- Dec 5, 2020
- Liverpool, UK
I've noticed that going back to older tunes for inspiration has been popular recently, so I thought "When in Rome..."
Coincidentally 'When in Rome' was the working title for this tune for most of the production process!
I decided to go for that late 90's UK uplifting sound made popular by the likes of Darren Tate, Matt Darey & Rob Searle.
Let me tell you, I had an absolute blast making this track!
It gave me an excuse to dive into my collection of 90's era legacy sample packs for some of the sounds.
The 909 drums are from the 'Goldbaby Tape808 & Tape909' pack, which is a selection of 909 & 808 samples fed through various hardware tape saturators.
There's also some loops from the 'Ueberschall Houseworx' pack and some effects and various samples from some of the 'Zero G Datafile' series.
Most of the synth work was made with Adam Szabo's 'JP6K' VST, which is an emulation of the Roland JP8000/8080 synths popular during that era of
I went as far as adding some light DAT Tape hiss in the background to give that authentic era sound.
I was also tempted to add vinyl crackle and lower the bitrate to 128kbps to give that authentic 'downloaded from Napster' feel, but decided that was taking it all bit too far!
It even has one of those old intro/counter melodies ... just for you @Magdelayna
Anyway, this is just a bit of fun from me and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed producing the track.
I'm tempted to do a more modern version of this as I am really happy with how the melodies turned out, however if any of you want to have a go at remixing it, lemme know!