His name was Pascal Gabriel, he was Belgian and was very good at translating my ideas into reality and always got a great sound. I watched him very closely and I learned a lot about mixing techniques, how to use compression and effects from him. From then on it was a matter of experimentation, twiddling and fiddling till it sounded right to my ears.
Live or in pieces? The vocals were sampled into the Akai S then sequenced and recorded to tape along with the synth parts once I decided on the a basic structure, although the final structure was made by doing lots of different passes and mixdowns to 2-track and then edited together, so there never was a multitrack master as such. I did the drum programming and my production partner and by now wife Emma Freilich played the keyboard parts.
I recorded and mixed the whole thing. Sadly Emma passed away three years ago. On the record label, Mike Stevens is credited for keyboards. Do you recall where the fat lead synth sample that starts the song came from? Was sampling ever a legal concern or did you just go for it? At first we just took the risk and sampled anything we wanted.
Sampling from the likes of Todd and Kevin was pretty safe because as you say, they had sampled those sounds from somebody else so who owned them was not clear. We also used composite samples we made from several different places and combined them. Music publishers and copyright owners actively searched all the tracks that made the charts for anything they could claim was theirs and sue for breach of copyright. It turned out that the guy who owned that company was also one of the top music business lawyers in New York, so probably not the ideal person to steal from!
Every DJ in America was on it like a rash. Maurice very graciously states in his biography that my mix put him on the map and thanked me personally by telephone some years later.
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Computer accessories. Studio equipment. Drum machines. Studio headphones. Digital recorders. Guitar accessories. Studio accessories. GBP My Language. Wishlist Log in to view your wishlist. Items in wishlist:.This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze), a Single by Maurice. Released in on Vendetta (catalog no. VE; Vinyl 12"). Genres: Acid House, Chicago House. Featured peformers: Mike Stevens (keyboards), Maurice (producer, writer), Les Adams (additional producer, remixer).