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Thread started 01/24/19 4:29pm

paddypurple

Emancipation: What are the drum machines and synths?

I really like those drum machines and synthesizers on Emancipation. prince sounded better when he left warner. Does anybody know what the synths and eletronic drums were, can u tell me?

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Reply #1 posted 01/24/19 4:46pm

Dandroppedadim
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I love his music from before he got a record deal! Weird huh?
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Reply #2 posted 01/24/19 4:51pm

paddypurple

Dandroppedadime said:

I love his music from before he got a record deal! Weird huh?

You mean this time period?

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Reply #3 posted 01/25/19 1:42am

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paddypurple said:

I really like those drum machines and synthesizers on Emancipation. prince sounded better when he left warner. Does anybody know what the synths and eletronic drums were, can u tell me?

Boy are you gonna get spanked by the "plastic sound" haters lol lol lol

I love that 96-01 sound, too, but I have no idea about the gear.

Maybe Militant has some ideas?

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Reply #4 posted 01/25/19 2:11am

Ymaginatif

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I recognize a few sounds/patches from the Roland XP keyboard. But not all that many - so its proabbly in there, but not as the main synth.

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Reply #5 posted 01/28/19 12:38am

PeteSilas

databank said:

paddypurple said:

I really like those drum machines and synthesizers on Emancipation. prince sounded better when he left warner. Does anybody know what the synths and eletronic drums were, can u tell me?

Boy are you gonna get spanked by the "plastic sound" haters lol lol lol

I love that 96-01 sound, too, but I have no idea about the gear.

Maybe Militant has some ideas?

ya, i was gonna say that, these guys here are fierce on that sound, i woulda never thought twice about it if people here werent talking shit, it's a great album with some great tracks, some that leave me indifferent and one or two that he never should have released.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #6 posted 01/28/19 5:53am

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"What are the drum machines and synths"

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Awful.

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Badum, tish.

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Reply #7 posted 01/28/19 2:44pm

steakfinger

I'd ask the engineers. I've had great luck getting responses to emails from them.

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Reply #8 posted 01/29/19 11:58am

paddypurple

NouveauDance said:

"What are the drum machines and synths"

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Awful.

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Badum, tish.

I like them.

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Reply #9 posted 01/29/19 2:05pm

databank

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NouveauDance said:

"What are the drum machines and synths"

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Awful.

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Badum, tish.

lol lol lol

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Reply #10 posted 01/29/19 9:46pm

paddypurple

steakfinger said:

I'd ask the engineers. I've had great luck getting responses to emails from them.

What are the engineers email address?

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Reply #11 posted 01/29/19 9:49pm

databank

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paddypurple said:

steakfinger said:

I'd ask the engineers. I've had great luck getting responses to emails from them.

What are the engineers email address?

Twitter and Facebook, + some of 'em may have a website with a contact form or email address..

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Reply #12 posted 02/02/19 12:09pm

kae510

Dandroppedadime said:

I love his music from before he got a record deal! Weird huh?

Not weird. I love it too

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Reply #13 posted 02/02/19 12:26pm

luvsexy4all

im not a fan of that "sound" ...but at least he was always different

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Reply #14 posted 02/03/19 4:52am

droppingdishes

paddypurple said:

I really like those drum machines and synthesizers on Emancipation. prince sounded better when he left warner. Does anybody know what the synths and eletronic drums were, can u tell me?

He was using the Nord Lead a lot around that time.

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Reply #15 posted 02/03/19 8:00am

thedance

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a "Syntetic" album, Emancipation, sad



- what a huge disappointment it was for me, after the excellent "NPG Band albums".


The sound was so sterile in Emancipation after the warmer sound from Come, Exodus & especially: The Gold Experience,



It was my first big disappointment album-wise.. I was a 100% Prince fan since 1983.. suddenly I was in doubt, about Prince's music..... post- The Gold Experience.. it wasn't the same energy.


I have later enjoyed Musicology + Lotusflower + Art Official Age to the full... and Hit N Run Phase1 is amazing and a lot better than the reputation among hardcore fans, imo..

Prince 4Ever. heart
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