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The Synths on New Moon on Monday

June 29th, 2021

Katy, What were the various synths used for the layers in the song “New Moon on Monday” ? In particular the sharp piano sound, the synth in the instrumental solo with fireworks behind it, and the various synths pulsing through the chorus? It’s masterfully lush yet subtle…thanks, SV

Let’s have Nicholas take this one:

“NMOM is most constructed with a Roland Jupiter 8 and a CMI Fairlight. The pulse sounds were generated by the Jupiter 8 in the chorus ; the voice sounds and marimba were from the Fairlight. There is also a crumar performer synth on the chorus. The fireworks in the middle were live recordings of me ripping up newspapers, which were the rockets and the explosions I made on the Jupiter 8. NR”