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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 04:20 [#02583215]
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it was summer vacation, 1999. i would routinely stay up all
night dicking around with my computer, talking on the
internet. 3-6 AM everyone was in bed, so i wound up hanging
on IRC channel for OCAU, since they were good to
talk with and awake at 3AM EST.

on this channel, i met the chap that got me to switch to
impulse tracker for a bit. one morning (evening, for him) he
was all: listen to this! it's the best thing i've ever done!
it was either "retrospection" or "bliss" off this album --
because, for about a decade, the only tracks of his i had
were "bliss" and "retrospection." after it popped into my
hed one day, i googled him and found i could just download
the rest of the album. and he moved to LA and works for
pixar now

one of my favorite albums for driving around in summer heat.
from the web page:

Many of the songs on Retrospection were partially done as
a proud show of what you could do with a tracker if you
employed a bit of sound engineering work. The music scene in
the mid-1990s is pretty different from today: these days,
hobbyist musicians can pick up a copy of Cubase, Logic,
Live, about ten brazillion VST plugins, and can churn out
stuff that sounds almost like it came out of a production
studio. It’s not quite the same scene as the mid-90s
tracker heydays, where we had serious trouble mixing
together a mere 16 channels with no anti-aliasing on
486DX2/66s. Thanks to the incredible coding work by Jeffrey
Lim, making professional-sounding work from the humble
Impulse Tracker was actually possible. While Retrospection
was published in 1999, most of the songs on here were
written in about 1996, an era where the Gravis Ultrasound
ruled over the Sound Blaster 16, and when we were still
tinkering around with evil DOS memory managers


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 04:33 [#02583216]
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after checking over the surrounding facts: this is the guy
that got me to try trackers. at the time, i'd only gotten as
far as: collaging stock loops in sonic foundry acid 2.0,
then after a while, using FruityLoops 2-3 to make my own
loops. i used impulse tracker for a few songs, then very
quickly realized modtracker was more technologically
up-to-date; more or less stuck with that until i got nuendo
and subsequently VSTs.

if i'd never had this guy raving about trackers to me at 4am
when i was in high school, i wouldn't have had the urge to
go back to trackers for a laugh, and this shit would
not exist.

(what if your mom never met your dad?)


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 04:37 [#02583217]
Points: 13371 Status: Regular

oh, no, wait, i used reason for a year or two in between
trackers and vst. reason was actually the first time i "got"
subtractive synthesis. up until then, i thot "env" stood for
"environment" instead of "envelope" because that was kind of
what it sounded like the knob did

anyways, i'm just being pedantic, at this point. i'll not be
back until i have another summer track


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-31 10:26 [#02583218]
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two uk garage mixes of nicole wray... i think they've both
got a summery vibe - nicole's theme from 1998 and the
slightly earlier (and endearingly cheesy) nicole's groove


offline Roger Wilco from Drunk Fibonacci Sequence on 2019-07-31 13:42 [#02583220]
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Am I alone in not really rating The Gasman?


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-31 23:43 [#02583229]
Points: 4801 Status: Regular

not a fan either really. the caretaker, however, is great


offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2019-08-03 22:59 [#02583257]
Points: 10601 Status: Lurker | Followup to belb: #02583218

thanks for those dude nice one


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-08-03 23:42 [#02583258]
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