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No, not a real ale. In numerous interviews our heroes have spoken about using various old synths they found lying around Hansa studios during the recording of Hotspot. Synths they hadn’t encountered before. Now Pete Gleadall’s saying it’s ain’t so: https://twitter.com/cheekypete/status/1 ... 3931594756
I remember Chris talking about all the old synths there, but did actually he claim they recorded with them? Also, it’s not uncommon to run the sound through the filters of old synths to gain some, er, “warmth”, rather than play them directly… perhaps Price did this during the miking up.
. I thought it was just me
Did they? I thought it was “old gear”, to give it an ‘analogue sound’. Running parts already recorded [programmed] through the old kit there, when miking up and mixing down, fits with that description just fine.On the HMV interview they did say they used analogue synths.
Fair point.Spittingcat wrote: ↑Tue 11 Feb 2020, 12:46 amDid they? I thought it was “old gear”, to give it an ‘analogue sound’. Running parts already recorded [programmed] through the old kit there, when miking up and mixing down, fits with that description just fine.On the HMV interview they did say they used analogue synths.
It’s worth noting that there’s plenty of use of Price’s analog synths, that he keeps in LA, on all three albums. It was all digitally recorded and clear and crisp up until Hotspot, but it’s not just digital and soft synths on the first two albums. The boys have mentioned many times how they love the way Price can use his classic synths so quickly… so quickly they haven’t had the chance to learn what he’s doing. The idea of any of the three of them spending ages learning new (to them all) ancient synths while in Hansa seems unlikely. And expensive.
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