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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide H9000
« on: Yesterday at 03:34:19 PM »
It is worth more in EU where I live.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide H9000
« on: Yesterday at 12:26:59 PM »
I will sell my h8000fw.  Pray it will have the same converters

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2016, 08:34:09 PM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 06, 2016, 09:21:21 PM »
Bethlehem - Kein Mampf mit Kutzenzangen

amazing!

http://picosong.com/UJDK

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient music and Mastering
« on: December 06, 2016, 11:46:35 AM »
While waiting for his reply regarding the sound chain he use.  It is crystal clear to me if you have a need to remaster and eq your whole collection then you need better equipment  to listen to the music it might give that sparkle you miss in the sound.

Or instead http://www.aphex.com/products/excited :)
Then you do not need to thru the the process to remaster at least.


I respectfully disagree with everything you said and you will be waiting a very long time to hear about my irrelevant, but super sexy signal chains.  I had an Aphex exciter and traded it for a bag of weed before you knew what it was.   

The Aural Exciter was more of an joke from my side.

Anyway you seem to speak mostly about volume and dynamic, instead of going thru and remaster all you should have some equipment that do this on the fly, there is a lot of signal processors that is audio level independent that adapt to the volume.  Also there is replaygain not sure if itunes have it. And since you do not seem to have any respect for the source audio and you want to mangle  and remix it so it please your ears you should make it thru some equipment with certain character you like and it will transform it to your liking, there is plenty of hardware out there that will make all sound great like true magic and with even volume.

Anyway I think we will not agree on this topic I would never do what you do and in the ambient world I am kind of anti-compression atleast on the master.  I wish you good luck.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: what Tv series should I see ?
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:57:07 AM »
Finished booth seasons of dark matter, all I can say I did enjoy it.
I think Melissa/number two was really good..

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient music and Mastering
« on: December 05, 2016, 09:35:44 AM »
While waiting for his reply regarding the sound chain he use.  It is crystal clear to me if you have a need to remaster and eq your whole collection then you need better equipment  to listen to the music it might give that sparkle you miss in the sound.

Or instead http://www.aphex.com/products/excited :)
Then you do not need to thru the the process to remaster at least.

Otherwise I agree with Julio.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Ambient 019
« on: December 04, 2016, 06:35:25 PM »
Another one from 2009 from my ambient vault.  First part sound like steve roach - light fantastic kind of, and the second part reminds me little bit of oophoi - forgoten riturals or atleast that was the influences for this recording to make something along these lines.

All are done in real time and all sounds trigged with my midi keyboard. I can't honestly remember what reverb I was using for thins one, it could had been Aether (it could benefit a lot from a better high quality reverb)

http://kiwi6.com/file/xzj4160afd

Again I am saving up to acquire a new sound interface and midi keyboard which I had to sold off (have only been able to play music thru my smartphone in the last 6 months)  so I can record music again year 2017 that is my goal I feel inspired to do it now again.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient music and Mastering
« on: December 04, 2016, 02:15:44 PM »
I listen to music on a few different systems ranging from slightly better than average consumer stereo equipment such as a Yamaha amp and JBL speakers to a fancy hifi system I paid too much for.  I listen through Sennheisser headphones occasionally.  Sometimes I listen with 5.1 surround.  Ambient on a decent surround system can be very enjoyable.     

The music is processed and edited using Wavelab and mostly Waves plug ins.  The results sound good to me on multiple systems.  I try not to over do it and try to maintain a reasonably wide dynamic range. 

The main reason I did this was because I prefer random shuffle play most of the time and grew tired of the wide variance from track to track.

I'm not sure exactly which chain you want to know and doubt it will make the statement you quoted sound less odd.

I would not mind if you be more specific mention certain brands like yamaha or Sennheisser  says nothing to me.
 

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Ambient 021
« on: December 04, 2016, 01:41:27 PM »
This is a cool piece, especially the first half is truly mesmerizing. Really love that first part.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to listen and your good feedback! :)

I am glad you like the first part. 
Even if I have Lexicon and eventide reverbs now I think Might go back to ariesverb and check it out again it sounds very good for open natural space sounds like in the beginning.

All sounds was recorded real time, all sounds was triggered with my midi keyboard in real time.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient music and Mastering
« on: December 04, 2016, 01:28:43 PM »
New to the forum.  First post here.

This may sound outrageous, but I've digitally re-mastered the majority of my Ambient music collection.  Thousands of songs from every era.  Vinyl, CD and various digital download formats.

The reason for this was to create a unified digital library that I could dump into iTunes, hit shuffle play and never have to adjust the volume or EQ.  The process was very time consuming.  The results please my ears.  Life is good.

Ambient music has had a lot of variability in terms of volume, dynamics and eq in the past.  It still does today.

I understand there are many opinions in terms of what is ideal volume.  My opinion is Ambient should be mastered at a higher relative volume than what 70% of my collection delivered.  However, I believe Ambient is a genre that benefits from a wide dynamic range, so I'm not saying it should be slammed. 

It is possible to have a wide dynamic range and still be much louder at the same amplifier setting.  For example, a song that peaks at -5db and has an average of -25db can be louder without sacrificing dynamics.  Ambient songs that have the right dynamic range, but are weak on the relative volume made me reach for the dreaded volume knob.  Not anymore, though.  ;)
       
I see no advantage to mastering something quiet in terms of volume when the same dynamic range can be achieved at a higher relative volume.


       

This sounds very odd to me.  Please to clarify the situation can you write down your exact sound chain.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert rich - Vestiges
« on: December 03, 2016, 06:44:51 PM »
Once again a very strong release from Robert Rich right there among his absolute top albums!

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What adblocker do you use ?

I can tell you in my slimjet browser I use it has a built in adblock plus adblocker, I did recently switch to uBlock orgin adblocker and wow I would not make this thread if it wasnt for the fact that I am deeply impressed with how much the pages loud now.. very dramatic difference.

This benchmark test comparing the most popular ad blockers cofirm that ublock orgin is the best right now.
I use it in combination with Ghostery also, they both complete each other I think.

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-ad-blocking-extensions-tested-for-best-performance/view-all/

If you use android phone I really recommend https://adguard.com/en/welcome.html (require no root)

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I play only games on my android smartphone (huawei mate 8)

I play right now CSR2 , smash hit, traffic rider and will start to play Pinout soon.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 02, 2016, 10:47:47 PM »
Robert Rich - Vestiges
Dark, moody, and atmospheric. My favorite RR album in the last 10 years.
https://robertrich.bandcamp.com/album/vestiges

Especially track nr 1 very strong and emotional.
It is really fun to see robert rich is going strong right now

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:57:00 PM »
as soon as I get a sound interface so I can play audio on my computer again I will try all these eventide plugins and see how they all compare with my h8000fw. 

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Ambient 021
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:53:48 PM »
This was recorded in 2009. I would say it is more focused on good sound then maybe the most artistic music (gets more mesmerizing towards the end though). It can appeal to steve roach and opphoi fans, especially the ending part I would say is very oophoi-like.


http://kiwi6.com/file/i2mz9lzlzt

 From what I recall I used ariesverb as reverb. What I have learned since 2008 it is that I do not need the ambient to be that melody based, If I would had done it today it would be more atonal just lite the ending part. Looking forward to record more 2017 starting to feel inspired and ready now again. Just sharing my old stuff first.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 02, 2016, 02:45:09 PM »

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Sounds pretty good.

Thanks a lot for feedback and you took time to listen.  8)

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