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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: MP3 vs. FLAC
« on: January 21, 2012, 07:33:19 PM »
Hi Mike....I think my last post was a bit misleading.

I was trying to suggest that Flac is like old school analog recording and the quality of the sound and mp3 is like modern digital in the box recordings.....a confusing mix of idea Im using to express myself.

A Flac recording does sound or should sound identical to the source cd or wave.....what Im say is to my ears in my studio there is a difference. An mp3 has a harshness to the sound quality compared to a Flac recording.  It is a subjective thing.  The maths explains why I could hear what Im hearing...beyond that its not easy to point to.  If your fortunate to have listened to music through really good & honest equipment.....the two dont always go together, then you will hear it, the difference that is. 

Personally the idea of listening/purchasing music that has had parts of its content removed to fit into a format for mobile listening and easy digital distribution does not do anything for me....thats like buying a sofa and cutting part of it off to fit through the front door. 

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: MP3 vs. FLAC
« on: January 21, 2012, 06:26:52 AM »
I think there is a difference....but its important to define what the "difference " is, and the difference is not necessarily better or worst.

To my ears its more like comparing analog recordings and digital recordings, analog being out of the box, no computers, recording and mixing to tape which has almost gone the same way as the dinosaurs, today.  Digital recordings are in the box, computer based Daw's.

IF you compared music recorded in the analog domain ie. music before computers and contemporary music there is a difference.  Words like "warmth" are are often used to describe analog tape based recordings and "brittle" or "harsh" is often levied against digital recordings.

Im using this to illustrate what I hear......Flac for me is like listen to analog, Mp3 is digital.

I imagine the difference is "lost" listening to and iPod on a speaker dock, but in a good listen environment I can hear the difference.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:15:18 AM »
My first sojourn into the soundscapes of Dataobscura.....beautiful musical ambience!








On its way...




Projekt informed me that Dreamfields  is temporarily out of stock.....makes me smile that hypnos forum members cd's are moving :)  Im happy to wait!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Yagya Rhythm of Snow
« on: January 14, 2012, 06:46:44 PM »
I was just think about how I was going to put my new release together and was considering cd production numbers and pricing....that was until I read this post.

Firstly Ive decide the its going to be a limited edition of 1.   Initially the cd will be on display at the Pace Gallery NYC. No audio representation will be available during the show.  The actual audio will be only accessible to the collector that puts down the asking price. If he or she cares to distribute the said work of sonic art, the artist will collect royalty fees based on the projected endless download possibilities.

Commodity, Commodity......when you think of all the wonderful music out there thats at the normal asking price this is insane.  Its that good that it commands those prices or are they asking and dreaming

peace

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Richard Lainhart RIP
« on: January 01, 2012, 06:37:10 AM »
His work in electronic music "is" unmatched and somewhat unrecognized for for its genius......for his genius and generosity.  What he inspires in me does not end.  Thank you.

Please take a minute and follow this link to Richards website, there is much to discover about the man and his music http://www.otownmedia.com/he/he.html

This video shows what Paul was describing in his post.
Oraison

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Pjusk - Sus Video
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:23:48 AM »
Amazing video of this 12k label group.....have not heard the entire cd as it was sold out by the time I got round to it.  Music seems like a bit or a breakaway sound for 12k

Pjusk - Sus

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Hypnos Colabs
« on: November 22, 2011, 08:37:28 AM »
Ok...I'l shake some stuff up here and jump in with my own purely selfish collaboration wish...I would love to do an album of my ethic percussion and synth playing with Saul Stokes wonderfully weird synth and percussion scapes and Jeff Pearce's guitar and stick playing!!!

That would be an epic performance...I can already hear it in my head!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / A stroll through Vince Clarke's studio
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:42:00 AM »
Stumbled across this last night......beautiful "scenery". 

Part 1
Motherboard: Electric Independence - Vince Clarke & the Temple of Synth


Part 2
Motherboard: Electric Independence - Vince Clarke Part 2



If you are still interested the following videos are Clarke programming a few of his wonderful toys!  The credits at the end of each video are pretty funny, gave me a chuckle.

The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues - Synton Syrinx synthesizer


The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues - Roland Jupiter 4 and Boss DR-55


The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues - RSF Kobol


The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues - Roland System 100m

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I just watched this again....in many ways, at least for me, it little manifesto, albeit, somewhat erudite, of what I search for and find in ambient music.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Tiny House Blog
« on: October 29, 2011, 05:48:26 PM »
Was such a great album title for that image.

Classic Joel Meyerowitz picture, or is it William Eggelston, either way.....yes Anthony, a classic coming to together of music, concept & image.  I especially like the reverse lp side of all the musicians stuffed tight into the album title.  Notice how the record label is almost a smug....right, sorry, get off topic here.



Have this idea of creating a little Airstream compound, perhaps 3 in a U shape, garden in the middle, etc....not sure if I could live in just one.  Where is the studio going to go?
I had a similar idea, Julio. Mine was two airstreams in an "L" shape. The main one was for living and in the second I would strip out the living and kitchen area for my studio and the bedroom and bath would be for guests. In the middle of the L would be my barbecuing area and garden.

Excellent Harry......I like your idea better...I missed the BBQ part of the vision.  Let me know when it comes together and Ill be right over...Cheers

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Tiny House Blog
« on: October 29, 2011, 04:45:53 PM »
I just love that blog...thanks for posting it Harry.

For years I have had on again off again "interest" in Airstream Trailers, it started when I first got this LP...



Have this idea of creating a little Airstream compound, perhaps 3 in a U shape, garden in the middle, etc....not sure if I could live in just one.  Where is the studio going to go?

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Very interesting interview......never thought about music in this manner.  It will get those brain cells up and firing.

Not certain about the software for my use anyway...I have the trial version, lets see. 

http://www.celemony.com/cms


Melodyne inventor Peter Neubäcker (film portrait)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 29, 2011, 06:45:25 AM »
A SELECTION OF HYPNOS RECORDINGS














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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 28, 2011, 05:02:32 AM »
Cant take credit for the pixs....pulled them off the 12K site.  Most likely snapped by Taylor.  This is on its way to me.  Strange the images have disappeared from the post though....?

I see them this morning......the music and packaging are wonderful.  Looking forward to listening, looking, reading and touching!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:50:19 PM »
Cant take credit for the pixs....pulled them off the 12K site.  Most likely snapped by Taylor.  This is on its way to me.  Strange the images have disappeared from the post though....?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 27, 2011, 05:36:47 AM »
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer : In a place of such graceful shapes  CD / 7" vinyl  12k




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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
« on: October 18, 2011, 06:19:35 PM »
Special post Mike......it touches my heart that in this world of icy cold techno-capitalism there is a purity of vision that works within the rape, rampage and pillage of our everyday world...sorry for being over dramatic but still and yet, that was a sales tool for apple that Jobs tapped into...a little techno-capitalistic madison avenue slight of hand.

Not so....that was a dreamer, who saw through it and still somehow brought the giant to his knees.

Stay hungry, Stay Foolish

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In the article that forrest posted, which is actually really well written, there's a mention of john cages performance "as slow as possible" which is being performed and is supposed to last for six centuries. 
Here is the link to an NPR airing about it  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1421511 

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Thats true Mike....its not the mastering engineers fault, they supply a service to their clients. This is such a huge and thorny topic it scares me to talk about it so openly :-X

Not sure I have ever come across a lazy mastering engineer. Bad mastering, yes and usually homespun.

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It was a pleasant "zen mind" kind of boredom. I miss it very much.

That says it all, dont you think......it was exactly this that drew me into the music in my youth, still does today.

I cant imagine writing a six hour song, that is one that would keep my interest, let alone anyone else's......I would listen to one though.

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