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Well, I finally got everything sorted with SoundExchange and Musicreports. Be warned UK people, this was a very time consuming task ! Those US tax forms are a mystery and filling out spreadsheet with ISRC codes and the like for over twenty albums was quite a task too. Saying that, the people I dealt with were very patient with me nonetheless :)

Cheers for that Forrest ! Such considered feedback is always appreciated.

One thing is for sure ... analog synths have no hope of emulating what todays digital synths can do.

That's a good point, I usually steer clear of these discussions as I'm not really a keyboard player. However, I still find a synth like NI's Razor to be far more interesting than any analogue synth. Saying that, that could be because I never really used them in the past and what I do know about (guitars / amps) , the 'analogue' equivalent - a real amp and cabinet, is not there yet in any kind of emulation (that I've heard)

Everything and Nothing / Re: 1001 Post on the Hypnos Forum.
« on: October 13, 2016, 03:22:44 AM »
A 1000 eh,

I've not reached that elusive figure and I've been here for 9 years and Mike still hasn't banned me yet :)   

Cheers Julio,

The vox pieces took some doing and I'd gotten to the point with the whole project where i didn't know what to make of it all, so it's great to hear it works  for you (and others) !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hurricane Mathew
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:44:37 AM »
Hey Julio Man,

Good to hear you're alright.

'h' Many thanks to you too !

He says some critical things too.
That pocket now vid is much more informative than the original one.
As I say, I wasn't planning on upgrading to this new phone, as my 6 plus is fine for me and for photography duties. I've stopped carting my Sony RX100 around now, even though it's technically better in almost every way to the phone.

I won't be buying one, but my interest in the iphone 7 is the new camera. That video shows the reviewer knows very little about photography. Here is a better one:

The headphone jack issue is a marketing strategy which (IMO) may well backfire on Apple. All hail to them for freeing us from the tyranny of cables :) </irony>

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: September 30, 2016, 06:06:48 AM »
Julio, you may remember the olde english association attached to the word 'trump' ?, suffice to say it is a windy one :)

Many thanks 'chris23' ! Thanks also to Bert and Forrest for your interest too.

I didn't want to make too much of it in the press release / blurb, but I envisaged this one as being a sleep album of sorts.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: September 28, 2016, 05:43:53 AM »
I peruse a couple of music gear forums and they are very busy. In those instances there's always new gear / software to talk about, but it shows there is still life left in the format.

After almost 18 months since I released my last album, I’m very pleased to say that I have a new one to release !
I had to push through quite a block with this one and hopefully now, I will be able to release another one towards the ends of the year too and get back on track with other projects, Igneous related.

Ocean Sighs’ is a selection of ‘ambient seascapes’ which incorporate tonal drone textures and harmonic vocalisations, set against a continuous ebb and flow of treated ocean sounds. The two elements were equally considered in the construction of the tracks and are intended to be complimentary.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Metric Halo plugin Sale
« on: September 21, 2016, 03:11:08 AM »
Cheers Julio,

Yes, it's the holy Grail for us ambient types :) I've been looking at B-format recorded reverb impulse responses - converted to binaural, as I always wanted to hear a 'true surround' reverb (I'd make some myself, but I don't have the equipment). Interesting results, so far.

APK, cool to see you posting here again.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Metric Halo plugin Sale
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:07:32 AM »
Do you have this one Julio, does it do anything 'out of the ordinary' ? We are spoilt for choice with 'goodverbs' these days :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:21:58 AM »
I enjoyed that video. A little bit. He's making some good points, but not connecting them in a way that I find useful.

1. No one cares.  He's right. No one cares about your photographs. No one cares about your music. No one cares about your writing. No one cares about your art.

Perhaps 'cares' is not the most appropriate word. People are still 'fans' of people's work in the same way as they always have been - people look out for the new work of the artists they like. Just because there are zillions of people creating work now hasn't changed that.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« on: August 05, 2016, 03:47:03 AM »
Interesting thoughts Julio and Jana. On refelection, I think his message was to try to achieve 'significant' work in a massively over-saturated and transitory world.

Ekstasis - I do hope you're being sarcastic there...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« on: August 04, 2016, 07:03:56 AM »
Interesting - to a point.

The title seems to differ from his message, I suspect a title like that will be more likely to get people's attention.

'Work that matters' is obviously subjective, but I get his point (I think). To me, I think that people starting out in their creative endeavours, may well believe by reading online sources that there's a 'level playing fleld' and that everyone's thoughts on a given subject are equally valid. I have to say, I don't think that is the case.

Regarding photography, I had an active Flickr account years ago, but I gave up on it, as I felt the level of feedback wasn't honest and helpful. People there did seem to care about photography, but mostly their own ! So I guess what I'm trying to say is the 'work that matters' takes time and craft as well as talent and imagination.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: July 25, 2016, 07:23:53 AM »
Hi Jana, I'm fine thanks. Rather behind my own schedule regarding the projects I'm working on, though.

It seems that people have moved on to a degree (Mike included). Unfortunately, a number of people have passed on as well.

I remember my first 'Hi it's me and here's my new surround sound ambient album' post many years ago and how it was pretty much well ignored, until I stuck around and started contributing.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:15:35 AM »

It appears to me that the 'scene' is not what it was. I think lots of people are still listening to ambient, but it's become more 'underground', in the sense that people are listening but not seeking out forums and reviews (to a lesser extent).
Maybe there's more conversations on the social media sites -I can't really comment as I don't use them. Forums seems to be still going strong mind, judging by the couple of techy music forums I frequent.

Loren's point is a good one, it's a testament to the long frequent contributors here that the forum is still going at all - considering Hypnos as a label appears to be on a permanent hold.

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