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Old 5th February 2019
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post
The Korg M1 keyboard was king when New Jack Swing was hot, also they used alot of Loops and hip hop stabs the tempos were like 110 bpm with a swing
Korg M1, FTW.

I was there in the late 80s early 90s and worked on New Jack Swing and also Freestyle records in NYC studios. Almost everyone brought in their Korg M1 with tracks finished, and we'd dump the track to tape, record vocals, and mix.

At the time this was a really new and cool way of working for producers.

Here's a track I engineered during the heyday of New Jack.

Elements of Style - That's the Kind of Girl