Europanaut wrote:Thanks! Interesting stuff!
Any idea which Rick Wakeman recordings the VC-10 can be heard on?
I'm fairly confident that he uses the VC-10 on the "Live at Hammersmith" album (1985) as he used a ton of Korg gear for that tour. So the VC-10 may be on some of the preceding albums as well - but they're the ones I'm much less familiar with (Rock'n'Roll Prophet, Cost of Living, Silent Nights, G'ole, etc).
On the two "Retro" albums (2006, 2007) there is a Korg Vocoder in the gear list - probably safe to assume it's the VC-10.
I'm sure you're right that Rick used the Korg vocoder on that live album. It can be seen in the photo on the back cover of the LP (along with a VP-330, CP-30 ep,
Korg Poly-61 etc): http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1533461
He also used it for choir sounds on the "!984" tour back in 1981 (but not on the studio album). Not sure on what studio albums it was used, though I don't think
it's featured on "Rock'n Roll Prophet" given that it was recorded back in '79 (for all I know he started using Korg gear in 1980 or 1981). He did use some Korg
gear on the A-side of The Burning soundtrack (the Wakeman variations) but it's been a while since I heard that album, and I don't remember if there's any
vocoderr on there.
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979