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by RonWellsJS
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 7277

Re: Any goals (musically) for next year?

Likewise Ron, best of luck mate. I play almost every day and have composed my own piece which I felt was a milestone (in C major... Played it safe) Ed, it really does help once you begin understanding music better and how to use and manipulate chords. Inversions, suspended chords, relative minors e...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Richruffcut wrote:Was this anything to do with you Ron?

http://www.discogs.com/Tetrus-This-Is-A ... ase/114023

Big thanks to jj for the id on this one
No that's Steve (Phantasy) on his own
by RonWellsJS
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 7277

Re: Any goals (musically) for next year?

Starting drums at 44 doesn't help either, but years of drum programing and slicing loops is a strong platform to start from... the actual playing and technique side is utterly soul destroying, 1 year on at 45 only just getting the hang of it with many years to go before being considered a real drumm...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

dj jedi wrote:I saw today that Korg are offering 50% off their virtual instruments this month:

https://www.korguser.net/shop/software/index.asp

Have you tried the Wavestation soft synth, and if so how does it compare to the real thing?
Wavestation is carbon copy, absolutely the same.
by RonWellsJS
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Any goals (musically) for next year?
Replies: 27
Views: 7277

Re: Any goals (musically) for next year?

Get much better at playing the piano. Get much better at scratching. Get much better at mixdowns. In that order. Hi Ric, these should help you with mixdowns: http://edmprod.com/50-tips-mixdowns/ https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep11/articles/mix-mistakes.htm ... (point 9 in the 1st link) Filtering...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Ill add to this... Ron if you don't mind answering. How much was it back then to get time in your Studio? Did you do like a mates rates for more of your regular customers? It was £150 a day for the studio with me, eventually it was an extra £100 to have me there. Not a lot, but enough to reinvest i...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

lien wrote:So what tracks have you done that you put your feet up, kick back then fold the fingers behind the head & give it "YEAH! I did this!" too?
I'm not sure I really think that about any of them, but I like a lot of the Fast Floor stuff.
by RonWellsJS
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...
Replies: 35
Views: 8180

Re: Great tunes/remixes that SS managed to ruin with a...

eazyflow wrote:
Maybe it just sounds wrong to my ears :wink:
Yeah it's out alright... Pad sound may have been a sample that wasn't tuned before use, putting a keyboard piano pre-set over the top would probably explain it.

He certainly smashed it plenty of times though didn't he, good DJ.
by RonWellsJS
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 13063

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

This. I have friends who only got into mixing post Andy C so touching the platter is something that they just do not do. They are very good at it... far better than me... but when it goes wrong for them it can go really wrong, and I'll often be left thinking "it's taking far too long for you to sor...
by RonWellsJS
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

I think it will have been unavoidable, I can hear it happening across many of the releases. I'm pretty certain I have never reused a riff, but the rest will have happened, given the volume of work in that timeframe. Pretty much the only tunes that were afforded more than half a day were the Fast Flo...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 13063

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Ron - You're a clown, mate. Show me your vinyl-only mixes where the beats are locked for minutes. I'm in need of a laugh... cue *Oh I don't play techno or prog or music where the tunes isn't longer than 4-6 mins*. LOL, you've really got a problem with me haven't you. Even after 25 years of not owni...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 13063

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

I think if you are slowing the track down the spindle technique would be as good as using pitch, subtle spindle pressure could/would/should alter pitch in a stealth manner... speeding up however, it is harder to achieve stealth that way, but not impossible. Alex Hazzard used to use at least 3 differ...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 111734

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

lien wrote:How OCD were you when you produced a track? Was it a case of I'm done, next tune please! Or did you go back & tweak bits constantly?

The former, there was not enough time to be OCD back then, it was a sausage factory, that's why some of the work isn't so good.
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 13063

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

What happens when you are mixing two tracks with something musical going on at the time you need to make the adjustment? There is no way you are going to make that stealth adjustment without it being audiable. Do you not just adjust the one that isn't doing something musical? ... because if both tr...
by RonWellsJS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...
Replies: 60
Views: 13063

Re: The state of DJ'ing nowadays...

Light touches (grip or twist) on the spindle are usually stealth, a gentle spindle adjustment and then minute alteration of the pitch control to achieve optimal sync has always worked a treat. A couple of those touches and tracks should lock for several minutes. Too fast: grip spindle and adjust pit...