You best bet is to use a real analogue synth or use a modern synth that can emulate a convincing analogue sound. I think you can buy Prophet patches for modern synths.
I love analogue synths, modern synths don't even come close.
Let us know how you go, & what the audience thought.
This one's just for you Camus.
There really should be an interactive thread along the lines of "Just Ask Eddie". Oh well, maybe ill add it to the "suggestion box".
You've both helped alot. I'm going to check those links. Love those ananlogue synths too!
I wonder what kind of Rig Eddie will play on
the Australia Tour? I'll try to get a peek when I travel from Honolulu to Sydney in June.
I reckon that the verses and instrumental break are a Prophet - Not sure about the Chorus.
Get thyself a laptop, and a copy of Native Instruments Pro-5 3, and a good soundcard that has low low MIDI latency, and you've got a pretty good start to go with any decent MIDI keyboard.
quote:Originally posted by fall at your feet:
Does anyone know what keyboards and patch names Eddie Rayner played on I got you?
The orange one.
quote:Originally posted by Jaffaman:
The orange one.
Like the thought process there J!
I've always disagreed with it being burnt orange.
I've always thought, dark purple on verses,
Yellow on Choruses, and Lime Green on the Instrumental break.
Well I know the mini moog doesn't have patches coz I've got one Or the VCS3 (putney) as I have one of those as well
Congrats Jaffa on the 1000 posts.
Cheers Seany, I want one.
Rub it in that you have a VCS3!
I'll be happy with my copy of Pro-5.
I was looking for a Prophet for a long time. I gave up, I figured, for all the use it'd get, the Plug-In would fulfill my needs.
I have absolutely no idea what this thread is about.................
But please continue.
Kazzie, we're just getting geeky about old keyboards The VCS3 looks like a prop from an old Doctor Who episode and many bands (including Pink Floyd and King Crimson ) used the VCS3 in the 70s. Bit of a forgotten beast these days, though those in the know give it its dues.
Keyboards in "I Got You". For this project you will need a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synth, a Yamaha CS80 synth, an Octave Electronics "Cat" SRM synth, and a Yamaha CP70 electric grand piano. I did a lot of study on this particular song, and was fortunate enough to DL a live TV presentation of Split Enz playing this song in Germany, including good clear closeups of the keyboards. Eddie used a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 for the slow rise-and-fall filter howl during the verses and the cheesy vibrato organ stabs in the chorus, and a Yamaha CS80 for the strings obbligato in the later verses (he simultaneously played the Pro-5 with his right hand and the CS80 with his left). The Pro-5 had 40 patch memory slots, and in the video you can see Eddie pressing recall buttons to quickly switch from the filter howl during the verses to the organ for the choruses and back again. For the solos (plural, he did the solo twice in the live broadcast) he used an Octave "Cat" SRM for the xylophone trill and a Yamaha CP70 electric grand for the piano; here he played the xylo solos with his left hand and the piano accompaniment with his right. (The "Cat" was atop the piano.) I managed to emulate the filter howl, organ, and strings with my VST plugins, if you like I can fish out the actual control settings for you. The howl is a sawtooth with about 50% pulsewidth and a filter with a fairly hard resonance (the Pro-5 used probably an E-mu Systems 4-pole filter) controlled by a slow attack and decay on the envelope generator; the organ is a fairly simple oscillator combination with a wobbly LFO on pitch to emulate a rotary speaker. The CS80 strings, from memory at least, were a typical soft CS80 dual synth sound using both "sides" of the synth slightly detuned and run through a chorus. The repeating xylophone, which I presume is meant to emulate a xylophonist hammering each bar repeatedly (an oft-used technique on real xyolphones etc, called a roll or trill), I'm not so sure of, but I used to own an Octave Electronics Cat - I'd like to think I actually ended up with the very same one Eddie used to use! - and I would probably set it up with a square wave single oscillator being "trilled" by using the Cat's very versatile LFO on the VCA in square-wave mode, so it turns the amp on and off several times a second. the piano - well, that always sounded like a piano no matter what you did to it. Let me know if you want more intel. :-)
Wow, very informative great reply. Great info in there. I ended up (back in 2006) buying a Yamaha Motif and I had Rick from Playkeyz.com custom make all the sounds for the song for me. They were spot on. I also bought his 80's Soundset 1 and 2 Program banks for the Motif from Motifator.com. My band loved it. Any aspiring keyboardist playing in a Cover Band will love those sound banks from playkeyz. Cheers guys.