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Glad to have been of some help, cool to see you've released it.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 08, 2015, 12:18:31 PM »

I could do with some cheering up after yesterday's election...

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I don't have any of these, so no 'sexy tunes' for me...

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Wondering what your thoughts are on the transatlantic polarisation regarding Steve Roach's desert/native roots soundcapes and the european EM/electroacoustic influenced offerings ?

Cheers Forrest,

You're not far off re. the for the track, I take that as a compliment :)


Video for my 'Dreaming Neon Currents' rework:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 19, 2015, 02:45:16 AM »
Hi Scott,

Great to hear your experiences, it sounds like you've been there 'from the start' so to speak. I've got one of those iConnectMID2 things as well, which I plan to use more so when I'm ready to roll (so to speak).
Another great thing I'm using for guitar recording is the iRig HD whilst not being the last word in audio quality is actually very useful. I use 'Bias' by Positive Grid for guitar stuff and very good it is too.

Off now to the local greasy-spoon cafe to sit with the builders, drinking huge mugs of tea and scoffing bacon butties whilst simultaneously creating cutting-edge electronica tunes in Garageband...

Forrest very kindly let me me have a go at reworking his 'Dreaming Neon Currents' track.

My reworked version is here:

Forrest's original is here:

Minimalism abounds !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:13:40 AM »
Yes I agree with you APK, some of the apps for iOS are just great - controllers as well as synths / DAWs / multi-effects etc.

A favourite of mine is ifretless guitar, being a guitarist I can appreciate the way that you can play all manner of exotic chord shapes and the like:

In my correspondences with app developers, I've found them to be very responsive and the low cost of apps (20 + being considered pricey !) is a grand thing too.
Things aren't all rosey though and there's still a fair bit of 'hit and miss' regarding getting some of these apps to work reliably with each other.

Great stuff !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:16:43 AM »
Interesting video regarding using an iPad as a mobile recording set-up:

I like the AXX version, very tonal almost pastoral (considering the source recording !), while still preserving the rhythm.

'Rin-Se' is cool too, more 'Icy', abstracted and stark. The rhythm being more mysterious on this one.

This kind of reminds me of my assignments at Uni, on the electroacoustic music modules, where we had to make a composition from 'sounds from the kitchen', it was remarkable how different they all turned out.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / iOS - useful for an ambient musician ?
« on: April 14, 2015, 02:00:42 AM »
I posted this on the RM Ning sometime ago and got a good response, so I thought I'd do the same here.

Firstly, I should say I'm referring to iPad's here, not iOS devices in general - the larger screen is a bit of a must for my eyesight. I'II admit, I used to think iPads were just toys and I had little time for Apple as a company (I still think that now), but I've been quite amazed as to whats going on in the musical world with iOS. I tried mobile music making on a (fairly weedy) android tablet, but with the latency it had, it was virtually useless, I wasted some money on apps that weren't able to do anything decent.

Anyway, about six months ago, I bought an iPad 4 off a friend and he suggested a good slew of apps to get started with. I sold that on and I've now got an iPad Air2 and an Air (both 64GB models) and oodles of music apps. I actually haven't started a project in earnest, but I'm getting there :) I've had to adapt to Apples's rather cryptic approach to file management / transfer, which has been quite a learning curve in itself. In general I'm amassing the knowledge to create a different way of working on these devices.

Personally, I now feel it 's a great platform for music making, am interested to hear other people's thoughts / experiences - particulalrly with regard to ambient music.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Robert Rich - Filaments
« on: April 08, 2015, 01:05:15 AM »
Hi Joe,

I think this is a tricky area and I understand that some people may feel that some artists aren't progressing with their musical output. I should say though that from an artist's viewpoint this can be a difficult point. Of course, I'm not speaking on behalf of SR or RR, but guys like them who have been making music for such a long time (presumably) want to carry on releasing work. I think almost anyone working in any artform tends to repeat themselves over time and in some cases that's exactly what their fans want - imagine AC/DC going all jazz-rock :), but this may come at the expense of maintaining a more 'static' signature sound.

Some artists (for whatever reason) just give up or only release a small number of works and I find that to be unfortunate.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Forrest Fang news
« on: April 06, 2015, 09:48:06 AM »
Great multiple exposures, Forrest !

Everything and Nothing / Re: April Fools Day ignored and denied???
« on: April 03, 2015, 02:23:51 AM »
I did the same with a hippopotamus once, some people can be very sensitive... :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 27, 2015, 12:51:51 PM »
Mike, it seems that a designated theme only shows up when I am logged in. I tend to view the forum logged out most of the time and then it defaults to 'The gray' theme.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 27, 2015, 09:34:07 AM »
Any thoughts Mike... ?

Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum software upgrade coming up
« on: March 26, 2015, 05:42:45 AM »
Just a thought, the homepage is looking a tad austere currently  - small text / large everything else. It's better once you get into the threads, IMO.

Dave, seeing as you asked:

The source footage is of a stream flowing through pipes to create a lot of bubbles captured wityh my Sony RX100. I made the video in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13, using the Pixelan AnyFx plugin for colour alterations and the New Blue ST 'Shear energy' plugin for the effect. All slowed down - of course!

Feel free to do what you like with my track.

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