Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

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Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by antbar » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:12 am

Since jumping back onto the Tape Op board, I've been excited to see that 4-track culture is still alive and vibing.

My own 4-track got a bit of use not long back when I used it to archive/update some ancient recordings. I released an album called Antronica 2, which combined new material with old songs from my teenage basement days. In some cases, I added new vocals in PT over backing tracks bounced from cassette, but with this particular song, what you hear is all warbly teen me! I was always trying to get my 4-track (Yamaha MT-44 represent!) to think it was a 24-track, and this song was probably the pinnacle of my attempts at "epic." Loads of Prophet 5 and TR-707, with PolySix choir as well.

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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:54 am

Takes me back to HS. New Romanticism, hairspray, and puffy shirts were all the rage.

You got a *lot* out of that four-track for sure!


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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by antbar » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Gregg Juke wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:54 am
Takes me back to HS. New Romanticism, hairspray, and puffy shirts were all the rage.

You got a *lot* out of that four-track for sure!


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My final year of high school was meant to be all-music classes, but the music program was cancelled outright, so I took a proficiency exam and spent that year in the basement with a four-track. 10-hour days, on average! It was Tape Op publisher John Botch who pulled me from the basement and stuck me in a real studio for the first time, although his Enharmonik at the time was also in the basement. In fact, that's where I met Larry Crane, as his band Vomit Launch was wrapping up a session just as my band was showing up for ours. Small worlds!

Here's my puffy look back in the day...!
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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:57 pm

Now THAT’S what I’M talkin’ bouuuudt!! ^^^^

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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:13 pm

Similar, but different.

A mullet-era shot for me:
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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by Nick Sevilla » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:49 pm

Really good song and great sounds. A 4 track, eh? Good job!

:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
Howling at the neighbors. Hoping they have more mic cables.

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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by antbar » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:54 pm

Gregg Juke wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Similar, but different.

A mullet-era shot for me:

DF3D2E69-77F1-4584-9369-2AD10885FB6F.jpeg

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You guys look like you sound good!
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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by antbar » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:10 pm

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Really good song and great sounds. A 4 track, eh? Good job!

:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
Thanks much, Nick. I still have the MT-44, but I haven't used it for anything other than de-archiving lately. I was REALLY into that thing, obviously!
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Re: Valerie's Waiting - epic teenage 4-track synthpop!

Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:08 pm

antbar wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Gregg Juke wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Similar, but different.

A mullet-era shot for me:

DF3D2E69-77F1-4584-9369-2AD10885FB6F.jpeg

GJ
You guys look like you sound good!
It was one Funky time, bruh...


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