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Vangelis - Chariots of Fire bass and lead?!

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:48 am
by stefanstorm
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!

/ S

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

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 pm
by 8O
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...

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

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:58 pm
by 8O
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...

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

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

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

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:54 pm
by 8O
^ 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

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

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 pm
by electropoet
It is the first preset on the JP8000.