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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 28, 2008, 01:40:02 PM »
For the listener as well the attention span remains throughout the complete listening session, not mentioning the fact that you've to get up and flip the record to listen to the 2nd side.  This all contributes to a much more lively listening experience.

Not all of us had to get up to flip a record over. For years my turntable of choice was this player:

It has two sets of arms and when one side was done it would automatically start playing the other side of the disc. It was a great conversation piece in its time.  ;D I still have it but it doesn't work anymore.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda----Worth the Effort???
« on: January 27, 2008, 04:49:18 PM »
I've been checking these guys out for awhile, but I'm also of the school where its better to have a limited synth you know back and forth than a monster you can't tame.

Not sure what you mean here, you want something simple over complex is that what you mean?

As for the Andromeda it didn't really do much for me but then again I already have similar synths in my studio and haven't lusted after a big poly analog synth for a long time now. It does have plenty of fans though. I say go check it out and see if you like it.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How do you record?
« on: January 27, 2008, 01:13:31 AM »
The hopeful news Loren is that this was a merger VS a buyout / takeover. TC still retains their autonomy. Maybe this means we will finally see the resurrection of Oberheim in a Powercore softsynth version.

Talk to Chris Halaby formly of Opcode about megers and Gibson, and why would I want a softsynth imitation of my Oberheim? I thought the OB12, B3 organ imitations and grand piano that Gibson put out under the Oberheim banner was bad enough. :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How do you record?
« on: January 25, 2008, 11:28:22 PM »
In that price range I would look at the Presonus or better yet the TC Konect.

Yeah the new Konect 48 is suppose to be pretty cool. Get one now before Gibson bleeds TC dry and you can't get anything from them anymore.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2008, 12:47:26 PM »
Richard Pinhas - L'Ethique (LP)
The Strato Ensemble - Drawn Straws (CD)
Michael Hoenig - Departure From The Northern Wasteland (CD)
Jalan Jalan - Bali (CD)
Richard Pinhas/Heldon - Compilation 1976-1982 (LP)
Pekka Pohjola - Everyman (LP)
Saul Stokes - Vast (CD)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2008, 12:20:03 PM »
Eric Wollo - Dreams of Pyramids
Steve Tibbetts - Safe Journey
Chas Smith - Nakadai
Rudger Lorenz - Southland
Daniel Lentz - On The Leopard Altar
Morton Subotnick - Touch

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:33:01 PM »
Funny this has come up right now, as you know I just hooked up my turntable and have been spinning lots of vinyl this week.  :)

I'm not of the crowd that thinks vinyl sounds better and I am willing to bet you won't find many of those types in this group as vinyl never was a very good medium for this type of music. Most of the vinyl junkies I would think are in the classical/jazz fields.

As for buying vinyl, I hardly ever do anymore. I can't think of a single LP that I have bought in the last five years, new or used. Most of my vinyl is as you stated older stuff not released on CD. And given a choice I almost always would take a CD over vinyl.

As for have I thought about releasing my own music on vinyl, yes I have. I almost did that back in the mid 1980s for my first album "Point of Arrival" but I didn't quite have the money at the time so I released it on cassette instead. In retrospect I probably should have released it on LP and just borrowed the money to do it.  I've also thought about releasing something new on vinyl, not because I think its a great medium for music but as a possible way to avoid downloads. It takes a lot more effort to rip an LP then a CD so you really have to go out of your way to do it. I think in the end I would probably do a DVD-A release instead if avoiding bittorrent sites were my main goal.

Now Playing / Re: Now Playing - music
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:19:50 PM »
I moved this post of Loren's over from the  "Everything and Nothing" area into this section specifically devoted to "now playing" lists.  I'll 'PM' Loren about this move in case he never checks out the Forum's main screen!

No need, I was in the middle of deleting it to move it myself when you moved it.  ;D

Sorry, I forgot about this section until after I posted my thread.  :o

Now Playing / Now Playing - music
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:13:56 PM »
Here's my current list:

Brain records History of German Rock 1972-1976
Craig Leon - Nommos
Danzindan-Pojidon - Inoyama Land
Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist
Steve Roach - Traveler

I picked up an old receiver that I can plug my turntable into (my newer suround system doesn't support record players) so I've been on a bit of a vinyl bing lately.  All of the above are LPs, not a single CD in the mix. I don't think I've listened to this much vinyl in one sitting in 15 years. :D

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 09, 2008, 11:15:41 AM »
Get a job. The rest I will think about once I can pay the bills. :(

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 07, 2008, 01:26:48 PM »
Some day I'll get a Sarod, that's what I really want.

When that day comes you might have to think about going here for some lessions.

The last dugeon crawler I played was Neverwinter Nights, but I haven't played that in over two years now. Any ever play World of Warcraft? When I was working on that game last year just about everyone I worked with during our breaks would switch from what we were testing to WOW.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 05, 2008, 11:59:07 PM »
The world of Oenyaw

Instruments closer

I just noticed this, what is in that odd shaped case in the background of these two photos? My guess would be a sitar or vina, am I close?  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:13:59 PM »
I've noticed a lot of people in this thread (and in past "gear shot" type threads) - not everyone, but many people have a tendency towards indian, native american, aboriginal, african, etc... types of decorations

For the record the wall art in my studio consists of a sarong that was given to me as a gift for some performance I was in (can't remember which one now). A string of buddist prayer flags that a friend gave to me which I found wadded up in my closet last week so decided to put it to use. Two paintings I aquired in Bali, one of which was painted by a friend. A poster of a concert that Steve Roach and Robert Rich performed in Spain back in 1992 that Steve gave me. A concert poster of a gamelan performance I was in several years ago. And probably the most useless of them all, one MA degree in Ethnomusicology from some little known university called UCLA.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 12:55:35 PM »

Second is current studio, though it has been relocated to a smaller room as we moved to a smaller house in a smaller street after taking this photo.

Ok, so what is the silver box on top of your rack? It looks like a TC Electronics box but I can't figure it out. Also, what make are your speakers?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:36:35 AM »
What is the little blue/silver box on the right end of the Kurzweil ?

The remote for the Presonus Central Station, which I really need seeing that the main box is a whole 6 inches away from the remote.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:24:37 PM »
Ok, finally got the studio in order enough to take some pictures here they are:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 29, 2007, 11:32:30 PM »
Bode frequency shifter, now that is nice.  8) The Moog modular I learned synthesis on had one of those. So how big a modular system do you have? I use to own a model 15 but I sold it about 14 years ago. It paid for two months of fieldwork in Bali that year.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 29, 2007, 12:15:57 PM »
The Gizmotron was the creation of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley from the 70s art band, 10cc.  After they split from 10cc, they did a pretty wild 3 LP project called "Consequences," that was supposed to spotlight the Gizmo, but ended up blowing a huge budget in the process.  It's an entertaining album if you don't mind dialogue (Peter Cook does the voices), and even has Sarah Vaughn guesting on one track, "Lost Weekend."

Yes I have that album, I found the first side of the first disc to be interesting but after that not so much. My guess is they blew their budget making the first 20 minutes and then made the rest of the album with the money they had left.

I think the Gizmo is a little different from the ebow, in that there is more physical contact with the strings, but I never got to try one out.

Its different in that it uses spinning balls of rosin to make the string vibrate but its trying to do the same thing as the ebow. It had one big disadvantage in that its has to be attached to the guitar to be used, unlike the ebow.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 28, 2007, 08:33:25 PM »
I just read this wikipedia article - it's interesting...

I remember first hearing about the ebow back in the 70s, I think it was even out of production for a few years.

Here's another cool one that is somewhat related. The Gizmotron:

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