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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:07:33 PM »
My best advice I can give is to just sit down and record with what you have...  start making the ambient music you're wanting to make.  You have the drive and the passion and the obsessiveness that drives me.  Once you dig in and start doing it you'll find those tools and processes that you're having the most struggles with and then it'll be easy to pinpoint what type of gear you need.

I really don´t get it how your advice can work for hardware recommendations he particular is asking for  ???

Greetings,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Absentness - interesting project.
« on: January 27, 2014, 05:58:50 PM »
Do you run this project or maybe being their agency?

You talked about "these guys"…clicked on the link and don´t see an information about several people involved? You may have some more hidden information though.

Sorry to sound so negative, but appearing on a forum and just advertising an project (as it feels for me) as your first post does sound a bit odd for me.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: January 24, 2014, 04:17:16 PM »
For speakers:

Neumann KH 120

I have 2 pairs of them…in the range up to 6-inch (even would say 8-inch) speakers there is nothing beating them if you have the money to invest in it. Both, Genelec and the Adams can´t go as low as the Neumann´s….their captured bass range (for it´s size) is insane plus they have the bass-refection-port at the front making them suitable for placement close a wall….in most cases (if you are not into dub step genre) you won´t even need a sub.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mixing tips.
« on: January 24, 2014, 03:36:32 PM »
Crap they are Tomas, the songs.....yet I found some interesting perspectives on mixing that I consider on a regular basis that Ive not heard spoken about.  Dont judge a book by its cover as they say  ;)

I loved the bits where he is checking his text messages.....brings the whole message home.

The reason I posted these is because they touch issues that should be considered regardless of musical taste or genre......good mixing skills are essential to understand and have command of as we most often are the musician and the engineer....same person different hats.

I found some things in the videos that I felt were important an worth sharing......there is always room for us to improve are mixing skills, even if this did not do it for you  :)

Hey Julio,

don´t get me wrong…i do like that you always post things in this section! This times it just didn´t worked for me.

I think i have a personal problem with the presentation and general behavior of this guy…it just feel wrong and fake for me and reminds me more of a protools + yamaha advertise (a la "see i have the real professional tools")  ;D. Also, generally speaking I don´t like this "we" talking when it comes to "training videos" as it makes the whole thing ending up in a "hey we are all friends and know each other" party.

I didn´t spend time on the other videos as i can´t cope at all with the music he used. For me just a pain in the ass just to look at it and having this annoying music played in the background. If I hadn´t stopped the video i saw, probably i had thrown my pc out of the window  ;D

On a more serious side…just seeing his screen some meters away (and not knowing exactly what he´s doing) is completely useless….as i said before, he talks, talks and talks….maybe that´s is what he likes most.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mixing tips.
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:34:02 PM »
Hey Julio,

was curious and started with the 3rd video - i had very hard times to follow the video as these song IMO is just crap and the voice is getting completely on my nerves. For the changes he made…which changes?  ;D I think he should first switch his monitors and get rid of the NS-10 - not being surprised he had such troubles to mix the track (how he can hear low end or even the bass?) OK, he may have a subwoofer, but at last "good to see" those Yamaha´s are there to make it more professional  ;D

"Urban Element" ?  ;D  ;D  ;D

Sorry, but when I heard this statement, I really had a strong need to stop the whole video immediately.

I do like exploring videos about mixing skills, but this guy just feels like a fool, speaking a LOT but has nothing really to say….best of all was the text message arriving.

Greetings,
Tomas

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David and Steve, thanks a lot for your nice feedback - it´s very much appreciated!  :)

Also, it seems I´ve forgotten to add "Revelation" Video…

Anthony Paul Kerby & Tomas Weiss - Revelation


Greetings,
Tomas

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Just a side note to all the cover praising here which seems to be the main issue about that release here  ;D - The samples sounds great in case anyone is interested about it.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Constance Demby
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:26:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum mortiis37,
On the dark ambient side of things you should definately check out-
Blood Box- Funeral in an Empty Room and The Iron Dream
Yen Pox - Blood Music
Mulm - The End of Greatness
Kammarheit - The Starwheel

you are off to a good start with Atrium Carceri, one of my favourite Dark Ambienteers :) 8)

Phobos was so kind and modest not to mention his own music…but if you are into Dark Ambient, thats a definite path to check also!

Greetings,
Tomas

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 06, 2014, 06:47:55 AM »
I'm sorry to hear of anyone being banned - and I have often wondered what immersion's first language is due to the use of 'opinion communicated in the form of fact' and his misunderstanding of people's efforts to communicate more subtle approaches - a sense of ships slipping past each other in the night with increasing levels of frustration and uncomprehension. I nearly asked this on one occasion but chose not to in case it caused offense.

I have felt my own frustration in the communications - and found myself having to 'hold my tongue' in some of the interactions as I did (perhaps more a sign of my own emotional insecurity) find the thrust of 'I think you are all idiots (conservative/prostitute etc), lets just agree to disagree - insensitive and I can understand how people became upset.

Immersion did not seem to understand, even when it was carefully explained (in numerous of the threads) that his way of communicating was the problem not necessarily his opinions. It pushed people into making defensive responses rather than exploring subjects together - which was also clearly pointed out by numerous people before any defensive statements were made by anyone.

All of which was a pity as it distracted from the interesting elements of the discussions and any valid points that may have been included in his posts.

It is difficult to see how this could have been resolved differently as eventually the level of upset could have driven people away or caused people to avoid responding to Immersion's posts - neither of which are positive outcomes.

Perhaps the strangest thing is that Immersion has been a member of the forum since 2008 and I certainly don't recall any issues like the recent ones until, well, recently......

Up to a certain level I do agree with that. But this was going which each step further…i mean meanwhile he was clearly stating about the "try before buy" - what would be the next? Maybe posting links to illegal content?

Anyone can have his opinion but this "artistic freedom" he want to excuse here (with his personal views) when something is stolen, isn´t really a good "value" for this forum, which include a lot artists + labels and also I consider as the most serious board for Ambient music.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 05, 2014, 04:18:38 PM »
Immersion, you show up on a forum where many of the members are ambient artists or record label owners, or both. You know most of them believe they should have the right to control their own work, to charge for it if they want, and to assert the right to control how other people use it.

If you want to disregard the rights all creative artists, at least be respectful enough not to rudely announce, "I don't respect your rights. Even if you don't want me to take your music, I will take it if I want to." To do otherwise is just being a jerk.

It's like showing up in a room full of married men and saying, "I dispute your right to protect your wives' bodies, and also dispute the right of your wives to control their own bodies, and I will touch them if I want. You can't stop me, because I disagree with your conservative beliefs."

It's just not cool at all.

+1

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 05, 2014, 04:07:17 PM »
With all the billions of choices modern synths offer, can't understand why an em/ambient artist would need to sampleand then change someone else's work.  Laziness, yes.  Stealing, yes.




I vote for artistic freedom!


Niclas,

it seems that artistic freedom works for you in the same way as for "music freedom"

Concerning to your post in the "Best of 2013" and "el culto news" thread, believe me I know very well each legal customer of "Dagaz" because this ltd CD is exclusively released via el culto.

Greetings,
Tomas


Maybe I heard it on a internet radio ? I am a high believer in "try before by"   Should I buy something just judging on the art work and cool song titles ?  I have a very big cd collection I Do not have time to fill my small apartment with cds that  do not deserve a long term spot.. I have been burned so many times.
Any thing it is the wrong approach to make you get more customers.


Niclas.

internet radio…ahhhh i see...and that of course makes it into the "Best of 2013" list ;D

BTW: The world may be a plate too!

Greetings,
Tomas

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 05, 2014, 03:46:35 PM »
With all the billions of choices modern synths offer, can't understand why an em/ambient artist would need to sampleand then change someone else's work.  Laziness, yes.  Stealing, yes.

I vote for artistic freedom!



it seems that artistic freedom works for you in the same way as for "music freedom"

Concerning to your post in the "Best of 2013" and "el culto news" thread, believe me I know very well each legal customer of "Dagaz" because this ltd CD is exclusively released via el culto.

Greetings,
Tomas

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LIMITED BUNDLE :: Solveil - Con Sense

 

Solveil offers a versatile combination of deep and spacy electronic music. Based on essentially Ambient moods, this CD adds amazing colours and subtle rhythms, drifting into more psychedelic paths but still keeping a stable mood in the direction of moody and advanced Ambient Music. Very hard to describe in words, but expect an exceptional journey through different and very atmospheric ideas - it clearly sets a mark in what can be done today by merging Ambient/Space Music and Electronica. Moreover, the release comes with an additional ultra limited Bonus CD featuring a stunning Live Set - performed in Athens - recorded in brilliant Full Stereo (!!!) quality...highly recommended!

:: Already sold out on Databloem ::

Samples and last remaining copies here:
http://www.el-culto.com/artists/consense/consensebundle.html

Greetings,
Tomas

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:52:36 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

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:44:35 PM »
1: If you use a sample from an already existing work then you credit & COMPENSATE the creator and the source

I think you need to go a step beyond this, please ask first.  ;D  Don't just assume that someone will let you use their art anyway you feel fit, it doesn't work like that.

+1

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Ambient Music + Copyright
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:24:32 PM »
I think the issue of sampling comes down to 2 things,

1: If you use a sample from an already existing work then you credit & COMPENSATE the creator and the source
2 : Create your OWN sound sources

Seams simple to me

Agreed!

But a credit in some cases is NOT enough if you don´t have the permission!

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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 don´t know about any legal terms

Greetings,
Tomas

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COMING SOON :: Wintersilence - Submental Vol. 2



Wintersilence - Submental Vol. 2


Greetings,
Tomas

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VLC - can read almost anything

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On the topic of el culto news: I am eagerly awaiting my copy of the new Tomas Weiss release!!  :)

Thanks Chris to bring the topic back :) Hope the copy will arrive soon!

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