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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello.

what sort of synths or keyboards did queen used during the live/studio sessions.

i know the dx7 is used in either one vision and who wants to live forever.

but what sort of keys/synths did they used more?


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NON-SYNTH KEYBOARDS:

Digital piano: Probably for some overdubs in the 'Miracle' - 'Heaven' era

Electric pianos: Best Friend, SASS, Ga Ga (live - Works tour), Impromptu (Works tour)

Harpsichord: Masterstroke

Jangle Piano: Killer Queen, Leroy Brown, Seaside Rendezvous

Harmonium: Teo

Plastic Piano: Teo

Organ: Liar, Wedding March, Under Pressure

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SYNTHESISERS:

The Game (album): Oberheim OBX, Roland VP-330 ('A Human Body')

Flash (album + tour): OBX

Hot Space (album): Oberheim OBX, Oberheim OBX-a, Roland Jupiter 8

Hot Space (tour): Roland Jupiter 8

Works (album): OBX, OBX-a, OB8, Jupiter 8, Fairlight CMI-III, Kurzweil K-250, Roland VP-330, DX-7 (maybe)

Works (tour): OBX-a, Jupiter 8, VP-330

Magic (album): Jupiter 8, DX-7, VP-330, Emulator II, Fairlight CMI-III, Kurzweil K-250

Magic (tour): Jupiter 8, VP-330, DX-7, Emulator II+

Miracle: DX-7, Korg M1, Emulator II, Roland D-50

Innuendo: DX-7 (maybe), Korg M1

Post-Innuendo: Roland JP-800, Ensoniq ASR10, Korg M1


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHY DID THEY USED THE M1 AND DX7 SO MUCH?



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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The same reason Brian used the Red Special so much and why John used the Fender Precision so much. Thye obviously liked them.


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innuendo1990 wrote:

WHY DID THEY USED THE M1 AND DX7 SO MUCH?


Because the Nord Electro and Lead hadn't been invented yet.

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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that is true but.......They arent using it during the 2005-2006 tour.

they where using the KORG TRITON EXTREME!!!


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i know where im talking about i play keyboard since im 4 so that makes it 12 years.

the triton is a pretty sick machine 133mb of wave rom i believe and the 88 keys version of the triton that spike used whas sweet.

it only lacks a vocoder on radio gaga so it couldnt do the REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDIOOOOOOOOOOO but that doesnt realy matters.


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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whats synth used in MR Bad Guy ?

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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kombattivi wrote:

Whats synth used in MR Bad Guy ?


Obviously the wrong one.

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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innuendo1990 wrote:

the triton is a pretty sick machine


Yeah, that's what I think whenever I hear it's Organ or E.Piano patches.

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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah it sounds pretty sick.

there is 1 combi in the c bank i dontknow its name but it has string on the left hand and on the right hand a old lead synth,it sounds so cool.


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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kombattivi wrote:

Whats synth used in MR Bad Guy ?


i believe an oberheim and the dx7 and juno.

they used it the most so i thinhk freddie used them on the mr bad guy album.

on the barcelona album the used an ENSONIG sq2.


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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I loved the DX7 - if I could lay my hands on one of them again. great electric piano sound.


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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the Solo Synth in I was Born to love you (Brass and Bass) ando also the Brass in Your Kind a Lover.

I think it's a Jupiter 8 or Oberheim OB-8 but not sure...

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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The dx7 is a cool machine.

i once played the dx27s.


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Posted: 13 Oct 07, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes the DX7 it's fantastic....
I had the last year a DX7, DX21 and Jupiter 8 and was fantastic to play with these synth.

Now i have an Oberheim OB-X and a Sampler E-MU Emulator II and i hope to have the Vocoder VP 330 like Queen.

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Posted: 14 Oct 07, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

vp-330!!!!.

one ofd the best vocoders ever in my opinion.

did queen used that one in radio gaga?


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Posted: 15 Oct 07, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They simply over-used them in the 80's


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Posted: 15 Oct 07, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On wich songs?


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Posted: 15 Oct 07, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

innuendo1990 wrote:

On wich songs?

On most everything from Hot space through The miracle.


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