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Everything and Nothing / Re: The "free for all" section of this Forum
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:14:04 PM »
Good call! That was getting a bit much.     Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:17:55 PM »
That's great!! I am glad you like it. It is always kind of weird to recommend or not recommend an instrument. It is personal how you connect with it. I'm looking forward to hearing some great music from you.   8)     Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: September 02, 2008, 09:26:48 PM »
I know it's probably not what you are looking for, but have you considered a modular. They are dinosaurs and very inefficient, but there is something very rewarding in playing one. Of course, they are basically monophonic. That may not suit your needs at all. I have a Synthesizers.com modular with additional MOTM, Blacet and DIY modules. It is an awesome beast which gives me a lot of gratification as well as kicking my ass when I think I know what I'm doing. You talked about wanting to learn more about synthesis. Well, I don't think there is a better way to do this. Of course , it may not be right for you. And, as any modular owner will warn you , it is addicting.     Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: September 02, 2008, 01:13:48 PM »
I think I would be tempted to wait for the Andromeda or look for a used one. They come around every once in awhile for about $2000. After playing on one extensively. I ordered one. Unfortunately that was right as they took bankruptcy. It took me almost a year to get my money back. I never seem to have enough money when a great deal comes around. :(   I should start saving for January 09 now. That is good news that they will be available again. It is a really deep and great sounding synth IMHO.    Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: August 31, 2008, 09:47:08 PM »
You really need to move past the presets though, as they are...underwelming.
Good point. I really should have mentioned that in my post. I was in a music store. We all know that is not the ideal situation. I was only tweaking the presets, not programming my own sounds.     Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: August 30, 2008, 04:28:05 PM »
I should clarify what I said a little. I didn't hate the P08 , I just wasn't excited by it, especially for the price. If I found a used one at a really good price I would probably be tempted. You are correct about the keyboard, it isn't very good. The desktop or rackmount would be the way to go. I have a DSI Evolver and like that. I've never tried a Polyevolver, but would like to. Anyway, if you can, you need to spend some time with one. You may love it.      Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: August 29, 2008, 09:55:43 PM »
I was serious about getting a P08 as well.  I owned a Prophet 5 at one time and loved it. I started having too many problems with it , so I decided to sell it. I have always regretted that. I have been going to a local music store recently and playing on a Prophet 08 a bit. I must say, I am underwhelmed. It just doesn't excite me like the P5 did. It does so much more, but the hair on the back of my neck doesn't stand up like it usually does playing a great analog synth. I want it to, but it doesn't. I own a Yamaha CS-50 and it moves me. The Prophet 08 doesn't. Just my $.02 . You need to try it yourself if you can. We all have different tastes.  :) Hope this helps.   Harry

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This is really good stuff! I had just planned to listen in for a few minutes before bedtime. I've been listening now for about an hour. Got to go to bed now, but I will listening some more tomorrow. Great stuff!.  Thanks, Undershadow.   Harry

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I drive about 3000 miles a month. I do try to save money by driving a 2005 Toyota Corrola. This is my third Corrola. But, I would like to do better next car. The only problem is I like the efficiency combined with the pickup of my car. I do live in South Texas where things are fairly far apart and 55 seems rediculous. If they can make an affordable alternative car that I can get good mileage with, and get out of the way of 18 wheelers as I merge on the highway , then I 'll buy it!      Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Electric Gongs
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:30:27 AM »
I agree with you , Giorgio, about the interface. It seems a little cheezy. I haven't gone up to see it yet, but I'll let you know once I have. The idea of pointing the kids to which notes sound best together is wrong as well. Knowing kids, I'm sure some of them experiment with the "wrong" notes. I know I will! There are supposed to be some other hands-on displays that show different ways of making music. It should be an interesting trip. I'm meeting a friend of mine who also plays music to go to the exhibit. We should be quite a sight. Two well over 50 year olds playing around in a children's museum!  ;D      Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Electric Gongs
« on: August 11, 2008, 09:08:55 PM »
Hey, that's very cool!  Wish I could see it.  Harry, if like those sounds, you should also check out the sound sculpture music of Robert Rutman and Harry Bertoia.

Forrest
Hi Forrest,  I will check those artists out. It's great that you responded to this thread because I was doing a search on gongs after listening to your release, "Gongland" when I found this site. Thanks,   Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Electric Gongs
« on: August 11, 2008, 01:11:30 PM »
This is a really interesting site http://ericarcher.net/devices/electric-gongs/ where Eric Archer discusses his electric gong project. It's currently on display at the Austin Children's Museum (Austin, Texas) and is a hands on instrument. I think I'll drive up there next week and try it out. It's only about an hour drive from here.    Harry

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Forum members on emusic.com
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:17:25 PM »
I believe my music is up there but I don't have a subscription so I can't check myself.
     Yeah, some of your stuff is there, Loren. I forgot to mention you, as well as some others. I have already downloaded yours and am looking forward to you putting more up. Great stuff!!     Harry

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Forum members on emusic.com
« on: August 06, 2008, 01:34:41 PM »
Thanks for the info. I am and will be downloading some from each of you. I often let the month get by without using all of my downloads. There are so many artists on emusic that I tend to just try the ones that I recognize. Now, I've got some new music to try. Anyone else who has music on emusic feel free to add to this thread, or any artists you may know about that I should try.     Harry

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Forum members on emusic.com
« on: August 05, 2008, 01:34:05 PM »
I just discovered Deepspace's music on emusic and downloaded it. Are there any more  forum member's recordings on emusic? I've already found Numina, Terra Ambient and a few others.    Harry

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: R.I.P. Backroads Music
« on: July 31, 2008, 09:22:43 PM »
[quote author=Bill Binkelman link=topic=921.msg7310#msg7310 date=1217518081Yeah...it's weird. Backroads was there at the beginning for me...mid 80s, when I (with Barbara, my first wife's help) discovered Musical Starstreams. Lloyd advertised on the show.  :'(
[/quote] Yeah, that's when I started dealing with him. After listening to Musical Starstreams, and wondering, "where can I get some of this music"?    Harry

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ancient Gugin Music
« on: July 28, 2008, 09:03:56 PM »


Hope you guys are listening to some guqin music!!

  I am! I am! That is amazing. A 1000 year old instrument. I have a 1973 Lincoln Les Paul copy that I bought new, and I think that it is an antique!  ;)  This is really refreshing, stimulating music.     Harry

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Finally got around to listening to this. Very good show! Any chance of releasing this? Possibly a free download? "Hint, hint"  ;)    Harry

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I downloaded and listened to this today, as well. It really is good. I look forward to listening again tomorrow. Thanks for the pointer.    Harry

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Do you still want to learn?
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:22:07 PM »
That would be me. Talk about a wake up call :-[      Harry

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