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I love part 1. The composition and the quality is just mind blowing. Congrats.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« Last post by Dave Michuda on August 18, 2014, 04:29:15 PM »
Loren  -  I Grieve is a favorite of mine as well.  I had a copy of the song from the City of Angels soundtrack back in 1998, years before PG put it on UP.  The tune spoke to me on a personal level as well as my wife had passed away less than a year before.  The City of Angels version is slightly different.  I never saw the film & bought the soundtrack just for I Grieve.

Has anybody else heard the Anniversary edition of SO?  Specifically the SO DNA disc?  It's different from the typical demo versions type of disc.  PG takes demos & early versions of each song and mixes them together to show how the song changes over time.  Very cool.  Usually demos are a curiosity that get a bit boring after a few listens but the way these songs are constructed from various workparts is fascinating.

I've seen PG do some cool things on stage - riding a bike, riding a segway, singing with a camera attached to his head pointing at his face, bouncing around in giant, human gerbil ball, dancing in the Sledgehammer "coat of light."  Great stuff.

Fav Gabriel Soundtracks:

1) Passion
2) Birdy
3) Long Walk Home
4) Ovo - has one of my favorite ambient tunes of all time on it, "The Nest That Sailed The Sky."

Years ago I used to use "Birdy's Flight" from Birdy for high school football highlights that I would edit for my old high school.  They had to be the only school in the state using that obscure tune.  Worked pretty well though.  I also used to edit a lot of sports video for the tv station I work at and somehow this Genesis dork was able to sneak in "It's Gonna Get Better," "Turn It On Again," "Big Time" and "..in that quiet earth" for different Green Bay Packers highlight videos.
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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Ambient 33 Part 1 and Part 2
« Last post by Ekstasis on August 18, 2014, 04:20:37 PM »
the results of 3 days of tweaking.. and frustrations, I had many reaper crashes.. I am in a deep need of more cpu power I am always on the limit.
I have started to spend more time with recording music lately.. I hope it is not temporary.. but when my DAW and plugins crash all the time you really have to fight to keep the will to record music, but I will try to be better to do more channels cause reaper handels mulit thread performence better then I tend to use 7-8 synths on one track


http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/73v4jmnbvx/ambient_33_part_1.flac  Part 1 is lush and vast with and atmospheric and high quality sound.

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/zj1snuxm9c/ambient_33_part2.flac
 Part 2 is based on Part 1 harmonies but with 70s vintage sound, overdriven tubes and analogue gear


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Your opinion: How does it sound on your speakers?
« Last post by Seren on August 18, 2014, 02:15:48 PM »
I don't know if there is a link - it was on BBC radio 4 and called 'learning to listen' - I only caught the programme halfway through.

They were using diary writings to explore the changes in listening styles following the invention of the loudspeaker - though I think they interpreted the change to more casual listening as progress....

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Your opinion: How does it sound on your speakers?
« Last post by El culto on August 18, 2014, 01:32:54 PM »
I too use headphones for everything (my studio is not the shape or size to use my speakers properly)...

There was a radio programme recently that explored the shift in radio listening from headphones to speakers, describing how people stepped away from purposeful, intense and personal listening to shared experience and doing other things such as eating - making the music a secondary element of the experience.

People even danced to it which they could not with the headsets.....

Back to subject - it can be hard to get things right, but I use the approach that I make it as good as I can on my headphones, then accept that it will generally sound different on every other sound source.

I use Grado SR 325's to record and mix, then Beyerdynamic DT931's to see how it might sound on hi-fi's, then on smaller sennheiser headphones for more general sound.....

Hi Seren,

thanks for your input!

Is there a link/stream to this radio program you´ve mentioned? Would be interesting to hear it!

Yeah, the adapting to other sound sources is always a bit problematic. When i´ve mixed on headphones only then (generally speaking) it sounded great on most other headphones but lacks then on speakers…visa versa  :o Probably here you have to find a compromise….Luckily I´ve managed now to find something completing each other.

Greetings,
Tomas 
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach, 'The Delicate Forever'
« Last post by APK on August 18, 2014, 01:30:42 PM »
This thread has been cleaned up a bit to remove the more grating posts that tended towards personal slander. This also involved removing some innocent ones that were simply responding to the now deleted posts.

Please, please, lets not stoop to this level of discourse. And in future if someone says something inappropriate, try reporting the post to the moderators rather than simply responding in like manner ... that is why we are here, to keep things civil.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Any Genesis fans?
« Last post by El culto on August 18, 2014, 01:18:34 PM »
Quote from: Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le)

And I should mention that Gabriel's Passion is one of my top 2 favorite albums of all time!

+1

What´s happening in the sub-bass of some tracks is just unbelievable.

Greetings,
Tomas
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Your opinion: How does it sound on your speakers?
« Last post by Seren on August 18, 2014, 01:16:25 PM »
I too use headphones for everything (my studio is not the shape or size to use my speakers properly)...

There was a radio programme recently that explored the shift in radio listening from headphones to speakers, describing how people stepped away from purposeful, intense and personal listening to shared experience and doing other things such as eating - making the music a secondary element of the experience.

People even danced to it which they could not with the headsets.....

Back to subject - it can be hard to get things right, but I use the approach that I make it as good as I can on my headphones, then accept that it will generally sound different on every other sound source.

I use Grado SR 325's to record and mix, then Beyerdynamic DT931's to see how it might sound on hi-fi's, then on smaller sennheiser headphones for more general sound.....
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Your opinion: How does it sound on your speakers?
« Last post by El culto on August 18, 2014, 12:53:37 PM »
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Interesting! So, it means you do all your work just with headphones?

Yes, I haven't used speakers to monitor or mix since 2003. I've listened to music primarily on phones all my life and I've now adapted to using them all time. I know conventional wisdom says that 'you can't mix on phones', but (for me) I much prefer the whole headphone 'experience'.

Thanks for your reply! For about 1 year I´ve worked as well on headphones only. I do agree, the whole "experience" is quite impressive (very 3 dimensional feeling) but after a while I realized I had big troubles to judge what´s going on in the bass. At the beginning I´ve managed to adapt it by listening to reference material but it wasn´t very easy. When I switches back to speakers (including a subwoofer) it was kind of a revealing. But then I missed the "whole listening experience" my headphones provided and I wished to have these back on the speakers  ;D It´s clearly a big difference when it comes to "listening enjoyments" where I definitely prefer headphones. Meanwhile I found luckily a setup where my speakers are sounding very similar to my headphones so I can easily double-check if I´m on the right path.

BTW: Which model of headphones you are using?

Greetings,
Tomas
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: USB albums
« Last post by LNerell on August 18, 2014, 12:42:21 PM »
The only usb release that I own is "The Beatles Stereo USB" set, which is their entire collection of albums all on one usb stick in 24 bit FLAC format. From what I read they are actually made from the final transfer from tape before they were remastered for 16 bit CD and vinyl release. Here is a picture of it just for fun.  :)

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