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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 08:49:58 PM »
Then you can be excused, Loren.
Unless you also have a poster of Dean Martin on another wall !

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 02:13:58 PM »
I've noticed a lot of people in this thread (and in past "gear shot" type threads) - not everyone, but many people have a tendency towards indian, native american, aboriginal, african, etc... types of decorations - whether it's rugs, blankets, wall hangings or artwork, masks, etc...   Of course, quite a few drums tossed in as well which are both functional and ornamental... :)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be basically an American sort of new age / native association thing ?
I don't see it in European studio shots.



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 02, 2008, 03:43:25 PM »
Hey, Dave has upped the ante ... we have to post covers now.

:)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 02, 2008, 03:40:28 PM »
Nah, I think Jesse's just trying to cover up the mistress !

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 02, 2008, 06:28:18 AM »
Good stuff, Loren ! Nice setup.
What is the little blue/silver box on the right end of the Kurzweil ?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 01, 2008, 03:39:11 PM »
This evening

- Spyra: Headphone Concert   (just the first long track ... love it. Tres Berlin, but well played.)
- Weigl & Hoffmann: Examples of a Medusa  (kafkaesque lyrics and addictive simple music)






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I missed this post, Jonathan, so didn't tune in unfortunately.
Hope it went well !
What were you playing, the ewi ?

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Was a lot of drop outs here, but not enough to ruin the show ... was good, solid stuff !
I really enjoyed it. Thanks !



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I'll be tuning in ... right now !


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 31, 2007, 05:35:24 PM »
New year's eve listening, so far

- Opium: Sympathetic Flying Objects
- Tycho: Sunrise Projector
- Martinez: Solaris


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: How do you record?
« on: December 30, 2007, 08:56:13 PM »
Yep, I liked that Presonus box. Lots of decent mic-pres, if thats your thing.
And I really go for having line inputs on the front for quick swapping.
If you don't need the qualities and extras of an RME
I think this and the Saffire models are great for the money.
Hope it works well for you.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:18:28 PM »
NP

- Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece  (classic)
- Van Morrison: Into The Music (has an amazing last 3 tracks)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 28, 2007, 02:06:48 PM »
And its great to see a 1,000 watt heater element wired in, Jonathan !

A man needs power in the mix  :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Winterhouse: Slow Promises
« on: December 28, 2007, 02:02:32 PM »
Thanks, g.a.b.,  that's great to hear.
And a fine brief description.




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 27, 2007, 06:46:39 PM »
I use an Edirol UM-880 midi box as well ... great piece of gear !

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 27, 2007, 05:37:44 PM »
When I have my studio up and running properly I use #1.

I patch everything into patchbays so I can easily route them in and out of each other and into the audio interface. Stuff not connected this way tends not to get used because its then too much trouble to set up. I don't use a mixer. Only patchbays.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: December 27, 2007, 04:40:27 PM »
Just watched

Nick Drake - Under Review

a dvd about his life. Very well done.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 26, 2007, 04:15:28 PM »
I used my Itunes gift card to get 2 Van Morrison albums (Astral Weeks & Moondance), not ambient but great music I can't believe it took me this long to buy.

Paul


Paul : the only one you are missing is Veedon Fleece  :)  its right up there with Astral Weeks, and same style.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 26, 2007, 03:35:10 PM »
Yep, its a nice little working system, everything in reach where I need it.
That synth is a korg MS2000 keyboard version -- it came with
those old-school hardwood ends.



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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 26, 2007, 03:03:06 PM »
Hi Bill.
Hey, I don't even have a job !
:)
On the music front ... with the advent of powerful computers, excellent analog to digital converter boxes/cards, and clean signal paths, you could setup a studio in a laptop/desktop using only software instruments or samples, and a pair of headphones. And you could do that with free software. So the expense could be very low. Maybe a small midi keyboard to play the soft-synths.

That sort of setup is not what you see in the pictures above, but it is workable and inexpensive.

Heck, Biosphere does "live" concerts with just a laptop and small midi keyboard.

Hardware gear is another fascination. But most digital hardware is just a program burned to a big chip with a physical interface of knobs and stuff added on. Not really different from a software program on your computer. But software doesn't have the tactile appeal, or the dedicated and unproblematic use.

I use more software synths and effects than I do hardware ones. Software is convenient and powerful. It is cheap to add 'knobs' for every parameter to software.

Of course, getting usable, cheap software for music production is no guarantee that a person will produce music worth listening to.

It is relatively easy to string together pre-configured samples, but its another game to play and compose like a musician.





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