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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 27, 2016, 05:07:01 PM »
http://i.imgur.com/7p6C1wc.jpg

This is my current studio. Which is not finished, as when I get more money  will build more into it.
I plan to buy a 40 inch computer monitor and put it on wall..
Phillips have a good 4K screen

Equipment so far is:

Trident HG3 speakers
Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA converter
Eventide H8000FW for effects
Kemper amp for guitar

Besides a new computer monitor
I want to buy a new midi controller since I sold mine when I thought the behringer
motör was going to be released (it has been delayed for like 2 years now).
A good hardware compressor.

Some room treatment also.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 27, 2016, 05:02:05 PM »
I missed the E Touche', sorry I can't see everything.

The OB-6 was very good, it does kind of remind me of the old OBX/8 synths of yesterday. It's probably what the Matrix 6 should have been. The filter is the classic 12db multimode variable filter from the SEM. Distortion and overdrive where removed because Tom didn't want that, classic Oberheims didn't generally do that anyway. Other then that it's basically the Prophet 6 with Oberheim graphics. I prefer the OB-6 over the Prophet 6 but either are pretty good.

I also tried the Arturia MatrixBrute and wasn't all that thrilled by it. First off I assumed it was polyphonic, its not. Second, the filters don't sound that great. Lastly it's mostly made of plastic and kind of looks cheap to me. I didn't try the matrix routing because after messing with the filter I just felt let down by it, so I just walked away. Maybe I would change my mind if I had it for more then a couple of minutes.

The surprise of NAMM for me was the  reintroduction of the Gizmotron. Something that Godley & Creme of 10cc fame made back in the 1970s. It never worked that well and kind of disappeared becoming almost mythic. Well the patents have long lapsed and then some guys in New Jersey bought the name of the company and started redesigning it from the ground up. It now works and is for sale, it should be out in a few months.

For modular eurorack freeks Intellijel was showing off a new module called The Rainmaker. Its an effect device for your modular that gives you lots of control. Robert Rich said it was like someone had taken an Eventide H3000 and had exploded out to use in your modular. They also had some really cool compact metal cases for your eurorack stuff. Small enough to take on a plane and they look well built. You can also stack them with some extra extenders.

I'll post more later with some pics I took.

I agree about the Matrixbrute, from what I heard on youtube it sounded no better then their software stuff...
it seem to be very flexible, but sound and quality seem to be very secondary. For me Aturua is a big loser company who never really released any good product just wanna be crap products but have never really succeeded with anything, it is a rip off company , they use other products trademark to sell their own but the prodcuts they try to copy sound totally different, and all the ir software sounds very similar too.. I think they share most of the "under the hood" stuff...If it sell we will see  the lay out is kind of nice though could be used as a good midi controller if not.
With that said..intersting move by the company...this is their first effort but maybe they will improve in future..and release anything good..
But I really need they company need to get rid of all personnel to get some new blood into that company...their vision is there..and the passion for analogue classics..

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:39:02 PM »
(using fake digital oscillators was a big mistake by him on Prophet 12

Nothing fake there, they are real digital oscillators in the Prophet 12.  ;D  Digital oscillators or not the P12 is a great synth, I'm really glad I have one.

My only question mark with the OB 6 is, dave mention "digital effects" then my question is can the digital section be bypassed totally to get a true analogue output ?

Yes you can bypass the digital effects.

New Oberheim Eurorack and sequencer is also a welcome addition. The sequencer looks cool and advanced.

Here's a picture I took:



I really want a gizmotron. looks fun..

I took a couple of photos of the gizmotron, here's Robert Rich giving it a try, attempting to play a normal guitar like a lap guitar:



Here's a close up of the thing:



Another things of interest. Dave Rossum from Emu has started making some eurorack modules. He's redoing an updated LP filter, but the one that is catching everyone's eye is the module which contains the filters from the Morpheus. They all look cool, I want  :)



sounds good that you can bypass the digital stuff totally, I would not trust and internal converter to to have enough respect for the superior analogue sound.

That sequencer looks so good, it would looks so good in my spaceship cockpit here at home :)
Not sure if I posted a pic here or not anyway this is how my "studio" looks like now it is still in progress but
I have no cash right now to finish it (to buy a new midi controller is first priority so I can record electronic stuff again)


http://i.imgur.com/7p6C1wc.jpg

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:33:29 PM »
(using fake digital oscillators was a big mistake by him on Prophet 12  IMO if he would use hybrid digital and analogue oscillators) Using digital oscillators instead of

What exactly is a 'fake' oscillator?   Is that a filter pretending to be an oscillator?  I'm curious... 8)

A fake oscillator is a digital oscillator :P

If you feed the synth and analog filter etc with "poop" you can expect poop coomming out in the other end to so to speak :P

Comparing it  with new vs old strings I think is really the perfect  description of the difference, atleast a guitarist would know the difference.
There is a reason why should try to change strings every 14 days.

I think Dave smiths recent offerings is a tragic since ever one is complaining how thin it sounds it it is not a at all like prophet 5, and the reason is of course
the digital OSCs. All because he wanted to have digital effects and some fm ? it would had been amazing if he would had both analogue and digital OSC and it would had been the ultimate synth that eery one had been waiting for, instead you get a synth with digital OSC that sounds very close to software synths.


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Listened to this on my Sennheiser HD800...sounds beautiful..... its very good. Post more!

Thanks a lot I can try to do that

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I know you're into high end audio... but I listened to these on my iPad speakers and really enjoyed them.  ;)

Thanks a lot

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 25, 2016, 07:41:16 PM »
without any competition OB-6 is the best product of NAMM 2016.
I really really want one, but if you think it is expensive in the states it will be a lot more expensive in sweden.
I think it will so superior to all other synths released in the recent years including dave smiths earlier efforts.
(using fake digital oscillators was a big mistake by him on Prophet 12  IMO if he would use hybrid digital and analogue oscillators) Using digital oscillators instead of analogue I would compare it a lot to using an old guitar string versus  a new one, an old guitar strings sounds dead have no complex harmonics etc, while a new one have, but it demands a lot of processing power to create these complex harmonics which there for not there with digital oscillators)

I think this new OB 6 will influence hopefully others to release the same cause they will see ob 6 will sell like butter and it is what the maket have wanted.

My only question mark with the OB 6 is, dave mention "digital effects" then my question is can the digital section be bypassed totally to get a true analogue output ?  I do not want an internal AD converter to destroy the analogue sound I leave that to my external converters in that case. Otherwise very impressed...I am pretty sure we will hear this on some new steve roach albums in future I can imagine it must be a real Christmas eve for steve lol since his oberheims is his 3rd brain half.

the second product I really like is the E Touche,  it can be very good for people like us who do this kind of music, the biggest problem is that it looks very ugly..it looks too home made, but in a bad way..but I am sure it feels nice for the hand..to touch it..with a differnet colour and a more polished surface it could look better..otherwise a very good ideas.. I wonder..why there is not much more prouducts like that..

New Oberheim Eurorack and sequencer is also a welcome addition. The sequencer looks cool and advanced.

M-Audio CTRL49  seem to be a good midi controller with vip 2.0 software (which is for me a must have for a midi controller)
Alesis VX49 seem to be a good midi controller as well, unsure how well these compare with the AKAI advance controller.

Apogee Symphony II is probably interesting for some people.

Antelope released a few products 1 clock and the orion studio. 

Waldorf KB37 is an intersting concept.

gizmotron

I really want a gizmotron. looks fun..

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Now Playing / Re: Two ambient guitar recording of me
« on: January 06, 2016, 05:24:57 PM »
The texture of the ambient guitar piece is interesting, but harmonically it is a bit minor-key static and would sound better if it modulated somewhere to a different key or scale.

The Last Human on Earth has some interesting effects and timbres, but is far too static for me.  I would modulate out of the repeating 4-bar minor chord figure after about the first two minutes.  The transition at the 8 minute mark is abrupt and sounds like crude edit into another piece.

Forrest

Thanks, I am glad you find parts of interesting.
2 minutes well my music is not that radio friendly, it is meant mostly to take my introspective mind on trips   when I lay in bed ultimately, in that state of mind 2 minutes fly away fast.

The transpiration at 8 minute is just another piece y, this just idea for my upcoming album I want to try different ideas and see what gets stuck with me more long term.

 Just so you know it is not complete tracks it is just improvisations by me, trying out ideas for my future music, I am trying to find some kind of introspective essence and experimenting to try to make something unique too me, and something that fills a void and purpose for my existence personally.

music will be a mix between ambient and post rock and psychedelic doom , it will consist of mostly clean guitar with a lot effects , but it will burst in to harder territory if needed too, I am not scared of going into metal territory  but the biggest part of it will be most laid back.
Mostly slow and mid tempo drums, it all will sound mostly very laid back, very slow and big sounding drums. I am primary a guitarist I find it very hard to make all instruments my own, especially programming drums but I will be forced to take up at that again.. if I am going to do any concrete songs.

Anyways for listening thanks for feedback
 

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Now Playing / Re: Two ambient guitar recording of me
« on: January 06, 2016, 05:05:30 PM »
I liked 'ambient_guitar' - the playing and the FX. It was nicely ethereal / melancholic. I have to say though I wouldn't have said the FX were remarkable, I'm sure Valhalla's Ubermod could create some similiar textures.

I was less keen on the pitch shifted sound of 'the_last_human_on_earth', as it's a sound that we hear a fair bit in the world of ambient.


Hello thanks for feedback, regarding the first ambient guitar, I can agree that the sound is nothing particular mostly because the reason I used a lot of wet signal so you do not hear the transparency, but it has a good mood.  For this song and lack of transparency ubermod could create something similar.

The pitchshifted effect is in real time, I only have two hands, so when I play guitar it does really help to have a synth like sound to play with when I improvise, with some after processing I am sure I could make it sound more "finished" and and more "diverse" , so it is a good "skeleton" work with

the second song is actually not pure ambient it is the skeltons for a project of mine which will include drums and bass instrumentation too, but because of the big amount of mesmeizing reverb it is still very much in ambient territory


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Alternate title:  "Three Old Men".  ;D

Well the artwork is maybe not the best in world history. but it is just a b side release.
Jokes a side I think this album contains some good material but it is mostly brokehius drumming that destroys a lot of tracks I think that is one of the main reason why many of the songs have been ditched before

I think these tracks on the release is really strong.

Wolfsburg Rehearsel


Transfer

Another Mysterious Concert Tape - Chapter One

Devil´s Run

Die goie oude tijd

The Beginning (Der Laborant Remix)

It Is Night Over Bordeaux

Orange (Sunset Mix)


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Now Playing / Two ambient guitar recording of me
« on: January 05, 2016, 08:12:55 PM »
I have recorded this two guitar ambient recordings with my GNG guitar and Eventide H8000fw and an Antelope Eclipse clock.
There is no overdubs or anything all is in real time the only source here is guitar, the synth pad effect is the pitch shifting of the Eventide.

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/13kuntkkg4/ambient_guitar.mp3

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/5eyarokj1g/the_last_human_on_earth.mp3


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Me Playing guitar with my Eventide H8000FW

Download here: http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/5eyarokj1g/the_last_human_on_earth.mp3
(All is 100% eventide no other things are added all is done in real time using Processor B for the pitchshifting stuff (which sounds a lot like pads)
the Eventide h8000fw Cost me a lot of money (it is a lot more affordable in the states. But it is still without any doubt the best buy I have made in my life.  The satisfaction can't really be put in world and unfolds new dimensions to my music.

EDIT: I add one more Download here  http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/13kuntkkg4/ambient_guitar.mp3

I am very impressive by the reverbs and delays and pitchshifting and chorus.
I will keep this unit for a very long time.




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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 14, 2015, 11:38:22 AM »
You just admitted the tapes were given to Tomas!  Then what's the argument?

I suppose then Dennis Knopper of Databloem is evil too for remastering the Oophoi catalog with new artwork and "making money off a dead man"??

I don't see anyone criticizing him.  Why are you so angry and obsessed about this topic?  I can't figure it out.  I said the same to you in our private messages.

You must really don't give a fuck about Klaus Wiese, it is not remastering it is remixed since the difference is to big, new art work for no reason, the new artwork have a totally different atmosphere.
And this Sanjay is made up person, to person who care about Klaus Wiese it makes you boil inside when you read their label information and the story of this sanjay that does not exist, do you really think this is a respectful way to treat Klaus ?
This does prove that the owners of this label does not give the slighest about klaus and to honor him in a respectful way, all they want is to get away from their responsibility and legal rights to release the material.

As I did mention, when Klaus was alive there was only 2 people who had access to the orginal DAT tapes that Klaus left behind, in other words Klaus has more or less give Permission for this source to use this material. Thomas got access to the DAT tapes
because he and the source did work together and was on the same label at the time, now they have gone seperate ways, while thomas took the DAT tapes with him and now release the stuff. The Source did never give thomas permission to release the remixed versions of the DAT tapes or any dat tapes at all, those where given for private use.

The DAT tapes was given to the source by Klaus himself after over 20 years of friendship.
If some one have permission to release the material non-comercially it should be in.
I suggest archives.org  to use as a plattform this will ensure that the music will still stay up there for generations to come.

Same goes with Mathias Grassow - Himavat (2015 Special Edition), he have no permission to release this cd, grassow have never approved the remixed version either, from what I have heard Thomas released this cd anyway and ignored all emails telling him to not release because he had no permission to do so, this proves once again about Thomas personality here, totally respect-less individual, in this is reflected in both his business method I know a few people on the forum who have been the victim of his business methods (without mention any name), his rude and respect-less personality is also reflected in his constant rude and sarcastic posts.

Wooow! This is now way too much and I can´t stand anymore to be on Hypnos forum if this and similar defamation posts will remain visible.

Who are you to know about all my contracts I have with ANY artist and labels I´ve worked in the past? So finally, where´s your legal proof for all your accusations?

Where is the legal documents and the legal proof of Sanjay Nadeem ?
What is the post address to Sanjay Nadeem so we can send a "label related" inquiry ?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 14, 2015, 10:31:07 AM »
You just admitted the tapes were given to Tomas!  Then what's the argument?

I suppose then Dennis Knopper of Databloem is evil too for remastering the Oophoi catalog with new artwork and "making money off a dead man"??

I don't see anyone criticizing him.  Why are you so angry and obsessed about this topic?  I can't figure it out.  I said the same to you in our private messages.

You must really don't give a fuck about Klaus Wiese, it is not remastering it is remixed since the difference is to big, new art work for no reason, the new artwork have a totally different atmosphere.
And this Sanjay is made up person, to person who care about Klaus Wiese it makes you boil inside when you read their label information and the story of this sanjay that does not exist, do you really think this is a respectful way to treat Klaus ?
This does prove that the owners of this label does not give the slighest about klaus and to honor him in a respectful way, all they want is to get away from their responsibility and legal rights to release the material.

As I did mention, when Klaus was alive there was only 1 person who had access to the orginal DAT tapes that Klaus left behind, in other words Klaus has more or less give Permission for this source to use this material. Thomas got access to the DAT tapes
because he and the source did work together and was on the same label at the time, now they have gone seperate ways, while thomas took the DAT tapes with him and now release the stuff. The Source did never give thomas permission to release the remixed versions of the DAT tapes or any dat tapes at all, those where given for private use.

The DAT tapes was given to the source by Klaus himself after over 20 years of friendship.
If some one have permission to release the material non-comercially it should be in.
I suggest archives.org  to use as a plattform this will ensure that the music will still stay up there for generations to come.

Same goes with Mathias Grassow - Himavat (2015 Special Edition), he have no permission to release this cd, grassow have never approved the remixed version either, from what I have heard Thomas released this cd anyway and ignored all emails telling him to not release because he had no permission to do so, this proves once again about Thomas personality here, totally respect-less individual, in this is reflected in both his business method I know a few people on the forum who have been the victim of his business methods (without mention any name), his rude and respect-less personality is also reflected in his constant rude and sarcastic posts.

EDIT: To clarify the DAT tapes was not given to Thomas by Klaus! but by the second person who had access to the DAT tapes, the person does not want to involved in the discussion so I will not mention any name,

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 13, 2015, 12:46:14 PM »
What is the point of this post ? I don't see what purpose it is serving at all.

If it is character assassination (and I don't know any of the purported 'facts' one way or another), it's pretty serious.
If there is something in what 'Ekstasis' is claiming, why post it on a public forum, anyway ?

I do not care about Thomas, the only thing I care about is to Honor Klaus Wiese and make sure he artistic work does not come in hands in "opportunists" who want to make their own artistic career thru him thru new mastering/remixes of the original albums to new art work.

Coming up with this "sanjay" charchter just to have an "anomouus" stamp on the label and person with final responsibility is disrespectful even so more the made up story of "sanjay and klaus" so called "meetings" in 80s. Shows no respect at all to make a label made of lies.

I have got many Private messages and there is a silent agreement here no one believe this sanjay bullshit, too many things to add up to that conclusion

Klaus deserves batter then this, and right now there is only two people in the world who have the original tapes, they where meant to be in only one hands and it was a mistake to give them to Thomas that is what my source has told me he regret that deeply considering in what disrespectful ways he is using this content now.



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Best DAW for Ambient Music 2015
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:44:41 PM »

The name Garage band give such bad vibes about a audio program they really need to change that :)

Anyway Reaper is probably a better choice...

I dont know....Garage Band or Reaper as in Grim....I'll take my chances with GB  ;D

I have never claimed that Reaper is a good name either. In fact it is kind of terrible but Garage band is worse.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:38:30 PM »
I don't know, guys, this is my final post on this topic.  I will end with this:

Tomas Weiss knew as a friend and  supported Klaus Wiese and his music.  So did Gigi (Oophoi) who sold lots of special KW music not available in shops or elsewhere online.  It's sad a lot of KW music has disappeared from availability now.  I think the accusation "making money from a dead man" is really cynical.  I see it more as a tribute in keeping the music alive.  Unless family members are really protesting selling CDs or there is a legal injunction, I don't see the harm in producing albums the fans will greatly enjoy.  How much money is being made?  Not a lot, I think.  It's all about the music, for me at least.  Sanjay or not, the music should live on.

Well I am not sure if your account have been hacked or whatever, but it does not really go hand in hand with your previous posts.

Regarding "I guess I'm obsessive when it comes to sound quality of CD pressings.  I've spent countless hours on the Steve Hoffman forums, where posters debate the various versions to the point of insanity.  Lately I've noticed how superior the sound is on the early Japan issues.  Case in point is the Pink Floyd material from the early 70s like Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon.  Last night I bought a 1984 japan issue of DSOTM  for $7.95.  It's by far the best I've heard compared to many versions I've heard previously.  I know collectors are big on these.  Anyone know why the Japan quality is seemingly superior?    "

obviously after reading this post of your I understand your sensitivity in the matter when it comes to sound quality.

Some facts I need to remind you off.

1. The ARC releases are remixed versions of the original (compare remixed version with different cd pressing the difference is night and day in that case)
2. They have no permission to release Remixed versions, it is disrespectful to the artist.
3. They have no permission to change artwork from the original it is disrespectful.
4. Shows disrespect to make a label based on lies and write a made up story about klaus and sanjay.

If Thomas and ARC would really like to make a tribute to Klaus they would not modify and remix the albums and do not modify the artwork.
Keep it original to archive his music into the history as it should intended.

ARC label is no tribute to Klaus Wiese,  ARC label is first made of commercial interest. considering the big catalog and the many collectors.
Thomas Want to use dead man's work to make his own "mastering engineer"  career, look on discogs he want to have his name as many albums as possible for his own selfish and egocentric desire, the same is the reason of the new artwork same here, people are trying to do an artistic career thru dead man's artist. Klaus cannot express his opinion regarding the new artworks or the remixed version of the album.

If they really want to make a tribute to Klaus Wiese and to make his music live forever to make it part of musical history without making money on it would be to upload his whole discography to https://archive.org .

https://archive.org/about/

The purpose of this site match the purpose exactly of what we all seem to want, which is to make Klaus music available forever.  The question is
what is needed in legal ways to upload his whole discography to archive.org and what the legal rules are for dead artists and who decide/approve.



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Who is Sanjay Nadeem?
« on: December 05, 2015, 02:44:07 PM »
Both screens above are the same.  This proves nothing.   I checked Discogs and Jesse Harrison is still credited.  Why would you check the Discogs profile right after you posted?  You're saying the label re-did the album's profile based on your forum post?

This seems very paranoid. 

I'm not on anyone's "side" here but if this issue was being tried in a US court the prosecution wouldn't have jack shit for a case.

I wanted to check discogs because of many of the albums there are more information such as albums notes etc..
it turned out they where the same as in your physical copy.

I posted the posted stated regarding "artwork made in india" that this Jesse is not from india he is from Finland but lives in UK.
After I posted the discogs links they took away jesse harrison from "artwork" and put "arc music ltd" as artwork.

They forgot to change back one of them as you see the one on discogs and the screen I posted does not match.

http://www.discogs.com/Klaus-Wiese-Ming-Noir/release/5781815

(I post screen in case they will modify the profile again
http://i.imgur.com/i659jFx.png)

They seem to want to  cover up the fact that the artwork was made by jesse, because the notes says " art work made in india"
Yet I told you all he lives in UK.
That they change the profile right after I made my post with the discogs links to prove my point and that they monitor this thread closely.
All I can say is it is  "suspicious" and "strange"

Well if you one plus 1 one together you realize it all make more sense.

why do they find it so important to write in the notes "covers made in India"
? as you said the covers where not made in india.

"Since we also do this with the Inera label from Ireland, we are happy to announce that we have worked out an agreement with the label managers, Brian (Inera) and Sanjay (Arc), to manufacture the discs for both labels in Ireland. This option improves the logistics of working with both labels, allowing us to efficiently handle disc imports and ensure their availability in our shop."

"el culto exclusively distributes all Inera releases worldwide. As we do the same with the Arc label from India, we have agreed with Brian to manufacture the discs for both labels in Ireland. This option allows us to improve the logistics of working with both labels, allowing us to efficiently handle disc imports and ensure their availability in our shop."

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