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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did Oöphoi used?
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:26:49 PM »
I don't understand the last two paragraphs of the post above.   Angry and wish hadn't seen this thread?  Why??

I wonder little bit the same..little bit confused..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did Oöphoi used?
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:59:14 PM »
I really miss Oöphoi  and I really miss his label, it was such and underground goldmine.
Always a steady flow of interesting EPs with alien artwork etc.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:52:41 PM »
I have not the full 4cd set yet, but I have now heard the full 3rd disc, I must say, it is one of his better long form cds.
So now I really looking forward for this 4CD release!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
so if I understand correctely this synth will not be available for PC ever ?
Considering this was my primary synth for ambient music it feels kind of terrible in that case..
Omnisphere have since then with 2.0 included possibility to import own samples but their interface is so damn stupid..
I perfer alchemy cause you have a good overview and you do not have to enter a lot sub menus like in omnisphere besides that I think Omnisphere has always had the superior sound quality but Alchemy has been more tweak friendly and good for ambient because of good overview of the synth in real time. I guess I will have to try omnisphere 2.0 now .. I really like the small but very important function that add your own sound..  why they have not had it before I do not understand.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:30:24 AM »
I will try to download this album, I am always loyal to steve roach, he has filled so much of my existential emptiness in my life.
I wish he would upgrade some things in the studios, there is a certain superior quality to his early releases and I think the reason of that is more of an technology character then actually artistic one. His music sounded so much dimensional before again I think this is due gear change when he did move is old studio to a new location which probably made big gear changes.

I am little bit tired of his "long form" releases that are just endless loops to be honest.
While I have rated many of his long form releases 5 stars the later ones does not come close Immersion 3.

Also I think the cd sales decline is something that does not create much motivation for steve,  I really wonder how many who buy his cds nowdays even though I understand the middle age for his fans is quite high..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:23:29 AM »
I really looking forward for this album. Me too I really like all of their albums and when it comes to good sounding sequencers they are in a league of them own.  From what I understand all the band members are spread all around the globe which is the reason why they do not release much albums anymore.. I wonder how many of original bandmembers are included this time.

Long live Berlin School.

That is usually the case  with ambient music  beautiful  artwork and photo and Mediocre music

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Cosmic ground 2
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:20:26 PM »

New cosmic ground record I must say really  good.
Very high level and hypnotizing sequencers

Start with this song

Best song on the album hypnotizing and meditative sequencers in the highest level.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Modal Electronics 008
« on: July 20, 2015, 09:37:11 AM »
A handsome beast and I do like black (though I prefer wheels to a joystick and resent that my Novation controller uses a stick).

I just read a verry long thread yesterday on a modular group I'm on initiated by a member's purchase of a Schmidt - which would be another dream analog synth costing 20,000 dollars or Euros or whatever. Of course some people had to pipe in and state they could probably make the same sounds on their Volcas.  ;D

The Schmidt  is amazing too..I made a thread about it some time ago.. but yeah..dunno what the price is for that.

I think the modal will come in a white version also similiar looking to the Modal 002 synth

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 19, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
Personally I like the 2 last track best... The first track is ok.. track number 2 is not good..even though the fucked up and detuned and disharmonic atmosphere can be interesting.. but it is not done so well in this track.. and does not fit on the album..

Track number 3 Holding Light is the best on the album it has the most emotional content.

Otherwise I agree.. I like that he tries out different things..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Modal Electronics 008
« on: July 19, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »
This is the real fucking deal... this analogue synth seem to be the ultimate atleast when it comes to pure sonics.. and can probably beat all synths old oberheims and prophet..

There is one catch however.. the price is beyond this fucking world.. so yeah..

medley of the RED album

The red album is their most solid album.   Try to get it.  Eager to hear what you think about it

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Solid State Logic Duendo Plugin Sale
« on: June 15, 2015, 05:58:54 PM »
Their X-comp is very good for ambient music trust when I say it.

Thanks for this.  Love bks!  About four latest Manikin discs I still need to buy.  They are on bandcamp now.

Glad to see some Berlin school fans on this forum!
Which album do you like most with them ?

For me it is still Schönwalder that is the driving force in this trioAs I stated before Broekhuis take little bit too much space..
I would prefer if they used sequened drums and precussion..but I guess he is mainly there cause it is probably a lot of job to program sequencer for percussion.

Anyway  I like all projects with Schönwalder.  I think he should use the Waldorf synths more, his best records are made with it IMO.

I have heard the first song in form a sample snippet on youtube before.. That bassline iand sequencer n the first song "Green One"  have such enormous potential to be the the ultimate berlin school song, I think the other stuff and pads and other synth songs did not give the bassline and sequenver full potential.   I also think they would need one more synth memeber, cause it feels like schönwalder and keller are little bit too busy finding new sounds and instead of focusing on the pads., I wish "Green One" was more pad driven..  The pianos are not good at all I think,...Regarding the percussion I think, they take to much space in the music, in their album "RED" I think they would a good balance between the percussion and synths. Anway in this stile of music I prefer sequencer based percussion. All their music is totally improvised.. I think they shoud re record it.. keep the seequencer part but re-record it..we will probably hear them play better version of this Live in one of their more "better" days


New album finally available.
The Berlin school is still being kept a much due this trio.
I love this artwork.

Mario Schönwalder

I am surprised no one has noticed the porn sample at the very end of the track :)

New album.. first one since 2012.. very good

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