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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: C: Drive crash
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:57:52 PM »
Jana ... yes, first thing I tried.

Swapping the controller board from a good drive to the bad one was promising, the disk shows up, but still not readable ... still not sure if it will save me paying a $1000 to a data recovery company though. They will take the platters (disks) out of the old drive and put them in a blank one, in a dust free environment, and try to copy the drive using the good read head.

Chris ::  I'd say they are transferable across machines, but you do have to cancel them on one and register them on the other. I don't find them much of a pain, generally. But it is a LOT of software. Much of the software is from smaller companies, or individuals, who are there to help make things easy.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: C: Drive crash
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:13:31 AM »
Sad thing is that the drive is no longer registering in the BIOS. SO computer does not see it.
It spins, but no reading. So can't run a rescue program on it.
It has been in a repair shop to see if they can clone it using a hardware cloner. No luck.

I will get it back today and try a different route. I have an identical drive and will remove the controller board on the good drive and put it on the bad one. Might work ... could just as easily be an electronic component problem as a mechanical one.

Last option is to seal it in a bag and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours, then try it. This has been known to work.

Yes, should have a more reliable SSD instead of the old style drive. My other three computers are all SSD.
Stupid really because the music computer is by far the most important one.

Problem is that when you put in a new drive you have to re-register/licence so much of the music software. And I use a lot of VST plugins. So I was being lazy.   :-\

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / C: Drive crash
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:44:03 PM »
Recently had my music recording computer boot drive crash (Windows).
Very depressing. Had not backed up for quite some time.
Had all recent recordings / projects on it.

A reminder to BACK things up.
Clone your drives.

 :(

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:15:27 PM »

Hirotaka Shirotsubaki :: Wet Petals  -- beautiful work.

https://naviarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wet-petals

Jana, do check out the Naviar label.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:12:26 PM »
Chris, that reminds me :
Year 2000 was a long time coming. Now its a long time gone.   :-\

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I know there are even discussions about Mono being the best and only true representation of music.

Sounds like yet another analog is best thing. Analog mono synths are the original essence of electronic music.  ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:18:42 PM »
Yes indeed, that's a really fine album, Jana.
Now listening to Forbidden Temple ... also very good.

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I'm often reminded of Sartre talking about images.
When I look at a photograph of my friend Pierre, he says, I don't see an image of Pierre, I see Pierre.

An LP 's grooves are an analog(ue) of the music.
As is the electric signal generated via the needle that plays the LP.
So are the bits and bytes on a CD.



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:38:38 AM »
Try a dynamic EQ on resonant frequencies. Like the good and inexpensive one by Toneboosters.
Operates similar to a multiband compressor.
Its a parametric EQ, but with a threshold control (per node) so it only reduces a frequency if the signal exceeds the threshold.
Invaluable tool, I think.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:30:58 PM »
Yes, Lisbon is a wonderful city. Both charming and intriguing. The people too.


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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:40:50 AM »
Night Train to Lisbon  --  Not read the book, but the movie was excellent.

I've taken the night train from Paris to Lisbon.
That was one long train ride.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:36:23 AM »
The Book of Disquiet     8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:15:06 PM »
Wow, David, Anthony !!! Thank you so much for your words.
You are very welcome Jana.

Jaja - Music For Space Observation  ...  listen here :

https://jajaouterspace.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-space-observation


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 14, 2018, 01:01:53 PM »
Jaja - Music For Space Observation

Indeed ... this is a lovely release.
Subtle and restrained drone ambient, but always evolving, and so beautifully controlled.

There is a flowing openness to the first track. A darker majesty to the second - Earthrise over the moon.
And a wonderful, almost eerie, deep space feel to the third. Like being aboard a huge empty craft drifting
lost at the very outer reaches of the universe. Excellent !


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:14:03 PM »
You can only trust your ears. And make things sound how you want. How you enjoy it.
There is no such things as what a drone frequency is and what to do with it.
Timbre, depth, tone.
It is case by case.
We are not dealing here with an 80s pop tune with the standard studio settings for bass, drums, vocals, etc.
No formula. No set style.
No one type of drone.


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2018, 07:29:23 PM »
Thanks !

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:48:09 AM »
Thank you for the confidence and support, cvac. Very glad you are enjoying The Circular Ruins.

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Now Playing / Re: Downpipe
« on: February 12, 2018, 05:05:59 PM »
And the winner is ::::::::



Click the link to watch on Youtube.

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Thanks guys.  :)

The album is now available on disk at  www.dataobscura.com

APK

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My latest work on DataObscura



The Circular Ruins: Perpetual
...........................................................................

A labyrinth of evolving and complex ambiance.

This Place We Share
Perpetual
Surrender
Endless  part 1
For We Are time
Endless  part 2


The download version is available here on Bandcamp -->  PERPETUAL
It's the place to listen to the album.

Also available as a physical release at DataObscura very soon:  DataObscura

Please do have a listen.
Comments always very welcome.

Enjoy !

APK

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