Effectology Vol.25 Recreate Blade Runner on guitar
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Posted: 27 January 2012 10:12 AM

Effectology Vol.25 Recreate Blade Runner on guitar by Bill Ruppert

In this episode I show how to recreate the classic synthesizer theme from Blade Runner using just a guitar and effect pedals!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3kG-tLUG0

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Posted: 27 January 2012 10:15 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

The Blade Runner soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical composition and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film nor envisioned by Scott.

Vangelis main keyboard was the Yamaha CS80,

Below are the chains and settings I used to recreate the theme using Electro-Harmonix pedals:












If you have ANY questions, please ask!
Bill Ruppert


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Posted: 27 January 2012 10:52 AM | Link to this reply (#2)

Awesome!!!!

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Posted: 27 January 2012 01:12 PM | Link to this reply (#3)

Do you suppose the combination of pedals/guitars/cabling weighs more or less than the 220lb monstrosity that is the CS80? If we were to recreate this live, that is.

Unofficial 2880 troubleshooter. Not ehx staff, just an effects enthusiast.

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Posted: 27 January 2012 01:19 PM | Link to this reply (#4)

The CS-80 was a HEAVY keyboard!!!
I wonder how did ever shipped that thing!
They are on Ebay once in awhile.
I would love to see one.

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Posted: 28 January 2012 08:48 AM | Link to this reply (#5)

Well…. cover me in eggs and flour and bake me for forty minutes…..

Unbelievable Bill.

When you think Effectology can’t get any better…. you throw this one in. Unbelievable.

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Posted: 22 March 2012 10:31 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

The effectology series is making me have a pedal collection bigger than Keith Emmerson´s Keyboard Collection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsflF5Fyho

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Posted: 22 March 2012 11:12 PM | Link to this reply (#7)

Gerard
I laughed so hard!!!!!
THANK YOU I need that.
That was the best part of my day.
Bill Ruppert

Gerard - 23 March 2012 03:31 AM

The effectology series is making me have a pedal collection bigger than Keith Emmerson´s Keyboard Collection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsflF5Fyho

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Posted: 25 March 2012 10:02 PM | Link to this reply (#8)

I found It while looking at ELP references, I also found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catterick_(TV_series)

ELP was like KISS of progressive rock, pure rock stars all nonsense. I saw you video on how to turn the guitar in a moog, I would really wish EHX made a portamento pedal, the v256 is too expensive to use only one function. Or they could add It to the MycroSynth together with a Low Pass Filter and a Ring Modulator and Make a huge pedal like the Hog.

That would be like a pigtronix Mothership with Filter Sweep, in fact It could be more convenient If EHX made a Filter Sweep pedal so I could Add It to the Mothership. But for now all the keyboard sounds that I need are in my little Mellotron/POG2 (plus a chorus for the “rotary” sound)

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Posted: 25 March 2012 10:25 PM | Link to this reply (#9)

Gerard….“pure rock stars all nonsense”????
Keith Emerson is an amazing musician I have no idea how you would you would call him nonsence.
I hope it is a translation problem between your language and English:-)
I would love an expanded synth pedal from EHX!
Its up to the genius Mike Matthews….
Bill

Gerard - 26 March 2012 03:02 AM

I found It while looking at ELP references, I also found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catterick_(TV_series)

ELP was like KISS of progressive rock, pure rock stars all nonsense. I saw you video on how to turn the guitar in a moog, I would really wish EHX made a portamento pedal, the v256 is too expensive to use only one function. Or they could add It to the MycroSynth together with a Low Pass Filter and a Ring Modulator and Make a huge pedal like the Hog.

That would be like a pigtronix Mothership with Filter Sweep, in fact It could be more convenient If EHX made a Filter Sweep pedal so I could Add It to the Mothership. But for now all the keyboard sounds that I need are in my little Mellotron/POG2 (plus a chorus for the “rotary” sound)

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Posted: 26 March 2012 09:24 AM | Link to this reply (#10)

What I really mean was that Emerson doesnt take himself too serioudly, ge understand that music is something to be enjoyed and fun, evenwhen is complex and challenging. ELP knew how to fool around and play serious music, I once read that ELP mixed tock eith classical in order to please the “upper clases” but what they really did was assault classical and make It cool and fun for the kids.

ELP is still oitrageous in these days, pure rock n roll

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