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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on February 17, 2017, 09:45:00 PM »


Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil.

One of those artists I passed by or missed out on for no real reason. I've heard some stuff here and there over the years but can't even remember what it sounded like. I had planned to check out his last few albums at some point.

What are some of your favorites, out of curiosity?
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Castleview on February 17, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Glaceverb and Ambience are solid freeware reverbs.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 04:50:36 PM »
Loscil - First Narrows



Loscil has a loyal fanbase.  Most of his work makes me wonder why.  This track is my favorite by Loscil. 
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
Since this free Teufelsberg reverb is marginally useful and mostly a novelty created for the purpose of creating awareness for a mastering company I won't be using, perhaps we should discuss your favorite free Reverb plug ins?

I only have one permanent free Reverb plug in on my hard drive and many have been evaluated and deleted.  Variety of Sound's Epic Verb has exceeded my expectations in the longer than 5 second freeverb category.  20 seconds is the max.   

https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/

There are several free plug ins worth using here.  I'm quite fond of the tube emulations.


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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Art of Listening.....a movie
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 03:58:59 PM »
I didn't play the video.  A movie about the so called "art of listening" is likely to ruffle my feathers.

However, I am very interested to know what the phrase "art of listening" means to the forum in the context of listening to music recreationally, professionally or both. 

The glaring omission of the scientific aspect of listening from the title of the movie enables pretentiousness, so perhaps it would be prudent to discuss what the "art and science of listening" means to you.

Internet rules written in stone dictate the first response to this unexpected thread interjection should come from the OP, our very own and recently MIA, Julio Di Benedetto.

Come on down!


 
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Teufelsberg Reverb
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 03:24:58 PM »
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

The initial allure of the free plug in certainly has something to do with the cold war spy tower association because many musicians fancy themselves as clandestine operators. 

However, the structure is a hemisphere with walls made of hexagons and the floor is concrete. The history of the building is musically irrelevant.  The structure provides an unusual space for reverberation.  This is what intrigued me the most.

Having tried it, I can't say I'm thrilled with the reverb.  It's not bad.  It's not great.  It was interesting to try.
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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Goodbye iTunes..Hello MusicBee!
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 03:05:06 PM »
MusicBee has many downloadable extras.  Not as many as Foobar.  I don't need extras for either program.  90% of the Foobar extras are pretty arcane.

I don't use headphones for recreational listening.  The sound from the computer gets connected to an amp.  The analog output of the computer is good enough to avoid using a DAC.  Upsampling sounds like a good idea, but it doesn't impress me enough to do it.  I could output 24bit and 192khz if I wanted to.  I don't want to.

     
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Tardigrade on February 17, 2017, 02:43:15 PM »
llya Glebov (Murkok) & Joe Fujinoki - Glimmers
Dronescapes crafted from guitar and various electronics. Beautiful and spacious. On the amazing Archives label.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/glimmers

This is good, thanks.  It has long sustained notes without much note variety, which is often a recipe for monotony, but it manages to be musical and interesting based on layers of modulation.  Wishlist material.  Maybe a purchase in 2018?
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja news
« Last post by stargazer on February 17, 2017, 11:27:01 AM »
Thank you so much !!!

Some news: There is a new article & feature about meditation music on Bandcamp out today, and I am part of it and love it!

Music for Relaxation: A Meditation Journey
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