Speedy-J - G-Spot: Synths to use to make music similar to this album?

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tmelram
KVRist
61 posts since 26 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm

Hi. I'm trying to create an atmospheric/ambient style techno album and I am and one of my influences will be "G-spot" by Speedy-J, and I'm wondering what synthesizers would be most appropriate. They could be real (physical) synthesizers, or VSTs- any synth is fine.

Here are few examples for reference:
https://a.uguu.se/TESTjdVr.mp3
https://a.uguu.se/EAHXzGdu.mp3
https://a.uguu.se/EPnfLXXO.mp3
https://a.uguu.se/BdUeTLMk.mp3

Also, when I say synths I'm referring to the digital sounding synths used. It's pretty obvious he used a TB-303 and a drum machine.
Thanks in advance.

Also, if you haven't heard the whole album already, you should. I think it's very good :)

theviirus
KVRist
161 posts since 13 Mar, 2005 from HELL

Post Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:56 pm

notably, basically everything out.
You can find videos of his studio from this time. What I remember...
Sherman Filterbanks, Akai rack samplers, Ensoniq Mirage, Arp 2600, System 100, Waldorf Microwave, Nord Lead, EMS Synthi, Mac OS9 software, tape stuff. The track title "The FUN Equations" is also the name of a chapter in the Kurzweil K2000 user manual.

Also, the Roland Alpha Juno sounds show up too; the Synrise and String Sweep presets.

I'm more a fan of Ginger, but G-Spot and the live disc are my favs. Wish Speedy J would make another record. Loudboxer was important, but thats almost 20 years old now!

ghettosynth
KVRAF
13136 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:16 am


kaina
KVRer
6 posts since 29 Sep, 2009 from United Kingdom

Post Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:58 am

I don't know why, or if it's just me, but the links in your post don't seem to work. So I googled it, cool album. There is only one instrument that I know of that is the perfect fit and that is Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics. It's a total beast and has everything from the haunting atmospheres, to the shimmering percussion, bass sounds and all the rest. Not cheap perhaps, but for that style of music, it's basically perfect. :)
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Rastkovic
KVRist
401 posts since 26 Jul, 2018 from Germany

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:22 am

Serum would be my suggestion, clean oscillators and nice MG style filters.

https://soundcloud.com/rastkovic/serum-detroit-pad

Rastkovic
KVRist
401 posts since 26 Jul, 2018 from Germany

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:27 am

Notice: It seems Soundcloud doesn't like this kind of resonance filter sweeps. 16bit/48kHz WAV, -3dB headroom, but still some artefacts in the high frequencies.

theviirus
KVRist
161 posts since 13 Mar, 2005 from HELL

Post Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:18 pm

tmelram wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Hi. I'm trying to create an atmospheric/ambient style techno album and I am and one of my influences will be "G-spot" by Speedy-J, and I'm wondering what synthesizers would be most appropriate. They could be real (physical) synthesizers, or VSTs- any synth is fine.
Given some time to think about this, I'd recommend...
Software? Waldorf Largo, DiscoDSP Discovery, Audiorealism ReDominator (for that alpha juno action), Korg M1, Korg Wavestation.

Hardware? Waldorf Blofeld, Mutable Ambika (with the SMR4 filters), Roland JDXI.

Rastkovic
KVRist
401 posts since 26 Jul, 2018 from Germany

Post Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:43 am

If you use Google and search for speedy+j+kurzweil, you got a lot of hits.

I can only guess, but it's quite possible that some of the digital sounds on G-Spot was made with this synth....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIfcOuCklY0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Ht0wE6h5c

tmelram
KVRist

Topic Starter

61 posts since 26 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:31 pm

theviirus wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:18 pm
tmelram wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Hi. I'm trying to create an atmospheric/ambient style techno album and I am and one of my influences will be "G-spot" by Speedy-J, and I'm wondering what synthesizers would be most appropriate. They could be real (physical) synthesizers, or VSTs- any synth is fine.
Given some time to think about this, I'd recommend...
Software? Waldorf Largo, DiscoDSP Discovery, Audiorealism ReDominator (for that alpha juno action), Korg M1, Korg Wavestation.

Hardware? Waldorf Blofeld, Mutable Ambika (with the SMR4 filters), Roland JDXI.
I forgot to thank you earlier. Thanks again all people who posted here.

theviirus
KVRist
161 posts since 13 Mar, 2005 from HELL

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:05 pm

tmelram wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:31 pm
theviirus wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:18 pm
tmelram wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Hi. I'm trying to create an atmospheric/ambient style techno album and I am and one of my influences will be "G-spot" by Speedy-J, and I'm wondering what synthesizers would be most appropriate. They could be real (physical) synthesizers, or VSTs- any synth is fine.
Given some time to think about this, I'd recommend...
Software? Waldorf Largo, DiscoDSP Discovery, Audiorealism ReDominator (for that alpha juno action), Korg M1, Korg Wavestation.

Hardware? Waldorf Blofeld, Mutable Ambika (with the SMR4 filters), Roland JDXI.
I forgot to thank you earlier. Thanks again all people who posted here.
Thank me by sending demos!! (i wanna hear it, but even if you don't share them I am happy to help!)

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