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Guest Billy

Hi!

 

I just wonder, what new and old synths can produce such sounds that Astral does. I know that they have many many synths but i do think thay have some fovourites and i wonder if someone knows and can mention couple of new and old synths ;)

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Reason 2.0 software is able to produce at least 80% of all Astral's sounds.. i managed to tweak it by myself, check my newest album

its all done without any hardware, im pretty sure you will recognize many synths of Astral use

 

BrainStorm "Angels" 2004:

 

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs...gs=163742&T=110

 

(PANNED PROMO VERSIONS)

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Guest Ramesh

Not very complicated, just listen to their tunes carefully.

 

I can recognize in most of them:

 

- the Novation Bass Station

- JD-800

- Jupiter 8 (not sure)

- SH-101

- TB-303

- Juno 106

 

I think they have a Korg Monopoly or something that can make very close sounds. Also they use some digital synths other than the Roland JD-800. I think they have an Access Virus or something close.

 

Just have to listen carefully to their tunes...

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I am listening right now to Starship 101 from Etnica. The main lead is from the Orbit Danceplanet (EMU) with a Z-Plane filter (not bad actually) but digital sound, nothing analog as you can see (or hear!).

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Guest WOggz

are you sure? it sounds pretty much like an sh101 for almost all the sounds on the track. I thoguth that's why it was called starship 101

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Not very complicated, just listen to their tunes carefully.

 

I can recognize in most of them:

 

- the Novation Bass Station

- JD-800

- Jupiter 8 (not sure)

- SH-101

- TB-303

- Juno 106

 

I think they have a Korg Monopoly or something that can make very close sounds. Also they use some digital synths other than the Roland JD-800. I think they have an Access Virus or something close.

 

Just have to listen carefully to their tunes...

They use a korg MS-20... or at at least they did 9 years ago on stage...

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Juno 60

DX7

SH-101

Jupiter something

etc

 

check vintagesynth.com ;)

 

There is a Reason refil called Virology, and in the description they list AP as users of the Access Virus. Just my 2 cents. Also there is a youtube video of AP live at the Fridge Club in London 2006 and there you can get a glimpse of some of their older kit, Roland (not sure model) amongst others. Their newer stuff is certainly a lot more digital and atmospheric with a less pronounced kick and to my mind a lot more virus 'inspired' than the early 90's stuff.

 

On the Etnic comments, apart from Starhip 101 (and no I have no idea what they were using back then - other than perhaps a 303 or later - having seen them live in Cape Town) they also have a track Z-plane sunrise so perhaps there is smoething to the comment about using a Z-plane?

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here are some interesting facts taken from: plur magazine nov 97

 

PLUR: What do you have in your studio?( if you think this is a

secret, you don't have to answer this one)

 

AP: First of all great acoustics, I designed and built the studio

myself with the help of an architect friend. I have a lot of Roland gear

mostly old analog stuff: MKS's, JX's, JUNO's, TR's. A lot of analog

synths of various types, high-end out board gear like Lexicon and

Valley. Some digital recorders, ADATs etc.......I have a nice GH CH

desk with automation, IBM & ATARI computers and a very special

30 years old Neumann tube microphone.

PLUR: Let's get to the technical side the other musicians are

curious about. What's the main synthesizer or sampler you use?

 

AP: Emu Emaxўє, Roland MKS50, TR909, TB303, SH101 There's

no main synth really and we don't sample that much but almost

every song we do has: EN EMAX II, Roland MKS 50, TR 909, TB

303, SH 101, and a lot more........

 

PLUR: Many of your tracks have this long "kick". How do you make

it?

 

AP: I program the kick on an analog synth of some kind then eq,

compress, gate, sample it.

 

PLUR: Do you use lots of effect on tracks, like filter, envelope, or

compressor? How?

 

AP: Yeah, I use a lot of delays, chorusing for stereo image, I

compress the rhythm section sometimes.

source: http://www.uic.nnov.ru/~udr/astralpr.htm

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