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Madonna - "Borderline" piano sound Keyboard Synthesizers
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Madonna - "Borderline" piano sound



does anyone know what this sound (the first piano note) is that occurs in many 80's recordings?

It sounds to me like there's something layered on top of the piano or some type of piano with a high timbre voice like a chime or something layered on top.

Does anyone know what this is?

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It's a Fender Rhodes piano. Not the crappy DX7 version that took off later. Just a basic electronic piano. They are a bit pricey these days. I've owned four of them over the years. Still the last one I got. Of course, there are lots of great sample packs that emulate it. My favorite and the one I use most often is the Scarbee samples. It models everything. Including the unique sound it makes when you pull off on the key.

The Rhodes is on the left channel. There might be a bit of glock layered coming out of the right speaker. Of course, you could get that sound without a glock if you replaced all the hammers with hard tips. They did all kind of mods to it.



There's also a bit of Roland chorus on it.

After listening to it again, that's definitely a glockenspiel layered over the rhodes.

Last edited by jammiedodger666; 1 week ago at 03:01 PM.. Reason: clarity
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