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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: show us your field recorders-
« on: July 25, 2009, 08:30:03 PM »
What microphone(s) would you recommend for professional field recordings..with still an low budget in mind ???
From what I know...such microphone are usually very expensive...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Unwanted resonance
« on: July 13, 2009, 10:02:20 PM »
Not sure how many software reverbs you have tried, but I was not very impressed by R66, it sounds very metallic...this might desirable though....

Try an better reverb like Ariesverb, it will smear the sound smoothly around a bigger frequency spectrum which will help to avoid resonance artifacts.
I think this reverb will fit better to the music you are doing. Also Aether is worth and try...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Unwanted resonance
« on: July 10, 2009, 02:29:55 PM »
Not sure what reverb you use, but an simple solution would be to buy an better reverb...
these will probably create less resonance...

There should also be resonances filters... use google...

try this...
This gives atleast better "spectral balance" in the mix.

But I am very sure there is better tools specially designed to avoid resonances...well..I hope some one else know anyone..cause I would be interested too...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 30, 2009, 09:16:16 AM »
Maybe you could keep me informed of when and where I can listen to it ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 28, 2009, 06:26:06 PM »
Latency is totally dependent upon your sound card and doesn't really have anything to do specifically with a Lexicon or any other external reverb.

Alright good to know..that Lexicon is zero latency processing...good to know...I guess it will be no problem then...thanks

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 25, 2009, 08:39:13 PM »
This question is towards the people who experience with the Lexicon reverbs. How much latency could you expect if you use a PCM91 for all reverb processing, I assume Spdif is the best interface to use...
Why I am wondering is cause I use mainly soft synths..which need low latency... I got 3ms at the moment...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Headphones ?
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:30:43 PM »
I think I might have had some phase problems, since I did change electric socket for the headphones power supply it did sound better...I read on it some forum that you should use the same -electric socket for your soundcard and headphone amplifier...I have done no A/B test yet, so hopefully it is not just an illusion.

However the AKG 240studio have still and my crystalline sound..while the DT880 sound more layred and dynamic...maybe little more "dry"
But it really depends on what type of production...ambient can sound little bit dry sometimes..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Headphones ?
« on: June 21, 2009, 12:47:49 PM »
What Headphones do you find the best for Ambient music ???

I am getting more and more interested in the Sennheiser HD 650..

Hey, Jason. I'm a Sennie fan, and have a pair of HD-580s - very much like the flagship HD-650, but considerably cheaper (ok, they look cheaper, but they sound ascloseasthis, and are around $150 less). Now discontinued, but would recommend you try and hunt down a pair.


Thanks yeah it is probably better value for the money..but I will not compromise in this...since music is my is important to have good sound...
From what I have seen on other forums it is HD650...that seem to be the best alterntive....

I still keep my DT880 PRO for use for mixing.. or other styles of music...

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..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: June 17, 2009, 10:32:43 PM »
I've been so busy in my life I've barely even started to digest "Dynamic Stillness."  May hold off on purchasing for a bit.

Me either I have been waiting...

I did receive my new soundcard once for all somedays I will do my first deep liten in bed
tomorrow..and we will see how the soundworlds will transform me..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: June 15, 2009, 09:09:09 AM »
Two more albums are announced...

"Currently in creation mode, some new releases are underway — Immersion: Four, Destination Beyond, and announcing a third new release, Afterlight. Afterlight was created in the post-resonate space of the double-CD Dynamic Stillness, and could easily be considered the third disc to this work. These three new releases will arrive in a few months.

Along with the individual releases, a special box set will be offered for the first 500 copies. This high quality box was crafted in Germany�with special artwork, and�each will be signed and numbered�by�Steve."

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 14, 2009, 02:50:49 PM »
Sorry to disappoint you, but like I said I am pretty swamped right now, I have barely had any time to play with the unit myself. I have clients and gigs booked solid for the next 3 weeks, and that includes weekends. I am usually pretty fried by the end of sessions which are usually 10hrs per day on average, so the last thing I wanna do is stick around the studio. When I have time and my work load thins I will see what I can do.


It is ok Paul, no panic. I can wait a couple of weeks or even longer. I am just psyched to hear the samples and hear what they can do.
You did seem very psyched about the H8000FW forward to hear it :)
I am sure after I have heard your samples I will want the H8000FW even more.

If you could demonstrate the difference between the Lexicon PCM96 reverbs and h8000FW it would be very we can "hear" what you are talking about...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 12, 2009, 08:23:37 PM »
It is weekend now!
I hope you have some time to create some samples for us! :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 09, 2009, 07:30:04 PM »
I am thinking a simple piano strike works well just to see how the verb responds...

Yes let us know when you have something to show us!

A piano I think could be great since it has dynamically rich and has many long as it is an acoustic piano that is...and not an electronic...

An simple "Saw" I guess would be good hear how it works with electronic sounds..

Looking forward to send the samples to my friends who think I am crazy that I am will buy such expensive reverb....
But..when they hear these samples they will hopefully understand why.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 08, 2009, 12:26:19 PM »
ok Man, just don't let us wait too long hehe. I understand it will take some time to get used to the if you post a sample...we understand that it does need to be perfect...
after all it is only the algorithms we want to hear...going through the presets one by one etc...would be interesting for sure hehe...makes my mouth just water thinking about it...

If you make samples of the reverbs...I am not sure what kind of source sound would be the best to demonstrate the the reverb...maybe you do ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 08, 2009, 12:10:31 PM »
Spent yesterday just playing and getting familiar with the H8000FW, and there are some truly awe inspiring things this unit can do...its kind of like Willy Wonkas Chocalate factory...if you can dream it and imagine it you can probably build it.

Anyway after digging into the verbs more they are cool but in a very different way as I mentioned than most lexicon boxes. I would use the word aggressive, kind of harder edged, more metalic, but still equally cool.

Think of Lexicon as a good Cabernet and the Eventide as a good crisp chilled summer Chardonnay.


It would be A DREAM if you could make some samples for us playing around with the unit(s), it would be very interesting to hear what it can do, remember I have only heard the samples on the eventide site, and that samples are not the best...And considering I might pay a lot of money for it..I would like to hear more of it first.....So I am very interested to hear what it can do in if you have the time please record do not need to be a masterpiece or something...just some improvisation so we can hear how it sounds hehe...

Dry and wet comparison would be also useful.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Loren Nerell's upcoming..
« on: June 07, 2009, 02:52:22 PM »
Wonderful news, about time that our dear friend Loren put out some new music :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Oophoi Disc
« on: June 07, 2009, 02:49:37 PM »
I have never really understood the art of glitch seems like every ambient music that involve glitch regarded a masterpiece....All "mordern" ambient genre...have glitch sounds...
Too me it seems like a waste of time to cut and paste "glitches" there is absolutely no emotion in is only cut and paste of digital jitter/noise... of course..there is good and bad examples....
There is a few artists that use glitch in an artistic way...Like Keith Berry ...

Anyway like a huge Opphoi (or is it Oöpphoi?) fan...this is without doubt one of the high lights of the years...even though..I have no idea what to expect..

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 07, 2009, 08:01:06 AM »
Thanks a lot for writing this, it feels like a good review of the boxes...and I got some idea...

It would be very nice if you could maybe record some audio samples so we can hear the difference between the lexicon pcm 96 and h8000fw reverb
so we actually can HEAR what you are talking about it, would be very interesting for sure, especially since I am slowly saving up money for the H8000FW

I still think I will save up for the Eventide first, cause you can do a lot more with it...then the Lexicon.

The Bricasti reverb I must have underrated  A LOT ..I had no idea it was that good...that it was comparable with Lexicon...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Flutes...
« on: June 06, 2009, 07:37:45 AM »
You can shop for bamboo flutes in many places, including here:

Thanks I might send them an mp3 sample of the robert rich flute, and they will tell me what kind of flute I should buy.

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