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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Interactive ambient
« on: September 26, 2014, 05:16:39 AM »
Enjoyed play with it...Thanks

Everything and Nothing / What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:05:31 PM »
Many come here for different purposes but most end up at the ultimate reason.....their love of ambient music!

Quite a few come here to share their musical discoveries ambient or otherwise...the life blood of this forum.

Musician's come here to share their wonderful new recordings.

Gearheads come here to exchange sonic possibilities.

Novelist & lovers of literature come her to share there recent and best reads.

Gamers come to share their latest online conquests.

Firestarters come here to stir things up and help things get.... fired up....usually an interesting and spirited outcome.  A good thing!

Lovers share their troubadour adventures.

Watchers....the silent majority come here to glean and hopefully break that barrier and come through to contribute.

There are some that put a great deal of energy into this forum and I suspect question is it really worth it....yes the darker side.

And then there is this hush....enough has been said.  I can feel it.  Time to regroup.  Check our reality.  Become quite.

So where are you.....what does the Hypnos forum mean to you?   


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:39:42 AM »
Update....ran audio from a hardware synth into live 9 and processed the audio with a few Max for live FX and ran the output via Soundflower straight into an audio track in logic to record.   8)

There are some issues with latency so precise keyboard work with short to no attack time will be noticeable, pads etc with longer problem.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:19:16 AM »
FYI...the Soundflower setup works perfectly....just record a Live soft synth part into a piece Im working on in Logic  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:46:46 AM »
Came across this video today showing how to record audio directly from live into Logic using a device call Soundflower.  I assume the implementation will be very similar for other daws such as Cubase etc.....If you want to work with audio and dont want to do the re wire midi thing this is so simple.  Whats also cool is you can use all of Live's and Max for live FX which when rewired and Live is a slave these FX are disable. 

This is new to me and perhaps is common knowledge but if you love the sounds from Live but dont like the interface so much and prefer audio over midi this could be the answer!

Link to video :

Soundflower looks like a Mac only device and can be found here  Originally developed by Cycle 74.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Remasters: To tweak or not to tweak?
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:22:01 PM »
I find remasters often sound really good in my car.... but that's it. Likely because the noisy environment of a moving vehicle is ideal for a slammed, over compressed album, whereas, like Seren, at home I like my dynamics.

I have to my car with roof rakes the noise is quite....gushing. Its only the contemporary slammed cd's that can cut through that noise.  Also my car stereo seems gaged to this modern trend.  Put music on recorded in the eighties and  I cant get it loud enough to really hear with external noise whirling around.  Perhaps I should slow down and do the speed limit @ 70mph instead of a 90mph ;D....interstate driving of course.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Chef Thread:
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:45:45 PM »
"Flame Acres"..... ;D

its easy enough to create great dishes with unusual exotic and often expensive ingredients, its considerable harder and challenging to make great dishes with simple ingredients cooked in unusual ways.... such as Moroccan cuisine and the use of a Tagine....a unique clay braising device.  (Internet stock photos)


Likewise on the curry Pete......I recently got a book from the UK...."The Curry Secret,  how to cook real indian restaurant food at home by Kris Dhillon.  Its so simple I actually dont believe it.  Theres just one base sauce and then a few additional spice depending what the recipe is.  Compared to what Ive been doing, grinding, pureeing, tempering roast spice this that and the other all based on traditional indian cooking. One simple sauce sounds nuts.  Still haven't tried it yet though

I understand the shortcuts...use them all the time, like those potato cakes above were browned and par cooked as shown at 3.00pm....first order came in at say 6.00pm and a cake was finished at the same time the halibut was cooked for the order.  Those Potato Rosti's take a good 10-15mins or so to get to that golden brown and more to cook all the way through.  You cant do that in service unless you have 20 cooks in the kitchen.  I have 5 including myself.

Heres a link to the best "Indian Butter Chicken" I found so far.... I try to use yogurt when the recipe calls for cream.

Seren that Trout sounds really good!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Chef Thread:
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:58:08 AM »

Potato Rosti (Hash Browns).....2parts grated raw potato to 1 part grated raw onion.  Mixed together in a bowl add salt and pepper to taste. Heat up non stick blini pan3"or small frying pan add clarified butter.  Form potato in hand and place in pan.  Potato cake should appear to be swimming in will be absorbed.  Cook until brown on both sides and finish in hot oven if necessary.  Concerned about excessive butter.  Clarified butter is ok since the butter fat has been removed.  Indian cuisine call it Ghee and is an important part of cell regeneration.

Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut, Potato Rosti with a Fricasse of Lobster, Roast Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflower, Grain Mustard Sauce & Basil Oil

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Bowl.  Udon & Soba Noodles, Teriyaki Glazed Bok Choy, Kimchi, Wakami Seaweed Salad & Ramen Broth.

Thanks for getting this thread going Seren...I will come back and add recipes to these dishes like Quick Kimchi and Ramen Noodle Broth

Pictures are from last friday night dinner service

Everything and Nothing / Re: Remasters: To tweak or not to tweak?
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:02:24 AM »

Good thread drone on.....above illustrates what the problem is an you can clearly see what is meant when some one says its been slammed. This is what you are hearing.  The dynamics of the music are gone, every instrument, voice etc. is as loud as each other and to make matters worse its distorted.  Now convert that to mp3 which will remove information and play it back on and iPod through ear buds.  :o

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraReverb
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:52:10 AM »
Great Mike....Glad it work for you.  Im going to authorize the demo shortly.  Really love this verb!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraReverb
« on: September 20, 2014, 04:43:52 PM »
Just did an ABC between the Eventide Eclipse, Exponential Audio Phoenix reverb (software) and the Ultra Reverb....Medium Hall preset and also on the eclipse I auditioned their recreation of the PCM70 a favorite of mine......Ultra Reverb to my ears came out ahead.

Anyone else?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraReverb
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:27:28 PM »
I have to say I'm really impressed.....lush, warm and sounds extremely close to my Eventide Eclipse, perhaps a little warmer and lush @ $79!  Very versatile verb.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: September 20, 2014, 04:26:47 AM »
Hi Tomas...have you looked at these. Shure SRH1540.  They were on my audition list but I stayed with the Focal Spirit so never did hear them.  Not cheap but what is.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Robots and Donuts - the art of Eric Joyner
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:10:43 PM »
These are really good...thanks for sharing.  I like the line up. He paints with a lot of texture and yet the robots gleam so smooth and metallic.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:07:16 PM »
sooo, are we going to get any of those chef awesome recipes????:) ;D

Soon.....just feeling out a format that will work :)

Are they midi compatible?   ;) ;D

Thats funny Loren  ;D ....another moog cookbook.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:57:44 AM »
sooo, are we going to get any of those chef awesome recipes????:) ;D

Soon.....just feeling out a format that will work :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:27:44 AM »
Let's forget all about this, indeed this went out of control and won't happen again. Sorry if I offended someone.

I'm not looking for trouble. And I don't want to spend my energy with virtual fights.


Your good Crepuscule.....apologies if I offended you.  By the way "Cosmic Fabric" was a great name and whatever you choose is cool, just thought Id mention it.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:04:33 PM »
Your are right Loren and it was my intention to be silent but it must be the protective side in me that flamed passion was miss placed or rightly placed  and got  too caught up in virtual drama.

History showed how the ill placed word has caused revolutions and world wars.....sure this is just the humble Hypnos forum.  But still I wonder why cant people respect the musical peers here....not me, but the forum members that have respected labels behind them or their own labels.  There is such a wealth of "inspiration" to exchange that this last fiasco is another embarrassment.....Im sad / pissed and maybe need to identify between what is virtual and real.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Sorry Pete Kelly....On Inspiration
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:13:51 PM »
Pete you proposed such a beautiful thread that went to hell and was shut down.  I was to blame and the result was so uninspired. My apologies.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: On Inspiration - Chuck Close quote
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:35:27 PM »

My studio fits into the little gear category.  There is really not much there.

I just feel that you answer like a politician, you aren't truthful, clear or concise. I think you're confused with what's little and what's too much.

What's the difference between a person like you that claims to have ''little gear'' (clearly not true the pictures don't lie) and me and Extasis? Are you saying that you are better than us? And that's the explanation why you have that big set of tools?
Because we have less stuff than you, but still, we are witch hunted for some unknown reason that has too do with having too much and unnecessary gear.

I just want a clear answer to those simple questions.

Who are you?  You call me a liar, vague, confused, egotistical and a witch hunter!  Wow!  What stings the most is the unless you standing holding a baby somewhere and we should meet.... *** EDITED - we can't allow profane personal insults here *** Thats about as clear and straight forward as I can be.

"WE can't allow any profane personal insults here"...really.  They do on television!  I care a lot about this forum and the members but this is well out of hand.  Moderators you are smart and talented people and a few individuals can come here and make a mess of this respected and I would say best ambient forum around.  Sadly to keep the peace you edit me....understood.  Theres a part of me thats having fun with this and a part thats really pissed.   

Good...then the message was delivered.

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