I have only seen the trailer..but I am pretty sure it is very good..
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drone on... I can answer the Vir Unis question as he's an old friend (since teens). He's semi-active on Facebook - and is about to release The Book of Mutations 2 after a long break from releasing ambient.
Posted Oct 22 by John / Vir: "This a 20+ minute preview of an upcoming Vir Unis album on AtmoWorks. I plan to work with some very talented and creative musicians on this throughout this Autumn and Winter. It's s continuation of Book of Mutations, which can be purchased at store.atmoworks.com "
Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/johnstrate-hootman/book-of-mutations-pt-2-preview
24 bit is definitely no placebo effect.. It is always frustrating to have to down sample to 16 bit.. When you hear such drastic difference.. But it does also matter what music.. But especially with ambient music I hear a difference.. If I buy an digital flac album I would easily choose the 24 bit if there was a choice.
Many blind tests regarding 16 vs 24 bit have proved that peopled can´t hear a difference. In any case, when it comes to CD anything has to go down to 16 bit anyway. To hear a difference especially (!) in ambient music is a huge myth for me. When it come to classical music with a lot (!) of dynamics there is a reason for this higher bit/sample rate rate, but when when it comes to Ambient I don´t know any music in this genre using the full dynamic making it worth at all to for the additional headroom nor a higher sampling rate.
Are people really be able to hear a difference between 192kbit and 320kbit mp3?
But OK, it´s usual that those believers feel better if they can say they feel have the tools or special gear (the price for the additional investment in those cases needs an explanation too) or rendering options. I´m pretty sure, if I would offer 2 unnamed files for a blind testing concerning this issue, those people would avoid to be part of that test.
I am really impressed by what Antelope are doing lately. I still think the overall most impressive piece in thier line right now is the zen studio. It's just a killer forward thinking complete package.
As such I can't wait to check out the new devices they announced at AES
on ebay - £92 inc P+P.
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@Pete: I´m really sorry that the usual suspects once more destroy a thread because they can´t cope with an opinion I´ve shared! (but OK we know this already)Quote from: Ekstasis
...music which is essence is produced by the gear itself
I have read a lot of opinions in my life, but that is definitely one for my top 3!
You need to read again, In your hurry you did maybe miss that the point was made towards "electronic music" and abstract sound worlds to be exakt, and not more "melody oriented" music where music is produced more by humans the electronic equipment. So what are you are saying here in "electronic" music the music is not created by electronic equipment ? I had no idea you can create electronic music without electricity or electronic equipment.. maybe I have missed something ?
In ambient music the reverb processor is what is creating a lot of the essence, I should not need to really tell you such fundamental things.
But I know for sure that with your ableton live and your magic toolbox you can create any reverb processors sound with one click no reason for gear.