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Everything and Nothing / Re: New Cars and CD Players
« on: February 28, 2016, 09:49:54 AM »
mono wax cylinders - plus a person to carry the red flag to keep the speed to a walking pace....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2016, 02:52:03 PM »
I should play the Long Night again....
Steve Roach - On This Planet (this, along with The Magnificent Void, was my first electronic album purchased after many years of not listening to music - just by chance seen in a hippy shop....

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 22, 2016, 01:39:41 AM »
can he be friends with all of us?? :o

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 21, 2016, 03:11:30 PM »
Klau schulze - a Vie Electronique Vol 1
nice to hear other versions of the very early music 8)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:53:04 PM »
Many years ago, I had the choice of buying a motor bike and becoming a hells angel or buying a synthesizer (roland 100 modular).

I decided I could go many places on a motorbike, but anywhere I wanted on a synth.... 8)

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bought the download off bandcamp

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The X-Files was meant to explore all the 'out there' things - both earthly and alien and I quite enjoyed the single stories interspersed with the major arcs.....If I remember correctly the first series was more 'monsters' than 'aliens'...

There was only one episode that really creeped me out....

Millenium, the 18 rated series by Chris Carter, covering similar territories was very interesting - no 'pretty' characters, no humour, no neat and tidy episode endings - much darker than the X-files.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Pinnacle Moments
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:45:29 AM »
I've been making good use of the free downloads recently presented by Steve / Projekt on bandcamp.

Picked up a few pieces I had not bought on CD and enjoying them.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:36:39 AM »
I found the sound quality of 'Hall' not as good as other Hawkwind discs I have bought.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 15, 2016, 09:46:48 AM »
Hawkwind:
Quark, Strangeness and Charm.
Hall of the Mountain Grill

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:01:25 AM »
I once paid 35 for a Throbbing Gristle vinyl bootleg - very good quality - can't remember the date, was out of Portabello road. Given I think LPS were about 2.50 in the shops it was quite pricey at the time....

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:33:31 AM »
Dark Side of the Moog box set. Arrived at weekend.

Never had the originals so unable to compare....

I like Cds 2 - 4 a lot, will need to listen to 1 again and yet to listen to 5.

I like the box itself, very nicely done.

I think there could be more information on both Klaus and Peter, as well as each album in the set.

I think they could have made different covers for each disc.
I think just listing Klaus's other albums inside the covers is not enough - I would have liked more information.
I think bonus material disc could have been something other than what appears to be excerpts of tracks from the series, including discs 1 - 4.
Overall, despite my qualms, a good deal for the music.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 08, 2016, 03:25:25 AM »
I would have to consider what else comes with it or what else it can do for me :o

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I don't have equipment like yours either, so may be oversimplifying things.....

If the problem only occurs in the computer I would look at adjusting the overall output level from the previous effect in the chain to keep the peaks down in the computer - you should still have the sound you want, just quieter.....once recorded you can always play the music at a louder volume to get the long tails you want.

Get the sound you want then play with levels from the computer backwards - or look at the input level the computer is set at - my DAW has input volume controls which I use a lot to balance out things and minimise peak distortions.

Do you have the equipment to play your set up through a Hi-fi and not use the computer? If it sounds good there you know it is the computer set up.....

Sometimes I have to do 2 recordings, one for the lower dynamic level and another for the higher - though this does limit the freedom for playing and takes a bit of planning.

Have you thought of recording with just the reverb (if first in the chain) then passing the recording through the delays - you might get more control seperating out the processes.

Like everything, there are limitations to what you can add to what without causing problems.



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sorry - correction - I think Drift is on the Dreaming... Now, Then album.

Hovering is on Pure Flow......

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As well as the well known albums and pieces Steve has a number of little hidden gems, not generally so well known.
Sitting at work at present so unable to list ones I like but will dig the info out when at home.
(aha - one is 'Hovering' on Dreaming...now, then....)

I also like Tuu - The Frozen Lands. Perhaps not as layered, but very spacey and atmospheric.

I have not been getting everything Steve does for a number of years - would I be right in thinking that the deep space sound of 'The Magnificent Void' is less prominent in his releses?

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:41:12 AM »
I've not long finished the 'Mistborn' trilogy by Brandon Anderson.

Based in a fantasy world that may or may not have been earth at some point in the past - but very different now.

I found books 1 and 2 very well written, there were a lot of twists and turns in the whole series, most of which had clues laid out, almost hidden in plain sight. After a few of them I found myself trying to work it all out and still not getting them.....

Book 3 was still well written and full of the twists, but trying to pull so many threads together was always going to be a difficult job to do.

anyone else read them?

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I try to like anything I like - if that makes sense.

not sure if there is anything I could list that would surprise people....everyone's taste seems pretty wide...

One of my favourite tracks ever is Chris Isaaks Wicked Game....


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 26, 2016, 03:09:51 PM »
mmm, aqua....mmm, epsilon.....mmmm nniiccee 8) 8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Sensitivity about Surgery
« on: January 26, 2016, 03:06:24 PM »
Surgery can be very scary, even when it is chosen rather than from ill health.

I suspect she was scared and just contacted people she felt close enough to ask for emotional / spiritual support.

In these sort of situations you can simply think about or pray for someone's highest good - it takes out needing to know what for (if they are embarrassed) or trying to pray for specific outcomes....

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