Another big-time keyboard in The Cars early records was the ARP Omni, which is what Greg used mostly for the "strings" type sounds (String Synths were huge in the late 1970's). If you listen to songs like "Moving In Stereo", "All Mixed Up", "It's All I Can Do", "You Wear Those Eyes" - you can really hear that ARP Omni in full effect providing the wash of strings in the back. The ARP Omni is visible below the MiniKorg 700S during the solo on Moving in Stereo during the clip. It is also visible in a LOT of other early Cars live footage.more
In [this interview](http://www.electricity-club.co.uk/html/int_morris.html), Stephen explains how he was drafted to play keyboards instead of his usual drums on certain New Order songs. "Did I want play keyboards? I'm the world's most reluctant keyboard player, I didn't really want to but it happened early on because there was just the three of us. It just happened that Bernard can't sing and play guitar at the same time, Hooky can't sing and play bass, and I just can't sing playing anything! So I ended up playing keyboards. We got the ARP Omni towards the end of Joy Division for *Closer* after using an ARP Solina earlier. So I ended up playing that with the drum machine on top."more
Amazing string machine. Synth is good for bass lines and just whatever. The only problem is that the fine tune knob lives on the bottom and needs a screwdriver for adjustments. Joy Division Atmosphere and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', New Order 'Blue Monday' and 'Age of Consent', The Cure 'Just Like Heaven'. It's that classic strings sound.