Vol. 3 of the Analog Archives Series: The Middle Years 1982-83
Before samplers, before midi, before sequencing; it was me, my minimoog and my Teac 4-track. Every note had to be performed live, every melody line played and overdubbed from beginning to end. There was no digital editing, no computers, no copy and paste. Difficult? Sure was, but I loved every minute of it.
In the mid-1980's samplers became commonplace and in the early 1990's excellent, powerful sampling keyboards became affordable. Having spent so many years recording with a limited studio and multi-track tape, I found the sounds offered by keyboard samplers and the ease and power of sequencing irresistible.
However, what to do with all that old analog music I worked so hard creating? Every musician has huge reservations about letting the world hear anything they've done that isn't perfect. I decided that I love this music too much not to let it be heard, flaws and all.
I hope you enjoy listening to this music as much as I enjoyed creating it.
released 12 March 2012
Human Response is Jan Hanford
The equipment I used for this album was:
· Minimoog Model D
· Crumar Performer
· Roland RE-201 Space Echo
· Mu-tron Phasor II
· MXR Flanger
· Casiotone MT-45
· Teac 4-track A3440
· Teac 4-track A2340-SX