SYNTH SOLOS

Over the years I've been fortunate to be able to record some synth solos that I'm really proud of. Although keyboard solos on Rock and Pop records are not very common, I thought it might be cool to have a collection of them all in one place.

So, here are some of my favorites! To listen to the solos MP3 format, just click on the icon in the appropriate column.

Artist

Song Title

MP3
Album Title, Recording Date, Producer, Time
Recording Notes
Hammerhead
Early Warning
Heart Made Of Steel, 1984, David Rosenthal, 01:09
This solo was played on a Mini Moog through a huge Myers PA System and mic'ed.
Red Dawn
Flyin' High
Never Say Surrender, 1992, David Rosenthal, 00:52
The organ section was played on a BX-3 through a Leslie 147. The synth solo that follows was played on a JD800 through a Turbosound TMS-4 PA system and mic'ed.
Red Dawn
Never Say Surrender
Never Say Surrender, 1992, David Rosenthal, 00:44
I performed this "double" solo along with Tristan Avakian on guitar. The synth plays the lead and is a layered sound consisting of an MKS70, a JD800, and a DX7-II.
Niji-Densetsu
Road To Babylon
Legends of Rainbow, 1998, David Rosenthal, 01:58
This piece was created as an intro to the song Gates Of Babylon. The "Babylonian" style in the 1st section segues into a wailing synth solo in the 2nd section. The 1st lead is a JV1080, the 2nd is a JD800. The piece was recorded at Sonic Adventures.
Rainbow
Death Alley Driver
Straight Between The Eyes, 1982, Roger Glover, 00:46
This Mini Moog solo was played through the custom keyboard monitors that I used to use on stage with Rainbow, and mic'ed.
Rainbow
Fire Dance
Bent Out of Shape, 1983, Roger Glover, 00:58
This solo was played on a Mini Moog and recorded direct. The sweep at the end was created by running the signal through a PCM41 and decreasing the delay time.
Rainbow
Can't Let You Go
Bent Out of Shape, 1983, Roger Glover, 01:13
Ritchie Blackmore asked me to create an intro for this song that would be reminiscent of Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor. Using a Pipe Organ Sample on an Emulator 1, I improvised this intro.
Christina Dawn
What's The Matter With Love
Not Released, 1991, David Rosenthal, 00:38
This song is from a demo by a singer named Christina Dawn who was 16 years old at the time of the recording. The solo was played on a JD800 and recorded direct. The track was recorded at Sonic Adventures Studio.
Infinity
Secrets
Not Released, 1984, David Rosenthal, 00:46
This solo was played on a Korg BX-3 organ through a Leslie 147.
Infinity
On The Edge
Not Released, 1985, David Rosenthal, 00:54
This solo was played on a Mini Moog and recorded direct.
Will To Power
Anti-Social
Will To Power, 1988, Bob Rosenberg, 00:42
This "piano" solo was played on a Casio FZ-10.
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