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

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)

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

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Seren Ffordd Thread
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:33:34 PM »
New release on Bandcamp

Inspired by the following BBC image - particularly at 20,000,000,000 years in the future....

(I did try to attach the image but too wide....)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 05, 2017, 09:19:09 AM »

Yep - that's the G cushions and they came with my headphones. The L ones are less comfortable than the G's.

However on one forum someone said the L's give a better sound as the headphones were designed to be a certain distance from the ear - something the G's don't (apparently) maintain....If you get the G's let us know how they compare - if you can hear a difference I would consider changing myself.

I can definitely wear mine for longer than an hour - on the comfort side I think slightly padded headband would help....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 05, 2017, 12:50:09 AM »
Seren these are what original came with my Grado Prestige SR 325's and what I recently got to replace the fluffier on ear ones.

These are uncomfortable, being over ear,  the headphone mechanics so to speak does make contact with the ear and after long periods, for me about an hour or so I begin to notice it.  Grado users seem to put up with this because the sound quality is worth it.
Mine has the newer g cushion shape and debating which to get - and do I get cheaper versions available on the internet?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 02, 2017, 06:08:59 AM »
Re Grado's - I did see a forum comment where somebody advised that the change from on ear to over ear also affected the sound quality, and that the on ears were much more unsure what to get now...
best of luck getting the HD800's fixed

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:00:10 AM »
PS. what I'm actually doing is looking for somewhere to live where I can set the studio and music up properly so I can really relax and enjoy listening and recording music....

Moved house a year ago - have a room just for music 8) 8)

Have really enjoyed listening to music with enough space to give the sound air.

Started recording again about a month ago....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:48:49 AM »
oo...sorry to hear about that - not nice.

I lost my previous Beyers when I got a feedback loop and had to choose what to turn down first - VS2480 or headphones....

I still have the beyers, but they buzz on one side if the bass frequencies hits a certain note or presence or tone.

Hope you get the amp fixed and replace the headphones with something that excites you.

had these 2 years now - still think they are fantastic. Though those Focals look very, very nice Julio

and still using them......though may need to get replacement foam pads - 25.

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