I had your blog in my news reader all this time, and was surprised to suddenly see new updates. Good to see you back at it!
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Desktop apps still have access to low level audio and can communicate with drivers at a low level to get low latency performance. There are no changes to how drivers work as far as desktop applications go, so its very likely that your Windows 7 drivers will work on Windows 8 without modification. (unless the driver installation prevents it)
The results of the benchmarks were surprisingly good! Windows 8 performed better than Windows 7 across the board in all categories, and in many cases with fairly dramatic performance gains.
I haven't seen any new Pearce releases for a while. Does anyone know why his output is on pause?
Any thoughts on this? This is the dream duo of ambient, and I am eager to get this.It doesn't break any new ground, but still an enjoyable listen. I would call it inoffensive ambient music.
|Har / Altus - Shadow District (Promo)|
They are intensely pleasurable in the way true ambient can be, and not tainted by the need to be annoyingly avant guard.
Yes, I agree that's a problem. But it think underscores the need for more curators on the netlabel scene.While I agree, I still think netlabels have a stigma they need to shake.
I donít see anything particularly elitist about learning to create sounds on your own.You misunderstood my incoherent babbling. I have a deep appreciation for those who enjoy the art of making sound, especially from scratch (Saul Stokes comes to mind). I'm talking about listeners who don't give music a chance simply because an artist uses software (VSTs and softsynths) instead of hardware (synths, outboard effects, etc) to create their music.
Also, I prefer CDs to downloads, too---sorry!So do I, but that's doesn't stop me from enjoying music released through netlabels (which is download only). I'm talking about those who turn their nose up at free music because they assume it's all crap.
I read this statement several times and still think it is a weird comment.You're right. What I meant was to say was:
I've never tried Omnisphere, but I find it bizarre when a synth is marketed as an 'ambient synth'...To clear up any confusion, Omnisphere is definitely not an 'ambient synth'. It's a diverse library, and the sounds you can make with it cover a lot of ground.
What Im noticing as I demo the software discussed here is that some of the best have a tendency too take away a certain amount of the joys of layering sounds that is so crucial to ambient music. I say take away because these virtual instruments do it for you in the most seductive manner.This was a concern I heard voiced from a few artists when Omnisphere was released. I would say a quarter of the sound/sample sources in that library are too complex to use in useful manner. Most of these complex sounds contain built-in chord structures that severely limit their usefulness.