722 Miles (Downtown)

by Tribrix

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Another of my little analog adventures, trying to capture the feeling and excitement of the longest (and growing) subway system in the world.

This started on the Korg DS-10 running on a Nintendo DS. I programmed the drums, bass, and arpegios there using the included step sequencer. The original idea was to get the progressions laid down in the DS-10, which is a mono synth, btw, and keep the DS-10 sound fairly raw (little to no effects).

The analog stereo output of the Nintendo was recorded to tracks 1 and 2 of my Tascam Portastudio 414 mk II analog 4 track cassette recorder. Next, lead and pad synths were added using the Alesis Micron and Roland Alpha Juno 2, respectively, all on track 3 with a lot of spring reverb on each.

Lastly, the vocals were added to track 4, using a Texas Instruments Speak 'n Spell running through compression and more spring reverb.

The stereo mix from the Tascam was recorded into Audacity with no further enhancement.

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IRT, BMT, IND, NYC (repeat once)

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released August 13, 2013

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Tribrix New York

Tribrix, (rhymes with "My Mix") is a featured artist of the UK based BCM recording label, promoting the creation and preservation of music recorded on compact cassette.

Although begun as a hobby, when "real life" friends began to share his music and ask for more, Tribrix began to take music making more seriously.

So continue the tradition, please share and enjoy the music.
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