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Everything and Nothing / Re: What is a soundboard recording?
« on: March 11, 2016, 11:26:36 AM »
Not an expert but here's my understanding... A soundboard recording is taken from the main mixer - either by the crew or by an audience member who sweet-talked/bribed the crew to tap into a bus on the mixer. Sometimes radio broadcasts were just soundboard instead of a separate mix. The vocals tend to dominate in these recordings as they are the most in need of boosting by the PA. Less audience sound, unless there's an audience mic.

Everything and Nothing / Re: New Cars and CD Players
« on: February 28, 2016, 08:43:16 PM »
Remember those days when people would break into your car to steal your CDs?

Lord, I miss those days.  :o

Everything and Nothing / Re: New Cars and CD Players
« on: February 25, 2016, 08:37:30 PM »
I wonder if in-car cassette players will become an option again...  ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Music Dealers Licensing
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:50:02 AM »
I've never heard of them but their site looks legit. If the contract is truly non-exclusive and they are not asking for a fee from the artists, then it may be worthwhile. Having a music lawyer examine the contract before signing would be ideal, but not cheap, I know.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Modular Musings
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:29:58 PM »
That's some eloquent, understanding, and as Forrest says, poetic feedback your friend gave you Julio.  8)

I'm guessing Ekstasis that, if you were coming over to my place for a jam session or a recording session or heading out for a gig, you might not want to be packing up your H8000.

The Space and the H9 are very portable and support quick editing when you're reacting to an evolving soundscape with other musicians. For me, they "outweigh" my very weighty and large PCM-90 in those situations. I've also grown to prefer their sound - but that's just my ears/brain.

I'll point out too that although the H8000's converters are superior, that's less of an issue when you're sending your signal to a verb from a mixer send and just getting the delicious wet spaceooze returning to the main mix.

Using your machine inline as more than just verb is where it really shines, in so many ways.

Excellent verbs both...  I love the Valhalla verbs in my laptops - even more than my Lexicons and when I'm playing without my laptop system it's the Eventide Space and H9 for me.  8)

I think the network(s) used to put pressure on shows to have freestanding episodes so that people could drop in anytime on a show and wouldn't abandon it if they fell behind (pre-dvd and netflix binging). X-Files would drop short "arcs" into their series about the ufo macro plot then return to one-offs. The network(s) also liked freestanding shows for potential syndication where they could be shown out of order or in odd timeslots. I was always disappointed to discover another monster-of-the-week episode instead of one that advanced "the plot".

My guess was wrong... Episode 5 was a fairly freestanding one. Introducing possible characters for X Files - The Next Generation?  ;D

That seems a reasonable compromise solution to me Forrest.

BTW - I don't think that having your track on the comp would take away from your Letters album - but might lead some people who buy the whole shebang to your music. If you're no longer happy with that version of the piece then it's another matter.

I think that episodes 3 & 4 are nods to all the "monster of the week" episodes in the old series. They were usually the least interesting to me too and I enjoyed the main "arcs" of the show instead. I am imagining they'll get back into their recent main arc for episodes 5 & 6.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Twin Peaks revisited
« on: February 16, 2016, 01:56:40 PM »
I'm guessing that David Bowie is unlikely to appear. His "appearance" was the coolest part of Fire Walk With Me imo.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 14, 2016, 11:56:20 AM »
Really like this performance from Mr. Richard Devine.....a true master, blending all the chaos that modulars can conger up with a solid sense of musicality.

I just "listened" to this with the sound turned off and still enjoyed it.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:08:39 AM »
I'm totally digging these Benjolin drones!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 09, 2016, 11:00:44 PM »
That's exactly what it is, I needed something tall for my longer cables, so I took a 2x4 and cut it to the same length as the patch-cable holders, then routed out a hole big enough for the mic stand to fit in and screwed the cable holders to either side. It works pretty well.   :)

Adjustable height too. Very creative.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 09, 2016, 12:55:28 PM »
This relates to Chris23's question. Your modular looks absolutely amazing... but I'm super impressed with what looks like two patch-cable combs screwed to a 2x4 and stuck on a mic stand. 8) ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 08, 2016, 10:19:11 AM »
I'm still saving up to make a bid on that Wu-Tang album.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 04, 2016, 09:02:00 PM »
Here is a rather not so great photo of my current modular. I'll try to post something better later.

The photo looks like it's producing a slightly blurry, slightly askew sound.   ;)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: February 01, 2016, 12:19:38 PM »
I know that at least Loren has a surround sound system, so this seems an appropriate place to post this. Mode Recordings has released a series of DVD-A and DVD discs containing all of Subotnick's pieces recorded in quad - which began with Touch. Scroll down to the bottom of the link for links to each release. They also have visual components and interviews.

I have all three volumes and they're treasures. Volume 2, with Sidewinder and Until Spring, is a personal favourite but each is exquisite - modular synthesis with detailed spacial control as part of the composition. Highly recommended - and if you search a bit, also found through Amazon.

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