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    WOW, what a fascinating piece, Sean! Overall, I...

    WOW, what a fascinating piece, Sean! Overall, I feel you fully achieved your aims (if I may be so bold to as to think that I know what you wanted to do). There were a few content and editing moments...
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    I always like your approach, Rarebird. I have...

    I always like your approach, Rarebird. I have three 81Z’s!!! They sound great in general, especially in a mix.

    @BobM. You are correct. Hardware does need maintenance from time to time.
    ...
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    Well, I have a Casio CZ-1000 all ready to get...

    Well, I have a Casio CZ-1000 all ready to get pushed out the door….it is in its original box. And then there is the Korg EX-800 module, but it has that known quirk where it is in a different key! You...
  4. Bruce! One of the consistencies of this site is...

    Bruce!
    One of the consistencies of this site is your informed, ever-helpful, and kind posts!
    This info is very much appreciated. Thank you!!
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    I hear you. In these times, most every person...

    I hear you.
    In these times, most every person selling a used synth seems to think it is their ticket to huge profit. So I too feel what you are describing. But I started collecting synths back in...
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    It seems like most of us agree: some GREAT stuff...

    It seems like most of us agree: some GREAT stuff and some meh stuff.

    Since “Best of “ lists are so popular around here, have we listed the stand-out tracks for this album? I’d have to sit down and...
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    I wish I was that way! But a “massive stack of...

    I wish I was that way!
    But a “massive stack of gadgets” is exactly what I have!!!! :)
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    Agreed. Here is his quote: "I had a heart...

    Agreed.

    Here is his quote:

    "I had a heart attack, a broken leg, three back operations, infected in there. I had four eye operations," Wenner said. "It was more than enough."

    And the link to...
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    …he actually went through about 3 very, very...

    …he actually went through about 3 very, very serious health scares in the last two years.
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    I like this, James! What a cool idea. The...

    I like this, James! What a cool idea.
    The ambient sounds are kinda nice…and the beach video elements are lovely. Best of all is the improv itself. You have a talent for this!!!

    Well done!!
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    He can read? AND write?

    He can read?




    AND write?
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    This was my first Progressive Rock show as well....

    This was my first Progressive Rock show as well.
    What a way to start!
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    Nah, not me. But when it comes to Music...

    Nah, not me.

    But when it comes to Music Videos, I would agree. I despise them; I never, ever watch them, especially for my favorite artists.
  14. …yes, it was personal for Rob; Rob & Steve Reed’s...

    …yes, it was personal for Rob; Rob & Steve Reed’s mam died of Parkinson’s Disease. They raised a decent amount of money for the Foundation via the project.
  15. https://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/04/27/steve-...

    https://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/04/27/steve-hackett-rob-reed-spectral-mornings-2015/

    Yes, Robert Reed and friends (just not the full Magenta team).
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    1976 was The Beacon Theater. I had met a...

    1976 was The Beacon Theater. I had met a big-talking guy at a birthday party for an old grammar school friend; he bragged about being able to get tickets. I told him I liked Genesis. He surprised me...
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    Having seen the Trick tour in NYC, I can assure...

    Having seen the Trick tour in NYC, I can assure you that it was an amazing show. The next two tours were wonderful as well, they got bigger and bigger, but the scale of the Trick tour, and the...
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    The Hudson River Valley? Great area for history!...

    The Hudson River Valley? Great area for history! I love the area but have not lived there for many years.
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    But you have released at least one, after all, I...

    But you have released at least one, after all, I bought it!!

    Did you do others in the past?
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    Please do share those results!

    Please do share those results!
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    Congratulations, Proud Papa! The brief video...

    Congratulations, Proud Papa!

    The brief video was delightfully bizarre!! I look forward to what you develop with your latest tool, um, child.
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    Wow. Such a terrible chapter in humanity. The...

    Wow. Such a terrible chapter in humanity.

    The article is quite interesting on many levels. Geddy found photos of other rellies too.
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    Geddy Lee’s Mom in the news

    Wow, some new technology has helped some relatives see their loved ones in Concentration Camp photos…Geddy Lee’s mom and a few of her relatives were identified.
    ...
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    My main two speakers (L,R) are 683 towers. Four...

    My main two speakers (L,R) are 683 towers. Four 606s provide the side channels, the center channel is a HTM6, and four M-1 provide the overhead ATMOS signals. My sub is a SVS SB-3000 (it is amazing)....
  25. Thank you. This site really is quite special....

    Thank you.

    This site really is quite special. The majority of the threads are positive. There is so much information available.

    Like most of you, I have some rather defined tastes, and I...
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    Focal? Excellent! The ones I have heard have been...

    Focal? Excellent! The ones I have heard have been great. But as a B+W owner (10 speakers) I don’t want your Focals to be TOO good, LOL!

    Enjoy the ear candy!
  27. No, if there was much less less arguing about our...

    No, if there was much less less arguing about our “outrage” over a musician exercising their freedom, there would far more room for what message boards and fora are best for: discovering new music,...
  28. It was meant to be the most oversimplification I...

    It was meant to be the most oversimplification I could possible craft so that I could imply this:

    Come on guys, GET OVER IT! It is just a BAND. They wrote the music, they set their own directions....
  29. I think it is simpler. They grew up...

    I think it is simpler.





    They grew up liking pop music. They wanted to be hit composers on the pop scene. It didn’t initially work, so they got a day job playing Arty Music. Then when given...
  30. Thread: Kit Watkins

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    Good points. His compositional skills are off the...

    Good points. His compositional skills are off the chart. He has a voice (on ‘boards) that is unique. Simply put, Kit is perhaps the most original keyboardist to come along. And yes, hs mastery of the...
  31. Thread: Kit Watkins

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    What a great first post! And what a great tune!...

    What a great first post! And what a great tune! Kit’s work from that period is wonderful. The piece as presented by you is excellent. From your description I agree that you respected Kit’s original...
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    Sorry! It took me a week to get to these. I liked...

    Sorry! It took me a week to get to these. I liked both but really liked the second one! Just the perfect amount of movement and stillness. Lovely timbres.

    You have a real talent for this, James
  33. I’d like to read Greg’s book. I recently re-read...

    I’d like to read Greg’s book. I recently re-read Keith’s book; the first time through I felt it was a bit juvenile but a good read. After his death, the re-read made me see the book in a less...
  34. Not that I know of. I believe it is all Keith.

    Not that I know of. I believe it is all Keith.
  35. It was better than you remember actually. In...

    It was better than you remember actually. In 2004, as well as all the rock channels (and all the other genres) XM had:

    >A Progressive Rock channel (Music Lab IIRC)
    >A Fusion Channel
    >A Jam Band...
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    Thank you for the great post, and the photos!

    Thank you for the great post, and the photos!
  37. I finally got to listening to your cover of...

    I finally got to listening to your cover of “That, That Is.”

    Excellent! I am so impressed.
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    I have often wondered if it changed over the...

    I have often wondered if it changed over the years, so I am curious about what was different. What elements were not as strict?
  39. Just a bit of a bump here, and to say I listened...

    Just a bit of a bump here, and to say I listened to the “America Intro/Outro.” SOOOOO GOOOD!

    You guys are inspiring me!!!!!
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    Indeed! All while he plays keys, triggers various...

    Indeed! All while he plays keys, triggers various sounds, and sings vocals!
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    You are spot on. The aggressiveness of the attack...

    You are spot on. The aggressiveness of the attack is everything for his sound and approach.
  42. What a delight! I loved the chance to see...

    What a delight! I loved the chance to see Copeland! The mix is heavy on the drums too!

    Thank you!!!
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    [QUOTE=Sturgeon's Lawyer;1127175] He does, in...

    He does, in a few instances. However, he absolutely does use a real ARP Pro-Soloist, because nothing sounds like one. (Well, one could spend a bunch of time programming a 2600 to get the sounds, but...
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    Absolutely! But TMB always does things exactly...

    Absolutely! But TMB always does things exactly the way Pete and the Boys did things.

    The interesting version of that question is, did Pete have access to something decent and small back in 1974/5?
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    I too was knocked over by Phil’s parts on the...

    I too was knocked over by Phil’s parts on the original recording. And of course, his backing vocals. In TMB “Lamb” show it is fully on display. My favorite is the driving, ever-changing second part...
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    What a great compilation/comparison! Thank you!!!

    What a great compilation/comparison! Thank you!!!
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    I had wondered about a factory reset, so thank...

    I had wondered about a factory reset, so thank you for mentioning that!
    (I grew up in Bethesda by the way)
  48. HOLY MOLE! I have only watched LVS so far but was...

    HOLY MOLE! I have only watched LVS so far but was amazed! So well done!! You guys take this seriously; I love that!

    Steven: Your part in this was wonderful! May I ask what you use hardware wise to...
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    Wow, that Behringer would sure be cat’s meow! I...

    Wow, that Behringer would sure be cat’s meow! I hope it comes to market!!!

    Thanks, John!
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    I apologize for wandering off topic but I have an...

    I apologize for wandering off topic but I have an issue and I know we have some great minds here…

    If you recall, i have a buddy with a JX-8p. Lately he seemed to be interested in using it again,...
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    It is so nice to see my old pal get some very...

    It is so nice to see my old pal get some very deserved recognition. Rick was my first college roommate. He introduced me to so much music!..I strongly suggest any or all of his blogs…he has turned...
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    So very sad! What a man, what a career.

    So very sad! What a man, what a career.
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    Holy Mole, John! What a great review! Epic is...

    Holy Mole, John!

    What a great review! Epic is an overused word but it applies to both this package and to your review. You spent tremendous time on this! So well written. I find this time period...
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    It sure looks like it can go into “Overflow...

    It sure looks like it can go into “Overflow mode.” This is from the Explorer manual:

    Two Hydrasynth models can act like a single unit using Overflow mode. We’ll assume you’re using two 8-voice...
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    Paging @Battema Hey John, I have been...

    Paging @Battema

    Hey John, I have been interested in upping my voice count on the Hydrasynth. I have the original keyboard version and know that the Desktop can be mated (slaved) to the keyboard.
    ...
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    Fripp! No one is like Fripp. What a joy he is.

    Fripp!

    No one is like Fripp. What a joy he is.
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    So sad. What an amazing life he led! What...

    So sad. What an amazing life he led!

    What wonderful music he left us.

    Rest easy, Mr. White.
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    Hey, you know guys, if we just dredge up one or...

    Hey, you know guys, if we just dredge up one or two more totally hackneyed, kicked-to-death scenarios, slights, or situations from the Yes Universe that generally result in page after page of...
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    It would make sense for Roger to be the likely...

    It would make sense for Roger to be the likely source, either played in the traditional way (pedals) or via some sequenced lines (the keyboardist is generally the best for controlling those things).
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    Great reply! Thank you! I too saw Hackett one...

    Great reply! Thank you!

    I too saw Hackett one week before i saw TMB, and I also was watching like a hawk for bass pedals. I noticed just what you noticed. But i didn’t spot Blundell doing anything...
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