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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Absentness - interesting project.
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:54:51 AM »
I think they do have some potential but their sound could be a lot more refined. Some extra low end textures/drones could work some wonders and I would have dialed back the misty sounds. I like that dark,almost black metal aesthetic they have going on though. The execution just needs to be better.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 26, 2014, 06:49:20 PM »
Speaking of Keith Jarrett, I love The Koln Concert.

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I've seen some people say that ValhallaShimmer is supposed to be based off of Eventide's Black Hole reverb but I've never tried it myself. I've also never used anything by Eventide, though I'm thinking about getting the 2016 Stereo Room reverb plugin.

http://www.valhalladsp.com/valhallashimmer

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:48:58 PM »
Been having a Celer day:

Within Retrospect, The Morning
Four Pieces Two
Panoramic Dreams Bathed In Seldomness

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It's a great album, and I'm surprised Alio Die didn't release more music in 2013.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:38:57 PM »
Har & Altus- Shadow District

https://archive.org/details/earman198

A true standout in the dark ambient genre.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mixing tips.
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:37:07 PM »
I think some compression can be okay in ambient music. I've tried it recently to get one of my really low drones under control and it worked for that. I wouldn't apply it to a whole mix though.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 23, 2014, 09:56:26 PM »
Item caligo- Self Deception As Rescue

http://gv-sound.bandcamp.com/album/self-deception-as-rescue

GV Sound is an excellent netlabel IMO.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mixing tips.
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:33:33 PM »
Hey Julio,

was curious and started with the 3rd video - i had very hard times to follow the video as these song IMO is just crap and the voice is getting completely on my nerves. For the changes he made…which changes?  ;D I think he should first switch his monitors and get rid of the NS-10 - not being surprised he had such troubles to mix the track (how he can hear low end or even the bass?) OK, he may have a subwoofer, but at last "good to see" those Yamaha´s are there to make it more professional  ;D

"Urban Element" ?  ;D  ;D  ;D

Sorry, but when I heard this statement, I really had a strong need to stop the whole video immediately.

I do like exploring videos about mixing skills, but this guy just feels like a fool, speaking a LOT but has nothing really to say….best of all was the text message arriving.

Greetings,
Tomas

I thought that song sucked too but it wasn't his music so I don't fault him for that. Some of those things he did say, like you pointed out, were really goofy but I wasn't that surprised by that. I think the other videos were better TBH.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Mixing tips.
« on: January 23, 2014, 07:17:58 PM »
I just watched all 3 of them and I really enjoyed them. While I'm not a fan of pop music, which is what he clearly works with the most, I definitely respect his abilities and he definitely knows what he's talking about. There are things that I know I can take out of this even as an ambient musician. My favorite piece of advice was when he said to know what's important. I think that right there sums up what mixing should be about.

A good mix won't make a track go from bad to good though. If a guitar doesn't have a good tone for example, mixing is not going to make it sound better. Good mixing of it in that case might make the song as a whole sound a little bit better but sometimes, you might just be better off re-recording something. I know I've re-recorded stuff before just to make sure I got the exact sound or if I decide that I want a different layer in the track instead that works better with everything else that's already there.

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Now Playing / Re: Too much music?
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:25:11 PM »
I also feel like I have too much music and I've slowed down quite a bit on acquiring new music over the last year. I've deleted some stuff not too long that I don't listen to at all.

I won't stop buying altogether though but I'm definitely feeling more conscious about purchasing music than I used to be.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:52:25 AM »
Aidan Baker- Aneira

It's amazing that his only sound source was a 12 string guitar.

Also, I redesigned my Bandcamp page. I wasn't sure if it was worth its topic but I think everyone should find it more aesthetically pleasing. Feel free to tell me what you guys think of it.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:25:52 PM »
Vidna Obmana- The Surreal Sanctuary

The exotic instrumentation really adds to the atmosphere. Great stuff.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:36:54 PM »
Vidna Obmana- Memories Compiled 2 (Disk 2)

I forgot how good Glance (Opening) was.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Help me finishing my ambient setup :)
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:21:20 PM »
Your synth collection is fantastic and so is your other stuff. Just get a DAW and figure out whichever way you want to hook up your synths to your computer, and you'll be set.

Honestly, your setup is already better than mine. I don't even have a hardware synth.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 18, 2014, 01:49:53 PM »
Billow Observatory - Billow Observatory
Drifting, floating ambient, based largely on processed guitar. Expansive and beautiful.

Buy vinyl or digital or simply give it a listen: https://felte.bandcamp.com/album/billow-observatory

Good find.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:33:18 PM »
Jon Hassell- Fascinoma

The best fusion of jazz and ambient music I've ever heard.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:08:38 PM »
Eliane Radigue- Kailasha (Trilogie De La Mort- Disc 2)

More people should know about her. A true master of minimalism and drone music.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Relaxed Machinery News
« on: January 13, 2014, 07:59:36 PM »
Is Earth Mantra making a comeback anytime soon?

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Relaxed Machinery News
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:43:41 AM »
Really excited about a new Loren Nerell album.

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