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Digital Dance to me is probably one of their worst albums, I remember getting it when it first came out and being disappointed. Their earlier albums are their best IMHO. My personal favourites are Beam Scape and Night Light.
I wouldn't have classed them as Vapourware, I tended to think they were sort of modern Berlin School, at that time, using digital instruments to provide teutonic soundscapes. For me they went off the boil after Syn Code.
And yes the saxophone is bloody terrible!

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Software/ Mergener and Weisser are now on Bandcamp, all their releases are now available as downloads and some on vinyl.
Good to see these available again as a lot of their CD releases are very hard to find, or are priced at at silly figures at Discogs.
http://software.100percentelectronica.com/music

Also a nice article here
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/03/09/software-band-interview/

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: March 10, 2017, 01:11:41 AM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
I can't get Glaceverb to work on my new windows 10 computer - any tips or clues as it has some very nice sounds and is very easy to tweak

I use it on my 64bit Windows 8.1 computer just fine, but I also use it within a 32 bit program. I'm getting a Windows 10 laptop soon so I'll have to try that one for myself.

Glaceverb works on my 64 bit Windows 7 computer fine in the 64 bit version of Cubase, but Cubase has built in bridging for 32 bit plugins, not sure how many other DAWs have this feature.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:07:59 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
I can't get Glaceverb to work on my new windows 10 computer - any tips or clues as it has some very nice sounds and is very easy to tweak
Glaceverb is 32 bit and your Windows 10 computer will be 64 bit, so you may need bridging software to get it to work

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:52:24 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.
Yes Oophoi has a large discography - Athlit is highly recommended as well as the Dreams set and The Dreaming of Shells for a good start.

I must also also add Celestial Geometries and Signals From The Great Beyond to the list of Oophoi discs to check out. In my opinion these are essential recordings to have in anyones collection

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: February 10, 2017, 01:04:11 AM »
I recall a time when loading a relatively small quantity of samples into the sampler could take longer than an hour.  I don't miss that at all.

Ah yes, it was a good excuse to go and make a cup of tea, several even!   ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:05:02 AM »

Kontakt is my main sampler.  I sold my hardware samplers because of Kontakt.  I use Absynth, Pro53 and FM8 occasionally.  I still prefer hardware synths and have more than a few of them.

I probably won't upgrade Reaktor until I've stretched the limits of version 5.  That will take a while.  So maybe the next upgrade will be Reaktor 7 or 8?   

Kontakt is an amazing piece of kit, so many ways to make new sounds. Been using it for many years and still discover new things to do with it. Like yourself I also sold my hardware samplers (Akai S5000 x2) because of Kontakt, although recently I have bought an Akai Z8, mainly because I want to build up my hardware equipment again, but also as a backup, just in case!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:28:56 AM »
Fortitude series 2.
After the excellent first series I have been eagerly awaiting this shows return. Although there are still the odd surprise here and there, it isn't as good as the first series, and I can't help feeling a little bit disappointed. The ending sort of hints at a third series but I don't find myself feeling as eager for that one as I did after the end of the first series. Still worth watching though, for those who have seen series one.

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Great news Stephen, and good to see you on Bandcamp at last  8)

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The Komplete Kontrol keyboards will work with anything, they are optimised to work with NKS/Komplete instruments but not exclusively. Ridiculously expensive though!
Failing that pick yourself up a second hand Novation SL MK1 or MK2, but don't use automap, just make your own templates. these are their older controllers so should be able to pick one up at a reasonable price.  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2016, 01:51:39 PM »

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: November 25, 2016, 05:48:31 AM »
Apparently you will only be able to update/install products with Native Access if your computer is on line. There doesn't appear to be any offline option. Older operating systems and older NI products can still use Service Centre but products released with or after Komplete 11 will be supported exclusively by Native Access.
I emailed NI about this, as being one of many NI users, whose music computer never goes online, I was a bit annoyed at the possibility of not being able to update Kontakt and all my other NI products, unless I put my computer online. Still waiting a response  >:(

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Everything and Nothing / Re: 1001 Post on the Hypnos Forum.
« on: October 20, 2016, 02:19:23 PM »
Maybe it should be "old age"  ;D
Congratulations on your 1000th post Julio  8)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Phobos Update September 2016
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:47:35 PM »
2 tracks posted on Bandcamp. These are not new tracks but they appeared on the Awakenings series of compilation albums in 2010 and 2011. They are free to download or you can donate if you wish
https://phobos.bandcamp.com/

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 22, 2016, 04:19:46 AM »
A couple of nice releases I've been listening to lately:

Jaja - Milky Way
         Sparkles

Both of these releases are very meditative and calm.  Performed live.  Nice for late-night contemplation, especially Milky Way, which has long-form pieces spread over two discs.

Phobos - An October Evening

Also a live recording.  Hard to describe this one.  Moody and dark in places, bordering on dark ambient, with ebbs and flows, and occasional suggestions of melody.  Well done.

Forrest

Cheers Forrest, glad it arrived ok. ;)

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Welcome here as well Jon ;)

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Thanks for listening Julio, appreciate your comments ;)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Something on the Lighter Side
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:49:30 PM »
https://soundcloud.com/phobos-2/the-beauty-of-sorrow

This doesn't really fit with the usual Phobos stuff, but I always wanted to do a track with some female voice in it. So it is still ambient, but not as dark and its short!!!

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