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Hi there,

first of all, IMO itīs a great EP but I know this music may be not everyoneīs cup of tea.

Iīm mainly interest in your subjective opinion about the SOUND (not the music/composition/arrangement/style) on a specific track and how the sound translates or "feels" for you on your speakers (please donīt use headphones):

IMPORTANT: For this questions I refer to the 3rd track "Sleep" only:

These are NOT "pro-engineer-questions" only, so Iīm interested in all opinions.

1. Whatīs  the trade and model of your speakers?

2: By running this track ones or several times, is there anything in the balance of the sound which is annoying for your ear? If so, which section feels wrong - please write the time of the section(s)

3: Is there a parts of the track you would like to hear louder or quieter? If so, which section? - please write the time of the section(s)

(4): For all the artists here on the board - imagine you are the mixing and/or mastering engineer of this artists, which part(s) of the track you would definitely EQ? Please write the time of the section(s) + approximate range of the problematic frequency and say roughly what you would change (i.e. increasing/decreasing frequencies etc)

Thanks for your participation!

I own a couple of his libraries and they sound excellent, so i believe this is a fantastic deal!


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:16:39 AM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Anyone here with suggestions?
« on: May 15, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »

As you can see, I have an insert-fx after the mixer but I need to split the signal after, so I can hear the effect (if itīs not bypassed) on my monitors and also record it at the same time (soundcard). Definitely prefer to have the in/outputs as XLR for the "?" gear. Any suggestions concerning the "?" gear?


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Backup?
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:35:50 PM »
Just backing up all my computers (Time Machine & Winclone)

Was very surprised when i saw the date of my latest one ??? >:(

When was your last backup made?  ;D


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / EQ Searching
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:33:04 AM »
Hi there,

some time ago i read about a special EQ which had a visual Mini Keyboard included. As it had also a realtime spectrum analyzer it was a very handy feature to see problematic frequencies in notes.

Unfortunately i didmīt made a note about that plugin and now i canīt find it anymore  >:(

Anyone here who can help?


Everything and Nothing / Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 03:41:50 PM »
As it seems that this issue needs to be discussed more into detail, i thought to open a new thread.

Especially this statement I find on the edge of respecting other artists work:

Quote from: Immersion

in this sound style... the tolerance is higher then for other music for sure…..

A lot of music i sample based and are using sampling all the time, hip hop for instance, the genre would not exist if it wasn't for sampling or stealing,   but as long as you do something artistic with it,  or put it in a new context I think it is creative..
Also I think it depends on what is being sampled, a melody  for instance... but even with that you should not have alone rights on a melody just because some one was first, if some mind can come up with a melody I am sure another mind can come up with the same with time,   Also a samples used but put in a different context or music style I think is a way of using it artistically..
I just do not think all this commercial bullshit should interfere with the artistic output, let the music be free,

It clearly suggests that using other artists music is OK as long as you make something "new" out of it, no matter if you have the permission to do so. Such kind of statement made me think of just 2 possible explanations:

1. the author just want to excuse and justify those usage for whatever reason

2. the author donīt know about any legal terms


Everything and Nothing / Digital Compact Camera - any advice?
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:31:00 PM »
Hi there,

wanting to purchase a new compact digital camera which can suite into my jacket pocket!

Please donīt start with any SLR recommendations here as iīm not interested into that.

In my radar are:

:: Canon S100/110/120

:: Sony Rx100 (Mark II)

:: Panasonic LX7

:: Olympus XZ-2

High ISO isnīt an important issue for me….iīm looking more for color fidelity, fast and precise AF plus good Macro options….also manual mode should be available!

Is anyone using one of these? Any experiences? Any samples to share? Any other suggestions?


Other Ambient (and related) Music / ???
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:08:03 PM »


Steve Roach's Immersion Station on Vimeo





Computers, Internet and Technology / Experiences with Mac OS X Mavericks?
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
Hi there,

someone around here already running it?

It seems they changed quite a lot there!

Itīs tempting because itīs free...BUT….never change a running system  ;D


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Hartmann Neuron Vst (FREE but Intel Mac Only)
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:10:56 AM »
That are great news  :) Works even without the NUKE controller!

But it seems the plugin is a bit fussy with some hosts:


Hi there,

i thought some of you may find this interesting....havenīt test it yet but it does sounds promising!


Really interesting thoughts and ideas...Sorry if this was posted before here!

Lecture: Brian Eno (New York, 2013) on Vimeo


OUT NOW ::  Nautic Depths - Elsewhere I (Musical Philosophy)

Comes as Luxus Digipak

"Elsewhere I" is the deepest and most colourful album by Nautic Depths so far. As the title suggests, it explores and dives into those places any listener of Ambient Music very likely knew about. A feeling of moving out of reality and physical focus with a sense of being "Elsewhere" - like an emotional journey to known, but also new and free places. "Elsewhere I" (followed by Part II later) is particularly inspired by these mind-based territories we can only reach through our imagination...

More info:


Everything and Nothing / Country of Freedom
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:30:40 PM »
(from 2012) long before the current NSA issue:

29C3 Panel: Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, William Binney on whistleblowing and surveillance


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Acoustic Synthesizer
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:57:25 AM »
Sounds like an interesting idea to develop further this Moog Guitar concept  8)

More details here:

Vo-96 :: Improvisation #2

Feel free to connect ("Like") with us there to be up-to-date about new and upcoming CDs / Offers on el culto


Trailer for the upcoming movie "Cafe Journal" - Soundtrack by Tomas Weiss, Mathias Grassow and Circulum Musicum

Cafe Journal is an upcoming independent romanian feature film written and directed by Ciprian Brasoveanu.

Synopsis: Tudor, a young guy who is photophobic and insomniac, receives an unexpected nocturnal visit which will lead him to a mysterious café that exists only during nighttime.

Youtube Player: 1080p or 720p HD recommended for best video/audio quality

Cafe Journal - Official Trailer (Soundtrack by Tomas Weiss, Mathias Grassow, Circulum Musicum)

WINTER OFFER (01. February - 15 February)

+ Save up to 50% of the listed prices (many albums for 9,90 Euro only)
+ You will get a FREE album for download in lossless FLAC format or as high quality MP3
+ You will get a 30% discount for the first album on our upcoming new el culto label

:: Available for 2 weeks only
:: Available while stocks last
:: Most CDs are available in limited quantities only

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Hard Drive Clicking
« on: November 23, 2012, 04:01:17 PM »
Hi there,

let me first complain a bit  ;D

There is no doubt I would very much enjoying to s... the person who had first the idea of non-customizing idle behavior for Hdīs or those which trying to make the life of customers difficult wanting to find a solution.

As iīm very sensitive to get the right HD for my laptop machines (Mac and Windows) this issue is a pain in the ass (and not neck). Most reasonable  2.5 HDīs having 7200rpm with 16Mb cache. As for this specifications arenīt a lot of options i bought this three:

For my Windows machines:

SEAGATE Momentus 7200.5

Western Digital WD7500BPKT Scorpio Black 750 GB

For my Mac i bought:

Hitachi Travelstar 0A72335

All of them have the same clicking problem!

For the Mac i found a solution by using "hdapm"

I have two Windows machines (XP and Win 7) and here i first tried to use the tools the manufactors offering....most of the tools arenīt updated and (more worse) you can get them only by direct by them or via some "detours". Of course (lol) non of those tools work for newer Hds, it seems they donīt want to give anymore users the option to change things.

I donīt want to discuss the issue of mechanical problems which can occur by this parking issue but to complain about this companies believing they had a good idea. I canīt believe anyone isnīt annoyed hearing this constant "click, click, click" in a rather silent environment. I can only think about 2 reasons why they do it:

1. We see our customers something like a sheep - they will get used to it

2. We do this, because in this case we can minimize problems if people donīt handle their HDs well (this parking position avoid loosing of data when for instance it falls)

Of course, option 2 is obviously the reason, but by reading customers reviews on Amazon Germany (or simply google it) there are A LOT of complains about this clicking issue...of course those companies have to take care about those stupid majority who think they can tweak a computer and if something bad happen to claim the manufactor, but not giving ANY option puts off any professionals too.

In any case, today i tried several workarounds and finally found a tool which did the job - even itīs not official supported for Win7 it WORKS perfectly!!!

Finally silence - I just increased in the Settings for AAM the DC value for running on battery to maximum too.


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