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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:28:05 AM »
Thanks for your feedback Julio !

I will spend some more time with it, I think having different applications that do things in different ways is a good thing. I find myself going into 'repeat mode' regarding processes that yield useful results, but I'm always keen to try new things to add variety / stop me going into 'auto-pilot'.

I get the impression that having some kind of controller to launch clips is pretty integral to Live (?) . I've just bought a Korg PadKontrol and that works with FL Studio's performance mode in a similiar way (I think).  Interesting to see all those Youtube vids of people playing with controllers / Live almost as an 'instrument', in it's own way.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ableton Live ?
« on: July 22, 2014, 05:30:25 AM »
Any further thoughts Julio ?

I was given a (legit) copy of Live Intro by a friend who got it when he bought 'Push', I can't yet determine how I may (or may not) use it regarding arrangements.


Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 20, 2014, 02:23:42 PM »
Gerat video for a great song:

'Mr. Pharmacist' by the Fall

The Fall - Mr. Pharmacist

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 14, 2014, 01:04:52 AM »

You should realise that being 'direct' on forums can come across as being rude. In the 'real world', I am very direct myself (and outspoken), so I try to be more circumspect online. 

The point still holds, a forum member who contributed a lot over the years has decided not to be a part of things anymore (for whatever reason) and that's a shame.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Miss you Forrest!
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:43:13 AM »
I agree, his contributions were knowledgeable and interesting.

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:06:57 AM »
Bit harsh - but true !
Ye Gods, I thought England's performances were the worst, but that match...

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 08, 2014, 01:35:13 PM »
Thin Lizzy 'Roisin Dubh'

Thanks very much Paul and Tomas !,

Yes, Mick Karn was one of my favourite bass players, I used to play fretless in bands in my youth (not very well).
'IKON' was a very time consuming ptoject and at times I felt it wasn't going anywhere, so I'm very pleased to have it finished and released.

Tomas, you may be right on those points, but I felt I'd spent enough time on this project and could have carried on making changes almost indefinetely - every time I made a fresh set of listening notes I heard things I wasn't wild about (it was becoming very complex !). I suppose that's something you have to contend with when you want to release new material, especially when it's somewhat different to ones 'usual' work.   

My new album 'IKON' - very different to my 'usual' material, more information here:

IKON montage

Everything and Nothing / Re: A viewpoint of ambient EM music
« on: July 04, 2014, 06:07:39 AM »
If they don't like ambient, then they don't like it. There's not much else you can do, I'm not a fan of opera, I would imagine if someone tried to promote it's virtues to me I may like it even less.

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: July 02, 2014, 02:59:20 AM »
Well I've just won a competition on the FLstudio forum as I predicted the score of the belgium versus USA match correctly and I guessed the nearest time of the first goal scored ! (they are a Belgian company , hence their interest). A few Westmalle Tripels to celebrate ?

Great match by the way. Tim Howard for president ?

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:18:33 AM »

To reply to your points:

1. I agree, it's become the shame of the game. It's a modern trend that doesn't do anyone any good. Saying that, it's a very physical game and people do get injured - broken legs are not uncommon, the players aren't kitted out like robocop :)

3. Again I agree, but a 4-4 draw involving (say) Real Madrid and Barcelona is fine in my view.

4. Not always the case, certainly not in the Premiership.

Lastly, regarding the athleticism involved, the game is more to do with technique than pure fitness.

I should say I'm not a huge fan of the game these days and I don't like the commercial element (and the gambling involved) and the way it divides the fans - Manchester City or United, the london clubs etc. However, it's a game anyone can play (for nothing) hence it's global appeal and that's why I'm interested in the 'World Cup'.

'thirdsystem' - fitba eh, I take it you're scottish ? It's footer or footy in my part of the world :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: World Cup ?
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:53:01 AM »
Well Mike, you might want to 'force' yourself to view the spectacle as the US are through to the last 16 :)

The thing about footer (soccer) is that if you've played it, you realise that it's not as easy as it looks.

Everything and Nothing / World Cup ?
« on: June 26, 2014, 02:51:03 AM »
These days, I find the whole thing much more interesting from a cultural perspective rather than just the football itself. There was a great story about how the Japan fans stayed behind after a game that their team lost and cleaned up the stadium after themselves.

I live in hope of seeing world class performances from some of the brilliant players there - Neymar, Messi, Robben etc. As regards how it will benefit Brazil (the people of, primarily), that's another topic.

Interesting article regarding increasing US interest in the tournament:

I can vouch for Neutrik connectors, I made 3 guitar leads about 25 years ago with neutrik jacks and they all still work fine !

I bought some Van Damme patch cable ('258-006') fairly recently to make up some general interconnects as it was reasonably priced and highly spoken of (whatever that means :)).

If you can solder and strip cables / fit connectors, you can save yourself a lot of money !

Very good album, tasteful and refined.
Great mix of Jeff's 'pure' guitar style and more abstracted drone / cloud type pieces. 
It has revealed more of itself to me over repeated listenings.

I recently bought this:

I think it's really interesting. I need to spend much more time with it (I've discovered a 'sticking note' bug already)
Considering 'oohs' 'aahs' and 'ees' are so prevalent in female vox pads etc, I can see (potentially) lots of usage for it.

It's on special offer throughout this month:

Video for my track 'Floe'


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:46:33 AM »
Ta for the iLok info fellers, but I'II give it a miss. I don't see why I would need an account with them for a free plugin and I don't know how activating an offline installation might work.

I try to keep my computers 'clean' and dislike invasive programs that install stuff all over the place, I recently downloaded a trial of a video editing programming by Magix recently and I couldn't believe all the crap it left behind - after being uninstalled correctly !

Congrats on your release, Jeff !

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