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Remix Competition - 1997 - Remix Number 4
Orbital Track Midnight
Remixer Niko Tzoukmanis
Remix Name Midnight (Unitary Techsteppin' Mix)
Location Germany
Musical influence  

Mike Oldfield (very early influence) The Human League (since about 1986) Some early House music. Baby Ford. The Orb, 808 State, The KLF (mainly their ambient records) and Orbital (since about 1991). Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, Stacey Pullen. John Beltran. Ifach, Trelik, Pure Plastic. Ferox. Mosaic.

Why did you choose this remix  

Actually wanted to remix 'Sunday' or 'Choice', but achieved no satisfying results. Played the 'Midnight' chord sequence just for fun then, and then had the idea what rhythm to use. Spontaneous choice !

What style of Orbital do you wish to hear in the future:  

Brown Orbital, i.e. the more rhythmic, abstract sound.

Favourite Tracks  

Forever, Impact, Lush 3 (Euro Tunnel Disaster 94)/Walk about, Desert Storm and Sad but true.

Equipment / Software Used  

I just use a digital Roland XP-50 workstation with two expansion boards, and the flowing sound comes from the effect sequence, which offers 40 different effects (several delay, distortion, overdrive, flanger... effects). The problem is that I can only use one effect at one time, the new XP-80 allows to use different effects for different tracks. By the way, I used the phaser effect with quite a long rate, hence the dynamical sound. I'm mostly using my own sounds (especially the basslines), or change preset sounds in a way that I can change their 'colour' in realtime. My dream would be to use a Roland JD-800, which offers great possibilities to change the sound while playing, just like those good old analogue synths.

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