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Pamphilos

By Ashen Simian on April 19, 2020 2:59 pm

A very old school track, with some percussives made with SAMPLR for ipad and three real vintage items; Crumar DS-2 for the leads, Elka Rhapsody 490 for strings and Polymoog Kbd for those pianolike tones. Very simple, but constantly changing track... especially that Elka gives it a real mid 70´s sheen... I somehow like those synths, that have just a few sounds to them, but they are something special...  been very busy otherwise, haven´t been able to comment other people´s stuff too much, but I will, better late than never!

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April 21, 2020 12:34 am

The percussion sounds kind of tribal to me.  Some super great synth sounds as always.  Another good one to sit back and go on a journey with.

April 22, 2020 10:40 am

I really like those background hits, they make it feel so much more alive.

April 22, 2020 10:06 pm

Crumar, right on! Polymoog, hell yeah! Elka, not familiar with that one. Very exotic, eastern feel. You're rocking the leads on the Crumar! Lush pads in there too, are those analog or something coming from the iPad? Man, you really paint a picture. I like how this builds up into a full blown adventure, then gets kind of weird at the end!  Like those alien saucers had to return and chase everyone away.

April 23, 2020 7:45 am
NWSPR wrote:

Crumar, right on! Polymoog, hell yeah! Elka, not familiar with that one. Very exotic, eastern feel. You're rocking the leads on the Crumar! Lush pads in there too, are those analog or something coming from the iPad? Man, you really paint a picture. I like how this builds up into a full blown adventure, then gets kind of weird at the end!  Like those alien saucers had to return and chase everyone away.

Thanks!!!  Elka is a common string machine from Italy... I have the cheaper 490 version that has just the strings, more famous is the bigger one 610, which has also harpsichord and "piano" options. Tangerine Dream´s classic album from the mid 70´s are full of it, especially their live stuff. One of those units that does not act nicely when sampled... it is the chorus and how it works. All the string-type stuff on this track is from a 490. Glad you liked it, it meanders a lot but that´s part of the idea smile

April 23, 2020 7:47 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

The percussion sounds kind of tribal to me.  Some super great synth sounds as always.  Another good one to sit back and go on a journey with.

Devieus wrote:

I really like those background hits, they make it feel so much more alive.

Thanks Guys! With this one I think I succeeded keeping thing to a minimum.... there is not a lot going on at any given point, but it sounds pretty full most of the time. I guess it is minimalism in action smile

April 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Crumar, right on! Polymoog, hell yeah! Elka, not familiar with that one. Very exotic, eastern feel. You're rocking the leads on the Crumar! Lush pads in there too, are those analog or something coming from the iPad? Man, you really paint a picture. I like how this builds up into a full blown adventure, then gets kind of weird at the end!  Like those alien saucers had to return and chase everyone away.

Thanks!!!  Elka is a common string machine from Italy... I have the cheaper 490 version that has just the strings, more famous is the bigger one 610, which has also harpsichord and "piano" options. Tangerine Dream´s classic album from the mid 70´s are full of it, especially their live stuff. One of those units that does not act nicely when sampled... it is the chorus and how it works. All the string-type stuff on this track is from a 490. Glad you liked it, it meanders a lot but that´s part of the idea smile

I have an Arp Quartet string machine which is actually the same as the Italian made Siel Orchestra.  Maybe our Italian string synths are distant cousins.  I looked up the 490.  Classic look and design.  Kind of 70s mod look.  I always learn something with your tracks!

April 25, 2020 8:26 am
NWSPR wrote:
Ashen Simian wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Crumar, right on! Polymoog, hell yeah! Elka, not familiar with that one. Very exotic, eastern feel. You're rocking the leads on the Crumar! Lush pads in there too, are those analog or something coming from the iPad? Man, you really paint a picture. I like how this builds up into a full blown adventure, then gets kind of weird at the end!  Like those alien saucers had to return and chase everyone away.

Thanks!!!  Elka is a common string machine from Italy... I have the cheaper 490 version that has just the strings, more famous is the bigger one 610, which has also harpsichord and "piano" options. Tangerine Dream´s classic album from the mid 70´s are full of it, especially their live stuff. One of those units that does not act nicely when sampled... it is the chorus and how it works. All the string-type stuff on this track is from a 490. Glad you liked it, it meanders a lot but that´s part of the idea smile

I have an Arp Quartet string machine which is actually the same as the Italian made Siel Orchestra.  Maybe our Italian string synths are distant cousins.  I looked up the 490.  Classic look and design.  Kind of 70s mod look.  I always learn something with your tracks!

wohoo! Have never seen Quartet in the flesh... I have Arp Omni 2, I guess it is the same as the string part of the Quartet. Regarding the Elka 490, it is a one trick pony if there ever was... but it is a great trick smile

April 27, 2020 11:03 pm

I love the minimalism!  Very cool...and then it coalesces...like dripping water of synths into an ocean

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