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My electronic music was marketed under the name "The Unreal McCoy" as reference to the "unreality" of programmed music and as nod to the jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. Later "The Unreal McCoy" became "The Unreal Doctor McCoy" in order to be found by internet search engines.

The Unreal McCoy has produced a number of albums/cd's to date. Here are extracts from some of the albums.

I've used a variety of equipment to produce electronic music. Cakewalk Express (from the 1990's) has proved adequate for sequencing MIDI, and in conjunction with XG Edit proved effective for use with the Yamaha SW60-XG. Yamaha's XG format extended the basic MIDI sounds and added effects.

I've composed other electronic music using Buzz Machines, an electric wind instrument, the Korg N5-EX and a Roland MC-505.

My main infuences regarding electronic music are Jean Michel Jarre, Tomita, Wendy Carlos and Depeche Mode. Other wider influences are from a diversity of jazz, pop and classical music sources. The following tunes are © Carlton Crouch.

Techno Groove Head. The first album of electronic and experimental music by The Unreal McCoy.

The Unreal McCoy's first album, featuring the track "The Unreal McCoy". The album was produced using Cakewalk, a Soundwave 3000 FM Synth sound card and an Alesis reverb unit. Thanks to Mike and Jez.

The Unreal McCoy

Cosmic Dancing. The second album of electronic and experimental music by The Unreal McCoy.

Quite an ambitious album using Cakewalk Express, The Yamaha SW60-XG daughter baord and XG Edit. The SW60-XG has many of the capabilities of an analogue synth e.g. ADSR, LFO's, portamento and a variety of effects. The idea was to produce interesting sounds and to use them harmonically and melodically.

July 98.1
Luscious July

Johnny Sample and The Waves of Pleasure. The third album of electronic and experimental music by The Unreal McCoy.

An album produced using Buzz Macines the freely available collection of virtual synths and mod trackers. The sounds on the tracks are a mixture of the Buzz synths and of sampled sounds (tunes copyright Carlton Crouch 2009).

Yardbird Plus
Psycho Techno Billy
Float Away

Play All

On The Road. The fourth album of electronic and experimental music by The Unreal McCoy.

A selection of tunes using a variety of sound sources:- the Yamaha SW60-XG, a whistle, recorder and sax. Not an album for electronic purists!

Now and Then. The fifth album of electronic and experimental music by The Unreal McCoy.

A reworking of some half finished tunes and some new tunes. Produced using Yamaha SW60-XG, Roland MC-505 and Korg N5 EX.


If you've enjoyed the music I'll be pleased to hear from you.

Email: carlton.cr@virgin.net