In latest SynthMania video, host Paolo Di Nicolantonioxwith assist from Grace at the mixer and some heavy-duty espresso – demonstrates recreating the classic sound of I Feel Love.
The original I Feel Love, by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte and Donna Summer, was released in 1977
The modular system used in the demo, by Synthesizers.com, is a modern analog to vintage R.A. Moog designs. The modules are not strict clones, but are new designs, based around an updated standard.
Here’s what Di Nicolantonio has to say about the video:
Sooo many people asked to post a video of Giorgio Moroder bass lines, so here are Grace and I in the studio doing a first, preliminary attempt to program the wonderful, mega-classic “I Feel Love”.
Unfortunately I don’t yet have 960 sequencers (I plan to add them to the modular early next year) so I’m using a 119 for now, but the “beef” of the matter is there – namely, dry synth bass on the left channel, and offset timed echo return on the right channel – to make it subliminally sound like it’s a 16-step sequence instead of the real 8th sequence that it is.
The Space Echo settings used:
Mode Selector: #1
Repeat Rate: 11 o’ clock
Intensity: 7 o’ clock