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Streets of Philadelphia pad synth?

I hate to start this type of thread but I googled and searched the forums with no luck.

Does anyone know what synth/keyboard was used for the pad sound used throughout the song?

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sounds very Oberheimish to me, I might be wrong thou´
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I remember reading somewhere it was a Yamaha CS80.
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I read once that it was a demo that Bruce Springsteen did for the producers of the film in his home studio, and that it was an Oberheim.

That's going from memory, and zero research.
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I always thought it sounded a lot like the Warm Strings Peformance from the DX7IID - probably not though
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I read once that it was a demo that Bruce Springsteen did for the producers of the film in his home studio, and that it was an Oberheim.

That's going from memory, and zero research.
Yeah it´s a sparse arrangement and quite some demo productions were released as final mixes (after additional mixing/mastering). I recall, that for example Celine Diones Titanic theme as we know it was the demo with the vocal scratch takes. As always, performance is the key.
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I remember reading somewhere it was a Yamaha CS80.
Same here.

On a tangent, Born in the USA's main synth riff is CS80..
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