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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: October 30, 2008, 12:15:44 PM »
Or one could argue that having XP and OSX on one system, by moving back and forth you can use the best of both worlds as needed.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:21:52 AM »
I'm thinking of upgrading and going back to an Intel chip, probably a quad core.  And no, I'm not thinking of going mac. ;)

But Mac is Intel now.  ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 29, 2008, 11:41:11 AM »

You might want to take a look at The "free for all" section of this Forum thread to see why Mike closed your thread:

As I said originally in that thread, I was never a big fan of that section but I think it served a useful purpose. And I think closing it was a bit of a mistake. There is no reason that people cannot be civil when discussing religion or politics. I think it would have been better to ban the persons on a temporary basis who were abusing the system. But then again I'm not in charge or a moderator so I don't have to deal with the fallout on a day-to-day basis.

Everything and Nothing / Re: CD player advice
« on: October 19, 2008, 11:26:33 AM »
I just went through this same problem with my 20 year old single disc player. Your problem could be a dirty lens or it could be your laser has finally died, you won't know unless you try cleaning the lens, it might fix the problem or it might not, no guarantee. As for replacing it, you could do what I did, head over to your local Good Will or other thrift store and find another one. I picked up an Onkyo player for $14 which plays perfectly, it even has a digital output.  :) As for new, I know Yamaha still makes a carrousel CD player that is suppose to be pretty good.


Here's all I've been able to do so far...and I think I'm "almost there"...but still encountering some weirdness:

1. Installed the NRV10 on to my Mac. In the Audio/MIDI devices section of the System Preferences, I have the NRV10 as my audio input/output device set to the main "multichannel" configuration.

2. Connected the AN1x and the Virus to the 4x4 according to the quick card instructions (AN1x OUT to the 4x4 IN / 4x4 OUT to the AN1x IN : Virus OUT to the 4x4 IN / 4x4 OUT to the Virus IN).

You didn't mention if you setup the midi also in Audio/MIDI devices. You need to do that as well with all your midi gear. The C4 doesn't that hookup via USB?

I used Cubase for years, at least 10 or more. I finally got tired of some of the work arounds I had to do with Cubase that didn't make sense plus at the time Mac users were taking a back seat to the PC version (I seem to remember waiting nearly a year for an update that PC users got), so I switched to Logic and haven't looked back. I should note I haven't used Cubase 4 so maybe all the issues I had with VST or SX have been settled.

That mixer should work well for you as its a mixer and audio interface for your computer. I would also recommend getting a midi interface, something like these:

At the very least get a 2x2 but if you can get enough money together I would go for a 4x4 for future growth. BTW you can find these used on craig's list or ebay for quite a bit less.

Also, I would think about switching to Logic since you are using a mac.

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Richard Wright
« on: September 16, 2008, 12:55:29 PM »
I saw them again a few years later at the infamous Sports Arena concerts(talk about second-hand smoke!) with the 'revolutionary' quadrophonic sound system.

I also saw that show, it was either the first or second rock show I ever went to (I can't remember if it was Pink Floyd or The Who). I saw them at Anaheim stadium for the Animals tour, at the Sports Arena again for The Wall, and also at the Forum for Momentary Lapse of Reason. Pink Floyd was probably my favorite band, and Rick was a hero to me. He will be missed.  :'(

Everything and Nothing / Re: The "free for all" section of this Forum
« on: September 10, 2008, 10:43:35 PM »
I missed all the fuss, probably because I haven't visited that section in weeks. Personally I won't miss it much because I hardly ever went to that section, but my fear now is those kind of arguments will start to appear back in this section of the forum. And if I remember correctly that was why the free for all section was started in the first place.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Recording fee advice needed asap
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:58:15 AM »
That would be my preference, but the money man has already said he just wants the rights and no later legal again he'll get the quote - with the £650 a minute figure thrown in to begin with ;D

I think that amount for a buy out is way too low. The last buy out I did I got around $2000 for 10 minutes of music, and that was ten years ago. Don't give up your music for peanuts, if he wants to pay next to nothing then he should get next to nothing. At that price he should only get the right to use your music with the book only if it stays diy, and no copywrite ownership period. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Migraine Scotoma - I got a bad brain.
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:47:00 AM »
I also suffer from migraines. I had two of them just last week on back to back days, which is unusual as I will usually get one and then maybe a week or so later I will get a second. Then I'm ok for the next few months. The other unusual thing about the second one was my visual cue is usually in my left eye on my left side, for some reason the second one was in my right eye on the left side.  ???  Made the headache much worse the usual.

Speaking of headaches, I use to be one of those have to sit in the dark or else get sick, but over the years the headache part has gotten much better. I'm at the point where I can mostly function without it bothering me too much most of the time.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Single disc CD players
« on: September 06, 2008, 06:27:04 PM »
What's wrong with using a DVD video player as a CD player?   

As I stated in the original now lost post I have had nothing but bad luck with DVD players. Gone through at least four of them in the last five years, they are all just POS from my point of view, and its not like I am watching tons of movies on them or even leaving them on 24/7. All the investment has gone into the video end and not the audio, so I think the audio has suffered. I just wanted a dedicated CD player is that too much to ask?

If audiophile is all that's left then what are the good affordable ones? What does everyone else use to listen to their music?

Everything and Nothing / Single disc CD players
« on: September 06, 2008, 12:03:24 PM »
I started this thread on the old forum, and since it was lost with the last server meltdown I thought  I would bring it up again. Originally I was looking for a dedicated single CD player, not a DVD player that also plays CDs or a multi-disc player. It seems single CD players are getting hard to find. Their was some pretty good advice last time around so I thought it might be nice if we could go over this again.

Since that time I ended up buying an Onkyo DX702 deck from my local Goodwill for $14.  ;D Hard to pass up at that price. It is used, about 16 years old but one nice feature it has that my old CD player didn't have (aside from actually playing discs without skipping) is a digital output. My receiver has digital ins so this should give me an improvement in sound quality.

In any case I would still like some advice for new players as I would like to upgrade my living room system (I bought the Onkyo for the bedroom) at some point in the future.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Recording fee advice needed asap
« on: September 05, 2008, 09:48:53 AM »
The money man did mention one million as a possible future print - at even one penny a print that would be £10,000................ :-\

The money man is blowing a bunch of smoke. I'd say "oh in that case my fee is $100,000" and see what he says. The only million selling books here are on Oprah.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Recording fee advice needed asap
« on: September 04, 2008, 12:19:51 PM »
The finance guy wants to pay me a one off fee for the recording - no future royalties. I have no experience of charging for time so would like advice on
1 - hourly rates for recording time

I would charge at least $40 an hour.

2 - one off fee on top for just vocal CD
That depends upon how long the project is and how involved and how close you are to the client. Remember its your time so what is your time worth?

2 - one off fee on top if I include music or field recordings.

Obviously more, figure out what your music is worth to you to charge.

Other things, if you are writing the music then its your music, he gets no publishing rights. Music license should be non exclusive and only for self publishing, it should be open ended in case a larger publisher does pick up the book. Also, don't give the money man a choice about fees, I'm sure he would like to pay as little as possible, he'd like it even more if you paid him!  :P

Don't thing about the "potential" of the book, it hasn't happened yet. Just make sure you get properly compensated for your time.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda A6
« on: August 31, 2008, 10:47:22 AM »
Jesse (Numina) I think has one. They weren't discontinued just out of production until parts where available. I have to say I've tried one a few times and it never jived with me.

Everything and Nothing / Moving threads?
« on: August 23, 2008, 01:32:38 PM »
I was just wondering instead of locking a thread is it possible with this forum to move threads to  a different area, like the Free-For All zone? Just wondering out loud.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Wonderful World of Gamelan
« on: August 21, 2008, 03:43:53 PM »
I should have pointed out that most of the King Record CDs are out-of-print, which is a shame as they are quite good. The others I am not sure of with the exception of the Nonesuch releases which I know are in print. Basically I put these out so you know if you run into one of them then just grab it.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Wonderful World of Gamelan
« on: August 21, 2008, 01:03:21 PM »
Here are a few gamelan CDs I would recommend:

Central Java
Court Music of Kraton Surakarta[King Record Co. KICC 5151/KICW1015]
Court Music of Kraton Surakarta II [King Record Co. KICC 5193]
Gendhing Bonang, Court Music of Surakarta III [King Record Co. KICC 5238/KICW1077]
Music of Mangkunegaran Solo I [King Record Co. KICC 5184/KICW1075]
Langendriyan, Music of Mangkunegaran Solo II [King Record Co. KICC 5194]
BTW, "Solo" is short for Surakarta, the city in which this court is located.

Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 1, Les danses de cour/Court dances [Ocora/Radio France C560067]
Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 2, La musique instrumentale/Instrumental music [Ocora/Radio France C560068]
Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 3, Le spirituel et le sacré/Spiritual and sacred [Ocora/Radio France C560069]
Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta: Vol. 4, La musique de concert/Concert music [Ocora/Radio France C560087]

Javanese Court Gamelan [Vol. I], Pura Pakualaman, Jogjakarta [Elektra Nonesuch 79719-2]
Javanese Court Gamelan Vol. II, Mangkunegaran, Solo [Elektra Nonesuch 79721-2]
Javanese Court Gamelan Vol. III, Kraton Yogya [Elektra Nonesuch 79722-2]

Yogyakarta: Gamelan of the Kraton [Celestial Harmonies 13161-2]
I haven't heard this recording but I included it because David Parsons made this recording.


The Bali Sessions: a Definitive Collection of Balinese Gamelan [Rykodisc]
Recordings on mostly rare and older forms of gamelan from Bali.
Bali: Music from the Morning of the World[Nonesuch]
CUDAMANI: The Seven-Tone Gamelan Orchestra of Pengosekan, Bali[Vital (City Hall)]
I have to confess these guys are friends of mine but its a great CD which demonstrates what's going on in Bali today.
Gamelan Music of Bali [King Record Co.]
Gamelan Semar Pegulingan Saih Pitu: The Heavenly Orchestra of Bali[King Record Co.]
Wonderful seven-tone gamelan that's different then the Cudamani gamelan, originally courtly music that almost died out, now making a bit of a come back.
Bali: Music for the Gong Gede[Ocora France]
Rare ceremonal ensemble, only a few exist.
Clash of the Gongs[Long Distance France]
One of my favorites, recordings of mostly new compositions.

I think that will do for now.

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 Olympics
« on: August 19, 2008, 05:43:08 PM »
All these years later I'm still mighty impressed with Bob Beamon's record long jump, I remember as a kid marking the length of his jump out on my front lawn and looking at it in amazement. At the time of the 1968 Olympic games he broke the world record by 2 feet, it was the world record for 23 years, and now 40 years later it is the 2nd longest jump in history and still the Olympic record.

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