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Author Topic: Black Sabbath/Don Airy "Johnny Blade"  (Read 2568 times)

towpath

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Black Sabbath/Don Airy "Johnny Blade"
« on: February 01, 2015, 06:34:19 pm »
Greetings,

This is my first post here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd8pk9crPMY

My band really wants to cover this song, our keyboard player is great, but he knows nothing about synthesis and technology. I'm the guitarist, but I have to be the "tech guy" for the band. haha

I emailed Don and this is what he remembers about the sound...

"Brass 1.  16ft
Brass.2.  8ft  slightly detuned-

Sub Osc. Sine Wave, speed c 30%, VCO c 20%

Add Touch Response(important) and Keyboard Control as needed.

Good luck

DA"

I met him on the most recent Deep Purple tour, he was super cool and friendly (told me some really funny stories about visiting the Mg factory where I live in Buffalo, NY in the 70s), when I pressed him for a bit more information, he said that he couldn't remember much. He did say that the performance was a single take and there was no overdubbing/layering.

I've tried the settings that he described and I'm not getting it. Maybe I don't know how/where to assign the touch response and keyboard control settings? I feel like there is portamento in there with the gliding chords, but he didn't mention that. Any ideas anyone?

 

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