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I think it was a prophet, maybe a Prophet V. There'd have been no patches on it though, most of those analogue synths didn't have a capacity for saving settings, you simply had to set all the settings the same way each time.

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.
I'm with you there Camus. Interesting question fall at your feet. The modern dilema for many '80's bands that have re-formed, or still play their old songs, & don't want to cart around the mini office block that was the original moog! If you have a keyboard with a sampler on board you might like to try downloading some synth sounds from some of these websites. Samplers seem to be the only way to go these days really. Hope you have enough time to work it all out. Best of luck. Smiler
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".
There was too patches on the Prophet 5!

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.
I knew if I said there weren't patches it'd turn out there were. Guess who couldn't be a*sed googling? I've never been able to afford a real prophet Frowner

Well I know the mini moog doesn't have patches coz I've got one Smiler Or the VCS3 (putney) as I have one of those as well Big Grin

Congrats Jaffa on the 1000 posts.

Cheers Seany, I want one.
Hehehe, I was extremely lucky to get my VCS3, it was languishing at the COnservatorium when I was at Uni, no one had used it in years and the keyboard didn't work. I fixed it and then bought it off them for virtually nothing, they considered a piece of junk (unbelievable I know). Now I can pretend I'm Tristram Carey or the (sadly now defunct) BBC Radiophonic Workshop. :P

Kazzie, we're just getting geeky about old keyboards Big Grin 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 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 My band loved it. Any aspiring keyboardist playing in a Cover Band will love those sound banks from playkeyz. Cheers guys.

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