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Messages - Analoguekid

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Its a strange one for me this is, as I tend to only listen once, to something that is streamed, even if I like it I don't generally go back to it, I think its because of time restraints. There is so much music available these days that it is hard to make a choice as to what to spend the hard earned cash on.

I brought a CD at the weekend after listening to clips a couple of months ago prior to the pending release date, this is in my opinion the way it has always been with me, although the promotion is slightly different in todays market place, that promotion comes before the album is available and that promotion tended to be the "single 45 vinyl or single CD". Although that in itself was sometimes not considered, because if you were a fan of a particular group, artist, etc. you brought their latest release without question.

In days gone by everyman and his dog taped the chart show from the radio on their trusty cassette player, I even used to record tracks direct off the TV from forward thinking shows like "The Tube" or "Rock goes to College" here in the UK. This is no different to ripping stuff from You Tube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp whathaveyou. In my opinion its not down to if the whole of the music is available or just a few clips, its not even about supporting a particular band, artist etc. its about if you really want to own that product, to be able to do whatever you want with it and listen to it on various devices in its "best quality".

Obtaining the music in its best quality is the only way to get the most rewarding experience from it, this goes for music of any genre and as such any music that is available to hear via an internet stream should never the best quality available, if your happy to listen to music in substandard quality then that's your bonus, you will always be able to get free music and nobody on this planet will be able to stop that happening. There are too many people fretting about HOW we get music these days instead of remembering why we used to buy it, why we had to have that latest released gatefold sleeve LP with all the info, the pleasure we used to get from putting it on the player and hearing most of the tracks on it for the first time and then not taking it off again until we knew all the tracks on it like the backs of our hands. The physical product in all its glory, and in its best quality, will always win over a downloaded PC file as far as I am concerned.   

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This is a 28 minute dark ambient drift I recorded live last night on to stereo tracks in Cubase on my PC. I used my Korg Volca keys, MI Shruthi 4 pole mission and a Nintendo DS lyte running Korg DS10 going through a Boss ME50B pedal, Boss DD20 delay and Boss PS-2 pitch shifter/delay. It is uploaded as a wav file so sound quality should be good, its also downloadable so wont tie up your PC if you have other things to do on the net whilst listening to it on your preferred media player. :-)




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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Volcanizing Shruthi Analoguekid
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:59:31 PM »
This is a 16 minute improv I did last night using just my analogue gear, live recorded one take stereo into Cubase, more info on the SC page.

https://soundcloud.com/analoguekid-1/volcanizing-shruthi

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: deep dark ambient
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:00:28 AM »
Hello Andy, thanks for having a listen and yes it was a live recording improv, I just hit the record button and play the synths, all hardware apart from the Cubase as a recorder :-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: deep dark ambient
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »
That's cool, thanks for giving it a play and sticking with it:-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / deep dark ambient
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:59:45 PM »
This is Mariana Trench, 30 mins of deep dark drifting along the worlds deepest trench :-)

https://archive.org/details/MarianaTrench

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Chef Thread:
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:06:33 AM »
Almost every PTing meal:-

remove outer packaging and pierce film, nuke as per instructions until that telltale PTing beckons you to return, peel back film and tip out liberally on to a plate or bowl, fill your boots LOL :-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - Sector Four
« on: September 17, 2014, 04:54:11 AM »
First review of Sector Four by Bert Strolenberg (Sonic Immersion)

http://www.sonicimmersion.org/review.php?letter=P&review=73001


Nice one David :-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - Sector Four
« on: September 06, 2014, 01:28:52 PM »
Looking forward to getting mine on Saturday David :-)

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Nice 15 mins :-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:12:41 PM »
That's a great write up Andy :-)

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Same from me, best of luck with it Jez you lucky man :-)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:19:06 AM »
New release coming out on relaxed Machinery:

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/rm-seren-ffordd-fractured-iii-shards-coming-aug-22



Will be available as a download from Bandcamp.

Shards is the 3rd album in the Fractured trilogy.


All the very best with this one Andy and its a great cover :-)

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I generally spend all my spare cash on gear to make music on :-)

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The link isn't working David :-(

just get rid of the period at the end of the line..works:)

:-) :-) Thanks :-) :-)

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The link isn't working David :-(

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:05:53 PM »
Slowly putting up the Umbra/HSS releases on Bandcamp - currently Stellar Nurseries, Arhythmia and Floating.

:-) :-)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A viewpoint of ambient EM music
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:33:50 PM »
Ambient music is not for common people, some call it ''Elevator Music'' or ''Airport Music'', how can you teach these people, how can you feed them with a fine gourmet meal, if all they want is a greasy Big Mac and a beer?

Well I also agree that is a lost cause, you can't show sublime music to a death metal listener, basically a Neanderthal gorilla, just watch some live death metal concert and you will see ''how friendly'' they are to each other.

It's a clash of cultures, peace and introspection vs brutality/stupidity.

Of course this an exaggeration and obviously grey zones exist.

my mate maybe on his death metal forum (if there are any ;-) )and saying exactly the same about our EM music ;-) We have to be grateful that we were given the attributes to hear the pleasure and meaning within ambient EM :-) 

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Everything and Nothing / Re: A viewpoint of ambient EM music
« on: July 04, 2014, 04:23:12 PM »
Greetings Tomas :-)

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