MATRIXSYNTH: Back to 1986 - PSB & Jarre with old samplers and synths

Friday, September 21, 2018

Back to 1986 - PSB & Jarre with old samplers and synths

Published on Sep 21, 2018 Espen Kraft

"This track is a mix of three favorite synthpop tracks. 'Paninaro' and 'Domino Dancing' by the Pet Shop Boys and 'Zoolookologie' by Jean Michel Jarre. It has the tempo of Paninaro and the vocal oohs inspired by Domino Dancing.
The signature 'voice' sample in my track is created by myself by sampling a friends voice on another track of mine and processing it heavily and sampling it back into the Emax.
Most of the sounds in this track is samplers and most, if not all the samples are my own work, including the thunder in the beginning and other effects.

The track is called "Americana" and in reality this was the nickname of a girl I once knew. Way back and back I was....

Btw, this track has been 15 years in the making.

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Growing up I listened to so much synth-pop and it's only natural that my own tracks takes inspiration from many of the acts I loved back then. I still love them and listen to them!

Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, The Human League, Propaganda. FGTH, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, Alphaville, A-ha and many more.

My current studio setup:

Roland JX-8P synth
Roland Alpha Juno 2 synth
Roland D-550 synth
Roland TR-626 drum machine
Roland S-10 sampler
Roland S-550 sampler
Roland MKS-20 Piano module
Roland JV-880 synth
Yamaha TX802 synth
Yamaha A3000 sampler
Yamaha RX11 drum machine
Akai S1000 Sampler
E-MU Emax SE sampler
E-MU Emax II sampler
E-MU ESI4000 sampler
Korg DW-8000 synth
Crumar Bit01 synth
Casio RZ-1 sampling drum machine
Korg DDM-220 percussion drum machine
Dr.Bohm Digital-Drums drum machine
Roland MC50 sequencer
Roland MSQ-700 sequencer
Lexicon PCM81
Eventide H3000
Yamaha 01v digital mixer x2
Audient ID14 & ID22

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