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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2016, 12:06:45 PM »
Type O Negative - Dead Again

Gary Moore - various blues tracks compilation disc I made for the car

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: RIP Lemmy
« on: January 31, 2016, 03:59:30 PM »
Motorhead were one of my favourite bands from my younger years. even though he led that lifestyle, you kind of thought he would just go on forever. Lemmy wouldn't want to rest in peace, he would rather have it fast and loud! A very great loss to the rock world.

Thanks for voting guys  8)

Works for me Martyn

If you have a few spare minutes you could vote for An October Evening in the Terra Relicta dark music awards 2015, here

Voting closes on 1st February

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 16, 2016, 12:54:46 PM »
Wow!  Julio, thank you so much. I am really glad you are enjoying the album and DVD.  :)

A couple of reviews of An October Evening, second one is in German, I used Google translate to get an idea of what it said.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:52:15 PM »
Listening to the bandcamp stream of this, utterly beautiful. Magnificent work.

Would really love to get the CD , however having checked the postage scenario to the UK on the projekt site it is looking like $10 plus maybe another $10-$15 for the EMS. Anyone confirm the postage story to UK for projekt? I will email them in a bit.

If I can't get a UK supplier I will buy the download Forest. Really is something special.

Groove Unlimited have a few of Forests' albums in stock, they may add the new disc at some point.

Everything and Nothing / 2016
« on: January 01, 2016, 01:04:14 PM »
I hope everyone here will have a happy, healthy and creative 2016. All the best to you all  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - An October Evening
« on: December 18, 2015, 01:25:12 PM »
Thank you Richard  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:41:31 AM »

Phobos - An October Evening Very deep and dark , as ever. Great stuff and a track with some beats  ;) surprising but excellent !! Looking forward to watching the DVD .

Thanks for the support 8), hope you enjoy the DVD

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - An October Evening
« on: December 12, 2015, 12:47:35 PM »
Now released, 2 disc set CDr and region free DVDr, CDr also availble as a download and available in 24 bit flac, etc  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - An October Evening
« on: December 07, 2015, 12:30:54 PM »
Ordered the discs last night.....looking forward to hearing & seeing.

Thanks Julio, much appreciated, it will be in the mail soon.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Phobos - An October Evening
« on: December 06, 2015, 10:52:19 AM »
Available now for pre order, releases on 12/12/2015,
Limited 2 disc set,CDr/DVDr, recorded live at Awakenings on 17th October 2015

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 29, 2015, 03:23:41 PM »

Troum/Yen Pox - Mnemonic Induction

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.  ;)


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