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Everything and Nothing / Re: Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: July 10, 2020, 06:08:25 AM »
Cheers David,
Will have a think, it could be more trouble than it's worth and may be irreversible if I try it.

Everything and Nothing / Youtube Official artist channel ?
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:23:10 PM »
Does anyone have any experience of such a thing ?

I ask as my 'topic' channel that everyone gets via CD Baby is currently wrongly attributed and they recommended getting one of these OAC (Official Artist Channels) things.

I'm not sure if it's worth it or it might cause other issues. For example, they say you need a wikipedia page (which seem to be very difficult to set up) for you to merge stuff together etc.

Anyway, it's a bit of a long shot, but I thought I'd ask here - as we are back online  -:)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Hypnos Forum update
« on: July 07, 2020, 06:47:15 AM »
Thanks very much Mike and Lena !

Bit of a shame that the recent stuff has gone, but it could have been a lot worse.

Thanks again,

A great company / chap.
Their other freebie 'Space Modulator' was great as well.
To think we get such a high quality verb / delay thing for nothing is astounding. Remembering back to the days of the expense of rather inferior / less flexible ART units and the like :)

Picked up one of the BC codes.
Nicely done, this release. Quite a a mature production.  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:19:40 AM »
Is it really a single looped loop ? It kind of works in a hypnotic way (I think) :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:03:59 AM »
Yes APK, great stuff those folksters ! I would love to hear the Lyke Wake Dirge up on the windy moors (which isn't too far away from Flame Acres) when the world (hopefully !) returns to some sense of normality  :)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:39:02 AM »

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Roland Jupiter-X
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:22:30 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss Jana,

These creatures can become great companions. I was devastated when my dog passed away a few years ago.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Velocity, volume and noise
« on: March 02, 2020, 08:06:21 AM »
Thanks for your response too Jana.

Unfortunately. it looks like this forum's days of discussions (beyond new releases and the like) are pretty much gone. Sad to see.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Velocity, volume and noise
« on: February 27, 2020, 02:50:48 AM »
Keeping my response to ambient (primarily), another factor is dynamics (or the lack of) in the compositional process itself.

If there is little in the way of dynamic variety in a track in the first place and a large amount of maximising is applied, then yes, the infamous maxed out waveforms will be produced. If there are dynamics in a track, then even heavy maximising wont bring everything up to 'the max' - unless an insane amount of maximising is applied, you will just have much louder' loud' parts.

Regarding velocity and dynamics in playing an instrument, I'm a guitar player and something that I've noticed is that a lot of guitarists never use their volume controls - let alone the tone pots to vary their tone. I know this can be done with actual playing technique, but when people are using hi-gain amp / simulator sounds this doesn't work as well, so it's 'full-on' all the time.

Freebie is gone now, anyway.


I remember him posting here many years ago.

Sad news, indeed.

Interesting responses, thanks.

I was curious about this, but thinking it over (from an artist's point of view) I personally wouldn't be comfortable with such a model - the obligation to create new work other than for the very reason of wanting to create it, wouldn't sit well with me.

No disrespect to anyone who is doing it though, I just don't have the interest in really pushing the promo / marketing side of things.

Yes, good points.

From an artistic perspective, I wonder how this need to create new work would be a natural part of what the artist does anyway, or would be be more of an 'undertaking' that they have committed themselves to ?

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Bandcamp subscriptions - thoughts ?
« on: January 07, 2020, 04:20:00 AM »
Curious to ask people's thoughts on Bandcamp subscriptions.

Noticed that Steve Roach has a pretty active subscription thing going.
I'm not sure how this works regarding streaming / how is it different to Spotify etc ? One thought that did cross my mind is would the artist feel compelled to constantly release new material so the subscribers feel they are getting their 'value' from it ?

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Favourite plugins ?
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:15:41 PM »
There are always new things to tempt us with,but (conversely) I still use some things that are considered to be very old in this age of change regarding music making. I used to frequent a forum for iOS music making and the members there were always looking for the 'new shiny thing'.

'Old technology'  - not always such a bad thing ? valve amps / non-linear compression / distortion etc.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Favourite plugins ?
« on: January 02, 2020, 01:03:54 PM »
I tried to limit my plugin buying this year, but succumbed to these few:

For editing my (ahem,) sometimes less than perfect guitar playing...

I use sidechaining quite a lot (which I think is unusual in droney ambient) this is even more useful than regular side-chaining.

Izotope Music Production suite (older 2.1 version) still full of lots of really useful stuff - especially for mastering.

Anyone else with their recent faves / purchases ?

Only caveat is that it uses a fair bit of CPU, otherwise a really good'un - especially for free.

Many Thanks !

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