Hello, does anyone know the keyboard and settings used for the high pitched strings that mimic the words scandal during the intro and other parts of the scandal, also how I can achieve them. I've read somewhere that they were played on a korg m1 but I am unsure.
They probably used a vocoder for this just as they did for Radio GaGa.
You sing in a mic and that signal is relayed to a synthesizer which distorts the sound.
These days a quick trick done with computer software at home with some plugins.
Some software you can use is Propellerhead Reason, Fruity Loops, Adobe Audition. All support the needed plugins.
hope this helps.
I just bought a vocoder pedal called Electro Harmonix Iron Lung. Attached to my keyboard it can produce a very convincing Radio GaGa effect and probably can do the same for Scandal.
I highly recommend it.