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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Madonna: "Into the Groove" Recreated using the same gear!!

video upload by Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Hey guys!
This video and recreation of Madonna 1985 hit 'Into the Groove' has been a labor of love.

After obtaining the original Multitrack master (I cannot share). I was able to dive in and recreate each sound, and arrangement using the same synths as the original song. With the exception of a MKS 80, ( BASS) TR-727 (I used samples), and an Emulator II (for the PIANO solo).

It took over a week to map out, arrange, record, and mix. It was a ton of fun learning how the song was made. It was recorded with a UAD Apollo 16 , and Luna.

I hope you enjoy ! Comment please!


Thursday, October 13, 2022

Separate Ways Roland Jupiter X

video upload by Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Using the Roland Jupiter X to play the Iconic Roland Jupiter 8 sound used in Journeys 1983 hit 'Separate Ways'."

Monday, November 09, 2020

Prophet 5 Rev 4. and Oberheim OB-8

Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Here is a demonstration of the Oberheim OB-8 and Prophet 5 Rev4. I went though some sounds, and jammed along. I am curious what sounds you guys think work best on each machine. All the best!"

Monday, November 02, 2020

The Original 1978 Prophet 5 Presets on the Rev 4. Prophet 5

Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Hey guys! Here is a demonstration of the original 1978 John Bowen presets played on the new Revision 4. Prophet 5. What do you guys think?"

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Prophet 5 Rev 4- MIDI Sequencing with Vintage Synths

Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

"Hey guys! Hope you like the video.
You guys can hear what the new Rev 4 prophet sounds like in a mix using vintage synthesizers.
The song is based on Physical by Dualists Lipa

This was the very first time I used MIDI with the new Sequential Prophet 5.
This jam was sequenced on the MPC Live.
Other synths used:Model D-bass
Prophet 5 Rev 3-strings
Lead Prophet 5 -REV 4 layered with DX7"

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 (Vintage) VS. Prophet 5 Rev 4 Compared After Capacitor Fix

Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

Follow-up to this post.

"Hey guys! I just got the New Rev 4 Sequential Prophet 5 . I wanted to upload a comparison video for you guys to listen to.
Well done Sequential!!"

Monday, October 26, 2020

New Sequential Prophet-5 & Prophet-10 Hardware Issue

PROPHET 5 (VINTAGE VS REISSUE ) REV 4 COMPARISON - Neon Nights: 1980s Music Production

Update: post fix video here.

This one is in via an anoymous reader. Apparently the new Sequential Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 lack the higher frequencies found in the original, as can be heard in the comparison video above. An interesting side note is something similar happened with the original Minimoog Voyager as well. It lacked the bite of the original Minimoog. There was a modification for it that came later. I actually have a signature edition Voyager, and opted to keep it as is, as I wanted to keep it true to Bob Moog's initial design. Different synth and different history though...

The following is a from Carson Day of Sequential:

"First off, thank you all for your patience as we get to the bottom of the issue. After our group audio analysis yesterday, I forwarded the info to Dave. We worked last night and most of today determining the cause of the fault and means to fix it. I've pasted a public note from Dave below.
'As some users have noticed, there is a drop in high frequencies on the current units in the field. I checked into it yesterday, and I’m highly embarrassed to say that we screwed up. Short story is there are some capacitors that were not meant to be installed, but did in fact get installed, causing the frequency drop.

A fair question would be “how did we not notice this?” This turns out to be due to my ears lacking any high end; too many Yardbirds, Who, Cream etc. concerts in the ‘60s. I picked up serial #1 on October 1st, and it sounded great to me! Since then, we’ve shipped every unit we’ve made because we have a huge backlog. And, with everyone working at home due to the pandemic, no one else played a production unit except me.

Those are just excuses; the real issue is that units in the field need to be corrected. Fortunately, it’s a fairly easy mod if you have access to a soldering iron, or a service center nearby. Two capacitors need to be removed; that’s it.
We will happily swap boards if that is preferred, or swap entire units. We will do whatever is required to make things right.

This affects serial numbers 1 to 195 on Prophet 5s, and 1 to 159 on Prophet 10s.
I owe everyone a deep apology for this; it’s not how we normally work, and I’m really sorry this fell through the cracks. Thank you for your understanding.

Dave Smith'
I would like to also apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this has caused any of you. While yesterday was stressful, hectic, and overwhelming, I'm glad that we could all work together to better qualify the described problem.

Rest assured that we will make sure to make this right at no cost to owners whom purchased any units within the noted serial ranges.

Carson Day
Sequential LLC"

And a note on the capacitors in question:

"We'll have documentation available to those who feel comfortable removing the caps themselves. It's really quite easy and takes less than a minute to perform with a SMT hot air gun. To get into the synth, unscrew the wood ends, unscrew the 3 screws in each end which connect to the top panel metal work, and lift the top panel up. It is hinged at the rear with a lanyard so it will stay open on its own. Images of the capacitors to remove from the main board are attached."


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