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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Cosmic ground III new album
« Last post by Ekstasis on Yesterday at 10:41:54 PM »
I think this is a fine album, first time I discovered the music by my german landsmate. Beautiful sounds. Especially track 2 and 4 are very well done.

PS: And he really has a mellotron? Wow! Love this.

It is not a bad album,  it has a kind uplifting and spacey sound,  it just that I prefer the more depressive  and melancholic side of Berlin school I do not find any of them substance in this release,  I did  on his previous album.

Anyway the album might  be better when I am in a more uplifting state if mind.
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by ffcal on Yesterday at 09:14:40 PM »
But I think it can cut both ways, Julio, and it sure has in this forum in the recent past.  No need for folks go Trump on anyone to get their point across.  We can't all agree on erevything, and it's probably better that we don't.  Sometimes discretion really is the better part of valor.

Forrest
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Thanks, Scott.  If there were such a thing as "richly fragranced writing," Richard would have it, hands down!  :)
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Forum Inactivity
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 03:28:50 PM »
Emotion is expressed in the construction, content and context of a sentence.... what is usually posted here and elsewhere is to the point and curt which leads people to often make uninteresting and safe post.  Unless a fight breaks out and then everyone is taking off the gloves.

Like most things in life its how much energy your willing to put in.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Last post by LNerell on Yesterday at 01:38:22 PM »

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

Well one of my real concerns is also hardware, I have audio cards, UAD2 firewire, Powercore, Kyma system, etc that i still use. If I upgrade to a new Mac then I loose all this stuff that I have built up over the years. And I'm not ready to spend thousands of dollars more to get back to where I was, it all still works fine for me.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Cosmic ground III new album
« Last post by stargazer on Yesterday at 12:27:57 PM »
I think this is a fine album, first time I discovered the music by my german landsmate. Beautiful sounds. Especially track 2 and 4 are very well done.

PS: And he really has a mellotron? Wow! Love this.
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Richard, I love that phrase "richly fragrenced instruments" and Forrest, still loving the album.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 04:43:16 AM »


Modular Synths Mimic Life In Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's 'Sunergy'

September 15, 2016 by LARS GOTRICH There is life in the modular synth, which ripples and gurgles in ways that can feel human or otherwise. Sunergy brings together two synthesists of different generations for a stunning album that feels deeply conversational. Suzanne Ciani was a classically trained pianist before meeting musical inventor Don Buchla in the early '70s, radically altering her creative path. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a more recent convert to modular synths, but has already discovered a voice of her own, especially with this year's gorgeous EARS.

Smith and Ciani's collaborative LP is documented here by director Sean Hellfritsch, whose 25-minute film was shot in Ciani's Northern California home. There, the duo makes music that evokes the motion of ocean waves and sea life, with the synths perfectly in tune with the natural world.

"When I was invited to make a film about a collaboration between Kaitlyn and Suzanne, the modular synth geek in me jumped for joy," Hellfritsch tells NPR. "I didn't hold any expectations over the film, though I was certain it wouldn't be a classic documentary i.e., no interviews intercut with behind-the-scenes footage. As the recordings came to life, I felt more and more that what I was making should simply serve as a visual layer to the sounds another channel for listeners to experience.

"The music of Sunergy is an ode to the sun and the sea, so I thought it natural to look to those elements for my inspiration, as well. I took a camera to the intertidal zone of Duxbury Reef and was very fortunate to find it in such a dynamic state. As I was shooting, I could see the sounds of Kaitlyn and Suzanne's synths dancing in the water and light. I thought to myself, 'Aha! This is it!'"

Sunergy comes out Sept. 16 on RVNG Intl.

http://kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.com/album/frkwys-vol-13-sunergy
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on September 28, 2016, 09:57:15 PM »
Uh-oh.  This might be a deal breaker:

"All Exponential Audio plugins require the iLok2 software protection key. This USB dongle is available from any music retailer."

Deal breaker for me as well. I have an old iLok that has waves plugins on it, I am not going to buy a new iLok2 for anything. At work we have like 16 of them on various workstations and they are always causing issues.

Another issue is it requires OS 10.8 or higher, I'm stuck on 10.6.8 with no plans to upgrade in the near future. It makes it a lot easier to ignore all these new plugins for me.  ;D

Hi Loren,

Im running a dual boot  17" Macbook Pro as of a few weeks ago....OSX 10.8.? & El Capitan which is on an external SSD.

It was Adobe photoshop CC that forced my hand.  I had it a year or so ago which ran on OS X 10.8 and then dropped it.  About a month ago I realized how much better it was than PS CS4 which I have so I jump back in....not possible, Adobe PS CC no longer supports OS X 10.8  >:(

So Im slowly migrating my whole music production over to OS X 10.11.6.  When I need to go and do design work on cd artwork I go back to the other drive that has my Adobe Suites software CS4. I should mention Im about to go over to Logic X, now that I can.

Its really working out very well as so much software that was not accessible for me suddenly is and its all on the same computer.

If the iLok system helps keep these audio software companies health and some what protected from piracy then I feel its worth supporting even if its a little bit of a hassle....honestly when I need to locate the ilok2 dongle, well its no bigger the a flash drive I have a hard time finding it among the spaghetti junction behind my laptop....that says more about trying to running a studio from a laptop ;D

With so many variations in Hub configurations, USB, Thunderbolt, Firewire I feel there's really no reason for concern.

This has been my experience and I respect that it maybe different for others.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Exponential Audio's new Nimbus Reverb
« Last post by ffcal on September 28, 2016, 03:17:31 PM »
I do have a iLok license manager, but that is software-based.  I don't get why they can't just use that instead of a hardware dongle.
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