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How the hell did I miss this?

Julio, we have nearly identical taste in Scotch, good man!

I've been spending waaaaaayyyyy too much time playing games when I should be recording my next album. (Shame I know)

Lately I've been playing:

Lost in Shadow - Wii  (interesting concept, feels like a combination of Ico, Limbo & Echochrome)
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - PS3 (Short but worth your time if you like R&C games)
Mushihimesama Futari - Xbox 360 (If you like shmups its a must play)
Excitebots Trick Racing - Wii (Looks like shovel ware upon 1st look,, but is actually a kick ass arcade racing game)
Crimsons Skies - Xbox (A decade old now, but it totally holds up, great buy and even plays on an Xbox 360, it's like 5 bucks used, no excuses on this one!)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Broken Harbour learns to use Logic 9
« on: November 21, 2013, 07:03:47 PM »
Hi All,

I was big into Sonar for many years, but I bought Logic 9 a few weeks back, and have just started to use it.  Since most of you here use a variant of Logic (I think) and since my used copy came with almost no documentation, I'm going to ask some dumb questions and hopefully get some easy answers.  I've tried some google searches but with something as complicated as Logic, it's often difficult to get a straight concise answer to a question like "how do I.....?"

Here goes...

Dumb Question #1:
How do I do envelopes?  Say I want to fade something in/out or play with panning?  I can't seem to find the "envelopes" button or command.

Dumb Question #2:
How do I get a multitrack soft synth to output multitrack?
This sounds silly right?  Well I'm using Omnisphere, and I split the keyboard down the middle to play 2 different sounds at the same time, and then I can route it's internal bus's to separate outputs internally on the instrument, so 'Sound 1' outputs to 'Out A', 'Sound 2' outputs to 'Out B', etc...  but it keeps just outputting to a single track in Logic.  Doing this was totally simple in Sonar 8, but in Logic 9... uh.... I can't figure it out.  I selected 'MultiTimbral Instrument' and it creates 8 stereo tracks for the 8 possible Outputs in Omnisphere, but they won't 'route' to the correct tracks.

Thanks for the help!

Bump, tomorrow's your last chance folks!  Take my music for FREE!

Listened to this today, you've done it again Jeffrey!  <clap clap clap>

People need to purchase this immediately.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 17, 2013, 07:12:27 PM »
Spinning the three releases by Broken Harbor, thanks to his October Bandcamp sale:

Excellent stuff. I had streamed some of this at 128 in the past, and enjoyed it, but now that I've dived in and given everything a deep listening with headphones, I must say that this is really impressive work. I'm not sure if I have a favorite. The self-titled release has the darker feel of the three, but I think I find the imagery and atmosphere of Gramophone Transmissions to be really compelling.

Ooh, thanks for mentioning the Broken Harbour sale. I was deeply impressed by "Geometry of Shadows," and I've just downloaded the other two. I love this forum -- so many amazing recommendations come through.

Awwww shucks, thanks guys!

I've been on a Robert Rich binge lately, really digging Trances and Drones, which I missed during the previous reissue.

Thanks for doing this. I've enjoyed listening to your work on Bandcamp, but for various reasons never took the leap necessary to actually buy and download the work. I'm looking forward to giving your releases a more careful listen.

I do the same thing, there's only so much money to go around! 

To celebrate a year since the release of 'The Geometry of Shadows', the download versions all of my releases will switch to a 'pay what you want' model from October 5th to November 5th, 2013.  This would be a great time to snap up releases that you don't yet have, or a great time to invite friends or family to listen to Broken Harbour completely risk-free.  All my download releases include liner notes and pdf's of the album artwork.

Tell your friends!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 02, 2013, 06:25:01 AM »
Oophoi - An Aerial View

Not quite what I expected given Gigi's description of it, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

Rik M wrote a glowing review of the album.... back in March, and I forgot to toot my own horn...

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: The Broken Harbour Thread
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »
Attention, European listeners!

Databloem has just been restocked with copies of all Broken Harbour releases, including the last 5 copies of the self titled 1st album. Yes I know in January I said I only had 2 left, funny story... the post office in the Netherlands rejected my original restock parcel for Databloem, and then it took 8 months to come back to me, I had assumed the parcel was lost and unrecoverable, so I told everybody I only had the 2 left. 

The Danish Post Office's idiocy works in your favor!  As stated before, there is no physical repress planned, get it while it's still available!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Midi Controller Recommendation
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:37:59 PM »
Hi All,

I've recently had a a music job actually pay something.... And I wanted to invest at least some of it into better equipment.  Can anyone recommend a good, weighted action, 88 key midi controller that won't obliterate my savings account?  I have an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 now, and while it's perfectly competent, the weighted action is pretty lacking, so I barely play piano on it. 

Piano is something I want to do more of.

I'd prefer to keep things under a thousand bucks if possible.

I have it but have not yet listened to it.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Logic 10
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:17:34 PM »
Im watching it but not really certain if its that necessary right now.....Logic 9 is fine. 

Blake maybe check ebay for Boxed Logic Pro 9.

Hey what a great idea, I didn't realize Logic 9 had transferable licenses..... Aaaaaannnnnnddd, pulled the trigger.

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:06:41 AM »
I have to say a lot of it is very samey - so much angst ! (and so little dynamics and colour). I think a 'heavy ambient' band would be most welcome - loud/soft/loud etc :)

Most of Opeth's work would qualify. Especially Blackwater Park and Still Life.

Forget their first 2 albums tho....

I agree however, that most metal, especially modern stuff all sounds the same after a while.

Now Playing / Re: Heavy music: turn it up to eleven!
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:48:55 PM »
Metal was the first kind of music that really spoke to me as a young lad.

I'm a big fan of Ministry, Nadja, Fear Factory, Opeth, Metallica, Strapping Young Lad....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Logic 10
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:33:49 PM »
Has anyone taken the plunge yet?

My new iMac finally arrived, and I had planned to run Logic 9 for reasons of stability and 32bit AU support, but apple took it off the app store 2 days before my iMac arrived... leaving me hooped.

A quick googling of "Logic 10 + bugs" brings up forum post after forum post of people raging at crashes, bugs, etc.....  but it's the internet after all, is it really that bad?

I lost half of the past weekend trying to beat Jamestown:

So close to beating the final level.....

Playing through Dirt 3 right now, and anxiously awaiting Grand Turismo 6...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Digipack vs Jewel Cases
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:17:14 PM »
I'm curious to know what people prefer when buying physical CD's these days.

I know the prevailing attitude is that Digipacks are superior, friendlier to the environment, and makes the artwork look nicer (no weird reflection from the case), but I've found the even though my CD's rarely leave the shelf (they're all ripped to my computer anyways) after 10 years or so some of them look like hell, wrecked corners etc...

At least with a jewel case when it gets scratched, busted, set on fire, whatever, you can just replace the case and it looks like new again.

I'm curious to know what collectors prefer, especially as I release albums in the future, I'd rather produce them in packaging that people want.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Next stage in our summer sale.
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:58:26 AM »
I had to resist a little, I just had to buy a new iMac......

You have a not-so-giant order....  ;D

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