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Jealous and envious :( - have a great time.... 8) 8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: December 29, 2017, 01:25:19 AM »
drones can have a range of frequencies, but if choosing a particular range you may have to consider how you use the resulting sound.
you have to ask yourself what am I wanting to create with this sound.
Bass drones are very good for creating an open expansive foundation on which to layer other sounds.
higher pitch drones can be very grating on the ear if too continuous, unless you are adding other textures or effects to the sound - including panning and volume movements...
I created some drones using a wine glass as source - very limited in frequency - but did a variety of things with the result rather than leave it as a bald glass sound - even so, some found the result unpleasant.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Some thoughts on time and volume.
« on: December 23, 2017, 02:29:26 AM »
Julio, certainly a sad picture you paint of the experience, you do convey the sense of looking rather than seeing
I suppose if you know the place you could try going when least number of people are there.

I travelled to the Dine and Hopi reservations in the mid 90's. It was clear that despite having a month there was just too many places to visit and do them justice.
In the end we picked 4 places and stayed about a week in each.
In the Canyon de Chelly we spent 2 days with a young guide and because we had no cameras and were asking questions with respect he took us places people normally don't go - including his families Hogan and some of the sacred sites normally not accessible.
Experiences and memories to be treasured.

I find if I have a camera with me (I don't use a phone for this) I end up thinking about photographs - how to frame them, what sort of image am I questing? Which is good for artistry but distinct contrast to how I usually like to be when in nature....

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:55:59 AM »
Klaus Schulze - Body Love 2 and Cyborg

Everything and Nothing / Re: Some thoughts on time and volume.
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:51:15 AM »
I feel the same in many ways - everything is constant and louder, more of everything.....

Recently there was a BBC programme talking about how we 'consume' culture....and this seems to be a large part of the driving force.

I don't consume culture, I try to engage with it. I don't consume air, I breath it. I don't consume music, I listen to it. I don't consume a beautiful sunset, I enjoy it and preferably share the moment as well.

Some of my favourite moments are the quietest.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / 4K movies and documentaries
« on: December 05, 2017, 01:50:23 AM »
Well it took a bit of time and a dispute with a large retailer over misselling a TV >:( >:( >:(, but I've upgraded to 4k TV and player.

I've not yet bought many 4k discs but the improvement is significant and both 'upsample' all other discs to the next highest spec (Blu ray to 4k and DVD to Blu ray).... I know they are not as good as watching a disc in the higher resolution, but they are not far off.
Even ordinary TV is better. In UK watching Blue Planet II on TV is often like having an aquarium in the room.

Deadpool - brilliant.
Passengers - quiet but interesting story, brilliant picture.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - fluff of a story but stunning picture.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - improvements harder to define.
Planet Earth II - Exquisite and Beautiful and Stunning

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:12:33 AM »
I suppose I play around with a sound until it is how I want it to sound - whether that is EQ or anything else.
I have used comb and other filters and set the parameters slightly differently for left and right channels.
I have filtered out unwanted prominent frequencies - but also filtered out frequencies until the sound left is seesawing on the edge of pleasant - depends on what I want the music to do. Fractured has some pretty intense/harsh sounds in.
Sometimes I copy the tracks and do notch passes - and then mix them back together - so the end sound has most of the original, but somehow faded, like an old manuscript.....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: October 25, 2017, 07:09:30 AM »
Thanks for those suggestions. I didn't even think about that panning technique. I know Robert Rich used to take two versions of the same texture and detune one of them slightly, but I wouldn't have thought of panning. Maybe I could play around with different levels of delay layered together as well, maybe some super subtle modulation.

You just spurned some new ideas.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:04:30 AM »
Good to hear you are enjoying the m300.

You might be able to 'extend' the reverb time if you set the time for max, but half the depth/intensity etc parameters, record it wet, record that back through the same settings a second time and then play with the dry and wet/wet track balances - you could try a slightly different reverb setting on the dry to merge the sounds together.

another idea that can work well is to record 2 different versions of similar effect and then play them back with each off centre - so panned somewhat left and right in stereo field.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 26, 2017, 06:11:50 AM »
Echoes of Polyhymnia - Hypnos compilation.
Eivor - Slor (English version)
Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn

Everything and Nothing / Re: Robert Rich's 'Crow Blog'
« on: August 24, 2017, 04:47:47 AM »
It definitely takes time to get to really know elements of nature.

I met the same snake shedding it's skin in the same place for a few years when working in forestry - can't say I got to know it, but definitely felt blessed.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:32:54 AM »
downloading the 16 and 15 discs - looking forward to listening to them.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:33:07 PM »
Klaus Schulze - Mirage - 40th anniversary release.

Eivor - Slor - in Faroese 

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: WINDSONGS 2
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »
Downloading this now for a better listen later 8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:35:39 AM »
A real mixture of female voices:
 Annie Lennox, Lisa Hannigan, Laura Viers, Patti Smith, Elle King, Evanescence, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Agnetha Faltskog and others...

 ...with Mozarts requiem and White Noise - An Electric Storm...thrown in the midst for good measure

just played whatever the current track made me think of next - uncertain how the White Noise track The Visitations came into mind.....

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach & Robert Rich
« on: June 23, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »
Roach and Obmana 8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:19:50 AM »

Not listened to for a long time. Great album 8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:24:20 AM »
Do you listen facing the speakers and/or standing between them facing the room?

A Hi-Fi dealer I visited (and got my current speakers from) thought I played in an orchestra as orchestra members often stand between the speakers to listen, because that is how they hear the music they play....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Tech Talk with Jaja
« on: June 15, 2017, 02:12:16 PM »
Definitely a very light and open space - and not full of other things....

I too thought it might be the panorama pic that made the speakers look so far apart.

Is there not a 'blank' or 'empty' space between the speakers or how far away are you able to sit to listen?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:51:24 AM »

Part of The Trilogy set by Vidna Obmana.

Beautiful music, calm, serene, glasslike splendour

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