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Other Ambient (and related) Music / AKS great Berlin school jam.
« on: December 26, 2013, 12:26:32 PM »
AKS 5-5- 2012 Sequence 1 Rene

Have been looping this video quite a lot lately.  I wish I did live in germany so I could jam together like this with some friends and some berlin school stuff.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach and Loren Nerell
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:18:10 PM »
I really hope they will do a album again, their sounds did merge so perfectly, and they did produce one of the most deepest album ever the Terraform album...

I like to listen to ambient at work, I like Drone zone with but but the problem is that bit rate is too low..
Is there any ambient channels with better sound quality ?

I bring my DT1350 headphones and Go Vibe V7 headphone amp to work.

Good news Windows start menu will be back in windows 8.2 as a optional choice.

Well..they should had done it under the 1 year beta period .

Dell will release a 4K monitor 24 inches soon which have very attractive price point, as a response to that Asus did lower a price of their 32 inch asus monitor with about 1 third of the price...well.. the price war is on..
I think 2014 will be the year I jump from 1008p to 4k...

It will make a huge difference, unles 4k tvs, 4k will actually make a dramatic difference cause you watch it from short distance.

Everything and Nothing / What TV do you have ? Plasma/LCD/OLED other ?
« on: December 04, 2013, 11:40:25 PM »
Show us your television, are you happy with it, which tv do you want to buy... ?

I got the second last Plasma generation ever (panasonic did stop making plasma 2013)
  The ST50, I got the 55 inch model.
ST50 was rated as the best TV in 2012 by Cnet, after extensive research I did buy it.
It did not look mindblowing in the store, but in a dark room the screen did really come to life.
Very deep blacks and great contrast and colors. I am 100% happy with the buy. I had a sony triniton tv 32 inch before that..
I hold patiently myself of buying a new tv for many years, I did not like LCD,  and I know OLED was around the corner reading about different breakthroughs some years before 2012,  I was ready to sacrifice about 5300 dollars for a OLED tv because I have waited so long and I had stood out with this crap tv for about 10 years and not jumping on the flat tv train until 2012.. in lat 2011, LG did leak the pricing of their upcoming OLED to be released in Q1 of 2013, the price did turn out to be about twice as expensive as I had planned to sacrifice,  I did quickly realize I will have to wait atleast 4-5 years until they reach humane levels so I quckily decide I have to buy something that is available on the market... I new Plasma did share many of the qualities of OLED technology. So I bought one, LCD was never really a choice..

 My old TV was a crt,  triniton, it had amazing contrast and blacklevel, but the only thing that was missing was really the HD resolution.  so when I got my Panasonic it took some time to get used to the HD resolution, it was totally mindblowing, and the first weeks I consider one of the best in my life...

In a few years I hope OLED technology will be more common and also more affordalble, I am very sure I will get the same feeling I got with my plasma when I get an OLED is a totally new level...

My dream tv... The 55 inch LG. But honestly, I will keep my plasma for at least 4 more years most likely..

Everything and Nothing / Show us your Smartphone/Cell Phone
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:11:08 PM »
The smartphones has since some years now become and increasingly more important part of our daily lives, some people might even call it the third part of our brain...

So what smartphone do you have right now ?
Which phone would you buy today if you could ?

I know in the Ambient music...compressor is not exactly the most used tool...for many reasons..
mostly due it's artifacts..
This is a compressor for the people who do not like compressors due it is artifacts...
For me personally this will be an easy buy the exact type of compressor I am looking for..
very clean and transparent.  more like a "leveler" then a compressor.

Dangerous Music Compressor Overview with Fab DuPont - Sweetwater Sound

Not to complain or anything but is there any specific reason why the default theme of the forum is the default obviously there is themes that looks way better IMO.
I think not many people are aware that you can change kind of hard to see it... Maybe one should be informed during sign up ?

For your information there is only about 10 people of 806 that use the other themes.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / what Tv series should I see ?
« on: November 23, 2013, 05:24:54 PM »
I need some good tv series to whatch, I only find half good series that feels like am wasting my time etc...I am trying Torchwood now it not that interesting so far..

Last series I have been watching have been

Breaking bad
Terra Nova
Stargate (all series)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Nick Parkin
« on: November 23, 2013, 04:52:05 PM »
Does any one like Nick Parkin, he creates Ambient and electroacoustic music

Refract is my favorute among his, I have not heard his latest album with Z´EV have totally missed that it was out..

I remember in a youtube interview he did explain the music some some kind a mix of nature and the rest overs of industrial Dystopia...
And I think it is a fitting description

You can download it here

Also some pics from the concert

There is also a few live clips on youtube with lower quality from the concert.

I wonder really, how many % of the forum members are artists themselves seem to be a forum for artists for sure :)

I have not been here since 2009 little bit  sad to see that it is a lot less activity here now..where did people go ?

Personally I have been listening to less ambient the last few years I must admit, there is a lot less good ambient released in my opinion.
And ever since Steve Roach did move to his new home and new studio I do not think he have produced any amazing stuff to be honest..
Same goes with Robert Rich he have not released much good last few years, but I must admit the Nest album was really good.

Anyway I hope more people come back it is a nice community for sure. quite unique. 

Jeff Greinke have a new album out..I have not heard it yet..

He also did a soundtrack for the film "Oil and water" I can deeply recommend this film!
It is among the most mesmerizing audio visual experience I have seen... the bad thing is it is only 21 minutes long...

What does all Apple fans think about the new mac pro.
it is a disaster if you ask me, they have choosen form instead of function.

Why the Mac Pro Isn't for Professionals: WWDC 2013

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / My Music Studio in Progress!!!
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:00:17 PM »
My studio is still in progress, and it is not finished yet, and I guess it never willl cause of upgrades etc.
If you have any suggestions I am very interested, I am always looking for improvements .

but this is what I have so far.

Studio Monitors
Trident HG3

Monitor Controller
Dangerous Audio Source

Lynx Aurora

AES PCIe card

Effect Processor
Eventide H8000FW (it has been paid will be received next week)

Working Desk
Zaor Idesk19 (the racks in the pictures is not mine)

Monitor stands
Towersonic TS 2 c TB (custom made for my HG3s)

Kemper AMP for guitars and bass

Only the highest quality cables in the world in my studio, imported from US to get the original cables.

My custom made guitar

Beyerdynamics DT880 PRO
Beyerdynamics DT1350
AKG  K 240studio

I use a novation MK II 61 right now for soft synths.
I have bought Oberheim Xpander and Oberheim OB12.
While the Oberheim Xpander did sound amazing it did sound better then any other synth for certain type of sounds
, but it was just too much of a pain to program it, the knobs where useless.  With sound processing I can get a satisfactory sound without
a xpander... I would not mind analog synth in future though.. but it is no in the no 1 in my priority

I have not been on the forum for some time.  I have been busy, I am building my own studio now.

I did this record today... Inspired by Asianova and Ure Thrall.

I am aiming for a more old school vintage sound...quite noise to some perhaps but saturated.

The E-bow guitar is synthetic.

Any type of feedback is appreciated, Thanks.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / clockWOrK Vintage Stepsequencer VST
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:14:17 PM »
Finally a good Vintage sequencer, have any one tried it ???
I thinking of buying it...What make me really interested is that you can control it through Midi CC.
So if you have a good midi interface (behringer have good cheap onces) it is like an hardware sequencer almost...

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