Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

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stefanstorm
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Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by stefanstorm » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:48 am

Anyone knows what synths are used in Chariots of fire?
Especially the bass and the string lead (it's the first two things you hear)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEF4zH6XHCk

Thanks a million!

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Re: Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by 8O » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 pm

Here's a nice little diversion for you while I rummage around and find a similar sound in my old live sets...

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/ ... s-of-fire/

That first lead sound is more of a brass sound than a string sound. I guess Vangelis used hardware synths for all of this - it was 1982 - but a software approximation won't be too far off...
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Re: Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by 8O » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:58 pm

In one of my old sets, I had a sound that reminded me of that Chariots of Fire lead, but on hearing it again, it sounds nothing like it! :D Anyway, just in case it's a useful starting point: I used the Ambient-Glasso Phone from the Live Instrument Rack with hardly any Ping, some Saw and full Sine and then a reverb (the Bright Reflections preset) after it. Might be a useful starting point...
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Re: Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by Pitch Black » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:36 pm


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Re: Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by 8O » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:54 pm

^ Pitch Black is on the money... Same synth is featured in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU - Vangelis at the grand piano with a cup of coffee and a cigarette, those were the days... :D
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Re: Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Post by electropoet » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 pm

It is the first preset on the JP8000.

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