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Topographic74
02-17-2011, 12:50 PM
...or will he be recording the same type of cold shitty washed out midi-type samples that have plagued his dad's sound since the Tormato sessions?
Just seein what everybody thinks.

Rabin105
02-17-2011, 01:47 PM
he is using real instruments

smatt
02-17-2011, 01:56 PM
magic 8-ball says no....

vojta
02-17-2011, 02:00 PM
It depends on what gear the dad inherited to the son.

SunshipVoyager
02-17-2011, 02:31 PM
I could stand to hear him on a set up circa 1973-ish, similar to what his dad played on the "Retro" album from 2006... however on an album produced by Trevor Horn (whom I love before anyone says anything) I doubt it would get a whole lot of breathing space.

My feeling is they will probably shoot for a more polished, modern sound with some vintage touches mixed in rather than the other way 'round.

Ridvan
02-17-2011, 03:07 PM
First, experience has shown me Matt usually isn't too far off.
Second, not having unlimited funds and being of a younger generation, I suspect he will be using much the same equipment he is currently using on tour. I'm sure he knows his rig rather well so why experiment with old equipment he doesn't know and is prone to being tempermental on a body of work that he knows people will be looking closely at?

Many of us love the sound of some of the vintage keyboards, but even when new many were a real PITA. For the slight difference in sound, I'll use my Classic Keys samples over a real Mellotron any day. And I can hold the notes as long as I want. So I'm just saying that to someone half my age, it may not hold the same "vibe" as it does to someone who remembers it as "cutting edge" technology.

relayeire
02-17-2011, 04:15 PM
...or will he be recording the same type of cold shitty washed out midi-type samples that have plagued his dad's sound since the Tormato sessions?
Just seein what everybody thinks.

A lot of studios have equipment in-house that musicians will use during recording, e.g., a grand piano or Hammond organ. But Oliver may choose to stick with his own rig.


My feeling is they will probably shoot for a more polished, modern sound with some vintage touches mixed in rather than the other way 'round.

Considering who the producer is, you're probably right.

JaneEyre
02-17-2011, 04:59 PM
http://www.ttrove.com/images/standups/893%20Schroeder.jpg

JaneEyre
02-17-2011, 05:00 PM
I'm confused by the phrase "real instruments." Has he been playing fake ones?

http://www.disquiet.com/images/2007.10-toy.jpg

Timmo
02-17-2011, 05:33 PM
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tidewater
02-17-2011, 08:59 PM
I'm confused by the phrase "real instruments." Has he been playing fake ones?

http://www.disquiet.com/images/2007.10-toy.jpg

ROTFLMAO LOL LOL LOL LOL:dog::dog::dog:

Matt aka Patrick
02-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Cool! If Oliver plays the Fisher-Price Grand Piano maybe Yes can get Toddlers all over the globe asking Mom to buy the new Yes release; broaden the demographics. Thanks, Matt

josuev80
02-17-2011, 09:56 PM
It might depend on Downes.

Rick N Backer
02-18-2011, 05:32 AM
he is using real instruments

Insightful! Great as usual

happytheman
02-18-2011, 05:47 AM
Cool! If Oliver plays the Fisher-Price Grand Piano maybe Yes can get Toddlers all over the globe asking Mom to buy the new Yes release; broaden the demographics. Thanks, Matt
I always wondered what keyboard they used for the opening of Hearts. This explains it.

Bo Locks
02-18-2011, 06:55 AM
...or will he be recording the same type of cold shitty washed out midi-type samples that have plagued his dad's sound since the Tormato sessions?

You mean will they let Oliver play 70s analogue synthesisers, acoustic pianos, Hammond organs... or will he use the factory presets on modurn Japanese feature-loaded gizmo-thwacketts?

A modurn instrument can be made to sound other than twinkly-twinkly, straight-out-of-the-box bland. It's nothing to do with MIDI, but yeah, if your onboard piano sample is poo, a) don't use that sample, b) use the good sounds on the keyboard, c) use an alternate for the piano, d) why in frakk did you buy the keyboard in the first place?

The answer is, let's see what his taste in sound is. If they think his taste in sound is clogged with wax, then they should bloody well tell him so!

relayeire
02-18-2011, 09:08 AM
I'm confused by the phrase "real instruments." Has he been playing fake ones?

http://www.disquiet.com/images/2007.10-toy.jpg

I understand this is the very instrument that was used on the Seals & Croft song "Summer Breeze." Man, it's in good shape.

relayeire
04-07-2011, 08:38 AM
The question now is, "Will they let Oliver play on the new CD?"

pianozach
04-07-2011, 10:21 AM
I'm confused by the phrase "real instruments." Has he been playing fake ones?

http://www.disquiet.com/images/2007.10-toy.jpg

Ah . . . . an attempt to appeal to much younger fans?

jpirard
04-07-2011, 11:38 AM
"what a bloody waste of time this was"

JaneEyre
04-07-2011, 12:45 PM
"what a bloody waste of time this was"

:appl[1]::appl[1]:

soulsearcher
04-07-2011, 01:45 PM
Cool! If Oliver plays the Fisher-Price Grand Piano maybe Yes can get Toddlers all over the globe asking Mom to buy the new Yes release; broaden the demographics. Thanks, Matt

i bet he could rock that fisher price piano.

kirk
04-07-2011, 02:26 PM
...A dumb question on several levels.


K

Camphire
04-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Will they let Oliver play at all on the new CD?

JaneEyre
04-07-2011, 04:56 PM
i bet he could rock that fisher price piano.

I bet he'd totally play it and have a laff, too. He's a good guy.