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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:37:41 AM »
A man and his Easel....Charles Cohen. Chuck van Zyl interview.

Nice !  Some great comments.
Thanks for posting this Julio.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 07, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »
Pushing up the expected price ?

Someone is asking for $1000,
maybe it is a good deal to get it at $500.

Crap like that.

Sound is more 'pretty' than gutsy. Generally bright. But is very flexible, easy to use and get useful new sounds from.
Nice layout. Lots of controls. Immediate.
The recordable sequencer is great. Knobs are solid. Little oscilloscope is very handy.
Keyboard small and toy-like, but playable.
Metal top, but plastic base. The thing is light weight.

One complaint I have about the Minilogue is that we have a two osc, 4 voice synth that is not stereo.
No panning. Mono main out.

Be an interesting comparison with my MS2000 analog emulation. Also 4 voices.
Love that synth.

I'm not a fanboy for analog (always did prefer FM and additive), but as far as analog goes I only have an original desktop Evolver (good mainly for sequencing) and could use a more knobbly and solidly analog sounding machine that has some variety. The four voices of the Minilogue are a definite selling point for me. I'm giving one a try tomorrow and hoping I will enjoy the sound and immediacy of the tweaking. Also hope the keyboard is not too cramped. I like to play, but have large hands.

I'll be buying one.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 03, 2016, 03:10:40 PM »
- been playing a bunch of Endless Melancholy that I picked up from bandcamp. Interesting material. Some are minimal subtle piano, some are Hecker-like drone crescendos.

- Fenton :: Pup  -- also bought from bandcamp. He is Shuttle358, but this time playing fairly minimal guitar. Good stuff.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:32:48 AM »
Played around on that little Korg and it may look like a toy but it was really great sounding and very fast and fun to play, and at that price it will move a ton of units.

Good to hear your opinion on the Minilogue, Paul.
I'll certainly be picking one up when they hit the shelves.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:21:07 AM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 07:29:48 AM »
Yep, it's like having a synth that is in a permanent state of change, always unfinished, always growing ....
I'd be broke and starving if I got into it.   ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 24, 2016, 04:29:52 PM »

Dennis at Databloem is a good and trustworthy guy.

You know, he and I started Databloem together many years ago.
I sold the releases in North America and he sold them in Europe.
He eventually wanted to open a general web store for selling other label's releases as well,
and so we went our own ways, he with Databloem as a more general store, and me with the
DataObscura CDr sub-label we had created. But we have always been in contact, and he stocks
all the new DataObscura albums I release.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: January 24, 2016, 03:11:04 PM »
Enjoyable textures and tones, Julio.
And what a georgeous eurorack setup you have.
Very envious.  8)

I like your comment of being "as much a part of the audience".
I can understand that. With a complex setup and much patching, you can't always know
what will happen when you tweak something in the chain of modules.
An experimenter's paradise.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:11:28 PM »
This new 4 voice analog Korg Minilogue is the cutest thing out recently, I think.
Yes, 4 voice, not mono.
And at $500 US it's a steal.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New stuff at NAMM
« on: January 21, 2016, 04:13:30 PM »
Coming from Arturia ... the MatrixBrute.
Impressive looking beast.

Good to hear it.
Many thanks, Chris.

This is a new project of mine.
Should be of interest to many people here.

Fictions and Poetics : Our Last Days

Fictions and Poetics exists at the crossroads of glitchy minimalism and ambient soundscapes,
with a healthy dose of poetic expression and emotional substance mixed in for good measure.
This first release, Our Last Days, points the way for future explorations.

I hope to be doing more releases under this name and in this general style.
Hopefully some collaborations too.

It is on Bandcamp, and is download only.

Please give it a try.
Comments very welcome.

I hope you enjoy it.


Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:48:18 PM »

I did note that you can buy the 6 tracks individually for .99 each = $5.94    ...     Problem solved!   :)

Hahaha ... brilliant !

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 02:16:28 PM »
Just to compound the age ... I've also seen Hendrix live.    :-\

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:58:46 AM »
Great to see someone playing Soft Machine.
Especially those brilliant Virtually tracks from the flip side of the Fourth !   8)

I still remember seeing Sabbath doing Paranoid in London shortly after it was released ... now I feel old   :-\

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