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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:35:21 PM »
Damn, I was waiting for the Rossum sampler module but this may be better for live use. I'll be checking this one out soon.

Dave Rossum showed his sample at Superbooth in Berlin.  Seems it maybe more powerful for sound manipulation.  Loren I do think for live performance the Bitbox maybe it.  Im using the Bitbox more like a Daw but it would be so straight forward to record parts of a set prior to a performance and trigger those sounds live as well as the unit has 12 presets available so that actually is 12 x16=192 possible sounds depending on micro sd memory.

Good to know, that was what I was thinking about using if for. Right now I use Mainstage on my laptop for that, it works pretty well. I actually just bought a newer but used (mid 2012 model, the last with firewire) Macbook Pro to use Mainstage 3 for my upcoming performance on June 3rd. I guess if I do some sort of modular only show I could get a bitbox and use that instead, not sure if that would be considered cheating though.  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:49:58 AM »

The Bitbox is a 24bit 48k stereo sampler for eurorack.

Damn, I was waiting for the Rossum sampler module but this may be better for live use. I'll be checking this one out soon.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: April 12, 2017, 09:47:53 AM »

Thanks. Really nice to get your take. I've noticed more ambient musicians use Lexicon, Eventide, and other brands and I was a bit curious what the consensus was on TC. I know Loren Nerell and Oophoi have used TC reverbs before but outside of that, I haven't seen too many ambient musicians talk about them.

I believe Robert Rich has had a M3000 for awhile now. I have the Reverb 4000 which I've now had for over a decade, it was my big splurge back then and am glad I got it. It's very different then a Lexicon or Eventide. I also have a Lexicon 300m, which I am starting to get more into, I think they complement each other a lot, the TC is more clear and good for solo instruments, the Lexicon is thicker and can have extremely long verbs, I think it maxes out at 65 seconds!  I also have a Fireworx but I've never used it as a reverb.

Anyway I hope you enjoy your M300, let us know what you think of it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronic VSS3 Native Reverb is here
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:04:45 PM »
Loren the only reference TC makes is porting it over from the system 6000, perhaps the older Mk1,

Well in truth it is in the 6000/4000, but it also probably sounds better than saying it was from the 6000 then saying that it was ported over from our now long discontinued M5000/3000 series.  ;D

BTW I see they are offering a 14 day trial, if the trial period for this is like the one offered on the Powercore, they mean 14 actual days of use, not just 14 days of sitting around not being used. I have some plugins on my powercore that are still active, years active after starting the demo on them. Opps! I am wrong, the powercore had a real time use of twenty hour demo limit, not 14 days.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronic VSS3 Native Reverb is here
« on: January 12, 2017, 03:50:42 PM »
Yes nothing wrong with the VSS3, it's still a decent reverb, and at less than 80 bucks its practically a steal too. I still have and use my powercore, but I never got the VSS3 plugin for it, it's on my Reverb 4000 though.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronic VSS3 Native Reverb is here
« on: January 11, 2017, 01:01:15 PM »
I have waited a long time for this.....my powercore pci express card is long gone and this was and still is my favorite reverb that has not been available until now unless one has a 4000 unit or their flagship 6000.

Actually those two have VSS4, VSS3 was first introduced on the M3000 and M5000 units if I am not mistaken.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Loren Nerell news
« on: December 30, 2016, 11:47:53 AM »
Hey all, I will be performing another short set at this concert on January 20th at Long Beach State. It's free so please join us. If you are in town for the NAMM show then come on down, its just a few miles north of Anaheim.


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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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