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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:19:44 PM »
llya Glebov (Murkok) & Joe Fujinoki - Glimmers
Dronescapes crafted from guitar and various electronics. Beautiful and spacious. On the amazing Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/glimmers
Nice Label !

The Halftribe : Luxia  release is really good.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Walter Geirs video
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:27:26 AM »
Walter Adolf Giers (1937 - 2016)


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:10:23 PM »
I think the NI stuff is the best. Love their synths ... so much quality and variety and invention.
The effects are excellent too. So is Guitar Rig to run stuff through.
I also use Kontakt instruments a lot.
And I upgraded my Reaktor to v.6 so I could use Blocks, which is amazing and so versatile and crazy.
Yeah, Reaktor is great. I regularly pick up the odd ensemble from the Reaktor Library.
It's like getting a whole new instrument or effect for free.
And I still use earlier Reaktor synths.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: February 06, 2017, 10:34:58 AM »
Thanks for posting it.
It is fun to play with. Especially when the LFO further modulates the Modulator for some minor chaos and rhythmic glitching effects.
I like it. Overall it feels nicely restrained, meaning not as crazy as it could get, but more on the subtle side.
I'll feed some more things through it soon.




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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:02:17 AM »
Yep, that is clear.
Be happy to play with it when it's finished.

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Much appreciated. Thanks Richard !

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:00:27 AM »
Some recent listens/highlights:

The Circular Ruins - Pathways

Very impressive epic double album, need to play it again soon. Lots of variety and little details.

https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/pathways

Yeah, can't agree more!!! "Pathways" 2CD is a true masterwork, and deep listening sessions are still ahead, congrats, Anthony!!! And kudos to Dennis/Databloem too!!!  ;)

Richard

Many thanks, Richard !!!   :)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaktor Filter
« on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:12 AM »
Very neat. You have packed a lot of goodness into that.
Signal flow is a bit unclear. Is it top down?
I do use Reaktor ensembles.
Have you put this in the user library?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 29, 2017, 11:29:34 AM »
Some recent listens/highlights:

The Circular Ruins - Pathways

Very impressive epic double album, need to play it again soon. Lots of variety and little details.

https://dataobscura.bandcamp.com/album/pathways

Very glad to hear it, cvac. Thanks !

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / The Circular Ruins : Pathways
« on: January 29, 2017, 11:27:18 AM »
Latest The Circular Ruins release ::



THe Circular Ruins: Pathways
...........................................................................

Physical 2 CD album (pressed) released on the Databloem label in Holland, late 2016.

"Looking back on 15 years of Databloem, thoughts of gratitude and admiration go out to Anthony Paul Kerby,
who has been an inspirational and ever helpful mastermind and mentor for the label and its artists. We can still
feel the excitement of releasing his The Circular Ruins debut CD album Realm of Possibility, back in 2002.
From there Tony has taken his sound and composition skills to higher skies and has been very active the past
decade, spreading his ambient explorations through his own dataObscura label. Last year we asked APK if he
was willing and able to create another masterpiece for Databloem.... so he did and here it is, a storytelling
Ambient work of complex beauty, spread over 2 Discs."
Dennis Knopper
, Databloem

At DataObscura we now have the download version available on Bandcamp ---->  Pathways
It's the place to listen to the album.

I also have a few physical copies for sale here at DataObscura in Canada. Just contact me if interested.
Email address is here:  http://www.dataobscura.com/contact.php

Otherewise it is of course available at www.Databloem.com in the Netherlands.

Please do have a listen.
It's a good one !!

Enjoy !

APK

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:00:54 PM »
That's a gorgeous unit. I hope you find in it what you are after.  8)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Korg Electribe 2
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:57:06 AM »
Video shows why this is not just a beat machine, but a deep electro/ambient synth &
sequencer, once you tame it and get into its other underlying osc and fx strengths.


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Ekstasis:: Yep, you are right, Lush is a very fine synth, looks great too. I've owned it for a few years. Great for layering and also for rhythmic/arp things.

Another fine sounding newer VA synth is the xils PolyKB. You might like this one. Just came out with v2. I'm tempted.




Video is of the earlier version.


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Might as well buy the software and map a controller to it, lot cheaper than the hardware and sounds the same !

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »
Scott :: These are the best I have ever used. Very sensitive (no pressure needed). Very immediate. Feel very accurate. And the side leds really help.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2017, 10:36:52 AM »
Next
Murkok :: Dizziness -- grainy, noisy, pads/drones. Would be excellent sleep music.

https://murkok.bandcamp.com/album/dizziness

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 17, 2017, 10:19:07 AM »
Biosphere :: Departed Glories -- A curious album. Often with great beauty and subtlety.

https://biosphere.bandcamp.com/album/departed-glories

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:39:20 PM »
I don't just do drone ambient, I work on rhythmic and experimental music too. The thing is it's a great controller for whatever you might want to do. Different paradigm than yer standard keyboard, but not so distant, just a few degrees more complex and deeply integrated with it's software. Flexible is probably the best word for it. As with the new Korg Electribe I bought recently, the demos all tend to be nothing but layered dance beats, but they can be put to many more purposes than that if they have the flexibility.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / NI Maschine Jam
« on: January 16, 2017, 03:25:59 PM »
Was not intending this purchase, but could not resist.
The Maschine Jam controller is excellent. Well built, very flexible. Handsome !
But the big surprise if how good the Maschine software is that comes with it.
Remarkable !



https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/maschine/production-systems/maschine-jam/

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My latest work on DataObscura



Nunc Stans: Crossing Bridges
...........................................................................

Deep, monumental ambient journeys, in the style of the earlier "Elementa" from 2016.
Drone based, expansive, musical, and always in flux. 

The download version is available here on BandcampCrossing Bridges
It's the place to listen to the album.

Also available as a physical release at DataObscura:  DataObscura

Please do have a listen.
Comments always very welcome.

Enjoy !

APK

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