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I think you will enjoy this set quite a bit, Joe.
Let me know.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / NUNC STANS: Land - free download
« on: July 23, 2008, 10:04:39 AM »

Now available for free download on the Ping Things net release label:



Nunc Stans: Land
"Land is a stunning work that captures the sound of Nunc Stans at a turning point
where drone-based sensibilities blend seamlessly with melodic work to create a stunning
sonic environment for the listener to explore. Influenced by the stark beauty of Northern
Canada, Kerby has created a set of aural landscapes that inspires and delights from the
cold drones of opener "Before the Colors Deepened", through the sparse melodies and
underlying urgency of "Journey of a Thousand Days", to closing track "Ice Field" with it's
beautiful humming tones and found sounds."
- rik maclean (Ping Things)

tracks (40 minutes)

- Before the Colors Deepened
- Journey of a Thousand Days
- Land
- Submerged Island
- Sitka Sound
- Ice Field

Get it  HERE

Starts with a couple of attractive openers, then gets into deeper, darker waters
with the title track, "Land". 

Enjoy!

APK


1503
Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 22, 2008, 06:08:12 AM »
Into the high Alps today.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the biggest peak.
Dramatic scenery.

I do find the race to be enjoyable and tense whether or not the very best in the world are in it.
But I'm also interested for the visual tour of the countryside.

And it helps that where I am it's on OLN around 8:30 most days, not 5:30.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Musician's Joke
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:12:45 PM »
Dear Abby...

I think my wife is cheating on me.

I am a working musician and, as you would expect, travel a lot. I have been noticing strange things when I get home. Her mobile phone rings and she steps outside to answer it or says quietly "I'll call you back later".

When I ask her who called she gets evasive. Sometimes she goes out with friends and comes home late.

A buddy of mine plays guitar in a band and he told me that my wife and some guy have been to his gigs.

He wanted to borrow my guitar amp so hat's when I got the idea to find out for myself what was really happening. I said "sure, you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it at the gig and see if my wife comes in and who she comes in with".

He agreed.

At the gig I slipped behind my Marshall JCM800 half stack to get a good view. I could feel the heat coming off the back of the amp. It was at that moment, crouching down behind the amp and watching the entrance to the club, that I noticed that one of the tubes was not glowing as bright as the other 3.

Is it possible my tubes are mismatched and is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a technician?

Thanks
Very Concerned.

1505
Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 21, 2008, 12:25:50 PM »
 :D   I think that was back in 1994.
Though it did of course start in England last year too.



Yep, watching it on a flat stage & near the beginning would be a bit of a let down given how fast it goes by. Dramatic though.

Late into a mountain stage would be more satisfying ... side of the road with a few good chilled bottles of french white  8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 21, 2008, 04:46:23 AM »
9dragons:
Yep, its on OLN in the morning live (about half the day's race), and repeated in the evening again (with some additions).
There are lots of commercials (annoying for sure), but they do pack them in early so they can show the final stretch commercial free.
Haven't checked for a streaming feed ... there are usually some illegal ones you can find though.

Ah, biking through the Alps, great!  Good for you!

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:01:56 PM »
And now

- Exit In Grey: Twilight Waters
- SleepResearch Facility: Deep Frieze


Couple of good, grainy, drone ambient works.

1508
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2008, 02:18:55 PM »
Been playing Alan's drone mixes from a while back

- Swells and Billows,  i and ii

enjoyable stuff, for the most part.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Tour de France
« on: July 20, 2008, 09:33:44 AM »
I think its just 3 or 4 out of 170 or so.

1510
Everything and Nothing / Tour de France
« on: July 19, 2008, 05:22:46 PM »
Anyone else watching / following the race this year.

I think its great, not only for the cycling but also the tour around the towns and landscapes of France.

http://www.letour.fr/us/homepage_courseTDF.html

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: GOT GEAR?
« on: July 19, 2008, 04:24:06 PM »
Komplete is just too much stuff, John. You will be overwhelmed. Whittle it down to just a couple a things.

Massive and FM8 --- wickedly powerful combo.

Or maybe just get Reaktor if you want to fiddle more and download hundreds of user creations for it (also stifling overload, but fun).

And yes, a new computer must be added to the bill.


On the other hand you could save money and get Reason.

1512
Other Ambient (and related) Music / new Eluvium Live Set to download
« on: July 17, 2008, 11:35:01 AM »

http://www.archive.org/details/eluvium2008-05-06.peluso.flac16

Seems to be a good quality recording.
Haven't heard it yet.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 16, 2008, 02:00:53 PM »
np

Weigl & Hoffmann: Elevate

Big fan of Weigl's poetic songs and rhythms.

1514
Everything and Nothing / Re: Do you still want to learn?
« on: July 16, 2008, 01:44:45 PM »
I don't work out as much, but I have the sculpted physique of a Greek god, so I can afford to scale back a little!

Yeah, but soon it will be the physique of lesser-known Roman god, and a little later the physique of a Medieval peasant  ;)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:22:03 PM »

Off The Sky: The Geist Cycles  (Databloem 2007)

Damn, I'd forgotten (or not quite realised) how good this album is.

A fascinating melange of Corder's treated guitar and quirky mixing, with various vibes, percussion, and strings artfully tossed into the mix. Totally unpredictable, very listenable, with a microsound-ish / glitchy feel, but a jazzy undercurrent. Love it.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: abasio live
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:11:44 PM »
Yep, it was amiable. Dennis wanted to open a more general Databloem store. But I will email you soon.

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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: abasio live
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:23:26 AM »
Hey there, Civilized :)
Good to see you over here.
Been a long time since that first Databloem Collection !


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:09:31 PM »
Thanks Joe !


I've been mainly been enjoying a few Biosphere releases the past couple of days.

Plus Saul Stokes "Vast" -- entrancing compositions, and that signature Stokes sound to everything -- analog, with the melodic content wedded to the rhythmic. Great stuff.


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Your setup sorta sounds correct ... assuming the UA-25 is connected to the computer by USB and the drivers are installed.

You might try by-passing the Mixer entirely and make sure the signal from the Yamaha goes through the UA-25 and gets to Cubase ok (via USB). So put the Yamaha Outs into the UA-25 inputs and try that.

That UA-25 looks like a single stereo converter, and as that is the only input to your computer you won't be able to have the Yamaha and Virus on separate channels. You would have to connect the Virus and the Yamaha to 1/2 and 3/4 on the Mixer, but the output of them would be mixed down to one stereo channel and passed to the UA-25, then to the computer. To keep the Yam and Virus separate you'd need to have a converter box with more INs/OUTs than the UA-25.

On the issue of Cubase not recording the Yamaha audio ... check through the computer/Cubase routing. Is Cubase seeing the UA-25 USB input (presumably Asio) -- I don't use Cubase, but you want to make sure the audio input is activated in its setup so that it sees the UA-25. Then make sure the track you want to record on in CUbase has the UA-25 1/2 (or USB ... whatever they call it) as its input.

Just a few thoughts.



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Everything and Nothing / Re: Favourite dramatic piece of music
« on: July 13, 2008, 03:32:19 PM »
My favourite piece of music that gives me shivers every time?  Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis".
It's curious though.  I've listened to a lot of Thomas Tallis and none of it sounds like this piece, so I don't know what the deal is with that.

Yes, certainly one of my favourite classical pieces too. Beautiful and moving.

But for sheer dramatic (and emotive) import I'd go for Maurice Duruflé's Requiem. Its beautiful and sublime. Also classical of course.

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