Keith Droste – Big Band Moog

3 Jul

Keith Droste - Big Band Moog DS271f front

Release: DS271f

Source: EV-4 LP

Process: EV-4/II



16 Responses to “Keith Droste – Big Band Moog”

  1. Chris Sobieniak (@ChriSobieniak) January 28, 2018 at 10:26 #

    Where can I find this release?

    • oxforddickie January 28, 2018 at 10:59 #

      Please read the posting regarding the closure of the blogs and the unavailability of the releases.

      • Chris Sobieniak (@ChriSobieniak) January 28, 2018 at 13:21 #

        I tried to find that post but I’m not sure where it is besides the small blur on the side.

      • Chris Sobieniak (@ChriSobieniak) January 28, 2018 at 13:28 #

        Again, it said to “READ FIRST” and I’m not sure if it meant the first page of the blog or not, I thought it was mentioned back on March, 2017 but couldn’t find that entry.

        • oxforddickie January 28, 2018 at 14:32 #

          9th blog posting from the top – A Change Of Direction

          • Chris Sobieniak (@ChriSobieniak) January 29, 2018 at 03:46 #

            Thanks for the direction, I suppose it would’ve been nice to put in a link at the top to that entry as the weeks, months move on, since there’ll probably be newcomers like me who would get confused anyway.

            I only came here because I thought of this album again and didn’t know there was a Quad version of it (I’ve got mp3’s I found elsewhere years ago). I don’t expect that to see a modern release at all (assuming who owns the tracks today), so I thought it was nice it had been offered at all (went the “Tracker” route and found someone had it partially seeded but got stuck at 97%).

            • oxforddickie January 29, 2018 at 05:03 #

              Point taken.

              The decode is an old one so i’d prefer it not to be available as it certainly doesn’t show what is possible regarding EV-4 decoding.

              • Chris Sobieniak (@ChriSobieniak) February 13, 2018 at 11:11 #

                I suppose. I just got curious to hear the difference otherwise.

                • oxforddickie February 13, 2018 at 16:13 #

                  Well, going by the EV-4 decodes i’ve done over the last few months i’d expect improved separation and more solid imagery.

                  I no longer have the lp transfer as there were some improvements to the turntable/pre-amp since that was done, so it will need to be started afresh, and i won’t be doing any lp transfers for a while.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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).

  6. 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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