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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 09, 2009, 12:56:34 PM »
Welcome to the working week sonics today:

On the transit -
Aidan Baker - Songs of Flowers and Skin - Thick, gooey, gazey songs of...

At the desk -
V/A - The Ambient Expanse - Probably my most-played ambient compilation.
Automatic Fats - Molasses Springs - High cholesterol, head-nodding, dubby trippiness.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Slow Flow
« on: March 09, 2009, 04:45:04 AM »
Pure Heat is still up for grabs!

Any idea if the CDr is just in a clear plastic sleeve or in a jewel case with booklet?

Enjoyed the track - but the critters in the garden sounded like they came from somewhere South of Heaven. 

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 02, 2009, 08:38:26 AM »
Monday morning work starters:

On transit: Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter - Very fine music with a very midrangy production.
Feist - Open Season - Enjoyable remixes.

At work with coffees: Stars of the Lid - Per Aspera Ad Astra - Very nice but a bit bothersome when the strings come in much louder on Anchor States. This would be a non-issue on vinyl (separate sides).
Circular Ruins - Retrospective 2009 - A consistant musical vision across a decade of work.

i've encountered this problem with that set as well. weird thing is that it plays on cheap cd players like module systems and walkmans but not on pc's or higher end gear.
btw: is sombient a sublabel of asphodel? i recall that they were tryibg to make it a subgenre of ambient (and i loved their definition - plunderphonics!.)

Hi Jim - On the origin of plunderphonics -

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Jorge Reyes (R.I.P.)
« on: February 10, 2009, 05:17:31 AM »
How sad for the world to lose another artist still filled with such vitality.

Hi Steve - I've kept a U220 around if only for the strings and choirs. They're just beautiful.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 09, 2009, 04:07:51 PM »
The Winterhouse "Lost" happened to be the next disc into my player after Wollo's.
Coincidence or Surge in the Collective Unconscious towards an APK Planet?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 09, 2009, 09:14:34 AM »
My Monday morning welcometotheworkingweek starter was also Sound Symbols by Numina - lush atmospheres to ease into.
Now playing - Emotional Landscapes by Erik Wollo.

Particularly like when the squeegee synth comes in.  ;D

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« on: February 08, 2009, 06:48:28 PM »
I wish they had midi too as I need a small controller for my mini live setup

The Novation ReMote 25SL is about the size of your Nord Modular
and has USB plus MIDI IN, THRU and 2 OUTs and can be used without a computer.
Lots of knobs & sliders with 2 long programmable readouts.

I haven't tried this even smaller version - but I like that it has wheels instead of a joystick, though just one MIDI IN and OUT.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Korg Nano Midi Controllers
« on: February 08, 2009, 03:55:18 PM »
I'd buy one in a flash if they actually had a MIDI out as well as USB. (One will probably end up in my live setup someday anyway if I can find a few spare inches.)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Musical Roads - now that's cool.
« on: February 05, 2009, 10:13:58 AM »
Thinking further:

You could follow a large car in smaller one to create an echo effect - with the delay time adjusted by how close you're tailgating.

An electric car would probably be best for recording purposes.

A long stretch of highway with the riff from Radar Love embedded would probably be pretty popular.
You could put in a toll booth.  ;)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Musical Roads - now that's cool.
« on: February 05, 2009, 05:18:45 AM »
Harry - You could drive back and forth like a scratch-DJ!

And for IDM:

Recommended speakers for light ambient:

And for serious listening to abstract ambient:

And these are the only speakers currently approved for serious listening to glacial ambient.

I have never tried professional ear-phones, only really cheap ones.
If I buy an mp3 player some day, I might consider to buy ear-phones.
However, I could never imagine that they sound anything near as good as full size headphones...(it is at least very hard to imagine)

To properly appreciate ambient using an mp3 player with earbuds - these are your only serious choice.

Jez - All that gear must be quite a project just to transport and setup for your shows!
How long does it take you to setup, troubleshoot and soundcheck?

I guess around 30 minutes to an hour, depending how much stuff I take. The worst bit for that gig was getting it all up two flights of stairs to the room

Nowadays I'm using a more streamlined setup which is a bit easier to put together

30-60 minutes for all that gear is pretty darn efficient IMO.
Nice to see that you're still using your old Nord Modular along with your Nord GS.

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