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I think it is quite a neat little feature. Artist can choose on how much discount. Fans still have the option just to buy only one release in the normal way, and artists as well as turning the feature on can also turn it off. It only applies to digital product.
As Bandcamp targets fans who have already purchased your items then I can see your point Julio, so unless artists advertise their discounts elswhere on the net, it probably isn't going to attract any new fans. However I still think its a neat feature, and no-one else is doing it. Incidently I turned the feature on, and offer 50% discount. :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Best DAW for Ambient Music 2015
« on: November 17, 2015, 06:23:21 AM »
I don't think there is a specific DAW which is best for ambient. What one person finds best for them isn't neccessarily going to be best for you. I think it needs to meet your requirements of how you want to work and what you want it to do for you, so it is what is best for you to enable you to have a positive workflow.

I am only experienced with Cubase and I find it great for me and the way I work. Of the others you mention, I believe Reason is a self contained programme, that being you can't use third party VSTi or plug ins. Althought you can use it with a DAW using the Rewire function I believe.

From what I hear about Live, isn't it more loop based, as for the others, Logic and FL, I know nothing about these.

I would say get yourself a good keyboard controller with plenty of knobs to tweak the controls on your vsti, Novation do some good ones, and Akai have just released some new ones. I would use a seperate controller for DAW control and mixing, something like the Novation SL mk2, or similar.  If you intend to record stuff to release, you will need an audio interface, to get the best possible sound recorded, there are many of those to choose from, Tascam, Focusrite, Presonus, M- Audio, to name a few, all make audio interfaces.

PC or Mac, each to there own, I suppose each has it's advantages and disadvantages, boils down to personal preference. I use PC, don't think I would change to a Mac now, And I never use my music computer on the internet.

It would be nice to know what you end up with, but most important of all is that you enjoy creating with the tools you have chosen, oh and welcome to the forum  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos Live
« on: November 09, 2015, 05:26:21 AM »
Love it.....the music just works so well with the images. As bleak as the pictures are the music seems to lift it out of despair and when the music seems too dark the images lift it out into the light. No disrespect but I would cut your live performance out and make a video montage of those images to accompany the musci.....very powerful and beautiful.

Thank you Julio, I am glad you have enjoyed it, and took the time to watch and listen. The actual video of the above is done by Phil, he films all the performers and then mixes it with the backdrop video that the performers supply.
 I actually had been thinking about doing it as a 2 disc set, cdr and dvd-r, the cdr would contain the music and encore, the dvdr would be the backdrop video images only, and the music, so no disrespect taken my friend ;)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Phobos Live
« on: November 08, 2015, 03:16:03 PM »
Here is a clip of the opening section of my set at Awakenings on 17th October 2015

Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Sector Four" CDr by Phobos
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:05:10 PM »
I thought with the description "ear piercing disruptions" it was gonna get a negative review.  ;)


Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Sector Four" CDr by Phobos
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:04:18 PM »

with phobos

i close my eyes and listen
to the fathom winds scuddling
across the dark edges of oblivion

thanks for your insights
all his deeps are highly recommended!


Thanks h  8)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: November 01, 2015, 08:28:37 AM »
Congratulations Andy on finally getting it out there. Hope it does well for you.   :)

Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Sector Four" CDr by Phobos
« on: October 29, 2015, 01:38:25 PM »
Amazing review Richard, thank you 8)

Lovely review Richard, I miss him too  :(

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 22, 2015, 11:39:36 AM »
@ Ekstasis,
If you haven't checked him out already, I can recommend Stephen Parsick/['ramp], similar and probably slightly darker. Stephen and Mark did an album together called Steel and Steam, highly recommended also. Stephen may have some copies left.  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Redshift new album
« on: October 21, 2015, 12:09:00 AM »
All the studio albums apart from Downtime are Mark Shreeve alone, have to agree the new album is amazing. Sequencing as it should be  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2015, 12:00:01 PM »

Thanks Martyn and Andy, really looking forward to it myself :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 06, 2015, 12:32:10 PM »

The great year for dark ambient releases continues with this stunning 2cd set


Virtual tickets available for those who can't be there  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 16, 2015, 11:29:57 AM »
Hoped you would notice that one, Pete   ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 15, 2015, 11:40:05 AM »

Superb album, a definate contender for album of the year. IMO 2015 has been a very good year for dark ambient releases

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:42:52 PM »
Kave - Dismal Radiance
Kave - Ominousium
Kammarheit - The Nest
Kammarheit - Unearthed 6CD Box Set
Yen Pox - Between The Horizon and the Abyss
Michael Meara - Nocturnal Panorama
Subheim - Approach
Desiderii Marginis - Procession
Blood Box - Funeral in an Empty Room
Cities Last Broadcast - The Cancelled Earth

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