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Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:19:22 AM »
Thanks so much for posting your pictures and stories here.

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:25:05 PM »
To live near a forrest is a pleasure Pete. I did in my childhood (as already mentioned above) and this formed my whole life. Everytime I see a tree I am in love with it. I feel so comfortable within trees.
I am glad to have alot of trees in my city. Without I would feel uncomplete. I hope this sounds not too esoteric. But I also think the natural way is a real way.

Julio, christmas trees for sale. I never bought a tree without roots. The last christmas time I bought my little Caucasian fir that is now growing in the garden. I know the Americans are too cheesy at Xmas especially.

Andy, you are blessed to have worked in the forest. It must have been the best time of your life and maybe it still is? Do you have some work there right now?

A zoom into the tree infront of our window:

My Caucasian fir in the garden:

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:11:08 PM »
Thanks for the great pictures and the link to bbc Andy. Ancient nature ...

I love the wild forests, they have sort of natural order. I grew up 50 meters to a forest with oak trees, beech trees, birch trees, pine, fir trees, alder.

But one of the cutest moments I had in a reforested forest:

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:54:54 PM »
Wow, David, Anthony !!! Thank you so much for your words.

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »
Thanks for the positive resonance and the information about coppicing and pollarding. The other day I thought about that we humans are just like a natural catastrophe.
Like thunder, lightning and storm, we destroy, and like the ashes after fire are the ground for new growing, we humans seed and reforest.

So today I made the photo of our amputed chestnut tree. I searched my ipod for old photos of the castanea and found two shoots from our window.
You can see the castanea behind our tree across the street behind the house. It is as tall as the house itself.

Now it looks this way (reduced to half of the height of the house):

Also in a neighbourstreet we have three amputed chestnut trees:

Everything and Nothing / Re: A world full oblivion
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:22:02 PM »
Thanks all for your statements. Very much appreciated.

Today I wanted to take a photo of the tree, and while I was gazing at the tree, a neighbour watched me. So I asked her about the tree's destiny.
She said the owner of the house had changed and he had decided to ampute the branches because of an infestation.

Actually for the last 5 years she cared for the tree. So she is absolutely saddened because the tree was riddiciously amputed by the new owner.
She also said the tree could have healed itself. The good news is, the tree won't be felled, and so we hope it will be alive and green again in spring.

We also saw a bird returning to the tree first time, actually they all have left. Tommorrow I will take the picture.

Everything and Nothing / A world full oblivion
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:09:41 PM »
A world full oblivion.

How I grow older and wiser, I experience different shades within the shades. Sometimes I am lightweight like a bird of the skies.
Sometimes I am devastated when I see a tree in its full life to be amputed to its bones by stupid people, only to give it a last week before felling.
This tree must have been 100 years old.

There was someone who planted this tree, and watched him growing. Now the one is maybe gone and another one decides to fell a 100 year old entity.
I love every tree, every animal. The pigeons in the city are called rats. Pigeons are so sprightly birds. They reminds me to cats sometimes.
The rats are tiny or really big, just as different as humans. But it is my view. Or is it a forgotten or never lived view?

Attention and mindfulness to one another, a rare thing? Skin-deep soul searching for nothing, reality?
Sometimes I would be a Samurei, and I fight against the oblivion. Sometimes I would be the bird of the skies and glide over them.
Sometimes I realize that how I get older and wiser, the shades within the shades deepend.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:35:45 PM »
Artists that inspired me are Klaus Wiese, Alio Die, Vidna Obmana and Robert Rich.

Researchers of the sound, sampling, looping, instrumental depth.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Where do you purchase your cd's
« on: March 10, 2018, 05:47:26 AM »
One technique I've used to assess unfamiliar sellers is to ask a question about verifying condition on the items I want to buy. If they simply don't respond, or if they respond in a rude manner, I simply don't buy from them.

On Discogs I only buy from Germany, UK, Netherlands. I have made especially very good experiences with sellers from the UK.
If I would be located in the US, I would only buy in the US and in Canada.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:24:37 PM »
Strange ... In most cases, "muddy" frequencies are in 200-500 Hz range.

But related to drone, i noticed that muddy area usually is between 150-180 Hz.

Of course, maybe i doubt but my ears tell me 150-180 :)

That is depending on the sound. A drone is just a sustained note with some slight interactions, more subtle than melodic.
Drones can be muddy in the whole spektrum if you want that. Drones can be a humming sound, a light sound, a frequency sound, an airy sound.

Timbre, depth, tone.


Marketplace / CD search: Klaus Wiese - Maquam
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:05:55 PM »
I search for the original CD of "Maquam" by Klaus Wiese, released on Umbra (2004).

I would love to have that piece of transcendental art.

If anybody knows where I can get the original CD or download, I would be happy.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Where do you purchase your cd's
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:58:24 PM »
I've bought quite a bit of records and CDs from Discogs over the years. The biggest problem with buying records on there is overgrading. That's started to infect higher priced, OOP CDs too. If it's a seller I've never done business with before, I keep the order small, sometimes just one item, and see how they do. Lots of good sellers on there but amateur hour ones as well that don't know how to grade or pack items properly. Feedback on there is a guide only, as it's pretty easily to manipulate feedback ratings. Same thing with eBay.

I buy via Discogs since 2007 and I find it a good source for old vinyl, and CDs too. Of course I read the seller ratings and listen to my gut feeling. And I always pay with Paypal to have buyer protection.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Where do you purchase your cd's
« on: March 04, 2018, 01:17:32 PM »
Julio: Have you ever tried Discogs. You have a huge marketplace there for used and new media.

All you need is to look for "Mint" condition if you searching for unplayed CDs.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja news
« on: March 01, 2018, 10:33:48 PM »
Thank you Andy :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja news
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:21:59 PM »
Thank you so much David.  I am really excited about it :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja news
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:19:30 PM »
My first pressed CD is now available. Comes in a digipac. Extremely rare edition.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja news
« on: February 24, 2018, 01:58:52 PM »
Hello jana, I really enjoy your music, since listening I have acquired my own Jd 800, however, there really are no other tutorials on how to transfer sysex info to the JD 800 anywhere but your website, thank you for posting this info, I still cant get a new patch list to upload or "dump" to my JD 800, unwittingly I deleted my factory library. I now cannot find anywhere the factory library for the JD800. I cant even get other libraries to upload, I have followed your directions and I am using Midi ox, however it doesnt show Jd800/per say , it only shows where my midi ports are. my soundcard. thats it. I have been trying to change patches for 3 months now to no avail. I am now desperate for info and suggestions. SO:

 A. can you point me to a DL of the factory library?

B. What do you suggest to "dump" new patched to my jd 800. my midi ox show files sending, but jd 800 shows nothing. What do you suggest ? thank you for your time . :)

Hi and thanks for reaching out to me. I LOVE that you bought a Roland JD-800. I have mine since 2012 and from this synthesizer I learned a lot. Im sorry to hear about your troubles. I know this feeling and I was always happy to get help.

The factory library is still in the JD-800. You only have to do a factory reset. Follow the below instruction: (Source:

R« Factory Reset Procedures JD-800

Press DATA TRANSFER. Use PAGE UP (^) and DOWN (v) to select FACTORY PRESET.
Press YES

About your second question, please ask Marco who wrote the tutorial. Please write a short message to and he will try to help you.

All best and good luck,

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:28:17 PM »
This is easy. A reverb multiplies and extents sounds. It does the same with any unwanted frequency.
If you then EQ the sum of the sound and the reverb, you probably will notch lots of the good sounds too.


Sometimes i feel that some ambient artists mostly use delay instead of reverb ... or add reverb in very small portions so i can't clearly hear the "reverb sound".

I think delay and reverb is a nice combination. It always happens to me that I have an echo that comes out of the sound interaction. You can imitate an echo sound by playing delayed notes. Also you have predelay within the reverb. It is all a sound reflection. It is all sound. This is the nicest thing about reverb.

Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Jˇhann Jˇhannsson
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:21:21 AM »
I will watch "Arrival" today once again. It was the most impressive film I have seen recently - with such a profound and haunting vision.
The motion picture soundtrack didnt interrupt the film and that is always a good sign for a good music.

FramtÝ­in fyrir ■ig Jˇhann Jˇhannsson.

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