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Synths used in the Scooter song 'Rhapsody in E'

Scooter Rhapsody in E Synthesizers sample-and-synthesis dance music happy hardcore oldskool dance music Scooter songs 1993-1998

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#1 DJBulletix

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 21:40

Hi guys.
 
I was just wondering, what synthesisers, drum machines and effects did Scooter use for their 1994 song 'Rhapsody in E' (featured as the B-side in their 1994 single Hyper Hyper). I always wondered what that deep bassy synth was and where it came from, and I can tell by the sound of it that it's using sample-and-synthesis technology. I just want to know what synthesiser make and model that bassy synth sample came from. And what synthesisers were used to generate the piano lead and the choir? Do any of you know?

 


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:25

wrong subforum, but man did i love that tune back in the days.

my guesses: Korg Wavestation / Waldorf Microwave / Korg M1 (Piano?)


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:12

Thanks, Keith303. Was it the Waldorf Microwave that generated that Bassy synth sample? Or was it a Korg Wavestation? Maybe the piano WAS generated on the Korg M1, I'm not sure.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 15:13

I can confirm that this bass synth is a typical wavestation sound, it's 99% wavestation

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 23:41

How about some quasimidi?


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 13:59

Thanks guys! I'll look into getting a Korg Wavestation or purchase the Korg Legacy VST bundle. Next question… 

what about the 'underwater sine-synth' in the intro, followed shortly by what appears to sound like a square synth 

with huge filter resonance? What synthesisers were these two sounds generated on?



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 21:30

Oh, I almost forgot… If the bass synth on Rhapsody in E was a typical korg wavestation sound, what voice name and number was that bass synth on the wavestation's voice bank? Do any of you synthesiser pros know?



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:00

nobody here knows for sure that it actually was a wavestation and you're asking for bank and preset number?!

and besides that, i would bet they didn't use a preset.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 21:31

What synthesiser did Scooter use to create that Bassy synth sound then? The sample-based synth I mean.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 22:36

If you are after the 303 things of the late 90s, it was basically rebirth. It still is excellent for that. http://www.rebirthmuseum.com/


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 20:28

Guys, (sorry for the delay), I think I managed to closely recreate the Rhapsody In E deep bass-y synth on the Mono/Fury VST.

Listen to see if you think it's close enough. Cheers!

 


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