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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by Seren on April 05, 2017, 12:38:42 AM »


from 1999 - not heard it before, really enjoying it.

deep and slow....
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by Seren on April 05, 2017, 12:32:26 AM »
I have TCM3000 and Fireworx
Both do very different things - both have the ability to play around with settings and save as user patches.
I like them, not sure if they are cold and sterile (perhaps 'clean and clear' is another adjective) as I've made music that is both that and warm and fuzzy....
If I had the money I'd get a second M3000.

I've found that whatever reverb I use, I have favourite settings. I had Glaceverb as I like the potential for really shifting sounds around...and I tend to send all my sounds through a variety of manipulations....

Thanks. Really nice to get your take. I've noticed more ambient musicians use Lexicon, Eventide, and other brands and I was a bit curious what the consensus was on TC. I know Loren Nerell and Oophoi have used TC reverbs before but outside of that, I haven't seen too many ambient musicians talk about them.

I ended up ordering the M300 because I found one for pretty cheap. I know it's more of a budget version of the M3000 but it's probably still an upgrade over my Nanoverb at the very least.

Let us know what you think after you've played with it for a while.

and keep an eye on ebay - that's where I got my fireworx for 250.......
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by APK on April 04, 2017, 06:16:06 PM »
I have an M300. Its permanently on the output of my Korg Radius.
Inexpensive, but clean and useful. Does a whole variety of effects.
Bargain unit.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by Castleview on April 04, 2017, 05:48:23 PM »
I have TCM3000 and Fireworx
Both do very different things - both have the ability to play around with settings and save as user patches.
I like them, not sure if they are cold and sterile (perhaps 'clean and clear' is another adjective) as I've made music that is both that and warm and fuzzy....
If I had the money I'd get a second M3000.

I've found that whatever reverb I use, I have favourite settings. I had Glaceverb as I like the potential for really shifting sounds around...and I tend to send all my sounds through a variety of manipulations....

Thanks. Really nice to get your take. I've noticed more ambient musicians use Lexicon, Eventide, and other brands and I was a bit curious what the consensus was on TC. I know Loren Nerell and Oophoi have used TC reverbs before but outside of that, I haven't seen too many ambient musicians talk about them.

I ended up ordering the M300 because I found one for pretty cheap. I know it's more of a budget version of the M3000 but it's probably still an upgrade over my Nanoverb at the very least.
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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on April 04, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
Recently:

Midori Takada - Through the Looking Glass

https://www.discogs.com/Midori-Takada-Through-The-Looking-Glass/master/1123608

poemme - Arboretum

https://stereoscenic.bandcamp.com/album/arboretum

Kloob - Solid Foundations

https://kloob.bandcamp.com/album/solid-foundations

Solitaire - Altered States

https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/altered-states-25th-anniversary-edition


Also:


Giles Reaves, Nothing is Lost and Sea of Glass.

I also have his collaboration CD with Jon Goin but that one has not aged well IMHO. Oddly enough the stuff I heard off Goin's solo album from around the same time sounded a lot better.

I wish Reaves' catalog was at least available digitally as it all looks to be out of print right now.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by cvac on April 04, 2017, 11:52:00 AM »
Robert Farrugia - Slow Morning
Soft, mostly beatless, ambient textures from Archives. Beautiful packaging, featuring photos from losingtoday.
https://archivesdubmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slow-morning

A very good album IMHO. I'll be posting a review of it soon hopefully, now that I've had enough time with it. The Archives label has been on a roll lately too.
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Independent Music Reviews / Re: New Ambient/Experimental Music Blog
« Last post by cvac on April 04, 2017, 11:50:37 AM »
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by Seren on April 04, 2017, 11:48:17 AM »
I have TCM3000 and Fireworx
Both do very different things - both have the ability to play around with settings and save as user patches.
I like them, not sure if they are cold and sterile (perhaps 'clean and clear' is another adjective) as I've made music that is both that and warm and fuzzy....
If I had the money I'd get a second M3000.

I've found that whatever reverb I use, I have favourite settings. I had Glaceverb as I like the potential for really shifting sounds around...and I tend to send all my sounds through a variety of manipulations....
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by Castleview on April 02, 2017, 03:59:49 PM »
Wow, a lot of those are super pricey. You weren't kidding.

I'm sure they're great and worthwhile if I was in a surf rock band but not for an ambient musician who might only use one a little bit here and there.

A good plugin might be better for me. I noticed the AKG BX-20 has a plugin but even that's a bit pricey. If I get one of those, it might be that one. It sounds really good. I noticed PSP makes one too.

Thanks for the recs. Those at least give me a good idea of what a good spring reverb sounds like.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Electronics' reverbs
« Last post by doombient on April 02, 2017, 01:00:02 PM »
There is plenty of them around. The problem is, most of them are "vintage" and thus fairly pricey.

The Sound Workshop 242 is a classic stereo spring reverb, a bit like the Klark Teknik DN 50 (which is also stereo). Both are 19" rackmounts. Fostex, D&R, Tapco, Quad/Eight, Masterroom, Vesta Fire, Furman, and Korg also made rackmounts.

The Great British Spring is a stereo device but fairly awkward to carry around (let alone place in the studio). Shipping one of these could be a real challenge.

The king of springs would be the AKG BX-20 but this one has become extremely expensive recently, as well as its smaller siblings, the BX-25(E), BX-15, or BX-10. I would not spend a fortune on a BX-5. Too limited for the price it fetches.

For guitar and instant Dick Dale the Lafayette Reverb is interesting (marketed under different brand names), as well as the Schaller Reverb. These two are mono.

Vermona RetroVerb is one of the more contemporary (and affordable) offerings. Ekdahl Moisturizer probably is a bit too hip and correspondingly more expensive.

My personal favourite would be a BBD echo, combined with a spring reverb (e. g. Evans/Electra EP-250). This, or a Roland RE-201/301/501/555. Sweet tone.

Stephen
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