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One of my posts popped up at random - from 2012 about recording - mac vs pc - the controlled feedback aux to input trick - etc.

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Frore commented on John K-N's blog post kinetoscope five :: 004 :: mac or pc + recording audio
"I use a Mac, because I'm just not smart enough to use a PC. :) I just find it easier for me. My DAW is Ableton and I sequence, uh...... a lot. "
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"Yes, Steve exercises an attention to detail that is rare in radio, to be sure. Already found both of the sites you mentioned and will be watching and listening to much more. I'm impressed. Plus, your sense of humor forever reminds me of that of…"
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"Thanks Hollan! Actually, Steve on HoS pronounced it correctly - they were cool enough to touch bases with me to make sure they had it right, which I thought was awesome of them. :-) If you're interesting, I have some more recent live…"
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"Har, this is really compelling work. Heard you on HOS not too long ago. Steve pronounced your name like HAT, except with an R replacing the T. Sounds Icelandic or Norwegian. Anyway, brilliant work. Love it. hhh"
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new release: Scott Lawlor, Eugene-kha and Mister Vapor- Three Moons

Hello.I have a new release on the Treetrunk label, a threeway collaboration with Mister Vapor and Eugene-Kha which is available for download.It was an honor working with these two great prolific artists in the creation of what I hope will be an…See More
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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post kinetoscope five :: 004 :: mac or pc + recording audio
"Here's my current desktop set-up, it's a Win7 PC, but the shot has been altered to 'Mac invert colours'  - best of both worlds ! "
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Har commented on John K-N's blog post kinetoscope five :: 004 :: mac or pc + recording audio
"Oh! Forgot to mention what I'm actually using...sorry! :) For music, I also tend to use my computer more for actual audio recording versus sequencing, though I technically do that as well for things like drums and percussion parts. My DAW is…"
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Har commented on John K-N's blog post kinetoscope five :: 004 :: mac or pc + recording audio
"No interest in flamewars here either. LOL So I'll just cut to the chase: using a PC running Win7 64-bit and like Steve with his Mac, I also use it for everything all in one box: music production, video editing and VFX work, programming,…"
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Listen to Galactic Travels

Posted by Bill Fox on September 18, 2014 at 11:51am 0 Comments

GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY
http://galactictravels.info
Please SHARE so that more people can listen to and support the artists.

Tonight at 11 pm EDT/GMT-4 on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus on Dreamwind.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Warp Date."  The Special Focus page is at http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/focus.html#sep

Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, and on the internet at http://wdiy.org.

Become a WDIY member now! http://ow.ly/pJhCf

New EP from Twyndyllyngs

Posted by Bill Fox on September 17, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Announcing the new release from Twyndyllyngs, "Horgon Fantasy." It's an EP that is only available as a digital download from Bandcamp. Buy the album for less than the price of the individual tracks and get a bonus track to boot!  The two main tracks come from our September 6th appearance at the electro-music 2014 festival.  The bonus track was donated to the 2014 electro-music sampler and is an excerpt of a Chez Mosc broadcast that was dedicated to the memory of Kevin Haller.
https://twyndyllyngs.bandcamp.com/album/horgon-fantasy

new release: Scott Lawlor, Eugene-kha and Mister Vapor- Three Moons

Posted by Scott Lawlor on September 17, 2014 at 10:16pm 0 Comments

Hello.

I have a new release on the Treetrunk label, a threeway collaboration with Mister Vapor and Eugene-Kha which is available for download.

It was an honor working with these two great prolific artists in the creation of what I hope will be an imaginative journey for you through some of the most mystical and pariless portions of our solar system.

Here are the notes on the album.

Mister Vapor posted a nice, plum drone in late summer of 2014 called "Jupiter". Scott Lawlor picked that sound up and created 3 pieces, each based on a moon of Jupiter. Scott and Vapor asked Eugene-kha to add some elements to the compositions, and Mister Vapor joined in to add a final layer or three, artwork and mastering.

This release is a collaboration in the truest sense-- it exemplifies the kind of cooperation made possible by internet communication.

Imagine yourself taking a trip around the Solar System's largest planet, surveying the topography of each of three of its amazing moons.

https://archive.org/details/Three_Moons

Thanks for listening.

new release: Scott Lawlor, Eugene-kha and Mister Vapor- Three Moons

Hello.

I have a new release on the Treetrunk label, a threeway collaboration with Mister Vapor and Eugene-Kha which is available for download.

It was an honor working with these two great prolific artists in the creation of what I hope will be an imaginative journey for you through some of the most mystical and pariless portions of our solar system.

Here are the notes on the album.

Mister Vapor posted a nice, plum drone in late summer of 2014 called "Jupiter". Scott Lawlor picked that sound up and created 3 pieces, each based on a moon of Jupiter. Scott and Vapor asked Eugene-kha to add some elements to the compositions, and Mister Vapor joined in to add a final layer or three, artwork and mastering.

This release is a…

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Exploring the Universe of Analogue Sounds: Zanov - Bert / Sonic Immersion

Posted by John K-N on September 17, 2014 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Bert posted this over on Hypnos and I thought I'd share it here...  first few paragraphs below - but it's a long one!  Rest is at his site - John K-N

"Hello all,



The last half year I've been busy writing an informative feature on legendary '70's French synthesist Zanov;  

the latter has surfaced recently after 30 years of absence,  presenting his new self-released, factory-pressed cd "Virtual Future".



To read the Zanov feature, feel free to visit 

www.sonicimmersion.org/feature.php?letter=Z&feature=91244 



Enjoy! - Bert / Sonic Immersion"







Zanov is the nom-de plume of French musician and computer engineer Pierre Salkazanov, who for many remained in vague, if not mysterious realms for a long time. Born in Paris in 1947, Pierre started playing the piano at the age of 6, but was taught to do so in a very old-school fashion. It had nothing to do with the magic of the instrument or the emotional impact of the sound of the notes, but just reproducing what was written on the score-sheets. During this strict regime, Pierre endured many hits of a ruler on his fingers for each mistake he made, but also got the chance occasionally to enjoy the taste of a piece of chocolate when a session was concluded not too bad. Nevertheless, it ended up Mr Salkazanov hating to play the piano for a very long time. 



When he was about 17 years old, Pierre bought his first e-guitar, which symbolized a true sense of freedom. Not long after…

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pausebox 0476 - writer's block

Posted by John K-N on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Writing about writer's block is better than not writing at all.

Charles Bukowski

source: http://musicthoughts.com/t/3256

Echo Us Memoirs Published, As A Priori Memoriae Hit's Stores

Posted by Absolute Probability Recordings on September 16, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Echo Us releases II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé, New Videoclip, And 2001 Memoirs.

(9-17-2014- Portland, Ore.)



A recent series of articles runs through Ethan Matthew's distant past until the forming of Echo Us, his eventual hospitalization in Nov 2001, and the transition that bolted his music in a new direction:

Echo Us Memoirs on 2001



"I had lost complete contact with everyone. I was letting myself out of the house through the front window- I spent 2 weeks in the inpatient mental ward, which is essentially a glorified prison. They ran every test and practice they could, from speaking and personality tests all the way to Rorschach diagrams. I was close to having ECT done, but they couldn't find a big enough excuse, and thus just stuck me on anti-psychotic medication while I still was coming down off a massive binge of psychedelics"



"Echo Us was born under peculiar circumstances, and it's time to let the cat out of the bag after almost 15 years of silence", say's Ethan

Earlier in 2014 Echo Us signed a worldwide deal with Germany's Dust On The Tracks Records for the release of its forth full-length album, II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé. The album is now available on digipak through SPV, and worldwide partners. A Priori Memoriae is the last in a trilogy series started with 2009's The Tide Decides, and as such, represents the close of a journey through some of the strangest and most beautiful music produced by the former Greyhaven guitarist and composer.

II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé continues the Echo Us tradition of combining disparate musical elements seldom seen, from rapid-fire instrumental bravado and developments set apart by choral arrangements, concert harp and woodwinds. Dust On The Tracks writes about the release:

"It is somehow a return to the concept albums that dominated the progressive rock of the 1970s- the album is one the…

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RAIN-BIENT! Nightscaping Radio on Stillstream.com - 9/17/2014

Posted by Har on September 16, 2014 at 7:29pm 0 Comments

On tomorrow night's show (9/17): RAIN-BIENT! Time to get wet - we're focusing on tracks about rain, featuring music by Thom Brennan, Abstract Audio Systems, Altus, Jeff Duke, Altocumulus, Jeff Pearce, Medicine Man, Cluster Balm and Escape Philosophy. Starts at 7:30PM Eastern.

Listen: http://www.stillstream.com

Watch/Listen in HD: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6407406/nsr-sept17

LINKAGE:

Stillstream - 24/7 Free Ambient Radio http://stillstream.com/

Get Music by Jeff Duke http://jeffduke.bandcamp.com/

Get Music by Jeff Pearce http://www.jeffpearcemusic.com/

Get Music by Escape Philosophy https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/340173/escape-philosophy

Get Music by Cluster Balm https://myspace.com/clusterbalm

Get Music by Thom Brennan http://thombrennan.net/

Get Music by Altus http://altusmusic.ca/

Altocumulus' Website http://www.pyracantha.com/

Get Music by Medicine Man http://relaxedmachinery.com/earthmantra/artist-detail.php?id=11

Get…

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[CFM-EX3] Beneath The World - The Day After

Posted by James Shain on September 16, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments


Put out a new release on my label's EX series today. A fantastic release of Chillout Electronic music to wind the day down with. Including swirling synths, pads, rhodes, laid back basslines and jungle loops slowed down to create a unique sound that is Beneath The World. At this time we only have a single to share of his music, but boy is it good stuff.

Link:

http://cfmlabel.com/releases/cfm-ex3

New Eventide Ultrareverb on sale for 60% off through 10/17 (and no, I don't work for Eventide LOL)

Posted by Har on September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

For those who might be interested: Eventide's Ultrareverb plugin is now available in a single native format plugin and is currently on sale for $79 (60% off) through October 17th.

Info: http://promotions.eventide.com/ultrareverb.jsp

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David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti record 'Warszawa'

Posted by Igneous Flame on September 16, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti record 'Warszawa'

Pinched from the hypnos forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FODvjYoVEi8

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