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Hi Julio,

A fascinating read, I believe it's no bad thing to be flexible with plans are adapt to changing circumstances, if need be.

Great images too, I particularly like 'IMG_0580'. I've been using an iphone 6 too recently and have been surprised with how good it can be. That HDR setting actually tames over-exposure (generally) rather than adding the 'garish HDR' look.

I will find out more on where you.

'I am glad we are talking about such things...'

But seriously, heard a snippet of an interview with this geezer on Radio 6 yesterday, on 'Radcliffe and Maconie'
I'm not familiar with Max's work but (as a 'serious' composer) I expected him to be a  bit 'uber' and pretentious, but he came across very well.  Can't help wondering what Robert Rich makes of this all though...

Hi Julio,

Will have a good gander at this 'blogumentary' soon !


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 18, 2015, 02:36:59 AM »
Good points, Paul.

Yes, my example doesn't hold up for recorded ambient perhaps, but I'd still say if an unmatched aural experience is of concern (as opposed to fidelity), it's still applicable.

I have no love for vinyl, I've heard far too many 'quiet musics' ruined by static, in the pre-CD / digital era.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 17, 2015, 06:51:46 AM »
Instruments recorded on their own independent multitrack magnetic tape and then put on a vinyl master disc are the very best format we have reached,

I agree with the first point you made, but the above one is debatable.

Depending on the kind of music you like, perhaps the 'best' sound is live sound. For instance, if you like Gregorian chant (as I do) go to hear great singers performing in a beautifully reverberant church space. No recording will match that sonic experience.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:05:32 PM »

but if none of it meant anything then the sound out of a mobile phone would sound the same as that out of a hi-fi...

Thats not really the audiophile thing though methinks. On one hand, better quality components, modern design etc have lead to (arguably) overall improved musical fidelity. The audiophile area is more for the person who wants the best possible sound (or what they think that is) and all the advertising, truths and half-truths that are associated with their pursuit of the 'best' - I've known a few true audiophiles and they are never satisfied. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: That Audiophile thing again
« on: August 16, 2015, 01:41:20 AM »
I think generally, audiophilia is associated with hi-fi buffs, but a not dissimilar mind-set can be present with musicians as well.

I know the connection isn't an absolutely direct one when compared to people who will pay thousands of pounds for speaker cables and the like, but in an area I do know something about (guitars), there's an awful lot of 'snake-oil talk' that goes around and around - 'Southern alnico twang', 'creamy NOS mullard valve tone', 'toasty retro op-amp sound' etc :)

Cool to hear that it worked for some people and they liked it !

I'm pretty new to Apple stuffs in general and I thought the Apple music trial thing (that I'm trying out) might affect it as well (?).

I've figured out how to upload a track to my Apple music artist page thing (which took some doing !)
Hopefully this link should work - apologies if it doesn't ! (I'II probably upload it to Soundcloud / Bandcamp in a few weeks) I'm just curious to determine whether this Apple music artist profile thing might be of some use.

'Breath of Life'

I am always very curious to hear these systems and what they can do, I shall check out that link Forrest.
It's kind of like the quest for the Holy Grail - a system so powerful ands inventive that it can create musical gold :)

When I was at York Uni, we had to use a set of programs called the 'Composers Desktop Project'. At the time ('98) it was considered to be really cutting edge, but we struggled with it, due to the command line input and the time it took to render sounds - whole hours were not uncommon and that certainly killed any inspiration that we started out with :)

Very good point Loren,

If we're not careful this forum may well slow down to a crawl, due to lack of input.

RM Ning, no more...

Thanks for keeping it going over the years, John.

No Buttys Pete but Pan con Tomate ;).....a little raw garlic and tomato rubbed into fresh crusty bread with thin sliced of Jamon Serrano, like proscuitto.

That sounds like a dead posh sarnie to me !

A blog would be a cool idea, I enjoyed reading Robert Rich's tour blogs he did.

A mighty wander Julio, hope you take sufficient buttys ! 490 miles is way out of my league - more like 15 miles a week !

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 29, 2015, 01:52:11 AM »
Very angry stuff from the underbelly of UK society

'Key Markets' by Sleaford Mods


I shall visit your room, I am glad you are talking about such things...


Is this a case of artists / labels trying to 'add value' to their releases in an increasingly digital world ? If so, I think that's cool, but it goes without saying that the music should be able to 'speak for it itself', primarily.

Your work is brilliants, I shall read your book.

More rhubarb, faster.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach Etheric Imprints
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:29:59 AM »
Off topic, but three Teesside fellers in one thread here  :)

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