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  1. DjDelay

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    Was there a particular keyboard/synthesizer that Dre used back in the early 90's to acheive the g-funk sound that is present in songs such as
    "nuthing but a g thang" - dre
    "whats my name" - snoop dogg
    "dre day" - dre

    Is it still available nowadays? Can i get it as software on my computer?
     
  2. young le

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    alot of those songs contained samples so i am not sure how much the keyboard you use would matter
     
  3. DJ Excellence

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    Delay : I found some funk records that contain the trademark G-Funk keyboard sound so I am assuming Dre either sampled or used some vintage gear from the 70's ....
     
  4. TKNK

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    MOST WESTCOAST ARTIST DURING THAT TIME USED YAMAHA OR ROLAND SYNTHS. CUS THAT STYLE WAS REALLY SYNTH HEAVY.LIKE THE YAMAHA DX-7 OR ROLAND XP20-XP50.
    AND IT PROBABLY HAD VCA CONTROLS THAT MAK THAT ANALOG SOUND.
     
  5. vitaminman

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    Hey,

    Do you mean that annoying high-pitched synth sound? If I know what I think you're talking about, that type of sound is called a worm.

    I believe it was made on this guy, you can find all sorts of info about it and Dre on the net:

    http://www.studioelectronics.com/products_atc1.php

    This is a real analogue synth modeled after the old Mini-Moogs from the 60's. What's very cool about it is that you can buy new filters for it which are supposed to sound like the old 2600's, 303's, etc. The benefit of having such a synth is that they are newer and can be controlled by MIDI.

    As for value, they are a lot of money, about the price of a Motif, and they are only mono synths (only one note at a time).

    Take care,

    Nick
     
  6. MadScientist

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    Most of these songs contain samples or replayed portions from live instruments or vintage equipment. There really is no Module/keyboard/synthesizer that he used.
     
  7. DJ Hoppa

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    i seen that sound as a preset on some VST plugin....i believe it's called the:

    GANGSTA WHINE

    *holds up the west-sieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed*
     
  8. Nobody Famous

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    its on reason...called the basic synth i think..its a preset..but im sure its on most synths, soft and hardware
     
  9. themucka

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    DR.. DRE USES

    MOOG SYNTHIZER'S...
    MINI MOOGS... MY BOY HAS ONE HE USED...
    HIS NAME CRACK... HE LET DRE BORROW HIS KEYBOARD.. FOR
    THE SONG CALIFORNIA.. WIT PAC..
    THE VOCAL EFX IS OFF HIS KEYBOARD...

    "MURDER WAS THE CASE THAT THEY GAVE "
    BY SNOOP DOG...
    IN THE VIDEO.. YOU SEE DRE PLAY IT.... ( THE MOOG THAT IS)
    PLUS I KNOW HE USES IT ON G THANG...
     
  10. afriquedeluxe

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    i wana get all dat old skool equipment bands used bck in da day. but id hav to be loaded in bank to afford all a dem...lol.
     
  11. Ash Holmz

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    yeah iseen the mini moog at sam ash the other day ..its $2300. worth it though. i ws tryn it out...thgat shit has got the fattest/thickest sound of any sythn ive heard...
     
  12. DjDelay

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    Thanks for the help people! Yeah i was sure it was one of those old style synths
     
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    Haha, yeah that preset is off the JX-16 that comes with cubase I think. It sounds exactly like that old school hi pitch sound from Dre's older stuff.
     
  14. Architect

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    Another option is the Moog Modular
    http://www.arturia.com/en/moogmodular.lasso

    Its a software emulation of the famous analog syth, I use it myself and it's THE BOMB! It's not a cheap imitation, they took there time and developed this one with Bob Moog's technical guidance and approval I would highly recommend it unless your a keyboard fanatic and have to have the real thing.
     
  15. Ash Holmz

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    yo !!!!! good looks architect... imight cop this thing!!!!!! looks official!!!!!
     
  16. Architect

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    no problem Holmzini, I can safely say the Moog Modular is the TRUTH next best to the real thing!