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Messages - Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: August 31, 2008, 04:39:35 PM »
I have one and love it! Not sure what else to say. It is one of only 4 synths I now own. I whittled down my collection to 4 that I really liked and wanted to dive deep into.

I would say, I don't love it as much as my Moog Voayger, but it is a close second.

You really need to move past the presets though, as they are...underwelming.

I have a cd coming out soon (Atmoworks) of a live performance which features the P8 prominantly.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Returning after a long absence
« on: June 22, 2008, 05:30:49 PM »

Everything and Nothing / Re: Returning after a long absence
« on: June 21, 2008, 09:29:16 PM »
Welcome back!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: More Gear must Go!!! Sale!
« on: June 11, 2008, 04:20:15 PM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / More Gear must Go!!! Sale!
« on: June 08, 2008, 08:19:15 PM »
I just put up my Roland V-Synth for sale on E-Bay...and then it dawned on me I should have posted it here.

Anyway its on E-bay with a buy it now of $900, if anyone here wants it for $800 let me know and I will pull the auction.

Its in really good shape, has the original box and manuals. It is the original V-Synth.

You can email me at


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: GOT GEAR?
« on: May 30, 2008, 05:49:39 PM »
Some how I am not sure bringing something that looks like it could be a homemade bomb on an airplane is such a great idea  ::)

You should have seen the looks on security when I took my Korg Wavedrum as a carry on through Holland and Germany...


Jeannie's set was for most of us a true high point of the festival. Very mellow, minimal, restrained and quite beautiful.

I look forward to her CD.


Wow this is truly shocking and sad news!

I never knew of his health issues.

I remember meeting him during one of my sojourns out to PA, and also corresponding with him during my collaboration with Oophoi a few years ago. He was a really nice guy and a true fan of the Drone.

You will be missed our friend!!!


Just finished my last round of rehearsals and I am packed up and ready to go!

Paul  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 08, 2008, 01:56:09 PM »
There's no rule that you need to be a techie geek to enjoy music!   :)

Yes there is its on page 27, paragraph 2, article 13...sheesh, everyone knows that!  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 05, 2008, 09:15:58 PM »
According to Fletcher (Mercenary guy) the only thing differnent with the Mercenary Edition is the color change, unlike other Mercenary gear which is designed to their specs.

Speaking of Mercenary Editions the Drawmer 1968 Tube Compressor is aaammmaaazzzziing for running whole mixes through.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 01, 2008, 12:37:01 PM »
Copy-boy at Behringer  ::) wow I thought that was the CEO's title.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 29, 2008, 10:51:05 AM »
Nathan, welcome back, what size monitors are those, that looks awesome!


Everything and Nothing / Re: What should a small record label do?
« on: February 22, 2008, 10:45:28 PM »
Mike, click on the older posts link on the bottom of his pages and you will find 15 Hypnos releases...maybe more, but I was so pissed off I stopped counting, and yes one of them was one of mine...I realize it is 5 years old but I am still ticked!


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ECM: Nick Bartsch's Ronin: Holon
« on: February 22, 2008, 08:48:43 AM »
I am not usually that impulsive, but this album was too hard to pass up.

Wow thanks for the heads up on this!


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tools for rhythm-making
« on: February 03, 2008, 11:55:42 AM »
Pattern gatting is cool, the Moogerfooger Murf is really cool for that too...except that with no tap or precise tempo it is totaly organic and a pain to sync...


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tools for rhythm-making
« on: February 02, 2008, 08:57:41 PM »
I probably spend more time making music as a percussionist than anything else, my current set up consists of a selection of Remo drums (Tubanos, Djembe, Dumbek & Klong Ya) as well as tablas, box drums, tamborra, and anything else I can rattles, shake or hit.

On the electronic side, I too use a Roland HPD-15 and a Korg Wavedrum.

For sequenced beats I use Reaktor, Stylus and BFD, but as my set-up moves more and more outside of the computer I am looking for a good drum machine/groove box. I would love a machine drum, but they are $$$ and the new Linn Drum 2 looks promising, but seeing the prototype at NAMM, the thing is freakin huge...last choice, but most probale would be an electribe like everyone else.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Kombucha tea
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:50:18 PM »
OOOOHHH a tea thread!!!

I love tea!

Currently my wife and I are much closer to the indian / british way af making and drinking tea. In other words, it must be black, opaque and you must put sugar and cream in it...damn now I have to go make a cup  ::)

The best tea I have ever had however was in Hong Kong, brewed in an old tea shop by a gentleman who appeared to be in his 90' was quite the ritual, but more smooth and pure than I have ever been able to achieve here at home.

Also I love african Rooboos tea, again best drank latte style with milk and sugar, and the tea leafs should be boiled in the water for 6 minutes to be at optimum strength and flavor I was taught.

Indians, and Bengali people also boil the leaves right in the water, with the milk and sugar all at once.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:44:01 PM »
Hey Mike, my wife and I are huge Thin Man fans, there is just something in old films that still surpasses many modern films of today.

Speaking of old films, Philadelphia Story is still one of my all time favorites!

As for now watching I am on Season 11 of Frasier and when that series is done, I will probably go back and start MASH all over from the beginning.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Alesis Andromeda----Worth the Effort???
« on: January 26, 2008, 06:06:07 PM »
Honestly for around the same price...give or take $300 I would get a Prohpet 8 instead.

Jut my opinion...


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