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Help me recreate that snyth sound from "Jump" using the HD500

marshall2288

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There's got to be a way. I played around with the synths and I can't for the life of me imagine any of those obscure FX on the 500 being useful to anyone(ring modulator comes to mind :huh). Maybe someone else has a good idea? Doesn't have to be perfect. I look foward to your ideas.
 
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Mmmm, difficult. Its polyphonic (in this case triads, 3 notes at a time) which is the main problem.
The Roland VG99 has good synth capabilities in this respect (in fact Im sure there is a 'Jump" preset), but it uses a hex pickup enabling up to six notes (1 per string) at a time.
Without a hex pickup I can't see how you would get a guitar synth to recognise more than one note at a time.
 

Gigbag

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I'd be interested in the answer too, but I don't think you will find a good clone in the HD500, but there is enough wacky stuff in there that you might get something usable. The Digitech Synth Wah Envelope Filter pedal is an option though. I bought one new for $60 a few years ago.
 

Bill Ruppert

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The best guitar box for that sound is the Roland VG-99.
It sounds just like an OBX even though its not a synth!
Here is one pass of the VG-99.

[SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/bill-ruppert/obx-vg-99[/SOUNDCLOUD]
 

rdodson

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The best guitar box for that sound is the Roland VG-99.
It sounds just like an OBX even though its not a synth!
Here is one pass of the VG-99.

[SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/bill-ruppert/obx-vg-99[/SOUNDCLOUD]
That is fantastic! I own an OB-8 (though in desperate need of an oscillator tuning/overhaul) and that sounds dead nuts perfect.
 

overunderdrive

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The best guitar box for that sound is the Roland VG-99.
It sounds just like an OBX even though its not a synth!
Here is one pass of the VG-99.

[SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/bill-ruppert/obx-vg-99[/SOUNDCLOUD]
damn...that's amazing.

I'll bet if EVH knew he could nail it with his guitar, he'd use that box live...

besides, how much of a crowd-pleaser would THAT be? totally unexpected and awesome.
 

burningyen

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The best guitar box for that sound is the Roland VG-99.
It sounds just like an OBX even though its not a synth!
Here is one pass of the VG-99.

[SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/bill-ruppert/obx-vg-99[/SOUNDCLOUD]
That brought a smile to my face!
 

Pietro

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the best guitar box for that sound is the roland vg-99.
It sounds just like an obx even though its not a synth!
Here is one pass of the vg-99.

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/bill-ruppert/obx-vg-99[/soundcloud]
super cool!
 
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Yeah, I used to use that patch to play Jump live. Great thing about this patch on the VG99 is that it is one of the 'guitar models' and as such has absolutely none of the glitches/ tracking problems of regular guitar synths.
Cant be replicated fully on the GR55s guitar models (although the PCM 'jump' sound on that is spot on) because it uses two models at once, which isn't possible on the GR55.
 

Bill Ruppert

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Marshall
I have a HD 500 and I think it might be out of the scope of the effects to get a sound even closely resembling it.
BUT

You need multiple bright almost a square wave notes.
Possibly done with distortion and pitch shifter.
And at best you will only be able to grab a few notes.
Still you could loop the low drone note and play above it with a few notes.
Might work a bit.
Experiment it might even lead you to other sounds unrealted you would have never would have found.
Bill


There's got to be a way. I played around with the synths and I can't for the life of me imagine any of those obscure FX on the 500 being useful to anyone(ring modulator comes to mind :huh). Maybe someone else has a good idea? Doesn't have to be perfect. I look foward to your ideas.
 

uglybassplayer

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I realize it's "cheating", but since it would only be used for the synth parts in Jump, wouldn't it just be easier (and cheaper) to sample it and play it at the appropriate times in the song via a looper like a JamMan, or even an iPod?
 






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