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Thanks you two. The feedback is appreciated. Enjoy.
Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« Last post by on November 21, 2015, 06:01:30 AM »

Total Tracks: 293,748
Total Albums: 29,846
Total Artists: 46,794

NP: Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Twine
Your last release was excellent Cloud Hunter, as is this one. Like the concept also.

 Will download tonight. Cheers.
Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Home Music Server
« Last post by on November 20, 2015, 05:48:36 PM »
Like others, I'm just using an enormous iTunes library assembled over many years.

I still listen to lots of CDs, but it's very convenient to have my big, organized library and many playlists available all over the house.

Squeezebox by Logitech is no longer made but many used pieces can be found on Ebay that work perfectly well.

A pretty good alternative is to make DIY Squeezebox players from a Raspberry Pi board, Wifi dongle, microSD card, micro-USB power supply and (most importantly) the DAC of your choice and price range.  Squeezebox software was donated to the community by Logitech when it closed down making units and it's still being improved.  Each unit without DAC will cost about $100 bucks but you add the DAC of your choice and either amplified speakers or plug it into your amplifier.

Squeezebox server software is c/w Mac, PC, and Linux and runs well with iTunes.

It is compatible with hi-res music files.

There is now Raspberry Pi LCD touch screen so my next player will have one of those.

Here's 3 of the 6 or so players I built:

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« Last post by drone on on November 20, 2015, 11:13:34 AM »
Ishq--In a Rainbow Air.  Not near as impressed as Chris is.  The Florascopia I liked more, but it's very uneven.

Aglaia--two new discs on hic sunt leones.  One of them has a brief glitch/dropout that's strange.  I thought my CD player was malfunctioning.  Mr. Alio Die never answer my email so  it's a mystery.  These albums are good but nothing new from the last few years. 
Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos releases for 2015 ?
« Last post by mgriffin on November 19, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
Many of the Lovecraftians I know think I named Hypnos after Lovecraft's story.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos releases for 2015 ?
« Last post by jkn on November 19, 2015, 06:37:26 AM »
For they deny that I sold the last of my statuary, and point with ecstasy at the thing which the shining shaft of light left cold, petrified, and unvocal. It is all that remains of my friend; the friend who led me on to madness and wreckage; a godlike head of such marble as only old Hellas could yield, young with the youth that is outside time, and with beauteous bearded face, curved, smiling lips, Olympian brow, and dense locks waving and poppy-crowned. They say that that haunting memory-face is modeled from my own, as it was at twenty-five; but upon the marble base is carven a single name in the letters of Attica - HYPNOS.
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Whatever happened to....?
« Last post by jkn on November 18, 2015, 12:44:36 PM »
Chad Hoefler is on Facebook.  Posting pictures of his dog now and then. 

I don't see any musical activity.  Looks like he's busy being a professor.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Best DAW for Ambient Music 2015
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on November 17, 2015, 10:49:27 PM »
Lots of solid advice here Johnny Rocket,

If I were really into soft synths as you suggest you aspire to be I would serious consider the NKS system.  Native Instruments has a way of propelling everyone else into the future and their NKS platform may create a standard to come.

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