What synth presets did Prince use?

Prince was known for using the presets on many of his keyboards and synths, preferring their immediacy. Here are some examples of the presets Prince used.

Yamaha DX7

  • She's Always In My Hair - Gotcha
  • Around The World In A Day - Flutes
  • Manic Monday - Harpsichord
  • Nothing Compares 2 U - Vibes

Fairlight CMI

  • Christopher Tracy's Parade, All My Dreams - Bizarre
  • Strange Relationship - Wood flute, sitar
  • IT - Orchestra hit

Roland D-50

  • Positivity - DigitalNativeDance
  • Eye No - Soundtrack
  • Anna Stesia - Piano Fifty

Arp Omni-2

  • Dirty Mind - Strings

Oberheim OB-SX

  • The Beautiful Ones - Organ
  • Various - C1 (Horns)

 

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