Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

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shambolic charm
KVRer
4 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from UK

Post Mon May 05, 2014 11:21 am

Hi, would any of your synths do the classic Hawkwind 'Silver Machine' Sound? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoZ_Lg21b14

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hollowsun
KVRAF
1597 posts since 15 Jan, 2005 from Vales Of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 11:52 am

I'd say the Advanced Noise Generator ...

And a lot of drugs and alcohol! :)

Stephen

shambolic charm
KVRer
4 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from UK

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 12:12 pm

haha cheers, will work on it.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29663 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 12:40 pm

DikMik used a VCS3 so XILS3 should get you close.

robogone
KVRAF
21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 1:29 pm

Didn't Del Dettmar own the VCS3, and Dik Mik used some home made contraption made from oscillators and guitar effects pedals? I seem to recall from something I saw or read years ago that it was Del Dettmar that owned the 'real' synth.

robogone
KVRAF
21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 1:38 pm

Just found this:

http://hawkwindforum.freeforums.org/aud ... 48-75.html

At the bottom of the page, looks like Del has a VCS3, and Dik has some kind of oscillator, but not sure what that is under it.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
16946 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 2:05 pm

aMUSEd wrote:DikMik used a VCS3 so XILS3 should get you close.
Might be true, but recommending something other than company's product in a company subforum isn't quite classy, is it? :clown:


Would have been a great suggestion if the question was asked in Instruments forum, though.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29663 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 2:15 pm

robojam wrote:Just found this:

http://hawkwindforum.freeforums.org/aud ... 48-75.html

At the bottom of the page, looks like Del has a VCS3, and Dik has some kind of oscillator, but not sure what that is under it.
I'm pretty sure Dikmik used a VCS3 too:

http://therisingstorm.net/hawkwind-hawkwind/

https://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/t ... n-by-seven

lol didn't even notice what subforum this was in - maybe Hollow Sun do a VCS based sample lib?

robogone
KVRAF
21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 2:35 pm

I think Dik Mik used all kinds of instruments at various times. Early Hawkwind history is buried in a haze of strong acid, so it's pretty hard to determine what really went on... :hihi:

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hollowsun
KVRAF
1597 posts since 15 Jan, 2005 from Vales Of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Mon May 05, 2014 3:11 pm

aMUSEd wrote:I'm pretty sure Dikmik used a VCS3 too:
Yes. Hawkwind used a VCS3 (or two) and other queer contraptions.

If a VCS3 is what's required, they're are available for around £10,000 (last time I looked ... if you can find one on eBay, wherever).

Or Shambolic Charm could take a punt on my A.N.G. for £8.

I think a point has been missed here.


Stephen

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KVRian
1024 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Tue May 06, 2014 3:10 pm

hollowsun wrote: think a point has been missed here.
Stephen
Yeah, you're probably thinking of the six foot tall naked lady dancing. :D

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hollowsun
KVRAF
1597 posts since 15 Jan, 2005 from Vales Of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK

Re: Which of your synths would get me that classic Hawkwind sound?

Post Tue May 06, 2014 11:56 pm

:)

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