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Hypnos Label Releases / A Produce & Loren Nerell, Intangible
« on: December 22, 2007, 10:58:05 PM »
Over the past summer Barry (A Produce) and I spent quite a bit of time working on some music together with the thought that if turned out half way decent maybe we would put it out. For various reasons we had to stop for a while and haven't been able to get back together to work on it some more. In the mean while Barry sent his film maker friend Barton Santello an mp3 of one of our tracks which he then used as the sound track to his film "Intangible." I just ran across it and thought maybe some of you might enjoy hearing what we were up to. Click on the link below to hear and see the film, I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.undergroundfilm.com/films/viewer.tcl?oftype=lar&wid=1032151

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Damn MySpace hackers!
« on: December 20, 2007, 02:36:19 PM »

I just wanted to let you all know that if you're on my MySpace friends list, you are going to find a nice little bulletin from "me" about how I am apparently a "Nawty Babe", who wants to "Hook-Up". (yeesh).....

If you get a reply from me accepting your invitation it wasn't me I swear.  ;D Oh wait, you're not on my friends list, who did I send that to?  ??? I mean I didn't send that too . . .  :o :-[ :D

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Max/MSP
« on: December 20, 2007, 12:03:19 PM »
I have to agree with Mike. I have friends who have gotten ionto Mas/MSP and basically it seems that once they got into it their composing output dropped off to next to nothing. Mainly because its such a deep program that you spend a lot of time building your system. Now, once you have that system you can use it for whatever you want. My advice is if you see a use for it, for what it does then go ahead and get it. But if you are just thinking about messing around with it then you might want to reconsider.

Oh, and as Mike says Pluggo is well worth getting. A lot of the plugins in Pluggo came directly from Mas/MXP, you can make plugins in Max and then port them as Pluggo plugins.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ron Boots
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:34:32 PM »
I've got a couple of Ron's releases, one of my favourites being 'Of Desolate Places And Urban Jungles', released 10 yars ago on a 3" CD by the Amplexus label. A really good mix of beats and sound recordings that creates it's own path.

That's probably my favorite from him as well. Its also probably his most different release compared to the few I have heard. Ron mostly does what I would call melodic berlin school music.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: December 13, 2007, 04:29:05 PM »
One other thing I've been meaning to write is about Steve and Robert's work together. I just wanted to point to whoever it was that wished their was more colboration work from these two, that the compilation CD "Dali: The Endless Enigma" has two tracks from them as a duo, plus one from Steve and a lot of other interesting tracks from various other artists (including myself to be upfront). So, if you don't have that disc you'll have to track that one down too.  ;D I think you can still order it via the Projekt website.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: December 13, 2007, 01:07:57 PM »
Someone (Loren possibly) on the old thread mentioned that is was a necessary thing, but I didn't catch if they posted the reason or not.  I think it was something like it'll make sense when you hear it.  I haven't heard it yet.

Not hear it, I meant the liner notes would make it more obvious. I hadn't seen them until today (I just got my copy) so I didn't want to say anything until I actually saw what was written.  I guess I can spill the beans now. Arc of Passion is a live performance. I recorded it last summer when Steve played at Analogue Haven. At the time we had no intension of releasing the entire performance, I was just recording it mostly for Steve's archives. Steve had been thinking about releasing a CD with a track from the various concerts he performed that year, but after hearing this recording Steve was blown away by the quality of it (thanks in most part to my Apogee mini-me AD convertor) plus his performance was well above par.

So why was the title track split across two discs? Their are a couple reason. One being their were no breaks in the concert, it was one evolving performance that lasted two hours. The title track happened right in the middle of the performance and lasted nearly 1 hour. How do you divide up something like this? Do you put the begining and ending together on one disc and the middle part on its own? Or do you stay true to the spirit of the performance and leave it in the order of its original occurance?

The other reason being a technical one which pretty much forced us to go the second route. Sound check for the recording went fine, but as always happens the heat of performance tends to make things louder. I knew that coming in so I was monitoring the recording the entire performance. I made adjustments when needed, but the concert continued to get louder until I had reached the bottom of my adjustments. On the mini-me just below its lowest variable setting is a default calibration mode which was way too low for recording this concert. So what happened was I went to adjust the volume a bit lower and ended up going into calibration mode, meaning the levels dropped. I quickly turned them back up and luckly that was probably the peak volume of the evening. So in the end it only made sense to make the cut to the second disc at that point with a fade out/in which means you probably lost about 30 seconds from the entire performace. And that's why the title track was divided onto two discs. So, if you are not happy with this then feel free to blame me.  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: blade runner final cut
« on: December 12, 2007, 07:18:26 PM »
Loren,

What flying cars are you referencing ?


Why the Moller of course





You can have one for only 1 million dollars.  :)

Robots,except for car factories or that cute Honda robot,never seen one like a Nexus 6? Or is it a joke?


No, nothing even like a Nexus 1 :P But their are a few robots, like that Honda one you mention, I've heard of a new robot vacum cleaner, it looks nothing like a human but it is a robot as it can remember functions and figure out problems dealing with cleaning. Sorry, I never said nor ment to imply we were at that level of technology.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: blade runner final cut
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:39:30 AM »
Just saw the final cut of Blade Runner in the cinema,limited run,if it is in your city,go see it,nothing new but the print is pristine.Sure beats a TV.Not sure how many saw it in 1982 upon release on the big screen.After 25 years,it still holds up(except in 10 years time,we will not have flying cars or robots)

Flying cars and robots are already around, just not like they are in the movie, but who knows maybe that will change in 10 years. I saw the original in the theater 25 years ago, so count me in as one of the original. Still holds up today as a great sci-fi film in my book.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Karlheinz Stockhausen has died
« on: December 09, 2007, 12:07:21 AM »
When I studied electronic music in college, I remember being exposed to Stockhausen's "Gesang Der Junglinge,"

Same here, "Gesang Der Junglinge" (I think that translates as Songs of the Youth) was considered a landmark piece for its time as he combined musique concrete and pure electronics. From what I remember being taught his use of musique concrete dffered from the norm in that it was composed where as most pieces in that style were random splicing of elements together.

I have to say I never really "enjoyed" listening to his music on a pure asthetic level but I understand the historical significance of it. I remember reading an interview with him once back in the early 1980s that he had scheduled out his entire compositional output well into the 21st century.

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rFactor

http://www.rfactor.net/

Its an auto racing game that I play on line. I spend way too much time playing this.

Timeshift

http://timeshiftgame.com/us//

A first person shooter but you can bend time as well. Interesting concept. I normally don't play these types of games but I was forced to as I was working on it.  ;D  Not a bad game though.

Baseball Mogul 2007

http://www.sportsmogul.com/baseball2k7/

I haven't had any stick and ball games for a while now so I decided to try this since it was only two bucks.  :D The demo seemed pretty good. Basically a manager game, sort of a Sim City of baseball. I'll let you know it its any good.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:43:01 AM »
I have to say its nice to  have the delete option. I just did a double post and the delete option came in handy. Too bad most forums don't have this I see double posts just about everywhere.

Oh, and the default colors are fine for me, beats the red on black any day, plus I can actually read the threads now.  ;D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Sexy Ambient
« on: December 07, 2007, 11:36:39 AM »
I remember at the first live performance by Viridian Sun, a girl in the audience came up to the stage afterward, when we  were  taking down our equipment, and said "I just wanted to tell you, your album is SOOO great to make love to."  Wow.

Sounds like a fan in desperate need for a studio visit.  ;) ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:18:31 PM »
My first time trying  to reply to a thread it went no where. And then later it dropped me so I had to log in again. Maybe its just growing pains .  ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: a poll
« on: December 06, 2007, 06:51:54 PM »
What no curry?  ??? ;D

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