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You have some interesting material on those pages Jeff. Will give it a listen in the week and maybe comment on them. Just gave it a quick once-over but will absorb them when I have more time.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New project
« on: September 29, 2012, 09:48:15 PM »
Hi Jeff

Fragments is really only a working title at this stage. The tracks are a selection from 3 separate projects I am working on so they are in essence 'pieces' of other works. In time I will have all the tracks listed. I am going through the final mix of this project at the moment and what you hear on the site is just a rough copy of the mix. The MP3's on CDBaby were purely an experiment to see if there was any interest and I am happy to say that I have sold a number of tracks when in fact I was not really expecting to sell any at all. It all takes time and the day job keeps me pretty busy. It will however all get sorted out. Maybe I should just have waited till the whole thing was finished but I was curious as to what people's reaction would be to the material. It's just a hobby, nothing more.
But thanks for taking the time to have a listen anyway. Not many do, so it's always appreciated when someone does make a comment. It helps to steer the ship.

You can try this - a collection of tracks from 3 conceptual albums I am working on. Don't really know what genre it slots into though. It's a mixture of all sorts of influences and styles. - go to the 'audio' page. Would be curious to hear any comments.

Pink Floyd
Jean Michel Jarre
Mike Oldfield
Jethro Tull
Tangerine Dream

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mini Synth Recommendation
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:27:38 AM »
Lol, I have the MS20 that came as a bonus when I Bought one of my Korg synths some time ago. It is sitting in my closet at the moment doing nothing. I would have to dig for the cables (patch) to it. Are you thinking along that line? if so, pm me and we can talk about it. I have the LPD8, padKontrol, both of which have seen little use in the past year+ due to being not motivated due to being out of work so damn much the past 2 years (and it is driving me insane/nuts...but I was already halfway there lol).


Is that an original MS20 or the scaled down version?

Thx for the welcome guys. And yes, I always make that mistake about about Wales being a part of England!!

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:48:57 AM »
I have just returned from a holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and while I was there I finally managed to finish his autobiography. (I had started it about 6 or 7 months previously). The one thing that struck me about the book was that the same driving, uncompromising personality that lead him to achieve great things was the same one that took his life. He refused to be told what and how to do things - and that worked fine for his products but when it came to his health he took the same attitude - and that cost him dearly. An amazing man in many ways, but not without serious flaws and a deep-rooted insecurity.

Just my sixpence worth on the subject. I found Samplitude 11 Pro  to be the one that suits me best. It was a little pricey to buy it at first, but in the long run proved to be fantastic value for money. I use Samplitude for all audio work (guitars, drums, bass, strings etc.) and Sonar X1 for all MIDI tasks (synths, ethnic libraries etc). It's a long-winded way of working but it gets me the results I want. Can't see myself changing from the formula unless someone gets bought out or the companies go bust.

The noly time I bother to go to a movie theatre is when there is an IMAX one around. Otherwise it's DVD's at home. Too many mobile phones around.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / The Ambient Century
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:58:07 AM »
I am no expert on ambient music but I thought I would just mention that one of the best books on the subject I have found is 'The Ambient Century' by Mark Prendergast. Fascinating read.

Thx Seren - been to Wales a couple of times. The nicest part of England in my opinion. Do you have any material of your own that I can listen to? Just trying to get a feel of what everybody here likes.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear Acquisition Syndrome related blog post
« on: September 27, 2012, 03:15:42 AM »
I think that these days you can spend a lifetime exploring the possibilities of just one instrument. It's far more important to get the music done. I find it's easier to mentally decide what I am going to do before I sit down at the keyboards or guitar or whatever. Sure the different sounds can spark some creativity but you can also get lost in it to the point where you don't know where you are headed. And buying another piece of gear is not going to solve it either. Just my opinion.

Hi there

I'm Jerome Disney, 50, currently living and working in Ireland but originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Played guitar with informal folk groups for many years. Gave it all up until about 8 years ago when I decided to have a stab at making some instrumental music. Ambient music only forms a small part of the works of which there are 4 in progress. Will be releasing a collection of tracks next year sometime. Probably won't sell much but that does not really matter as I like the creative aspect of composing. Have a variety of influences from folk to electronica and everything else inbetween as well. Main instrument is the guitar but I dabble with others as well. Started out as a drummer many moons ago. Looking forward to seeing who's who in the zoo.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / New project
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:59:43 PM »
Hi there

New to the forum. I am busy working on a project which is really a collection of tracks from three separate projects all in the works. While I enjoy ambient electronic music I feel that on it's own it can become repetitive pretty quickly, so I like to interperse that with more 'traditional' music and some ethnic instrumentation as well. If anyone would like to sample the material please go to Let me know your thoughts - good or bad.

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