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I am looking for examples or frequent uses of analog synthesis in sound design, like the Arp 2600 in R2D2's voice. Examples could be individual sounds or in conjunction/layering with real sounds (eerie ambiences, explosion, earthquake...). Any idea or reference ? It could be movie or game or whatever...
Dr. Who, especially the originals, HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy (the radio play and the 80's TV series) and pretty much anything from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. A good documentary on Workshop can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPGzX5kZd0
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I usually associate analog synths with the classic sci-fi sound around the 70's. Here in the UK the radiophonic workshop used machines like the VCS3 to interesting effect. There is some interesting stuff about EMS who built it at Sound on Sound pt1 here pt2 here.
Although I don't have any analog gear yet, I'm really interested in getting some... perhaps some of the Moog effects or the Jomox T-resonator. I really like the idea of generating sounds in Max/msp and having a load of analog gear to process it with.