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I think it's a double edged thing, this social media lark. There's a lot I don't like about it and I won't have a Facebook page / Twitter account.
I think it has it's uses, but for promoting your work, seemingly everyone else is doing that too and you can get lost in the 'promosphere'
There's a lot of 'fake' stuff and utterly pointless, short term attention span stuff out there.

Jana, don't know what happened with your Instagram account ? Is it worth trying to open another account ?

Now up on the streaming sites, if that's your thing !  :) 

'Lapiz' New Igneous Flame album released

Fluid guitar, Zithers, Hulusi and lots more !

Currently just up on my Bandcamp page, but will be on Spotify, Apple music etc. soonest.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2020, 09:44:42 AM »
Yes, Christmas  / Yuletide greetings to one and all !

Let's hope for better times.

Everything and Nothing / Harold Budd
« on: December 09, 2020, 04:54:57 AM »
Many years ago, I moved into a house with some Buddhists chaps living there, they had no TV, they played records instead for their entertainment. This was one of the albums they played a lot. I had never heard anything like it before and it got me into ambient music, it still sounds beautiful now.

Thanks for your music Harold !

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Music Video Project
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:42:17 PM »
Next step to fully realizing the iPhone’s cinematic power was to set it free from the phones native video peripherals and download an app called Filmic Pro.  This is really important and completely changes the video capabilities.  It is way too technical to get into here but if you are curious there’s a ton of info on what it does and how it works with your smartphone.

Out of interest did you use that Log profile thing in Filmic Pro ? I admire your decision to use the iPhone. I have made some attempts with mine (standard 11) and found it to be not great in anything other than good light (which is what you'd expect) Looking with interest at the 12 Pro Max now  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Music Video Project
« on: November 21, 2020, 09:06:44 AM »
Very strong work Julio !

Some beautiful light play and colour shifts / effects. A suitably 'colourful' set of soundtracks too.

It must have taken an age to create / render ? 

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Izotope deal at Plugin Boutique
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:57:39 AM »
I have most of the Izotope stuff, but I'm tempted by those reverbs.

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Music Video Project
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:56:53 AM »
Hi Julio,

Will have a proper look at your work and comment here.

As you will have noticed, it's a pretty quiet place here nowadays  :)

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: New Music Video Project
« on: November 14, 2020, 10:10:29 AM »
Hi Julio,

Smashing to see you back here ! Will check out your videos soonest.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Izotope deal at Plugin Boutique
« on: November 14, 2020, 07:53:29 AM »

Not sure how this may work in US etc. (I'm in UK), but a very good deal, this year !

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / 'Swarm' Igneous Flame 'single'
« on: November 03, 2020, 12:29:45 PM »
(free download / name your price - only on Bandcamp, currently)

'Swarm' was created from multiple evolving layers of e-bow / sustainer guitar drone notes - a swarm of drones.

The notes make up a chordal tonal centre - a low B root * / stacked 5ths chord.

Regarding the notes themselves, I played multiple instances of the same notes with vibrato to create single note 'ensembles'. I also used notes without vibrato as well, to contrast.

On 'Swarm' I was experimenting with the differing position dependent harmonic overtones that you can get from the e-bow (relative to the pickup) and the harmonic mode options on the sustainer guitar.

(* I used a 7 string sustainer guitar and 5 string bass for the Low B).

Everything and Nothing / RIP EVH...
« on: October 07, 2020, 01:15:57 AM »
He really put the 'electric' into electric guitar. Unsurpassed. RIP Eddie Van Halen.

One of his best solos (IMO)

 :) Thanks for putting it all together !

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Attunement to natural cycles
« on: August 19, 2020, 02:15:50 AM »
We use a number system to navigate the world and these number systems have changed over the centuries. I find it interesting how we quantify time with absolute numeric 'dimension' and contrasting this to (say) lunar months.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: August 18, 2020, 07:54:11 AM »
Just to follow on, it worked fine.
I gained a slight amount of customisation of the channel and a 'note' logo, so it was worth it :)
I don't really understand how youtube works, but that's by the by.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:39:53 AM »
Interesting to do a search for NI cinematic libraries - there are a lot there:

Maybe 'Cinematic' is considered to be a genre now (of sorts) ? I must admit I wasn't too tempted with this one, but I did try the demo of 'Pharlight' and was somewhat underwhelmed. I think it was more a collection of vox textures / loops etc. rather than a really interesting granuliser - which is more what I was hoping for. In fact, I think you can do more with the ancient (but venerable) 'Travelizer'.

I should say I'm not bashing NI, I think they do some great stuff. I did a whole album using predominantly their 'Rounds' synth.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 14, 2020, 02:20:42 AM »
Thanks for reopen the "cinematic" topic, Pete.

We talked about cinematic sample libraries the last time and "Arkhis" offer easy access for everyone to play around with the samples.
No time was better than today to create cinematic music. Not only the filmscores were remolded but also music of all genres.
Especially in ambient and classic music you can observe a trend to integrate equal cinematic sounds. This seems to be a movement becoming the spirit of time.

Classical music, cinematic atmospheres, film scores need liveliness. Without liveliness, without imperfection, without timbre, without character it is not what it should be.
To work with samples (digital, virtual) is not easy and needs lots of practice, fantasy, movement and passion. One should not forget. To play an instrument is to play an instrument.

I think many artists work only on the surface of music.

I tend to agree, Jana.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 14, 2020, 02:19:28 AM »
Probably not the reaction you were seeking, but here it goes: That looks like fun. I can imagine spending hours playing with that.

Yes Chris, it does look to be fun, but it's the 'instant soundtrack' idea behind it (and other the libraries referred to in the original) that I have a bit of an issue with.
To quote their strap-line:

Quickly create screen-ready, powerful atmospheric scores for any project

What happened to imagination, craft etc ? when everything is made so easy, it actually limits the imagination, in my view - homogenity can ensue.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Regarding Jana's soundtrack post
« on: July 13, 2020, 07:44:41 AM »
Thought I'd add this to Jana's unfortunately now lost post, which started to touch on the ubiquity of orchestral libraries used for soundtracks:

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