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I like this album too  well worth a listen. 8)

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 24, 2016, 06:12:46 AM »
 8) yes, forum members projects should be fine  8)

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Windows 10
« on: April 20, 2016, 12:43:03 AM »
OK,
I have uninstalled it for now - will maybe try again once we have moved house....

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Windows 10
« on: April 19, 2016, 12:44:38 AM »
had to buy a new music computer...the old one was still running XP and starting to give up the ghost.

I was using an equally old music software - Cakewalk Sonar 5. I can install it, it seems to work fine apart from the play button does not work and it does not seem to recognise plug ins....
any advice that might assist?

PS the sonar does everything I need so would like to keep I if at all possible.

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Robert, don't worry about interacting with people here. The opportunity to discuss music with the musicians themselves is one of the great things about this forum.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 14, 2016, 01:45:12 PM »
Give it a go - The filming is stunning, the storylines convoluted and the twists unexpected to begin with.
Unlike The Lord of the Rings which is pretty straightforward story telling.
If you don't like fantasy....well not much you can do about that....but you might even enjoy it...

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Windows 10
« on: April 08, 2016, 11:27:09 AM »
Just did the free upgrade on our general computer - had to work through turning off all the 'connected' the apps running in the background. Made everything much quicker and less cpu intensive

Discovered 10 can play FLAC files as standard.....

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:25:09 AM »
It is very addictive and morbidly fascinating - not a lot of any 'uplifting' themes.

Watched series 5 on Blu-ray in 2 sittings last weekend....

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:18:36 AM »
I was out of music for about 17 years and was very surprised on getting back into it as to how little effects had been developed, in comparism to most other areas of music creation.

Not having space or finances to look into the modular realm at present, I'd like to know how much are the widely differing modules truly different and in their core unique and creative?

any thoughts and left field arcs welcome

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:12:35 AM »

I have chosen, for now, not to use any quantizer or chord generators...I dont want anything to constrict possibilities within the system and predetermine structures would I feel lead me back to the black and white keyboard and I prefer to use my ear to tune VCO's.  I have nothing against the keyboard I just want to explore other scenarios that have more accidents


This is what led me to explore fractal and algorithmic music in the 90s.  I wanted to rely more on my ears and less on the physical limitations of my fingers to find interesting "seeds" from raw sonic material to develop further into a composition.  There is also a spirit of discovery in this approach (and in yours) that makes it more fun to create music.

Forrest

I also found changing the keyboard settings so that each key is less than a 'note' apart can drastically alter the sounds produced

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:33:16 AM »
discussion is good, very good.

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It does take a lot of watching - and closely following all the different arcs and character developments and histories

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:36:53 PM »
Steve Roach and Kelly David - The Long Night.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 23, 2016, 01:32:42 AM »


Not listened to this for a while  8)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: March 23, 2016, 01:30:10 AM »
yep - it's a good one 8)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 14, 2016, 01:46:38 AM »
Steve Roach
Future Flows, Etheric Imprints, Immersion Vortex Zone.

I really like Future Flows.

I burn all my downloads to CDr and have to adapt Steve's download artwork for jewel cases (slim line or normal for the double albums) so I have the information - track titles and times - that I like to see when playing a disc....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:45:26 AM »
I'd not had any music for about 18 year and was given a CD - once I worked out what I was I was looking to see what sort of music was around and came across TMV and On This Planet in a hippy shop - great day that was....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:38:03 AM »
oho! - you may also like the more deep space music such as 'The Magnificent Void' and should investigate his albums with Vidna Obmana - such as 'well of Souls', 'Cavern of Sirens', 'Live Archive' and 'Ascension of Shadows'


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:04:21 AM »
Steve Roach - Atmospheric Conditions, New Life Dreaming, Body Electric w/Vir Unis FLAC

All great albums of course. Picked up during the Bandcamp sale, pretty much blew my entire music budget for a little while on a lot of Steve Roach albums. Atmospheric Conditions is my favorite of the three. New Life Dreaming is very pretty and I think it fits well as a successor album to Dreamtime Return. Body Electric borders on ambient techno, maybe quite as good as the amazing Blood Machine w/Vir Unis but still great.

Michael Hoenig - Departure from the Northern Wasteland - Google Play Stream

Still getting comfortable with the idea of streaming but it's great for checking out older titles I know nothing about. This is a really good album of sequencer electronics, adding to the "to buy list".

I'm doing the same with the bandcamp offer....
Atmospheric Conditions is great, it is in one of the areas of Steve's work not explored as much in his recent releases - a sort of foggy, cavernous organic ambience.
Body Electric was the album before Blood Machine - which was followed by Core. You may also like Light Fantastic which preceded them all and merges brighter tones of ambience with the developing polyrhythms.
   I find Blood Machine has an amazing capacity to hold both stillness and rush....

Departures is an excellent album from when electronic music was getting going.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:31:50 AM »
Steve Roach - World's Edge and Dreamtime Return CDs

Not much to say here I guess. When I first heard Dreamtime several years ago I didn't like it at all. My opinion has totally changed at this point. Of these two I prefer World's Edge, mainly because it's darker and mixes in some of the deep space ambient with the "tribal" stuff.

I love To The Threshold of Silence......

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