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Synths that were used in 90s rave/techno records
Old 28th May 2020 | Show parent
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Old 29th May 2020
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Hey all

I am looking for synths defining the rave / techno scene.
Examples of synths in songs that I really like are 2 Unlimited , Technotronics, Prodigy and whatever they are using on here. I like great synth leads as well as the softer and feel good sounds.


Answer: anything available cheaply at pawn shops.

If it was around then, it was used. 80s synths and fx were particularly cheap during the 90s.
Old 5th June 2020 | Show parent
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Hello... I am not sure if someone still remembers RMB (german DJ duo... made some killer tunes "Spring" , "Reality" etc.) ... but I have seen

YAMAHA CS1X
Roland JV

in their line-up.

It's very affordable and rather redundant, you can pick one up for under $250. Remember standing in front of one when I was 11 years of age.
Old 18th October 2020
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Also helps if everything is printed to ADAT first.
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Also helps if everything is printed to ADAT first.
Not wanting an argument but isn’t this a bit of a myth . I’d been interested in this but all my reading got me to the conclusion that DAT didn’t add to the overall sound . Key ingredient was source, fx from the era and mixing desks as available at the time . I.e midiverbs and cheap Mackie mixers .

Genuinely interested if you know different
Old 18th October 2020
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Used to use DAT loads for storing masters and portable DATs for field recordings/sampling. There’s nothing about the sound that’s particularly characteristic unless you have a unit with crappier AD/DA. Plenty of better ways to sound more ‘90s.
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Not wanting an argument but isn’t this a bit of a myth . I’d been interested in this but all my reading got me to the conclusion that DAT didn’t add to the overall sound . Key ingredient was source, fx from the era and mixing desks as available at the time . I.e midi verbs and cheap Mackie mixers .

Genuinely interested if you know different
DAT didn't. ADAT did. :-)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADAT
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DAT didn't. ADAT did. :-)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADAT
Thanks , that’s interesting

Found this thread on here about them which is a good read The Return of the ADAT

I’d like to hear one, they seem pretty cheap on eBay ... oh no more old half broken electronics coming my way lol
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