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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by thirdsystem on Yesterday at 10:41:18 AM »
Spocks Beard - Snow , triple vinyl  8)
Robert Wyatt - Different Every Time, compilation - superb
Dark Side of the Moog, 1-4 boxset - KS and the much missed Mr Namlook - This is very good indeed, more beat orientated in bits than my usual fair but enjoyed it all, some wonderful ambient soundscapes.



Carpe Sonum release of Nachtplank - Alien new album. Now this is different, very different from Echo Ark. Difficult to describe, probably experimental, alien like  :D  and very interesting. I like it.

And....



Autumn of Communion - Polydeuces.

The series of albums ended with AOC 6 and a new direction commenced. First couple of listens - this is excellent, still space epic ambient but in a different vein and recommended.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by APK on Yesterday at 08:36:04 AM »
Grab the pdf manual from the Korg site.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by APK on Yesterday at 07:27:01 AM »
No, one sequence. But you can record knob movements into the sequence, which makes it special.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on Yesterday at 07:17:59 AM »
This came in my email from 12k yesterday......

New International Shipping Rates

Some of you may have noticed that in January prices on international shipping for CDs and vinyl from our shops jumped dramatically. Frustratingly, on January 17th the US Postal Service (USPS) flat-out doubled the rates for international shipping. Overnight. Just like that.

A single CD went from $6.55 shipping to almost $13.00. Sadly, we had no option but to follow along and watch as the USPS continued to make running small businesses more and more difficult. However, the very thin silver lining of these new prices is that due to the rate scaling it costs as much to ship one CD as it does 4 CDs.

As a result, we have implemented a flat-rate of $12.50 on all CD orders, no matter how many you order. 1 CD still costs $12.50 to ship, but so does 5, or 10, or 45... all a flat rate of $12.50 from us.

While single-CD shipping is still somewhat pricey, we hope that with the ordering of multiple items the pain of postage is somewhat lessened.

In a climate where labels struggle to to pursue the importance of physical product, artwork and music ownership it is difficult to be forced these new rates and rules that make this pursuit all the more difficult.

12k thanks you for your tireless support over the years that has allowed us to keep exploring, discovering and releasing beautiful and innovate music



Not so sure about this silver lining as I shipped 10 cd's to Europe a few weeks back that cost me $20.....might have had something to do with the packaging I shipped them in or the post office pulled one on me >:(
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Last post by LNerell on Yesterday at 12:06:59 AM »
In that last photo my friend sat on a stool and used his phone to take a panoramic shot of the studio, that's what its all stretched out.

I can imagine the new OB synth will take its place soon ?

You mean in place of the P12? No way, I like it too much, it's different enough from all the other stuff I own that I find it useful. I might get a desktop OB6 and put it off to the side if they decide to make one.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Last post by Ekstasis on February 12, 2016, 10:09:24 PM »
In that last photo my friend sat on a stool and used his phone to take a panoramic shot of the studio, that's what its all stretched out.

I can imagine the new OB synth will take its place soon ?
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Ekstasis on February 12, 2016, 10:05:05 PM »
Korg Minilogue - this little synth has really grown on me for its sound and versatility.

I route it into my daw and feed its mono signal into a stereo generator to get some separation and widening.
Then add varying degrees of reverb depending what I'm after.

It's sounding really good !

Yes I can imagine in my head how it sounds with my effects and reverb.
It will sound good, I have also never had an analouge sequencer before.
Since I like Berlin school I am excited to experiment some with that.

Can you use 2 sequences at the same time  ?
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by APK on February 12, 2016, 08:42:03 PM »
Korg Minilogue - this little synth has really grown on me for its sound and versatility.

I route it into my daw and feed its mono signal into a stereo generator to get some separation and widening.
Then add varying degrees of reverb depending what I'm after.

It's sounding really good !
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Ekstasis on February 12, 2016, 08:31:35 PM »
I will eventually jump on the train too..

I just have low cash inflow now and a lot of debt but atleast I must buy the Korg minilouge to begin with so I can atleast get some enjoyment this year.
And perhaps a new midi keyboard and thats it for 2016.

I was little disspointed at the new M audio midi keyboard showed on NAMM I might just buy the AKAI advance instead
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on February 12, 2016, 08:12:44 PM »
The Benjolin is a very unique module.....most use it for its insane off the richter noise or as commonly referred as "robot farts"....honestly if I had not stumbled upon the work of Severence I would have stayed well away from it.  Which is and interesting point, there is huge amount of info at places like Muffwigglers but the large majority of forum members, or so it seems, are into this noise making so reading reviews about modules can be very misleading. Can be an expensive trial and error....but hey, whoops, Its the wrong module. Oh well just have to buy another one  ::).

My first experience with the Benjolin was like having a mini CS-80, really, it was/is more analog and with a tone that surpassed any analog synths I have owed.....but this is just the beginning, and I dont use it like that though its nice to have.  What it shines at is the way the Severance videos demonstrate as well as creating the most off world soundscapes that teeter on the edge of melody.  I use it in almost every patch.

I hope this modular synth thread encourages the musicians here to look into this format for music making.....it does not have to be a huge investment to get started......ok, screw it, once you start your done for, you will start listening to module videos and get this psychic ability to patch your system through your mind and back out.....its futile to resist ;)
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