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Old 14th November 2009
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come on - Samantha Fox isnt even that hot. And her character....ew...shes like a british 'Pink'. And her recent exploits on TV were a complete car crash...

Sabrina on the other hand - wow - she is hot! That video is pretty raunchy for its time. THere is nipple. Lots of suggestive cupping of her assets.

Neither of those tracks are preferable examples of 80s music in my humblest of opiniones...
Old 14th November 2009
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LOL.. okay. I got the name mixed up but I think it's 'stacked' something or is it fantasia or something? ...
She was definitely stacked.
Old 14th November 2009
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Neither of those tracks are preferable examples of 80s music in my humblest of opiniones...
No shit!!!
Old 14th November 2009
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Sabrina on the other hand - wow - she is hot!
...some 20 years ago. I know for a fact that gravity is a mans worst friend.
Old 14th November 2009
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Neither of those tracks are preferable examples of 80s music in my humblest of opiniones...
VEry humble but to be honest it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out these are definitely NOT the BEST of the 80s.. ofcourse there was Culture Club..lol..
Anyways, my point is not that. Its to work out a particular sound., damn it. I agree she is Stack heaven or haven.. however you want to look at it, but this is about what exactly that sound was... the bell-ish pad sound. Any clever fellows or 80s throwbacks wanna help me?
Old 14th November 2009
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...some 20 years ago. I know for a fact that gravity is a mans worst friend.
Yeah boys.. when you saw that video in ur teems and it led to some self indulgence because the girlfriend at the time was not giving enough or just was not ready to..hehe?
Old 14th November 2009
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Based both on the sound and the producers, it's DX bass-a DX-7, DX-7II, 816, etc.

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these are definitely NOT the BEST of the 80s.. ofcourse there was Culture Club..lol..
Some of her songs stack up so to speak with the best of others from the 80s. It was/is a producer's medium, the singer's often almost incidental.




These days she's an interesting combination of born-again christian and lesbian.

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"God gave me my body. I know it has made many people happy. There is no conflict there. I don't and have never promoted pornography. I'm not a born-again Christian because I have always been one. I am doing what God wants me to do. My prayer each night is: 'Let me go my way and make people happy. Let me do the right thing.'"
Many people said they believed that the woman she lived with at the time, Australian Cris Bonacci formerly guitarist with Girlschook, was more than just her manager.
In February 2003, she made a statement about her personal life:
"People keep trying to say I'm a lesbian. I don't know what I am. All I know is that I'm in love with Myra [Stratton, her manager]. I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her."
Fox participated in the television show Celebrity Wife Swap with her partner.
In August 2009, Samantha Fox announced her plans to have a civil partnership with her long term girlfriend and manager, Myra Stratton
Old 14th November 2009
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SY-1 1974
He wasn't referring to this SY and you know it.. he meant the SY / TG series.
Old 14th November 2009
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I know for a fact that gravity is a mans worst friend.
Wear underwear. It'll help heh
Old 15th November 2009
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He wasn't referring to this SY and you know it.. he meant the SY / TG series.
i am a robot .


edit. yea.. you're right, just being pedantic over here
Old 15th November 2009
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Neither of those tracks are preferable examples of 80s music in my humblest of opiniones...
oh really?
Old 15th November 2009
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Neither of those tracks are preferable examples of 80s music in my humblest of opiniones...
What's your poison for that decade then?
Old 15th November 2009
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I liked the song back then, but not because of the music ... heh untill I found out that Sam's a lesbo
Old 15th November 2009
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Still people.. NO one has an answer for me on the sound used on SFox's Touch Me record at the intro. The bell like pad/organ sound.
ANyone? Which synth/s is this from? Any definites?
Old 15th November 2009
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Touch Me.... er no thanks, Looks like there may be dangly bits there. Gertcha!

For the era, it may have been SY and TG series.

She looks like Ozzy Ozbourne he he
Old 15th November 2009
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Still people.. NO one has an answer for me on the sound used on SFox's Touch Me record at the intro. The bell like pad/organ sound.
ANyone? Which synth/s is this from? Any definites?
Calm down bro, it's a PPG.
Old 15th November 2009
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She's on tv now on "I'm a celeb get me out of here",,she's quality,forgot how funny and british she is. Get on


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Old 16th November 2009
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it's a PPG.
Thank you. I appreciate your feedback on what Synth it could be.
As for calming down, please understand that all people in a planet work differently and for me hunting for answers (and giving my own) is not something that is bad. As a matter of fact, I am doing a compressor shoot out (check out 'best compressor' thread) and will be posting results soon. Many have emailed me (including dealers) who want to know the 'answers' I think it would be unfair for me to tell them to 'calm down' as this is what people are passionate about. I hope you understand.
Old 24th November 2009
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I recently asked Mark Shreeve about that bell/pad sound but he couldn't remember what they used. Anyways, the bassline is a combination of DX-7 and Jup-6. Says Mark: "during those early midi/digital synth days we found we had to layer sounds a lot, just to thicken up the overall sound."

The instruments used on that song/album included the following;

The instruments used were:
Fairlight CMI II
Linn Drum
Roland TR808
SCI Pro-One
PPG wave 2.2
Roland Jupiter 6
Yamaha DX7
Roland MSQ 700
and the guitarist played a Fender Strat.

cheers,
Micke
Old 24th November 2009
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I recently asked Mark Shreeve about that bell/pad sound but he couldn't remember what they used. Anyways, the bassline is a combination of DX-7 and Jup-6. Says Mark: "during those early midi/digital synth days we found we had to layer sounds a lot, just to thicken up the overall sound."

Micke
Thank you sir kindly. I really appreciate it. I will try the method of elimination perhaps to try and narrow it down. Thanks again!!
Old 24th November 2009
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I recently asked Mark Shreeve about that bell/pad sound
I may also try eliminating a few synths based on the year of manufacture I guess because the same sound is in the UB40 record 'Red Red Wine' (atleast to my ears) and that song I believe was August 1983, which means it would have been created on pre-83 synths. I also have a feeling 'Falconer' who produced UB40 may not have had a Fairlight at the time... and based on this theory, it narrows down to
SCI Pro-One - and this doesn't count as it's mono...
So the choices are between:
PPG wave 2.2
Roland Jupiter 6
Thanks so much!! This is great help!
Old 24th November 2009
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You're welcome :-)

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if that part was done with the Jup-6, possibly MIDIed to the DX-7.

Michael Boddicker, the expert synth-programmer/session keyboardist,
thought the Jup-6 was great for bell-like sounds "because it has a very sparkly sound, enhanced by the fact that the oscillators can be tuned up
into a very high frequency range. The sound is then highpass filtered to get out any fundamental that is present. When I want sparkle I go with instruments like the Jup-6 and DX-7, because they have more top end than the PPG or Minimoog."

(Michael Boddicker interviewed in the June '85 issue of Keyboard).
Old 24th November 2009
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You're welcome :-)
" When I want sparkle I go with instruments like the Jup-6 and DX-7, because they have more top end than the PPG or Minimoog."

(Michael Boddicker interviewed in the June '85 issue of Keyboard).
Hi
Thanks. Yes I dig Boddicker's work bigtime. He did a lot of stuff for MJ and is definitely an inspiration. I am glad you get where I am coming from and you assisting is very much appreciated. I have a ton of virtual synths from Arturia to GForce etc but something about the synths of yesteryear is so right and inspirational. Its a sense of color that they have and today to my eyes, virtual synths are very one dimensional and stale. SO Im just trying to quickly snatch up a few decent old schoolers (i have a 76key DX7, TX816 for the FMs and a Juno, SE1x) to get some cool stuff going. I am composing a few songs and I heard that pad/bell on one of them in one part, hence the search I guess...
I checked out youtube and there is one link which has Jupiter6 playing alot of bell like stuff and I feel its close as well.
Thanks again!
Old 3rd January 2010
  #54
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Just stumbled upon this thread, well I've enjoyed the read.

I'm a long time SAW/PWL fan and collector, I'm also trying to recreate their sound, got a lot of the drums and percussion sorted. I need to find a slap bass (Dead Or Alive, or any other SAW production from the time). I think it's an FM sound.

They did state in an interview in about 1988 (Music Technology, I still have that issue) that they mainly used presets, purely down to time constraints.

Cheers for the great memories lads.

Alan.

PS. check out all the recent retro mixes/remixes (2008/9) by Pete Hammond, he's one of the original PWL team, bloody brilliant work imho.
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