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    Ostinato - new album by SWT

    Hello everyone!

    In case anyone might be interested, I have recently released my very first solo album of original compositions.

    Please find info, background, credits, previews and added content...
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    Small secret here...

    Shaman was almost an afterthought for the record....

    I fell in love with the track first time I heard it, and was delighted when the band asked me to mix it many months...
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    I personally can't confirm it, it's what I have...

    I personally can't confirm it, it's what I have been told. I recommend waiting until 17th and previewing the track on the UK iTunes. I'll be checking for myself anyway!

    SWT
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    At last got my CDs, been listening in the car,...

    At last got my CDs, been listening in the car, very happy!

    The US CD and iTunes actually have my mix of JBD - Mark's version is the Radio version.

    I gather Mark's will be used for the European...
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    You've got me there!! Sorry, I have no idea, I...

    You've got me there!! Sorry, I have no idea, I didn't keep any records or diaries during those albums.... I'd say it probably falls somewhere about Phantoms or Walkabout..... if i had a copy I might...
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    I think I actually included a track like this on...

    I think I actually included a track like this on an album that started 20 minutes after the final track.... you would just have to leave the CD playing that long without realising!

    SWT
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    It's called a 'secret' or 'ghost' track.... a...

    It's called a 'secret' or 'ghost' track.... a trick we dreamed up in the early days of digital, a bit like an 'easter egg'!!

    Unfortunately when you do that, the track is not registered as a...
  8. Thread: Proud!

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    Proud!

    Dear friends,

    I have been a part of The Fixx from the start, having been involved since "Lost Planes" by The Fix, from "The Shuttered Room" through to "Walkabout", then various involvement from...
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    It certainly sounds like it, but the nasty synth,...

    It certainly sounds like it, but the nasty synth, bass and guitar are all playing in unison.

    Anywhere there is distortion on the bass, most likely I added it!!

    SWT
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    Hello! It's tough to remember... the 80's were...

    Hello!

    It's tough to remember... the 80's were a blur of record making at Farmyard Studios with my dear friend and collaborator Rupert Hine.

    The first four albums with The Fixx were made in a...
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    Ha! This is a function of the modulated delays I...

    Ha! This is a function of the modulated delays I used on that guitar on the outro of the song. It is exposed because it is a feedback tail hanging over from the last chord played by Jamie. It is...
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    Well Done! i have to sign off now. I'll be...

    Well Done!

    i have to sign off now. I'll be back over the weekend

    Ciao!!

    SWT
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    Well, I'm impressed!! You WIN!! We first used...

    Well, I'm impressed!! You WIN!!

    We first used the Calor Gas bottle as an instrument (weapon?) on 'Lost Planes' when they were still The Fix. Actually I think they may have been 'The Portraits'...
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    point of interest... there have been precious...

    point of interest...

    there have been precious few moments in the studio when I have a feeling that 'this is important'.

    one of the few.... during the mixing of 'Saved by Zero'..... major...
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    No, actually!! SWT

    No, actually!!

    SWT
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    Superstitions!!

    Over all the years of making records, it is inevitable that superstition occasionally crops up.

    In the early days for me, it was to do with wearing my lucky beret while mixing, or rubbing the...
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    Clue number one it was dangerous SWT

    Clue number one

    it was dangerous

    SWT
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    DING!!!!! Question???????

    On 'Follow That Cab' I used a small sample from an earlier Fixx track.

    Any idea what the sound is? What it sounds like? What it might be called? How it was made?

    Any idea which track it came...
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    So I am still waiting for my CD copy, would you...

    So I am still waiting for my CD copy, would you believe?

    I have finally been sent the Mark Needham mix of JBD to listen to. It's really very good! It is much more 'radio' than the mix I did.
    ...
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    There was a problem with those 'ghost' tracks...

    There was a problem with those 'ghost' tracks that we had so much fun with..... unfortunately they did not register as a separate title, so - no royalties.

    They are fun for a bit of a freebie, or...
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    There you go... that soundfile is named Hard...

    There you go... that soundfile is named Hard Times spr .... so no idea what it is!! Nick knows!!

    btw, very soon I shall be starting a blog on the nature of how things sound, and why..... and...
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    Do you know what, by the time I receive the...

    Do you know what, by the time I receive the tracks to mix, they usually have some generic nickname, like verse synth, BF synth.... and thereafter I usually rename the sounds with my own shorthand so...
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    Well I am always up for trying to answer any...

    Well I am always up for trying to answer any questions pertinent to the first four albums..... but it was all rather a long time ago, so it might be a challenge!!!

    Since then there have been...
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    The Decapitator is one of the amazing plugin...

    The Decapitator is one of the amazing plugin processing suite made by a brilliant company called SoundToys..... it is a for distortion and general nastiness! Some of the other effects they make are...
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    Anyway, you must be used to Greenall making weird...

    Anyway, you must be used to Greenall making weird noises by now!
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