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  1. Thank you Steve,... I enjoyed making this. Now I...

    Thank you Steve,... I enjoyed making this. Now I just need someone to sing it!
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    Okay,.. I have to break the trend. I would love...

    Okay,.. I have to break the trend. I would love to see a classic 70s YES show this way (all of the members, even the living ones.. holograms in their prime, with the original props etc). Especially...
  3. * Renaissance - Touching Once * - New Karaoke / Backing Track (1st half of song)

    I have always loved Renaissance, and have wanted to do something like this for a long time. I was able to grab Terry Sullivan's Kick, Snare and Tom Tom sound samples from a brief solo he performed in...
  4. Thank you hFx That explains something I think I...

    Thank you hFx That explains something I think I have noticed in the past with a couple of projects. I thought it must be software related (have ended up chopping tiny little bits here and there...
  5. Any Drummer w studio setup want to lay down "Touching Once" by Renaissance?

    Hello,...

    I am in the process of re-recording this song, and I would prefer to have live drums. I can do everything else (except for Annie's vocal obviously). I know a lot of drummers these...
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    Hey,.. that's really great !! Wonderful concept...

    Hey,.. that's really great !! Wonderful concept and it looks terrific ! (I like the blue a lot).
  7. Sharing a brief orchestrated composition... utilizes free VST instruments (listed)

    I've had this acoustic guitar composition for a while, and decided to orchestrate it with free VSTs I found. All of them can be found on www.vst4free.com

    Sonatina: Flute (flute, alto flute,...
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    Thanks for the head's up insidious meme... that...

    Thanks for the head's up insidious meme... that was cool. Partridge still seems to have a lot of energy despite his advancing years - hope i get to see the whole thing sometime !
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    Uggggghhhh !!!! I marked this to go back and...

    Uggggghhhh !!!! I marked this to go back and watch it and they took it down! It was just a trailer.... what's the big deal? Anyone know where I can see it ? Thank you :)
  10. Any Ringo All Star Band experts out there to ID specific year? (set list included)...

    Hello PE'rs... I recently bought a piece of gear (a Midi Router) from California. It needed repair... and I repaired it. What intrigued me afterwards were the Patch names recorded within the unit....
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    RIP Mike Connors (Mannix) ...

    Honestly,... was there anything more late 60's cool than the opening to the TV series Mannix? Thanks for the memories Mr Connors (aka: Kreker J. Ohanian).
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    Bought my Bandcamp copy last night... really...

    Bought my Bandcamp copy last night... really enjoying it. In addition to the great compositions, this is the best example of realistic sounding orchestration I've heard. There is depth, ..and a lot...
  13. This I have met quite a few Russians and loved...

    This

    I have met quite a few Russians and loved them all (not to mention being crazy about Prokofiev and Rachmaninov). And not to get too political,... but it seems to me that the pendulum is...
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    Just listened to "Goes to Eleven"... it's been a...

    Just listened to "Goes to Eleven"... it's been a long time since I enjoyed a piece in this way. In places it made me think of Jeff Beck's Diamond Dust off of Blow by Blow (composition and...
  15. Real quick reply before bed.... man I just love...

    Real quick reply before bed.... man I just love that guitar Howe does in Release, Release after the breakdown where it's just drums. Such a country-fried, bold and rude tone in a WAYY rockin' tune....
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    Enjoyed your post ProgArtist... If you look on...

    Enjoyed your post ProgArtist... If you look on youtube there are others that see Nevermore as a transcendent piece of music as well (so I'm not crazy haha)... but it is funny how we find overlaps...
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    I miss everything/everyone really... Bruford...

    I miss everything/everyone really... Bruford more than most. I have to say though... seeing this young band someone posted from Norway is really lifting my spirits (Umpfel). This kid *is* a young...
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    One thing I've never known about the And Then...

    One thing I've never known about the And Then There Were Three cover. Is that the band members on there... or just some Hipgnosis peeps? What are they doing? haha
  19. This was freakin' hilarious! Thanks for this....

    This was freakin' hilarious! Thanks for this. Personally, I don't think even this delivery method would quell the unrest though (I will miss this thread when all has been delivered. It's been fun :)
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    A Song For All Seasons is my favorite Renaissance...

    A Song For All Seasons is my favorite Renaissance album,... and the title track is one of my 3 favorite songs (the other two are Nevermore by UK and Awaken by Yes). I personally always liked the...
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    Don't know much about Mose... except that I...

    Don't know much about Mose... except that I freaked out over the song "Ain't Got Nothin But the Blues" as done by Robben Ford. I am positive his work would be worth looking into. Any recommendations...
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    I wasn't aware of this,... but I think if she...

    I wasn't aware of this,... but I think if she apologizes for those two albums then she sorta oughta apologize for the "Annie Haslam" album that followed. In spite of having some *names* involved...
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    Not at the show in Kent, Ohio. Just the main...

    Not at the show in Kent, Ohio. Just the main attraction
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    I wondered how that worked. That makes complete...

    I wondered how that worked. That makes complete sense, because at one point Dunford released "The Other Woman" under the name of Renaissance... he would have had to own the brand to do that. Camp...
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    No, they didn't play it. I would have really...

    No, they didn't play it. I would have really liked that... you're lucky! :)
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    Are you saying that Jon Camp wants his old job...

    Are you saying that Jon Camp wants his old job back? This is news to me... how do you know this?

    I don't know why I think this,... but I have suspected for some time that Jon Camp and Annie H....
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    I will likely write more... but wanted to get...

    I will likely write more... but wanted to get this posted. The song list that they played (in order):

    Prologue
    Carpet of the Sun
    Grandine il Vento
    Symphony of Light
    Sounds of the Sea...
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    (Going to see Renaissance tonight!) Saw them last night... (Spoilers)

    I've been a big fan for over 30 years... and this will be the first time I've seen them. I'll be missing John Tout and Michael Dunford tonight, though I know the current guys are all pros. I even...
  29. Thanks for these insights guys!,... I think...

    Thanks for these insights guys!,... I think you've more or less sorted it out for me (appreciated). That should be enough info that I can come close enough to reproducing it. And mentioning Steven...
  30. Hey Drummers ...can you tell me what kind of snare set up likely got this sound?

    Seeking analysis of the snare sound on this Gerry Rafferty karaoke version. I want to use a sound like this in a song of mine and I was wondering what we've got here. I think I hear wood. Not tuned...
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    Answering from a different direction.......

    Answering from a different direction.... psychology. I don't feel I have the emotional reserves that I used to have (53 now). It seems unnatural to me now that I gave so much of my emotion to music...
  32. Going to see Renaissance Nov 11th in Kent, OH. Anyone know the songlist ?

    I have been a hard core Renaissance fan since 1981. After all of these years I'll be going to see A. Haslam sing live for the first time,.. at the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio not far from my home. My...
  33. Blows me away,... so crazy good !

    Blows me away,... so crazy good !
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    I'm the odd CTS fan I guess,... because I liked...

    I'm the odd CTS fan I guess,... because I liked Safety in Numbers best and the vocals on it best also (I think the drummer sang that album). I like his voice better than Polumbo's (but then again I...
  35. As it relates to controversies and taking sides...

    As it relates to controversies and taking sides where Yes is concerned... the fact that Rick Wakeman is consistently in Jon's camp gives Jon's side of things credibility in my eyes. I would trust...
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    I am completely late to this party (er, bloodbath...

    I am completely late to this party (er, bloodbath judging from the comments). I have been listening to this release for the 1st time today and I am really liking it. Sheesh,... what's not to like...
  37. Phil's reply to all of the naysayers (via Joni...

    Phil's reply to all of the naysayers (via Joni Mitchell)...

    The Boho Dance
    Joni Mitchell

    Down in the cellar in the Boho zone
    I went looking for some sweet inspiration, oh well
    Just another...
  38. Ps: I haven't even told any of my road stories...

    Ps: I haven't even told any of my road stories yet, but I'll menton this one. The lesbian that fronted the 80's band I was in had a significant advantage over me as to what material the band played,...
  39. Earlier I mentioned misandry saying it was...

    Earlier I mentioned misandry saying it was another subject entirely... but with the above comment you make it relevant. If someone made the female version of the quoted comment... you'd be crying...
  40. So's misandry... but that's another subject...

    So's misandry... but that's another subject entirely
  41. I have enjoyed Enid's stories and would like to...

    I have enjoyed Enid's stories and would like to get around to contributing my own at some point...

    For now I would just make an observation. I once saw a quote from Frank Zappa that said something...
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    I'm late to the party on this thread,... but my...

    I'm late to the party on this thread,... but my answer: No, it benefits from it !
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    Shrug,... can't really support this line of...

    Shrug,... can't really support this line of thinking. Taking all of the reverb off of the production would have made it punchier also,... but all of these oddball production values were key for...
  44. Hey everybody,... thanks for responding. I...

    Hey everybody,... thanks for responding. I recorded a sample of Chris's bass from that song and I wanted to label it correctly. Appreciated.

    An envelope filter makes for a kind of "wah" sound...
  45. Can someone look at the Tormato LP liner notes for me ?

    I seem to recall that Chris Squire lists all of the different basses he plays on the various songs on Tormato in the liner notes. Can someone please tell me which bass he used on "Release, Release" ?...
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    Great album for sure,... definitely a game...

    Great album for sure,... definitely a game changer. It has always fascinated me that (imo) "Got to Get You Into My Life" was such an accurate preview of what Paul would be doing ten years later. This...
  47. Yes,... I went back and checked. That's the right...

    Yes,... I went back and checked. That's the right place. Upon closer listening I'm thinking it's probably a person,... it'd be interesting to know who did it.
  48. The human sounding "wail" in The Gates of Delerium (?)

    I was thinking about this, and thought "hey,.. I guess I'll post and see if anyone knows". Back in the day a musician buddy and I speculated whether this was an actual voice,... or some synth...
  49. This song might be my favorite piano performance...

    This song might be my favorite piano performance by John Tout. The vocal really doesn't bother me anyway.... but if you can tune it out you will hear an amazing piece of music going on there. Song...
  50. S. Hackett's - Spectral Mornings... ..oh wait,...

    S. Hackett's - Spectral Mornings... ..oh wait, hold on a minute! :)
  51. No one has loved E. Jobson over the years more...

    No one has loved E. Jobson over the years more than I, but honestly the title of this thread could very easily be a hilarious joke (come to think of it, April 1st is very near). That being said,......
  52. I hold him in very high esteem. It was definitely...

    I hold him in very high esteem. It was definitely a blow to me when he passed away. I think there are two reasons for this. First,... he wasn't a synth pioneer and most of the synth playing he did...
  53. As profound as it is for me to see the end of...

    As profound as it is for me to see the end of people like Chris Squire (and that's a big one), George Martin, Bowie, Maurice White and now Keith Emerson,... none has been more personal for me than...
  54. Poll: Which Renaissance song (or songs) you'd be most interested in hearing covered?

    I have wanted to do this for decades and I think I have finally found a vocalist that can help me make this happen. My love of Renaissance runs deep,.. they are/were a very special band for me. For...
  55. My question is... why the heck is McCartney...

    My question is... why the heck is McCartney trying to get into a party like this? Man,.. John and George wouldn't have done anything remotely like this (running around trying to be relevant). Why not...
  56. Recent physics discoveries bring into question whether "true analog" actually exists

    Hmm,.. maybe the analog/digital debate is moot. Perhaps it's just a question of whether your sample rate speed is on the quantum scale. It appears the nature of time itself is more like digital than...
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    I Thought of Eve Today I read the man's obit...

    I Thought of Eve Today

    I read the man's obit
    And the final shot from Iman
    "The struggle is real, but so is God"

    My speakers still go on singing...
    "Ashes to ashes"
    Familial growth,.. we...
  58. Prog Inspired Plexi-glass Touch LED Bass Pedals I Created (shameless plug :)...

    Hi PEers!

    I have always loved the whole Bass Pedals concept,.. beginning with Chris Squire (and of course Rush took that to the Nth degree). I once made a custom set of Pedals for the bass...
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    Watched this last night... thanks for the link ! ...

    Watched this last night... thanks for the link ! Lol Creme has a more gregarious personality than I expected. He and Goldman seem to be the extroverts of the band. 10cc was a revolution to me in Jr...
  60. In my signature there is just such an album...

    In my signature there is just such an album (obscure, 70s symphonic prog) for free download :) (warning - shameless self-promo alert!)
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