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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 ?


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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.

http://www.dangerousmusic.com/products/compressor


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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 it...it 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.

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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

Fringe
Dexter
Breaking bad
Continuum
Terra Nova
Stargate (all series)

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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..

http://www.nickparkin.com/discography.htm
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Nick+Parkin

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

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You can download it here

http://atwatersedge.fm/steve-roach-live-this-week/



Also some pics from the concert

http://thevortexdome.com/steveroach-audriphillips-gallery/

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

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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. 

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



https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/scenes-from-a-train/id641509875

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...

http://www.oilandwaterfilm.com/

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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.




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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

http://shop.db-professional.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/d8acdd9f4136c319c1f24beb83f82d67/h/g/hg3_pair_whitebg_with_reflection_cmyk_v02.jpg

Monitor Controller
Dangerous Audio Source
http://www.funkyjunk.fr/images/Dangerous%20Music_Source.jpg

Converter/interface
Lynx Aurora
http://www.musicalstore.net/images/B_LYNX_aurora16.jpg


AES PCIe card
RME HDSPe AES 32
http://www.rme-audio.de/images/products/products_hdspe_aes_3b.jpg

Effect Processor
Eventide H8000FW (it has been paid will be received next week)
http://www.sonux.it/shop/images/EVENTIDE-H8000FW.jpg

Working Desk
Zaor Idesk19 (the racks in the pictures is not mine)
https://www.session.de/out/pictures/master/product/1/Zaor-Idesk-19-Zoll-weiss-glaezend.jpg

Monitor stands
Towersonic TS 2 c TB (custom made for my HG3s)
http://i.imgur.com/MgL8V.jpg

Kemper AMP for guitars and bass
http://www.kemper-amps.com/_media/News/Kemper%20Profiler%20Rack.jpg

Only the highest quality cables in the world in my studio, imported from US to get the original cables.
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn317/markpoll/mogamiLogo.jpg

My custom made guitar
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.457637924289261.104982.173876595998730&type=1

Headphones
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

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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.

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/mph8lye7x2/Ambient_31_Tapemix_Casette_Tape_mix_FINAL_.mp3

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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...




http://music.service-1.de/html/clockwork_stepsequencer_vst.html

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I can really recommend this album, a mix between Berlin School And Dark Ambient.

The album is nearly 5 hours long, and you can download for free from his Last.fm page.

http://www.last.fm/music/Jim+Kirkwood/Morningstar-Part1+Revelations+of+the+Fallen

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Headphones ?
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:56:50 AM »
What Headphones do you find the best for Ambient music ???

I am getting more and more interested in the Sennheiser HD 650..also AKG k701/k702 is of interest..

I have after some time realized that my headphones Beyerdynamics DT880 PRO are not good for all kinds of music...
I am very satisfied with it for other music..but for ambient..the mid range sound to "distant" and no focused enough.

To my big surprise...I do sometimes prefer the sound of my old AKG 240Studio headphones when listening to steve roach...atleast his non-percussive music. The AKGs sounds more soft/silky/wet/fresh/thin or how to describe it, but still very good clarity in the mid range.... The DT880 sounds more analogue and fat to me... which I really like in most cases especially for rock music with drums and distortion guitars...
However..for ambient music these headphones might not be the most "musical" ...
Of course...I have no idea how a more expensive high-end amplifier would affect the sound...
But the one I have is..still quite good..but it is no high-end..



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Flutes...
« on: May 31, 2009, 06:48:35 PM »
To begin with...I know absolutely nothing about flutes...

Yeah I know Robert Rich use some kind of home made PVC flute ?
But I was wondering...is there anything similar that I can buy ?
And what are the type called ?

And is does he use more then one flute ?
The one on Somnium and the one on Electric Atlas Dei sound quite different.

I think about buying one or two...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Oöphoi
« on: April 11, 2009, 04:04:15 PM »
Seems like Oöphoi has slowed down his release flow quite a bit...and his label "Umbra" has been pretty much dead since 2008.
I hope he has not lost his inspiration and artistic glow.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / How to create the Illusion...
« on: April 10, 2009, 03:48:35 PM »
How to create the illusion of always "falling" endlessly with sound ?
You feel weightless...
Some Ambience have this drifting/falling feel (in an metaphysical sense).

I wonder how to create this illusion with sound ?
I know Pitch/Reverb is important maybe "stretching" as well.....but I would like to know more in depth if possible.

Well if some one could demonstrate the technique...

With a simple piano hit or something...and massive reverb...

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Robert Rich - Live Archive
« on: March 31, 2009, 01:05:07 PM »
Has been released in 7 volumes.

Samples can be heard here
http://www.musiczeit.com/directory.php?artist=83&title=Robert+Rich

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Everything and Nothing / Zeitgeist: Addendum
« on: March 19, 2009, 07:24:41 PM »
You all should really see this documentary, especially now in the times of global financial crisis...
Watch this documentary and open your eyes...and realize...what a corrupt world we live in...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912

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