Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - petekelly

Pages: 1 ... 23 24 [25] 26 27 ... 42
Mike, You'd hardly expect a 'regular gal' be the bass player in Pixies, of course she's a 'wierdo' :)
Kim is a rockin' bass player and vocalist. 'Cannonball' is such a great track.

I would imagine people will have heard this :

'As cool as Kim Deal'

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Kontakt !
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:51:56 AM »
I finally bought the full version of Kontakt as NI were having a 50% off sale recently, I'd stumbled along with the Kontakt player for a while as I had bought some libraries that were compatible with it.

I was pleasantly surprised that there was quite a bit of good to very good stuff in the full (43GB) Kontakt library - there was very little available info on the library that I could find.

So now, I've got lots to get my head around in the spirit of lifelong learning. It's funny, I find some things just don't entice me to really get to grips with them (Reaper was a case in point), I tend to spend most time on the things I think I'm most likely to use in the future.

Am liking 'Prism' and 'Early Rain' very much, Forrest.

Quality work here, Julio.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 01, 2012, 02:32:43 PM »
Sheer Genius:

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: July 01, 2012, 02:20:57 PM »
Asteroid - coming in from the void.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:53:10 AM »
Panasonic RP-HTX7 'franken-phones'

Okay, so I got kind of sucked into the headphone modding thing. I bought these cheap phones (37) which sound great for the price. I then found out there were quite a few mods people were doing with them to make them sound better - mostly involving Blutack !. I will spare people the sordid details of what I did, but with many modifications and a pair of Shure SRH840 pads attached, they sound really improved. The bass response is mighty and they are probably the most comfortable phones I've owned. Isolation is much better now as well.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Two free tracks
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:41:14 PM »
'Starlit' video

I've made a video to accompany 'Starlit', it uses processed footage of wind motion in a wheatfield. I find these 'natural rhythms' to be fascinating. In this case, the patterns formed by the wind appear to be akin to wave motion.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:21:27 AM »
After doing a fair bit of research regarding getting a better pair of phones for mixing, I settled for the Shure SRH840


Initial impressions are promising, much more detailed than my Sennheiser HD280s, a lot more comfortable (the HD280's have very strong clamping), but with slightly less isolation. I was going to get a pair of AKG K550s, but I tried them on in a local hifi shop and I couldn't get a decent seal with them (on my rather large head !) , so I couldn't get a decent bass response.

From what I've read on various forums, you can go a bit mad with the eternal hunt for the 'best', so I went for something affordable that will hopefully do the job for a few years to come.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: 10 from John @ Echoes
« on: May 14, 2012, 03:17:29 AM »
Pretty relevant but fairly obvious points mostly.
By the same token, are musicians also allowed to be critical of a DJ's / critics musical taste as well ? :)

Perhaps slightly off-topic but interesting nonetheless, regarding future formats. He's a bit full-on, but he makes an interesting point:

Julio, Regarding the CD release, It's hard I know but at least you went for it. Releasing a pressed CD is a dream for most artists and one which they can't / won't take the risk on financially. Going for it shows a commitment to the work, which I think is laudable.

All true, I think sometimes it can be thought that an artist is being a bit 'unprofessional' for not releasing their work on a pressed CD, there are good reasons for this.

For an independent ambient label, (I would imagine) the whole scenario of having thousands of silver discs in the garage must be no fun.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Two free tracks
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:09:55 AM »
I've now uploaded these two tracks to my (much underused) Bandcamp page, if people want Flac and other audio formats:


Tectonic Mass

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Two free tracks
« on: April 29, 2012, 03:45:44 AM »
Two tracks that were only previously available on the DVD disc releases of my 'ION' and 'Orcus' albums released in 2010.
I felt that they've been 'exclusive' for long enough and I'm now making them free to download. They are both 320 kbps mp3s and tagged:



Tectonic Mass


Thanks Forrest, I was quite a fan of old Bob back in the day, the trem thing is perhaps more Sylvian influenced.

Anyway, here's a new one that is 'ambient' as opposed to 'ambient(ish)' :)
For the patient folk, there's a quite psychedelic 'melting' bit of video FX towards the end.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:06:24 AM »

I too went out for a walk in a fairly remote spot on Easter Sunday and sat with the sounds of the natural world for about 20 minutes - it was medicine for the soul. The opportunities to do this are few and far between these days (unfortunately).

Thanks fellers !

I think I may well be doing some more 'psychedelic' / video FX guitar vids soon.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Ambient (ish) guitar video
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:03:40 AM »
I've set up a Youtube channel for some of my guitar noodlings that don't really get used in my ambient work.
Here's a short vid which is more on the ambient (ish) side of things though:

Thanks for your comments 'Broken Harbour'.
On that headphones post, I'm amazed to see how many people these days are plugged into their music players whilst out and about.

From memory, I struggled with this program back in '98 when I was at York Uni and we were using these uber-arcane SGI machines on some UNIX platform (I think). Makes me realise how straightforward sound processing is these days - in comparison to command-line cryptics of the past !

Out of interest, I tried again and remembered the headaches involved in using such things - CSound, Tcl/TK libraries etc...

I'd be interested to hear some of your examples, mind you.

Pages: 1 ... 23 24 [25] 26 27 ... 42