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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: April 04, 2014, 05:16:23 PM »
You know, I really think this thread should be closed because every time I check it there are personal attacks.  Take it off forum, I say...

I disagree, because a discussion including different opinions makes it more alive. Please tell me at last one personal attack written here!

I do believe this forum is not a Kindergarten place, so I think members can cope with other personal opinions.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: April 04, 2014, 04:24:06 PM »
Quote from: ffcal

BTW, I think my Animism release is available for streaming from Bandcamp, but I am ambivalent about that because of potential for recording the stream.

You THINK???

You are complaining here about broken copyrights concerning yours and other music, but for a particular own release you even donīt know if it is available for stream? Thatsīs really odd IMO... What about having a clear knowledge concerning the legal availability of your music?

If you really donīt know ("i think") about that, then all the rest of what you said before makes it sounding for me like a pseudo-intellectual speech. And as I said before, so far unfortunately i havenīt heard any future based suggestions/ideas about your point concerning the "Youtube copyright issue".

Greetings,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:58:57 PM »
Chris:  "But I find it hard to accept your assumption that most record labels' interest in piracy has nothing to do with a concern for how piracy affects sales. "

I think you've ignored most what I've been trying to say.  What you said was a direct insult.  I'm done trying to explain it to you.

Forrest

Iīm really surprised about your response…i mean, Chris tried to explain what he meant and (even itīs a personal opinion) many things he said making sense for me (i.e. piracy vs sales affects). But you just jump on an "insult" you imply it was against you. Iīm not a native english speaker but from all Iīve read, i canīt see any direct insult. For me it seems you are currently quite stuck with your artist right fights but wonīt like to expand this discussion. All people responding in this thread agreed on protecting copyrights so far, but you still hang on it and constantly repeat this issue.

I have no idea why, but for me it feels more like a defense position than trying to find solution to cope with that issue, because right now I havenīt  heard ANY ideas/suggestions from you here to make things better….so far Iīve only heard moaning.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: April 04, 2014, 03:44:15 AM »
Quote from: ffcal

I don't think you broke the law by posting the Youtube link to that album...

Clearly not!

The video is up since 13.09.2012 (!!!) with currently +/- 47000 views

If the artist/label (in more than 6 months) hasnīt done something against this full upload, then it seems heīs/theyīre fine with it for whatever reason. The argument "he/the label may havenīt seen it yet" wonīt work at all concerning Youtube.

Greetings,
Tomas

I think you're assuming a level of diligence that many artists, their heirs or their labels may not have and may not be inclined to exercise because the financial rewards are too small.  An artist's legal rights are not based on how effective they are playing "whack-a-mole."  If I were awarded statutory damages for tracking down my and Projekt's illegal album postings, I would gladly do it full-time.

Here's a hypothetical:  let's say you owned a summer cabin in the middle of Wyoming, but only had the time to visit it once every year or so and barely had the resources to maintain it.  A group of enterprising teenagers periodically broke into the cabin and made off with some of the cabin's belongings.  If it took you a year or two discover the theft, should that affect or not whether a crime was committed?  And in the case of your Youtube example, but does it make it any less wrong that more people were doing the same thing?  (In case you're wondering, I've never been a  believer in the wisdom of mobs.)

Forrest

 :D Forrest, you sound like iīm on the other "side" protecting those uploads…LOL

Itīs clear, that it is illegal and iīm not happy about it either. BUT, you can complain as much as you want about,
 it WILL NOT change anything about it that users are uploading copyright music on Youtube now and in the future.

So currently there are only 2 options for artists/labels:

1. Doing nothing about it
2. The artist and/or label gets active (yes, that takes effort and time)

I perfectly understand that you are pissed off by this issue (so I am) but your points are going in a circle now.

Greetings,
Tomas


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: April 03, 2014, 02:49:01 PM »
Quote from: ffcal

I don't think you broke the law by posting the Youtube link to that album...

Clearly not!

The video is up since 13.09.2012 (!!!) with currently +/- 47000 views

If the artist/label (in more than 6 months) hasnīt done something against this full upload, then it seems heīs/theyīre fine with it for whatever reason. The argument "he/the label may havenīt seen it yet" wonīt work at all concerning Youtube.

Greetings,
Tomas


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:52:37 PM »
IMO the howling concerning copyright issue on Youtube is completely overrated in the discussion.

I have a Youtube account and for each new release I upload at last one music video (sometimes 2 videos). Each week I use the search on Youtube to check for possible illegal uploads. If somethings appears, I simply use the copyright complain form provided by Youtube - almost always the illegal content is deleted between 2-4 hours. So, the copyright concerns some are mentioning here seems to me like a "phantom complaining discussion" because everyone has clearly the option to control/sort out that matter by doing something actively.

Greetings,
Tomas

Yes, getting a copyrighted file off of Youtube is much more straightforward than it used to be.  But I think it points to a greater ethical issue about whether music has become devalued to the point where it viewed by many as a "free" commodity by default.  It is not simply a matter of complaining that the car is replacing the hose and buggy.  The so-called new business model leaves musicians and small labels out of the picture almost entirely, and companies like Pandora are actively seeking to cut what are already miniscule royalties any further.  This may not have any effect on people who offer their music for free, who are hobbyists or who already operate at a loss, but it certainly discourages throwing more good money after bad.

If that amounts to "howling," then I guess I am a wolf.

Forrest

For the new business model:

At the end of the day there are only 2 kind of listeners…those who can "live or feel the music" and are willing to support the artists and those who rip them off by just having "something new" in their collection. Finally, even all those rippers constantly do need new music (like a drug), but personally i don't think they will ever see and understand value in any music they can get in this way. For them itīs just a silly hobby to collect and build a library which has no meaning at all…anything they have is just replaceable and kind of "meaningless" in long terms…for me, those people arenīt be able to give value to music or art, because two weeks later they urgently need the next release (by artist x or y) which is then available…. and so on. Of course, the availability of illegal music for any artist is critical, but even so itīs also a question who "gets it" - those rippers have anything but also nothing because after some time they deeply understand inside that any of this stuff they own is just based on something like a repeating pattern "great i have it" - no matter how many music they will get by this illegal way, I strongly believe it won't make the person happy about their music collection - finally for them itīs just based on collector behaviors. So, I donīt think itīs really worth to spend any time analyzing those "listeners" who are looking for a musical quickie only :-D

Greetings ,
Tomas

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: What is Youtube to you?
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:28:18 PM »
IMO the howling concerning copyright issue on Youtube is completely overrated in the discussion.

I have a Youtube account and for each new release I upload at last one music video (sometimes 2 videos). Each week I use the search on Youtube to check for possible illegal uploads. If somethings appears, I simply use the copyright complain form provided by Youtube - almost always the illegal content is deleted between 2-4 hours. So, the copyright concerns some are mentioning here seems to me like a "phantom complaining discussion" because everyone has clearly the option to control/sort out that matter by doing something actively.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: blofeld, nord lead 3
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:35:55 AM »
If space is not a problem, I would suggest keeping the Nordlead for all the reasons Julio mentioned.

Alternatively try to sell the Nord and find a Nord Rack Version! I bought this over Key-Version because, as youīve realized too, of the very cheap Keyboard.

Greetings,
Tomas

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OBERHEIM FVS (Four Voice)


Glad I donīt have this one…you can create this sound with most freeware plugins…

Donīt understand the hype!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:40:16 PM »
Not a big fan of them, but this one is really good (expect from the kind of 90īs cheesy "trance" ending):

Coldplay - Midnight


better quality:

http://www.clipfish.de/musikvideos/video/4049099/coldplay-midnight/

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: EQ Searching
« on: February 25, 2014, 02:54:35 PM »
I am pretty sure you mean the SurferEQ.

Nope, as i said there was a visual keyboard appearing in the plugin

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Klaus Wiese - Opal

AFAIK it was only available in very small quantities via Klausīwebsite and given to selected therapist he was in contact with - havenīt seen it offered second hand so far.

Very rich and slow evolving drones - peaceful and extremely meditative

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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?

Greetings,
Tomas

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This is a great release... recommended.

Hi John,

i do understand that you want to support artist having an importance on your RM board. Being a bit political incorrect concerning "community actings", i think itīs a bit problematic and clashing with your position here as an administrator, who - in my opinion - should act much more unbiased (like APK and Mike). Just posting/responding (recently) on posts concerning artists related to RM leaves for me a strange smell. I wouldīt mentioning all of this, if i had seen you active on other (non RM related) reviews or post but unfortunately that wasnīt the case so far.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:50:50 PM »
Thanks Tomas.

Any good recommendation in the 500 euros price range? 1000 it's a bit steep for a mic.


Really depends what you are looking for!

I assume a stereo mic makes a lot of sense when it comes for what you are planing to do. Also itīs about you "sound preference"…for instance, i donīt like at all micīs which have a boost in the top end (like Neumann and many others do, especially to give the signal more "shining") but prefer more a "warm/round" sound. If you are into this as well, then Oktava is a very good recommendation:

http://www.thomann.de/de/oktava_mk_102_msp2_silver_stereo_pair.htm

or

http://www.thomann.de/de/oktava_mk_012_20_black.htm

or

http://www.thomann.de/de/oktava_mk_102_stereo_pair_msp2_black.htm

Greetings,
Tomas


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:36:24 AM »
Quote from: Immersion


…. Behringer……. a better second hand value

 ;D ;D ;D

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I would not recommend to go back to windows 7 it is much slower, in all regards.

What are your sources for all regards - or is it just a personal opinion?

Greetings,
Tomas

I have seen benchmarks, cause on work I told my employee that Windows 8 is faster, he told me yes it might be but not on our computers cause at work we did use mostly "give away" computers with Pentium 4 and so on,...  I then did show him benchmarks where they had compared  windows 7 and windows 8 on an 7 year old computer, windows 8 was noticeable faster in all regards even on an old computer.

Even on a faster i7 I still feel the windows 8 is faster and more snappy..but it will be more noticeable on an older computer for sure.

I also get a lot better DPC latency results on windows 8 which is important if you are working with audio.

I understand that people want to boycote windows 8 because of the Modern UI but for me it is what is under the hood that matters to me... the windows core i simply faster.  After a few weeks  Mordern UI/Metro did not bother me at all..you learn a few tricks to make it faster to use too..

One simple trick I use a lot is I have the desktop icon on metro on top the left, the reason Is if I have it placed in that position I only need to press the enter button to enter the windows desktop and windows button on the keyboard to get back.it is fast to use..

Once more, sources?

Because most of your text are a personal opinions/experiences.

Also, talking in percents what is the number of being noticeable faster? 10%? 20%? more?

Greetings,
Tomas

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I would not recommend to go back to windows 7 it is much slower, in all regards.

What are your sources for all regards - or is it just a personal opinion?

Greetings,
Tomas

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It's pretty easy to install something like Classic Shell (or one of the free equivalents) on Win 8 and in my experience (rolling out Win 8 Pro company-wide to almost 60 users) there have been almost zero complaints about Win 8 when Classic Shell is enabled. If you try to give somebody Win 8 without a start button, though, roughly 100% of people say "What the f*ck is this crap? I can't use this!"

Maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much.

Classic shell helped me a lot.  I even have a touchscreen laptop and I can't tolerate the Metro interface.  The Metro interface is crap unless you don't have a keyboard at all (tablet).  MS has really messed up on Windows in their quest to catch up with the iPad.  In all fairness though, it's tough to do real work on an iPad in my opinion.

Whatīs your need for Window 8? Just go back to Win7 and you wonīt have all this problems…my new pc had Win8 preinstalled and after messing around with it I just thought "WTF is that for a crap"…bought a Win7 version for 39 Euro and Iīm more than happy.

Greetings,
Tomas

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:49:41 PM »
Quote from: LNerell

Personally I would hesitate to get either of these today. Those encoders are hard to replace and are starting to fail at this point in time.


This encoders fail? The first time  ever Iīve read this - whatīs your source?…just to be sure: you are talking about the endless encoders?


Quote from: LNerell
Neumann doesn't make monitors, those are Klein + Hummel monitors re-branded when Sennheiser bought them out.


That is not completely correct. True is, that Sennheiser bought them (Neumann is part of Sennheiser group) - the new models are not just re-branded but completely technically rebuild, even they look similar.

Quote from: LNerell
Is this your only microphone? And what do you plan to record with it? The SM57 has two things going for it, it's cheap and its built like a tank. They sound ok, not great. I would not get this as my one studio mic. If I had to use it in the studio recording you could get away using it on a snare drum or maybe a nasty Fender Twinreverb amp. The only other thing I would use it for is a live concert setting on something not critically important. If you want a cheap mic for the studio that sounds decent I'd go with a Rhode NT2 or something similar. If you have the money an AKG 414 is a pretty good all around mic with multiple patterns.


Agreed…Sm57 isnīt an good all-round mic…great alternative for voice and most acoustic instruments:

http://www.microtechgefell.de/index.php/en/microphones/studio-a-recording/large-membrane-transistor-mics/211-m930


Quote from: LNerell
Free Cubase, well you get what you pay for.  ;D And I don't like Protools, I'm more of a Logic fan, but you have to be mac based then.


I also think the free Cubase version isnīt a good choice….but for Midi (controlling your hardware synths) IMO Cubase is still the best option on the market - talking about the full version….Logic really sucks when it comes to Midi when you donīt want to go into the stupid environment (not talking about the 1 window GUI). Also, even the new Logic version still includes the old audio engine.

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