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I'm fond of "Chloe and the Pirates" from Six - edging towards ambient!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:41:30 PM »
It's for making the sound warmer and less digital sounding - but you can also crank it up for a really hot signal. Yeah, that's it.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:16:33 PM »
That's not enough?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:18:05 PM »
Congrats on scoring your interface! One more piece in place for you.

OK - I'm not a Vangelis keener - but this video of him playing his setup has some serious "wow" factor.
Wait a minute or two for him to finish his prep on whateverthehellthosemodulesare.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: December 01, 2013, 11:44:45 AM »
Immersion - Have you tried Lush within a host yet - or strictly in standalone mode?
(The host may not "know" how Lush is approaching multiple cores and clicks may occur.)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: November 30, 2013, 08:17:26 PM »
I did see on their site that a recent update for Lush allows it to run using two cores now. I use Bidule so that may not help me there but it would definitely help in a stand-alone mode.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:01:16 PM »
Thanks APK. Judging from the demos, Lush-101 has a great analog sound. When I look around for reviews there's always mention about the large CPU needs. Probably great for the studio but (like Iris) touchy for multi-synth live use. Still tempting...

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
I'm trying to be tough as I already have lots to explore deeper and deeper
I'm curious what's temping everyone else, cause youknow!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Digital to analog converters
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:11:49 PM »
This is a good example where having so many sonic options becomes a barrier to finishing your music!

Everything and Nothing / Re: A Favor from my Hypnos friends.
« on: October 16, 2013, 08:28:31 AM »
Loren, the piece and your music are deep and moving. I had no problem voting from Canada.

I don't think Eno has posted any Creative Commons permissions anywhere for music from any of his music apps or given "verbal" permissions for re-use  like the FM3 Buddha Machine - though I'm sure it just happens.

We're a month or two away from releasing a dreamSTATE "iAlbum" which I've always seen as an infinite dreamSTATE album with user control over the mixes - but which our programmer has encouraged us to allow CC re-usages. I still haven't made up my mind on that front.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Digipack vs Jewel Cases
« on: August 16, 2013, 10:00:53 PM »
I prefer any case with a spine for clearly printing the artist and tile. I strongly dislike envelopes, sleeves and such.

I appreciate jewel cases for replaceability and protection of the CD.

Without going the extra mile, like Richard, to protect your digipaks, they certainly can get dinged, gouged and bent around the edges but I "like" them too.
The digipaks can also let in dust and grit more easily than jewel cases, particularly in transit and the car and such, but I haven't had any problems yet.
They can be a bit thinner for getting more CDs on your shelf, and as Mike stated, for shipping.

IMO, a tie!

Dear Bill -

#1) I don't "think" Wikipedia actually ignores things - you can add things that you detect are missing (until some bozo deletes or rearranges it, of course) and you are exactly the kind of expert (through experience) that Wikipedia needs to help update it.

#2) However I would not want such activities to derail you from the very holy quest of writing a more inclusive and definitive ambient tome.

#3) I imagine finding your publisher could be the biggest barrier - but you've lived through the main ambient years, were deep in the scene covering the ambient beat in Wind and Wire genuinely discovering, listening and writing. You've already interviewed key individuals and built relationships for further questioning. I imagine that you'd be comfortable quizzing other experts like Stephen Fruitman or Alan Lockett for leads on various current edges of ambient (unless they're writing competing books - which would be a dream bonanza for the ambient world).

#4) Such a book would be a lasting work - outliving the ephemeralities of websites - even when it becomes an electronic publication.

#5) I truly look forward to reading YOUR book!


I tried not to make any snarky comments here when I read he'd be presenting at Ambicon, though I have always refused to buy his book after reviewing the index and finding no Roach, Rich or other of the many significant US ambient artists - just rock bands and Miles and such. I was really not interested in supporting such uninformed writing presented as a proper overview.

I also found it kind of crazy that he'd present amongst the very artists he ignored!

I get great impressions about Philly and west coast USA. Sara Ayers opened my eyes about Albany NY which doesn't really have an ambient community but is in striking distance for concerts and gigs in Philly, Boston, New York and the surrounding area. If you're in a large metropolis you can actually build a small ambient community if you have the willpower and staying power to make it happen.

Man I hate change  :o but it looks like you're doing this all right and righteous so I look forward to seeing your new model Hypnos Store develop.  8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient cover tunes
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:04:21 PM »
Apollo -

and I don't know if this has actually come out yet -
Discreet Music -

Everything and Nothing / Re: Coolest thing ever!
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:20:20 PM »
Yeeeaaaaaaaah!    8)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AMBIcon 2013 Update
« on: May 09, 2013, 05:55:49 PM »
Well, everything sound like it was as wonderful as hoped for. Congratulations Stephen!     8) 8) 8)

I was at a rehearsal and arrived home in time to watch Steve Roach tear down. Awesome strike!  ;)
Have I also missed the video replays?

Enjoyed your blog post Jeff. You conveyed the nice vibes and doubled my sense of wishing I was there!

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