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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 15, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
Some recent listens:

Jeff Greinke - Lost Terrain
Biosphere - Autour de la Lune
Zoviet France - What is Not True
Minamo - Beautiful
Oophoi - Potala 10''
Francois Bayle - L'Experience Acoustique 3xLP

Streamed this on Tidal the other day, sounds very nice:

https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/album/we-never-came-to-the-white-sea
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 15, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.


I'll have to check those out. Oophoi is another one whose huge discography is something I've only scratched the surface of. I do have Upuaut and like that one quite a bit.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 15, 2017, 04:22:48 PM »


I live in the city where Kompakt store is located. And I agree, Dettinger made some great ambient music, I think I have the first CD album only that I was listening over and over back at the time. Kompakt was mainly a record store such as Hardwax in Germany. It had its artists who always were pop oriented (not my cup of tea though). I have to say that they were always very nice at Kompakt store.



Very cool. If I ever make it to Germany, Hardwax would be at the top of list of record stores to shop at.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by stargazer on February 15, 2017, 03:58:53 PM »

Kompakt's glory days (IMHO) are long behind them. I bought some of the early 12'' singles (which were minimal techno, not ambient) and loved them at the time. Dettinger's two full lengths (from '99 and 2000) were fantastic also. The label started taking a dive after the Total 3 compilation IMHO. The last full length I really liked was Jonas Bering's album from 2002. By 2003 or 2004 the label was basically done for me and I stopped following what they were doing. I'm sure they've had some good 12''s and albums since then but a lot of the pop-house stuff they started doing left me cold.

I live in the city where Kompakt store is located. And I agree, Dettinger made some great ambient music, I think I have the first CD album only that I was listening over and over back at the time. Kompakt was mainly a record store such as Hardwax in Germany. It had its artists who always were pop oriented (not my cup of tea though). I have to say that they were always very nice at Kompakt store.

Here is the beautifully Dettingers "Intershop" (playlist - let it run)
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on February 15, 2017, 03:28:15 PM »
Just wanted to say it is great to read discussions talking about musicians I know nothing about - don't stop talking....

Mathias Grassow does have a huge discography - two of my favourites are Dissolution (very dense music) and True North with Amiri Baghiri.
you may also like Upuaut (with Oophoi and Baghiri), Sphere, Space and Eclipse.
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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / New X Files bluray box release widescreen/remas
« Last post by Mikrotikor on February 15, 2017, 12:19:22 PM »
DKR
Great chapter, I am off to continue with First Strike. I try and limit myself to just one chapter at a time. Have you read the book The Art of Racing in the Rain? Good story, with the dog talking to the reader.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 15, 2017, 11:54:45 AM »
The plug in worked fine on a newer system.  Clicking this link will play an mp3 file I made with it.

https://clyp.it/rz00jb2e

The mix is 60% wet and 40% dry.  It can sound good on some sources.  One major disadvantage is not having control of the length of the reverb time.   
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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Goodbye iTunes..Hello MusicBee!
« Last post by cvac on February 15, 2017, 11:08:57 AM »
Foobar schmoobar.  You can't rain on my MusicBee parade!

What features does Foobar have that MusicBee doesn't?  I probably don't need those features, but it would be good to know what they are if you know without having to do any research.

AFAIK with MB you get whatever is in the download and that is it. Not so with Foobar. Users built custom configs and skins and you can make it look like whatever you want. Tons of components with whatever you can imagine from tagging to playing weird formats to custom resamplers (I use the Sox resampler) are available.

See here:

http://www.foobar2000.org/components

More components are also available on other sites.

Here is one example of a config, it's what I use plus I installed more components:

http://tedgo.deviantart.com/art/DarkOne-v4-360862076

Note that you need to download and install the basic Foobar package before you can install config files or add components.

http://www.foobar2000.org/

A lot of this stuff is probably of interest if you are using an outboard DAC to play music from the computer. If you are just plugging into the headphone jack on a laptop then maybe you don't care that much...
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 15, 2017, 07:46:31 AM »
This Soundcloud link is field recordings that capture the natural reverb of the spy tower.

https://soundcloud.com/richarddevine/field-recordings-from

Clearly, the tower has some reverb.  I'm going to try the plug in on a more modern system.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by doombient on February 15, 2017, 04:19:45 AM »
If you know the location from actually having been there, you will have found out it is a rotten, crumbling, run-down, filthy place (I was tempted to write "piss-hole") with (bad) graffitis all over the place. The qualities of the place in terms of "ambience" or "reverb" are pretty much non-existing -- the only intriguing bit would be the cold-war connotations it evokes.

Stephen
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