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Streaming midi would be quicker but would be much more of a limitation for me, as I don't use soft synths and do a lot of realtime looping and sonic manipulation

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I've done quite a few live sessions over the internet using shoutcast radio software, it's only 128kbps mp3 and there are large delays but if you are doing non-rhythmic stuff it can work pretty well

and each end can record at higher quality for later re-combination if desired

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Ken Martin
« on: March 12, 2010, 03:01:59 AM »
It looks like top synth is a Korg MS-2000 and the bottom one is an Oberheim OB-12

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Caprica
« on: March 05, 2010, 11:52:27 AM »
I quite like it, even though it is even more of an SF soap opera than BSG

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Pressed CDs and independent artists/labels
« on: February 22, 2010, 02:09:40 PM »
I like music, I prefer it on CD, but if I really want it I'll buy it on whatever format it is available in, vinyl, cassette, CDR, download, whatever


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I like ambient because it is free of any direct emotional communication, it doesn't tell you what to think, or how to feel like most 'popular' forms of music.

This might be why a lot of people don't like it

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Questions for artists and labels re: Piracy
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:20:09 PM »
my answers

1. As a result of piracy I have decided it's not worth trying to sell stuff. I enjoy making it and I enjoy sharing it with people, I just don't think there's much point in attempting to "release" it. Having said that I do make cDRs to sell at gigs, which is nice :)

2. So like I said at 1. piracy has influenced my decision to mostly give my stuff away, as giving it away is a lot less work than trying to sell it and I get to spend my time making music rather than worrying about it not selling.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Combs Creek Haller - Singularity
« on: February 16, 2010, 05:06:49 AM »
this is a great set jez, kevin, and jim!   ;D

thanks Shane :)

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Radio Massacre International
Xan Alexander
Edge Effect

Saturday 13th March 2010

Held at:

Paget High School
Business & Enterprise College
Burton Road
Branston
Burton on Trent
Staffs
DE14 3DR

Advance tickets can be purchased from the website. Unless otherwise noted, the ticket price includes a FREE mp3 Virtual Ticket that will be made available shortly after the gig, these will only be available to purchase online until the day before the gig.

If you cannot attend and wish to purchase a Virtual Ticket you should just purchase a standard ticket and email to let me know you only want the VT

All line-ups subject to change, check website for latest details

www.awakenings-em.co.uk

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Microphonics
« on: February 15, 2010, 05:26:21 AM »
my copy arrived on Saturday morning and was enjoyed very much last night :)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Combs Creek Haller - Singularity
« on: February 09, 2010, 09:10:26 AM »
Congrats Jez, downloading now - but don't you just hate it when reviewers etc just sit on the fence  ;D

aye, terrible isn't it ;)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Combs Creek Haller - Singularity
« on: February 08, 2010, 04:02:33 PM »


The recording of the stillstream concert I performed with Jim Combs and Kevin Haller is now available free from Earth Mantra

http://earthmantra.com/release-detail.php?id=115

heres the somewhat gushing blurb:

As we've written many times, one of the great pleasures of running a netlabel is to meet new artists and release their music. A related pleasure that is in many ways even cooler is to be able to release something for the first time by folks you already know and love. It is precisely that honor that we have today, with this majestic new release called Singularity.

This magnificent two-disc album was recorded live the evening of November 6 and into the morning of November 7, 2009. It so happened that Jez Creek, who calls Nottingham in the United Kingdom home, was visiting in the Atlanta, Georgia area as part of his USA tour, in order to perform at the City Skies electronic music concert on November 7. Kevin Haller, whose house Jez was staying at, was also performing at the same concert. And Jim Combs, being the organizer and founder of the concert series, was of course going to be performing as well. So just for fun, the three decided to do a live concert on StillStream.com the night before the big show. And the results were so good that they decided to release the recordings as this album.

Amazingly, given the quality of the pieces, the music was completely improvised. The musicians had never performed together as a group before this set and no preparations were done prior to the broadcast except for choosing keys and tempos. Somehow these three artists who had never played together at the same time, and had done almost nothing to prepare, immediately found a zone in which electronic ambient music of the highest order started pouring forth. Needless to say, the audience that night was blown away by the set, and we think that our listeners are going to be similarly impressed by what they hear in Singularity.

For indeed, this is some of the most beautiful live ambient music we have heard in quite awhile. Earth Mantra has long been a fan of all three of the artists' solo work, but we were dumbfounded by the synergy the three artists found so effortlessly as they sat down to play. Improvising live ambient music can be a challenging task, and to do it really well, with the right balance of patience and activity, is surprisingly hard. The fact that these three artists could hit such a bullseye, with zero preparation and without the benefit of knowing each other's live playing styles, is in our eyes nothing short of miraculous.

We could attempt to describe this music to you, but ultimately we would fail. Suffice it to say that it is beautiful, it is well constructed, very competently performed, and it just plain rocks. Better yet, why not download a copy of this album right now and give it a listen for yourself. We are certain that any fan of ambient music will be very happy they did.

:)

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here are some photos by Xan Alexander:

Nick Robinson





Norman Phay









Astrogator







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Everything and Nothing / Re: One Thousand Pulses home concert series
« on: February 06, 2010, 03:37:04 AM »
looks like a nice little space and a cool performance :)

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there is always http://ninjam.com/

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Everything and Nothing / Awakenings 2010 - live ambient & elctronic music
« on: January 31, 2010, 11:16:27 AM »


Just about got this year's schedule sorted:

6th February - Astrogator, Norman Phay & Nick Robinson
13th March - Radio Massacre International, Xan Alexander & Edge Effect
17th April - Pollard, Daniel & Booth, Peter Tedstone & Stuart Judd
10th July - AirSculpture, Parallel Sun & 4m33s
11th September - The Omega Syndicate, Hashtronaut & Ethereal Electric Elixir

and subject to confirmation of dates
23rd/30th October - Altres, Ion & Modulator ESP

Things will probably change, so check the website for the latest details

www.awakenings-em.co.uk

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Everything and Nothing / Re: One Thousand Pulses home concert series
« on: January 30, 2010, 10:47:19 AM »
good luck for the first show Darren

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Great set Mark :)

and there are a lot more sets from the event posted here:

http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39076

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Astrogator - Steve Humphries aka Create and Jez Creek aka Modulator ESP with a set of sequencing and space music

Norman Phay - keyboardist of Vietgrove with an experimental modular set

Nick Robinson - looping guitarist extraordinaire with a set of improvised ambience

Saturday 6th February 2010

Held at:

Paget High School
Business & Enterprise College
Burton Road
Branston
Burton on Trent
Staffs
DE14 3DR

Advance tickets can be purchased from the website. Unless otherwise noted, the ticket price includes a FREE mp3 Virtual Ticket that will be made available shortly after the gig, these will only be available to purchase online until the day before the gig.

If you cannot attend and wish to purchase a Virtual Ticket you should just purchase a standard ticket and email to let me know you only want the VT

All line-ups subject to change, check website for latest details

www.awakenings-em.co.uk

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I enjoyed your set Michael :)

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