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John, the Matt Hillier post going over the various historic mastering levels paints the picture of the problem of compression & limiting in music for at least the last 10 yrs, not just ambient.  That post should be a "Sticky" or what ever one calls it.  It should be posted somewhere here for those that "want to try this at home"  It could serve as a reference, so people hopefully wont slam their music into oblivion.  All the software for mastering will do this.....the presets are design as such and really are best left to experienced mastering engineers to use.  Its too easy to fall into the trap.

Not sure if any of this is helping the OP


Definitely follow John's advice.....there is mastering out there to fit all budgets. You just have to make it part of your production costs.  Im hardcore when it comes to this an feel that no person should master there own music especially in the same room they recorded it in.   Heres the link on the discussion

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iPad Animoog 99 cents intro / $30 regular
« on: October 17, 2011, 09:31:40 AM »
Thats very interesting an sounds amazing .....the iPad is proving to be a unique platform to run musical software.  Moogs first poly synth in many years is realized in software on hardware for the!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Big waves : Electro Ambient Music
« on: October 08, 2011, 04:20:05 PM »
Not sure why this did not embed......Im sure Im not doing it right.  Excited to try the new Hypnos Forum Features. 

Everything and Nothing / Big waves : Electro Ambient Music
« on: October 08, 2011, 04:17:02 PM »
As a surfer / surfboard builder Im always looking for the challenge most often beyond my own capabilities.......the videos below exhibit this.  Its hard to understand for those that dont surf that situations like this can take your life.  Ironic when the surfers seem to be standing there enjoying the view while being chased by roaring giants.  I think I would be sitting in a boat have to now your limitations.   Tavurua, where this takes place is a heart shaped island in Fiji.

Enjoy the ride

P.S.Sorry about the ad's cant control that....worth expanding this videos to full screen and turning up the volume

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 08, 2011, 11:25:32 AM »

Adam Pacione :  From stills to motion.  Infraction Records

Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby : Appearances :  Musical Philosophy   Please read Richard Gurtlers Review

Tomas Weiss : Dato :  Databloem

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
« on: October 06, 2011, 04:16:33 PM »
Thanks for the content Mike.....if you log on to the apple website that first picture is what you encounter  Its perfect. 

On my way home this evening my car cd player without prompting ejected its cd and switched to NPR radio which was airing the Stamford piece.

There are people who come to this forum and really add to it and make it an interesting place....some of those people are musicians that are not affiliated with Hypnos and use the forum as a promotional tool, they give and take so to speak.  Others come here just for "self promotion" and offer nothing else.  Personally Im cool with it all, so I would prefer the forum dedicated to non Hypnos new releases, where guest, forum member, passer by or whoever promotes his or her new music, other than Hypnos release which have their own section.
Im interested in discovering new own taste will determine what I buy.  I do like the "Other Ambient Music" forum.  I think that will work well and kept discussion & promotion somewhat organized

I dont think I answered your question Mike.....just some more thoughts.

Also the 2 gear forums as Forrest suggested could become one.....for me sound sources, pre amp or mixer, fx, monitors and cables are all part of the same long chain. I suppose a discussion of where to put microphones on a marimba could warrant being placed in a dedicated recording forum, not sure how much recording technique type discussions we have here.

All in all the forum is coming together nicely......Thank you Mike

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:00:12 AM »
I remember seeing a video with Pete Townsend running an organ through an ARP.  I cant think of the track but I was surprised that that was how he got the sound.

I tend to agree with you Bill...... currently Im listening to the 3 disc in rotation during Yoga practice. Yoga for me is more of a physical meditation than an exercise.  Quite Music is just right for it!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: October 02, 2011, 05:22:22 AM »
Will definitely check out Alchemy.....thanks!

Generally I like where the forum is going...a few thoughts

You might consider putting the Hypnos Forums in there own section.   So the first main header would be Hypnos Recordings contain the 3 sub section: News, Releases & Activities.  The the next header.....Music, Ambience & Sound Art.  This might help to visually break up the first section and also it is the Hypnos forum and should have its own area away from the "masses".

To me there seems to be a gray area between the Hypnos Related Activities, Forum Members Project & Other Ambient Music Forum.  Each makes sense its just I have a bit of work to do  (maybe this is a good thing)  I have decide what Im looking for and then figure out where within these 3 sections do I go to find it because they sort of overlap...... Perhaps we should just test drive it for a while and see if it feels right.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 30, 2011, 05:39:33 AM »
Good input on Omnisphere.  The video looks nice on the page Mike.  As it turns out I can not install Omnisphere even if I want to because of my ancient G5 system, actually it will run but its a waste of time performance wise.  NI software will not install at all.  Along with my howling fans thats be discussed elsewhere in this forum....its time for a major upgarde.  Couple of projects to finish first and then I will commit. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:08:16 AM »
Yes I would find that irritating as well....breaking the creative flow.  Thanks for info

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:46:12 AM »
Mike how is the programming...hard like the DX7?  I had heard it was not as difficult

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:34:22 AM »
Eric Persing was the main programmer behind the Roland D50....some things dont change. Funny had my eye on a D50 for a while.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:03:58 AM »
My opinion? I hate it, to me its cheating. I love making sounds, Omnisphere does it all for you so no reason to make any yourself. I can understand why film composers love it, sounds great and  its quick and super easy to come up with

This is one of the main reasons I have stayed away, too easy......its just every time I see these demo videos the seduction is quite powerful.   Mind you to grab at something easy once in a while is not always a bad thing

Mike, I like your sense of diversity  :)......I should have been more specific such as 12k's dedicated forum for art, one for self promotion etc. all within the forum bounderies.... Sound . Art . Recording . Culture .

The Everything and Nothing forum here does cover it all and pigeon holing it to specific forum topics might not work or it might help to guide people to areas of interest. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Omnisphere.....who's using it?
« on: September 29, 2011, 07:02:20 AM »
Came across this video of the Spectrasonic's Omnisphere 1.5 update that implements the ipad as a control surface.  Is it as good as it sounds.  I have resisted so far.  Perhaps it is futile to do so.

I wonder if it might help if we showed some links here to other forums that exhibit good and not so good aspects of what could improve the Hypnos forum.

Heres a link to the 12k Forum.  It is similar in its approach to Hypnos but I like the diversity of Forum topics.  Might be a little too much production & gear sections for some.  It is clean and easy to read and you can get to what you are interested quickly or just aimlessly cruise around with easy

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