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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

https://vimeo.com/139872178?from=outro-embed

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.   ;)

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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.

http://www.moderecords.com/profiles/mortonsubotnick.html

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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I have none of your gear so I can only offer generalities:

What do your meters show you? Into the red or yellow when the clicks occur?

Traditionally guitarists use compression to keep their levels boosted. An option.

Another option is a good brickwall limiter with a ceiling just below zero, so you can keep your levels high.

Does the H3000 has an input limiter option?

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: James Johnson on BC
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:18:48 AM »
Nice to see. James has been laying low too long.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Another Year, Another NAMM Show
« on: January 15, 2016, 08:26:04 PM »
Won't be there... but if you see Dave Smith, maybe you could enquire if a firmware update for the Pro 2 is in the wind.   :)

I am loving the little beast, but it needs some fixes.

Have fun!



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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:03:58 PM »
I was finding it peculiar that both Third System (who took my ribbing gracefully) and Drone On are self-proclaimed Black Sabbath fans but still took offence to (what I am guessing was intended humourously for a black ambient album presentation) a number overused in pop culture and jokes (ie "668 - the neighbour of the beast") and with a decimal point which really makes it a different number.

I did note that you can buy the 6 tracks individually for .99 each = $5.94    ...     Problem solved!   :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sabbath_%28album%29

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:30:41 PM »
Hey Third System, I couldn't help but notice in another thread that you're a big Black Sabbath fan and don't boycott their albums.  ;)

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I know you're into high end audio... but I listened to these on my iPad speakers and really enjoyed them.  ;)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 12:36:53 PM »
Truly a hero to so many of us.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 04, 2016, 10:36:24 AM »
I read some years back that the US postal rates (particularly international) went crazy to support 75-years-in-advance pension plans for employees enforced by congress. Apparently it's a back-door approach to destroying the union (and perhaps the post office itself) making large private companies like fedex more competitive, since the post office was supposed to be non-profit. I did a quick search and found one article about it.

http://www.truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3190:postal-workers-the-last-union

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: New Toy for Studio
« on: December 28, 2015, 01:29:02 PM »
Well, my relationship with the Pro 2 has kept deepening, so I can't let the darned thing go now. I can imagine the polygoodness of the P12 but even though the P2 sequencer has some bugs, it still has me entranced with its direct connections to the sound shaping. It's my new friend now. Lord help me if I ever try the P12 too. ;)

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Thanks for the tip on Contact's "Discreet Music". Lynn and I experienced Contact performing it as "opening act" for Bang On A Can's "Music For Airports" performance at the Music Gallery here in Toronto. I've been waiting over 2 years for the album to finally be released.

Truthfully, I found the live performance went on far too long (60") for what was a 20" or so piece, as you sit there observing the performers. In a true "ignorable as it is interesting", creating an atmosphere CD experience, I think it will be much better. Bang On A Can, BTW were much more "entertaining" performing the shorter Airports pieces, more or less to "scale".

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