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Re: Ambient Guitar.
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2018, 04:51:38 PM »
Hi Pete,
You're absolutely right regarding restraining .

Michael Brook was more or less the guy who invented the infinite guitar thing. From what I understood he more or less inspired the guy from Sustainiac to come up with his own design. Fernandez ordered several guitars with these pickups and copied (and patented) them…

I'm really heavily into ethnic music, mainly because of Michael Brook and Jon Hassell.

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« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2018, 10:29:25 PM »
Dirk Serries.  Love this performance.  I posted this before but it is very appropriate for this thread.

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« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »
Jeff Pearce @ Ambicon 2013...I recall Forrest & Loren saying in the forum that they went to Ambicon, not sure which performance.

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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »
Jeff Pearce at 2015 ZMR Award Show, including shorter version of epic "No Matter How Far", goosebumps...


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« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2018, 05:10:04 PM »
Hi Richard,

Thanks so much for contributing to this thread......with your extensive ambient knowledge please do post ambient related guitar music link, video's and any other ambient guitar curiosities that interest you!
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« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2018, 06:31:37 PM »
I've got one from Aidan Baker that's pretty interesting in terms of playing techniques. In this one performance, he effectively shows off different ways to interact with the guitar, whether it be bowing it like he's playing cello or strumming at different parts of the neck of the guitar:



Not the best video quality but definitely worth watching.
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« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2018, 11:42:10 AM »
@ Julio: I would suggest to look into the Digitech Freqout… It's more like a sustainer/sustainiac/Infinite guitar in a box. A freeze-type pedal only holds the last note whereas the aforementioned devices are a lot more flexible. I have a Sustainiac built into my guitar.


Bought one of these pedals. Still trying it out, but the juries out on it at the moment...
Having used an ebow for years and recently acquired two sustainer guitars, this sounds a bit 'odd'. It doesn't do 'infinite' sustain, but sometimes it does something similiar. Will report back later after more perusals.

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« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2018, 07:18:21 PM »
@ Julio: I would suggest to look into the Digitech Freqout… It's more like a sustainer/sustainiac/Infinite guitar in a box. A freeze-type pedal only holds the last note whereas the aforementioned devices are a lot more flexible. I have a Sustainiac built into my guitar.


Bought one of these pedals. Still trying it out, but the juries out on it at the moment...
Having used an ebow for years and recently acquired two sustainer guitars, this sounds a bit 'odd'. It doesn't do 'infinite' sustain, but sometimes it does something similiar. Will report back later after more perusals.

Just curious, how well does it handle lower frequency sounds going into it?
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
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« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2018, 11:36:17 PM »
Possibly the most natural sounding digital reverb.....quite beautiful! What happens in the tail is so Important...so far most seem to my ears to be full of ....I don't know, fluffy space full of artifice, this seems different 

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« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2018, 08:59:46 AM »
I've got one from Aidan Baker that's pretty interesting in terms of playing techniques. In this one performance, he effectively shows off different ways to interact with the guitar, whether it be bowing it like he's playing cello or strumming at different parts of the neck of the guitar:

Not the best video quality but definitely worth watching.

Shame about the quality because he does use a lot of different techniques.  Here is a link to his Bandcamp site,  interesting mix of ambient and post rock music.  https://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com
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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2018, 10:19:44 AM »
Hi Richard,

Thanks so much for contributing to this thread......with your extensive ambient knowledge please do post ambient related guitar music link, video's and any other ambient guitar curiosities that interest you!

Thanks a lot, Julio, I will try to share here some gifted ambient guitar soundscapers soon, all the best!!!

Richard ;)

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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2018, 10:28:32 AM »
Shane Cotee aka In The Branches belongs to my fave ambient guitar wizards, here is his sweeping sonic elixir entitled "Sky Patterns"...

https://theadaptive.bandcamp.com/track/sky-patterns-single
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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
I've got one from Aidan Baker that's pretty interesting in terms of playing techniques. In this one performance, he effectively shows off different ways to interact with the guitar, whether it be bowing it like he's playing cello or strumming at different parts of the neck of the guitar:

Not the best video quality but definitely worth watching.

Shame about the quality because he does use a lot of different techniques.  Here is a link to his Bandcamp site,  interesting mix of ambient and post rock music.  https://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com

He also has a lot of music on the Broken Spine Productions page. I highly recommend Letters and Field Of Drones for anyone new to his solo work:

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« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2018, 10:42:50 AM »
Let's move to Finland now, here are my words from November 14th, taken from my FB post:

"Above Me Weeps The Sky" graces my listening room... Aural and visual bliss is served here in large doses. Finnish bass guitar virtuoso Juha-Matti Rautiainen is undoubtedly responsible for one of the most spectacular sonic vertexes of 2018. Bravo, Juha-Matti, and kudos to Kimmo Heikkilä for his cover art wizardry!!! "Above Me Weeps The Sky" CD officially releases tomorrow, November 15th, a must-have album!!!

https://juhamattirautiainen.bandcamp.com/album/above-me-weeps-the-sky

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« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2018, 11:54:00 AM »
@ Julio: I would suggest to look into the Digitech Freqout… It's more like a sustainer/sustainiac/Infinite guitar in a box. A freeze-type pedal only holds the last note whereas the aforementioned devices are a lot more flexible. I have a Sustainiac built into my guitar.


Bought one of these pedals. Still trying it out, but the juries out on it at the moment...
Having used an ebow for years and recently acquired two sustainer guitars, this sounds a bit 'odd'. It doesn't do 'infinite' sustain, but sometimes it does something similiar. Will report back later after more perusals.

Just curious, how well does it handle lower frequency sounds going into it?

Pretty hopeless, am thinking of returning this one...

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« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2018, 11:32:56 AM »
Diving deeply into soulfully emotive sanctum of delicately poignant introspectiveness... Newest album with different approach, Erik Wĝllo "Infinite Moments" CD will be released on December 27th!!!

https://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/infinite-moments-preorder


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« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2018, 07:15:43 AM »
Marcus Fischer plays guitar and a bunch of musical toys with eurorack modular processing.

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« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2018, 03:01:36 AM »
Quite interesting and looks like he's enjoying himself. but that's what people used to do all the time (in the pre-internet days) in their studios / bedrooms, as part of daily experimenting / working in progress.
Still, intriguing as to how he's layering all these sounds together, I would rather hear some more in the way of 'craft' myself.

I read about some mad guitarist who would plug his guitar in and throw vegetables at it and record the results. He said he preferred the sound of tomatoes :)

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« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2018, 06:28:54 AM »
Quite interesting and looks like he's enjoying himself. but that's what people used to do all the time (in the pre-internet days) in their studios / bedrooms, as part of daily experimenting / working in progress.
Still, intriguing as to how he's layering all these sounds together, I would rather hear some more in the way of 'craft' myself.

I read about some mad guitarist who would plug his guitar in and throw vegetables at it and record the results. He said he preferred the sound of tomatoes :)

I agree Pete....some how to context would be nice.  I believe he is using the Elecktron Octotrack 8 channel sampler as a looper to do all the layering/recording.  Seems the amp  has a mic on it so perhaps that goes to the mixer as does all the instruments, stereo out from mixer to pedals and modular and the into the Octotrack.  Im guessing.

I looked at the Octotrack as a possible creative alternative to the computer to funtion as an advanced looper and it well could be the thing is crazy deep with tons of menu diving.  Perhaps the steep learning curve would be worth it.
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« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2018, 05:08:44 PM »
Here is a look at the Octatrack used with guitar....much of it leaves me puzzled.  It seems hands on is the only way to come to grips with it and fully understand the potential of this machine.

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