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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

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Diego Stocco
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:43:23 AM »
Heres a link to some of Diego Stocco's work with Spectrasonics 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Diego Stocco
« on: September 28, 2011, 06:50:54 PM »
Thats some performance.....Diego Stocco played a big part in the sampled sound engine of Spectrasonics software synth, Omnisphere.  I believe he was responsible for the infamous Burning Piano patch.  I dont own the software but this part of it seems the most interesting.

I would agree the Ning format is confusing and prevents me from posting, and that is any facebook style community.  However that confusion can be visually stimulating which the rM community is.  One of my favorite topics here is "recent purchases" because it really is a celebration of cd cover art.  It is visually exciting to see, and of course shows that the cd format still has some life left in it.

The Hypnos forum is streamlined and its easy to see whats going on within a click or two.... definitely worth holding on to that. 

Blogs....if they lead to what Richard Gurtler has done over at rM with his reviews then yes. Same goes for James Johnson's Studio Build.  If its a more personal blog then its not something I would read.  I do like that moving banner over at rM that highlihts key topics and release....not sure if something like that is specific to the ning format

Youtube direct integration would be great....lots of ambient/electronic music video out there.

Ultimately, whatever creates more traffic through here is a good thing. There are a lot more voices out there that should be heard and it seems they need encouragement.

This forum is a fantastic resource for the ambient music community!  My it continue to grow.

Don't know why, but your comment reminds me of a tongue-in-check credit on an an early 80s punk album:  "Not Produced by Brian Eno."


Thanks for that Forrest...Im going to be smiling all night.  :) +++

Antdude...nice post.   

I may have been a littler dude than you (about 10yrs old) when I first looked at the Switch on Bach cover and listen in astonishment at the sounds coming from the Hi Fi...can one be astonished at that age.
sraymar is right in his third category....the non musician who will become a future musician.

I feel the same way about Aphex Twin and his handmade/modified instruments....what were/are they?

Everyone here knows the the wonderful music from Saul Stokes and most should know of his hand built modular....its an amazing symbiosis of man and machine, wow where did that come from, the wine is particularly good tonight.  Theres plenty of information regard his unique instrument, no mysterious vapors clouding the facts.

Julio, i thought you was refer to this:


Yes Tomas thats what I was making reference to.......funny that the El Culto name did not stay with my memory and I was to lazy to go find the link in my original post so thanks.

Now that everything is clear shall we start over again. ;)

Totally agree with APK and Mike here...well, not a surprise since i was the complainer mentioned in the starting post  ;D

Tomas, that was you......In my mind the mysterious forum member was a non musician Fan, makes sense though as we are discovering that non musician fans seem to have nothing to say either way.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 26, 2011, 11:51:55 AM »
Steve Roach: A Deeper Silence  Along with Immersion 3, some of my favorite Roach....I can leave this on for days
Steve Roach: Quite Music  The Original 3 Hour it says, Quite and also beautiful, drifting and all about innerspace.
Tomas Weiss & Anthony Paul Kerby: Appearences  One of the most interesting and moving collaborations I have heard recently

I may well be interested in knowing how some sounds are produced/created on a CD, but the artist can put this on a web site easily enough and not load the CD with technical stuff.

I think this is a good point, websites & blogs can be the digital equivalent of old school vinyl sleeves and info kept to necessary details and then expanded if desired in the www.

Seems to me when I was a kid, fans  knew alot about the the music they loved  (this my be more applicable to rock music).  Personal details of band members etc.  I first discovered the the sound of a Minimoog and Oberheim synths form early Rush albums long before I was personally interested in synthesizers.  My fellow Rush Fans knew exactly what a Rickenbacker bass was and its distinctive sound.  We were not musicians, just fans or were we just fanatics.  Maybe.  Neil Peart was a huge inspiration and was why I started playing the drums.  Are ambient fans so different or are there just so few of us?

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