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Forrest, I'm a bit new to all this 'i-stuff'. I couldn't see it on the Appstore on the iPad, but I can on iTunes on my PC, will try it out.

Fascinating idea Scott, would have loved to hear it, but it's not available for an iPad, it seems.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2015, 10:01:34 AM »
Many thanks !
I really do appreciate hearing such comments.

Everything and Nothing / Re: All the Best for 2015
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:33:36 PM »
Yes, here's to a new year, new opportunities and new things in general !

Everything and Nothing / Re: Christmas greetings!!!
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
Yuletide greetings to one and all !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2014
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:09:28 AM »
John, that does look suspiciously like patting yourself on the back, which just jolly well isn't done over here :) (in the UK)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Synth Wobbly effect
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:36:00 AM »
Video fine to view in the UK.

I think it could be a tremelo type effect, like as on a rhodes. You might want to try the demo of 'Lounge lizard' to see if that's the case:

Regarding Youtube videos that aren't showing properly, see this post:

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad
« on: December 07, 2014, 10:31:36 AM »
Cheers, for that. I delved a little deeper and found this page concerning the technology behind this:

Fascinating, if not a little scary (?)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:34:34 AM »
Native Instruments very much comes to mind - some great stuff that actually can do more than wobble basses :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Arturia - Prophet V
« on: December 04, 2014, 08:47:29 AM »
Same here, I thought it was just me !

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 30, 2014, 08:50:05 AM »
Cheers !

Dean's Harmonium and my processing / production.

When the album was released, a japanese feller sent me a picture of him holding a copy of the CD(r) he had bought in a zen-type garden in Japan - I was touched.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 11, 2014, 02:08:29 PM »
'Motivation' by The Gasman - genius !

Judging by the cover artwork, perhaps Robert was going for some 'jungle / rainforest ambience' ? When I've watched documentaries about the Amazon rainforest (for example), I'm always surprised with how much of a sonic event it is, the noise of the insects and bird calls and general animal whoopings seems to be constant - and very loud !

So, if it's not 'artistic', what else is it - do you think he's made a technical error of judgement ?

Downloaded your video, but I didn't get it, playing around with an Eq doesn't really show what you're trying to get at.

On the subject of noiser and Eqs, I use a high Q parametric Eq to 'soften' noise textures (or just noise), I find the frequencies vary with the sound, but yes 4k - 8K is usually the range (using up to 3 narrow Q cuts). A 'steam' like sound is much more pleasing to these ears than unfiltered noise.

Some artists noise as a texture, years ago Eno used to talk about a recording of cicadas that he used liberally on his work.
Sometimes the intention is to fill the frequency range. At the more experimental end, it's used as a primary texture.

Am listening to the samples on his page now, yes it's there but I'm sure he made an artistic choice to include it. Of course he's not going to do a re-release, Robert is highly regarded for his mastering chops. I seem to remember there was a similiar post here sometime ago about Steve Roach being deaf as he was using far too much low frequency sound !

Thanks for the great replies fellers - food for thought, indeed.

Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Bandcamp Streaming ?
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:34:34 AM »
I don't know if this is the most appropriate place to post this, but here goes;

As I understand it, people can use Bandcamp to stream anything that's up there as long as they have an internet connection ? (I see there's a bandcamp App as well, which presumably does the same)
So, if this is the case, then people don't have to buy anything there, just use it as a 'radio' in effect and the artists get nothing from this - which is worse than Spotify's model (?)

Is this why artists are just making montages or selected tracks available on their pages ?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:22:57 AM »
Always interested to hear new DS stuff. I think he's an artist who's work is very much affected by the people he's working with. I didn't like that 'Blemish' era stuff at all.
One thing about DS, he varies his approach to his work, which I think is a laudable thing - he's not trying to re-make new versions of his earlier classics. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ambient sound packs for synths ?
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:32:29 AM »
Yes Julio, I feel the same way.

I should say I don't think there's anything 'wrong' with this kind of thing, after all loop CDs and libraries have been around for years and I remember people buying those rom thingies for DX7s years ago.
I'm just thinking of a scenario where someone new to ambient composition decides to start creating their own work and looks around for some 'ambient sounds' and starts off with someone else's ideas of such a thing.

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