As I’m still learning about this stuff I spent the evening listening to all the tracks and then looking up the gear used, and very enjoyable and insightful it was too!
So for what it’s worth (and really it isn’t worth anything) ……
The Waldorf Rocket, blimey such a tiny thing yet it really does sound amazing and all in very musical! – I’ve now listened to some demos of this but Rich’s track is better.
Jumpeyspyder’s Novation UltraNova just sounds so deep and dreamy – sitting in this hotel room looking out at the Leeds city lights twinkling in the background, it’s actually a perfect sound scape for where I am. Thanks Jumpy.
For IIA’s it not just the sound that’s impressive but great playing – wife and I just looked at each other when this came on cool, atmospheric and big! You think ooh that’s great keyboard playing and then the bass hits you!
BJG45 had not heard of a Yamaha VL70 before and as such this caused lots of head scratching and which bits a synth? type thoughts – OK! now I get it, wind synth must surely be a new hipster trend thing organic sounding and synthy! Different and fresh
The CS15 just has that low end analogue umph, Fruitcake you must just love this thing and it shows. This is a man’s synth (or woman’s) but played manly and no mistake. (Sorry just realised that Fruitcake is gender neutral so hope I haven’t offended)
Folderol – I wish I had more guts and said I thought this was your one. I love the composition. I know you had it at Synthfest but I can’t seem to find much out on Yoshimi …
Richie’s Nord Lead is blinking well funky! Mostly when I see these used it is for piano or organ but this had loads more sounds and groove!
Eddy and his Korg Trinity is just epic – it’s one of those ones you listen to and then go, nuts I wish I could do that! Big sounds, highs and lows, breaks, just as you are relaxing into it you wonder that something a bit ominous is coming….
DaveB you and your niece should be soo happy with this – it just makes me smile and feel happy – what’s not to like. And blimey how few takes for the vocal! As for the tetra again it’s a tiny thing! I’m seriously questioning my preconceptions hear.
Keiransi ah the DX7! It just has it’s own era all wrapped up in one oral package, I don’t know why but I just want to grab a cocktail somewhere warm and relax
Ah and I’m off dreaming again to Rich’s Korg Delta – analaogy, warm, and yet a bit melancholy at the same time. I must say I’m also a sucker for anything that has shakers in it so I’m sold already. These old synths really do have something to them and I can see what all the fuss is.
Ohh the DSI OB-6 sounds lush with Dan LB just layering those lush pads over a cool bass it’s all very hypnotic. So hypnotic I’ve just realised I’ve played it three times over and need to call the wife at some point!
Ah and then there was the Elf – I listened to this without knowing what it was some time ago, just chilling in the office on a sunny winters day and it was lovely. Again this one changes my perception of what the instrument is, this feels just so now. I’ve been to ambient gigs where there are racks of PC’s, controllers and Euro racks and often they don’t connect – but this does.
Thanks Dave, not only for the challenge but the education!
Blimey that’s more than I have written for quite some time!