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by MikeW
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Omer & Crooks - Grand Piano EP
Replies: 24
Views: 6512

Re: Omer & Crooks - Grand Piano EP

rage wrote:Where does that loop come from originally, anyone know?
Techno Grooves Mach 4 - Techno Slam

by MikeW
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amiga turns 30
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: Amiga turns 30

I feel I have to post this in this forum rather than an Amiga one for two reasons; first is that I think it's an important anniversary worth noting in a wider sense, and second is that although other retro computer forums are where I think most would be posting their thoughts and memories, for me t...
by MikeW
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: swaps for a synth anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: swaps for a synth anyone?

Eyeski3000 wrote: the sounds from what's my code too.
Do you mean the noise that sounds a bit like a firework?
by MikeW
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: OLDSKOOL BASS HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: OLDSKOOL BASS HELP

The bass in the Nookie tune is just a basic sine or triangle wave - you should be able to get that from any synth without much messing around. The Bizarre Inc tune uses a famous preset sound from the old Yamaha DX100 synth: http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/dx100.php It's called Solid Bass, you sho...
by MikeW
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Your favourite Rising High Records!
Replies: 17
Views: 3040

Re: Your favourite Rising High Records!

Can we have Sapho records, too (sub label)? Darkstar, Onyx III and Energy Zone, all good stuff!
by MikeW
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Your favourite Rising High Records!
Replies: 17
Views: 3040

Re: Your favourite Rising High Records!

Hypnotist - House is Mine Project One - Smokin, Roughneck, Smokin' Challice, Can't Take the Heartbreak Earth Leakage Trip - Virtuality (top FSOL style trippy breakbeat) Toytown EP Subway - Launchpad EP (not sure why this isn't more well known - I believe it's the same people who did the Moog stuff) ...
by MikeW
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Fozbee & Cooz
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: Fozbee & Cooz

Yep, someone else has kindly sent me a link to a rip - pity it's just vinyl rips.
by MikeW
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Fozbee & Cooz
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: Fozbee & Cooz

Does anyone still have the Fozbee & Cooz CD referred to in this thread or know where to get one? Wish I had known about it back then.

http://www.discogs.com/Fozbee-Cooz-Back ... se/1148089
by MikeW
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 114001

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Oh yeah, you could also look out for the Roland HS1 which is basically the Alpha in a different box, often turns up cheaper. I think there's also a HS model equivalent of the 106.
by MikeW
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 114001

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

Juno 106 is a great synth even though it's very basic - it's easy to get results from. The problem with analogue synths of that era is they're pretty costly to maintain as the components are often starting to fail. With the Juno 106, apparently the voice chips are prone to failure. They're easy enou...
by MikeW
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..
Replies: 755
Views: 114001

Re: An answer i had from Jack Smooth..

This EP is great:

http://www.discogs.com/Smooth-Simmonds- ... ease/79404

I think most of the tunes on there still stand up, and it looks like the value is creeping up on discogs - I'm sure I sold a copy for something silly like £2 or £3 about 5 years ago.
by MikeW
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Cleveland City Records
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Cleveland City Records

The producers of these records were obviously ex hardcore heads, you can hear it in the production Alot of the tracks still retaining alot of the hardcore elements, breakbeats, big rave synthetic. ...etc etc I agree, lots of ravey stabs etc. I think the guy who did the Love Revolution tunes on Netw...
by MikeW
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Cleveland City Records
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Cleveland City Records

cozza wrote: .. and I bought some Cleveland City slipmats back in 1995 .. and still have them on my 1210s 20 years later :)
I had some too - wish I still did...
by MikeW
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Cleveland City Records
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Cleveland City Records

Great label, some of them sound a tad dated, but there are quite a few tunes on Cleveland City that you could still drop today (e.g. Chubby Chunks). I always loved the Jon Da Silva & McReady mix of Hey Mr DJ, top breakbeat tune. Obviously made to look like an American house label with the label desi...
by MikeW
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Old Skool Chat
Topic: Copyrights on vocals, etc...
Replies: 21
Views: 3260

Re: Copyrights on vocals, etc...

In most countries (including the UK), music copyright lasts for 50 years. Whether anyone would notice or not, is another matter :)