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SYNTHPOSIUM VOL. 10 Challenge 3 - Part 1

GEAR TRENDS:  FIND MUSICIANS OF THE SAME ERA WHO USED THE SAME SYNTH AND DISCUSS HOW IT WAS USED DIFFERENTLY

  • Les’ pick:  Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

Mega-popular analog synth of the 80s: although it did not yet have a MIDI interface, it did offer patch memory, which memorized settings for individually created sounds and saved them in the internal memory.  Used by everyone from Kraftwerk to The Prodigy, the Prophet 5 was favoured for its five note polyphony, lush strings and “punchy” bass sounds.  The full string sounds create warbling and melancholy synthmospheres in these two early 80s ballads:  

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Japan - Ghosts

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - The Romance of the Telescope

-Lara

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Synthposium Vol. 10 Challenge 3 Part 1: Gear Trends (Les) by synthposium3