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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:00:31 AM »
No formula. No set style.
No one type of drone.

Yes, in terms of creative process "no formula".

But i can hardly imagine that there is any music label who wants to release unprofessionaly (or bad sounding) recorded music. All ambient music i listened has something common in quality of sound (in drone ambient genre too). So, it somehow reminds of "80s pop sound with same peresets used" :)

  I would advocate creating sounds you are happy with, you can try putting out tracks on bandcamp etc and see how people respond to them.
  I used to use soundcloud too - where people could (I assume they still can) add comments to the tracks they are listening to.
  You could also try sending a CDs worth of music to labels you think might be interested and ask for constructive feedback.
  This will help you clarify the balance you wish to hold between what you are wanting to create and what other people want to listen to.

There is a very wide range of music / sounds created by artists in 'ambient' music - including those on this forum (let alone digging into the many other forums out there)....listen to different pieces and see how the range strikes you.

What artists inspire you? do you want to create in a similar vein or use those sounds as a springboard for your own themes and sounds.

Sometimes putting a very complex piece of sound through a variety of effects including the perennial reverb can create a backdrop / drone / atmosphere in which different frequencies and textures waft in and out - perhaps you could muddy things up further and see what arises?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:31:57 AM »
Dreaming of Shells - Oophoi
Dreams - Oophoi
 8) 8) 8)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Hello to the forum
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:36:07 AM »
Hey Michael! It can be quiet here but it's ambient quiet.  ;)

with the perfect level of reverb

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Hello to the forum
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:20:10 AM »
Welcome and enjoy 8)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Drone/pad EQ-ing.
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:58:03 AM »
Jaja's answer is short and to the point.
Applying reverb just to the sounds you want is much easier than trying to EQ out the sounds you don't want later.

But you can experiment with both and choose which you prefer - sometimes sounds develop a life of their own when something is 'left to chance'.....

Some of the sounds in my music started off in other projects. They did not fit what I was working on at the time, but were inspiration in themselves.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: 4K movies and documentaries
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:57:51 AM »
   Finally managed to get a copy of Blade Runner that plays - did not manage to watch the film in one sitting as I got a call to go and sort something out - so looking forward to the ending.
Long time since I've watched it and I've forgotten lots of bits and pieces - but it made me think more about the 'am I human or just think I am?' question than ex-machina.
   I also found myself wondering if they would have filmed the scenes where he makes her ask to be kissed if filmed now......

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: 4K movies and documentaries
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:26:46 AM »
Planning to get Blade Runner 2049 as well as The Dark Knight, Interstellar and Inception and a few others over time

4K version of Blade runner would not play properly, tried 2 discs......

Also had the pleasure of watching The Bourne Trilogy, Assassins Creed, Ghost in the Shell, Lucy, Revenant, Oblivion.

Buying second hand where I can.

I've never been into watching TV, but the fight needed to get things sorted by the company that sold me the supposedly 4K TV in the first place has rather changed that.

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.

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.....

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