Can You Forgive Her? PSB Synths.

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Can You Forgive Her? PSB Synths.

#1 Post by 80Snostalgia »

Looking for a certain sound. Thing is it has many layers.
It'll help by providing other videos if a close sound.

Pet Shop Boys sound. 0.47
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Me4AhOi6LYE

18.52
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J2uY0V9-LDk&t=1139s

4.14 D05 sound.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OpF-T-KtoOo

I guess Chris could be using Native Instruments now, any ideas on the sound set he'd use? Let me know if other Synths can do this sound or which of the other vids above are close to the sound.
Thanks for any Info or advice.

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#2 Post by Marcus »

You can create this kind of sound with many synths, hardware or software, which makes it hard to guess what Chris was or is using. Use one or two sawtooth oscillators, apply a filter sweep (try lowpass, highpass or bandpass to your liking) starting at high frequencies and going down the spectrum. Also play with filter steepness (rather 12 than 24 db/oct). Crank up the filter resonance, but stop before self oscillation. Add effects like delay, reverb. Nearly every synth has different filter algorithms so each sounds different but the general direction should be possible.

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#3 Post by rabagast »

Around 1991-1994 Chris was very fond of the Roland JD-800 keybaord synth and the Roland MKS-80 module synth. As Marcus says, you cab make this sweep effect on any synth with a resonant filter, but theese instrument are known for their beautiful and expressive filters.

Other examples of the same effect (probably the same patches) are to be found on tracks like Music for boys and the Girls and boys remix

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#4 Post by Eleven »

The 0:46 is the famous Roland JD-800 preset name "Classic Sweep" no other synth in the world can do exactly that sound, not even the rack version JD-990, I recommend you to use a vst called Zenology by Roland, their latest version includes a plugin of the JD-800, not ideal but better than nothing, that sound was used also on their remix of Girls and Boys and Music For Boys
Do your research with this info and listen for yourself, also if you have the money you can buy a second hand piece , its usually around 1.500 to 2.500 €

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#5 Post by Eleven »

rabagast wrote: Tue 07 Sep 2021, 10:44 am Around 1991-1994 Chris was very fond of the Roland JD-800 keybaord synth and the Roland MKS-80 module synth. As Marcus says, you cab make this sweep effect on any synth with a resonant filter, but theese instrument are known for their beautiful and expressive filters.

Other examples of the same effect (probably the same patches) are to be found on tracks like Music for boys and the Girls and boys remix
Didnt read yours and we said the same tracks haha , cheers

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#6 Post by Eleven »

Im gonna share this thread about that sound

https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopi ... 0&t=547302

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#7 Post by TallThinMan »

Here is the actual JD-800 that was used: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt6XJr2gLLh/

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#8 Post by 80Snostalgia »

Thank you so much all of you, you have all helped, such great knowledge and information, I had such problems on other Gear forums, no one had any idea, again thanks everyone!!

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