*Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

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thomekk
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2598 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:19 pm

Hey,

recently I dived back into the ancient older past of mine (where I did some things in a primitive manner as there were no DAWs and computers available here for me).

The way to publish in the old days had been eg. tape releases at this time (and I had the luck to have some of them on a label
Anyways, I don't want to post what had been published at this time, but stuff, that wasn't sent to public in those days at all...)
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...stuff recorded from one cassette recorder to another cassette recorder (and vice versa) and later on recorded into a 4-track tape recorder (with overdubs) - so all analogue and pre-digital and without midi, even most of the time handplayed (!) except the drum-machines...

I thought I could share some of those old tunes here...
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thomekk
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Re: *Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:20 pm

First one:

https://eiterschlangen.bandcamp.com/track/ballet

At this time I used the Korg MS-10 all the time. Tape to tape here.
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thomekk
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Post Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:52 pm

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thomekk
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Post Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:50 pm

and this

https://eiterschlangen.bandcamp.com/tra ... nungeheuer

MS-10s, E-guitar, perc maybe John Carpenterish
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thomekk
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:35 pm

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Re: *Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:58 pm

Hi

Pharaoh's daughters from 'Infantilia 1' - very impressive vocal on that track, although you can never get enough of Autotune...

Seriously - it must be weird listening to stuff you made almost 35 years ago.

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Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 pm

Listening to Mark Duruti Andante and I love it! Such a raw sound. Nice work. :tu:
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thomekk
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2598 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: *Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:38 pm

original flipper wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Hi

Pharaoh's daughters from 'Infantilia 1' - very impressive vocal on that track, although you can never get enough of Autotune...

Seriously - it must be weird listening to stuff you made almost 35 years ago.
Hey,

and thanks for giving this really old stuff a listen :)

Yeah, it's really weird maybe, but as it's part of the own history so ok.

I did so much music over the time laters of course, but I just thought some old tracks are still worth to be set out (kind of rediscovered them) - also threw a lot away naturally. Hopefully interesting enough in all the imperfection and sometimes painfulness.

I just found it may be also "weird" that there was a time everything was done by hand. I guess doubletaping / recording to 4-track was what got me starting with all that studio composing (as many others). Plus having a minimal setup helped creating. I really learned the Korg MS-10 inside out and even could make harmonies when recording track by track as it was monophone :lol:

I really love vstis of course - otherwise I wouldn't have landed here - sometimes today having so much virtual instruments though makes it even harder to create for me...though sound quality is worlds better of course.
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thomekk
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Re: *Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

Post Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:42 pm

jethrobull wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Listening to Mark Duruti Andante and I love it! Such a raw sound. Nice work. :tu:
:wink: Jethrobull, thanks a lot.
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markkuja
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Re: *Thomekk's old stuff corner (pre DAW-era, tape to tape or 4-track analogue recordings)

Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:03 am

Ballet: Cool synth music. Nice rhythm and ambiance

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thomekk
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:28 pm

Thanks Markku
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