Moving Forward by Looking Back

Moving Forward by Looking Back


Noah Tabernal



Nowadays in electronic pop music, people spend hours to make something feel “real”. Because of the lack of any real instruments or analog gear in most bedroom studios, analog instruments and effects are emulated. A large part of the old school of engineers argues this omits the analog feel of sounds and nothing can beat the real analog deal. This CE will aim to bring back the liveness and analog sound by producing the Italian singer Isabel Helene Mohr an as modern sounding eight track album as possible, while applying several recording techniques out of the 70s & 80s. A comparison will be made between emulators and the actual physical versions of analog gear. By looking backwards in time and experiencing the restrictions that music recording had at the time, the project will move forward to a newer and more creative sound. The process of this record will be fully documented on film, to serve as press material for the release of the album.

Publication Date



Valencia (Spain) Campus

Project Components

Project Components: project video (.mov), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), album (ZIP file containing 9 .wav files).

Moving Forward by Looking Back