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Charles Bernstein, music for the 84 version of Nightmare on Elms street Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 26th August 2010
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Charles Bernstein, music for the 84 version of Nightmare on Elms street

Any one got any info on this score, all really know is that its one of Charles Bernstein's?

Synths as the driving force to a score seemed to be common place in the horror movies of the 70's and 80's, John Carpenter springs to mind, although there seems to be quite a bit of information given on the equipment used. But i can't find much on the Nightmare on Elm street score. I would love to know what gear he was using as i have found myself coming back to this score time & time again for both sampling reasons & also shear inspiration.

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Here's a gearlist for this horror-score:

Yamaha DX-7 (used a lot for the bell-like melody textures)
Oberheim OB-SX (used for the low pad on the Main Title etc.)
Roland Juno-106
ARP 2600 (mk I - 1971/72 model) - Charles wasn't totally sure whether this synth made it onto the score.
Very small Casio keyboard (used for the electronic violin sound in the Main title etc.)
Roland drum machine (Charles does not remember what model it was)
Acoustic piano

Moreover, Charles used a lot of Boss guitar pedals to process his voice (in falsetto).
This is the eerie vocal effects that can be heard at various places in the score.

The score was recorded on a TEAC 1/2" 8-Track.



cheers,
Micke
Old 27th August 2010
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Here's a gearlist for this horror-score:

Yamaha DX-7 (used a lot for the bell-like melody textures)
Oberheim OB-SX (used for the low pad on the Main Title etc.)
Roland Juno-106
ARP 2600 (mk I - 1971/72 model) - Charles wasn't totally sure whether this synth made it onto the score.
Very small Casio keyboard (used for the electronic violin sound in the Main title etc.)
Roland drum machine (Charles does not remember what model it was)
Acoustic piano

Moreover, Charles used a lot of Boss guitar pedals to process his voice (in falsetto).
This is the eerie vocal effects that can be heard at various places in the score.

The score was recorded on a TEAC 1/2" 8-Track.



cheers,
Micke
Thanks for that info. thumbsup

I always wondered what the set up was, i knew i could hear a dx-7 in there but could also tell there was some analogue richness in those pads. For quite a modest set up Charles did a pretty good job of things IMO.

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You're welcome
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