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Old school... How did people make music around 1995?

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Anoebis    432

Watch this video... it is the power of celtic, on the original tracker... Amazing :)



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draeke    302

yes, FastTracker/ImpulseTracker and the similar that were common programs to make trance and goa back then but mostly by kids and people learning their basics into electronic music. I remember there were millions of websites collecting releases of the tracking scene (traxinspace, anyone remember?) and a lot of videogame music was also produced like this.

That said the tracker reproduced the concept of a real midi studio with analog synths and machines, it simply connected the musical notes/scales to certain sounds thus creating a composition, it was really an insteresting a free instrument for people to create music. A lot of nitzhonot has been produced solely with trackers as well!

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That said the tracker reproduced the concept of a real midi studio with analog synths and machines, it simply connected the musical notes/scales to certain sounds thus creating a composition, it was really an insteresting a free instrument for people to create music. A lot of nitzhonot has been produced solely with trackers as well!

 

You make it sound like trackers are the thing of the past, while they're not - look at Renoise, which is a fully featured tracker having all the things available in semi-professional DAW-s (VST/AU, ReWire, Midi support, internal effects & devices, Lua scripting, etc.) and is available on Win, OSX and Linux with just one license.

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Dolmot    174

Heh, samples tuned at the Amiga default of 8363 Hz. And channel doubling for extra volume when 63 wasn't enough. A bit wasteful but IT was able to handle fairly many channels on mid-90s hardware, being written in Asm and all. Comprehensive centre panning too. I hadn't paid attention to that before...

I used another colour scheme but that's the thing, alright. I think my fingers still remember half of the keyboard shortcuts. Mouse was something only those FT2 nancy boys used. :D

 

And I dare to say most DOS-era games since the introduction of sample-capable SBs/GUSs used module music until CD audio and mp3 became truly viable. Often it was just there in its own dir. Sometimes you had to rip them from a bundle file. The same thing with demos. Grab it, open it, check the composer's every trick. That's how you learnt the trade.

 

Quite fascinating that you didn't need a pile of hardware synths and sequencers to make a legendary track back then (either). Trackers had their limitations but boy it was fast to write your instant techno. Steal a kick sample, set row skip to 4, and push Q until the pattern is full. Repeat with hats. No wonder a lot of mods sounded like that too. :lol:

 

Good times. I should check whether the collection CDs I bought from Maz still read. :mellow:

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phobium    19

Renoise user here. Started out using protracker back on amiga. :)

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In 1994/95 while recording the first Elysium EP and album I used:

A Akai ASQ10 99 MIdi Sequenzer to record into : http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/sequencers.php#asq10

A Jupiter 8 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jup8.php

A Juno 106 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno106.php

A Prophet VS : http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/pvs.php

 

A Roland JD-800 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jd800.php

A Korg Poly-61 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/pvs.php

A Korg 707 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/korg_707.php

Some dodgy Speakers and a very bad Mixer (Alesis something)

My kick was recorded while tapping my fingers on the speakers bass cabinet.

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Paul Eye    462

My kick was recorded while tapping my fingers on the speakers bass cabinet.

Wow. Back in the days I wished I'd had a mic when I bounced a tennis ball off a piece of wood. Would have made a great kick :)

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desysko    82

In 1994/95 while recording the first Elysium EP and album I used:

 

A Akai ASQ10 99 MIdi Sequenzer to record into : http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/sequencers.php#asq10

 

A Jupiter 8 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jup8.php

 

A Juno 106 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno106.php

 

A Prophet VS : http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/pvs.php

 

A Roland JD-800 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/jd800.php

 

A Korg Poly-61 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/sci/pvs.php

 

A Korg 707 : http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/korg_707.php

 

Some dodgy Speakers and a very bad Mixer (Alesis something)

 

My kick was recorded while tapping my fingers on the speakers bass cabinet.

 

Sounds like a nice set up. Do you still use any of the gear or have you moved on to software?

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Negrosex    1

I used impulse tracker back then, i started out with noisetracker on Atari and when i got a pc with a soundcard i switched to IT. I ripped samples from different tracks and everything sounded out of tune. :)

 

I don't think i'll ever realise the greatness of Power of celtic. To me it will always sound like an out of tune tracker version of Lambada. :lol:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8mz9uOvFQA&feature=player_detailpage

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