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Now Playing / Re: Dance/Electronic Genre
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:31:35 PM »
She might be pulling our legs but let's recommend her some great music. I'll start off:


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:01:40 AM »
Thanks for those suggestions. I didn't even think about that panning technique. I know Robert Rich used to take two versions of the same texture and detune one of them slightly, but I wouldn't have thought of panning. Maybe I could play around with different levels of delay layered together as well, maybe some super subtle modulation.

You just spurned some new ideas.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:14:27 AM »
Been meaning to give some more impressions

I'm using the M300 quite regularly nowadays. I really like the delays and the vintage phaser. It's a versatile FX processor for sure. I don't regret buying it.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:11:32 AM »
Cutting mids is fine as long as you don't overdo it. Too many mids can muddy the sound very quickly.

Removing resonances isn't really a must but it can help. I do it quite often but there's no rule saying you can never use resonance when filtering your drone textures. There aren't too many rules to making drones except for the basics like monitoring the frequencies and like APK said, making it sound good.

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Welcome to the forum!

Looks like you have a great setup, and the sound quality was great.

Stylistically, I wish there was more of a dream pop feel to the track but that's just me. I don't really care for the drum loops. I typically don't care for them in my ambient music at all. Tribal drumming would have been nice but it would have been impossible for you to do that and guitar by yourself on a live take like that.

How do you like your Minitaur? I've thought a little bit about getting one to use for ambient drones.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Storms and Studios
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:42:19 PM »
Great to see you back Julio, and glad to know that your studio survived.

Good thing that storm weakened a bit over Cuba.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 30, 2017, 06:03:35 PM »
Suso Saiz - Odisea

This is an interesting compilation from an ambient artist whose biggest claim to fame is collaborating with Steve Roach and Jorge Reyes in Suspended Memories. Quite a bit variety here. Some of this stuff hasn't aged well but quite a bit of it is superb so far.

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It feels like it's been a while since I've had anything new out but here's my latest track. There's a good chance that this will be on my next album. I'm aiming for a new album before the end of the year.

Hope you guys enjoy the new track. Feels like it's been a little too long since I've put out something.

https://castleview.bandcamp.com/track/you-are-the-magic-crystal

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 26, 2017, 05:03:57 PM »
Marifa - Qumrah

https://pantheophania.bandcamp.com/album/qumrah

Speaking of Klaus Wiese, this is an awesome tribute to him. One of my favorite albums of the year so far.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Spotify and 'fake' ambient artists ?
« on: August 23, 2017, 07:06:06 PM »
It's not good but I don't think it can kill the service. For a service this big, this is a fairly small issue and doesn't affect that many people. As long as people can find their favorite music there, they'll still use it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
No problem  :)

That previously unreleased version of Ruh is much better than the original IMO.

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Been loving the sale. I took advantage of it to download Maquam, Ming Noir, and Moksha.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 03, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »
Been on a Klaus Wiese kick lately:

Space
Uranus
Ruh (2016 Version)
Divine Orbit

I might get Space II soon and maybe another of his older albums on CD.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« on: July 07, 2017, 02:57:05 PM »
I'm partial to a Roach, Braheny, and Stearns reunion. Desert Solitaire might be my favorite ambient album of all time.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 25, 2017, 07:33:40 PM »
Black Dingo Records - Above The Clouds

Over 2 hours of top-notch dark-ambient dronescapes. I contributed a track to it myself called New Frontier, but the whole thing is outstanding. My favorite track is the closer, which was created by espaces sonores.

https://duffegan.bandcamp.com/album/above-the-clouds

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 15, 2017, 06:08:14 PM »
3 Seconds Of Air - The Flight of Song

I've been having this on CD for at least a few years. Definitely a classic ambient guitar album. I like it more than most of the guitar albums Dirk Serries did after this. The Bandcamp version has a couple of extra tracks that I don't have on my copy:

https://3secondsofair.bandcamp.com/album/the-flight-of-song


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: April 13, 2017, 07:50:44 PM »
Managed to try it for a bit this evening and it's definitely got a cleaner sound to it than my Nanoverb. Doesn't create super long decays but I've got other ones I can use for that. I like it so far.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:57:18 PM »
I got it in the mail earlier this week but I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet. I'll let you guys know what I think of it once I use it a little bit.

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Not to be ugly but why don't you post anything that's not promotional? We'd love to know what ambient music you're listening to lately and your thoughts on gear.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:22:45 PM »
Billow Observatory - II: Plains/Patterns
A melding of shoegaze guitar styles, electronic sequences, and ambient atmospheres. This manages to sound both retro and contemporary at the same time. Excellent release.
https://billowobservatory.bandcamp.com/album/ii-plains-patterns

I need to listen to this at some point. I like Auburn Lull and seeing that one of their members is behind this project got my attention pretty quickly.

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