Europe - The Final Countdown

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Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby Matti » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:39 pm

Here is my attempt to make the lead sound for the famous "The Final Countdown" song. I'm not fully satisfied with the sound so feel free to improve it and please let me know how to get it better :)

Play especially with the sliders B, C, D and E. F-I is for effects.

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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby The_g-man » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:42 pm



Not my setup, but this youtube page has a link to download the setup, and there is a tutorial video too for some of the sounds:


Might be helpful to some people here for making effects to use in other songs.
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby hipogrito » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:43 pm

Hi,

I found some info about this famous sound:


From an interview with Europe's keyboard player Mic Michaeli http://www.musicplayers.com/features/ba ... Europe.php

MPc: First things first – every keyboard player, even today, wants to know what synths were used to create the famous lead sound from “The Final Countdown.”

Mic: It was a Yamaha rack thing, the TX-816, it was basically eight DX-7s in a module, together with a Roland JX-8P. I made a brassy sound from the JX-8 and used a factory sound from the Yamaha, and just layered them together. It’s a very special sound. I haven’t been able to create it on any other synth since then, so now when I play it live, I just sampled that sound and use that as the “Final Countdown” sound.
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby hipogrito » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:07 pm

Hello,

Please, post any sound related to a particular song under the same thread. Thanks!

More sounds for Europe - The Final Countdown here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=192

I love this song! :)
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby gioj93 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 pm

Ok, I'm sorry! I see that someone just shared my videos in this topic, thank you :)
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby hipogrito » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:39 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the contribution Gio!
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby gioj93 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:05 pm

I repost my message here just for more clarity :D

"Here is my attempt to reproduce all the sounds in the beginning of this song with my PC361!

You will find all the keys assignments in this video http://youtu.be/xtafuLINeu8
and a small tutorial in this video http://youtu.be/Kh4EKK6yd_c

Let me know if you like it ;)"
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby The_g-man » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:38 pm

I hope you don't mind that I shared your setup, not only does it sound fantastic but I thought that the tutorial that went with it would be of valuable help to other users here to create further setups.

Great job Gio!
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby gioj93 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:37 am

The_g-man wrote:I hope you don't mind that I shared your setup, not only does it sound fantastic but I thought that the tutorial that went with it would be of valuable help to other users here to create further setups.

Great job Gio!

I'm really happy that you just shared it, thank you! :)
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Re: Europe - The Final Countdown

Postby The_g-man » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Would someone on here be able to adjust this setup down one semitone please?

When I transpose the sound several layers stay at their original level.

I have followed as many steps as I can on the tutorial video, but the screens only match the information for some of the affected layers.

The two sounds play in the original video at 0:16 and 0:23.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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