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Thread started 08/24/22 11:25am

Astasheiks

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Question of U?

Keyboardist how does Prince make those sounds in the Beginning of Question of U? What type of Keys/Synthesizer is he most likely using? cool

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Reply #1 posted 08/24/22 12:31pm

LoveGalore

Sounds like a woodwind preset on a modern workstation would today, or on a polyphonic analog synth like the Oberheim OBX8 back in the day.

I am fairly certain you could repro this exact sound on a Prophet Rev2 or a Yamaha Modx.
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Reply #2 posted 08/24/22 3:59pm

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LoveGalore said:

Sounds like a woodwind preset on a modern workstation would today, or on a polyphonic analog synth like the Oberheim OBX8 back in the day.

I am fairly certain you could repro this exact sound on a Prophet Rev2 or a Yamaha Modx.


"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 08/24/22 4:37pm

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


Sounds like a woodwind preset on a modern workstation would today, or on a polyphonic analog synth like the Oberheim OBX8 back in the day.

I am fairly certain you could repro this exact sound on a Prophet Rev2 or a Yamaha Modx.




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Reply #4 posted 08/24/22 5:25pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:


Ur not the only one who can... tickle the ivories.


"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 08/25/22 8:26am

rockford

Astasheiks said:

Keyboardist how does Prince make those sounds in the Beginning of Question of U? What type of Keys/Synthesizer is he most likely using? cool

That sound is Eric Leeds on flute with delay added. It isn't a keyboard.

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Reply #6 posted 08/25/22 9:16am

LoveGalore

rockford said:



Astasheiks said:


Keyboardist how does Prince make those sounds in the Beginning of Question of U? What type of Keys/Synthesizer is he most likely using? cool



That sound is Eric Leeds on flute with delay added. It isn't a keyboard.



Cool!!

Did he take the flute from 12 Keys? Would love to hear that if so.
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Reply #7 posted 08/25/22 10:36am

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

rockford said:

That sound is Eric Leeds on flute with delay added. It isn't a keyboard.

Cool!! Did he take the flute from 12 Keys? Would love to hear that if so.


Wasn't "12 Keys" the name of the song originally, per him naming it?

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Reply #8 posted 08/25/22 11:33am

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


rockford said:


That sound is Eric Leeds on flute with delay added. It isn't a keyboard.



Cool!! Did he take the flute from 12 Keys? Would love to hear that if so.


Wasn't "12 Keys" the name of the song originally, per him naming it?



Yup
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Reply #9 posted 08/25/22 1:59pm

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Wasn't "12 Keys" the name of the song originally, per him naming it?

Yup


So we've answered that OP question. What's next? "What is that sound at the beginning of 'I Would Die 4 U'? I've read that it's Prince pulling the cable out of his guitar."

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #10 posted 09/02/22 1:37am

mediumdry

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Wasn't "12 Keys" the name of the song originally, per him naming it?

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I believe Prince actually recorded the song before the "12 keys" name was given to the rehearsal where Prince had the band he was jamming with at that point play it. Since no lyrics were used, Eric just named the tracks as best he could, for future reference. Had Prince named the tracks, 12 Keys would never have been a thing.

Paisley Park is in your heart - Love Is Here!
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Reply #11 posted 09/02/22 1:51am

LoveGalore

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TrivialPursuit said:



Wasn't "12 Keys" the name of the song originally, per him naming it?



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I believe Prince actually recorded the song before the "12 keys" name was given to the rehearsal where Prince had the band he was jamming with at that point play it. Since no lyrics were used, Eric just named the tracks as best he could, for future reference. Had Prince named the tracks, 12 Keys would never have been a thing.



That's right
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Reply #12 posted 09/14/22 8:58am

Astasheiks

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LoveGalore said:

Sounds like a woodwind preset on a modern workstation would today, or on a polyphonic analog synth like the Oberheim OBX8 back in the day. I am fairly certain you could repro this exact sound on a Prophet Rev2 or a Yamaha Modx.

Excellent info LoveGalore! wildsign music

Do you play Keys yourself (seems like it to know all that)?

[Edited 9/14/22 9:00am]

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Reply #13 posted 09/14/22 9:00am

Astasheiks

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rockford said:

Astasheiks said:

Keyboardist how does Prince make those sounds in the Beginning of Question of U? What type of Keys/Synthesizer is he most likely using? cool

That sound is Eric Leeds on flute with delay added. It isn't a keyboard.

Really? hhhmmm

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Reply #14 posted 09/14/22 12:25pm

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Still Got The Blues

The ? Of U

i LOVE both songs!!!

Each released in 1990.

[Edited 9/14/22 12:35pm]

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we all need 2 b friends"
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