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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:56:59 PM »
I did write a long well written post to paul...and I did accidentally  remove  it..I clearly have no energy to rewrite it now but tomorrow.. I really hate when that Happen so frustrating...  I did hit ctrl +a and then I did paste a link and the text was gone...  ctrl + z did not work unfortunately.

Well you just selected all  ;D For the future maybe learn another key command like ctrl+c

Yeah sucks..
I know I use the logitech k810 keyboard it is a quite small keyboard, so it quite easy to hit that ctrl +A combination cause they way I let my hand rest on the keyboard.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:47:32 PM »
I did write a long well written post to paul...and I did accidentally  remove  it..I clearly have no energy to rewrite it now but tomorrow.. I really hate when that Happen so frustrating...  I did hit ctrl +a and then I did paste a link and the text was gone...  ctrl + z did not work unfortunately.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 03:59:31 PM »
I think it is on case to case basis really, the line can be thin, it is a grey area..
I think the right person should deserve the "honour" for the work,  I think it all depends on the music
and what is being sampled and in what context.   I have not heard the A/B comparisons of the albums that made you kick Matthias Grassow out from your label,  as I said I think it should be examined on a case to case basis, it is all about who deserve the honour, it is very hard to generalize  since each context of music is so different...
I think sampling can be done in an artistic creative way,  but where the artist still get the honour but it can also be used in a more ruthless way, it all depends on the music in all honesty. 

I am not the person who want to patent every melody in the world or any sound I want the music to be free, I Do not care about the commercial factor , I only care about the honour, that the creator gets the honour. 
If you use longer segments and samples it might not hurt to write that in linear notes or something on the album..

You are a label owner so I understand the financial factor is very important for you, so I think we have very different philosophy regarding this topic, for me music is just an ocean, made by our consciousness,
if you sample some one else I suggest you do it in an honourably way  with respect for the artist,  if you just copy some one else work without no artistic modification it is of course ruthless and tasteless. But it all depends on what being sampled..as I said..the assessment should be done on a case to case basis.
I do not agree with the Law book on this, and what you did write about how it in Germany where 2 seconds is enough is just a big joke if you ask me, then they see the music only from a monetary perspective.

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just one short note... if you play this make sure you play in the right sample right, it is 48khz not 44khz..
so if you play this in in regular 44khz the speed will be wrong... for many the the sample rate will change automatically, but some have a static setting in their mediaplayer.

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Check out Media Monkey and Media Center

what company make media center ? cause when I google it..I get a lot of other stuff..
What is the strongest points by the two ???

Maybe I should try it out...
In Xmplay I disable all audio improvement stuff since it wil upp mess up the purity


I should mention that is is not free its $40 but it is one of the few full audiophile options that allows direct streaming to your converters and bypasses any processing and such which iTunes adds. I dont know the details of this, but it does sound better than iTunes and will play and tag both ALAC and FLAC if that is important to you.

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This was the only recording I made with the Oberheim Xpander, it consist of very old school 70s electoronica berlin school... similar to schulze and schönwälder.

http://delafil.se/key=1677f6e1d039f711a84ae536d0a9bb78&lang=en

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This is the skin I have been using the last 4 years.

Before that I used this skin for about the same time ironically cause of my anti-apple ideology.
But I did like the clean design, but I wanted a bigger spectrum analyzer that is why I am not using it anymore.


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Check out Media Monkey and Media Center

what company make media center ? cause when I google it..I get a lot of other stuff..
What is the strongest points by the two ???


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One of my earliest ambient recordings, very light ambient,  reflecting back on life...
The recording is recorded live...

http://delafil.se/key=3c691630511e22722bdfd0aae01c0c1e&lang=en


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Another real time improvisation from 2010, with no after treatment or anything just recording as it is.

What I wanted to achieve was something similar to steve roach drones, experimenting with
some pitch shifters.  I think I also used Lexicon Reverb for this..not sure Could had been ARIESVerb too..which sound kind of similar.

 http://delafil.se/key=d91fe29f63fdb17365ee0e1ebf513d4d&lang=en


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I did this improvisation in 2009. 

My promise for 2014 is to record more music...I have better gear and tools now..
I am trying to remember what reverb I did use..I think it was Masterverb by wavearts.

 http://delafil.se/key=2063fc8d6a2a50e9e06f01b235e4d1d3

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The download link did expire some weeks ago.. I did upload it again..


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Well I tried to explain to you that your prognosis for the future is not "facts" either.

Yes, and in my prognosis for the future, I used the word "likely."  I did not state it like it was a fact.

I did write..that we can only speculate... about how the market will change... I did speculate...of course we both have our different convictions

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This is degenerating into "platform wars" and probably boring for 90% of people reading this topic -- not to mention,  off-topic.

The last thing I will say about your previous few messages is that you frequently make statements as if they are facts, when they're actually opinions ore preferences, or worse, incorrect facts.

So, let's talk about media players.

Well I tried to explain to you that your prognosis for the future is not "facts" either.
You can find a prognosis that would support the opposite interest too..  Apple is good finding the right numbers like that especially in advertising campaigns...

But yeah no problem lets ditch I do not think we will agree on the future of windows...
 

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As a mac user like you are I can understand that you think apple is growing,  I am a windows users I see myself that more people is using windows,
Apple is losing users to android every day, their market share is going to android every day...


I didn't say Apple was the main reason Windows market share was shrinking. Please re-read my post. I said Windows was losing market share to Mac, Linux and especially tablets and smart phones.

You're simply wrong that more people are using Windows. It's not even close.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/13/microsofts-market-share-drops-from-97-to-20-in-just-over-a-decade/

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/microsoft-pc-market-share-drops-60-in-5-years

You can't make assertions about market share based on your own preferences, or a few people you know. Market share isn't about which you think other people should use. It's about the actual number of real people in the world using different devices.

At the current rate of change, within the next 10 years, Windows is likely to be used by only a tiny minority of technology users. I'm very curious to see what will happen, because my day job is as a corporate IT Manager.

This is the market share for desktop operating systems.



Of course numbers will change if we include tablets and smartphones..cause there is not so many good windows alternatives, and quite frankly the windows OS for smartphone and Tablets is not as good as android or Ios.  But yeah the market is chaining, I still think it is due to economic reasons still, ideally people want both tablet, laptop, desktop and smartphone, if you have a tablet it easier to ditch a laptop.. but people have to prioritize  a lot of people have a tablet maybe do not prioritize to buy a laptop or ultrabooks, which both are pretty expensive devices.

I simply do not share your prognosis about the future of windows, I think the market is changing but for desktop computers I do not see windows is going weaker.. how the desktop market will develop I do not know either since more and more people in more poor countries starting to use computers too.  I agree they will loose markets shares to tablets and smartphones I do not deny that, cause a lot of people is satisfied with a smartphone or a tablet and no real need for a desktop or laptop.

But I think in most home there will be some kind of need for atleast one laptop or desktop in a typical family home..
Most people go in school in some time, I do not think a lot of people want to write long documents on a tablet.

There has always been plenty of choices of operating systems to use, despite if we like the operating systems or not we are "forced" to choose either mac or windows right now because of all the application are mostly supported by these operating systems, it forces people to get stuck with these platforms. So it is basically the big software companies that will form the future. I know Adobe is planning to release on Linux... People are deeply dependent on programs when using a platform.. so unless there will be a drastic change in the next 10 years we will get stuck in these two alternatives...

as I said Android is based on Linux so...for the better good I wish more software would be released on this platform..

I think Microsoft will have a hard time to compete on portable and touch based devices..

For the next version of windows microsoft has set as a goal that they want an API that will work on all devices, and even better today, and that windows for desktop, smartphone and tablet will be identical cause they have the same API, I think, if they succeed in this they might have a good chance.. One thing is clear they need something new but to make something fits all devices is a good idea..which should make it more seamless experience.

" Windows is likely to be used by only a tiny minority of technology users. I'"

Of course we all choose what we believe, I simply do not believe in this..
I did work as an IT consultant before and I do not see atleast the office sector is all switching over tablets.
Typically in a company it is only the bosses or people higher up in the chain that get a tablet.. typically, cause it is good to have on meetings and stuff.. But it depends on what kind of work you do in some job sectors it can be very useful.

we can only speculate..we can ateast agree that market is changing

in fact we can only speculate,

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2014, 09:17:17 AM »


wow :)

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I think though the thread creator is more into creating OSC based drones though...
but yeah..every sound can be turned into a drone..

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I did read today that winamp was sold to Radionomy.

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I used to rely on WinAmp, but since it's got bigger and bigger I switched to foobar2000, which offers really nice components and customization possibilites.
Though I still use Winamp because of Streamripper to record radio shows.

hAs any one missed the news that AOL was very close to put winamp into the grave recently...
The latest news indicate however that Winamp will be sold to another company who will keep it alive..

Also check out http://spotiamp.com/ :)
I guess it is some kind of tribute to winamp...from Spotify..

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Ubuntu Studio is a version of Ubuntu especially for audio production. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio

I've experimented with Linux at length, because I too like the philosophy of openness. Unfortunately, the result of this openness is that it's extremely hard to get anything done, and most of the really useful software is not available. I've given up trying to make it work for me. It's fun to experiment with. It has some of the benefits of Unix, with a few similarities to other GUI-based systems like Windows and Mac, but in my opinion it's not really a suitable operating system for anybody except programmers and people who work primarily in the command line.

You're right that Windows is still the biggest platform, but the situation is changing. Not only is Windows losing market share to Mac OS and Linux, but more significantly, many people who used to use a standard Windows PC now use a tablet or even a smart phone instead. I know many people who now use their table for most "computing" tasks, and only use their desktop computer rarely, for things like printing out big documents, or filing tax returns. For other things, they use portable touch-interface devices. The world of personal computing is changing.

You don't have to like Apple or use their products -- as we said we each get to use what we like -- but to dismiss their influence in the world of computing is silly. They are not only the largest computing company in the world, not only the biggest technology company in the world, but the biggest company of any kind, and still growing.

Well regarding the usability of linux it all has to do with that what kind of people who use linux..it is mostly people who are familiar with command line..
to make it more easy friendly I Think is not the hardest part... the only thing that would make linux go more in that direction would be if more normal people with no ultra skills use linux well anyway Linux has a lot to work on...  Android is based on linux...

As a mac user like you are I can understand that you think apple is growing,  I am a windows users I see myself that more people is using windows,
Apple is losing users to android every day, their market share is going to android every day...
It is true a lot of people are using a tablet instead of a laptop or desktop, but I can tell you the reality is also that is in many ways because of economical reasons...  Because people really want a smartphone and a tablet they can't simply afford or they do not prioritize to get a laptop and desktop.
Hybrids will become more popular in 2014 a lot of new hybrid products will be released... I think that is a good compromise.. To write on a smartphone or a tablet will for me forever be a compromise on a touch display.

The future of desktop computers...I wonder where it will be. For office and business it will still be the main device..as before.. I just know a lot of people prioritize a tablet or smartphone...
I just find the desktop a totally superior tool for multiasking and general creativity and producticity what I can get remotly close on any touch based unit.
To write and do most task is not effortless as on a computer.  On a computer I can write with my eyes close, it requires no mental effort, while writing on a touch gives me both mental and also physical pain it is not as effortless.

I like to tablet for what it is good for but it does also irritated me when I see people outside flashing around with their expensive ipad and show it off like some kind of superior thing, a tablet is a compromise  in favour for portability nothing more then that, it is good to surf  on tablet optimized pages but can also be a real pain and struggle,  on many pages.

With how the things are developeing I am not sure who will use the desktop.   Kids today that are 4 years old are groing up with tablets.. so of course this generation..will be different...  Most of my female friends have no laptop cause they can't want afford one because they have to upgrade their iphone every second year. But it seem atleast almost all my friends want atleast a laptop..but again think they want a laptop cause it is multi use you can use both at home and when you are out., I think is mostly because of economic reasons people do not priortize desktop..simply too many devices now... smartphone...tablet..laptop..desktop..before you only had laptop and desktop..

Personalyl nothing beats the desktop experience it makes all senses harmonic to just sit down in an relaxing chair with a big widescreen monitor and a great mouse and keyboard it is effortless, just space out to good musice effortlessly, when I use touch based devices I find it very hard to keepy myself in this effortless state of mind, it is always a constant pain to write,  words are getting wrong all the the time, wrong spelled etc.. Touch based keyboards today have addressed this problem by designing them  and that they are made to write terrible on them cause the keyboard will predict what you want to write...I do not really care to write very good on my smartphone cause I think the chance is big that the keyboard will correct sometimes wrong but more oftenly it will predict totally wrong word...all this give me a frustrating experience... It is only with a desktop and with my big wide screen display I really feel relaxed... atleast doing multi tasking stuff.. for simplier stuff smartphone and tablet is ok..but when you try to be productive and multi task it gets quickly frustrating.


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