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I love part 1. The composition and the quality is just mind blowing. Congrats.

Thanks a lot man! yes I tried to make some more high quality and less vintage/lo fi for a change..

Part 2 link has been temporary deleted since I uploaded wrong mix.

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the results of 3 days of tweaking.. and frustrations, I had many reaper crashes.. I am in a deep need of more cpu power I am always on the limit.
I have started to spend more time with recording music lately.. I hope it is not temporary.. but when my DAW and plugins crash all the time you really have to fight to keep the will to record music, but I will try to be better to do more channels cause reaper handels mulit thread performence better then I tend to use 7-8 synths on one track


http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/73v4jmnbvx/ambient_33_part_1.flac  Part 1 is lush and vast with and atmospheric and high quality sound.

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/zj1snuxm9c/ambient_33_part2.flac
 Part 2 is based on Part 1 harmonies but with 70s vintage sound, overdriven tubes and analogue gear



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well there is different religions there is people who believe in external/physical gear, but there is also another religion and this unlimited belief in this "magic box" ,  and with this "magic box" you can basically create anything you can imagine , it is basically your own imagination that set the limit of what this "magic box" can do.
 



That and cracked plugins, it's so easy to recommend software...........


Also... there is so many software plugin that claim to sound like a hardware unit when they in reality sound like night and day, they basically use it as "propaganda" to sell an "illusion " that if you "buy" this software you will sound exactly like that hardware all in "the box" and only for for 20 dollars.  Me growing up  readying studio magazines I did read this all the time,  I thought why pay 2000 dollars when I can pay 20 dollars and sound the same, there is an whole generation who have never tried external gear to use as "reference"  but only been using "in the box" tools.
So a lot of people live in the illusion when using for instance an SEM V - Arturia synth, that it sound like the real thing when in reality they do not have anything in common in reality, Arturia  is a good example,  they use trademarks like "moog" to sell illusions to people.  There is an ocean of plugins that is using trademarks of hardware units to sell as plugin..

There is of course good examples of good plugins also..but in almost all cases the hardware version have a slight edge if not a very big edge.. I use plugins, when they sound good  I have nothing against to use them.
 

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well there is different religions there is people who believe in external/physical gear, but there is also another religion and this unlimited belief in this "magic box" ,  and with this "magic box" you can basically create anything you can imagine , it is basically your own imagination that set the limit of what this "magic box" can do.  I was a believer of this religion before, since I thought external gear was pretty much obsolete, also the progression was so fast in the Computer world.   I think there is a big majority of people who live in this illusion all you need is really this magic box to realize your imagination.. Well I am hear to tell you, that no the Magic box AKA PC/MAC can't create anything you imagine, there is "things"  and musical languages and colours that this magic box can't really replicate, there for the need for external gear does still exist.  in theory the this "magic box" should be able to create anything, but this is in a future probably beyond our time (considering how slow Intel is progressing these days).


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if it is any genre that gear MATTER it is ambient, since all it is about is ear candy,  How can you make a lexicon reverb sound like an Eventide reverb or a lexicon like a sony reverb..  I wish you good luck to find people with the Master skills..  I am not saying you cant make music certain musical colors you need the right gear to represent.. I can hear what gear is being used when I listen to ambient in some cases..since I recognize with the gear I have used...all gear have their own musical language and color

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The tracks here, have in fact that annoying low frequency sound, if you want to connect on skype I can show you. I don't think that sound is musical at all and in fact it sound like a defect. Most comments here seem biased with all due respect.

Just to be clear I like Steve Roach, but I don't understand that decision.

All I can say I have noticed a big shift and change in sound (quality) after his studio change..
Big changes in his signal chain I have think was done then..maybe an ohter mixing board..defiantly using another reverb now and it is not the PCM 91 anymore..which I prefer to whatever reverb he is using now..
the different reverb gives a totally other sound character and I just like.

Would love to hear how his music sound in his studio, if we are hearing the same thing,
Not sure what speakers he is using..  But It is easy to become "home blind" in your own studio..
It probably sound better in his studio for sure...with his gear and speakers and all.. But I have been listening to hi for along time so the shift in sound quality according to me is not progressing anymore...

I just noticed a lot darker character in the latest year and a lot more bass and midrange the high frequencies  is now very low.  Compare albums like atmospheric conditions with Dynamic stillness... The atmopheric conditions album have the PCM 91 for sure.. I think after been using it for so many years he felt forced to experiment and try some other less good reverb...the one he is using sound a lot more dry and darker..I do not like it as much as older albums..

Anyway His new album Delicate forever is a step in right direction one of his best in the later years for sure.

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Pretty good textures.

Thank you sir

me and a friend
Have a post rock projekt so I try to record
Some ideas

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http://smg.photobucket.com/user/lnerell/media/Steve%20Roach/PICT0017.jpg.html

to mix bass on these speakers are probably not a good idea..I hope that it is not his mixing monitors..

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:35:11 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQ1NWPb2Ro

some great post rock from japan!

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If steve roach relased shirts for every album I would probably be more likely to buy the shirt then the actual cd.

...because the music are on torrent places for free anyway?

or free on spotify ?

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I spend more money on merchandise then actual music, I wish more artists had more clothes to sell.

Yes I like to get some merchandise too, cue Mike for Hypnos t-shirts? :)

yes, I do not know why not more artists do it.  Would love some ambient shirts too...with nice print.
My favorite is when the print does cover the whole front and backside of the shirts...especially if it is nice quality..there is a huge difference in print quality.. the best quality I have seen was the Neurosis - The sun that never set  hood.. very special quality on the print...

If steve roach relased shirts for every album I would probably be more likely to buy the shirt then the actual cd. A full size shirt print of the Robert Rich Somnium cover would be very nice..

a lot of steve roach covers are really nice..would love to have them as shirt..

I know these days there are many good service to print your own shirts too for a quite reasonble price you just send them the picture and design your shirt yourself..the problem is there is so many I have never found out which is best...  and have best quality I know the difference is big...if any one have done the reserach let me know.. if the qualit is good and the print will look good even after 5 years I will invest a lot of money to print my own shirts for sure..and design them myself

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I spend more money on merchandise then actual music, I wish more artists had more clothes to sell. 

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I did this recording many months ago, I was quite satisfied with it, but not not really "that" good" or the best I have done , anyway I did listen to it in headphones this night and I realize I really like it, it made me drift away  so I thought why not just share it instead of letting it be on my HDD for myself forever ?,  did sound good with my DT1350 the sharp treble It sound a lot better in my headphones then what I remember in my speakers... I did want a more old school sound, it actually sounds like it coming out from a old vinyl player this was my intent. As always all improvised no after editing.
The sharp vinyl sound was created with one of a kind EQ an old analogue EQ from the 60s  which really is one of my favourite weapons right now..


http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/tscg8128ee/Ambient_32.mp3

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I had to remove the mp3 and replace it with flac, I did experience a big difference in sound between mp3 and wav/flac for this specific track.

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Some calm and relaxed guitar..and not much idea where I was going when I recorded it.


http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/ey25h59yv4/postrock2014_03.flac

Kemper amp/Eventide H8000fw

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I think Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces is slightly overrated. The first disc isn't that great IMO, though everything else does compensate. I still enjoy it but there are plenty of other Steve Roach albums I enjoy more.

For me it is the Favorited album.. 110% perfection..it is his deepest and mesmerizing album.. steve roach at his peak imo

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Ok let us know if it's really a gold corn like you said.


Well for its price it should sound really good
Some reviews here http://www.head-fi.org/products/epiphany-acoustics-ehp-o2   http://www.head-fi.org/products/jds-labs-assembled-objective2-headphone-amplifier
For the DAC part you can read this reviews http://www.head-fi.org/products/jds-labs-odac/reviews/11320

it is a quite strange story behind this dac/amp, anyway to make clear the  Epiphany Acoustics amp/dac is identical to the JDS models inside, the only difference is the outside... the O2 and ODAC was a huge open source project which a lot of people where involved with on the forums for many years...the creator of it NwAvGuy, has been totally silent for many years..no one knows why.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/nwavguy-the-audio-genius-who-vanished

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/nwavguytroll-or-hero-1

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I agree.. it has become little bit too minimalistic the last years...  Immersion volume 1,2,3  (esceially 3) and also after light was good minimalistic releases, but it seem have been stuck in this expression now since then more or less..i miss the more dynamic releases too..  Also I think he have in the last years in terms of drones been going for a more raw vintage sound..not as mordern anymore.. less wet reverb more oberheim dry.  I hope steve roach start releasing a bigger number of relases every year, maybe some of the albums will be good I know I will not like all of his..

Also this "gltichy" delay effects he have used since Destination Beyond feels like they have become little bit old now..I do not like them,

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