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Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

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RE: Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

Postby Thoracius » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:27 pm

I gave it a shot recreating this sound on my microKORG XL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2c97a76NEI" target="phpbbpopup

I feel like I got pretty close, considering most of the character of the original comes from the weird pitch-shifting artifacts of the digital sample, which is hard to emulate with subtractive synthesis.
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Re: Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

Postby desmond » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Not bad, if it’s just subtractive synthesis being used... :thumbup:
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Re: Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

Postby Scramble » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:43 pm

If I was playing in a Kate Bush cover band I'd be pretty happy with that.
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Re: Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

Postby ken long » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 am

So glad to see this epic thread revived! :angel:
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Re: Kate Bush - Running up that Hill - main synth sound

Postby desmond » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:38 pm

There's a new blog post on the sounds of Running Up That Hill, which seems to come to the same conclusions as we came to in this thread:

https://reverbmachine.com/blog/kate-bush-synth-sounds
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