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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
« on: October 18, 2011, 06:19:35 PM »
Special post 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

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 

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.

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

That says it all, dont you 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.

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.

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