View Single Post
Old 9th July 2019
  #6
Lives for gear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by newspapers View Post
We're looking for a producer/engineer to collaborate with on an 80s pop record. The main job will be to extend songs , add elements to compositions , help to construct songs and finalize , harmonize, mix and master it.

We do have a budget for this but of course we prefer to work with like-minded people who are also looking to create an amazing 80s record.

The intention is to create a list of analogue "warm" 80's songs with a little boost to it and modern topics. We have some great singers ready to collaborate.

The record will be released through a label.
The 80's aren't renowned for "warm analog"

When people think "80's sound," they think of 12-bit samplers, 12-bit DX7 mrk1
sounds and DCO Juno 106, JX-8P, synths mostly.

There is also a lot of PTSD dating from 1985 when major labels and acts started to release the first "Digitally recorded" LP's.....They sounded like complete ass in case you don't recall..

...Think KISS "Crazy Nights", The Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels", Billy Idol "Whiplash Smile" (Sounds so bad next to Rebel Yell, it's not even funny)

The Billy Idol records mark a monumental difference in Pre and Post 1985 records.

One was a pleasant mix of low-fi digital and analog, the other was a soul-grinding dirge of 16-bit CRAP.

So personally, I don't think the '80s should ever be referred to as a single decade, and 80's nostalgia is almost ALWAYS for the pre 85' era