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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 22, 2016, 04:12:02 PM »
Yes, some really interesting stuff appearing at NAMM this year. I'll be interested to hear your impressions, Loren. Have you seen the Expressive E Touche' yet?  The demo looks really cool.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 07, 2016, 05:17:31 PM »
I got it as a download through Bandcamp earlier in the week. I'm looking forward to an opportunity this weekend to listen to it more deeply. I'm liking what I've heard on listens in my car (not the ideal setting). Looking forward to the cd release, also.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: October 10, 2015, 03:21:49 PM »
After ordering it in June with a estimated July delivery date, my Folktek Conduit arrived today.I've spent the last almost two hours playing with it and I must say, having fun. It is a pretty simple device with 4 knobs and 10 touchplates. There are 4 jacks. One for audio out, audio in, cv out and cv time. The 4 knobs are for mix, feedback, time and filter cutoff. Learning to control it and use it musically should be interesting. For the time being, I'm not using any outboard effects until I get a better idea of what I'm doing. I'm running it through an old Line 6 POD I've had since 1999 and using some of it's effects. Like I said, I have been having a lot of fun making sounds and noise, but I feel a lot like I did when I first started fooling around with a Synthi AKS in my schools electronic music studio in 1972. Cool sounds, but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I will definitely be playing with it some more today and tomorrow and will let you know how I progress with it. Can't wait to try some of my effect pedals with it. Using touchpads , you affect it differently depending on where you touch the pads and how much surface of your finger is touching it. You also get different sounds from the pads depending on which other pads you are touching at the same time. Like I said, it is fun to play.

Good to hear you're still around.  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: October 10, 2015, 03:01:33 PM »
Great news!  8)

Enjoyed the blog and pictures. Life is all about adapting to the situation. It still looks like it was a great experience for you. I like the idea of breaking the walk up into smaller stages. At my age and physical conditioning, I don't think I would make it far trying to do it all at once. From reading your blog, I know Kathy wouldn't be able to do any part of it. Thanks again for sharing your experiences with us.

This is something I've wanted to do for years. I first read about it probably 20 years ago. I always hoped my wife's endurance would get better after her medical problems so we could go. Unfortunately it didn't. In our local newspaper quite some time ago, there was a weekly article written by a local of their experience walking the Camino. It always was on Sundays so I anxiously awaited the article and walked the Camino vicariously with him. My brother and sister-in-law are talking about going next year. I would love to go, also. Have a great trip and I look forward to reading your accounts and seeing your photos.

"I'm not interested anymore in having a synth museum."

I liked that  :)
Yeah, I feel the same way. Although I have great memories of playing my old gear, maintaining a vintage instrument got to be a pain. I don't have anything but an Ensonic Mirage left. That's only because it's not worth much used.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New Toy for Studio
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:08:15 PM »
Knobs, knobs, knobs!! I love it.  8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Chris Squire
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:13:33 PM »
Yes, he was a giant!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:56:55 PM »
I will. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:31:42 AM »
I've been lining up my effects, planning on which I'm going to use first.  :) I just hope the build quality is good.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Folktek Conduit
« on: June 24, 2015, 02:52:07 PM »
I went ahead and ordered one. I had been interested in some of their instruments for quite some time but was afraid to take a chance for something that's not cheap and I hadn't seen any reviews or experiences from anyone that owned one. However, at $300 I felt I could take a chance. I'll post my thoughts after I receive and play with mine awhile.

This looks good. Can't wait to listen to it in full.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: April 09, 2015, 09:26:50 AM »
Good points! I think we all want to hear something new and exciting from our favorites yet, we also want to hear what's familiar and comfortable from them.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thinking of buying a new synth?
« on: March 07, 2015, 04:55:34 PM »
Just been on the site. Damn it! Now I've got the bug again.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thinking of buying a new synth?
« on: March 07, 2015, 04:21:10 PM »
The Folktek stuff is really interesting. I've been tempted on more than one occasion, but they aren't cheap. Like Loren said in another thread, some of them do appear to be one trick ponies.

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Edgar Froese
« on: January 23, 2015, 06:03:00 PM »
It's been awhile since I've listened to any TD which is strange considering what an influence he and the other TD members music was on me through the '70's. I think I will dig some out tonight. RIP Edgar.

Everything and Nothing / Re: My Mom, age 72, has a boyfriend! Ugh.....
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:34:48 PM »
Yes, Mike is correct. It's okay to feel kind of weird in this situation, but you will adjust over time. Good luck.

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