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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.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: I am trying to imagine...
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:48:45 PM »
Ive got lots of Oberheim stories I could tell.  :D

Sounds like a thread I'd enjoy reading!  Stories O' The Oberheim

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: I am trying to imagine...
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:14:11 PM »
Immersion - Here's some good info links for you:

Xpander -

Matrix 1000 -

(BTW - 2 slightly detuned Matrix 1000s (they're mono) can make very fat sounds - but as Mike said - you need an editor.)

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: I am trying to imagine...
« on: November 13, 2008, 10:15:11 AM »
I'm thinking that Steve's long-long-time relationship with his Oberheims and their fairly complex modulation capabilities led to them becoming an early foundation of his sound that he can return to or build on. For me it's the Roland JD/XP/JV series that I can't live without and for someone else it might be AbSynth or a lap steel.

While Steve's greatbiggiant reverbs are a major element in his work, I also think his choices of chords and voicings have  been a very significant part of defining his "sound" since the early years.

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

quite a dilemma for me. i have not heard anything by wollo that i like and nothing by roach that i dislike. i will probably get it but hesitantly.

Hi Jim - Have you heard "Emotional Landscapes" by W°llo? It's quite beautiful.
Erik played the PiNG some years back and performed a great set. He's capable
of quite a wide variety of musical approaches. As for Steve - you don't need selling. ;)

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 ľ 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: Ambient Clothing
« on: October 02, 2008, 07:29:36 PM »
I like that Deeper Silence shirt a lot too.

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 VeritÚ returns
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:44:37 AM »
Congratulations and Welcome Back e/i Audio VeritÚ!     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.

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