My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

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My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby SOLAR77 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:47 am

I bought the Oberheim Xpander, after a few hours I did this recording. This is my first analog/hardware synth, I have only been using software synths before...

it sounds very close to Mario Schönwälder. I am just improvising, did record 4 tracks one by one.
The bass, should have been recorded through a sequencer, to get that berlin school sequencer sound...
I will try to do it next time..I am also considering to buy a hardware sequencer.



All feedback is very appreciated thanks!
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby Infinity Curve » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:35 pm

Nice work. I like the feel of this track, very epic.
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby SOLAR77 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:03 pm

Infinity Curve wrote:Nice work. I like the feel of this track, very epic.


Thank you a lot!
I will try to record more when I have received my midi cables... I have also bought the explorer editor.
If you ask me, The xpander is almost unusuable if you want to tweak it in real time...but the xplorer editior really opens upp a new universe for this synth!!!
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby phesago » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:20 am

SOLAR77 wrote:, The xpander is almost unusuable if you want to tweak it in real time..!


i disagree, but if its your first synth, im sure you'll get used to her!

BTW awesome
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby jeffrey1121 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:28 am

nice track! :D

somehow this reminds me of rain falling on a roof as a ninja looks contemplatively out at the city.
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby Solderman » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:49 pm

Is that the highpass filter on the pad? I'm borrowing an Xpander at the moment, and seems like most of the brighter sounds I get are 'cleaner' sounding than this. A pleasant multi-track improvisation, btw.

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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby winnebago » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:37 pm

jeffrey1121 wrote:nice track! :D

somehow this reminds me of rain falling on a roof as a ninja looks contemplatively out at the city.


I wouldnt have thought that myself but reading it from you made it a clear picture in my head with this track.

Really nice little improv too. Awesome sounds.
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby georgemarauder » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:26 pm

very cool track. good work!
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby SOLAR77 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:51 pm

Solderman wrote:Is that the highpass filter on the pad? I'm borrowing an Xpander at the moment, and seems like most of the brighter sounds I get are 'cleaner' sounding than this. A pleasant multi-track improvisation, btw.


Hello, I do not remember exactely, but what I remember is that I did use the presets I might have tweaked slightly such as cut off on the filter and resonance.

Regarding "cleaner" sounds, well I do not know, but I can tell you that I use a quite extensive effect chain also to produce this sound, and a lot of reverb which make it sound less "clear" I guess.
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby SOLAR77 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:53 pm

jeffrey1121 wrote:nice track! :D

somehow this reminds me of rain falling on a roof as a ninja looks contemplatively out at the city.


Been watching too many ninja movies ? :)
If you ask me ninjas are probably the last thing that I had in my mind.
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

Postby dubold » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:56 am

it's probably the percussive sound - something similar is used in a lot of scores for an "eastern" sound.

I like the fizziness of the pads, what's being used in the "extensive effects chain", if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: My first recording with Oberheim Xpander

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