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    Hey guys, I was watching Knight Rider on DVD and I'm noticing this synth sound that I like that plays in the theme music. (not its not the main guitar sound). It sounds like a lead or a synth brass or something.

    Anyway regardless of what the sound is, I just love the WAY it sounds. I'm just curious to know if anybody knows what synths can recreate sounds like that. I'm pretty sure the vintage style keyboards can do it but what about the newer or non analog keyboards/modules.

    If anybody knows please drop me some tips. I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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    hmm, pretty much any synth you could tweak different parameters with?

    not sure.


    kinda off topic, but tha Crystal Method remix of tha Knight Rider Theme is pretty tight.
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    I've got a few synths in my collection... now maybe I still gotta get the programming down pat, but I doubt if anything in my arsenal sounds as fluid and warm as whatever that sound is.

    I just love that 80s vibe about the sound and I dont think I can really replicate that sound with the gear that I currently have (at least not with the current knowledge I have in programming synths).

    Now maybe I need a synth from the 80s to get there, or maybe I just need to learn how to replicate the 80s sound. In any case, my question is, does anybody know how, or what I would need to achieve that 80s type of sound like whats featured in the Knight Rider theme?

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    I'm guessing DX7, just because.

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    LOL that's a funny song
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    oh yeah, the lead is definately a DX7

    FM programming is no fun though

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the DX7 wasn't made until the mid-late 80s. Knight Rider debuted in 1983-1984 I think. I'm not sure if the DX7 was around at the time.

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    Originally posted by Jlacck
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the DX7 wasn't made until the mid-late 80s. Knight Rider debuted in 1983-1984 I think. I'm not sure if the DX7 was around at the time.
    It came out '83.

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    you can hear it and tell its FM and not analog

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    I have a Yamaha EX5 which has Analog Modeling in it. Since its a Yamaha, I assume its based around FM. Would I be able to create similar sounds like the Knight Rider lead with an EX5? If so, can anyone give me a general (read: basic) idea on how to program that type of sound? I would appreciate it. Thanks.


    p.s. by the way, how can you tell that the lead is FM and not analog? Wasn't FM built as an alternative to analog?
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