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Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby TimeEchoProductions » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:33 am

Hi,

Does anyone here know how Isao Tomita created some of his famous sounds, such as:

Whistle?

Voice patches?

Bells?
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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby Trigger » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:21 pm

As far as the whistle goes, there's a YouTube video of him patching/playing When You Wish Upon a Star on a System 55. Looks like he used filter oscillation and maybe a 921 LFO for vibrato.
It's a great vid--check it out.
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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby synthguy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:23 pm

There was an album released in Japan only in 1977 called Sound Creature, which showed some of the techniques he used to build some of his particular sounds, along with a booklet of illustrations of these techniques.
I don't have this in my collection, but have always meant to track it down to check it out. I have seen some of the illustrations posted on the web in the past.
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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby TimeEchoProductions » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:14 pm

synthguy wrote:There was an album released in Japan only in 1977 called Sound Creature, which showed some of the techniques he used to build some of his particular sounds, along with a booklet of illustrations of these techniques.
I don't have this in my collection, but have always meant to track it down to check it out. I have seen some of the illustrations posted on the web in the past.



Cool, I will try to see if I can track that down.
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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby MC » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:50 am

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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby Sweep » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:27 pm

Trigger wrote:As far as the whistle goes, there's a YouTube video of him patching/playing When You Wish Upon a Star on a System 55. Looks like he used filter oscillation and maybe a 921 LFO for vibrato.
It's a great vid--check it out.


I haven't seen this video, but it sounds like he may have used a couple of different techniques. In about 1975 or so he demonstrated the whistle patch on Arabesque Number One by progressively filtering white noise.
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Re: Isao Tomita Patches?

Postby Trigger » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Yep, it's definitely white noise and cranking the filter resonance.
You should look up the video.
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