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This is a follow up to the previous slinky Korg MS-10 track that i posted here.

I’m loving the Korg MS-10 for mono-synthetic mayhem.  All non drums and non pads on this track are from the Korg MS-10 and an MS-20.

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This one comes with the perfect GIF too!

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Main drums are the Roland TR 909, Simmons SDS V, and Linndrum ( the low crunchy snare later ).

The Pads are Oberheim OB-8, I love the ‘THX’ sound you can get out of the mod matrix on this beast!

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I had a few days off from the studio and made some music.  This is my fave from that batch.  It’s buoyant and uplifted, how i’m feeling these days!  Featuring arpeggios from the white Europa Roland Jupiter 6  and Roland Jupiter 8, Pads and single note layers via Oberheim DPX-1 and Oberheim OB-8, and Drums by Oberheim DSX, Simmons SDS-V, and Linn LM2 on percussion.  So, the usual cast of characters!

I have been diggin’ the Europa JP-6.  The europa arpeggiator is awesome and adds a lot to the performance aspects of this bad boy in white…

In this track the DSX sequencer is just looping the chords so i could get the arpeggiators working together.  i also experimented with arpeggiating in unison mode. this is cool as it makes a monophonic melodic figure pop out of the arpeggiated chords…

…heavy mellow…

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The Whispers are a group from LA that had a great run of hits spanning almost 40 years.  They had overlap in soul, funk, disco, and dance and were also a staple of the SOLAR records scene in the 80’s.  Much like Zapp and many others of the era the group was formed by brothers but the Scott brothers were twins!  Luckily they managed to avoid the all too often tragedies and perils that befall bands based on family relationships!

The XBS of the week reminds me of them because it has a little electronic but also some smooth funk to it:

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Happy Friday!

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So i finally organized the Oberheim DSX photos i’ve been intending to post for a while. It’s a pretty slick design for a Z80 world.  And it’s a nice size as well as it matches up perfectly with all the other Oberheim kits of the era.

I’ve already discussed it’s functional attributes here:

So, it’s totally RAD! on a historical note, MIDI came out just after this unit ( 1981 ) and Tom Oberheim was one of the synth designers on the american side ( along with Dave Smith of SCI ) to convince other manufacturers to adopt MIDI…

Here are some pics:

I have the DSX clocked to a Garfield Electronics Dr. Click II ( Thats the red cable connected to the clock in within the gallery! ) which is a topic for another post!

As ALWAYS, Thanks Paul!

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We’ve been listening to a lot of old Talk Talk records lately.  The earlier stuff is straight british new wave while the later stuff is so outside and minimal yet super complex and evolving.  It can take years to parce the development of a band and or artist, especially Mark Hollis‘ descent into an erie drug induced madness and isolation on the later Talk Talk and then his one solo record.

The reversed synth lines in this track remind me of the strange soundscapes that Mark Hollis would use on his more experimental records.  Tucked into an A Ha-esque British synth pop shell.  It’s uplifting somehow, Like the Simple Minds and Tears for Fears stuff of that era always is…

somehow…

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The usual suspects too! Oberheim DSX, Oberheim DMX, Simmons SDS V, Linn LM2, Roland – JP 8, Arp…

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This one is dedicated to Mr. Knapp…

Can i call u that?

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