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 :) Thanks for putting it all together !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Attunement to natural cycles
« on: August 19, 2020, 02:15:50 AM »
We use a number system to navigate the world and these number systems have changed over the centuries. I find it interesting how we quantify time with absolute numeric 'dimension' and contrasting this to (say) lunar months.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: August 18, 2020, 07:54:11 AM »
Just to follow on, it worked fine.
I gained a slight amount of customisation of the channel and a 'note' logo, so it was worth it :)
I don't really understand how youtube works, but that's by the by.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:39:53 AM »
Interesting to do a search for NI cinematic libraries - there are a lot there:

Maybe 'Cinematic' is considered to be a genre now (of sorts) ? I must admit I wasn't too tempted with this one, but I did try the demo of 'Pharlight' and was somewhat underwhelmed. I think it was more a collection of vox textures / loops etc. rather than a really interesting granuliser - which is more what I was hoping for. In fact, I think you can do more with the ancient (but venerable) 'Travelizer'.

I should say I'm not bashing NI, I think they do some great stuff. I did a whole album using predominantly their 'Rounds' synth.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 14, 2020, 02:20:42 AM »
Thanks for reopen the "cinematic" topic, Pete.

We talked about cinematic sample libraries the last time and "Arkhis" offer easy access for everyone to play around with the samples.
No time was better than today to create cinematic music. Not only the filmscores were remolded but also music of all genres.
Especially in ambient and classic music you can observe a trend to integrate equal cinematic sounds. This seems to be a movement becoming the spirit of time.

Classical music, cinematic atmospheres, film scores need liveliness. Without liveliness, without imperfection, without timbre, without character it is not what it should be.
To work with samples (digital, virtual) is not easy and needs lots of practice, fantasy, movement and passion. One should not forget. To play an instrument is to play an instrument.

I think many artists work only on the surface of music.

I tend to agree, Jana.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 14, 2020, 02:19:28 AM »
Probably not the reaction you were seeking, but here it goes: That looks like fun. I can imagine spending hours playing with that.

Yes Chris, it does look to be fun, but it's the 'instant soundtrack' idea behind it (and other the libraries referred to in the original) that I have a bit of an issue with.
To quote their strap-line:

Quickly create screen-ready, powerful atmospheric scores for any project

What happened to imagination, craft etc ? when everything is made so easy, it actually limits the imagination, in my view - homogenity can ensue.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 13, 2020, 07:44:41 AM »
Thought I'd add this to Jana's unfortunately now lost post, which started to touch on the ubiquity of orchestral libraries used for soundtracks:

Everything and Nothing / Re: Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: July 10, 2020, 06:08:25 AM »
Cheers David,
Will have a think, it could be more trouble than it's worth and may be irreversible if I try it.

Everything and Nothing / Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:23:10 PM »
Does anyone have any experience of such a thing ?

I ask as my 'topic' channel that everyone gets via CD Baby is currently wrongly attributed and they recommended getting one of these OAC (Official Artist Channels) things.

I'm not sure if it's worth it or it might cause other issues. For example, they say you need a wikipedia page (which seem to be very difficult to set up) for you to merge stuff together etc.

Anyway, it's a bit of a long shot, but I thought I'd ask here - as we are back online  -:)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum update
« on: July 07, 2020, 06:47:15 AM »
Thanks very much Mike and Lena !

Bit of a shame that the recent stuff has gone, but it could have been a lot worse.

Thanks again,

A great company / chap.
Their other freebie 'Space Modulator' was great as well.
To think we get such a high quality verb / delay thing for nothing is astounding. Remembering back to the days of the expense of rather inferior / less flexible ART units and the like :)

Picked up one of the BC codes.
Nicely done, this release. Quite a a mature production.  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:19:40 AM »
Is it really a single looped loop ? It kind of works in a hypnotic way (I think) :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:03:59 AM »
Yes APK, great stuff those folksters ! I would love to hear the Lyke Wake Dirge up on the windy moors (which isn't too far away from Flame Acres) when the world (hopefully !) returns to some sense of normality  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:39:02 AM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:22:30 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss Jana,

These creatures can become great companions. I was devastated when my dog passed away a few years ago.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Velocity, volume and noise
« on: March 02, 2020, 08:06:21 AM »
Thanks for your response too Jana.

Unfortunately. it looks like this forum's days of discussions (beyond new releases and the like) are pretty much gone. Sad to see.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Velocity, volume and noise
« on: February 27, 2020, 02:50:48 AM »
Keeping my response to ambient (primarily), another factor is dynamics (or the lack of) in the compositional process itself.

If there is little in the way of dynamic variety in a track in the first place and a large amount of maximising is applied, then yes, the infamous maxed out waveforms will be produced. If there are dynamics in a track, then even heavy maximising wont bring everything up to 'the max' - unless an insane amount of maximising is applied, you will just have much louder' loud' parts.

Regarding velocity and dynamics in playing an instrument, I'm a guitar player and something that I've noticed is that a lot of guitarists never use their volume controls - let alone the tone pots to vary their tone. I know this can be done with actual playing technique, but when people are using hi-gain amp / simulator sounds this doesn't work as well, so it's 'full-on' all the time.

Freebie is gone now, anyway.


I remember him posting here many years ago.

Sad news, indeed.

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