jp8000 wrote:What is the synth used in equinoxe 7 producing rising sound in the middle of the album version?
(2:23 is the first appearance of that sound)
would that be oberheim two voice?
You mean a glissando
Jarre's favourite thing to do on a keyboard.
You can use any keyboard instrument to do that. From pianos, organs to synthesizers.
It's usually done on a harp, due to the wonderful harmonic resonance it produces.
On Oxygene 1 its a pulse waveform, with keyboard tracking. Equinoxe 7 could be the same.
ARP2600 was used for Oxygene 1.
It's a kind of magical sound, which is why Jarre uses it, but really any synth will do.
In order for the lower notes to be darker, as they are on both Oxygene 1 and Equinoxe 7,
the instrument must either have inbuilt keyboard tracking (such the Eminent 310 and ARP2600) or it can be adjusted/over-ridden as the ARP2600 also provides.
The Oberheim synths did have keyboard tracking, but I'm not sure the 2 voice did. It's the later ones, the OBX series.
Jarre preferred to use keyboard tracking, because that gives a more natural timbre to synthetically created "instruments/sounds". Which mimics the way acoustic instruments act in nature.
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