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Interesting thread,

Personally I like to see equipment lists, but am a bit perplexed if its listings of loads of synths I know nothing about (not being very knowledgeable in this area). If an ambient album was made using bagpipes I'd be interested to know that - who wouldn't be ?

Everything and Nothing / Lifelong musicians 'have better hearing' ?
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:46:26 AM »
Lifelong musicians 'have better hearing' ?

BBC article:


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 14, 2011, 05:07:56 AM »
Lyra Disc 1 video montage on Youtube:

Montage comprised of 9 excerpts from each track on the album, with corresponding visual changes.

Free download of the video (204 MB wmv file) here:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 11, 2011, 08:07:08 AM »
Two pre-release montages from my upcoming 'Lyra' album:

Disc 1 :

Disc 2:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:35:10 AM »
Lyra new Igneous Flame album

I've just completed the mastering stage for my upcoming release 'Lyra'. This will be a double album release and will be released in October 2011 (details still to be finalised). 'Lyra' will be my 10th solo release since my debut release 'Tolmon' in 2003 and will be released on my LuminaSounds label.

I've employed a different approach to this album and even though guitar is still the predominant source, there is a wider tonal variety from synth textures and processing. The material is primarily ethereal and meditative.
Artwork will be by Kati Astraeir, more details and audio clips to follow in the coming month.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Myspace - Thats it
« on: August 21, 2011, 03:21:42 AM »
It's almost as if they ran it down on purpose, the navigation has become utterly cryptic and non-functional. Old Bob lost a packet on this one and more to the point, something useful was mangled beyond usability.

When I got a new machine 2 years ago, I wasn't happy with the noise from the fans, particularly the stock intel CPU fan, I did a bit of research and installed three 120mm  fans by Noctua:
and a smaller one on the CPU cooler. It's very quiet.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Jewel Cases
« on: July 01, 2011, 03:58:05 AM »
This is interesting, a USB flash drive release:

I was looking to do this as well.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: June 20, 2011, 03:40:55 AM »
Igneous Flame News June 2011

My upcoming album 'Lyra' is still at a work-in-progress stage, I'm planning to release it in the autumn. It may well be a 'double album' release.
I'm currently using some new tools, as I felt I was repeating myself with some of the 'tried and tested' methods I've been using for years.

Native Instruments 'Prism'
A very interesting synth, quite unique (apart from Logic's 'Sculpture') and very 'tweakable'.

Image-Line's 'Deckadance'
Created for DJs, but I'm using it for looping, in a quite different way to the traditional 'sound on sound' method of looping. Great fun for industrial style mash-ups (as I believe the young folk call them) of Killing Joke tracks.

Korg NanoKontrol2
For controlling the playback / looping in Deckadance. A neat little unit, I'm looking at the other nano series units as well.

A tentative DVD release of my recent video work is still on the cards. The more recent videos really need to be seen in high resolution, such is the subtle nature of them. More info to follow.

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Social Website Burnout
« on: June 06, 2011, 11:30:28 AM »
Yeah, I've come to the conclusion that social networking is over-rated for an artist - well for an ambient artist anyway. Particularly considering the time needed to maintain and update multiple profiles. I agree with Saul having your own site as a 'node' behind all these profiles is a good idea. I think the days of having (say) My space as a sole artist page without some kind of artist website may be coming to an end. Even with Soundcloud (which looks cool), I'm not convinced about the value of doing all the 'networking' that is needed to get things going.

Regarding exposure, I think airplay is more significant. Somafm, Stillstream and others all 'broadcasting' 24/7 every day certainly gets the music out there.

I also look at Lastfm too to see what is being listened to. I also created lots of videos for YouTube
as that seems to be where a lot of people are these days. Apart from updating the LuminaSounds site, I don't spend much time on the social networking sites for exposure these days.

That's some press release.

Thanks 'Stellardrone', great descriptions !

cheers, Pete

I've been creating a lot of videos recently and uploading them to my Youtube channel. Unfortunately, Youtube doesn't really show them as I intended, so here's the original video for 'Vitreous Flow' (audio edit) from my 2007 album 'Hydra'.

Dropbox link:

The file size is 112 MB and the video is at 1920/1080 resolution (wmv file)

For those interested, the original footage was shot with a Sony HX5V camera, processed with Pixelan plugins and constructed in Sony Vegas 10 studio. I'm planning on a DVD release of a compilation of my videos later in the year.

Hope people find it to be interesting.
Lots more to be viewed here:


Bill, Petrol / Diesel is currently approx. 6 a gallon over here and we hear very little about it on the news.

Back on topic, I don't use facebook myself, I was tempted but I resisted (so far !)

I'm pretty much against anything that promotes shallow, facile, etc, social interactions.
And things that promote a dumb self-importance.

I agree.

There appears to be an increasing 'opinion culture' where people's opinions are deemed to be almost necessary. On Youtube for example, there's the option to say you dislike a video and I wonder (unless you find it offensive) what's the point of that ? Same with the BBC website - "What do you think about so and so..."

April Fool, eh John ;) (I hope !)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:25:26 AM »
I'm thinking of doing a DVD, yep.

I'm using Sony Vegas Studio 10 with Pixelan plugins (which are very good) and I've recently bought a Sony HX5V which does pretty good video for a compact camera.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: March 29, 2011, 11:30:59 AM »
some great looking videos

Thanks Seren ! and I thought audio rendering could take a long time - nothing compared to video rendering with loads of fx.


Other Ambient (and related) Music / Igneous Flame 2011 news
« on: March 28, 2011, 05:27:48 AM »
Igneous Flame 2011 news:


I'm currently working on my next album 'Lyra'.
'Lyra' will be my 10th solo release since my first album 'Tolmon' was released in 2003. It will be a guitar based album, incorporating nylon string guitar as well as electric. I'm endeavouring to make something different / unique on this one and a lot of work has already gone into the project to date. I'm planning on a late 2011 release for 'Lyra'.


I'm steadily adding videos to my Youtube channel, there are now 33 videos there now. I'm enjoying the process of making them, but they certainly take a long time to render !

Here's the most recent one, 'Isotropic' (from 'ION')

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Redoing my studio
« on: March 22, 2011, 03:09:00 PM »
It was a suggestion.

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