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The Sense of Being There :: 59:43

Composed, Performed & Produced by Julio Di Benedetto 2010.

Synthesizers :: Access Virus TI, Alesis Andromeda & Oberheim Matrix 12

Mastered by Taylor Deupree @ 12k Mastering

Photography & Design :: Julio Di Benedetto





I have posted a long clip selection here for everyone to listen too.  This is the first release since 2008 and the end of a musical hiatus since 2006, I happy to say!

Not going to say much about it now other than once the website is up and the full project is available I will let everyone know for those interested

Format: Download only in 16bit @ 44.1k cd quality & 24bit @ 44.1k master quality files.

Hope you enjoy the pre release clips.



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Sony PCM D50 Linear Recorder FS
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:27:29 AM »
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help?! My new Lexicon PCM 81
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:25:22 AM »
Good advice coming at you from Seren & Mike......also be mindful  when you come across presets named "Echo Space of God", a favorite of mine,  you don't though to much in there. Odds are it won't come back. ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: July 05, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »
Thanks for the post Saul......have to say that the Matrix demo bank on the OP-X Pro site had me going......so I fired up my Matrix 12 to check if what I was hearing was so.   Im impressed!  I have always been one for if you want analog get real analog,  software does not do it well, all the wavetable and sample stuff software is taking the lead over hardware but not analog.  Never listen to the Arturia clones, but this one really does have something.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »
In the studio tonight its an APK evening......Nunc Stans : Peninsula   Circular Ruins : We leave everything Behind.

On my car seat:

Miles Davis : In a Silent Way
Brian Eno : Neroli
Vir Unis : Aeonian Glow


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: June 23, 2012, 04:33:32 PM »
Thanks again Michael for a wonderful piano recommendation......this is very cool.  Not just the piano that was samples but that they were able to use the original mics, consul & studio to sample this steinway is quite unique.  I know there are a LOT of piano sample libraries looking for attention.....you have point out a couple of special ones!

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Thanks so much Forrest & Thomas for making this available for download......I am on my 3rd digital spin back to back.....deep & beautiful.  Thanks for planting the seeds!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: June 20, 2012, 04:49:19 AM »
Hi Michael......thanks for the link to the Emotional Piano.  love the warmth & tones of this.

Whats this Newbie status you have acquired......I remember chatting with you here in the early 90's.  We do tend to come and go from this forum over time.  Good to see you here again. 

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Now Playing / Re: Too much music?
« on: June 20, 2012, 04:39:39 AM »
My music purchases have been steady for a while until recent....I have too much in that I list to an 1/8 th of my collection.  Grant new arrivals get top billing.  What is a concern for me is the physical space all these cds take up.  When I look at all that plastic it really turns me off.  It definitely has effected my purchasing.  Our Ambient community should be supported, needs to be....... and there are many wonderful releases coming out and older ones to be discovered.  Not easy!   Good thread Drone on!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 16, 2012, 05:27:55 PM »
Cliff Martinez : Solaris......Steel Drum, Gamelan & Moog Bass.   Galactic Nirvana
Coldplay: Parachute.......it touches me.  Dismissed them until I heard this recently.
Pjusk : Tele.....Wonderfully cold & dark with a touch of tundra summer to warm it up.  Like it.
Aphex Twin ; Selected Ambient Works 2.....Still has its special moments
A Produce & Loren Nerrel : Intangible......Love this for its varied sonic moods!
vidnObmana : Soundtrack for the Aquarium......a Hypnos classic, should be reprinted.
Paul vunk Jr. : Silence Speaks in Shadow......took me a bit to get into, but now, the music has truly reveal itself!
Alio Die & Aglaia : Private History of Clouds......Beautiful tone set & old school vinyal style packaging from Infraction Records
Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby : Apperance....... This just stays in constant rotation.
King Crimson : Red....... What can I say,  Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford & John Wetton!
Steve Roach: Empetus.....Roach's Berlin inspired music.....track 9, The Memory, foretells of what will come.  Its one of my favorite pieces of music by Steve Roach
Harold Budd : The White Arcades......I keep coming back to it and sometimes I just wish for a little eno magic in the mix.

Grabbed these off my front passengers car seat.....no wonder nobody want's to ride with me.  No where to sit!

 

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Have to say the one link to the original Alien 1 movie that was messed up is the Super Human chases  Shaw after his spacecraft crashes  near the end of the movie.  In the first Alien the Superhuman is  found in the chair thing with its chest exploded out.
There's a good reason for this: It's not the same planet as Alien. They were on LV-223, not LV-426. ;D

What!.......all that way and its the wrong planet.   :o

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Went to see it last night....still have it on my mind.  Stunning Visuals.  Mammoth production.  The usual amount of hollywood nonsense seem to get lost in the movie rather than being so obvious...a good thing.
All in all I enjoyed it.  Have to say the one link to the original Alien 1 movie that was messed up is the Super Human chases  Shaw after his spacecraft crashes  near the end of the movie.  In the first Alien the Superhuman is  found in the chair thing with its chest exploded out.  They were so close to putting the 2 movies together.  Must be to link up another movie yet to come other wise it just terrible continuity 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Looking for my first synthesizer...
« on: June 11, 2012, 04:41:27 AM »
You might consider using soft synths to start.....although theres nothing like getting your hands on real knobs and slider etc.   As mention you will have to get a digital audio work station to record audio but it maybe simpler with software synths as you already have and audiophile headphone setup and some way of getting audio out of your computer.  Add a usb midi keyboard.  That was how I started. From a learning perspective a hardware synth like the novation would be...."hands on"

atb

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I have had my new Macbook Pro for a few days.....17" i7 quad core w/8 gb of ram and I installed a 240 gb SSD

Now the fun part......updating all software & drivers  :o

Thanks for the guidance

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:09:54 PM »
Thanks so much for the suggestions everyone....Im checking into them.

I think Komplete is too much for me.  I can see I would not use a majority of the software included.  might go for the Reaktor player as I like Prism, Razor, Massive and Sparks.  Perhaps NI will have one of those crazy sales on Komplete which are just too good to turn down!

Omnisphere.....I started a thread asking about this so it was well covered.......Im still trying to resist.

I should mention that I just upgraded my old G5 to a new Macbook pro so much of this new software has been out of my reach.

I loved my Wavestation when I had it.....the software version must be easier to create sounds on.  I will definitely look into this.

I remember AAS Tassman back from early Reaktor days, they sort of came on the scene around the same times.  I had forgotten about them.

HG Fortune's Synth Serenity is very special.

Once I get the new version of logic loaded up I will be able to demo some of your suggestions.

atb.....Julio


 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: June 04, 2012, 12:30:44 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations Scott & APK.....Alchemy is one I had my eye on and is any software based system complete without NI's Komplete.  There so much in there its almost overwhelming!

Not familiar U-He, but I will defiantly look it up.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Soft Synths....What do you like?
« on: June 04, 2012, 05:40:39 AM »
Its been quite some time since Ive used soft synths....Generator, then Reaktor when they first came out.  Things have change and there are a lot to choose from.  I would like to add a few to my sonic palette.

Thanks!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Male menopause
« on: May 29, 2012, 05:18:09 AM »
Interestingly some of the ceremonial work i took part in showed that 'physicallity' and even 'health' are not the only measure of personal 'strength'. I met numerous people who were very fit/strong/yoga/martial arts etc who could not keep up over a long intense ceremony - your spiritual awareness and muscles are important too.


As Seren points out the spiritual aspect of health is important and i would say as important as everything mentioned here......Mind, Body & Soul.  Im not talking about religion per se.  Spirituality is much too big to be contained within the walls of a cathedral, mosque or temple.

Im 48 and this mind body spirit equation is at the forefront of my menopause....actually I havent really thought much about it until I read this thread.  Female menopause seems to be in the spot light the most.

I feel and I am in better shape than I ever have been due to an active surfing lifestyle and yoga practice...both of these keep the mind body spirit equation balance.  Yoga tends to take the lead though as this is its purpose.....liberation form all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth & death, ultimately ending in union with the universal spirit...... Samadhi.  To think some people believe yoga is just a form of excersice  ;)

That being said....what I notice most at this time of life is the past behind me and where I have come from and the untrodden path before me.  What will I do with the latter part of my life?

and don't forget a happy and creative life can also make a huge difference, whatever the level of physical exercise you undertake - no point having the hardest 8 pack in the universe if you are a miserable git.

Absolutely!

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Keep in mind that with OSX Lion (any new Mac has this installed) itīs not possible to run anymore Logic 8! You have to upgrade and pay for version 9.

Cheers,
Tomas


Thanks for the information Tomas, I did not know this......Logic 9 is on my software upgrade list.




The sticker price is painful because that announcement is old. OWC sells the same thing now for about 1/10 the price!



Thats a huge difference in price...something to consider.


Really when I sit with my 17" screen in my lap it seems large enough, from so close... not as large as the 30" ACD I have upstairs but probably equivalent to a 22-23" monitor at a normal distance. Higher pixel density makes the 17" Macbook Pro screen pretty nice.


Good to know....thanks!

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Thanks Mike & Loren for your insight.  Nice glimpse inside your live setup Loren.

Heres a link to a recent 16 gig ram setup from OWC I came across today for the current Macbook......painful sticker price.  Their 8 gig option is almost $100 cheaper than apples 8 gig option http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/09/16-gb-ram-upgrades-for-new-macbook-pros-now-available/

SSD is expensive.....I have almost 2 tb of glyph firewire external storage.  I will stick with that and install a SSd drive in the laptop as you did Mike.  What size SSD do you have installed Mike?

It will be a challenge going to 17" Screen after using a 23" apple display.  Im hoping that as one works much closer to the screen it wont be so bad and there are different resolution option that give more screen space.

Any thoughts to the anti glare screen macbook pro?  Cant say Im fond of the glare that comes of the new Imacs when I had the chance to use one.  I like the look of my current brushed aluminum 23" lcd apple display.  No glare from that.

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