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Other Ambient (and related) Music / pieces like: Steve Roach - The Eternal Expanse
« Last post by DeepR on January 31, 2016, 06:15:47 AM »
A golden oldie.
With respect to the other artists featured on the terrific 1998 compilation "The Ambient Expanse", the finale from Steve Roach is quite something else. https://steveroach.bandcamp.com/track/the-eternal-expanse-2

I've been listening to this piece many times during the last year. Also while commuting, working etc. A few reviewers found it a little bland and uninspired. They are not hearing it. It takes time to get into.

It's one of the most dynamic and richly layered pieces Steve has composed. I'd call it a "tone painting". While it lingers in the same harmonic zone, the key is in its subtleties. There's a feeling of ebb and flow, of space and expansion that I've rarely heard elsewhere. Near the end, sound becomes pure emotion. Truly majestic.
Play it LOUD!

Any suggestions for pieces with a similar feel (that are not by Steve Roach)?
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It just sounds like a pretty straightforward gain-staging issue, yes the distortion is pretty prominent !

As Scott says, a compressor is generally a good option.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on January 31, 2016, 02:53:41 AM »
I see there's another Autumn of Communion coming on txt as well....

Giles Reaves--Wunjo.  Rare CD I found on eBay for a reasonable price.  Predated his Hearts of Space album Sea of Glass.  Wunjo I would consider "proto ambient" or atmospheric contemporary instrumental.  Nonetheless, it's very good indeed. 

Tangerine Dream--Cyclone.  Not highly rated by fans, but I really like this 1978 album, with Froese, Franke, and Steve Jollife.   Part of it has vocals with lyrics, which are excellent.  Live drums on here too.  It's more prog rock than their previous catalog.  The synths are excellent as usual for 70s TD.  Underrated album IMO. 

David Bowie--Ziggy.  How great is this album???  The playing and production are unbelievable, with stellar (no pun intended) songs. 
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I have none of your gear so I can only offer generalities:

What do your meters show you? Into the red or yellow when the clicks occur?

Traditionally guitarists use compression to keep their levels boosted. An option.

Another option is a good brickwall limiter with a ceiling just below zero, so you can keep your levels high.

Does the H3000 has an input limiter option?
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Problem with volume levvels with high processing
« Last post by Ekstasis on January 30, 2016, 06:03:10 PM »
I going to assume your levels aren't in the red when this happens.

Maybe dirty pots, sliders, or 1/4" connectors?

Is it possible you have out of control frequencies (< 20Hz) causing something in your chain to overload and distort? Try a high-pass at 100Hz as a test and see if the problem persists.

I almost sure it is digital nature, if I play very soft on the guitar there is no clicks only when I play louder..using big long reverbs plus delays make it hard to control the volume cause the processing in its own adds many decibel to the original sound signal, and I can't lower the source signa too much then the guitar sounds now good, sounds very weak then. Hard to find the balance.

I just wondering how people usually manage to volume here..

My eventide has two processors, I have set the processor A to minus 4DB  sure I can lower the signal a lot more, but it ends up sounding really bad not big sounding anymore.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - An October Evening
« Last post by Analoguekid on January 30, 2016, 02:04:45 PM »
Works for me now too, but already voted from the link on EMPortal :-) Good luck David
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Problem with volume levvels with high processing
« Last post by Altus on January 30, 2016, 09:34:26 AM »
I going to assume your levels aren't in the red when this happens.

Maybe dirty pots, sliders, or 1/4" connectors?

Is it possible you have out of control frequencies (< 20Hz) causing something in your chain to overload and distort? Try a high-pass at 100Hz as a test and see if the problem persists.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on January 30, 2016, 08:37:40 AM »
A couple of videos of a favorite module of mine for animation, the Make Noise RxMx plus their fixed filter...its a very unique mixer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0jGFC0FWQshuwkSwc_Y1XPT7TE_LvYC4&v=jXzqw2hNYFA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0jGFC0FWQshuwkSwc_Y1XPT7TE_LvYC4&v=7C-2hKaYmcw
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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Phobos - An October Evening
« Last post by thirdsystem on January 30, 2016, 12:51:21 AM »
Yeah worked no problem for me.

Voted accordingly  ;)
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I add a recording from my eventide H8000fw
you can hear for yourself, it is very frustarting..

http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/wfp3kapxzq/clicking_problems.mp3

When I lower the input from the kemper it all sounds thin and non dynamic not good at all.
Also I am very eager to understand what cause the noisey sound in the left speaker, it is not only because volume overload I am sure.
Some other people might have heard the artifact before.

It is a problem cause I think both process A and B produce an output which does multiple in volume but whenever
I try to lower the volume between A and process B it all sound worthless and thin no fat etc.
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