In the night "diskette"

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james23_uk
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In the night "diskette"

#1 Post by james23_uk »

Never seen anything like this before. What is it?

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#2 Post by oakey »

The fairlight programming disk?

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#3 Post by dynamobjornen »

oakey wrote: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 9:42 pm The fairlight programming disk?
No, Fairlight used 8 inch floppy discs.

As for the original question no idea.
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#4 Post by oakey »

It's also dated '96 I see now. A copy of the sounds used for a later synth/midi device ? Planned for use in a tour or maybe the Savoy live shows (in which ITN was not played)?

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#5 Post by themgnt »

The listing contains a link to a sample of the contents. It appears to be the full song (but the sample chops it up so you get bits from different sections). It says it was sold as a souvenir.

It sounds to me that it's just a high quality 'rip' of the master. Not something used to create the song in the studio.

But I have no knowledge of these things. Just my opinion.

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#6 Post by djx »

The disk is a Sony Magneto-optical (m.o) disk used throughout the 80's-and early 90's

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#7 Post by stormynight »

I asked the seller. He replied, that it is the Album Version from DISCO, but in in HighRes quality.
Strange enought, how HiRes fits with a diskette...
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#8 Post by stormynight »

I asked the seller. He replied, that it is the Album Version from DISCO, but in in HighRes quality.
Strange enought, how HiRes fits with a diskette...
Did you ever walk on a stormy night...

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#9 Post by Wish »

This is obviously not 3,5 inches (1,44Mb) diskette. May be something more special.

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#10 Post by It can be two things »

Wish wrote: Mon 07 Dec 2020, 12:10 pm This is obviously not 3,5 inches (1,44Mb) diskette. May be something more special.
The capacity of Magneto Optical disks can be measured in gigabytes, not megabytes - certainly these days.

Editing to add a link to this review of a piece of studio kit that uses an MO disk in recording. I'm not saying this was the recorder that was used, or even something like it; I include merely to show that MO discs were present in recording at the time: https://rapmag.com/a/249-91/oct91/825-t ... k-recorder

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