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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 29, 2008, 05:09:10 AM »
And again to repeat myself, the ritual of how you interact with the music by opening the sleeve, taking out the vinyl, feeling the static, putting the needle on the record, starting its speed and waiting until the first sound is being send through the needle is just mesmerizing...  sorry, guys  ;D

I totally agree with that...  (see my first post... :) )

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:59:05 AM »
My bass player in my first band had something like that.   Interestingly - it could stand straight up and still play.

Probably better than your bass player could ;)

Unfortunately, I watched him grow into a fairly bad cocain addict during the course of the band... you hit the nail right on the head.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 28, 2008, 02:02:21 PM »
My bass player in my first band had something like that.   Interestingly - it could stand straight up and still play.   

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How do you record?
« on: January 28, 2008, 05:02:52 AM »
Humorusly, I got excited about an Edirol box that had 2 mic inputs and 6 line ins... (instead of the array of mic inputs on the Firestudio Project and Saffire 10) - and then I found the reviews which were all from 2004 which didn't excite me so much...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How do you record?
« on: January 25, 2008, 02:20:05 PM »
There are a couple of ways of looking at it - and I'm not sure which way I'd go...   Ha.. the idea of replacing my 1604 with an Onyx version with firewire... cool (but holy cow, that's expensive!   and that's not in my budget this year...).   

Core wants...

4+ line inputs 
firewire seems to make the most sense
budget is ~$500 or less

Bonus thoughts...

I love having a physical mixer - and especially several aux sends.   Having the mixer and interface to the computer would be the best of both worlds (I think at least  - I've never worked that way.).   

Although I'm happy enough staying analog for all the mixing and just running a few outs to a soundcard.   I do want more than a pair of stereo ins on the soundcard so I can record "live" situations - or multiple synths/effects at the same time. 

Didn't you used to have an FAQ item for people requesting info for school papers?   I seem to remember that (or it was just a forum topic years ago...   wow - the forum's been around quite a while now (2001 I think)... :) )

Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:55:36 AM »
Wayne... good luck tonight!

If I'm reading that tiny poster right.. you've got a gig at 6:00... :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:54:35 AM »

Toy Dolls - only track I remember is Nellie the Elephant, but oh my - what a great track... :)

Yeah - I admit to having Duran Duran 12" and 7" - most of them I inherited when a friend passed away.  Some great stuff (some not so).

My addiction was Depeche Mode - I have an absolutely stupid number of singles from the 80's...   I bought a large collection of Smiths and Erasure singles off of a friend who was tired of lugging around his vinyl every time he moved - I offered them back to him last year.. he didn't want them...  oh well!

I went through a phase where I bought a ton of 70's vinyl - mostly Bowie, Roxy Music, Steely Dan, and Return to Forever.    My 80's collection is by far the largest (no surprise since I was born in 1970...)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 25, 2008, 09:49:06 AM »
That's abslutely true.   I forget how an old co-worker of mine put it exactly - but looking at IMDB ratings...

* if it's over 8.0 regardless of genre, it's probably a good bet
* if it's over 6.5 or 7.0 and you like that genre - then you'll probably like it

So a 7.0 sci-fi or anime title - there's a good change I'll like it.  On the other hand - a 7.0 western... eh, maybe not.

I've found his rating system to be fairly accurate - not always, but most of the time.



Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 25, 2008, 05:16:11 AM »

Yeah, I love old Plastikman stuff.... I just wish Mr. Hawtdog were doing better things these days than playing bad techno and drinking Grey Goose. (sorry, got a chip on my shoulder maybe).

What you think of Consumed?

Yeah - it was funny to see his face on all the magazines a couple years back as the poster boy of techno...  of course, nice that the music was getting center stage at all.

Consumed is my favorites of his by far... followed closely by the earlier releases - Artifakts and Musik.  I still toss on Sheet One from time to time.  Closer I thought was really mediocre/bad/sucked - on the first few listens - I came back to it 6 months later and found I liked part of it more than I thought... There are some good moments.

Back to the BC/CR stuff discussed earlier...

I've got a few of the metal tin releases - yes - first thing I did was pull the discs and put them in something else.  Nasty packaging...   here's the collection..   (nice site for this stuff: )

porter ricks - biokinetics
various - decay product (although I've misplaced it lately...)
monolake - hongkong
various - ...compiled
fluxion - vibrant forms II (non-tin)

I admit that I have a few copies of other CR albums (not listed).

I've also got the tin versions of BC-CD and the Maurizio M-CD.

I was so close to buying one of the complete set BC vinyl reissues... but didn't.  :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New here....
« on: January 24, 2008, 02:31:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  We love new faces around here.   Looking forward to listening to your tracks.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 24, 2008, 12:27:35 PM »

But I have a currently listening favourite track I just discovered on 12" by Shinichi Atobe - a bloke I never heard of. This one is just gorgeous, and properly termed, ambient techno

Color me jealous!   I don't have any vinyl from cr/bc... on my wish list for some day.   I have 7 or 8 of the cd's I think... Fluxion 2 is very nice.

I like "Gigi and Mathias's Euro-Ambient All-Star Band."  Or do the famous Nebula UK (or rather Nebula IT - or Nebula EU would maybe make more sense.)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Suggestion (Gear Thread)
« on: January 24, 2008, 07:49:40 AM »
Whichever makes the most sense/easiest to maintain for you...  we're walking the fine line of too many sections vs. finding the right threads.   

I like the idea of Everything and Nothing have it all in it - but 'gear' as a section also makes sense due to the high number of gear loving folks in the forum...       

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 24, 2008, 07:13:44 AM »


plastikman - artifakts  - still a fave.


the winterhouse - slow promises - really beautiful stuff.

various - chain reaction... compiled - not the best cr release - but there aren't any bad ones in my book.

next up:

foy vs. elf machine - 10,000 headless budhas - one of my all time favorite titles for an album...

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Suggestion (Gear Thread)
« on: January 24, 2008, 07:10:45 AM »
Yeah - that actually would be a good thing.   I have to do a 'search' to find old posts to bump them to the top.   We'll see what good ole' Hypnos boss Mike things about it.  ;)   I know one of his goals is to not have too many sections - but this one seems a good one to me.

I'm happy to move the threads if he decides to create the section.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 23, 2008, 11:54:20 AM »
Picked up Odd Couple 3 yesterday!  Watched one episode before falling asleep last night.

Now watching...  MASH - "5 O'Clock Charlie".   :)

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:25:17 PM »
Dividing my reading time between R.A. Salvatore's 'War of the Spider Queen' series, and Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin seafaring novels. I need to find time to read Tolkien's 'The Children of Hurin'.

Someday i hope to read a single book that isn't a part of a vast series....

I read the Spider Queen series a couple months ago.   Good stuff through most of it.   Not great, but not bad, enjoyable...

I started Hurin, but haven't gotten in the mood for it yet so haven't gotten very far.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2008, 06:49:05 AM »

Several cd's that I've been spinning a ton in the last week or two that I'll sum up with "I love 'em" - all great - all recommended - I'm very happy with all of these.

The Winterhouse - Slow Promises
Seren Ffordd - Veils, Shadows
Various - Sounds of a Universe Overheard
Nverxion - A Look Within
Parallel Worlds - Obssessive Surrealism

now playing:

Lightwave - Tycho Brahe

Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 21, 2008, 05:01:09 AM »

Allan Melvin passed away...  we'll be doing a little marathon...  best known as "Sam the butcher" on Brady Bunch, but he was in just about everything.  We have him in a number of Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke episodes.   He was also on Sgt. Bilko (which we don't have on dvd).

Suzanne Pleshette also passed away - so we tossed in the Bob Newhart show last night.

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