I was asked about string machines and what equipment I was using for my Fireworks album:
All drums are Samples of Fireworks except for some distorted TR808 on "Remember". The sampling was done in various ways. For some of the songs, I used an Akai S20. For others, I used wav samples in the computer and sequenced them on programs such as FL studio.
For bass guitar, I play a modified 1968 Fender P-Bass with an additional set up pickups on it (4 total) - which is the bass that I use for everything.
String machines are a combination of:
Moog Polymoog synthesizer version
Casio MT-68 - which is more of a home keyboard, but has some great tones
Cathedral - RS-09 and Solina
Evil - choir sound for Korg Mono-Poly, organ from Kawai K5000S,
Instrumental - nearly all Solina
1994 - Solina sampled into sampler, then played through gate
Remember - vocal combination of my sampled voice and Yamaha CS20M
during the chorus, the Lambda kicks in
Last Encounter - strings are RS-09 and Solina, with K5000S airy pads
Aside - uses a combination of MT-68, RS-09, and Solina.
Plagiarism - exclusively PolyMoog
Tiger in Winter - same as Last Encounter with added Lambda, the cello is not a sample - I played it.
There is also a fair amount of Optigan on this album.