I'm trying to get the timbre of the synthesizer sounds in my favourite song

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kjell159
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I'm trying to get the timbre of the synthesizer sounds in my favourite song

Postby kjell159 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:14 pm

Hello there,

I don't know where exactly to put this question, but I'm trying to get a grasp on a certain sound I specifically really admire.
It's the 'synth bell' sound in the song 'Faces' by 'Clio' from 1985.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JenXIQazv2o

I've been experimenting with certain bell sounds but nothing really 'gets there' if you know what I'm trying to say.
If anybody has any clues, both theory as tool wise.
If I could get a similar sound using open-source software would be pretty cool but I'm open for other tools (like vst's) as well. At the moment I'm running Fedora 30 without wine but that shouldn't withhold me from experimenting any further.
Even getting a way of decent sampling/a decent sample would be cool.

The song was probably recorded with expensive analog equipment and it will probably not be possible to get the 'exact' sound, but getting somewhere the ballpark is 'radical' enough for me. (Wasn't that the hip word back then, I'm young myself though.)

If someone has any clue, idea, ... for the bell - or the other sounds like the synth 'stabs' - I'd love to hear them!

Thanks in advance,
kjell159

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Re: I'm trying to get the timbre of the synthesizer sounds in my favourite song

Postby tavasti » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:20 pm

kjell159 wrote:Hello there,

I don't know where exactly to put this question, but I'm trying to get a grasp on a certain sound I specifically really admire.
It's the 'synth bell' sound in the song 'Faces' by 'Clio' from 1985.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JenXIQazv2o

I've been experimenting with certain bell sounds but nothing really 'gets there' if you know what I'm trying to say.
If anybody has any clues, both theory as tool wise.
If I could get a similar sound using open-source software would be pretty cool but I'm open for other tools (like vst's) as well. At the moment I'm running Fedora 30 without wine but that shouldn't withhold me from experimenting any further.
Even getting a way of decent sampling/a decent sample would be cool.

Install Dexed, and browse thru all presets that come with it, most likely there is pretty close that one.
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