Keith Droste – Big Band Moog

3 Jul

Keith Droste - Big Band Moog DS271f front

Release: DS271f

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: EV-4/II



7 Responses to “Keith Droste – Big Band Moog”

  1. atq September 30, 2017 at 11:43 #

    This is great fun and is spread well around the room, which is amazing considering that EV4 is meant to be rather lacklustre. Thanks!

  2. Owen Smith July 27, 2013 at 15:55 #

    This is good, and as the title implies it really is Big Band plus Moog synthesisers sound largely. Some great brass playing in here. And once again the EV-4 decode is wonderful, solid bass and nice spatial sound. Some of it almost reaches true discreteness, there are definitely instruments almost entirely rear left or rear right in places.

    I swear if the record companies had been able to decode EV-4 this well back in the day they would never have bothered with SQ or QS or all the other complicated stuff.

    The SQ and QS decodes on the blog are good, but this EV/DY process really is your standout achievement to date OD, especially considering it was never meant to decode to 4 channels. Bravo!

  3. capt2muchclutter July 6, 2013 at 00:06 #

    This has the warm, solid bass that all the DS EV-4 decodes seem to have. I like the sound a lot! The music, well, I actually do like it also. I’m a sucker for slightly twisted easy listening or even library music. I remember when the Radio Shack was much more than a phone store. I bought a few records there including Dylan’s Planet Waves (stereo of course). It seemed like the Realistic label records were mostly demonstration records. Does this mean they sold quad gear as well? That would’ve been a bit before my time.

    • oxforddickie July 6, 2013 at 00:24 #

      Yes, they were probably the biggest name behind EV-4 in the USA, and i believe continued supporting Quad for some years

  4. beukenoot July 4, 2013 at 21:05 #

    Yeah.. this is really a nice one, thanks.. also for the fart at the end of side one hehehehe 😉
    Aboute Tandy/Realistic: they had stores in Europe in the 80’s and 90’s . But their audio equipment was in-sellable in Europe (too much wood, american taste). I bought often pieces there, and I still have the Minimus-7 loudspeakers from them. (although I have replaced the bipoar elco throug an MKT because the poor thing was nearly dead after 25 years..) They serve still as surround speakers in our living room.
    I think Tandy was the first with a home computer and with a Magnetic recordable cd. (what sony later used in the MiniDisc).

  5. bayards July 3, 2013 at 11:57 #

    Realistic – the record arm of Tandy? Great stuff….

    • Owen Smith July 3, 2013 at 13:41 #

      My Grandad had a Realistic hifi seperates system in the late 1970s and early 1980s, consisting of receiver, tape deck, direct drive turntable (Pioneer 1210 copy), and an 8 track deck for copying LPs to play on his 8 track in the car.

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