Remaking the synth sounds of The Thing, Halloween, and Assault on Precinct 13


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Assault on Precinct 13 is pretty much the first thing I programme in and play when I encounter a synth!


A friend went to see John Carpenter in concert recently. I was disappoint to miss the show.


Ennio Morricone scored The Thing.


Remaking the sounds is easy. Carpenter is a composer rather than a sound designer. His classic scores were often only and ESQ-1 or SQ80, using the onboard sequencer. If you just noodle around on those synths you will find the sounds easily.


I remember that when I first saw that in the credits I was all ‘Cool! But WTF?’


Yeah, if ever there was a Morricone score that might as well have been scored by Carpenter, it was The Thing.


This makes me miss tinkering in FL Studio so much. I never really had a chance to play with physical synths, but I remember wasting probably thousands of hours twiddling all the knobs and switches in stuff like



The TS-404 (which is really just a digital clone of the TB-303)


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