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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Synthesizer tattoos
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:29:01 AM »
I love Synths - but have one tattoo'd on me?

Ice Cream....

My Grandfather used to sing a song that went 'I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream'

so my word association is....


Athlit  - on the Hypnos Label.

On Umbra - Dreaming of Shells, any of the Time Fragments series.....

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Mystified Thread
« on: December 18, 2009, 05:51:20 AM »
Nice! Thank you, Seren.

Hmm, you have not seen my pic yet :o :o :o there is a reason they are all very blurred....

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Mystified Thread
« on: December 17, 2009, 09:34:19 AM »

More normal looking.

Just need a goatee and we could almost be brothers.....

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: One for the reverb-heads
« on: December 11, 2009, 05:34:31 AM »
Have you tried DaSample Glaceverb which was also a freeware reverb for Windows. I like this one a lot

I have used this - very good sound and a lot of flexibility in the sounds.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TD - Phaedra versions
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:28:47 AM »
Although posibly similar to Phaedra I  prefer Rubycon.

Very different and better than both, for me, is Zeit - 4 tracks of deep space ambience and no sequence rhythms at all.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:02:14 AM »
Roach-On this Planet.  Hadn't heard this in ages, wow a very heady brew, powerful stuff.  Think I'll piss off the neighbors this weekend with this cranked on the big stereo.

Great album - along with The Magnificent Void was my reintroduction to Electronic music after about 17 years of not listening to music. Liked the cover, had a listen and fell in love.

I think I have an unusual approach to making music.  I only have a laptop with Ableton Live and Absynth 4, so I do it all in Live.  Often times what I'll do is create a patch in Absynth in standalone mode, and then save it and open up Live. 

But I don't open the patch right away; I spend a lot of time making complex routings in Live like having track 1 go to send 1 which goes to track 2 which goes to send 2 etc...  On all of these tracks and sends I set up different effects with different parameters, and have a final track which takes all of the previous tracks before it and goes to the master.  On one project, I have 5 tracks and 5 sends going back and forth, all with reverbs with different parameters on them, and some grain delay on the final track, and it came amazingly close to sounding like a Steve Roach piece.  I do all of this without ever listening to the initial patch, so when I'm done with routing stuff, I load up Absynth on track 1 and see what happens.  Oftentimes, it works amazingly well.  A patch with a short 1 second attack can take as long as 10 seconds for it to sound on the master channel through all of the effects.  It sounds nothing like what the patch originally was, and is really just a smear of sound of all the reverb and delay that it goes through, but it sounds wonderful.

Ableton Live is really great.  I actually had a <1 second sample the other day and turned it into a 5 minute piece through a complex routing.  This way probably seems a little weird, but for me it produces great results. 

Sounds much like what I do, but without the computer - bouncing sound back and forth through a variety of effects - will have to look into trying it - I have sonar 5, so will need tov read up on the routing, if it is possible.....

On the other hand, when I shared some panned bell drones with Lustmord, he positively hated them.

What did you do with Lustmord?

Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy Birthday Loren
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:31:45 AM »
Happy Birthday and get well soon

Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:55:57 PM »
I still hate f*cking James Bond!

...but I do like the cars!

Yes - Nice cars - shame about the role model!

Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:53:03 PM »
What is throwing a strop?  Sort of like having a cow or pulling a Britney?  ;)  

I'd say he wigged out a little, not-too-discreetly cheating on his very famous and very popular wife.

Sounds like the same thing....yeah, the Princess Diana thing, I'd agree with that, though I suspect there are many sides, generally unkown, to that story.

What I do know is that Princess Diana carried the ancient welsh royal bloodlines so Harry and William really are Welsh Princes. And it's important to remember that GB, prior to recent christianisiation, has a huge history of goddess worship, something I think still sits in the Land - but this might be another thread...... ;D

Hi Wayne - your post appeared while I was replying to Mike..... 8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 11:06:08 AM »
I'm not a royalist, but I have to give Charles some credit for sticking to his organic and nature viewpoints, despite the crap hes got for it - takes some courage too....and the global warming issue is slowly catchinghim up.....

Not sure how I'd cope with being king in waiting and never throwing a strop, always being impeccable in the duty, mind-fuck.

Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 29, 2009, 10:32:37 AM »
 The very idea of a British tough guy is ludicrous.

Thats fighting talk that is..... ;D I'd say come here and say that, but I am not a tough guy ;D

Apart from managing to live in the wilds of Scotland in Kilts during winter, there is the SAS.

I'm not a military supporter, but the idea of 3 guys jumping out of an airplane and only two wearing parachutes  - to build trust - takes a lot of balls.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 05:10:33 AM »

Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:47:51 AM »
12 minutes to go...........................................................

Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:26:24 AM »
It is Fish and chips day here again, my mind has been building up to it for days, my stomache about an hour ago and my saliva glands have just started anticipating the sensory avalanche. restaurant opens in 35 mins..... 8) 8) 8)

I may just trample on anyone who gets in my way :o

Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the verdict on Thanksgiving?
« on: November 26, 2009, 01:15:45 AM »
Hence the newer title, but still with it's difficulties, First Nations.

President Obama recently had a conference with a representative from all the remaining first nation peoples

and he appointed a member of the Cherokee Nation to his White House team as senior policy adviser for Native American affairs - fulfilling an election campaign pledge.

He also appointed an American Indian as director of the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services - the first such appointment.

Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the verdict on Thanksgiving?
« on: November 25, 2009, 03:09:39 PM »
That reminds me -- what happened to the rule about retailers not displaying Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving?  I saw several stores in October with both Halloween and Christmas sections, and even more stores this month with Christmas items displayed all along. 

Soon it will be spend on everything all year round - not a good thing as it takes the specialness of each festival/time away and further makes it a commercial enterprise - the original meaning of all of them was clan/tribe/family celebrating life (or the ancestors as in Samhain)

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