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trans europe express.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 11:26 am
by marko
anyone else notice the screw up on the drum track of the original version? why was it never fixed?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 12:29 pm
by julz
what are you talking about?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 12:34 pm
by marko
just what i said, if you listen carefully you will notice a skip in the beat which was never corrected for some reason.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 1:01 pm
by julz
just on the US Krafwerk release or all of them?
I'll have to check when i get home.
I don't remember ever hearing somekind of skip?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 1:04 pm
by marko
i had it on a compilation tape called the robots otherwise i have the newer version on the mix.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 1:17 pm
by julz
Hmmm

I definately have to listen. Cause The Mix is a great recording. Maybe you are hearing something else?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 1:21 pm
by marko
it is the original that is messed up not the mix version.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 3:53 pm
by julz
Maybe your tape is bad?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 4:11 pm
by marko
its the same with the cd i had and on the video.

Re: trans europe express.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:18 pm
by mrpulley
marko wrote:anyone else notice the screw up on the drum track of the original version? why was it never fixed?


I'm assuming you're referring to the moment in Trans Europe Express (3:22 on the CD counter), when the 'snare' sound is heard twice rather than once. I suppose this happened because the drum machine was played 'live' in the studio (in 1977 I don't think sequencers had been dreamt of), and they either didn't notice it or couldn't be bothered going back and trying again. (Remember that the same drum pattern is repeated for thirteen and a half minutes, I'm surprised there weren't any other errors in the track!)

Re: trans europe express.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 8:41 pm
by marko
mrpulley wrote:
marko wrote:anyone else notice the screw up on the drum track of the original version? why was it never fixed?


I'm assuming you're referring to the moment in Trans Europe Express (3:22 on the CD counter), when the 'snare' sound is heard twice rather than once. I suppose this happened because the drum machine was played 'live' in the studio (in 1977 I don't think sequencers had been dreamt of), and they either didn't notice it or couldn't be bothered going back and trying again. (Remember that the same drum pattern is repeated for thirteen and a half minutes, I'm surprised there weren't any other errors in the track!)
glad someone else noticed it but you are right in saying that is the only time it happened but i like the mix version better.

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:27 pm
by The Slaught
Kraftwerk already had their Synthanorma-sequencer in 1976 & used it on stage in 76-81 concerts. But in most of their old tracks (1974-1978) drums were triggered live.