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The new Buddha Machines - Version 2 have arrived in North America in November.
They seem identical to the later V.1 edition but with 9 new loops and a new dial to adjust the loop-speed/pitch.
They're in 3 new colours and are at least as Lo-Fi as before). I'm looking forward to spending some time with them.

This reminded me that two pieces which had I previously posted here in 2007 were lost in the Hypnos Forum meltdown last year.
I've now reactivated the files and hope you'll enjoy these Lo-Fi escapades - each created using real-time mutation of 2 Buddha Machines and later reduced by editing.

Kan - HiFi -
     - LoFi -

Sidd - HiFi -
      - LoFi -

*A Buddha Machine is a small plastic soundart object/toy designed by Chinese duo FM3 to play their ambient loops.
It's very Lo-Fi but is a charming device.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Ergonomically speaking...
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:32:44 AM »

Scott, did it take you long to use your left-hand 'fluently' ? I'm finding it's coming on quicker
than I would have thought.


Hi Pete - No, surprisingly it didn't take too long at all - though some people freak out a little when then use my computer.
At home & at work I try to remember to remove my hand from the mouse when I'm not actually using it and that also takes away
some of the irritation to the bone on the outside of my wrist.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Ergonomically speaking...
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:34:52 AM »
I'm a righty but when my right wrist gets sore these days I move my mousepad to the left of my keyboard for a month or two and that gives my right wrist time to recover. I've gotten pretty used to it. This is only for the dayjob, as my current setup at home is less spacious/flexible and I couldn't work too well with photoshop or such with my left.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Help needed on copyright alternatives
« on: November 09, 2008, 11:09:46 AM »
All this is true, but the question I have about copyright registration is due to an instance where I was asked for a copyright registration number to include the piece on a compilation disc.  If this happens on again (which the party in question has asked me to send more music), then what are the options. 

The compilation person/people are probably just looking to cover their own paranoid butts.
I would think that a clear statement from you, perhaps in writing, that you are the sole copyright owner
of your piece would satisfy their requirements.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Koasilator and mini-kaoss pad
« on: November 08, 2008, 09:16:28 AM »
If you mean the little yellow Kaossilator - I posted my (enthusiastic) impressions about it previously in this thread:;topicseen#msg5885

Everything and Nothing / Re: THE RETURN OF TATU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: October 23, 2008, 08:36:45 PM »
Congrats and best of luck on getting your book back out into the universe!    8)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Joke Thread
« on: October 22, 2008, 01:07:39 PM »
I think that this new joke thread has funnier jokes than its predecessors.  Seriously!    ;D

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnagogue's back on track
« on: October 16, 2008, 07:16:43 AM »
I initially misread your post as "after two months in the joint..."  :o
Anyway..Welcome back.  :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Dream Collaborations
« on: October 15, 2008, 07:10:07 AM »

Thursday Afternoon Delight – Eno & The Starland Vocal Band

I think this has possibilities - and Eno's already done Coldplay.  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 07, 2008, 06:45:44 PM »
I've been trying to come up with something to do with all our extra yard debris, grass trimmings and tree branches and the like.  What a great idea!

Yeah - Lush flora from the Pacific North-West free with every Hypnos order!     (Save on bubble-wrap.)

I downloaded this to a flash drive and have been listening at work this week.
AEG is a wonderful soundtrip. I particularly love the first third or so and have
jumped back to listen repeatedly.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Fascinating Effect Boxes
« on: October 04, 2008, 10:15:38 AM »
I'm big on the Kaoss Pads myself. Each one has its own personality.
The K3 is clearly the most advanced but the patches are usually quantized -
the K2 and K1 let you get in-between more often. Also, on my K3, the
ring modulator patch has a lot of carrier-breakthrough, so I usually go to
the K2 for ring-mod. Even with the K3 - I would definitely replace my K2
if anything were to happen to it.

Everything and Nothing / Re: ebow
« on: September 30, 2008, 02:08:53 PM »
Agree - I can use mine on my accoustic guitar and it worked on a friend's banjo too.  :o

Everything and Nothing / Re: ebow
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:20:34 PM »
Robert Rich uses Ebow on his steel guitar.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: e/i Magazine / Audio Verité returns
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:44:37 AM »
Congratulations and Welcome Back e/i Audio Verité!     8)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:29:05 AM »
"Cellardoor" by Solyaris.   Its solemn beauty has helped ease me into my workweek.

Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Richard Wright
« on: September 16, 2008, 08:30:32 AM »
My favorite Pink Floyd album, Meddle, is probably the one Floyd album on which Wright is most prominent.  I've always thought he was underrated as a creative force in that band.

I'd argue (though not in an argumentative fashion) that Wish You Were Here displayed Rick's contributions most prominently (particularly in the back end of Shine On where several sections were dominated [probably too strong a word for him] by Rick).
Meddle/Dark Side/Wish You Were Here... What a legacy for an artist!

I enjoyed Rick's solo work as well - made a high-quality cassette with Wet Dream on one side and Gilmour's 1st solo on the other and it got lots of play on long drives and at home. (Can't say the same for Pros and Cons or The Final Cut for that matter.)
Damn - I was even a fan of those early wistful PF pop songs of his - loaded with melancholy: Paint Box, See-Saw, Summer 68...

Pink Floyd was my clear favourite band and Rick was certainly a huge inspiration for me. RIP Rick.

Everything and Nothing / Re: The creative drop-off
« on: September 14, 2008, 08:53:28 PM »
I wonder if guys like Paul McCartney, Elton John, or Rod Stewart, are still enjoying themselves when they go out on another tour, or if they're thinking "well, my net worth is only 700 million now, and if this tour goes well I can nudge that up to 750 million."

That's my plan too.   8)

Time to post a summer piece before the season is gone...

Her Terrain - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd)

This one is from a set dreamSTATE played way back in 2000
and, to me, has a late-summer, late-night vibe. See how you feel yourself.

128k -

Everything and Nothing / Re: Cover songs....
« on: September 12, 2008, 04:32:46 PM »
For a long, long time I've had a desire to create an album of electronic versions of
Bruce Cockburn songs (Silver Wheels, Thoughts On A Rainy Afternoon...).

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