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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by thirdsystem on January 17, 2017, 08:38:20 AM »

That is one good album, but listening to ambient is sad it is total destruction of audio. I feel bad of people growing up today, with bad audio quality everywhere.

I don't feel bad for people growing up today.  They can use YouTube to preview a full album in lower audio quality before they buy it.  When I was a kid, I didn't get to listen to music before I bought it.

The unfortunate thing is a large percentage of young people don't buy music and don't know what good audio quality is.  I'm betting the Thom Brennan album sounds pretty good at Spotify.  Sadly, someone has to listen to it 1000 times to pay the artist $10.  Most people won't stream Mist 1000 times in their lifetime.

Think it's more than just young people in this scenario. I know many adults, all ages, who do not have the first clue about sound quality, Hi Fi, bit rates , or even remotely decent music.

Conversely I know a lot of young people who are right into music, buying vinyl and looking at better equipment etc.

I can confirm the Brennan albums on Spotify are pretty damm good quality. I stream on the highest quality choice which I think is 320kbs. I have most of the Brennan albums on purchased download but still listen on Spotify occasionally. Have to confess I like Spotify very much. I use it mainly for researching artists that I might like to follow further by purchasing their music. But also listen to artists that I would never consider purchasing their music so I guess they get some support from that. As a result of spotify I have bought several albums I may not have otherwise.

Is that actualy what the payment rate is then 1000 plays for $10? If so that is poor. I do recall a Projekt email where Sam said it was 247 plays for one dollar also. Mmmhh not great.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« Last post by thirdsystem on January 17, 2017, 08:18:26 AM »
Hey cvac, sorry I missed your reply to that.

I am actually just listening to Topographic in DTS surround right now. Amazing job by Steve Wilson remixing this in surround. Quite an experience listening to it. Hearing several things I have never heard before buried in the mix. Wonderful album that jostles for top position with Close to the Edge for me.

Also has to be said the 2016 stereo remixes are also excellent, quite apparently different in bits and worth checking out. This album has lived with me for about 40 years , I know it well, but still hear new stuff every listen.

It is probably my greatest album of all time, all genres. A few contenders for that though.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by chris23 on January 17, 2017, 07:55:53 AM »
Subaeris - The City in Rain
Urban dronescapes
https://subaeris.bandcamp.com/album/the-city-in-rain
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by stargazer on January 17, 2017, 12:20:57 AM »

If you want better quality, try the new service called Orfium.  320k stream.  Embedable player.  It's free to use.

https://www.orfium.com/

I can not recommend Orfium. I tried this service and after the trial I wanted to delete my account.
I had to message the founders of Orfium numerous times until they finally deleted my account (two months after my request).
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« Last post by APK on January 16, 2017, 08:39:20 PM »
I don't just do drone ambient, I work on rhythmic and experimental music too. The thing is it's a great controller for whatever you might want to do. Different paradigm than yer standard keyboard, but not so distant, just a few degrees more complex and deeply integrated with it's software. Flexible is probably the best word for it. As with the new Korg Electribe I bought recently, the demos all tend to be nothing but layered dance beats, but they can be put to many more purposes than that if they have the flexibility.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: NI Maschine Jam
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 16, 2017, 07:05:59 PM »
That's a bargain price considering everything included.  Are you planning on making something other than drone with it?  It appears to be overkill for drone.  It would be useful for Berlin school music and of course anything with several layers of sequences.   
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 16, 2017, 06:38:57 PM »

I uploaded my track on soundcloud, it sounds like crap there, I thought soundcloud had good sound, but it sounds really bad, it sounds like 128kbps or something.

https://soundcloud.com/solyaris84/ekstasis-drifting-in-lost-time

Soundcloud is 128k. 

If you want better quality, try the new service called Orfium.  320k stream.  Embedable player.  It's free to use.

https://www.orfium.com/
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / NI Maschine Jam
« Last post by APK on January 16, 2017, 03:25:59 PM »
Was not intending this purchase, but could not resist.
The Maschine Jam controller is excellent. Well built, very flexible. Handsome !
But the big surprise if how good the Maschine software is that comes with it.
Remarkable !



https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/maschine/production-systems/maschine-jam/
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 15, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Ma Ja Le/Vir unis (steve roach) - shingon
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 15, 2017, 08:34:05 PM »
steve roach - harmonia mundi
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