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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:26:41 PM »
Stuff I listened to today:

Deep Listening Band- Sanctuary
Mathieu Ruhlmann + Celer- Mesoscaphe
Gareth Hardwick- Of Sea And Shore (listening to it right now)

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I'm not a fan of some of the sounds and textures he incorporates, especially the high end sounds.

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I'm usually not the biggest Oophoi fan but I already love some of his posthumous work, particularly this and I Can Hear The Wing Singing. I think both of those are AOTY candidates.

Oophoi's music is hard to get into.

If I would recommend you two albums it would be Forgotten Rituals and  Signals From the Great Beyond (1cd version)

I really liked The Spirals Of Time but I didn't care for The Dreams Of Shell or Behind The Wall Of Sleep.

I might check out those albums.

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I second Opera Sauvage and I also recommend China and 1492: Conquest Of Paradise.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 27, 2013, 07:40:20 PM »
Celer- Without Retrospective, The Morning

Another great release on Glacial Movements.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 27, 2013, 02:48:12 PM »
I don't have any real instruments of this type, but I've got a number of harp, lyra, zither, kantele etc. libraries for Kontakt. I love these sounds, in fact they'll be featuring heavily on a new project.

The kantele has a beautiful and distinct sound to it IMO. I wouldn't mind buying one someday.

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Any other comments? I'm open to any feedback.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:28:47 AM »
I think of technical discussion and gear recommendations as being, ideally, a fun and positive exchange of ideas and suggestions. It's unfortunate when things should turn unpleasant, or when someone else's ideas are dismissed.

Personally I to see insight into the tools and working methods of some of the more experience forum members -- Paul, APK, Loren, Forrest, and many others. Rather than being frustrated or annoyed when one of them does something in a different way from how I have always done it, instead of thinking "Why do they do it like that? Everybody knows it's better to do it like THIS!" -- I think to myself, "That's interesting. It's different from how I work, so what can I learn from it?"

Many of the instruments, recording devices, effects, pieces of computer hardware and software that I use, I can remember back to when I first heard a friend or fellow recording artist or engineer mention it, or show it to me.

The only negative aspect to discussions like this should be that occasionally, they inspire "gear lust" and make us spend money on equipment we might not otherwise buy!

Well, it could have turned out a lot worse. Yeah, Immersion was a bit elitist here but I don't think he was being malicious. I've seen much worse on other forums, usually about more polarizing topics though.

If this is the nastiest and most vicious discussion to ever happen here, this forum is in great shape.

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I bet that compressor costs an arm and a leg.

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I'm usually not the biggest Oophoi fan but I already love some of his posthumous work, particularly this and I Can Hear The Wing Singing. I think both of those are AOTY candidates.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 26, 2013, 06:10:37 PM »
I saw a couple of tremoloas available on ebay recently. They weren't as expensive as I expected but then again, there's probably not a huge demand for them. Hadn't heard of the other two but I looked them up and they seem like cool instruments. I've never played a bowed instrument before though.

They sound a bit like bowed psaltry, only a little fuller.  One thing to keep in mind is, at least with the older ones, they are very difficult to tune and to keep in tune.  Helps to have perfect or relative pitch, too.

Forrest

That's good to know. Bowed psalteries seem like they would be fun to play. I think it would be really cool to add a pickup and play one through an amp.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:29:32 PM »
A better title for this topic would have been "Whither the zither?"



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:26:58 PM »
I saw a couple of tremoloas available on ebay recently. They weren't as expensive as I expected but then again, there's probably not a huge demand for them. Hadn't heard of the other two but I looked them up and they seem like cool instruments. I've never played a bowed instrument before though.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »
Yeah, the strings do sustain themselves well. It's like they have a little bit of a natural reverb. I like to go pretty light with the EQ as well. Stripping out all the midrange on a zither recording is not a good thing.

Do you have any other zithers besides the guzheng?

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Thoughts on the zither?
« on: November 26, 2013, 03:41:18 PM »
I wonder if any fellow musicians here own and use a zither. I think it might be the best acoustic instrument for ambient music. Laraaji and Klaus Wiese inspired me to play one. I actually have an antique fretless zither made by Oscar Schmidt, which still sounds pretty decent, as well as a toy one that I had bought for really cheap a while back, but that one doesn't sound good imo.

I wouldn't mind putting some new strings on the antique one but I'm kind of scared to do that on my own as I've never done it before. 

For anyone who does have one and record with it, how do you like to treat it with the effects? I like to apply a reasonable amount of chorus and reverb without it becoming unrecognizable. Flanger can be decent if you want to go for something more abstract. I applied flanger to my toy zither on my album Chamber Music, giving it an aquatic sound.

Every kind of zither is open for discussion BTW.

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I'd honestly love to hear a full-length album made by Immersion.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:26:46 PM »
NP: Alio Die & Zeit- A Circular Quest

Great stuff

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 25, 2013, 09:23:57 AM »
Somebody here should make an album with just that keyboard.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 24, 2013, 04:13:12 PM »
Well I'm only 23 so I've got plenty of time.  :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:01:17 PM »

Quote from: Immersion
Well I was hoping about have a discussion about how creating the best sound quality possible, of course, what is best for me does not fit all,  the main argument here is that is not worth to invest money in "too expensive" equipment, cause you can mask it with eq and different mixing techniques.

You are clearly the master of presumptions! Please quote the person who said such a statement in this thread!….i´m sorry to say, but you won´t find anyone!

If I had to take a guess, he might have been referring to Paul's post but even that doesn't exactly fit what Immersion seems to be referring to.

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