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Africa by Toto


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If you jave a motif XS or higher, I have the sounds. Pm me

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David Paich:

The kalimba is all done with the GS1. It's six tracks of GS1 playing different rhythms. There's a high organ sound that's GS1, and I wrote the song on CS-80, so that plays the main part of the entire tune.

 

Mystery solved!

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As most people who have a Kronos probably know, there is a program called "Africa Brass" that absolutely nails it. I believe it is one of the stellar programs developed by our very own Bush.

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As most people who have a Kronos probably know, there is a program called "Africa Brass" that absolutely nails it. I believe it is one of the stellar programs developed by our very own Bush.

 

George-W-Bush-008.jpg

 

 

Wow, I didn't know George was a keyboard player. :laugh:

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As most people who have a Kronos probably know, there is a program called "Africa Brass" that absolutely nails it. I believe it is one of the stellar programs developed by our very own Bush.

 

George-W-Bush-008.jpg

 

 

Wow, I didn't know George was a keyboard player. :laugh:

 

Wrong one...

 

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Having the sounds is a small part of making this tune work.

Heck , if you know the song, it could all be done on piano

and sound good.

 

I mapped out the whole thing. Kalimba intervals and all.

That solo is bad ass.

The Gong. When do you ever get to use a gong?

I really like this song.

I love to play it. Nobody can dance to it.

So I wait.

 

John

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Having the sounds is a small part of making this tune work.

Heck , if you know the song, it could all be done on piano

and sound good.

 

I really like this song.

 

John

Totally agree. Great song! And like all good songs, it sounds good good irrespective of sounds. (But I do like the sounds.) :)

"Turn your fingers into a dust rag and keep them keys clean!" ;) Bluzeyone
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Great song! And like all good songs, it sounds good good irrespective of sounds. (But I do like the sounds.) :)

 

One of my favorite Toto songs.

When an eel hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a Moray.
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I did it on the Motif and Kronos more or less from scratch except the FM.

The Motif has a bunch of the FM samples. The Kronos has FM.

I wanted to get that FM kalimba tone and the right intervals.

It was a 5th and 4th? Or a 4th of a 5th? I can't remember.

That was the hard part.

 

As I remember the analog brass was tough to get the modulation

right because of no polyphonic aftertouch.

You had to program reverb tails to take care of some of the decay

so you could push the filter on certain passages. (If you are trying to do that)

 

I don't have those boards anymore. So no help there.

 

 

Just my

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John

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Oh that's right, George W plays the guitar.

 

 

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/10/121018_guitar_bush_ap_500_605.jpg

 

I love that they caught the moment of panic for Mark Willis, reaching over to push Bush's hand down a fret, so the G chord will be a G chord, and not an Ab knuckle 7.

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It's good but it's no Georgie Porgie.

 

Will it get me kicked off the board if I say that I liked what Lenny Kravitz did with Georgie Porgie, more than Toto's original?

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Mike Martin made some excellent sounds for Toto on the PX-5S. It's demo'ed in one of his tutorials. And I saw Steve Lukather, formerly of Toto, touring with Ringo's All Star Band last month. They didn't have a perfect sound for Africa, but it was pretty good anyway.

Gene Maarkr

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I have this sinking feeling that it was Eric Benet I was thinking of, and not Lenny Kravitz. I am not going to look it up, because I don't want to know, and also because I just did as I was typing this and it was indeed Benet.

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I have this sinking feeling that it was Eric Benet I was thinking of, and not Lenny Kravitz. I am not going to look it up, because I don't want to know, and also because I just did as I was typing this and it was indeed Benet.

Yep. Eric Benet killed it. That dude can sang. His backing band usually kills too. :thu:

 

As for the "Africa" KB sound, the DX7 can reproduce it effortlessly. :D:cool:

PD

 

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Impressive,,,

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