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Re: Gary Numan Synths
Gary Numan used a "Micro Korg" quite a bit on
the first few records, later he used the
"Polymoog Keyboard" a lower end version of the
standard Polymoog, but it featured the "Vox
Humana" preset which became his trademark soaring
melody sound (the initial highnotes on "Cars" is
the "Vox Humana" preset).
As for "Are Friends Electric" , that's the Mini
Korg. The video shows someone playing a minimoog
(using two hands on the keyboard ..ha!), but
that's not what you are hearing, ditto for the
Arp Omni shown later in the video.
The reason that the Mini Korg sounded so peculiar
is that it has a resonant HP filter which is
independently tunable from the resonant LP
filter. you can get some pretty unique timbres
form the Mini Korg. That filter, BTW, was called
the "Traveller" on the synth and was available on
the 911 guitar synth and the 'traveller'
footpedal filter stompbox.
I hope this clarifies things a bit...
>hey fellows, What kind of synths did Gary Numan
>used in the 80īs?from all the bands back then
>they always stood up,they sounded different from
>other synth bands they to me they sounded like
>the les paul of synths very fat! here is one of
>I always loved the fact that he had guitar
>oriented riffs on synths,i remember the first
>time i heard his voice i thought it was the new
>Syd Barret! Luis www.myspace.com/luisangulocom