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Everything and Nothing / Re: VISTA
« on: October 26, 2009, 10:13:47 AM »
Well, soon I will transform my PC to Pure APPLE also, i will just paint the computer white and put on the APPLE logo :)

While you are at it why don't you buy a Volkswagen, paint it white, and then put a Mercedes logo on it, same thing I would think. That way you can also prove your superiority to the auto aficionados as well.  ;D

As for Vista, my first run in with it was while temping for a game developer, it seemed to me at the time that a lot of the so called upgrades were done just because they could do it and actually would slow down your work flow if you were familiar with XP at all. I've also known a few people who bought new PCs with Vista and then tried to hook up their printers, scanners, and other add-on hardware devices that they had used with their older XP computers, but found they no longer worked because no drivers had been developed. Of course this has changed but it was a common complaint I heard from early adaptors. On the  plus side, now that I do mostly a/v work here at the school, I have found that laptops with Vista are more friendly when dealing with projectors then computers running XP.

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Loren, how are you going to dance when you're kneeling on the ground?

I guess that video ended before I started break dancing.  ;D

Actually the only thing I was doing during that video was trying to figure out how I was going to see the computer screen when the sun was shining directly on it. I kept moving it forward but the sun kept moving with it. Finally I shifted it to the floor. Here's some photos a friend of mine took during the show:









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Everything and Nothing / Re: Oriental/Asian style atmospheric music
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:26:51 AM »
Maybe Jade by Ian Boddy? Its been a while since I've heard it (came out in the late 1980s) and I am not sure if its still in print. Check his website for details.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Sad News
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:22:17 AM »
Thank you Tom for filling us in on this sad day. My Sincerest condolences to you and Jim's family. I only spoke with Jim a couple times on the phone and had a few email conversations, most of my connection with him was through this website were we share a love of this music. Jim was very passionate, he was a pillar of this community and a great supporter to all of us in whatever we were doing. He will be greatly missed by many many people.

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Last call for Immersion Festival.  ;D Ok, I was interviewed about the show, you can read the interveiw here: http://www.lbpost.com/sander/6924

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I recently picked this up via steveroach.com's site.  I've been able to give it a really good listen now and I must say I think it's your finest work.  Excellent work Forrest! ~ Jesse

I'll have to second what Jesse said about it being your finest work Forrest. I think I've gotten all of your CDs (and an LP too) over the years, and I think its just a great CD, am really enjoying it. Well done.  :)

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OMG, that was hilarious!  ;D

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Chris Farley would have nothin' on that guy.

I thought the same thing- looks like Chris Farley doing a character!

Yeah but to me he sounds more like Sam Kinison.  :D



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I say we get M. Griffin, Numina, Loren Nerell, and Forrest Fang to do a 4-man ambient masterpiece album and faux reunion tour and then do an in-store... with hopefully bringing in fans with similar results!

I'm game, but instead of a bunch of middle aged guys in black t-shirts can we have a few women instead?  ;D

Darn! I'd been looking forward to attending.   :(

You can come, just wear a white t-shirt and bring three women with you.  ;D

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I say we get M. Griffin, Numina, Loren Nerell, and Forrest Fang to do a 4-man ambient masterpiece album and faux reunion tour and then do an in-store... with hopefully bringing in fans with similar results!

I'm game, but instead of a bunch of middle aged guys in black t-shirts can we have a few women instead?  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Studio for sale - $800
« on: September 29, 2009, 10:13:36 AM »
Yeah, been there, done that. It sucks, I also feel your pain. I hope you recover soon.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach News
« on: September 17, 2009, 02:02:12 PM »
I am curious to see how quickly the 500 boxes sell out.

You won't have to wait long, Steve told me this morning he is already almost sold out.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:57:49 PM »
And I disagree about digipaks being durable, at least in my experience.  With digipaks, the printed material is right there on the surface, subject to scuffing, denting, dog-eared edges, water damage, and fingerprint oils, every time you handle the CD package.

I think they are as durable as LP jackets were, jewel cases also show simliar age problems (scratches, cracks, etc.) but their advantage is they are easily replaced. I can understand the need to save money, I just think the paper sleeve is going to cause more issues down the road then it solves. It will provide no real protection to the CD, unlike something that is thicker like card stock.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Upcoming Hypnos releases?
« on: September 11, 2009, 01:09:18 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears to me you are trading a tray card and jewel case for just a paper sleeve, which of course over time will become torn and will probably loose its contents. Also, how will you be printing the booklets, with an ink jet printer? Something better one hopes. I'm with Forest, I would prefer something more interesting and will last longer. I've had no issues with Digipaks or cardboard sleeves over time, paper or plastic sleeves are another story, they just don't last.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: August 28, 2009, 11:10:18 AM »
Their is no new plate reverb from UAD-2, but their is a new EMT 250 which is an emulation of one of the first digital reverbs. For me I like the VSS4 way better then VSS3, but you can't get that for the powercore, only the Reverb 4000 or 6000 units.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg M3 Xpanded 61 key synth
« on: August 28, 2009, 11:06:20 AM »
I say go back this weekend when they are busy and try someone else at GC or try a different store. Even though their 15% sale doesn't apply to Korg if they wanted to they could make it happen some how. If that doesn't work then consider the M50 if you want something similar. I haven't played with an M3 but I know Robert Rich has one so it can't be that bad.  ;D Also the MR-1 is very cool and is a great sounding recorder. I've wanted its big brother for a while now, hoping maybe next year I'll be able to pick one up.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Adonis-2
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:58:33 AM »
Looks interesting but its PC only.  :-\

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: show us your field recorders-
« on: July 25, 2009, 02:23:17 PM »
Not my picture but I use something similar to this:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Logic Studio 9
« on: July 24, 2009, 08:56:15 AM »
For those who care, Logic Studio 9 was released yesterday:

http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/

Looks pretty good, lots of new features. The down side for me is I will have to upgrade my studio computer to run it as it won't work on a G5.  :'(

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