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    At this point, the question for me is which...

    At this point, the question for me is which program works best with MixPad. Arturia does not list it among the supported DAWs, but I can test it out with my V Collection 5.
  2. Thanks, Top Cat. I'm hoping to get a song...

    Thanks, Top Cat. I'm hoping to get a song recorded this summer. My new Strat (Fender Roadhouse, Mexican) is currently being set up by a luthier in preparation. I programmed a totally killer patch in...
  3. There is a user forum, but it's a low traffic...

    There is a user forum, but it's a low traffic affair. On the plus side, NCH employees sometimes answer technical questions. NCH also has some decent video tutorials on Youtube.
  4. Has anyone here recorded with NCH MixPad?

    I've been looking for a DAW that has enough features to be useful, but not so overloaded with features that it's a pain in the a** to learn and use. Most of the big name DAWs, even the supposedly...
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    Happy the Man recorded some demos that year. They...

    Happy the Man recorded some demos that year. They were released many years later on Beginnings.
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    Mannfred Mann's Earth Band--The Good Earth...

    Mannfred Mann's Earth Band--The Good Earth
    Ange--Au-Dela du Delire
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    Trevor Horn Talks Production

    Sound on Sound magazine has a couple of interviews with Trevor Horn:
    https://www.soundonsound.com/people/trevor-horn-art-record-production
  8. I don't see any shortage of symphonic prog:...

    I don't see any shortage of symphonic prog: Flower Kings, Glass Hammer, Nad Sylvan, Samurai of Prog, Willowglass, just to name a few that come to mind.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I should demo...

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I should demo them before deciding which one to buy.
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    Arturia Mellotron V

    I had plans earlier to buy the GForce Mtron Pro. But now I'm thinking about getting Arturia's new Mellotron emulation.

    https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/mellotron-v/overview

    I'm...
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    Good point, progholio. Maybe they kept a few...

    Good point, progholio. Maybe they kept a few cliches in reserve for a followup song. I mean, not even a computer wants to a be a one hit wonder. :)
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    I'm picturing smoke coming out of the computer. ...

    I'm picturing smoke coming out of the computer.

    As for AI generated music, it's a fun experiment. I'm glad researchers are trying it. But few people are suggesting that AI will replace human...
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    Because the lead guitarist is wearing a Pink...

    Because the lead guitarist is wearing a Pink Floyd shirt. :)

    But seriously, maybe because I'm hearing this song in the context of their other music, which straddles genres. They usually summarize...
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    I love "new grass" and "alt grass" but could...

    I love "new grass" and "alt grass" but could never get into straight ahead country music (if that's the proper term).

    Here's an example of what I see as an intelligent take on the country genre....
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    And how many Tolkien references would the lyrics...

    And how many Tolkien references would the lyrics have. :)
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    AI Generated Country Song

    Here is a country song generated by Artificial Intelligence. It does a great job of including every known country cliche. :)
    ...
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    Genesis--"Dodo/Lurker." Tony Banks changed the...

    Genesis--"Dodo/Lurker." Tony Banks changed the synth patch he used for the solo, for the better imo. I remember hearing the Three Sides Live version of the song as a teenager and being totally...
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    What about that bum note from Tom Scholz of...

    What about that bum note from Tom Scholz of Boston on...um...Sorry, I got nothing. :)
  19. You are welcome. Please share a link when you...

    You are welcome. Please share a link when you have a page up.

    Music is also a hobby for me since my day job as a professor keeps me too busy to get to the semipro level. Given that only 10 people...
  20. I have a Bandcamp page with all three of my songs...

    I have a Bandcamp page with all three of my songs set up for free download. Each time they sent me a "are you sure" message encouraging me to set it up as pay what you want with no minimum. But I...
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    I think the early Flower Kings albums were all...

    I think the early Flower Kings albums were all produced well. I would have to go through them to pick out the best.

    I also love the production of White Willow's debut Ignis Fatuus.
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    Born in 1969. Classic rock stations played a lot...

    Born in 1969. Classic rock stations played a lot of early Yes when I was a teenager. They even played some ELP. My sister photocopied a page out of book she ran across showing "The Trip to Asia"--the...
  23. My New Song (Spanish Folk Influenced Prog), Free Download/Streaming

    This is actually a 20+ year old song, but a new recording and release on my Bandcamp page.

    https://tonyandthetonechasers.bandcamp.com/track/consuelos-lost-estate
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    I remember a Tai Phong track on the radio show...

    I remember a Tai Phong track on the radio show Stone Trek with lyrics that included: I had a funny dream/The other night./I was a-floating on a cloud.

    Does anyone know what song and album that is?
  25. Rousseau's first two albums, Flower in Asphalt...

    Rousseau's first two albums, Flower in Asphalt and Retreat, were both very 70s sounding with Camel and early Genesis as the main influences.

    Jean Pascal Boffo's first album came out in 1986....
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    Do I remember correctly that The Laser's Edge...

    Do I remember correctly that The Laser's Edge reissued Adonis in the early 90s? Or maybe I just read about it in his catalog. In any case, I'll check out these albums on Youtube.
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    In recent times, the Glass Hammer/Elf King...

    In recent times, the Glass Hammer/Elf King threads were pretty fun. It added another layer to the experience of listening to Chronomonaut.
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    I feel better, too. :) The Sweetwater deal goes...

    I feel better, too. :) The Sweetwater deal goes until 12/31 if anyone in the US wants to get one of these for somewhat cheaper than normal.
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    Wow! Where did you score that deal? I got one...

    Wow! Where did you score that deal?

    I got one from Sweetwater for 20% off. Just listened to the presets so far. Haven't had time to program it yet.
  30. I look forward to hearing more. :up

    I look forward to hearing more. :up
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    Kiesel Guitars makes a Jason Becker tribute...

    Kiesel Guitars makes a Jason Becker tribute model.

    https://www.kieselguitars.com/catalog/guitars/jb200c
  32. Thread: Saga

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    Yes, I would call them neo-prog.

    Yes, I would call them neo-prog.
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    At least some prog artist seem to be parodying...

    At least some prog artist seem to be parodying stupid pretension. A lot of Zappa titles fall into this category. Utopia's "Singring and the Glass Guitar (An Electrified Fairytale)" would fall under...
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    Nice album, with the closer "Rainsuite" being my...

    Nice album, with the closer "Rainsuite" being my favorite track. The funny thing is that I was listening to that track in my car while driving past a snow-covered park in Denver. So while the song is...
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    Thanks! I appreciate it. I hope to get...

    Thanks! I appreciate it.

    I hope to get another song recorded during the holiday break. This one will be totally different--an acoustic guitar song rooted in Spanish folk and baroque musics. I'll...
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    IIRC, Emerson could read music, but Lake and...

    IIRC, Emerson could read music, but Lake and Palmer couldn't.

    I remember an interview with Kit Watkins who said that Happy the Man didn't write the music down, although Kit knew how. "Eye of the...
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    IIRC, Colbert asked them, "Have you ever written...

    IIRC, Colbert asked them, "Have you ever written a song so epic that, by the end of it, you were influenced by yourselves at the beginning of it?"

    And yes, I want to write a song like that!
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    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.
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    I've seen people use soft synths on a laptop for...

    I've seen people use soft synths on a laptop for live performance. For recording, most people use the soft synth as a plug in for their DAW software.
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    I'll consider the Moog One if I end up a...

    I'll consider the Moog One if I end up a multi-millionaire. In the mean time, Arturia's MiniV is polyphonic. :)
  41. Of course, if you're a time traveler, there is...

    Of course, if you're a time traveler, there is always time.
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    I like the quirky vocals. They help the Tom...

    I like the quirky vocals. They help the Tom character come alive.
  43. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to give it a listen.

    Thanks for sharing. I'll have to give it a listen.
  44. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    I read somewhere that Wetton and Downes wrote all...

    I read somewhere that Wetton and Downes wrote all of Alpha while Howe was taking a break and spending time with his family. This obviously made it less of a band collaboration.

    The standout tracks...
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    How about "In the Mood"? ;)

    How about "In the Mood"? ;)
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    It's funny you should mention that one. I'm a big...

    It's funny you should mention that one. I'm a big fan of an Americana/bluegrass band called The Other Favorites. One of their songs, "Saturn Rising" immediately reminded me of "Stagnation."

    ...
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    Rush--"Ghost of a Chance"

    Rush--"Ghost of a Chance"
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    Thanks for the kind words, Top Cat and Battema! ...

    Thanks for the kind words, Top Cat and Battema!

    I'm using hardware because I'm too lazy to learn how to use a DAW. :) Given my very amateur status, the sound quality is fine on the Tascam. I might...
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    My New Prog Metalish Song, Free Download

    Tony and the Tone Chasers is pleased to announced the release of "10,000 Light-Years to Roswell." A cosmic journey that begins in the outer arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, cruises at warp speed through...
  50. Thanks, Glass Hammer bass dude.

    Thanks, Glass Hammer bass dude.
  51. To quote Sylvester the Cat, "That sounds...

    To quote Sylvester the Cat, "That sounds logical." I suppose you can call the pictures in the CD booklet "a dramatization" instead of a fake.

    And to refer back to an early post, I do hope there...
  52. I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the Tom...

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the Tom in the videos looks nothing like the Tom in the Chronometree CD booklet. Can someone provide me with a reasonable explanation so that I don't lose...
  53. Will there be a t-shirt? If it shrinks, I'll go...

    Will there be a t-shirt? If it shrinks, I'll go back in time and take it out of the dryer. ;)
  54. He's wrong about time being like a key chain....

    He's wrong about time being like a key chain. It's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff. Doctor Who even said so.
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    Okay, I finally made it happen. Anyone who is...

    Okay, I finally made it happen. Anyone who is interested can download my new song "T. Rex Tea Party" for FREE:
    https://tonyandthetonechasers.bandcamp.com/releases

    I plan to start recording a...
  56. Thread: Regal Worm

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    It looks like Greg Walker stocks the previously...

    It looks like Greg Walker stocks the previously released CDs.
  57. Monarch Trail is headed by Ken Baird, who has...

    Monarch Trail is headed by Ken Baird, who has been releasing albums since 1996.

    Good question--who are the best newbie prog bands and songwriters? Nad Sylvan would be one. Former Moth Vellum...
  58. Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) on the State of Prog

    The latest issue of The Dutch Progressive Rock Page featured an interview with Spock's Beard's Dave Meros. He had this to say at one point:

    I have a split opinion on the state of prog and the...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Sorry if this got covered earlier, but will there...

    Sorry if this got covered earlier, but will there be a US release? Amazon doesn't have it.
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