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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 !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Eventide UltraChannel for FREE
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:36:19 AM »
Looks good, but I don't want to have to do that iLok thing for it, though.
I've managed to avoid that thing so far.

Everything and Nothing / RIP Rik Mayall
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:08:19 AM »
Top funny feller, he brought a lot of laughter to a lot of people. RIP Rik.

The Young Ones - University Challenge

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Dance music tutorial
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:39:50 AM »
I like that it starts of a serious tutorial vodeo and just gets dafter. Yeah, the organic eggboxes and the glade 'air freshener' plugin are great tools :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Dance music tutorial
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:37:47 AM »
Apparently you need 'Ablelogicbase' and egg-boxes, you live and learn :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Does this woman want me to ask her out?
« on: June 03, 2014, 07:54:28 AM »
Why not forward this thread to her, so she can read about how she is being discussed here ?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« on: June 01, 2014, 04:55:58 AM »
Synchronicity Tomas, I was just about to post exactly the same link !
I have that library and it's one of my favourite sounds.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: May 26, 2014, 11:02:33 AM »
I haven't heard 'Someday World' as such, but I saw them playing on Jools Holland on the BBC and I can't say I was terribly impresssed. I have a huge amount of respect for Eno for what he's done, but those performances were just so so. Everyone was having a good time and all that, but (to me) it was rather flat.

Thanks for that !

Video for 'Kaleidoscope'. Version 5 or something, I spent a lot of time making a number of unsuccessful videos for this track. While I'm not wild about this one, it's an acceptable bit of eye-candy' :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Reaktor 5 Sale
« on: May 23, 2014, 11:26:04 AM »
It is a great deal, but the Komplete deal is better, in terms of what you get.
On the other hand, the time to explore Reaktor's libraries alone (let alone starting to program it), is considerable (I speak from experiece !) to determine the useful stuff.

'Kaleidoscope' free, unreleased Igneous Flame track.
May 2014

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: What synths did O÷phoi used?
« on: May 15, 2014, 03:21:48 AM »
For 'gear-heads' it's always interesting to know about how work was created, but it really isn't the primary thing. It's the ideas and imagination involved that is of more interest to me.

Eno described himslef as a non-musician (which I think was a tad disingenuous on his part). Gear fixation can be a blind alley, in my view. 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Backup?
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:10:12 AM »
I backup up my work-in-progress material every sunday (just finished in fact).

I'm currently using two 2.5" USB3 enclosures with a WD Black disc and a SSD for faster (smaller) backups. I'm very fortunate to have never lost any important data, but I'm very aware that it could happen at any time - hence the weekly backup. I also image the OS discs (I use 2 PCs) every week too.

Pretty dull stuff, but pretty critical nonetheless.

There is a bit of a misconception that FLStudio is still the very basic beat-making program that Fruity loops was. In my view, it's a complex now as you want it to be / need it to be. I should say that the way it has been marketed hasn't done it any favours :)

Back on topic, I would recommend using 'Edison' (in the master FX slot) as a very useful 'scratch recorder' to record any live tweakings and the like. I do this very often.

Finally, Edison has a killer click removal function that I haven't seen anywhere else.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 30, 2014, 07:36:00 AM »
'Animism' by Forrest Fang

An intoxicating mix of sounds, dense yet subtle. Very interesting blend of tonalities, quite unlike most ambient music.
Very good allround !


From reading your post I gather that the workflow issue is probably most important to you at this stage. I've used FLStudio for years and like any DAW, the learning curve can be frustrating. My suggestion is to forget about it's beat based background and just record or put audio clips into the playlist without worrying too much about them snapping to a grid or anything. The tempo setting will just be effecting things like the sync of delays and the like. It's a much deeper program than it has been given credit for once you start to really explore it. As I said, all DAWs are very featured these days and require a lot of time to get into. For example, I've got Reaper but I only use it on occasion as I know it would take me a long time to alter my workflow to suit it (even though I hear it's a great program).

The search for reverbs and FX may be more relevant once you've got a workflow you're comfortable with, there's so much great stuff out there now. I too studied electroacoustic musics and had to work with tape slicing and VC3s and the like many moons ago.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / NI Molekular
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:48:39 AM »
Any other Reaktor users out there, who've had a look at the monster new 'Molekular' FX thing ?

I was initially very interested, I'm now trying out the demo to see if I might find it to be useful to me. It certainly does some utterly mad things !

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