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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:00:23 PM »
Glad you feel that way, Chris.
Yes, it is excellent.
And surprisingly so, because he did have a lapse for a while, and this new style is a bit different
from what he was earlier so very good at ( which was more glitchy/clicky rhythmic beats sorta vaguely ambient).

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:33:38 PM »
Glad to hear you are enjoying the new Nunc Stans, Chris.  Thanks.

I like the new Sonmi451 : Panta Rei

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:33:55 PM »
Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much, Chris.
I'm already looking forward to seeing it again in a few months.  8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Unfiltered Audio
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:42:30 PM »

I'm a fan of their plugins, for spicing things up a little.
SpecOps is well worth a look.

They are on the wacky / creative edge.
Always a good thing to add some of that   :o 8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / T-Racks mastering package
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:35:54 PM »

It's a nice idea (the standalone mastering version) and good set of plugins for a very good price, I think.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Blade Runner Sequel
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:32:23 PM »
Very much enjoyed it, except for the over the top soundtrack in a number of places.
Great visuals. Nicely obscure plot. Recommended.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:05:39 AM »
Hey there.
I think you are onto the main problem, which is resonance, a sharp build up at a particular frequency. I'm always notch EQing them down because they will remain annoying otherwise. A dynamic EQ can be useful, but regular notch works of course. Beyond that, how I would EQ a drone depends what is sitting with it, and where it is good to leave some space for other sounds. For which there is no real formula. Drones and pads can vary greatly, so it is more a case by case issue. One good trick is to turn the thing up loud. Does it still sound balanced and listenable.

Often I will EQ a drone to shape its spectrum. Lower some frequencies and bring up others ... maybe to add a bit of brightness to the high end or cut the boominess in the lows. But as I say, on a case by case basic.

As you say, getting it right when selecting initial sounds and layers is very important. But in my experience some EQ will usually be needed to balance things later on. EQ is such an important weapon.

Because our ears and mind get tired and a bit untrustworthy, I will always park a finished piece for a week or so, then come back and listen it more objectively, as though it were someone else's piece. And listen for anything annoying. Then try to correct it. This will primarily be an EQ job, and some related volume balancing.

Conclusion :  For me there is no one way a drone (or pad) is made or should sound. But there are technicalities and aesthetics of music that should be observed. Which means: It should sound good. If it doesn't it needs work !  :)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:44:08 PM »
Looking forward to hearing this.
Love the cover 

Many thanks for the comments and recommendation, Jaja.
Much appreciated.

Many thanks for this Jaja.
It is heart-warming to see an earlier work get some honest appreciation.

Too often, I think, people are seeking the next new thing rather than appreciating what already is and spending time with the better works. Living with them a while. I see people with Bandcamp collections in the thousands, and that surely exceeds the possible of serious listening. Who has the time!! Ah, consumerism ...

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Storms and Studios
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:30:56 PM »
Good to hear all is well, Julio  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Storms and Studios
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:24:41 PM »
Yes, one very scary bit of weather.

I'm up in the attic of North America, so not affected.
But I imagine serious gear guys would fill the car/van with the important bits and head north,
leaving family and relative to care for themselves.  ;)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:30:13 PM »
Murkok :: Solaris

Short, but a beauty.
And just a dollar.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:46:59 PM »

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Ocean and Fog
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:33:37 AM »
Sound and images go together perfectly  8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 24, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
Alio Die has, for me, been on a very good trip with his new releases this past year. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I will pick up the new ones on Bandcamp.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:58:39 PM »
I've been really enjoying it too. Yes, more a festival of curiosities than a narrative continuation of the earlier series ... especially the Got a Light episode (that was astonishingly unexpected and viscerally gripping) (and excellent). Harks back to before Twin Peaks. Great to have something artistic and experimental that flies in the face of reality so well.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »
Been enjoying Bill Seaman's double album on Eilean Records :

Erasures and Displacements

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:21:19 PM »
But maybe I've gone off track  :-X

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