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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: March 05, 2008, 07:13:49 AM »
That's great to hear, Loren.

And to John: you'd be surprised what you can beat with a stick  ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 04, 2008, 05:46:59 PM »
Yep, use heavy metal and sell them Avalons by the pound  :)


On the aluminum thing, my Virus Indigo has 1 cm thick solid aluminum ends.
Its heavy too for a 3 octave keyboard synth.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 04, 2008, 05:37:57 PM »
Yep, its certainly good gear.
But i personally prefer the black look over the silver:

http://www.mercenary.com/vtspecmered.html
http://www.mercenary.com/vtvactub.html

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 04, 2008, 04:58:45 PM »
I remember reading a review of an Avalon preamp where the guy concluded that he would rather have an ugly case and better internal components   ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 04, 2008, 09:48:16 AM »
I forgot to mention my favorite Behringer product, the Behringer MIC2200 Ultragain Pro also known as the "fake tube" preamp. All the glow of tube electronics but none of the warmth.  ;D

http://www.record-producer.com/learn.cfm?a=2838



In a similar vein, I really enjoyed this little article about an expensively packaged
preamp that was essentially functioning on a few $3 chips inside:
http://www.record-producer.com/learn.cfm?a=4350

Packaging can certainly be deceiving. Its clear with software, but I wonder how much high-end hardware is also just a handsome case !


And thanks, Loren, for pointing out this site, I didn't know it.



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:53:29 AM »
I really like my Behringer BCR2000.
Think that's all I have apart from a couple of their cheap patchbays.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:32:05 AM »
I bet Paul meant your 2 screens ... they look great !

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tools for rhythm-making
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:23:04 PM »
I just picked up a used Alesis Micron.
Its sound is ok, but nothing amazing compared to other digital synths.
However, its rhythm abilities set it apart. Has handy phrase recording and other interesting rhythmic/sequence/pattern stuff on board. Lots of rhythmic presets. I was surprised how good it is. Fine little synth for the money, especially if you want something with rhythms.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:15:32 PM »
Now playing

- Near The parenthesis: Of Soft Construction  (n5md)

A very good album in the idm kinda style common on the n5md label.
A sophisticated sound. Nothing over the top. Often beautiful.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient Sub-genres
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:19:17 PM »
Glambient = live performance where the ambient artist wears makeup, glitter, and colourful tights.



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient Sub-genres
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:27:53 PM »

Zzambient = ambient to sleep by

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ALAN

You should re-post your nomenclature post to a new topic so we can have a separate discussion of it away from the Entia Non thread. Its a good one.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:58:44 PM »
I've been jazzing a lot this weekend.

But on the electro-ambient side

- Paul Bradley : Twenty Hertz  (Interesting early work. Appears not to be guitar-based. Neat sounds)
- Alan Lockett: Swells and Billows 2  (MIX ... its a good set the Bristol Boy strung together)
- Keith Berry: A Strange Feather  (I'm addicted to these curious existential landscapes)
- Spyra: Headphone Concert (that 25min opening track , Jeden, is amazing .. if you like the berlin style its a must)


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OK ... I confess  ::)
And have officially updated my personal site:

www.dataobscura.com/APK/bio.htm





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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:37:46 PM »
Mum-go go smear the poison ivy


Spunknik : I'm a fan of Mum, but the Poison Ivy release didn't work for me. Found it quite a change. You enjoying it ?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:35:01 PM »
Off The Sky - Cold Distances -- This is still incredibly beautiful stuff. The first couple of tracks are so deep and really does sound like, well, coldness. Excellent!

Rumforskning - Fremtiden -- Essential album. There's just something about the noises and drones in this album. It works!

Yep, couple of mighty fine albums. I'm surprised that more people have not discovered Rumforskning. Can't say I've sold many, but they create some fascinating and addictive glitchy/noisy/drone music.

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If you'd like a basic controller, I have an M-Audio Oxygen-49 keyboard controller I'd be happy to just give you if you'd like it (or anyone else if Johnathan doesn't want it). Since I now have the Yamaha AN1X...I plan on using that as my main keyboard and controller.


Jim : just thinking of reasons not to give it away ... don't you think a time will come when another keyboard would be handy for controlling softsynths, especially if it saves preset midi configurations for a bunch of them (which the AN1X won't do) ?  or you want to hold down a chord on one keyboard while playing the other ? Two can be handy.

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Scott: One day I will throw my Oxygen away and get one of them. Handsome controller !

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Super generous of you Jim. Its a nice little controller, i have an Oxygen and use it whenever I'm away from home and have a computer with me. Real handy.

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Jonathan: you could also use your Electribe as a midi controller, it has a bunch of knobs that send out control codes.

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