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Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sat 10 Apr 2021, 11:16 pm
by sonicbleep
Pete G is selling off some classic PSB synths

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNc8gl6M6fv ... 1zwonw4k4q

Which one will you buy?

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sat 10 Apr 2021, 11:29 pm
by domino
He's doing this from time to time. :)

If I had the money ...

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 10:45 am
by PSBForTheMasses
How much does it cost? It looks gorgeous.

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 5:09 pm
by greenmile
I've no idea what they do or how to operate them, but I want them!!

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8:04 pm
by sonicbleep
https://petshopboys-online.com/intervie ... recording/

A lot of them were used in the very period.

The top one, the Yamaha TG 33 (quote below from Pete) was used for lots of the pets string sounds. They used to be a bit embarrassed about using it as it was considered a cheap synth. I owned one once but could never get my head round programming it.

“Of the rest, you can get more enthusiastic about some tools than others. One of the synths here generates all the Pet Shop Boys’ string pad sounds — they wouldn’t like me to tell you which one, though — and cost £350. “


The TG 500 was used on It always comes as a surprise.


There is another great article here on the synths they have used http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/pet-sounds/7670


It’s really cool seeing these synths, would be great to know which PSB patches are still programmed into them.

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8:15 pm
by oakey
Very cool indeed, but a pain to program.there is a reason the Boys hired Pete Gladale :)

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8:45 pm
by TallThinMan
They’re mainly ROMplers. I think the boys use more presets than people might expect.

Re: Who's gonna buy a synth?

Posted: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 10:49 am
by sonicbleep
TallThinMan wrote: Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8:45 pm They’re mainly ROMplers. I think the boys use more presets than people might expect.
yeah the Pets and Pete have always taken a view that if a preset works then use it.

It will be interesting to see if Pete Gleadall's move to a eurorack modular system approach is going to have an influence over the Pets sound and next album, maybe more analogue sounding. I saw Pete had purchased an Roland System 100M, one was used on Miserablism and always loved the sound of that track.