MATRIXSYNTH: 10 Synth Riffs That Shook the World

Friday, August 30, 2019

10 Synth Riffs That Shook the World

Published on Aug 30, 2019 Espen Kraft

"'Thriller' by the build-up into the main hook, 'The Final Countdown' by it's majestic synth brass sound and also build up. 'Take on Me' by it's catchy almost arpeggio-like way of playing, along with the staccato DX synth bass, 'Save a Prayer' by utilizing the pitch bend wheel in a new way as well as the different keys the chords take throughout the song. Axel F for simplicity yet intoxicating main hook and bass, 'New Song' for the way Mr. HJ so effortlessy managed several synths at the same time, yet playing that catchy riff. 'Light my Fire' by sheer awesomeness in the outragious use of different keys and chords in that short amount of time the solo lasts. 'Deep Red' by its use of different time signatures and the way is so hypnotizing together with the visuals of the movie. Lastly 'Toccata and Fugue in Dm', pure madness and every note just adds to the madness. I've taken insoiration from this piece for years and many of my songs have snippets of that in it, in different ways."

Featuring the KORG DW-8000 and Roland D-50.


  1. Most obvious missing piece? ELP "From the Beginning" Most.Famous.Synth.Solo.Ever.

  2. Also, 99 Luft Baloons. An OBie at its best.



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