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As you can see from the videos, Nigel plays a lot of the synthesizer parts on his trusty Yamaha CS1X.
The CS1X was Yamaha's first Analogue Emulation performance keyboard for musicians. It's a digital synthesizer that emulates an analogue style, sounds, and controls. All controls and parameters are real-time and MIDI controllable. As well as a superb set of quality synth bass, pads, voices, leads and arpeggiated sequences there are plenty of amazing drums also with analogue sound and control.
Most of the rest came from his Oberheim OB12 and his Sequential Circuits MultiTrak
The OB-12 is a 12 voice synth with 4-part physical modeling synthesis. Loads of real-time knobs (22), sliders (24), and buttons (33) with a traditional layout that gives you fast hands-on access, and control of most parameters. Extra hands-on goodies include a ribbon controller, pitch bend, and modulation wheel. Aside from great analogue sounds, the OB-12 has an amazing set of hi-tech features! The OB-12 features a high-quality LCD display that actually draws out all of the parameters you are changing. There are on board 5-band graphic & parametric EQ, ADSR's with delay time and double decay. An addictive Motion Recorder and manual or auto oscillator morphing for animated sounds or effects. Phrase Recorders and Arpeggiators with Independent tempo controls and 5 dedicated buttons are onboard with plenty of features and are MIDI sync-able. There is also an extensive effects section that gives you reverbs, delays, chorus and lots of overdrive algorithms.
Sequential Circuits MultiTrak
Sequential’s MultiTrak had everything and to this day, it still sounds great! During the era of the Roland Juno synths, Sequential overhauled their programmable little SixTrak analogue sequencer synthesizer and came up with the MultiTrak. It's a six voice analogue synth with sophisticated filters, envelopes, modulation capabilities and built-in sequencing. As was the developing trend around this time in the mid-eighties, programming was being streamlined into using the buttons on the matrix keypad to assign parameters to a rotary knob. (The only dedicated knobs are for sequencer volume and speed, chorus depth and rate, master tune and volume.) There are 99 memory patches for your analogue sound creations. It also features a nice arpeggiator withhold and transpose functions. But lying at its heart is a sophisticated (for 1985) onboard sequencer. It could store up to four polyphonic sequences with a metronome, 1600 note memory, an overdubbing mode and quantizing autocorrect) functions, individual track volume and speed controls. Sequences could be chained together and patches could be changed on the fly. Sequences are recorded in real-time.
David used a different microphone on all his vocals. David used a Sontronics microphone routed through an Avalon pre-amp.