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Seamlessly bliss is really wonderful (if not grammatically the most pleasing).

In the fine tradition of "Ambiant Otaku."   ;)

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2016, 12:04:05 PM »
Moss Garden - In the Silence of the Subconscious
Speaking of Norris and crew: This is an outstanding 2014 release. I didn't really give it the attention it deserved when it first came out, but it has been on repeat around here over the past week. Great stuff.
https://carpesonum.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-silence-of-the-subconscious

Yes, that's a really nice one.  Moss Garden's Understanding Holy Ghosts isn't bad, either.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:15:04 AM »
Thanks for the pictures, Loren.  It would be great if the spacings between the rubber wheels were adjustable.  Then I could try it out on some of my less conventional stringed instruments.   ;)

Forrest
From looking at the installation video on the Gizmotron site, it looks like the rubber wheels spacing is somewhat adjustable. I'm not sure how much, though.

Yes I can concur that is exactly what they told us, you will be able to adjust them. They will also offer replacement parts like new wheels as they wear out.

Cool!  Thanks.  So analogue of them.   :)

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 28, 2016, 10:00:11 AM »
Thanks for the pictures, Loren.  It would be great if the spacings between the rubber wheels were adjustable.  Then I could try it out on some of my less conventional stringed instruments.   ;)

Forrest
From looking at the installation video on the Gizmotron site, it looks like the rubber wheels spacing is somewhat adjustable. I'm not sure how much, though.

Thanks, Harry.  I'll have to add this to my "must check out" list.  I love Lol Creme's gizmo work on Consequences.

Forrest

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Pete,

What is Sirius XM proposing?  They have been a pretty decent source of royalties through SoundExchange.

BTW, you should sign up for SoundExchange, if you haven't already.  That organization is not-for-profit.  You might have royalties there that they are holding in trust.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 27, 2016, 10:27:00 AM »
Forrest, I never got a chance to play with a 2500, I bet that was fun. I learn synthesis on a Moog 35 and a giant Buchla 100. It was interesting as they both had different approaches. I really liked the tune-able touch keypad on the Buchla. I'd love to get something like that or the Serge system one.

Buchla!  I was a fan of Morton Subonick's 70s albums on Buchla's Electric Music Box (Four Butterflies, Until Spring) and was lucky enough to have interviewed Subotnick for a campus magazine.  Finally got to see a Buchla up close at the Exploratorium in the early 90s.  The touch plates look cool.  I like the fact that they weren't tied to a Western-style keyboard.  My electronic music teacher, Tom Hamilton, had a Serge, which seemed much more portable than the synth monsters in the campus studio.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:12:50 AM »
This pic of the ARP 2500 is comparable to the one I used when studying electronic music in school (sorry the res is low):



No patchcords!  But the oscillators would constantly drift out of tune.  Its sequencer was a gas.  I think Richard Pinhas (Heldon) used one.  I didn't use the Moog Mark V that much because it was cumbersome, though I loved the ribbon controller.

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:44:13 PM »
Thanks for the pictures, Loren.  It would be great if the spacings between the rubber wheels were adjustable.  Then I could try it out on some of my less conventional stringed instruments.   ;)

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 25, 2016, 01:15:31 PM »

The surprise of NAMM for me was the  reintroduction of the Gizmotron. Something that Godley & Creme of 10cc fame made back in the 1970s. It never worked that well and kind of disappeared becoming almost mythic. Well the patents have long lapsed and then some guys in New Jersey bought the name of the company and started redesigning it from the ground up. It now works and is for sale, it should be out in a few months.


Sounds great!  I wonder if it would work with acoustic strings as well.   I remember Paul Horn using his flute to vibrate the inside strings of a piano in the 70s to create an infinite sustain without the flute being audible.  Maybe back then they just used highly amplified contact microphones.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: January 23, 2016, 10:08:57 AM »
Wow, looks cool.  Reminds me of the Serge modular my EM teacher Tom Hamilton and my friend Ed Herrmann had.  I remember well the hours and days it would take to develop modular patches on the ARP 2500 and Moog Mark V when I was in school.  One minor tweak and the patch would be lost forever.  If I had it to do over again, I would have recorded much larger chucks of my improvs on those patches, so that I could layers them into pieces much later down the line.

Your modular musings audio blog sounds very interesting.  I'll definitely check it out.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 22, 2016, 10:06:30 AM »
To coincide with today’s formal release date for my new Projekt album, “The Sleepwalker’s Ocean,” I’d like to share these two recent pieces with you as a thank you for listening.

The first piece, “Chimera,” is an outtake from my recordings for this release. I left it off only because it didn’t seem to fit anywhere. The piece has elements that were composed at different times and were blended together much later. The second piece, “Arrow,” is a short experimental piece I recorded recently just for fun. It incorporates two instruments that date back to my childhood: a drum with a cardboard frame that my father helped me make in Indian Guides and a pair of maracas given to my family by a visiting exchange student. I’ve included a picture of them. Hope you enjoy the music.

https://soundcloud.com/forrest-fang

Forrest

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 21, 2016, 04:43:58 PM »
Coming from Arturia ... the MatrixBrute.
Impressive looking beast.

Brute is right.  ;)  It's great seeing good old fashioned knobs and sliders.  Almost makes me homesick for the Moog Mark V I got to use at college.   :)

Forrest

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 21, 2016, 10:31:06 AM »
Julio,

How about CD Baby?  Their rates for International Regular Air Mail don't look too bad:

http://www.cdbaby.com/shipping

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 15, 2016, 11:54:16 PM »
Excuse me gentleman, are we putting together some sort of witch hunt? I respect everyones perspective but really, diatonis is no stranger here and has been around this forum long before most of you. Go listen to the other release before you light the bonfire. 

This music is good and perhaps dark but because it is for sale for six dollars and sixty six cents the artist is a satanist.  Come on!

Hi Julio,

True that Stuart's no witch, but he's more than a little dismissive and disrespectful and a bit of a twerp.  For me, it's not about his beliefs, but how he treats those of others.  It shouldn't matter whether you or I believe that "666" means anything, if others do.  He probably could have put this to bed a long time ago by apologizing to drone on and thirdsystem for his "get a clue" comment.  It's probably time for us to put this thread to bed.

Forrest

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2016, 07:27:51 PM »
I was listening to Heroes and Heathen in the past day or two.  Really fine work from Bowie.  Am looking forward to my copy of Black Star.

At the moment I'm listening to Murray Head's Nigel Lived, a lost prog classic from the early 70s.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 14, 2016, 10:30:07 PM »
Mr. D seems to be digging himself a further hole.  The question now is how deep he wants that hole to be.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:51:38 PM »
Hey Third System, I couldn't help but notice in another thread that you're a big Black Sabbath fan and don't boycott their albums.  ;)

If Black Sabbath ever released an album called, "Get A Clue," I wouldn't buy it!   ;)

(That said, I remember listening to "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" as a kid, but it seemed campy to me.   :) )

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:46:28 AM »
Bit of an odd response to this one. Stuart posts an album and is accused of being a devil-worshipper as he priced it at $6.66.

Can't satanists release ambient music now ? (I'm not implying at all that Diatonis is such a thing, by the way) :) 
If so, the whole dark ambient market will collapse overnight :)

I can't speak for others, but I thought Diatonis' response was kind of flip.  Telling prospective fans to "get a clue"--not a great way to engender good will.  (I'm familiar with his prior work, BTW).

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:33:32 PM »
I remember being very moved by Low when it first came out in the mid-70s and by the rest of the Berlin trilogy that followed.  I remember seeing Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth around that time, and it made quite an impression on me.  One of the most unique and talented artists ever in any genre.

Forrest

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:27:52 PM »
I thought with the name Hypnos you might get a clue.

I think it's a legitimate concern for thirdsystem and drone on to have:

"In modern popular culture, 666 has become one of the most widely recognized symbols for the Antichrist or, alternatively, the devil. The number 666 is purportedly used to invoke Satan. Earnest references to the number occur both among apocalypticist Christian groups and in explicitly anti-Christian subcultures. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/666_(number)

The music from the previews seems dark, but were you intending to invoke/celebrate the devil and/or the AntiChrist by invoking that number??  If so, I could see how some might be offended.

Forrest

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