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    FWIW....lots of variables could influence those...

    FWIW....lots of variables could influence those numbers. In Feb 2021 many people were still fully isolated, anxious. It's possible that knocked things down further.
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    I don't know if this is proof and I don't have a...

    I don't know if this is proof and I don't have a dog in this race either way, but I WAS curious and found this:

    https://www.billboard.com/artist/steven-wilson/chart-history/tlp/
  3. Thread: Progstock!?

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    Technically one of the festival headliners is...

    Technically one of the festival headliners is already a tribute act, what's one more?
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    Sticky: I own it, I'm not sorry I own it....but it was...

    I own it, I'm not sorry I own it....but it was definitely overpriced. Especially as I've never touched the vinyl, just the CD + DVD (plus the booklet is nice).
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    Sticky: The DVD in the box is the Rockpalast show, yes. ...

    The DVD in the box is the Rockpalast show, yes. I assume from a first generation video source, but can't recall offhand.
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    Sticky: I got Solar Music in the mid 90's when I first...

    I got Solar Music in the mid 90's when I first was discovering prog beyond the "big ones." Can't recall the exact wording but in the Laser's Edge catalog Ken Golden described the album as the...
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    Oh yeah, RIP. Loved what he brought to Goblin.

    Oh yeah, RIP. Loved what he brought to Goblin.
  8. I only listened to Harridan ahead of receiving...

    I only listened to Harridan ahead of receiving the album so the rest of the tunes are new to my ears. Initial impressions: it's fine. It's Porcupine Tree.

    I don't think it reaches the heights...
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    Sticky: Solar Music Live is essential listening for...

    Solar Music Live is essential listening for Grobschnitt fans :horns
  10. My copy of the new album arrived today.

    My copy of the new album arrived today.
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    I am 99% sure that you have Trevor Horn to thank...

    I am 99% sure that you have Trevor Horn to thank for that rather than Tony :lol

    I used to have a fairly dismissive view of Kaye, probably because he wasn't Rick Wakeman. But yeah...definitely...
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    Yeah...for me personally it eliminates a fair bit...

    Yeah...for me personally it eliminates a fair bit of "pre-planning" when I want to play. For example if I wanted a sound that had a low-end growl with cutoff, but also wanted the mod wheel to bring...
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    This video is long but is a pretty good example...

    This video is long but is a pretty good example of using MPE for a means other than a piano interface. If you want to just see how it gets setup, you can jump to around 6:30 or so.

    ...
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    I don't believe these updates are included for...

    I don't believe these updates are included for free...they are new versions of the plugins (for example, the CS-80 V in Collection 9 is officially CS-80 V4 I think). I could be wrong though!

    MPE...
  15. Thread: The Final Cut

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    FWIW I'd probably put WYWH as the definitive PF,...

    FWIW I'd probably put WYWH as the definitive PF, but Animals as my all-time favorite (which think might also be yours as well).
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    Oliver Wakeman is certainly the more technically...

    Oliver Wakeman is certainly the more technically capable player...but there was always something a little "sterile" about his licks while he was in Yes. It wasn't bad but it always felt a bit flat. ...
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    As a full set, the V-Collection is pretty great...

    As a full set, the V-Collection is pretty great value but it IS pricey. I'd wait for the next sale or upgrade deal. And then subsequent upgrades tend to be much more reasonable. I think I just...
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    ^^ Yep...for me the big deal was that a few of...

    ^^ Yep...for me the big deal was that a few of the existing instruments (and most of the new ones) now have added MPE capabilities including the CS-80. Since I've got the MPE enabled controllers,...
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    Yes!! I love stuff like that.

    Yes!! I love stuff like that.
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    That's so fun! I love some of those custom...

    That's so fun! I love some of those custom builds.
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    Oh yeah...I bought the boxes but gifted them to a...

    Oh yeah...I bought the boxes but gifted them to a friend a couple of years ago so I couldn't recall if it was 2 or 3 boxes.

    Anyway, the first box would be the one to start with IF you wish to...
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    I have both of those boxes. Both are good, I...

    I have both of those boxes. Both are good, I don't think a casual fan needs both. I'd probably go with the first one.
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    Oh yeah! I have that too and it is pretty cool

    Oh yeah! I have that too and it is pretty cool
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    I don't love ALL of them, but the first one is...

    I don't love ALL of them, but the first one is excellent.
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    Wow...high five La La Land, Scarface was in my...

    Wow...high five La La Land, Scarface was in my mailbox today :horns
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    Problem with ARW was expectations, in part due to...

    Problem with ARW was expectations, in part due to the band themselves but also fan expectations in general. It was never expected to just be "three guys getting together to play the Yes songs in...
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    That particular listing always made me chuckle,...

    That particular listing always made me chuckle, because it was for pick-up only, no shipping option. And it was technically within driving distance from me...but there was no way I could justify...
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    FWIW I was responding using your comment as a...

    FWIW I was responding using your comment as a launchpad for my soapbox moment...didn't actually mean your comment though.

    I've seen multiple Yes's over the years as well. Some with more classic...
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    For me the CS-80 still represents a bit of a...

    For me the CS-80 still represents a bit of a pinnacle for analog synths. The closest I get now is the Deckard's Dream (which has the engine and the sliders) paired with a Hydrasynth in MPE mode...
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    Sidestepping my butchery of the DiN catalog :lol ...

    Sidestepping my butchery of the DiN catalog :lol

    I'm listening to The Rosen Corporation this morning, mostly for the Blade Runner side. It's really good stuff (I suggest "Replicant" as a good...
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    I love listening to fans confuse "who I like...

    I love listening to fans confuse "who I like more" with "who is somehow objectively superior."

    No I don't. It's actually nails on a chalkboard. It's why I feel increasingly disconnected from the...
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    Would that be Howe/Squire/White of Yes, prior to...

    Would that be Howe/Squire/White of Yes, prior to the switch (i.e. following the same route as Anderson)?

    Also, David Gilmour. Edit: possibly Mark Knopfler?
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    ^^ Ha ha....so I've got the Hydrasynth for...

    ^^ Ha ha....so I've got the Hydrasynth for general wavetable synthesis, and the pretty good/great Waldorf PPG VST which has all the original sounds. So I'm probably AOK on this one...but it does...
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    Yeah, holy crap....that's ridiculous. I'd also...

    Yeah, holy crap....that's ridiculous. I'd also argue he overpaid so his bragging also comes off as a bit stupid. I've seen mint-condition CS-80's going for around $26,000 (which still is insane).
    ...
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    Baby Bot 3K don't need no other name :lol Not...

    Baby Bot 3K don't need no other name :lol

    Not gonna lie, been watching for one of these for a long time. Thrilled to finally score one.



    New to me! They look interesting though.
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    So, kind of a tangent but...I am endlessly...

    So, kind of a tangent but...I am endlessly shocked at peoples' creativity out there. For example, it is shocking that something like this exists:
    ...
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    Wow...it's not every day I get just about every...

    Wow...it's not every day I get just about every fact wrong in a single post :lol Why did I think Boddy was involved with Redshift initially??
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    Ho boy, no short answer to that question :lol ...

    Ho boy, no short answer to that question :lol

    Starting easy: Redshift was initially Mark Shreeve and Ian Boddy. So you can dive into both of their prior works (both leaned more toward...
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    Arturia makes smaller size Keylab controllers...

    Arturia makes smaller size Keylab controllers with synth action rather than weighted action.

    If you want JUST a keyboard and not sliders/knobs/pads, the M-Audio Keystations are good overall value.
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    M I N E :horns

    M I N E :horns
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    EBES....looks like Moog heard you ;) ...

    EBES....looks like Moog heard you ;)

    https://www.engadget.com/moog-mavis-diy-semi-modular-synth-review-160024467.html
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    Sweeeeeet

    Sweeeeeet
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    ^^ Yep, those look like proper Buchla modules!!

    ^^ Yep, those look like proper Buchla modules!!
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    ^^ This. You can record the complete Zoom and...

    ^^ This. You can record the complete Zoom and receive a transcript that is actually pretty darn accurate.
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    All respect...they may not focus on current...

    All respect...they may not focus on current material but Yes constantly puts a few surprise zingers in the mix.
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    I really wish This is Not This Heat had dropped a...

    I really wish This is Not This Heat had dropped a live album or memento from their shows. Their set at Big Ears made my brain explode.
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    Random tangent (but you all started it so it's...

    Random tangent (but you all started it so it's not my fault :lol ).

    There are two "families" of modular synths. Because of where they originated, they are sometimes called East Coast and West...
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    Great little trio :up I need to revisit IV...

    Great little trio :up

    I need to revisit IV again sometime soon...still probably my personal peak from his output.

    I enjoy the first This Heat but something about it always makes me want to...
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    ^^ definitely going to be refreshing the La La...

    ^^ definitely going to be refreshing the La La Land website like a maniac until I see Scarface show up for sale
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    I might...MIGHT spring for The Park is Mine if...

    I might...MIGHT spring for The Park is Mine if they were able to work from better sources. I love the hell out of that soundtrack but it's clearly not from a very good source.
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    Oh and as recently as 2001 or so, Howe WAS...

    Oh and as recently as 2001 or so, Howe WAS playing To Be Over in his solo set.

    That tune is one that I'm surprised they haven't pulled out already. It doesn't feel like it would have the same...
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    For better or worse, Howe's kind of made it clear...

    For better or worse, Howe's kind of made it clear that he wants to be as faithful to the original songs as possible. I personally think that puts them at a disadvantage, but that's their call. It's...
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    Filed comfortably under "things I never, EVER...

    Filed comfortably under "things I never, EVER want to think about in the context of Yes"
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    Yeah...modern prog bands with horrible lyrics...

    Yeah...modern prog bands with horrible lyrics sung in a language other than English...as long as at least the melody is good I am good.
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    IMHO I tend to notice the extremes most: ...

    IMHO

    I tend to notice the extremes most: amazing lyricists drive home the message of the song with a poetic nuance that can haunt me for days/weeks/months/years afterwards. Conversely, terrible...
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    He definitely looked off and out of sorts. "Official" timetable is that he'd stopped drinking by that point but in his own words, he'd gone full alcoholic for some years. Combined with increasing...
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    Fun!

    Fun!
  58. Someone needs to send the section starting at...

    Someone needs to send the section starting at 3:02 to everyone who is, or was once, a member of Yes.
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    No argument from me. I own quite a few from the...

    No argument from me. I own quite a few from the list and there are plenty more from those years that I think are fabulous.

    Fun list you generated! Will probably inspire me to break out a few...
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    I did notice that the drummer was pushed further...

    I did notice that the drummer was pushed further behind the rest of the band, I guess to emphasize who is part of the "core" ensemble.
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