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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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Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France - starts July 4
« on: July 10, 2009, 09:32:21 AM »
'Greatest Sporting event of the Year' - not for me.

I'd rather watch 'drunk football' or the 'drug-enhanced olympics'. I think they'd be much more
interesting. :)

Come on now Pete, you're not getting into the real spirit of the Tour. Everyone knows that bicycle racing is the most 'drug-enhanced' sport in the world today.  :D ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Random MP3 snippet software...
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:02:05 AM »
When I worked for Phillips Media back in the early 1990s we did something similar for a Todd Rundgren disc called TRI (Todd Rundgren Interactive). It was a similar idea to yours but it was geared toward the consumer, they could remix the songs using a built in interface. Each bit of audio had meta data imbedded in each fragment so you could rearrange the fragments at will based upon what tags were in each bit of audio. Of course this used custom made software, and you had to use Phillip's special CDi players to do the remix otherwise if you played the disc is a regular CD player it just played the tracks normally.

Just wanted to make a correction, the CD was called No World Order, not TRI, Todd was referring to himself as TRi.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: July 01, 2009, 01:17:18 PM »
Here's one I'm currently reading:



A friend of mine gave this to me to return to the UCLA library, I thought it looked interesting. I better finish this one soon so I can get it back.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Black Hole Reverb
« on: June 28, 2009, 06:20:10 PM »
Latency is totally dependent upon your sound card and doesn't really have anything to do specifically with a Lexicon or any other external reverb.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: It's celebrity R.I.P. week
« on: June 26, 2009, 11:14:12 AM »
Yesterday was a bit of a surreal day.  On my way to work I heard that Farah Fawcett had died, then after getting to work I found out that one of my professors from my graduate schools days, Dr. Nazir Jairazbhoy had also died. He was a great guy, use to really care about his students. He had an open house every Friday where the real important issues got discussed, especially after he had a few drinks in him, and of course lots of ping pong was played. :) And then of course MJ kicking the bucket. What really made the day surreal was my office is just down the street from UCLA Medical Center, so whenever I went outside I could here/see several helicopters hovering above, and I could also here Michaels music playing in the distance.

One other famous or formally famous person died yesterday, Sky Saxon the lead singer in the old 1960s garage band The Seeds also died.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Help the podcast N00b
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:26:32 AM »
Audio-mavens... Right now my podcast is kind of piggish, size-wise. My 90 minute cast is 85MB in size. By contrast, Ultima Thule's 'cast of the same length is half the size (about 38MB).

I have to say I find Ultima Thule's podcasts unlistenable because of the low bit rate they use, they sound very harsh to my ears. I say offer both a high bit rate and a low-res version for people who use dial up. After a month or so you will see what your audience prefers.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy (and relieved) to be alive
« on: June 09, 2009, 11:59:26 AM »
Maybe my true mission in life is to put out more albums.

That's the ticket! May Phantoms be the first in a new and continuing volley of new music!

I'll second that.  8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy (and relieved) to be alive
« on: June 08, 2009, 09:47:07 AM »
The timing of my hospitalization was really lousy (two weeks into a new job), but my new employer is very supportive and am grateful for that.

The timing may have sucked for your job, but it sounds like it was perfect timing for you in that you caught it in time before any major damage was done. I'm glad to hear that you are back on your feet and doing so well, just in time for your new release.  :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Loren Nerell's upcoming..
« on: June 08, 2009, 09:36:59 AM »
Yep, all true and more. Terraform is being re-released on Projekt, probably this summer. This time in a regular jewel case and not the expanded DVD style packaging.

The new full length is not entirely new, its going to be an expanded version of The Venerable Dark Cloud. It will have all the original tracks from the original Amplexus release but with three out takes from the original session and three new tracks. In total it will be about three times the length of the original mini CD.  The newer tracks will be intertwined with the old ones, for one long continuous play much like the original release, and will be mastered by Steve Roach probably this summer if all goes according to plan.

I also have a nearly completed 60+ minute drone piece that just needs a few touch ups. The label that was going to release it sort of went away on an extended leave, so I'm looking for a label for that one if anyone is interested . . . .

Also the disc with A Produce is still in the works and is making slow progress. Barry and I got together just yesterday for the first time in about two months and did a bit of work on one track. We are probably a couple tracks away from completing that one, of course we then have to mix and master it.

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Perhaps once BC is logged and mined flat and the salmon are gone, our ambient scene will pick up steam! ;)

Well if you don't want to wait you could move to Northern Alberta and find inspiration in the Athabasca Tar Sands.  ;D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Best way to organize studio layout
« on: May 12, 2009, 09:34:10 AM »
the bad thing is that I have a Tascam FW-1082 control surface and I am afraid that if I used one of those keyboard slide out trays, it won't hold the weight of this thing and go crashing right into my keyboard:).......

That tray is pretty heavy duty, its not  like a keyboard tray on a cheap computer desk. It should easily hold your 14 pound Tascam controller with no trouble. My concern would be is the tray long enough to hold both your controller and keyboard.

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