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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: Today at 01:10:16 AM »
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Through headphones lets keep the production level of what we hear at its zenith

A worthy manifesto, indeed :)

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Thanks for the background info John,

I should say the change from the Ning to ello (as it is) is pretty significant, the formats are quite different. Saying that, I imagine people will adapt.

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Firstly, I should say this is a subtle work which requires repeated listenings.

I'd say there is an element of metallic-type sounds, but overall the album isn't unbalanced tonally - there's a lot more going on in the spectrum as well as the sounds in the upper frequency range. Perhaps only on Track 6 is the balance veered a tad far towards the high-end (for my particular preferences) where the piano is featured alongside a static like sound (which has an almost has a breathy quality) which is a tad 'forward'. Interestingly, the album starts with a distinctly HF free intro.

There are subtle compositional and structural elements which prevail throughout the album and it is spatially interesting too - again in a subtle manner. Sometimes I find 'wild pannings' to be a bit distracting unless there is something to offset these shifts against - more 'centred' sounds.

I think an artist should stick to their guns, so to speak. If they decide to create a work with a particular sound signature, thats their choice. Like every other creative decision it won't be the same for everyone, that's what happens when any artist releases a work - you open yourself for reactions, positive and negative.

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I tend to find something in the way of 'form' after I've started working on something, it takes shape when I've done sufficient work on it for this to be the case (usually).

Apart from a few commissions I've had, I don't have an intention in mind for a track or project. Moreover, I don't really analyse things either, I prefer to create things and take it from there, seeing how they develop over time, sometimes this can be months - it takes as long as it takes.

If I have 'music in my head' , it's more the music I occasionally hear in my dreams and I have no way of being able to reproduce that - unfortunately...

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Great question, will give it some thought.

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Whats the timescale for the move John ? I've noticed the Ning is looking rather 'untended' of late (from a curatorial viewpoint).

Firstly, good on yer for finding an alternative to goggle's intrusive offerings, but I have to say Ello looks very different at present - are the behind-the-scenes really that bad with Ning ? If you knew West Yorkshire here in the UK, very few people use 'H' at the beginning of words, so towns such as 'alifax, 'uddersfield and 'eckmondwike are referred to as such. 'Ello' would go down right well there.

Things change and not everyone is comfortable with that, I remember when MySpace was king of the hill and look at that now !

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Great to see you've released this one Julio.

Also well done for such a measured response to Tomas's comment - of which I'm not being critical, I should say.

Quite an interesting idea - under exposed / over exposed ambient music. Pursuing the photography line, how would we alter the exposure compensation, I wonder ? :)

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What I mean is, people are getting away with personal attacks using mindgames, sarcasm, irony, but which can have the same provoked effect on the person it is directed at.  So far I have not seen any one getting banned for this reason. Only if you use direct language.


Unless you have any concrete examples of these supposed 'behaviours' to share here, it looks as if you're being overly sensitive / paranoid.

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Mike (and the moderators) have adopted a very liberal approach here to banning. There have been very few bans and those were undertaken were done so for very good reasons. It takes a lot to get banned here.

On a related note, When posts are disrespectful in tone or downright rude and / or peppered with swearing (which isn't very clever), it becomes easy not to show any interest in them.
I understand there can be problems with language regarding people for whom English isn't their mother tongue, but bleating about using subtle wordplay and the like to make 'subliminal attacks' is frankly rubbish. It's very rare when someone has a go at someone without being provoked.

This forum has been around for years before I joined (about 9 years ago), I think it has real value and I'd like to see it carrying on into the future. For god's sake, there aren't many places where we can talk about the things that we do, without boring the life out of our wives/partners/friends/family/pets etc !

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I should say that I don't take any pleasure from seeing anyone banned here, but in this case, it was warranted (in my view). You can only get away with so much for so long and when people start to retort to repeated unwarranted
personal attacks then they've crossed the line.

I almost regret my last response (which was pretty harsh), but if someone is prepared to dish it out, then they should be prepared to take it too...

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I've studiously ignored all 'Horizon's' pointless retorts and he still has a go at me. In my view, he should have been
banned already, particularly for his pathetic, cowardly attack on Loren recently (which was subsequently deleted).

Out of curiosity, do you play guitar or any other "real" instruments?  Pete's a talented guitar player, too, BTW.

I doubt it, probably more of an internet armchair critic, full of frustration and bile fuelled by second hand information, more like.
Mister 'Horizon', feel free to post anything here you've created that backs up your precious opinions - I presume you don't though...

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Another great instrument, I think calling it an app is demeaning. Of course, it's limited purely as a lap steel emulation, but you can do things on it that even real 'lap-steelists can't !



All the apps I'm talking about and am exploring are on ipads, I don't have an iphone so I don't know if they would work okay on the phones.   

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Great to see you're still releasing, Stuart !

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Glad to have been of some help, cool to see you've released it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 08, 2015, 12:18:31 PM »


I could do with some cheering up after yesterday's election...

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I don't have any of these, so no 'sexy tunes' for me...

You might want to read this:
Guidelines for self-promotional postings
http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=3282.0

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'ChilloutMusicFM'

Wondering what your thoughts are on the transatlantic polarisation regarding Steve Roach's desert/native roots soundcapes and the european EM/electroacoustic influenced offerings ?

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Cheers Forrest,

You're not far off re. the video...as for the track, I take that as a compliment :)

cheers
Pete

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Video for my 'Dreaming Neon Currents' rework:




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 19, 2015, 02:45:16 AM »
Hi Scott,

Great to hear your experiences, it sounds like you've been there 'from the start' so to speak. I've got one of those iConnectMID2 things as well, which I plan to use more so when I'm ready to roll (so to speak).
Another great thing I'm using for guitar recording is the iRig HD http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irighd/ whilst not being the last word in audio quality is actually very useful. I use 'Bias' by Positive Grid for guitar stuff and very good it is too.

Off now to the local greasy-spoon cafe to sit with the builders, drinking huge mugs of tea and scoffing bacon butties whilst simultaneously creating cutting-edge electronica tunes in Garageband...

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