Name that Sample (Synth)
August 23, 2014 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Hoping someone can recognize a sample that my brain is telling me was lifted from a reasonably mainstream source, but I can't place it.

OK, so in this Ghosthustler remix of Futurecop's Transformers there's a synth chord line that comes in after 2m41s and repeats, before another bit of synth is layered on top of it at around 2m50s.

It seems terribly familiar, as if it came from some the intro to some reasonably mainstream 80's pop/rock source, but I can't place it. Am I nuts?
posted by snuffleupagus to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Donna Summer--I Feel Love?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:34 PM on August 23

I dont know if this is a lift, or just a bassline sigh a similar patch and pattern to some iconic 80s pop techno. I Feel Love, Major Tom (coming home), the Airwolf theme and the end titles of Bladerunner all have not dissimilar bass lines. My guess is more a general homage to something like than a direct sample.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:25 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]

Maybe not what you're thinking, but I was immediately reminded of the rhythm guitar at the beginning of Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell".
posted by Guernsey Halleck at 1:38 AM on August 24

My guess is more a general homage to something like than a direct sample.

SynthMania quick tip #4 - the 1980s stuttering synth bass line.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:53 AM on August 24 [2 favorites]

Check out the theme to Knightrider. Sounds similar and was the first thing I thought ya go.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:02 AM on August 24

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