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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.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Nuclear Disaster in Japan
« on: March 15, 2011, 02:16:29 AM »
Yes, this is a massive disaster and the volatile nuclear situation is very concerning.
It's hard to imagine what it must be like for the Japanese people to have to endure this disaster.

Everything and Nothing / Re: 24-bit for the masses
« on: February 26, 2011, 08:28:59 AM »

At the risk of going 'off topic', the reason I mentioned Ambisonics (which is a superior surround system to 5.1) is that I remember that there was once quite a bit of debate as to whether people would still be listening to stereo at all 'in the future' and multi-channel was the way forward. Times change. 


Everything and Nothing / Re: 24-bit for the masses
« on: February 25, 2011, 12:39:05 PM »
I studied ambisonics when I was at Uni and I believed then (13 years ago) that we would all be listening to 24/96 multi-channel audio today. It didn't happen (I recently sold my DVD-A player for peanuts on ebay :( )

I'm very interested in any developments towards higher quality audio, but I also think there's a place for 256/320 kbps mp3s as well. I have to say, I'm still to be fully convinced about 24/96 - the 24 bits part I get, but I'm still not sure about the 96 (kHz) bit.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:25:41 AM »
Igneous Flame - Ion  (started listening to this last night; a mighty fine release, especially over phones, sort of like Grassow on steroids; nice going, Pete!)

Thanks for your comments Forrest, much appreciated !


I'd say that for artists with an existing profile, it may be still useful for search engine purposes, I just googled Robert Rich and Steve Roach and their Myspace profiles were pretty high up.


Well I've given up on Myspace, I've set my profile to be 'Inactive' - in that I'm not going to be updating it / checking on it from now on. I've read that Myspace is still pretty active regarding search engines, so I decided against deleting it completely.

My recent 'recommendations' have been 'Hulk Hogan' and 'Lady Gaga' - says it all really...

I'm shocked. I wasn't in contact with Lucette, but I thought her 'Golden Sun' and 'Radiant Stars' albums were unique and very accomplished works. Very poignant to read the words regarding her music and her illness.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: February 16, 2011, 03:32:07 AM »
'Jdh', I had the ER4Ps and wasn't hugely keen on them, very detailed yes, but I prefer the Shure E500s - each to their own.

Incidentally, here's what I use to listen to the phones:

SPDIF from the soundcard gives a good, clean sound.

and here's a really good headphone amp I use for critical listening:
DUAL AMP (AD8610 option) 
'Neco Soundlab' is the guy who makes it:

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Cans.....Whats on your head?
« on: February 14, 2011, 02:52:49 PM »
Sennheiser HD280 - all day, every day use. Good workhorse phones.

Shure E500 - for more critical listening.

GK Ultraphones
- for noisy days... (Sony 7506 drivers)

Previous Headphones:
Sennheiser HD-580 - very nice but one of the drivers died
Beyer Dynamic DT250 (as above)
Etymotic ER4P - lost them (curses...)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Jazz-electric
« on: February 14, 2011, 09:36:10 AM »
'Jazz-electric' is now available from CD Baby (download only):

and iTunes:

Everything and Nothing / Re: Cassette tapes..
« on: February 11, 2011, 02:33:58 AM »
Forrest, I should add that at the time I was very into cassettes, but I wouldn't want to go 'back there', so to speak.

I sought out the best chrome and metal tapes I could get and I've still got a big box of them from my 4 track days TDK SA-X, Thats metal etc.). I bought a Bang and Olufsen Beocentre from a carboot sale recently to listen back to them, but most have stretched. I seem to remember the commercial album cassette releases were pretty shoddy construction-wise, my copy of Thomas Dolby's 'A Flat Earth' has certainly seen better days ! 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Cassette tapes..
« on: February 10, 2011, 02:48:12 PM »
Cassettes were dead handy but that's the best you can say about them. To think that here were 'audiophile' Nakamichi cassette decks and metal tapes and all manner of esoteric Noise Reduction systems for such a sonically awful medium.

Apart from the 'arty' element, I can't see the point of a cassette release. I'm sure there are hiss and wow / flutter plugins that can be put onto a soundfile to emulate the 'sound' of tape, why not go the whole hog and go for a 32kbps mp3 release as well ? :)

Everything and Nothing / RIP Gary Moore
« on: February 06, 2011, 02:48:25 PM »

That didn't do much for me, mirth-wise.
'Father Ted' on the other hand...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / 'Celerium' - free download
« on: January 30, 2011, 04:42:38 AM »
'Celerium' [20:17]
Unreleased track, free download.
2009 rework of an (un-included) track from the 'Satu' album sessions.


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