Cerrone On Making The Disco Synth Classic, ‘Supernature’

In this video, Cerrone tells the story of making his disco synth classic, Supernature.

Supernature, released in 1977, is one of disco’s all-time great tracks, reaching number one in the US dance charts in 1978. Its iconic synth lead, created with an ARP Odyssey synth, remains one of the genre’s most memorable melodies.

FACT met Cerrone at his studio to find out how he made Supernature, and to discuss how music production techniques have changed over the past 40 years.

8 thoughts on “Cerrone On Making The Disco Synth Classic, ‘Supernature’

  1. absolutely brilliant! And his most recent album is super bitchin also.
    Easily THE best disco orientated album of the decade, yet went under most peoples radars.
    Should have been a worldwide mainstream pop smash, it’s that good!

  2. Back then the sequencing struggle was real. Maybe thats why it was easier to have a synth hit back then…the sequencing was too-hard-basket for 99% of the population

  3. I’m 30. Writing electronic music has been a big part of my life and my studies have lead me back towards disco. I really value what this man has to say and appreciate the interview because he offers a perspective about how though we’re done during the time that I never would have known, like people cupping the mic to simulate a kick drum to progressively create a back track. How long it took to produce a track, the planning involved in getting a sequenced sound… All such good knowledge to have about the 70s. I went over to Spotify after this and looked up his music and was surprised to see that he’s still producing new albums in 2020! This is what I will be listening to for the rest of the afternoon!

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