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  1. Let me add my voice to the chorus: Very well...

    Let me add my voice to the chorus:

    Very well done, Cygnus! I am very impressed, especially because this world is so new to you.



    Keep it up!!! Keep posting, please!!
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    Thank you! This is helpful; I would love for this...

    Thank you! This is helpful; I would love for this package to make us happy, but it sounds like relatively too little improvement in the stereo mix, and a disappointing 5.1. But I am not...
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    Well, yes...he is the most important drummer in...

    Well, yes...he is the most important drummer in my estimate.
  4. This looks fascinating! THANK YOU! I think...

    This looks fascinating!
    THANK YOU!

    I think most of us understood it was very, very difficult to play. But I was never quite sure just how difficult. Was it really as hard as Fripp said??

    The...
  5. I mostly agree. But...its...ANTHONY PHILLIPS! ...

    I mostly agree. But...its...ANTHONY PHILLIPS!

    LOL.

    I never try too hard or for too long to convince people when they feel that way, because I do see what they mean. But in all seriousness, it...
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    Yes. Absolutely. An involved editor could have...

    Yes. Absolutely.
    An involved editor could have improved the final result without taking away any of the positive elements or removing any of the “Steve-ness” of the book.
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    In this world that seems to encourage ghost...

    In this world that seems to encourage ghost writing, Mr. Howe’s 100% solo effort was refreshing to me. The “dryness” and “strangeness” is due to his direct, straightforward style. It perfectly...
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    Thanks, John! I am always interested in new...

    Thanks, John!

    I am always interested in new Moog gear, but OMG, the audio (that tapping sound!!!) and visual style (fast edits, multi-screen, stop-action) of this promo video makes me want to...
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    Well, some players like Wakey and Rudress have...

    Well, some players like Wakey and Rudress have more classical chops but Tony is quite skilled in that realm. I think his combo of skills are why he has created some great music. And he doesn’t fall...
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    I recently re-read “Chapter and Verse” so Mr....

    I recently re-read “Chapter and Verse” so Mr. Banks’ unique approach has been on my mind. So many great melodies and chord progressions. I love his three classical records and his solo work in...
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    No on has mentioned “Music of the Spheres.” It...

    No on has mentioned “Music of the Spheres.”

    It tends to escape notice but I find it is wonderful...nice integration of orchestra and classic Oldfield vocals.
  12. A fine post!! I often find it interesting how...

    A fine post!!

    I often find it interesting how variable we humans are; at times, we delight in making lists that rank things or people, and at others, we abhor the concept.

    I agree that these...
  13. Well, in my opinion, they mostly got the top 5...

    Well, in my opinion, they mostly got the top 5 right. Bill deserves to be number one, at least in the long-range view of history.

    But in many ways, any list of drummers without Gavin Harrison as...
  14. Indeed! THANK YOU, Bruno!

    Indeed! THANK YOU, Bruno!
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    Oh my! If i wasn’t sold before, I sure am now....

    Oh my! If i wasn’t sold before, I sure am now. What amazing control!. That Vangelis-like tone towards the end was stunning with regards to sound and control.

    (And yeah, I can understand that if...
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    I sure prefer hardware. I enjoyed the article...

    I sure prefer hardware.

    I enjoyed the article mentioned a few posts above. So as far as the Minimoog sound, am I correct in assuming that the Roland SE is preferred over the Beringer?
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    Thanks, John! I finally googled enough...The...

    Thanks, John!

    I finally googled enough...The “Key Dog” is the one that caught my attention when it was mentioned:

    https://kvgear.com/products/key-dog-1ea88ab8-53d5-4349-81eb-cb3c45220505
    ...
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    Help! Wasn’t it on this thread that we...

    Help!

    Wasn’t it on this thread that we discussed the options for keyboard weights (weights that keep a key depressed so that one can tune and fiddle with the sound)? I tried searching but cannot...
  19. You are right about that; I was intrigued with...

    You are right about that; I was intrigued with the somewhat vague “juice” he sorta discussed so I checked in with Rick Kennell to get the full story. LOL.

    Nothing horrible...just the usual issues...
  20. Yup, the Boys wanted him more than anyone else....

    Yup, the Boys wanted him more than anyone else. They insisted.
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    Very enjoyable! She illustrates the joy of...

    Very enjoyable! She illustrates the joy of drumming.

    But we need to pool our resources and buy her at least one new REMO head! That second Tom Tom’s head has craters in it!

    On topic: I would...
  22. Yes; an excellent book. Highly recommended.

    Yes; an excellent book.

    Highly recommended.
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    I have had an itch for a very deep snare drum for...

    I have had an itch for a very deep snare drum for a long time.

    I stumbled across an older Yamaha marching snare drum (birch) that was converted. It has “normal heads” (not the high tension heads...
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    Don’t forget about the Mike Oldfield albums he...

    Don’t forget about the Mike Oldfield albums he didn’t make: Robert Reed’s “Sanctuary” CDs. LOL. He clearly channels Mike, and I think they are excellent.

    Some Oldfield fans love them and others...
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    Dang! That is amazingly good!

    Dang!
    That is amazingly good!
  26. That is a bummer the original multi-track tapes...

    That is a bummer the original multi-track tapes cannot be found. If any album would sound great in 5.1 it is “Olias...” Has anyone else experienced these “up-mixed 5.1” surround mixes by other bands?...
  27. Thread: Headphones

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    If IEMs are on your menu, I give a “10” to the...

    If IEMs are on your menu, I give a “10” to the 1More Quad iems. Excellent and a great value.
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    Thank you, John! As always, your recommendations...

    Thank you, John! As always, your recommendations are excellent.
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    Oh come on...a truly guilty pleasure has to be...

    Oh come on...a truly guilty pleasure has to be embarrassing. One of mine that fits that bill were the early and middle period albums of Olivia Newton John.

    Those are guilty pleasures!
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    I absolutely agree with you about how special the...

    I absolutely agree with you about how special the JD 800 is. It has such a hands-on quality.
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    Perhaps your rousing review will encourage me to...

    Perhaps your rousing review will encourage me to listen to it again...it has been a while...it just seemed so disjointed and the lyrics really put me off.

    I’ll try again!!
  32. I don’t mean to derail the thread but the best...

    I don’t mean to derail the thread but the best thing about Yngwie is his Signature Fender with the scalloped frets. I have one and it is huge fun because of the scallops...microtones for days!
    ...
  33. Hilarious. But of course, a very real and...

    Hilarious. But of course, a very real and important concept sits there: many of us have been negatively affected by the COVID-related changes. There are many people out there with serious mental...
  34. That was most enjoyable! Thank you!! Bill (and...

    That was most enjoyable! Thank you!!

    Bill (and Eno) are so well-spoken—because they are brilliant.
  35. Happy Birthday, Rick! My earliest memories of...

    Happy Birthday, Rick!

    My earliest memories of MO were on WNEW-FM in NYC. The were very much behind the fusion movement and played lots of MO. It pretty much blew my young mind.

    Thank goodness!...
  36. This thread is too good to let it recede. ...

    This thread is too good to let it recede.

    Anyone have any new examples of Surround music, specially, ATMOS?



    On the hardware front, I upgraded my subwoofer (SVS SB-3000) and OH EM GEE!...
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    Excellent point! It is a wonderful song;...

    Excellent point!
    It is a wonderful song; quintessential Sinfield lyrics.
  38. So sad to hear!

    So sad to hear!
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    Thank you for this!

    Thank you for this!
  40. Thank you, Bruce! That was marvelous. These...

    Thank you, Bruce! That was marvelous.

    These sorts of fine articles (and the earlier one in RS) are some of the few things that assuage the terrible hole that is in m since he did.

    To hear of...
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    Three of my favs. Each is very different from...

    Three of my favs.
    Each is very different from the other. And reasonable in price.
  42. Thread: The Syn

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    It is great to hear from you with an update,...

    It is great to hear from you with an update, Steve!
    What cool news!

    I am just reading this so i missed the radio show. Is it archived for listening?

    I’d love some new music!!
  43. What a great cover! Color me interested! I too...

    What a great cover!

    Color me interested! I too have always liked CAS.
    Will a physical copy be available eventually?
    Me likee CDs.

    And Sean is right, PLEASE let those fade outs go on much...
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    Yes, I have the CD version as well. I never...

    Yes, I have the CD version as well.

    I never really thought of it as rare.

    Is it?
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    It looks like a nice unit!!

    It looks like a nice unit!!
  46. While not ATMOS, the Magenta 5.1 mixes are...

    While not ATMOS, the Magenta 5.1 mixes are wonderful for surround sound. I recommend checking them out. Robert Reed seems to be more adventurous with regards to mixing surround. Very stirring and...
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    Bruford often pointed out how large venues made...

    Bruford often pointed out how large venues made fast, intricate musical pieces difficult. He usually framed it by citing Pink Floyd and all their mid-tempo pieces.

    Bill had a good perspective...
  48. Thank you very much! That was very helpful!

    Thank you very much! That was very helpful!
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    As an Aberlour fan, I’d like to try that!

    As an Aberlour fan, I’d like to try that!
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    Yes, my studio is packed solid. And the cables? ...

    Yes, my studio is packed solid. And the cables?
    Spaghetti.

    Thanks for the details on the monitors, John. I have similar M-Audio’s.
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    Since we are covering some of the on-line...

    Since we are covering some of the on-line resources related to the band, here is one of Rick’s pages:

    http://www.innertainment.net/visiontunes2.html

    He also has written for some industry papers...
  52. Now THAT would get me a bit more interested. ...

    Now THAT would get me a bit more interested.

    As far as the tech, I am still a bit confused about the height speaker requirements. I’d do wall-mounted speakers, front and rear if I do go to the...
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    My first speakers were the Bozak brand...they...

    My first speakers were the Bozak brand...they were known for their huge, theater speakers but also had several lines of home speakers. I enjoyed them.
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    What a great space, John! I enjoyed seeing your...

    What a great space, John! I enjoyed seeing your Hanon book on the stand.
    What speaker monitors, by the way?
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    Oh this is horrible. As a big fan of Gordian Knot...

    Oh this is horrible. As a big fan of Gordian Knot and Cynic, it was so hard when Sean Reinart died. but now Sean Malone?? Ugh. He had such a wonderful style...like no one else.

    Gutted.
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    Well, it could have been worse! I am glad you...

    Well, it could have been worse!
    I am glad you back to operational status.
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    Sounds like a great plan, John! I hope it goes...

    Sounds like a great plan, John! I hope it goes well.

    If you were here, I’d let you sample some of my nicer whiskies or that Ketel One “Botanical” vodka that my wife likes (she likes the grapefruit...
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    Nice post! I like all the original boards that...

    Nice post! I like all the original boards that you have. That is quite a collection—some excellent sounds and great variety there. I would become a hit man if I could get a Voyager.

    My bro-in-law...
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    I often find myself being slightly envious of you...

    I often find myself being slightly envious of you guys that have soft-synth studios. But the issues with upgrading op systems, incompatibility, etc. sure sound frustrating. I hope you guys get it...
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    Yes, that album is just what you say; I too...

    Yes, that album is just what you say; I too usually skip the poems but perhaps I should revisit them.
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