This video demonstrates the source of Jean Michel Jarre‘s famous “laser harp” sound – an Elka Synthex preset.
First we find out that the synth master finger synced his early performances – now that he uses presets. Quel dommage!
Jarre made this sound memorable, though, through both his music and his iconic laser harp performances.
“C’est le sound que fait la musique”.
Mister Jarre’s Laser Harp has written history, even if it’s just a controller and the real Laser Harp sound comes from an Elka Synthex, which is doing its job in the background.
Some say that Jean-Michel Jarre used the Synthex’s factory preset, while others claim he modified or even recreated it for his music. Never mind who’s right or wrong – it’s a classic and really good synthesizer sound. Let’s have a listen, directly at the source…