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Achieving that Blur sound: Roland FP4 or Propellerhead Thor


Nikko17

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Hey Keyboard Corner! First post so be nice :)

 

I am trying to emulate the keys sound at the start of Blur's 'Girls and Boys' off of the album Parklife. It's such a great song and I really want to nail this but I've been struggling. So for I'm been playing with a bit of funky Clav + a touch of auto-pan or phase, but I'm still not quite cutting the mustard.

 

Here is a link to the song on YouTube

(thanks Mate_stubb for the advice there!!!)

 

I have a Roland FP4, I also use an ipad and have access to loads of synths on there. Especially fond of Propellerhead's Thor.

 

If someone could help me I would be so pleased! Thanks

 

Nik

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First rule - provide a link to the song so that lazy KCers can just click to hear it. You'll get a lot more advice that way.

 

And welcome to the corner! :D

Moe

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I hear 2 parts - the clavey part and a wobby low modulated burst on the off beat.

 

You would create the wobble by modulating a tone with a fast LFO, pretty widely.

 

Without owning your particular synths I can't give more precise instructions.

Moe

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"I keep wanting to like it's sound, but every demo seems to demonstrate that it has the earth-shaking punch and peerless sonics of the Roland Gaia. " - Tusker

http://www.hotrodmotm.com

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