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Subject: FW: [AH] was Quintessential 80's gear?(roland jupiters)

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <Ricardo.Verschut@...>
Date: 2000-02-17

-----Original Message-----
From: Howie Shen [mailto:epoxy2600@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 11:08 PM
To: Troy Sheets; Analogue Heaven
Subject: Re: [AH] was Quintessential 80's gear?(roland jupiters)

Yes, I'd say that without a doubt the synth that had
the BIGGEST influence on the mid 80's sound would be
the DX7, even though no one here seemed to dare
mention it along side the Prophet-5, Jupiter-8, if even the mere mentioning of the machine is
Like it or not, almost every top40 song from '84-'87
probably has some DX on it. Yes, it's digital FM
synthesis, not analog subtractive, but these are still
deep, complex machines for making original
sounds...and are true synthesizers in that they force
you to build sounds up from scratch (sine waves).

Personally I think the Yamaha FM instruments got a bad
reputation because their synthesis method required way
more thought and patience than people were willing to
give them. But hey, what discussion of 80's synths
would be complete without giving these credit?

I love my TX-816! There, I said it! :)


--- Troy Sheets <tsheets@...> wrote:
> yamaha DX-7!!!!!
> -troy
> tsheets@...
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> <- my .mp3 tracks
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