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Got that - well I've got a very good emulation of it (and lots of other things)
with 'Nebula'.

The emulation sounds great and colours things considerably.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Which is it??
« on: November 28, 2010, 04:32:13 AM »

I think its important to aspire, Sure, if you looked at things in the cold light of day the odds of doing 'well' in any artistic endevour are very low. I know pretty much nothing about publishing, but you hear these stories about 'unknowns' writing their first novel and it becoming very well received.

I think ambient is a special case, but it seems the likes of Fennez and Stars of the Lid have some clout away from the Roach/Rich side of things and look at Eno and Budd. If you want to try to 'cash in', a band/production venture would be more appropriate than making 'Ambient 5 - music for adverts' :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Which is it??
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:31:10 AM »

The subject of expectation of how one's work is received, is one I dwell on too (as I imagine a lot of artists do as well). For me, a healthy approach is to just keep at it - finish one album - start another and repeat. Having another creative
outlet helps (photography in my case). 

When I lived in Leeds I knew a lot of artists and they were just driven to do their work and some had been at it it for
30/40 years. I try to see things in the long(ish) term and strive to improve over time.

On the subject of making any kind of living from being an ambient artist, I like
Robert Rich's comment that he makes as much money a year as a garbage man - but he
doesn't smell as bad ! As for 'fame' (in ambience) I don't think that's really applicable here.

If you're doing something that's true to yourself, no matter how 'well' things are
going (or not), it's a whole lot better than trying to achieve 'success' by
jumping on the bandwagon of ephemeral popularity / emulating an existing artist or


The 'Impartial' BBC:

The bit at 0:48 in particular.


Yes, I too feel its a bit quiet around here as of late to (apart from the usual
self-promotion). I don't really know what to suggest. I recently posted here
regarding a gear related issue and surprisingly (considering the number of
gear-heads there are here) there weren't any replies.

The means to embed music players would be pretty cool, but on one hand, I quite
like the 'text only' element to this here forum.

Perhaps everyone has said their bit (temporarily) and a lot of topics have been
discussed at length in the past (particularly on the old forum) ? Some of the
listings here aren't really what attracts me here - each to their own.

A contentious post is a sure fire way to spark some life here, but that's ill
advised :)


I think it's a primarily 'arty' decision to release anything on cassette, it's
hardly a freely accessible way to release one's music.

I've still got loads of tapes and I picked up an old Bang and Olufsen Beocenter
recently to play them back and they're mostly pretty much unlistenable.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Brian Eno
« on: November 10, 2010, 03:26:17 PM »
Genius 'interview' !

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2010, 01:53:12 PM »
Halloween listening
'Tam Lin' by Fairport Convention

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reaper
« on: October 27, 2010, 05:51:39 AM »

I bought Reaper yesterday, I felt this old dog should learn some new tricks.

I know some forum members are keen users of this program DAW. I'd appreciate any tips / shortcuts anyone has.
I'm planning to use it primarily with audio, I'm planning on carrying on using FL studio for sequencing duties.


Conflicting opinions on Facebook...

Perhaps A*sebook is the way forward ?

Back to MySpace, my main beef with it is all that advertising crap really gets in
the way and the lame way it's used in general. 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Koude Handen
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:11:25 AM »
I think this is a very accomplished work Matthew. Evocative, imaginative and
subtle, it works on lots of different levels, tonally and dynamically.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: October 06, 2010, 11:20:10 AM »

I think I've sorted the Paypal 'Buy now' buttons going to an error page issue now (hopefully !)

After doing some research it appears the advice is to select the option of the button opening
a new window when Paypal creates the code for the button. Apparently if you don't
it can cause problems, depending how the web site is constructed.



Not really, I 'upgraded' to the new profile and while its better in some ways
(they give you a 'banner' effectively), its still very frustrating to use and some
parts are inaccessible (well to me they are).

Yeah, MySpace isn't what it was, but even then it was pretty ropey. Saying that,
it's still going and thats why I (as an artist) am still on it. If the 1 in 100
connections is 'real', then its worth hanging in there.

Anyone have any experience of using Facebook as a 'band type' profile ?


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: October 04, 2010, 12:19:31 PM »

Albums now up on CD Baby for Download:



David, not sure about that error. I think its an Internet Explorer thing that I can't replicate here.

Mike, no more 'bumps' - honest :)


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous 2010 releases
« on: October 02, 2010, 06:18:45 AM »

'ION' and 'Orcus' 2010 Igneous Flame albums have now been released as limited-edition DVD-ROMs.

Go to for details
Clips from each track are downloadable via a Soundcloud player (which I can't embed here).

Download availability:
Will be up on CD Baby shortly and then on all the major digital
distribution sites.



I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who doesn't play games ? ('Chess titans' not included)
I used to play 'Asteroids' as a kid, but nothing now.


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: AAS String Studio synth deal
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:19:53 AM »
Ta for the link to the review, Scott.

Much easier to read than the whole of the manual  :)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / AAS String Studio synth deal
« on: September 28, 2010, 06:14:20 AM »

AAS String Studio for $20

I heard about this synth offer on a another forum and I bought it. I like it, a lot of the presets are pretty samey, but once you start to play around with it, it gets pretty interesting.

It takes a while to get the serial number details (for some people) and the challenge-response registration is a bit of a hassle but the sounds the synth makes are worth it (to me, anyway).


Everything and Nothing / Re: Sheeba ?-9/18/2010
« on: September 28, 2010, 06:12:57 AM »

Sorry for your loss Wayne, well done for looking after her.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Live coding
« on: September 18, 2010, 02:25:42 AM »

I think for some people the challenge of doing something 'difficult' outweighs the artistic considerations of 'but is it any good ?'.
But hey, look at the code - check out the variables !

I went to quite a few 'digital art' shows a few years ago and found this to be a prevalent way of doing things. Not my cup of tea at all.

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