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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg Electribe 2
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:29:34 AM »
Not a single drum beat. Lovely.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« on: January 18, 2017, 12:52:53 AM »
Thanks. Intrigued now.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:14:02 AM »
How consistent and accurate are those touch strips? On any instrument I own, they're slow or iffy, though they're great in theory.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Quad Corner
« on: January 15, 2017, 12:25:49 AM »
A Pete Namlook discussion is surely in order under this topic later
but right now, a fellow on the Quadrophonic Quad forum (which is excellent)
is selling about two dozen of the Namlook DTS surround discs (without the CDs & cases)
for $10 each which is excellent for this OOP music. I paid way more for my collection.
Here's a link to his thread. (I have purchased a couple of discs from him before.)

Cool!  8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:09:47 AM »
What can possibly be the point of posting an image that big !!!???
It's too big to see !

I was going to ask how the heck you can fit those in your ears - but now you've spoiled it!   ;D

And rain.

People (and dogs) have very mixed opinions on thunder though.

The hiss of falling snow is a beautiful thing indeed.

Traditionally I would say Shine On You Crazy Diamond parts 1-9, but I have always paced my listening to a couple of times a year since it was released so as to not wear it out. That's still a lot of plays. It may not fit the question perfectly, but no other piece springs to mind now.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Just bought myself my first Bitcoin
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:52:09 PM »
I do.    Oops!    Damn!

For what reason?

To help hide all my income from ambient music, of course!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Just bought myself my first Bitcoin
« on: January 07, 2017, 05:35:22 PM »
I do.    Oops!    Damn!

I think dissing or dismissing sound tools as powerful and portable as the Eventide Space (or H9) or Strymon Big Sky is closing doors to wide creative possibilities in time and space.

I have a Lex PCM-90 but rarely use it since aquiring a Space as the 90 is so large and heavy with a slower editing interface. I've never taken it to gigs or improv sessions where huge amounts of dreamSTATE music is forged. In my studio, despite having the 90 and the full Lex PCM suite, my goto verbs are by Valhalla and I use the Lexes for alternate sound spaces. I can see buying a Big Sky this year (to keep on the thread topic) for an alternate reverb spectrum in a portable device. I picture an H9 and a Big Sky as a strong pair of verbs (plus) for live work. This is, of course, just my taste in sonics - though I'm not the only one. Here's Steve's thoughts:

Well, after a traditional synth jam with friends for New Year, I'm currently jonesing for a Nord Modular G2.

It's old digital modeling tech and out of production but I love the interface and the portability. I have a Nord Modular G1 but I think this one sounds better and is much more playable away from a computer. It may help keep me away from Eurorack. I like the "variations" for playing live and it has super deep potential too.

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.  ;)

I'll second the rec for a second hand Novation SL and avoiding Automap. They have sticks instead of wheels and the xy pad is not stellar (tho handy anyway) but they have lots of knobs/sliders and readouts ( in mk1). USB plus full MIDI with 2 outs.

Nice to get to know you better Ekstasis. I hope you achieve your dream of creating ambient music in your own boat some day.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What did you buy for black Friday?
« on: November 28, 2016, 11:55:53 PM »

I just bought some new music apps for my iPad... because hundreds aren't enough.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Quad Corner
« on: November 09, 2016, 10:12:25 AM »
For any Americans who need cheering up today, has Pink Floyd's final album "The Endless River" on sale today for only $8. IMO it was already worthwhile at $20 or whatever.

This is a small box set with a CD plus a Blu Ray with 5.1 mixes of the album by Andy Jackson (who is very good) and additional audio and Audio Visual materials. There's a slim hard bound book and a few art cards included.

It's all instrumental pieces (except the final track) culled from the leftovers from "The Division Bell" sessions and is quite enjoyable if your expectations are low. This is no "Wish You Were Here" or "Dark Side" but more the level of "More" or perhaps "Obscured". There's melancholy pleasure in hearing Rick Wright's final keyboard work and more of Gilmour's guitar playing. The surround mix, which leans towards quad, is the special sauce here which elevates the experience.

Many call this their ambient album and I'll just say that it leans in that direction and has the gentler feel of a David Gilmour album. This package is an excellent bargain at $8.

Everything and Nothing / Quad Corner
« on: November 09, 2016, 09:52:16 AM »
Hey, I started this thread to talk surround mixes (ambient and otherwise)from time to time.

Hopefully anyone with a surround system or interest in surround sound will chip in too.  8)

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