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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:51:47 PM »
Good to know that Thom Brennan is still around and making music. It seemed like he dropped off the face of the earth for a while.

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Thanks for posting this. I like Alison's Halo.

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I assumed ambient fans would be more interested in talking about how to get their ambient to sound better, your the first to respond in a long time. Thanks.

I recently bought the Xduoo X3 DAP to test. Will report back when it arrives.


Cool.

Also, I only got a Cayin N3 because it could hold the vast majority of my music collection, not because of sound quality.

There are a bunch of DAPs out there at various different price points and I imagine that some of these devices are pretty similar in sound quality. I might be wrong though.

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I happen to have a Cayin N3 but that's more of a budget DAP. That being said, I think it's better than any old MP3 player or iPod I ever used years ago, especially in terms of sound quality. I personally find that ambient music sounds great on it, but I'm not an audiophile.

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Looks great. Congrats on the overhaul.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:12:31 PM »
Book Of Air - vvolk

This ambient ensemble deserves more recognition. The only reason I found about them is because I stumbled upon another album of theirs called Se (in) De Bos while looking through Sub Rosa's Bandcamp page. I like this one a little bit more but Se (in) De Bos is great too.

https://granvat.bandcamp.com/album/vvolk

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:29:51 PM »
Poor quality video but the bow and the gizmotron produce similar timbres.  I like this guys playing and voice from Sigur Ros. 



Sigur Ros is great. It's been a while since I've listened to Ágætis Byrjun though.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:41:19 PM »
Maeror Tri - Mind Reversal

I'm glad that Infinite Fog Productions re-released this a while back. One of the definitive ambient industrial acts along with Zoviet France and The Hafler Trio.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:47:17 PM »
I just discovered last week some amazing drone work by Mnemonic45. I've been listening to some of these tracks on repeat this week:

https://mnemonic45.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-heart
https://mnemonic45.bandcamp.com/album/paprat
https://mnemonic45.bandcamp.com/album/adis

Very minimal. And very hypnotic.

Nice discovery. I love this style of ambient.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Innesti - In Currents
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:20:58 PM »
I listened to it earlier and I was definitely impressed. Congratulations on your first release. It's nice to see it get so much support on Bandcamp.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:06:48 PM »
It looks like a great tool but $1400 seems expensive for what's basically a sampler on steroids.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:55:12 PM »
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
I've got one from Aidan Baker that's pretty interesting in terms of playing techniques. In this one performance, he effectively shows off different ways to interact with the guitar, whether it be bowing it like he's playing cello or strumming at different parts of the neck of the guitar:

Not the best video quality but definitely worth watching.

Shame about the quality because he does use a lot of different techniques.  Here is a link to his Bandcamp site,  interesting mix of ambient and post rock music.  https://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com

He also has a lot of music on the Broken Spine Productions page. I highly recommend Letters and Field Of Drones for anyone new to his solo work:

https://brokenspineprods.bandcamp.com/

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 21, 2018, 07:18:21 PM »
@ Julio: I would suggest to look into the Digitech Freqout… It's more like a sustainer/sustainiac/Infinite guitar in a box. A freeze-type pedal only holds the last note whereas the aforementioned devices are a lot more flexible. I have a Sustainiac built into my guitar.


Bought one of these pedals. Still trying it out, but the juries out on it at the moment...
Having used an ebow for years and recently acquired two sustainer guitars, this sounds a bit 'odd'. It doesn't do 'infinite' sustain, but sometimes it does something similiar. Will report back later after more perusals.

Just curious, how well does it handle lower frequency sounds going into it?

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 20, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
I've got one from Aidan Baker that's pretty interesting in terms of playing techniques. In this one performance, he effectively shows off different ways to interact with the guitar, whether it be bowing it like he's playing cello or strumming at different parts of the neck of the guitar:



Not the best video quality but definitely worth watching.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:48:38 PM »
Astrolabe - Lights Beyond Our Mist

An older release from Pantheon that's been sitting in my collection for some time. Loving it so far.

https://pantheophania.bandcamp.com/album/lights-beyond-the-mist

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:25:52 AM »
You guys might also be interested in this pedal:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 12, 2018, 07:48:28 PM »
Thanks for the insight, Seren. I was especially inspired by your post as someone who still can't play guitar conventionally either.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient Guitar.
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:15:29 PM »
There are so many good reverb pedals out there. I love my Mr. Black Supermoon pedal.

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