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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:47:22 PM »
I am talking about a symbiotic relationship with the gear and human expression.  The essence "the sound" is created in electronic music in most cases by oscillators which then goes thru filters thru a longer signal chain.  The pure sound output is created by the electronics, the arist control the electronics to make it sound like he want...   The electronic is creating the "substance" while the human interacting with the electronics is creating the form... different  oscillators  and filters will produce a different substance and create a different essence.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:05:19 AM »

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda A6 FS
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:09:12 AM »
does the A6 have any kind of unofficial software editor controlled with midi? from what I have heard
it is kind of pain in the ass to program

Yes as we all know it's much easier to program a synth that has something like 70 knobs and just as many buttons with a large LCD screen on a computer with only a mouse.   ;D ;)

If the interview have better overview, less sub menus and less multi function buttons etc a software interface to get a good overview would be desirable for sure..  That small LCD display you probably need big glasses to see the text.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda A6 FS
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:07:34 AM »
does the A6 have any kind of unofficial software editor controlled with midi? from what I have heard
it is kind of pain in the ass to program

Yes as we all know it's much easier to program a synth that has something like 70 knobs and just as many buttons with a large LCD screen on a computer with only a mouse.   ;D ;)

Hahahaha

Oh yes indeed, those 70 knobs are just a pain in the ass….the designer of the A6 is obviously a complete idiot  ;D

But thanks god there is at last an "official hope" for Ekstasis to cope with this huge hardware problem:

www.midiquest.com

You can never have too many knobs, it is good for real time modulation expressions. But to program the Andromeda is painful as far as I know, to many multi function button and sub menus, to have a software interface to get a better overview would had been desireable.

The designer of the A6 was obviously not a complete idiot since he have manage to create one of the most unique sounding synth ever...but it has its compromises for sure.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: TIDAL - Lossless audio streaming service
« on: September 10, 2014, 03:32:51 PM »
I like lossless, but I refuse to play the music through the web browser I want to use my sound player ulilith. I have tried most of them this player is without doubt the bets sonic sound quality I refuse to listen to music in any other way. Lossless is really only "lossless" for me with ulilith..

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda A6 FS
« on: September 10, 2014, 02:30:24 PM »
does the A6 have any kind of unofficial software editor controlled with midi? from what I have heard
it is kind of pain in the ass to program.. but yeah...very distinctive sound..something I can't do with software synths for sure... I need enormous amount of processing to get similar character...

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:49:22 PM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:27:56 PM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:40:19 AM »

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:23:49 PM »

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I am surprised how much I did agree with Sam.  Has he shifted opinions?  I am remembering being more old school and conservativ.  Anyway to my surprise i agree with him,  I did already raise the merchandise question recently in an other thread,  it is a good way to gain some money if you do Some nice merchandise with nice design and print.  I would love more ambient shirts.

I own the Steve roach  a deeper silence the shir,  it was  nice but it  starting to become washed out now

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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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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 »


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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