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Not saving for anything right now ...
but very recently bought a Korg Electribe, and an Arturia Keystep keyboard/sequencer to go with it.
They make a great pair to jam with and are very portable.
Electribe will run off batteries, and the Keystep will run from a mobile charger for phones.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: what analog synth should I buy ?
« on: December 27, 2016, 09:45:37 AM »
Seems you don't have a lot of choice in the price range for analogue, plus poly. Minilogue. You can stack voices for a richer Moog-like sound. The thing is very flexible.

Yep, putting analogue synths through a good reverb can really bring them alive for ambient. But that is also taking away their intrinsic analog feel to some extent.

I bought an MS2000 keyboard version when they first came out. Still have it, and use it. But I also have a Radias (rack) now. It's like an MS2000 on steroids. Very powerful synth.

Recently I've been playing with the Softube Modular. Damn, its fun. And a great way to learn about modulars in general ... without the huge price tag. Very analogue sounding. Very rich.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: what analog synth should I buy ?
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:50:35 AM »
The question is too open. It needs a price range. It needs mono or poly.
It needs what make are you attracted to.
And really, as you are no doubt doing, you need to watch videos of these things to nail it down for style and timbre and functionality.
And try them if you can.
Where I buy I get a 30 day trial period for new gear, so I can return it if its not working for me as I'd hoped.
Second hand is obviously a problem, and you inherit any problem the gear has.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 25, 2016, 09:32:16 PM »
I'm with you Chris. I also liked Imaginal Symmetry quite a lot, but did not pick up Unfathomable Convergence.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: December 25, 2016, 04:19:27 PM »
Yes, congrats Forrest   8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 25, 2016, 04:18:42 PM »
Listening to some fine Alio Die while cooking:

- Standing In Place
- Seamlessly Bliss

Everything and Nothing / Season's Greetings
« on: December 25, 2016, 02:15:05 PM »
Season's greetings everyone.
Hope you are all having a great family time, relaxing, and finding time to enjoy some music.

Great that we have kept this communal space going for so many years.


ślfə : If you want to be a part of this community (and not be mistaken for yet another alter ego of Ekstasis) then introduce yourself properly (there is a section for that), and respond with care in threads. We are here to enjoy each other's company, enjoy the music, and have friendly and sometimes insightful conversation. Being anonymous only makes you questionable.

ślfə -- I don't think Julio is at all saying his work is the best thing since sliced bread ... he freely admits he's relatively new to modulars and it is all largely experimentation still. He's only saying that he was very pleased with the final result of the collaboration. I'm of course pleased with it too, or I wouldn't have released it.

ślfə -- please stop messing with this thread. You made your point way back. Leave it at that.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 16, 2016, 06:01:50 AM »
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani: FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

Really like this modular blippy & noise goodness, with some fine Riley undertones.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:37:07 PM »
Harry !!!   we are coming over to play with it ... right now ! 8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: December 15, 2016, 10:01:24 AM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:57:21 AM »
Which reminds me that I'd love on of these Music Easels:

It being polyphonic gives it a big edge over the new Monologue.
Though the Monologue is a great little synth for the price.

No Virus or Waldorf, just 50/50 Native Instrument stuff and Korg Minilogue. Designed to keep things interesting/changing, as befits the modular underpinning, and certainly not in the slowly evolving ambient tradition.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:12:42 PM »
New Bandcamp buys I've been enjoying

Bing Satellites :: Perpetual Motion  (really like the third, more rhythmic, track)
Richard Ginns :: Until the morning comes  (lot of field recordings, bit of guitar, kinda glitchy)

Many thanks for your earlier comments on the album, Forrest.
I appreciate it.


Some tracks the volume is a too low, meaning I have to raise the volume to the max, to listen within a normal level.

I dont think the album is too quiet, indeed I find the volume level normal. My albums are far quieter :)

Thanks for the comment JaJa.

Albums are mastered in relation to other tracks on the album. Some need to be quieter, some more dynamic, some louder than others.
Not all the same.

And some albums are delicate.

Then this style clearly not for you.

Though I did enjoy your: " I tried to reach for the ''handrail'', but it wasn't there."

Yes, its different.

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