Originally Posted by Don Solaris
That would be a good idea. In most cases a synth's not just what we see on the outside and AFAIK about only thing rev2 and rev3 have in common is the wooden case, knobs and the set of keys. And that's about it.
After some more listening (like 20 times or so) i think you are correct!
Those in fact might be SH-2 and Juno 60 combined together in the track, and not
Unless it really is the OB-X we hear on Sweet dreams--which it probably is since Mr. Stewart said so-- I bet it was all done on a Juno-6, rather than a Juno-60, because I doubt the latter was available on the market at the time of recording. Afaik the 60 was released at the end of '82 (the 1st ed. of the service manual is dated '83 though) and Sweet dreams was recorded in the fall of that year.
And as I mentioned earlier Mr. Stewart used a SH-09, not a SH-2. I'm sure about this because the SH-09 is mentioned several times in a keyboard magazine interview I have from 1984. There's no mention about the OB-X in this interview (nor in any other article/interview I have read) but Stewart says he used the SH-09/CSQ-100 combo on the Sweet dreams album (eg in the beginning of This Is The House) as well as on tour.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
"I like the SH-09 synthesizer, he says. "I've had it with me on hundreds of jobs; it's like Old Faithful. And it's this particular one I love. I've used another SH-09 when mine was broken, and it wasn't the same. I put everything in the same position, and it sounded completely different to my ears. "Lots of the "synth-sounds" on this record came from a Farfisa Compact organ."
And lastly, a gearlist that was published in the Feb 1984 issue of the magazine "One Two Testing": Roland Space Echo, SH09, SH-101, Juno 60, Drumatix(TR-606), CSQ100, Oberheim DMX, Simmons, a Casio, Wasp with Catepillar keyboard, Ibanez multi-effects rack, Voletra eight-voice (on trial and not working that well), and a Roland GR300/G505 (used live only).