When it comes to iconic sounds of synthesis, few changed the shape of popular electronic music than the sequenced synth on Pink Floyd’s On The Run, from Dark Side Of The Moon.
In this short BBC video, David Gilmour explains how the On The Run sequence was created on the EMS Synthi A. The Synthi A was introduced in 1971, so it was a brand new tool when Pink Floyd was using it. Dark Side Of The Moon was released in 1973 and went on to sell 50 million copies.
Unfortunately for synthesists, the Synthi A is one of the rarest production synths ever made. Fans of the sound have turned to other synthesizers to recreate the classic sequence (E2 G2 A2 G2 D3 C3 D3 E3) - some more successfully than others.
Final cut of the full-length movie for Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon.
This film uses the backdrop films the band featured during their initial US, UK, and French tours for The Dark Side Of The Moon, with additional footage used for Breathe and live footage from 1972 added to Time.
The mix of the album for the video contains extended versions of Speak To Me and On the Run.
Propellerhead has released another Reason 6 demo video, looking at The Echo:
Reason 6 introduces three new creative effect devices: Pulveriser, Alligator, and The Echo. In this micro tutorial we’ll take a look at The Echo.
The Echo brings together the best features of crisp digital delay, warm crunchy analog delay, space echoing tape delays, and even loop-based effects. We’ll take a look at the major functions of The Echo and explore a few ways you can use its powerful delay settings in your music.