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Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:40:25 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB6XpWUCHcE

For those of you who'd watched every episode of the Sally Jessy Raphael talk show between 1989 and 1993, for those of you who studied the song well ("Sally... She Opens Your Eyes"), my question is this: Is it true that the electric piano sound I'm hearing in this theme song is either a "DX7 Rhodes" (a name given to the infamous Yamaha DX7 "E. Piano 1" patch) or the same instrument plus an acoustic grand piano mixed in, or if it might even be a real Rhodes EP with the "Dyno My Piano" modifier (as heard on a few early Whitney Houston ballads like "Saving All My Love for You" and "Greatest Love of All")?

The music was composed by Dan Radlauer, so I can hope my question will be directed to him if he's still alive.

~Ben
« Last Edit: June 08, 2014, 09:44:52 PM by RhodesMkII81 »

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Re: Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 08:36:56 AM »
To me it sounds like an early digital sample of an acoustic piano midi'd with something else like a synth or string sound. I don't really hear a Rhodes sound, but the quality is poor. I never watched that show so I've never heard it before now.

I totally missed the boat on DX7's .  Never liked their sound and could not figure out why they were so popular.
My first real ( non ep) keyboard was an Ensoniq.

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 11:47:55 AM »
Doesn't sound at all like rhodes or DX7 EP.  Definitely a layered sound.

I too passed the boat on DX7, never liked the sound of those things.  I preferred analog synths and I bought 'em cheap when everybody was dumping them to buy DX7s and D-50s.

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Re: Sally Jessy Raphael Theme Song - (DX7) Rhodes?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 02:10:51 PM »
I've never owned any synth!

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...