Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Altus

Pages: 1 ... 10 11 [12] 13 14 ... 17
221
Yes, Ninjam definitely works.  Stillstream once broadcasted an impromptu four-person live ambient concert.  Each member was in their own studio.  A very interesting experience to hear, and the results were surprisingly good.

222
Sounds like a very interesting project.  Thanks for the heads up.

223
Hence I tend to make the bass almost mono and it sounds fine.
I tend to do the same thing for when I testing the final mix on headphones.  I usually bring it in around 50-65% to keep those bass tones closer to centre.

224
Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Low Light Mixes
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:24:31 AM »
Thanks Dave.  I'm a big fan of your more drone-y mixes, as they work beautifully for going to sleep.

And Paulstretch is an awesome tool.  I think it's been talked about elsewhere on the forum, but here's the link for anyone curious:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hypermammut/

225
Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:20:31 AM »
Good call on 'LSG - Netherworld'.

226
Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: January 17, 2010, 08:25:49 AM »
Really?  I still think Sasha's 'Belfunk' is the best dance track ever.  The first time I heard it, I had goosebumps.
... but then, the best part is the breakdown, so maybe it's not the best DANCE track. ;)


227
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« on: January 17, 2010, 08:16:38 AM »
Some of the instruments used includes guitar so maybe that's why.  ;)
Thanks again for the comments everyone.  It's great to hear feedback on people's thoughts and feelings about my stuff.

228
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« on: January 16, 2010, 07:42:19 AM »
Thanks so much, Mirko!  :)

229
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« on: January 15, 2010, 08:19:18 PM »
Thanks Antdude.

I don't know when I'll do another live performance.  They really stress me out, which is saying something for playing ambient music.  ;)
The web video thing was a fun thing to try, but it really pushed the limits of my system since I already use it to produce the music and stream it to the server.  I was surprised that the system held up as long as it did, and I only started getting some intermittent snapping after 50 minutes or so.

That said, if I do another live show, I'll likely lug in another system into the room and use it solely for video streaming to the server.

230
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Altus - Coma Cluster
« on: January 12, 2010, 07:53:49 PM »
Hey jkn,
I'm glad you've been enjoying it.  Thanks for the mention.

And Thomas, you're a nut.  ;)

231


Mister Vapor & Altus - "Falling Out of Orbit"
now available on Just Not Normal netlabel.

Quote from: Just Not Normal
And if you think we’ve heard the best collaboration works yet, then let this one surprise your ears. Mister Vapor (aka the extremely prolific Mystified) joined up with Altus (one of the ambient great netlabel artists). Well fitting in some of the other ‘deep sea dives’ of this months JNN releases this album takes you deeper. Where the wonderful string-drones of Altus meet with the dark-drones of Mister Vapor this is a clash of experimentalism that cannot be missed. We are proud to host this for your ears.


FLAC version available on altusmusic.ca

232
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Free Effective PC Anti-Virus
« on: December 11, 2009, 06:11:54 PM »
I run Avast, but I don't think it's very good at catching malware.  I'll check this out.  Thanks for the link.

233
Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy Birthday Loren
« on: November 30, 2009, 04:08:22 PM »
Have a good one, Loren!   :D

234
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDR prices too high
« on: November 19, 2009, 05:17:03 PM »
OT, but I figured it was worth mentioning regarding safe storage of discs:
Everyone knows sunlight is a big no-no when it comes to optical media, but did you know that all light (even artificial) very slowly degrades the dye in burnt media (CD and DVD).  For the most part this is a non-issue because the degradation is almost non-existent, but those who greatly value their backups might feel that much more safe storing their media in a dark space.

235
That goes on for wa-a-ay too long.  Do these people have no shame?

236
Everything and Nothing / Re: Sound quality still matters....
« on: November 14, 2009, 07:10:23 AM »
I think it's safe to say that ambient and classical music is best listened to uncompressed.

On a side note, I've started releasing my work in MP3 and FLAC, and was very surprised to see quite a number of listeners downloading the FLAC over MP3 (around 30-40%).  In fact since I've started doing this, I've had a number of people contact me asking for specific albums in my discography as FLAC.

So I'm happy to say there's definitely people out there who do still care about sound quality... and not just music artists either.

237
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Beautiful Ambient Video
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:40:56 PM »
Thanks Mirko.  Glad you liked it.  :)

To anyone who may not know, this is a promo video for my new release "Coma Cluster" on the Endless Ascent netlabel.
http://www.endlessascent.com/ea008.html

If FLAC is more your thing, you can download that here:
http://www.altusmusic.ca/comacluster.html

And full-length previews if you just want to take a listen without downloading:
http://www.last.fm/music/Altus/Coma+Cluster


Enjoy!

238
Everything and Nothing / Re: Sad News
« on: October 18, 2009, 05:58:40 AM »
Jim,
I hardly knew you.  But in the short time I have, I can definitely attest to what everyone's been saying about your love for music.
If there's something past this life as we know it, I hope the music of Earth only pales in comparison to what you're hearing now.

My condolences to his family and friends.

239
Thanks Shane.

Judd, those Buddhist links that come up at the end are YouTube's doing.  I don't have any control over it.  I think they're based on the tags I put in, and the words "earth" and "mantra" are likely what's causing it.  ;)

Oh, and I don't practice any religion or beliefs... although a lot of people who know me say I'd make a good Buddhist.   ;D

240
Quote
Welcome to Earth Mantra Netlabel's one hundredth release. To celebrate this milestone, we decided early on that this album should be a compilation of the artists who made up the previous ninety-nine releases.

Little did we realize how many of our artists would want to contribute and how excellent the music would be. As a result, this release has grown to encompass four full discs of sublime ambience, with more than four hours of music end to end. We're very proud of the result.

Special thanks to all of the artists for their contributions, both to this compilation, to Earth Mantra, as well as to the ambient community at large. Your generosity helps make the ambient world a better place, and Earth Mantra simply could not exist without you.

Finally, we would like to thank our listeners, without whom there would literally be no point. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed the first one hundred mantras, and we look forward to many, many more.


Features original music from the following artists:
Alex Tiuniaev
Altus
Carl Sagan's Ghost
Copal River
Darkened Soul
Darren Harper
Desert Mystic
Emerald Adrift
EugeneKha
Incandescent Void
Jacob Newman
Kit Watkins
Lucette Bourdin
Medicine Man
Metlay!
Michael Sandler
mindSpiral
Mister Vapor
Musir von Vidalia
Mystahr
Mystified
Palancar
Petal
Phillip Wilkerson
Shane Morris
Silvercord
Spheruleus
Stephen Philips
Sylvie Walder
Tange
Tone Ghost Ether
Tony Gerber
usr/sbin

A promo video I put together for the release.  If you enjoy timelapse photography, be sure to check it out.


And of course, the link to the release itself.
http://earthmantra.com/thehundredthmantra

Pages: 1 ... 10 11 [12] 13 14 ... 17