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Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: November 28, 2016, 12:41:10 PM »
I stayed home and watched old movies all day with my girlfriend, does that count?   :D

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Thanks, I appreciate the complement. You are not the first person to say I need to produce more music, I agree with that. I hope to get back to something new soon.

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The Venerable Dark Cloud, an ambient hybrid of traditional Indonesian soundscapes and electronics. Originally released in 2000 on Italy's Amplexus label, Loren Nerell extends The Venerable Dark Cloud's original 22 minutes to over 69 minutes, culminating in a complete vision capturing a sound that Sequences described as "modern ambient drone music (that) melds with ancient tribal cultures to form something entirely new, sounding ages old."






In 2000, Glen Hammett wrote for The Raging Consciousness Desk, The Venerable Dark Cloud “is spectacular, creative, and a delight to listen. Enchanting! The sensation the listener comes away with is one of a sacred mysterious quality, and I found myself wanting more when it ended.“ Sixteen years later, the wait is over. Capturing an ambient sound informed by Indonesian gamelan music, and the concept of animism, Loren remarks, “What would it be like to be a soul or spirit inside a gong? You would not think in human ways but maybe in gamelan tones. This album is how I imagine it would be to be that gong.”

Available now at Projekt Records bandcamp page:

 https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-venerable-dark-cloud

Or the Projekt records webstore:

http://www.projekt.com/store/product/pro00330/

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« on: September 30, 2016, 08:51:52 AM »

You still have powercore.....I so wish I could get my hands on TC electronics VSS3 reverb.  My favorite reverb.  I had it on a powercore pci express card a while back.  The algorithm is probably in their Reverb 4000 unit.

Wasn't there talk of Universal Audio releasing TC electronics software on the UAD-2 platform?

Yes VSS3 is in the Reverb 4000 and also the M3000, although I usually use the VSS4 in my 4000 instead. Yeah, I still use my powercore a lot.  I heard that they were going to add them to the UAD-2 but I think after behringer bought TC they killed that off.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« on: September 29, 2016, 01:38:22 PM »

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

Well one of my real concerns is also hardware, I have audio cards, UAD2 firewire, Powercore, Kyma system, etc that i still use. If I upgrade to a new Mac then I loose all this stuff that I have built up over the years. And I'm not ready to spend thousands of dollars more to get back to where I was, it all still works fine for me.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:47:19 PM »
Uh-oh.  This might be a deal breaker:

"All Exponential Audio plugins require the iLok2 software protection key. This USB dongle is available from any music retailer."

Deal breaker for me as well. I have an old iLok that has waves plugins on it, I am not going to buy a new iLok2 for anything. At work we have like 16 of them on various workstations and they are always causing issues.

Another issue is it requires OS 10.8 or higher, I'm stuck on 10.6.8 with no plans to upgrade in the near future. It makes it a lot easier to ignore all these new plugins for me.  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Metric Halo plugin Sale
« on: September 20, 2016, 12:49:41 PM »
Seriously, I only get reverbs that start at 7 seconds.  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: August 18, 2016, 12:06:14 PM »
I wonder what AKS stands for  ::)  ;D

The Synthesizer was the Synthi A, I guess A stood for the first model? You could order just the Synthi A if you liked, and most early models were just the A. The KS stood for Keyboard and Sequencer that they later designed that sat in the top lid. Here's a picture of an Synthi AKS:



I use to own two Synthi As with a cricklewood keyboard That I bought off of Richard Burmer (if you know who that is), here's a picture of a Synthi with that keyboard:



The cricklewood had an extra oscillator that you could use as an LFO. I use to hook both of them up together and make all kinds of strange noises. They weren't very good at playing melodic stuff as the voltages drifted too much, but they could make really cool sounds, most of the weird sounds on my first album were from the Synthis.  :D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:57:43 AM »


Well, a 2600 or a Putney are (semi-)modular in nature

The VCS3 or Synthi are fullly modular in nature, they don't make any sounds unless you make connections with the pins on the matrixboard.

It's a great educational toy. So is the EMS.

They are hardly toys, I would say they are great synths, maybe a bit more limited then a full modular synth.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: August 03, 2016, 12:07:10 PM »
A bandcamp page would be a great start actually.  :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Thoughts on Mychael Danna?
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:38:46 AM »
I never got any of his solo discs, just the one Danna & Clement album  A Gradual Awakening, and also  Tim Clément's Waterstation, both of which I enjoy. I wonder what happened to Tim, according to discogs he hasn't released anything since 1994.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: July 20, 2016, 03:34:45 PM »
Can't think of one, but I think even more telling is the Hypnos release part of the forum has had nothing posted in it for 8 months now.  With the label inactive for unknown period of time its understandable that the rest of the forum that is built around it should suffer as well.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: July 07, 2016, 08:45:01 AM »
Not sure why but I can never get youtube videos to show on this forum. Any way here is a link to a video of my concert from a few weeks ago:

https://youtu.be/I37auFrlFNA

Excellent performance Loren....what a beautiful kaleidoscope of tone and texture.  Really enjoyed it.   

Might be an idea to repost this in the members projects section so others who want nothing to do with us gearheadz ;D can experience the piece.

Thanks Julio, yes I posted it in my Loren Nerell news thread and also updated it so it now appears not as a link.

Speaking of links I guess you have to change everything so it reads "(w)ww.youtube.com/watch?v=" and then add the "I37auFrlFNA" for it to work. Thanks for that info.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:30:40 PM »
Not sure why but I can never get youtube videos to show on this forum. Any way here is a link to a video of my concert from a few weeks ago:

https://youtu.be/I37auFrlFNA

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loren Nerell news
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:28:56 PM »
Here's a link to a video of the drone music concert I did a few weeks ago:


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From my understanding Michael spends most of his creative time doing sound for amusement parks and the occasional movie. I also heard he was going to perform in Tucson last February, but I don't know what came of that. I think I saw some photos of him on Facebook of late, it looked like he was traveling.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: June 30, 2016, 11:52:04 AM »
Fantastic pictures Loren....how did the performance go?

It went well I thought.

It seems the mixer is a focal point for you...could you explain the performance process and how each part of your setup interacted.  Im very interested in what is involved in a modular performance and making it all come together in a live situation. 

Well the mixer is kind of the focal point since everything goes through it. It looks like that because of the two side tables that attach to the mixer rack. I think more central was the computer. I was doing a short (20 minutes) version of my album Taksu, so I ended up using a lot of samples. The modular I had programmed with six different patches that I could play, so it wasn't all samples.

Was a recording made?

Yes and a video as well, it should be done shortly, I will let everyone know when it is up.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: June 29, 2016, 04:55:31 PM »
Here are a couple of other shots of modulars that were at the show.

This one is actually the synth I first learned synthesis on 35 years ago:

It's the moog 35 that Long Beach City College owns. It sat in a storage room for over 20 years not being used (I almost bought this thing off of them at an auction in 1987, but they pulled it out before the auction ended). Two math professor heard about it, the music department gave it to them, they sent it back to moog who refurbished it to this condition. Nice to see it in use again after all these years.

This is my friend Rychards modular synth, he likes LED lights  ;D



This guy named Matt brought his smallish system, it does a lot for it's size:



Lastly a closer picture of my system:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: June 29, 2016, 03:23:56 PM »
Interesting, I wonder it that would work with Mainstage instead of Live?   :o

BTW here is a pic of me from my live show last week, with my modular as you can see:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:14:39 AM »
quote author=Julio Di Benedetto link=topic=8473.msg50744#msg50744 date=1465939283]
Heres a podcast and poor quality unfortunately with Mark Verbos talking about all things random with emphasis on Don Buchla's genius and how it arrives into the new Verbos Random Sampling module. [/quote]

I already have Doepfer's A-149-1 and A-149-2 which is basically the top part of the Verbos module. Here's a video of how it works

https://youtu.be/l59lAQ0ihmI

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