Centerfold synth lick in pre-chorus section


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I am trying to get something close to the synth sound in the middle of Centerfold - the lick under the pre-chorus:

 

"Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine

And there's myhomeroom angel on the pages in-between"

 

It's the Em / G/ Am / D part

 

Sounds like an analog synth most likely, but is there any shortcuts to building something close using a Yamaha S90ES? I can't even find a path that is even remotely close to start from.

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I think in the original recording theres harmonica, sax, and synth playing it, so if you're on a workstation or something with all those sounds, you could layer them together, otherwise, I'd probably just go with a simple sawtooth wave with the filter mostly open and it would cut through pretty well.

 

EDIT: oh yeah, organ too

 

EDIT2: just realized the part you're talking about... Sounds like maybe sawtooth or squarewave, but with two of them tuned to octaves

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My band has started playing this tune. I can't switch sounds on the fly using my Kurz PC2R module from KB3 mode to any internal sounds so I just play that part using a KB3 organ patch like the rest of the song. I don't really like the tune that much, good enough for me!

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There was another thread about this song, so I asked Seth about it, as I play with him in a dual keyboard situation from time to time. I posted his response verbatim if you want to search for it, but it was mostly a Yamaha CS80.

 

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I have not heard the tune recently, but I know the part you're referencing. I think it sounds like a layer of synth doing a sine wave type whistle sound along with some piercing organ. I'd probably build a layer of sine wave lead synth probably doubled with one an octave higher, blasting Vox organ and some Hammond, probably just 008000006 or something like that.
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There was another thread about this song, so I asked Seth about it, as I play with him in a dual keyboard situation from time to time. I posted his response verbatim if you want to search for it, but it was mostly a Yamaha CS80.

 

For the searching impaired, clonk here. :thu:

 

That thread only deals with the intro - I have a pretty good layer of 2 organs, sax and synth for that.

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I have not heard the tune recently, but I know the part you're referencing. I think it sounds like a layer of synth doing a sine wave type whistle sound along with some piercing organ. I'd probably build a layer of sine wave lead synth probably doubled with one an octave higher, blasting Vox organ and some Hammond, probably just 008000006 or something like that.

 

Ya - it's the wave whisle I'm missing. I will look again for a sine wave lead and see if I can get closer to that sound. I have an organ mixed in and even added a synth string which seems to help. Still not quite right, although it's probably good enough already for my needs. I will keep playing with it.

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Amongst the jiggly distractions(!) there are a few flashes of what looks like a prophet-v in this video [video:youtube]
. Anyway its a good excuse to scrutinise the video again. Check out the guitarists expression when the girls are doing cartwheels at the end. Oh yeah.....
"Just a tad more attack on the filter, Grandad!"
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There was another thread about this song, so I asked Seth about it, as I play with him in a dual keyboard situation from time to time. I posted his response verbatim if you want to search for it, but it was mostly a Yamaha CS80.

 

For the searching impaired, clonk here. :thu:

 

That thread only deals with the intro - I have a pretty good layer of 2 organs, sax and synth for that.

 

I wasn't suggesting it answered your question; if you look, you'll see I merely provided the link that BeeThree discussed (but didn't link), and even went so far as to quote just that statement. :thu:

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There was another thread about this song, so I asked Seth about it, as I play with him in a dual keyboard situation from time to time. I posted his response verbatim if you want to search for it, but it was mostly a Yamaha CS80.

 

For the searching impaired, clonk here. :thu:

 

That thread only deals with the intro - I have a pretty good layer of 2 organs, sax and synth for that.

 

I wasn't suggesting it answered your question; if you look, you'll see I merely provided the link that BeeThree discussed (but didn't link), and even went so far as to quote just that statement. :thu:

Just let it be c4racer, if sven isnt using a search function online somewhere, he'd be off making sure he's not stepping on lines on the sidewalk somewhere.

 

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I am no synth programming expert. That being said, I've gotten very, very close to that sound for that song on my Triton Extreme.

 

I basically took a Farfisa organ sounding patch and modified it, adding a little sawtooth lead synth sound, detuned about 6 cents sharp.

 

If your not familiar with the Farfisa, think Question Mark and the Mysterians' "96 Tears." That's where I started when trying to dial in the sound for Centerfold. I cut a lot of the low end out of the organ sound, then added the synth to it as explained above.

 

It worked for me.

 

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