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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: PHOBOS - MONOLITH
« on: September 22, 2010, 12:56:47 PM »


Best of luck with the new release!

Thanks John

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: PHOBOS - MONOLITH
« on: September 22, 2010, 11:21:25 AM »
Thanks guys,
Monolith will be released on Dark Duck Records, release date TBC

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / PHOBOS - MONOLITH
« on: September 20, 2010, 01:14:27 PM »
I have posted a couple of extracts from the soon to be released new CD MONOLITH.
You can listen here
   http://soundcloud.com/phobos-2/tracks 
         or here
    http://www.myspace.com/phobosdrones

I hope you enjoy them :)

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Hi Jesse,
I use Cubase, you do need a DAW for any serious work with VST stuff, but as a tryout you could use a reaaly nice and simple program called VST HOST which does exactly what is says, it will host a softsynth, actually quite a few, and even has a virtual keyboard built in enabling you to play the keyboard with the mouse, of course you have the option to configure it with a controller if you so wish but that would require usb to midi interface. VST HOST is free to download. You can get it here - http://www.hermannseib.com/english/vsthost.htm.

I actually used that programme to run the softsynths and effects for my Darkness Within album, the laptop running VST HOST was controlled by my beloved Atari 1040ST. I have now moved onto the laptop completely using Cubase to control my Hardware stuff and the Software stuff to. Sorry if I have gone a little off topic here, but I hope you find this useful. I am by no means an expert but if you need some help then you are welcome to PM me and I will try to help if I can. :)
Regards
David

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I'd actually like to have someone teach me how to setup and record softsynth stuff. I'm at a point where I just do not have the patience or money to deal with softsynths on a trial and error from scratch basis. Plus, to be honest, aside from programs like Omnisphere and Absynth, I haven't heard anything I can't do on my hardware and with better sound. Not a knock against you softsynths folks because I do like some of the stuff I hear - for instance Between Interval is/was 100% softsynths and his stuff sounds amazing!


There are alot of really good softsynths out there for free, believe it or not, so you could try them out at no risk. H G Fortune does some excelent ones, he offers basic versions of his pro ones for free, and the pro ones aren't expensive. A couple of his I would recommend are Alien Space Weaver and Atonoise, all are available for Windows, so not sure what system you use. You can find them here -  http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/
 :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:10:35 PM »
Roll on October, the artwork for Ion is superb. Great work Pete and Kati :)

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A bigger house so I can have a room that is just a studio, perferably in a few acres of countryside......


Ditto :)

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Matthew,
I think this has been a great excersise for you to get your music to a wider audience by offering it as a free download. I think you stated earlier in the post that it had been downloaded well over a hundred times on the first day alone, how many Cds did you sell originally? Not as many as the number of downloads most probably. So it has worked, the music has been heard by a wider audience, and this will attract people to the new one. Even people who may not neccessarily like a particular style of ambient would take it because its free and there is no risk, and that might win you new fans, and I hope it does. Like you say it is about the music and getting it heard, so from that point of view I would say it has been successful for you. If you decide to release a CD in the future then hopefully more people would buy it as more people would be familiar with your music due to the free downloads :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: September 03, 2010, 05:20:15 AM »


'Orcus' cover

Artwork by Kati Astraeir







Come on Pete, you can't just post a picture of the artwork and not tell us the release date!! We want to know when we can get our grubby little hands on it  ;D

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Hi Matthew,
Downloaded Maalbeek a few days ago and have listened to it a couple of times. It really is an excellent album, it has some beautiful passages, thank you for putting it up for free download.
I look forward to the release of Koude Handen
Regards
David

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient music and Mastering
« on: September 02, 2010, 05:37:44 AM »
I have heard that T-Racks 3 has been getting some good reviews.


I have found T Racks 3 to be excellent, I used various plug ins in Adobe Audition 3 for the mastering of Darkness Within and on my next one Monolith, I then got T Racks and Re mastered Monolith, it sounded so much better, I also used it on my recently posted track on the Drone Download Project.  It really is an excellent piece of software and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. Available for Mac and PC you can download  a demo version here  http://www.ikmultimedia.com/t-racks/download/
 :)

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Welcome Cole :)

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Great Artwork!  It works really well with the Digipak format. Going to check out the samples. ;)

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Soundcloud
« on: August 16, 2010, 04:25:21 AM »
I am using Soundcloud and have found it very useful, I have a free account at the moment but will probably upgrade to the Lite version later when I have more stuff to put on.
I agree that the streaming is very good, no dropouts or stuttering and being able to post comments along the timeline of the track is superb
I would definately recommend it to anyone, and the option of being able to choose a free account is  good way to start off to see if it suits your needs :)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Best Ambient cd to have sex to ?
« on: August 16, 2010, 04:14:03 AM »
Is this another sub genre then?  Shagbient ;D

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Phobos Track
« on: August 11, 2010, 12:43:58 PM »
Thanks Pete :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Phobos Track
« on: August 07, 2010, 03:38:35 PM »
Sounds terrific.

I have found it challenging to get a really deep, rich, dark smooth reverb sound from most plugins. They usually sound thin, narrow and resonant. I've turned mostly to Lexicon and Eventide to get this type of sound. I find i have to have a reverb with some type of modulation to thicken up the sound of the reverb creating a thicker cloud.

Great work!

 
Thanks again Chad,
They reckon the new Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle is hardware quality without the hardware, but its really expensive at around 1000, will have to check out the demo version to see what its like :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Phobos Track
« on: August 06, 2010, 12:11:10 PM »
Hi Chad
It was Lexicon Pantheon Vst, I really like this reverb and use it almost all the time.
I also use Glaceverb (but not on this track) which I also like a great deal, and whats even better is Glaceverb is FREE!!!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Phobos Track
« on: August 05, 2010, 02:40:29 PM »
Thanks Chad,
The track is exclusive to the Drone Download Project and will not appear anywhere else, it is the philosophy of the DDP that all tracks donated are unreleased and will not appear on any other release. Personally its a philosophy I like, as when I contribute a piece to any compilation it will always be exclusive to that particular project.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Phobos Track
« on: August 05, 2010, 12:57:36 PM »
How's the new album coming, Phobos? Will it be a physical release as on "Darkness Within"? I love DW, everyone on the Forum should definitely check this out!

Thanks drone on, the new album is complete and will be a physical release. I will post news of the release date when I know it and samples will follow :)

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