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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.

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.

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