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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / TC Electronic VSS3 Native Reverb is here
« on: January 11, 2017, 08:47:46 AM »
I have waited a long time for powercore pci express card is long gone and this was and still is my favorite reverb that has not been available until now unless one has a 4000 unit or their flagship 6000.

Word was the UA was going to port the TC software over and that may still happen but this is exciting to have a Native version :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 09, 2017, 08:01:03 PM »
Ekstasis, why on earth do you keep putting up a style of music that does not fit the style of this community
and its users, and that gets no comments or interest from anyone, and that just keeps filling up page after page with videos.
Please, try to keep the interests of the people here in mind. It is pretty obvious what they are.

Yes this is really nauseating.....Ekstasis, regardless of the merits of this music it does not belong here in an ambient music forum.  It is not Dark Ambient, it is just dark goth metal for lack of a better terminology similar to what your buddy aelfa or what its name was posted.  Please stop posting these relentless carcinogenic sounds.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Waves End of year Sale
« on: January 02, 2017, 07:01:45 AM »
Listen to the Abby Road Bundle....very sweet.  I did buy the ADT,  very special plugin. Thanks for the info Paul.

Also picked up the H-Delay from the Hybrid bundle.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Waves End of year Sale
« on: December 29, 2016, 10:45:25 AM »
The Price drop on all of their plugins is crazy.  I once used their Renaissance plugins like 10 years ago but never upgrade because of the hefty $200 fee. 

For example the Renaissance bundle is now $149, my upgrade fee I just payed was $79 for a bundle that lists at $399. 

Really good prices on individual plugins as well......

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:13:05 AM »
I found out today that my "Sleepwalker's Ocean" album made it to one of Keyboard magazine's Top 10 lists for 2016.  Very surprised and excited:


Congratulations.  What a nice christmas gift!

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« on: December 24, 2016, 06:30:58 AM »
Does not really say or show too much but I am really excited to see this.

Deckard's gun looks very similar to the original.

Music in the trailer has the same melody and Vangelis sound.  Soundtrack will be critical.

Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: December 20, 2016, 08:38:31 PM »
Thats excellent Pete.....its got that Giorgio Moroder - American Gigolo & Jan Hammer - Miami Vice vibe to it.  8)

Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:59:24 AM »
Nothing like a Deadmau5 build up.....Faxing Berlin

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: December 15, 2016, 05:32:25 PM » have an Easel!  You been holding out on us? ;)

I have been listening, watching, reading, you name it.  Prices is daunting and availability a bit sketchy however to experience a Buchla without a second mortgage, this seems to be the way.  From my understanding its so much more than just a patchable monophonic enter the mind of its creator. 


Thanks for sharing the process, Julio. It's an interesting approach and I think I prefer to listen to it isolated. Later this week, I will listen to your soundcloud.  I think it's just a clash of techniques, maybe some more collabs and it will be a perfect marriage, and you are at the brink of something new.

Your Welcome.

My modular contributions to "Falling into Pace" were created from around the end of 2015 and through most of 2016 as an independent sound blog.  Only later once APK conceived the idea of this collaboration  did it manifest into this project.  That being said I disagree that there is a clash of techniques, on the contrary APK took my experimental sounds and crafted a beautiful and magical sonic world, often dark and melancholic yet for me full of wonder. 

Because of the nature of this collaboration and how the modular aspect of it is not always prevalent though always present I was able for the first time to listen with true objectivity.  Not something I can do with my own solo projects.

I respect your perspective and if the opportunity arises we may again set a course into the unknown!

Yes, this style it's not for me. I tend to prefer slowly evolving layers that morph into other things, clearly identifiable during the whole track, not noises that appear and disappear in random ways, leaving a feeling of emptiness, imo a good candidate for auto generative music.

You did well here perfectly described my part of the project and it was 100% auto generated.  I patched up the modular over a period of time and when I felt the patch had reached its zenith I pressed record and I let it do its thing. Completely auto generated, well actually control voltage generated but the same thing from the listening perspective.


I think you have the title for your next album:  "No Handrails."  ;)

I've been enjoying your collab with Julio this past week.  I think the edginess of Julio's modular sounds compliment the softer palate you use very nicely.  Yes, there are occasional Eno/Budd reference points, but I don't see that as a bad thing, since your distinctive style and Julio's unique timbres come through.  Congrats to you and Julio for such a nice release!


Thanks Forrest for your nice words.

I tried to reach for the ''handrail'', but it wasn't there.

Thats precious... ;D

This is very good indeed. The way it is all linked together and blends into a cohesive project is wonderful.

I assume this is the project mentioned in the colabarative topic in the Lounge below or is there another one in the offing with other folk from here ?

I like this very much , urgent list .

Thanks thirdsytem.

This project is not related to the Forum project though in spirit something like this could evolve if some interest was show.  "Falling into Place" are APK's interpretation and musical inspiration to my Modular Musing sonic experiments.  He did do a wonderful job at producing a flowing kaleidoscopic ambient work.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 03, 2016, 08:58:16 PM »
Good post Tardigrade....Dont know the Budd track.  Would like to know the album though.

In a place of graceful shapes....very special.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:31:48 AM »
A dedication to Buchla on the Moog website.

Dear Don,

There are no words that can accurately portray the profound impact you have had on our lives. We are deeply inspired by your artistry, and your ground-breaking achievements will always inform the work we hold most closely to our hearts. You and Bob, through your distinctive styles, collaboration and friendship, have laid the foundation for our future. Your influence endures in our minds, hearts and hands as we craft tools that give rise to joyful experimentations. We will never truly capture the elegance and beauty that you and Bob achieved, but we promise to never stop trying.

From everyone at Moog, thank you for inspiring us and giving meaning to our life's work.


Your Friends At Moog

Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: November 27, 2016, 10:49:28 PM »
Another favorite....simply beautiful.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: November 25, 2016, 10:17:08 PM »
Its a year since I embarked on my modular synth adventure.

When i started I did not know it mean't that I would actually be building a synthesizer, not in a DIY manner but selecting the parts that form a complete system if thats possible with eurorack. A fair amount of choices along the way turned out to be short term as the system grew and now I feel the modular has evolved far enough.

I will never think of filters, lfo's, Sample & holds, Random generators etc...along with gates, triggers & envelopes to name a few in the same way again.  Composing with a modular system liberates one from the fixed method of traditional synthesis and with that liberty comes the real challenge of sonic freedom.... you are on your own with nothing to fall back on which is both exciting and daunting.

The modular synth requires a different set of operating skills, at least for me it can't approach it with past knowledge. Not acceptable.  It demands that you be open and not try to conform it to your will, eventually, yes, a partnership will come into being but you have to pay you sonic dues. 

The quote below really reflects what I have been suggesting and carries the main sentiment.

“It is comforting to be in a situation and do what you know. You can rely on past experiences to guide you through the process, even as difficulties pop up. The challenge is making the time and space to work on what we don't know. Where the falls are harder and the successes are smaller. I'm constantly looking at the balance between what we know and what we want to learn. How do we continue to pursue new as we rely on refining what we have? What amount of resources do we apply to each? As soon as we try something for the first time we know something about it. We get the initial jitters out of the way. After that, the unknown becomes the possible.”…..Chef Alex Talbot

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: November 22, 2016, 09:14:25 PM »
Heres another interesting use of their 2016 stereo Room reverb.....course you could do this with any reverb but this is an Eventide moment.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide sale on all plugins
« on: November 22, 2016, 09:04:44 PM »
yeah if only I was patient.....bought Black Hole about a month ago >:(

Thinking of getting these two...I like what I'm hearing though I rarely use compressors, ok I use soundtoys Decapitator a lot but more for tonal shaping with a bit of boost

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