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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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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 15, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »

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.



The unfortunate thing is a large percentage of young people don't buy music and don't know what good audio quality is.

     

That is what I am talking about, commercial services do not care about sound quality, they are care about cost and bandwidth, and young people today just want it easy, preferably they do not even want to choose what they listen to their self but let spotify and others decide, based on algoritms and what their friends listen too.

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
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 15, 2017, 06:08:14 PM »

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.

Youtube playback is maxed at 128k AAC.  It used to be higher quality.  This bit rate can sound a lot better than the example of Mist, so I am led to believe it was uploaded at a lower bit rate and not AAC.
 

       
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 15, 2017, 05:12:01 PM »
Thom Brennan - Mist



Superb Ambient drone.  A little New Agey at times, but certainly not New Age.  It's the only TB album I have and it won't be the last.

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.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 15, 2017, 05:10:32 PM »
Steve Roach - Serpent's lair

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 15, 2017, 04:19:56 PM »
Thom Brennan - Mist



Superb Ambient drone.  A little New Agey at times, but certainly not New Age.  It's the only TB album I have and it won't be the last.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 15, 2017, 04:08:39 PM »
This may be a bit too experimental for this sub genre, but it's good quality lo-fi tape music that is sort of Ambient.

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project

https://fossilaerosol.bandcamp.com/music

I don't think they use any instruments other than old films and crippled tape machines.  I haven't listened to them all, but Revisionist History and Very Early Fragments had some good moments.

   
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronic VSS3 Native Reverb is here
« Last post by LNerell on January 15, 2017, 04:04:45 PM »
Loren the only reference TC makes is porting it over from the system 6000, perhaps the older Mk1,

Well in truth it is in the 6000/4000, but it also probably sounds better than saying it was from the 6000 then saying that it was ported over from our now long discontinued M5000/3000 series.  ;D

BTW I see they are offering a 14 day trial, if the trial period for this is like the one offered on the Powercore, they mean 14 actual days of use, not just 14 days of sitting around not being used. I have some plugins on my powercore that are still active, years active after starting the demo on them. Opps! I am wrong, the powercore had a real time use of twenty hour demo limit, not 14 days.
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Lo-Fi Ambient Recommendations
« Last post by Tardigrade on January 15, 2017, 03:51:20 PM »
And thanks Chris23 for suggesting Federico Durand.

https://federicodurand.bandcamp.com/music

He has several albums that are on my radar now.
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