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"All of My Love" Led Zeppelin - key/string intro?
Old 17th October 2007
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"All of My Love" Led Zeppelin - key/string intro?

I have always loved this intro. What is the keyboard that John Paul is playing on the intro of All of My Love. Is there anything newer (Motif, Phantom, etc...) that mimics that sound?

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Old 17th October 2007
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I thought it was too. However, I seemed to have read somewhere that it was actually a synth and the first time that John had used it.
Old 17th October 2007
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There's a patch on the Roland FantomXR (module) that sounds real real close. I think with a bit of tweaking you can get there.
Old 17th October 2007
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I read that it was a giant Yamaha synth, not the CS-80 and that very few were made. One sold recently for over 10,000 I believe. Can't find the info I had on it, sorry!
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Just had to say that is my fav Zep album....
Old 17th October 2007
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It was a GX1 in the studio as well. Not only was it used for both the intro and 'baroque-style' solo, but also 'In the Evening', 'Carouselambra' and 'I'm Gonna Crawl'. Apparently, Stevie Wonder had used it on several songs, as well as Keith Emerson (whom apparently, JPJ sold it to as a spare later on). Its a precursor to the aforementioned CS80. If it wasn't for the time-consuming upkeep, he might still have it!
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It was a GX1. I have a pretty good version of it on my Kurzweil PC2. It uses a ARP solina string sample. If you try to edit another string patch, make sure it has a slow attack and fast release.
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Definitely the GX-1.
You can get really close with a CS-80.
Or you can get a stripped down mono version for the solo stuff with the SY-1/SY-2.
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Just had to say that is my fav Zep album....
Old 12th December 2007
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It was a GX1. I have a pretty good version of it on my Kurzweil PC2. It uses a ARP solina string sample. If you try to edit another string patch, make sure it has a slow attack and fast release.

My buddy has a solina string machine and it sounds identical.

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It's NOT a mellotron.
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Apparently, Stevie Wonder had used it on several songs, as well as Keith Emerson (whom apparently, JPJ sold it to as a spare later on).
I recall reading that JPJ bought it from Geoff Downes (of Buggles and Asia fame).

You can also get really close with an ARP Omni-2. For a long time that's what I thought it was.
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Holy Necro! Almost 10 years dead!
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I have always loved this intro. What is the keyboard that John Paul is playing on the intro of All of My Love. Is there anything newer (Motif, Phantom, etc...) that mimics that sound?

Thanks
Brian DuNard
It's a straightforward patch that should be easy to recreate on most modern synths - listening to it again, just now, I'm surprised by how simple it is - I remembered it as "thicker" and more complex.
Old 3rd June 2017
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It´s probable something that they didn´t steal.....
Old 3rd June 2017
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For me it's not about the into KB piece it's the solo.. What a cool sound!
Old 8th June 2017
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Holy Necro! Almost 10 years dead!
And thank god. The 15 posts confirming it was a GX-1 just werent enough to ease that uncertainty of a first reply wrong answer this whole time.
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