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Old 12th June 2007 | Show parent
 
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Along with Tony and Mike G, I also agree that you take the good stuff where you find it. On "Souvenir" by OMD the middle 8 section uses choir voices they had recorded when a local choir used their sound room for practise - they were singing long notes gradually moving up the scale and the band recorded each note on a different parallel track. We could make chords by bringing up different groups of faders - a kind of do-it-yourself Mellotron. Admittedly their "home" studio had a 16 track Studer! The keyboard melody that was a crucial part on that track also came from a Korg Micro Preset that sounded like nothing until they put it through a cheap spring reverb - I insisted on them bringing that down to London for the session.

Mike