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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Jaja music now on Spotify
« on: September 23, 2021, 01:31:27 PM »
I'll be getting onto Apple Music soon (once my receiver is repaired) because it now has surround music available for streaming,
and I'll be sure to seek out some Jaja for some deep space listening too!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: September 23, 2021, 01:28:37 PM »
Congratulations on launching your serious modular voyage Chris!

It's not a new insight, but granular modules are perfect for ambient manipulations.
I currently have the Nebulae 2 and a Morphagene and plans for an eventual Arbhar - which was last on my list because of the mono input.

Morphagene gets lots of love out there but the Nebulae has the very valuable ability to treat pitch and time separately - so samples can be slowed and stretched without lowering the pitch - or the pitch raised and then the speed slowed back down. There's also some great hidden randomization functions that are rarely talked about. It's an excellent module for creating and manipulating an ambient layer.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Izotope deal at Plugin Boutique
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:58:11 AM »
More Izotope dealz and this one includes Ozone 9 pro. There's an additional 15% taken off in the shopping cart here.
https://www.jrrshop.com/izotope-tonal-balance-bundle-upgrade-from-any-ozone-or-neutron-standard-advanced

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnagogue Podcast
« on: November 12, 2020, 12:22:42 PM »
FYI - There's already an excellent Hypnagogue Podcast with over 300 episodes.

Good luck with coming up with a different cool title and launching it!

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Thanks for the tips! I think that Psychonavigation 2 will now be part of my BC Friday shopping.

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Both nights of sound+vision are now archived for 2 weeks at:
https://www.twitch.tv/ambientping

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Cosmo and Luna (who were siblings) grew up with my music.

Wow... you even have kosmic kitties Jana! Thanks so much for your contribution!
As soon as it arrived I knew it would be the perfect closer for the event.  8)

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How were the visual effects managed? Pete's guitar visuals were looking especially striking. Were they "meta-managed" (e.g., by Scott) or at the individual level?

Hi Chris, All the visuals were provided by the artists in their own contributions, with the exception of Aidan Baker's, where Jamie added a layer of General Chaos Visuals to offset the constant push/pull of the phone-camera's auto-focus. General Chaos is kind of the house-visuals for the PiNG live shows and Aidan would have performed amidst their light-paintings in the past, so he gave his ok. The bike-lights were his though. :)

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Yes... the shows will be archived for 2 weeks, assuming the stream is unbroken.
Other than the URM set, the performances are prerecorded (though never seen before)
but the live-stream process is always dangerous. I've seen the performances and
it's going to be a good night of ambience and chill!

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This Friday August 28th at 9pm ET,

THE AMBiENT PiNG iNTERNATiONAL presents premiere performance videos by:

Matthew Florianz (Cambridge, UK),
dreamSTATE (Toronto, Canada) with Rob Hoare (Berlin, Germany),
Igneous Flame [Pete Kelly] (York, UK),
URM [Jamie Todd] - (Etobicoke, Canada)
Chuck van Zyl (Upper Darby, USA),
Jaja [Jana Rockstroh] (Wuppertal, Germany)

Streaming free at: https://www.twitch.tv/ambientping

More information at: http://www.THEAMBiENTPiNG.com

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Valhalla - Supermassive - free download
« on: August 05, 2020, 05:29:47 PM »
Agree. Room and Shimmer have been the sound of my recorded world for at least half a decade.

Live, it's been the H9 Space algos and I'm also starting to flow with FX-Aid.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum update
« on: July 07, 2020, 09:55:26 PM »
I suppose the positive side of less postings here, is that less posts were lost!

I still visit every week or so, instead of a few times a day, like way back when.   ;D

Thanks Mike for keeping the ship afloat.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:37:50 PM »
Well... after a few years of getting going with Eurorack, I've finally started a modular only performance series. There's overhead views for us gearheads. 2021/09/23 - I just updated the link from the 1st video to a playlist for the whole Springscapes series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBifQzMsNZg&list=PLQnC43raIspzPytLk6qQb8CVCP36RfiWI

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:34:08 PM »
David, I think the digital synthesizers came out first, and then they were emulated as VST-plugins for computer later.

What makes a hardware synthesizer is its d/a-converter. Roland converter sound other way then e.g. Yamaha or Korg.

I like the Roland sound :)

I remember many years ago asking a Roland rep why my JD-990 sounded better than all the JV series that I'd heard and he immediately stated that it had better D/As. They seem to go the extra miles for their "flagship" models.

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I think that Steve is tapping into his archives of alternate versions, unreleased tracks and live stuff as well as fresh things. He is so uber prolific that I think he can make this work.

My problem is that I can hardly make time to give good listens to all his regular releases, let alone all these monthly releases too. Wow!

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Thank you Richard for your detailed review!  8)  Here's a short video of us playing some of the opening piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX106y8KqbM

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I don't visit this Forum or post here very often, but dreamSTATE was very important to me in my early exploration of ambient music, and helped to inform my own conceptions of what it is. I just had a listen to this release and it still contains the deep and magical feeling that I have come to associate with the dreamSTATE project, which was a pleasure for me to revisit. Thom Brennan's work sounds very similar to this, particularly his track River Flow.
Did you perform and record all this live? Praise to you if you did.

Clearly I don't visit this forum enough anymore either Cloud Hunter... and I'm so sorry to respond after a year!

Thank you very much for your comments. They do make me feel warm inside, despite the cold nature of this thread!

The last track on the album was performed live at THE AMBiENT PiNG, as Heiki was the first artist to join dreamSTATE for our Drone Cycle 2012.

The rest of the album was recorded from improvisations we made in Heiki's studio space to prepare for the show. Heiki was looking for a piece for the next edition of his Quiet Drones compilation series, which had a winter theme. We went deep into that headspace and recorded everything. Heiki thought there was enough icy goodness for not just a piece, but an album, so we mixed out our favourite sections for this release. Thanks for asking.

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Julio, I know what he/you mean. Playing your music for someone else can change your awareness of the piece without words being uttered. It's an interesting phenomenon.

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"I'm having a hard time accomplishing that with a more traditional DAW. (I'm using FL Studio, for what it is worth.) Is there a way to reproduce that "generative feel" in an environment that is more playlist/sequence oriented?  I feel like I'm losing something spontaneous and unpredictable about the sounds when I have to manually adjust these parameters. And I feel silly just haphazardly placing audio clips on a playlist to simulate randomness."

One method to go with what you already have - would be to get all John Cage with it and devise some simple rules using rolls of dice or drawing of the I Ching to determine the amount you shift your audio clips. Change it from "silly" to "spiritual" randomness. It's worth trying at least once or twice. Then add some brain/heart/personal taste adjustments after the "random/generative" process to bring yourself back into the piece.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Fretless Bass (for ambient)
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:06:44 AM »
More harmonics than I could have imagined from a bass!

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