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  1. My theory is that they all these bands belong to...

    My theory is that they all these bands belong to the IAP-movement, a sort of the Illuminati of Prog! The Ironic Avant Proggers meticulously invoke just the right elements of old symphonic and proto...
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    Now Klark Teknik (Behringer owned) has launched...

    Now Klark Teknik (Behringer owned) has launched their version of Rolands Legendary Dimension D Spatial Enhancer. A very discrete but absolutely magical effect launched 1979 - the Klark clone is all...
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    I've heard similar things on old recordings...

    I've heard similar things on old recordings transferred to digital. It seems like you heard the nice vinyl rolloff which filters most of the harshness from the analog master. The mastering back then...
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    Very nice! Maybe the best pieces so far! ...

    Very nice! Maybe the best pieces so far! Wonderful orchestration! Soothing harmonies reminiscent of Eno's tone language! Looking forward to hearing more!
  5. Thread: Rupert Hine RIP

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    R.I.P. Rupert Hine! My first "producer idol! I...

    R.I.P. Rupert Hine! My first "producer idol! I had the fortune of being at that gig, watching from the wing!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFH7dinQCMw
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    I brought my AKG K1000's (and a small class A...

    I brought my AKG K1000's (and a small class A amp) to the studio gigs in the 90's! Damn good! Damn weird :geezer

    https://pctuning.tyden.cz/ilustrace3/hejtmanek/sluchatka2/k1000.jpg
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  7. As lead singer and guitarist you have the unique...

    As lead singer and guitarist you have the unique opportunity to really adapt and nuance the playing dynamically to the singing. But it becomes quite introvert and communicating with the audience is...
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    if you check the frequency response of a normal...

    if you check the frequency response of a normal analogue master recorder, it is pretty linear up to about -20 dBVU and gets increasingly nonlinear above, dropping fast in the higher frequencies. at...
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    Well it's not that simple in the world of...

    Well it's not that simple in the world of analog...

    https://www.tangible-technology.com/media/media_2.html
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    The vinyl audio process (from master tape to the...

    The vinyl audio process (from master tape to the turntable output) adds a lot of nice stuff to the audio in the process, like the very appreciated sound stage widening and depth. Nothing to do with a...
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    Three Times a Lady by Commodores! I'm ever...

    Three Times a Lady by Commodores!

    I'm ever thankful they made it to the top or it wound have been "You're the one that I want" with Netwon-John-Travolta :O
  12. Thread: Rock face masks

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    The model worn by Ghost Wrecking Crew seems quite...

    The model worn by Ghost Wrecking Crew seems quite adequate for the times!!

    https://static.gaffa.se/images/2016/07/01/5ba7c/229369-860x484.jpeg
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    Thanks for listening and for the nice comments! ...

    Thanks for listening and for the nice comments! :) The voice focus in the first break is quite intentional, not letting the instruments obscure Ida's angelic voice - one of the best and richest...
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    This opportunity is still open ;) Meanwhile, a...

    This opportunity is still open ;)

    Meanwhile, a hint of other projects I'm involved with here:...
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    Weak - melodic progressive rock from hFx (Eternal Rose)

    Well, back on track! Below is my first attempt to create new music in well over a year! The song "Weak" is the first result of a collaboration with (Swedish) songwriter Deadbeat and the talented...
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    For any closet synth pop fans ;) ...

    For any closet synth pop fans ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or02GYRDmCE

    https://i.imgur.com/BnTWggQ.jpg
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    Luxury!! :geezer ;) ...

    Luxury!! :geezer ;)

    https://thedailygrime.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/the-monty-python-team-try-001.jpg
  18. Thread: Goosebumps

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    Experiencing "...on the hill we viewed the...

    Experiencing "...on the hill we viewed the silence of the valley..." finale live with Yes Symphonic was such a (if not "the") moment!

    Edit, come to think of it - the dobro solos in the album...
  19. Skön atmosfär och spännande klanger! :)

    Skön atmosfär och spännande klanger! :)
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    Next session up... ...

    Next session up...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sfIdjAR9yo
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    Probably - it's brand new and the guys in the...

    Probably - it's brand new and the guys in the store has more or less just got it up and running and tweaking away. They will need some time to get into it I suppose. Most of the time I get quite...
  22. Great breakdown! As a musician, hobby or not,...

    Great breakdown! As a musician, hobby or not, it's a great learning experience to break down songs in that way, trying to nail all parts as close to the original as possible. Not necessarily all the...
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    True Synth Gear Porn :) Analog Solutions...

    True Synth Gear Porn :) Analog Solutions Colossus


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xJMmLXV9U8
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0SYq6gtyRk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0SYq6gtyRk
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    Sticky: https://www.remote-tourism.com/about-the-project...

    https://www.remote-tourism.com/about-the-project :)
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    Awesome!!!

    Awesome!!!
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    This is the video that got me interested in...

    This is the video that got me interested in explore "modern" studio creativity in the early 80s, as contrast to the tedious drum kit microphone placement chores ;)
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    Well, they are brave attempts that I really...

    Well, they are brave attempts that I really wanted to like it, but no...

    Some nice guitar work but the drumming and production kills it...

    I do enjoy some prog metal and often prefer it to...
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    Nice piece and good production! :)

    Nice piece and good production! :)
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    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-m...

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-mccartney-announces-the-breakup-of-the-beatles
  31. The one-and-only Jon, and Steve Hackett :)

    The one-and-only Jon, and Steve Hackett :)
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    Good picks! :)

    Good picks! :)
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    How about Hysteria? Or Gabriels UP/Ovo/etc?...

    How about Hysteria? Or Gabriels UP/Ovo/etc? Surely a couple of dead flies there ;) Queen would really have been interesting in their early creative albums! Maybe helping out with a Galileo or two...
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    I'd been there helping him turning those knobs...

    I'd been there helping him turning those knobs for sure! ;)
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    Which album would you wish you were there...

    ...in the studio during recording and mixing, as assistant engineer, coffee bringer or even a fly on the wall?

    For me it's a tie between 10CC Original Soundtrack and Peter Gabriel IV, preferably...
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    As a guitarist it's easy to stay with keys that...

    As a guitarist it's easy to stay with keys that includes some open strings, E, A, D, G, B, major and minor... Doubling the guitar with keys, G, Dm and Am are most convenient IMHO so that answers you...
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    https://i.giphy.com/media/12jckT7bmGrASk/giphy.web...

    https://i.giphy.com/media/12jckT7bmGrASk/giphy.webp
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    CoS is my favourite pre FtK, partly because it...

    CoS is my favourite pre FtK, partly because it was my first Rush album, but also because I tend to revisit a few of the songs when I noodle on guitar or bass (the first song I wrote for my junior...
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    The intro is mixed voices, guitar and viola,...

    The intro is mixed voices, guitar and viola, AFAIK.
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    Breaking down and trying to recreate...

    Breaking down and trying to recreate sound-very-much-a-like versions of songs is a great way to learn and develop your skills as a musician/engineer/producer. i've done that with many favourites...
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    Neli Sedaka - Breaking up is hard to do! :horns

    Neli Sedaka - Breaking up is hard to do! :horns
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    Sticky: https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-28-2014/wGPTYa.gif...

    https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-28-2014/wGPTYa.gif

    OK now, where are those freakin' tomatoes?
  43. Contributing to the clichés, women want to enjoy...

    Contributing to the clichés, women want to enjoy and feel comfortable with the music, while men want to defeat it, whatever the struggle ;)
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    Sticky: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sweden-new-superpow...

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sweden-new-superpower-megan-penhoet
  45. Have you ever thought about playing live...

    Have you ever thought about playing live comfortably from home online, like on twitch? Then you could really focus on your original material too.
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    Nice! Congratulations :) Let Jarre rest though......

    Nice! Congratulations :) Let Jarre rest though... ;)
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    Sticky: Yes media (and politicians) tend to just look for...

    Yes media (and politicians) tend to just look for that "statistically 1% probability" worst case scenarios.
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    Sticky: Same team that predicted millions of Ebola deaths...

    Same team that predicted millions of Ebola deaths in 2014...
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    R.I.P. Max! Apart from the obvious like The...

    R.I.P. Max!

    Apart from the obvious like The Seveth Seal he was very much loved for the 2-part movie epic "Utvandrarna" and "Nybyggarna" (The Emingrants and The Settlers), where he portayed the...
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    :O ...

    :O

    https://i.giphy.com/media/3oEjHO2DG5ecWNgJgs/giphy.webp
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    LOL!! The 8-string is an ordinary guitar with...

    LOL!!

    The 8-string is an ordinary guitar with two extra low strings. The standard tuning (from low to high) is F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E. The thing is to learn to navigate on the wider neck, the...
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    I've been a bit curious about extending the range...

    I've been a bit curious about extending the range of the guitar for a while and then an opportunity appeared... Let's see if this 8-string comes to any use!
  53. ...and that's why the traditional lacquer master...

    ...and that's why the traditional lacquer master is so highly regarded? :geezer
  54. No, but fewer steps are possible! While the...

    No, but fewer steps are possible! While the lacquer cut technique requires also a father (or metal master) and a mother before creating the stampers (see image below), with DMM the stampers can be...
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    I've had a Roland VG99 for a few years but never...

    I've had a Roland VG99 for a few years but never really connected with it. The unit is really nice itself but I have had yet to find a good installation for the GK hex pickup. Last autumn I picked up...
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    "Good" brand instruments comes with better...

    "Good" brand instruments comes with better hardware and better quality control for sure! As for well setup CNCs they produce components that make instruments of very good and consistent quality...
  57. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    R.I.P. Lyle! Mr FourVoice...

    R.I.P. Lyle! Mr FourVoice...
  58. Thread: First Love

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    For just this reason I sometimes return to Caress...

    For just this reason I sometimes return to Caress of Steel, Sheer Heart Attack, Yessongs, Spectral Mornings, Irish Tour '74. Furthermore, the date for my purchase of A Farewell to Kings divides my...
  59. Peter Cetera!

    Peter Cetera!
  60. Bob Seger?

    Bob Seger?
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