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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Jon Hassell Live on the radio
« on: July 13, 2014, 06:37:56 PM »
I thought others might be interested, he will be live on KCRW this Wednesday at 11:15. You can get more info and a link to listen online here:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning-becomes-eclectic/jon-hassell-2014-07-16

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Mogami is overpriced yes, but for me they feel like a safe card.. when you buy them you bascially do not need to worry about "cables"  they just do their job...

Same with Belden, they have been making high quality cable for years. Many pro studios here in the US use Belden cables. I started using them after a friend of mine who built studios for a living told me about them.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:09:11 PM »

1. The ridiculously overacted fake injuries.

Basically flopping, I hate it too. The European's invented it and brought it to basketball as well, it nearly ruined the game here in the states. I feel sorry for Mexico, they basically lost because of a flop.

3. Ties. It's ridiculous that a fan of any sports team should be excited that their team struggled to a 0-0 tie.

I don't find ties all that bad, a tie game can be exciting. In lots of sports you use to be able to end in a tie like college football. And now they have replaced the tie with the most ridiculous tie braking system ever invented, I would much prefer a tie game compared to that system. Their is a great documentary out called Harvard beats Yale 29-29, well worth checking out even if you don't find football that interesting. And this is coming from someone who basically hates american style football today. I think it shows that a tie can be more exciting than even a win.

4. Too much time with the ball kicked around aimlessly at midfield.

Compared to American football where everyone stands around in a huttle for 45 seconds before any action begins?  ;D Midfield action is sort of the same, getting everyone in position for an attack, it just takes time because the field is so big.

Ok well the US lost now, so we can all go back to ignoring the rest of the world cup.  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:15:55 PM »
My favorite take on the whole World Cup thing.  ;D

http://teamcoco.com/video/triumph-world-cup-part-1

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:59:28 PM »
Just watched a quick tutorial on using Live as a slave and Logic 9 as master....very cool.  Turns Live into a very large and powerful software instrument.  Ive known of Rewire for years but never needed it or thought to use.  Glad you mentioned Tomas. Thanks

I've used Rewire with Reason, never thought of using it with Live, good idea!  8) Rewire comes in handy once in a while, just remember when you get your Rewire tracks all set the way you want them to record them in Logic so they can be part of the final session in case at some time in the distant future you need to go back and redo something. I did that with one track with some drum parts in Reason and I lost the original Reason session so that track is lost forever.  :'(

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:17:57 PM »
Hi Julio,

first of all I do agree with you that Logic X has no future. The "1 window-view" either you like or hate…I hate it! Working with Midi is a real pain in the ass and 64 Bit plugins only (without internal bridge) is a joke. If you have Logic 8 you want miss anything.


I don't understand the issue here, I can use two windows in Logic X:



It works the same as Logic 9. Working with midi is easy, no big deal. Yeah I don't like the 64 bit only part, and I have yet to use the drum thingy they added. I only use X once in a while at work, my home studio is still Logic 9. 

Have fun in Ableton Live, I don't use it for anything serious but I know a lot of people who do great things with it. Having said that after playing with it a bit at work I have to say I'm not all that pleased with the quality of the audio, it seems a bit grainy to me, but what do I know.

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As the frugal musician that I am, I use Hosa cables.  :-[

I'm even more frugal, I make my own.  ;D  I use Belden cable with Neutrik connectors, it's pretty cheap if you buy a box of cable and cut them to length. Mogami is fine stuff but over priced and over hyped. As for Hosa, I've been hosed by them too many times.  :P :D Actually I haven't been, but I think they are a bit pricey too for what you get.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:17:26 PM »
I have to manage something like 20 of them for work only because we have Protools, otherwise we would not have them. Waves does not require them anymore so no issue there. I've had at least two dongles fail, good old flashing LED mode means good bye dongle from my experience. Ever try dealing with PACE when one goes bad? Not a good experience. They sent me a replacement, it didn't work as it was registered to someone else, so I could not activate it or install my software. As a temporary solution I ended up using my own personal dongle until we could straighten this out, it took months. Oh yeah, after that they wanted to charge me $50 to transfer my license that I put on my own personal dongle to the new one, nice. I've other bad experiences with PACE dating back to the 90s when they did the keydisc limited number of installs on a floppy drive, with installs mysteriously go missing.

Oh, and the worst installation experience is a combo of anything Avid and iLOK and having to do it about 20 times. That alone makes me want to never use either of these things ever again.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 15, 2014, 10:21:24 AM »
I've had a lot of issues with iLok and PACE in general over the years. I have an old iLok so I might try it since it is free, but I tend to not get something when I hear the word iLok included with it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mutronics Mutator
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:29:15 PM »
I remember the Mutator got good reviews but it seemed pricy to me at the time. I use one of these right now:



I think it's pretty cool but its more than just a filter. You can read about it on their website:

http://jomox.com/product_details.php?lang=2&category=3&product_id=3

Most of the video demo's are crap, this is probably one of the better ones showing what it can do on using a basic piano sound:





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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Dance music tutorial
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:03:29 PM »
Evidently you don't even need to turn your equipment on to make dance music.  ;D

Well I always thought dance music was made with a bunch of toys and that proves it!  :P :D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: June 03, 2014, 05:07:55 PM »
Just agree with her, maybe in the future whenever that is you two can get lunch, but for now just move on. Either she's not that interested as you suspect, or she's too busy right now, or she's a mess and can't get her act together for a simple lunch. In any case it's not happening right now, maybe that will change but who knows. Forcing the issue won't do anything and dwelling on it is not good for you. 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did Oöphoi used?
« on: May 26, 2014, 10:47:21 AM »
Below the Elektrix Repeater which is the bottom one is a Lexicon Jamman.

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I understand about steering clear of red flags, but after the age of 30 or so,  the great majority of unmarried women you'll meet will fall into the category of "divorced single mother" so I'm not sure that's a red flag in itself.

I have to agree, and when we get to women in their 40s its almost a red flag if they are not divorced single mothers.  :o

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Anyone here with suggestions?
« on: May 15, 2014, 12:19:08 PM »
I think we need to know what you are using. Normally I would send sounds to the FX via an aux send, then have the FX come back in again on an aux return or on other channels to the mixer. I would then send the sound out to your speakers. Most decent mixers would give you a second option, like a tape send to send to a recorder. 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Handmade synthesizers
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:56:39 AM »
Most of the handmade synths I have played around with seem to be one trick ponies, which is fine if you like the one thing it does well. For me they just seem too limiting so I've never gotten any for my studio.

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Some people prefer TC electronic reverbs I know Opphoi did like them, I know Robert Rich and I think also Loren Nerell like Sony reverbs.

I like them all.  ;D
In my studio I have TC Electronics, Sony, Lexicon, Ursa Major, Roland, and Alesis reverbs. I have hardware and software tools. To me whatever works is worth using. So old school is fine, if you feel comfortable working that way then go ahead. Recording FX with the instruments is fine if that's how you like to work, that's how some people like to do it, nothing wrong with it.

As for DAWs, none of them are really designed for doing ambient music, and most of us use whatever we feel comfortable using. I mainly use Logic Studio, if I am doing a long drone piece then I just turn off the metronome and let it go. I've never used FL Studio but most of the people I know who use it are doing more beat driven stuff. Some people are just not comfortable with computers, A Produce mainly used ADATs or burned stuff directly to CDr, his concession to hard disc recording was purchasing a Korg Oasys keyboard workstation. So if a DAW is just too much then go with something else.

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Thanks guys for lsitening in, I hope you enjoyed it.

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It is on right now so you tell me.  ;D

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Tree of Life is on SomaFM right now. Click on the link above to hear the new album.

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