|Edgar Njari: OBERHEIM OB-Xa||12 Jan 2003 15:05|
thank god i foun this forum.
I hope you guys know more about synthesizers that queen used..
I heard that they used ob-xa
And i vould be very thankfull if someone could tell me the listof songs or at least albums in which i can hear it..
I am suspecting the song "i want it all" it sounds very much like ob-xa to me.am i right here?
|1.||Sebastian||12 Jan 2003 15:51|
The Oberheim OBX-A was used for all the Flash Gordon album, and Freddie played it on 'Cool Cat' and 'Under Pressure'. Then it wasn't used anymore
'I Want It All' sound comes from MIDI
|2.||Edgar Njari||12 Jan 2003 17:40|
I have checked your site...you said there that yamaha DX7 was
their first MIDI synth...ob-8 had MIDI too on it.
|3.||Sebastian||13 Jan 2003 12:58|
|4.||Edgar Njari||13 Jan 2003 21:27|
MIDI is a interface that is used to connect instruments
it is data tha includes infromation about velocity, frequency, and stuff like that...
it has nothing to do with sound at all.
M1 used sampled waveforms that were shaped in various vaves.
it is like a synth that uses sampled waveforms instead
of basic oscillators.
|5.||Sebastian||14 Jan 2003 12:43|
So, the sound of some songs like 'I Want It All' is coming from the Soundcard and the Notator Software, not from the keyboard.
|6.||Edgar Njari||15 Jan 2003 12:53|
but it seems to me that you dont really get what the word MIDI is....
The soundcard on computers has an synthesizer built into it..
cheap soundblaster clones have usually FM synths that sound
like early computer games and some (like mine) have software
synths with samples for playing midi songs.
midi stands for musical instruments digital interface
so midi is NOT A WAY OF CREAING SOUND midi is like
little text messages that say to the instruments
how to do something..i guess you know that
even some analog synths in the 80's have midi support on them
so the midi interface records changes in oscilator frequency,
filter position and everything else..and when recorder it
can be played back through the same instrument for same results
or on some other one.
today's general midi features even the number of the
patch in the bak because every standard midi keyboard has
the same or similar sounds on it..so it is just necesary
to say to the keyboard to play first sound in the baks (001)
and it will play its own piano sound whatever it sounds like.
I got the impression that you think that midi is a way
here are some of the synthesize technique:
substractive: VCO's DCO's and virtual analog snyths
additive: analog electric organs, digital synths like DX7 or casio cz series
soundcards use sampling and additive synthesis in most cases
but the ALL can be controled by midi
so this computer that played this sounds in the song
must have one of these synthesise techniques.
It was controled with midi but what is its way of
|7.||Sebastian||15 Jan 2003 23:54|
Some synths allow midi, like Roland Jupiter 8, but that midi interface was an addition made later
|8.||Edgar Njari||16 Jan 2003 11:03|
the midi files through keyboards which sound better.
jupiter 8 has no midi by its own,i need midi retrofit,but some old synth have midi
with no modifications those are synths from about 1983 on...like jupiter 6 and oberheim ob-8
then those roland juno's and ALL the synths from that time on..