Can I make this sound with Radical Piano

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Baylo
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Post 29 Aug 2022

I'm trying to recreate this very Abba-ish sounding piano sound that's used throughout Ghost's song "Spillways". It has quite a distinctive character, but for all my tweaking I can't figure out what exactly makes it so. I have access to Radical Piano and the original Reason Pianos (plus stock instruments, of course).

Can anyone offer some guidance? Many thanks!

https://youtu.be/u9DV1eHQpcA

Jac459
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Post 29 Aug 2022

I think it is a DX7 like piano.
Meaning FM synthesis.
I don't think you can get that easily by a sample based piano.
Do you happen to have algorithm?
If not maybe starting from a piano preset in Europa?
Bitwig and RRP fanboy...

Baylo
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Post 29 Aug 2022

I *do* have Algoritm (and PX7). I didn’t even think of using FM. I was diverted by a report that the actual Abba piano had been used and that colored my thinking.

Thank you for the idea!

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integerpoet
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Post 30 Aug 2022

I have no useful information to offer.

But thank you for linking that video. That guy is a relentlessly efficient machine and I am here for it.

I am struck by the juxtaposition of the music, which is just a step or two away from modern country, with the lyrics and video, which are anything but modern country.

I used to worry the culture warriors of the American south would dispatch assassins for him, and that was years before he came for their music.

Marc64
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Post 30 Aug 2022

Maybe like this?
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Baylo
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Post 30 Aug 2022

integerpoet wrote:
30 Aug 2022
I have no useful information to offer...
But thank you for the entertaining post! :-)

Marc64 wrote:
30 Aug 2022
Maybe like this?
Thank you! I'm traveling at the moment, but will give this a go once back at the keyboard. Thank you for your efforts! :-)

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joeyluck
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Post 30 Aug 2022

Try adjusting the character to be more 'agitated'. That's the sound I'm hearing.

Baylo
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Post 05 Sep 2022

joeyluck wrote:
30 Aug 2022
Try adjusting the character to be more 'agitated'. That's the sound I'm hearing.
Thanks - I did try that, and the result seemed to be more “annoying” than “agitated”! ;-)

@Marc64 - thanks again for your patch; turned out to be exactly what we needed.

Thank you, all!

Marc64
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Post 08 Sep 2022

Baylo wrote:
05 Sep 2022
joeyluck wrote:
30 Aug 2022
Try adjusting the character to be more 'agitated'. That's the sound I'm hearing.
Thanks - I did try that, and the result seemed to be more “annoying” than “agitated”! ;-)

@Marc64 - thanks again for your patch; turned out to be exactly what we needed.

Thank you, all!
You're welcome :)

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