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Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 8:05 am
by TallThinMan
No, not a real ale. In numerous interviews our heroes have spoken about using various old synths they found lying around Hansa studios during the recording of Hotspot. Synths they hadn’t encountered before. Now Pete Gleadall’s saying it’s ain’t so: https://twitter.com/cheekypete/status/1 ... 3931594756

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:56 am
by Spittingcat
I remember Chris talking about all the old synths there, but did actually he claim they recorded with them? Also, it’s not uncommon to run the sound through the filters of old synths to gain some, er, “warmth”, rather than play them directly… perhaps Price did this during the miking up.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 7:18 pm
by alig
On the HMV interview they did say they used analogue synths.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 9:39 pm
by Tom Angel
I find Pete Gleadell a bit conceited and annoying.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:11 pm
by goughsjd
Tom Angel wrote:
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 9:39 pm
I find Pete Gleadell a bit conceited and annoying.
😂😂. I thought it was just me 👍🏼

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11:56 pm
by TallThinMan
Tom Angel wrote:
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 9:39 pm
I find Pete Gleadell a bit conceited and annoying.
Why?

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 12:46 am
by Spittingcat
On the HMV interview they did say they used analogue synths.
Did they? I thought it was “old gear”, to give it an ‘analogue sound’. Running parts already recorded [programmed] through the old kit there, when miking up and mixing down, fits with that description just fine.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:04 pm
by TallThinMan
Spittingcat wrote:
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 12:46 am
On the HMV interview they did say they used analogue synths.
Did they? I thought it was “old gear”, to give it an ‘analogue sound’. Running parts already recorded [programmed] through the old kit there, when miking up and mixing down, fits with that description just fine.
Fair point.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:15 pm
by Spittingcat
It’s worth noting that there’s plenty of use of Price’s analog synths, that he keeps in LA, on all three albums. It was all digitally recorded and clear and crisp up until Hotspot, but it’s not just digital and soft synths on the first two albums. The boys have mentioned many times how they love the way Price can use his classic synths so quickly… so quickly they haven’t had the chance to learn what he’s doing. The idea of any of the three of them spending ages learning new (to them all) ancient synths while in Hansa seems unlikely. And expensive.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:18 pm
by TallThinMan
I’d love to read an interview with Stuart Price or Pete Gleadall in one of the music technology mags where they go over the recording of the album and talk about the gear used.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:20 pm
by Spittingcat
There was a Price video interview for Electric, wasn’t there?

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3:34 pm
by One of the crowd
Spittingcat wrote:
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:20 pm
There was a Price video interview for Electric, wasn’t there?
There was indeedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODyPzS7VOXg

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Tue 11 Feb 2020, 5:03 pm
by TallThinMan
One of the crowd wrote:
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3:34 pm
Spittingcat wrote:
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:20 pm
There was a Price video interview for Electric, wasn’t there?
There was indeedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODyPzS7VOXg
Cool, thanks for the reminder.

Re: Hotspot old synths

Posted: Wed 12 Feb 2020, 3:56 pm
by Marie loves PSB
It said about the older equipment in the Metro Interview. It now keeps me thinking - what would it have sounded like if it was digital and newer equipment etc..?