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#2979888 - 03/12/19 05:34 PM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: MathOfInsects]
Josh Paxton Offline
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This reminded me of a weird thing from an '80s Winwood interview that I had a photocopy of back in the day. He said something like, "I also use something called a _ord, which not many people have heard of, but I think they will eventually." The first letter of "_ord" was cut off in the photocopy. I always assumed he had said "cord," and was just pulling the interviewer's leg with some sort of British humor I didn't understand. But now I wonder...

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#2979918 - 03/13/19 03:46 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Maybe he used a Nord drum machine from the 80’s?


Edited by Music Bird (03/13/19 03:46 AM)
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#2979928 - 03/13/19 05:52 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Music Bird]
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This thread is great on so many levels....
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#2979935 - 03/13/19 07:45 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Music Bird]
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Originally Posted By: Music Bird
Maybe he used a Nord drum machine from the 80’s?


These weren´t drum machines per sé.
No build in sequencer,- just "only" modules which could be triggered by drumpads, clamp-type trigger-mics and/or MIDI.
When they started building these, the company´s name was "Clavia" and the product line "DDrum".
They sold the brand in 2005 when the company was called NORD already.

So, because Winwood played drums on his (early) solo records too, it´s possible he used an early DDrum product like DDrum AT p.ex., well knowing Mr. Nordelius planned the realization of a synth too, but when that happened, that was between 5 and 10 years later.

The best DDrum module,- DDrum 3,- came in 1989 followed by DDrum 4 & 5 later,- but all prefered the DDrum 3, not only for studio but also for touring.
It sounded so good it was very easy having an acoustic drumkit on stage, mic hihat and cymbals (use overheads) only and triggering all the other, allowing to replace single drums or complete kits in the PA on the fly and have minimal bleedthru.
No gates and compressors necessary anymore,- and the DDrum 3 had good EQ for each channel too.
We had it in use for concert touring and many, many bands across all musical genres too.
They had a "Vintage"-Card containing John Bonham´s drumkit and others.
There was also a rackmount module exsisting called DDrum Plus.
Dunno if that was earlier than the DDrum 3 though.

A.C.

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#2979937 - 03/13/19 08:06 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Al Coda]
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I heard he sampled a Moog, played from a DX7 into a Synclavier, then replayed from a casio SK-1 with the MIDI mod. That's what I heard.
I also heard he has a hook where his left foot used to be.

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#2979941 - 03/13/19 08:38 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: ABECK]
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Originally Posted By: ABECK

I also heard he has a hook where his left foot used to be.


Now we´re talkin´ !
I heard he was born w/ that hook already and in the age of about 6 month he invented the "hookline",- and later, in the years he enjoyed drugs,- his lines always had the shape of a hook, you know ...
That´s what I heard.

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#2979946 - 03/13/19 09:10 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Al Coda]
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Looks like I am going to have to track down the article Josh is referring to. Some of you guys wouldn't believe a jackalope was real if it sat on your head and ate your Cheesy Poofs.
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#2979949 - 03/13/19 09:42 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Mmmm....

Cheesy Poofs!

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#2979951 - 03/13/19 09:57 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: PianoMan51]
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Sounds like a Monty Python skit.
"The Ministry of Cheesy Poofs."
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#2979958 - 03/13/19 10:57 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Wastrel]
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Poofs maybe. Never cheesy.

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#2979960 - 03/13/19 11:07 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: PianoMan51]
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Originally Posted By: PianoMan51
Poofs maybe. Never cheesy.


Ahem...
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#2979969 - 03/13/19 11:40 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Wastrel]
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#2980172 - 03/14/19 09:07 PM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Wastrel]
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Originally Posted By: Wastrel

On the original vinyl, if you played it backwards you could hear Hendrix intoning "I buried Nord." and later (actually earlier if backwards) "Turn me on red man."


roll

Hats off to you... Truly hilarious.
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#2980333 - 03/16/19 08:06 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Sundown]
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I just got this in my in-box. It looks like it is from the mid-80s.

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#2980337 - 03/16/19 08:23 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Nice wood grain you've got there - ahem, I mean whoever sent you that has got there.

And look at that - the article was torn in such as way as to seemingly confirm the theory posited elsewhere in this thread, while still leaving open the possibility that it'a untrue. What are the chances of that?

Cheers, Mike.


Edited by stoken6 (03/16/19 08:24 AM)
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#2980346 - 03/16/19 09:55 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: stoken6]
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For any of you who might possibly believe this is true, I've got a Bahn Sage in excellent shape I'll sell you.
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#2980349 - 03/16/19 10:08 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: MathOfInsects]
Josh Paxton Offline
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Originally Posted By: MathOfInsects
I just got this in my in-box. It looks like it is from the mid-80s.


Not the same article I had, but now you've got me curious. I might still have it in a box somewhere, will have to see if I can dig it out.

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#2980351 - 03/16/19 11:43 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Josh Paxton]
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MOI just -killin'- this whole topic... kudos. roll

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#2980367 - 03/16/19 01:16 PM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: MathOfInsects]
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I remember that article! I know I read it back in the day (I used to spin my Back in the High Life CD all the time, it's a wonder I didn't wear it out) and I think I've seen the text online as well.
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#2980456 - 03/17/19 11:35 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Found it.


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#2980502 - 03/17/19 04:54 PM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Cord? Ford? Lord?
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#2980544 - 03/18/19 06:55 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: mate stubb]
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
For any of you who might possibly believe this is true, I've got a Bahn Sage in excellent shape I'll sell you.


I'll trade you for my Roland Zeus.

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#2980547 - 03/18/19 07:41 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Synthoid]
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I’ll believe it when I see a photo of a young Steve Winwood paddling a canoe, towing a floating red keyboard behind.

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#2980550 - 03/18/19 08:11 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: PianoMan51]
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I doubt they were red back then.
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#2980555 - 03/18/19 08:21 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Sundown]
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#2980565 - 03/18/19 09:20 AM Re: Milking every note... Winwood's "The Finer Things" [Re: Synthoid]
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Well that settles it. I’m sure that somewhere in the past I’ve seen a photo of Stevie paddling a canoe and towing a BLUE keyboard!

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