Oxygene IV Recreated with JPS Harmonic Synthesizer
Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene IV is an electronic music masterpiece, paving the way for a generation of producers to create some of the greatest electronic records ever made.
In this video the whole track is recreated live using Propellerhead’s Reason and the JPS Harmonic Synthesizer, Jiggery Pokery Sounds new virtual version of the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer used by Jarre in the original track. Here’s what Jiggery Pokery Sound have to say about the track,
“A recreation of Jean Michel Jarre’s seminal Oxygene Part IV, solely in Reason, using virtual recreations to replace the original RMI Harmonic Synthesizer, Eminent 310U and Korg Minipops used. The main saw lead is provided by Thor.
The aim here was not to create a literal copy of the original sound (otherwise one might as well just play the original recording!) but it’s more a demonstration in the spirit.
However near-accurate recreation of the Harmonic Synthesizer should be possible with some patient adjustments and a similar effects chain. The chorus lead settings used here are taken from video footage of Jarre playing the RMI, but note that since the exact volume curve of the JPS harmonic sliders may not match the RMI (as we had to guess and therefore chose to create a nice, sensible curve that works) additional tweaking by ear would be necessary.”
The rack extension is now available here from the Propellerhead’s store.