Van Halen - Jump
You can start playing Jump right away using the Program 306 Jump!OBX in the factory objects.
Post here your version of that famous sound if you think it is closer to the original.
this is the version I use when playing Jump because prg 306 sounded a bit "thin", not analogue, to me.
I started programming with KVASuperSaw´s and 4pole-Moog LP. It takes 4 Layers, but you can also get a good sound using only Layer 1 an 2. Release level can be a adjusted by Slider B, Slider F controls FX level.
Before you use this sound, pls be careful because I adjusted output level to the level we need for our PA (which is a very high level).
I´d like to know if other PC3 users like this sound also. So pls. post any improvements or comments...
You could read many articles in the internet that would say that the keyboard used for Jump was an Oberheim OB-Xa but Synthopia says that it was its predecessor, the OB-X, without the "a":
The Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer was used in the video of “Jump”, and can be seen in video footage from their follow-up tour. However, it is a common misconception that it was used on the recording itself. The recording features its predecessor Oberheim OB-X, played through a Marshall amplifier stack. Even though it features a somewhat thicker sound than the OB-Xa, due to its discrete circuitry used instead of Curtis chips, it had a bad reputation of being unstable on the road.
Zelma, very nice!
here is my very first sound creation with the pc3k - don't expect too much
Actually I used samples (174), not KVA osc.
major focus was on the attack of the sound, and detuning.
For the attack part of the sound, I used an ASR to ramp-up the pitch in the first milliseconds - by doing so the sound gets more dirty, similar to portamento effect.
With detuning I had some problems, cause one can hear clearly the beating frequencies and also some flanging. Tried to get rid of that by adding some reverb, and also modulating the pitch of each osc with an LFO by just a few cents.
I thing the reverb is not optimal - will try out to gain a similar effect by using a couple of delays.
I can attest to the difference in thickness of sound in the Oberheims. I played an OBX, owned an OBXa, OB8, and a Matrix 12.
Check this one out... is a mix of the stock PC3K jump sound, and one I programmed on my K2000 years ago.
Is a setup, with strings in the middle.. so you can add in the strings parts:-)... (I always drop out the left hand bass when real bass player gets chugging to keep the live mix clear). Then can add in the strings with left hand.
Expression pedal will give a boost for the solo.