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  1. Working on a video now...
  2. http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/album/warming-planet Sound For Good began on Earth Day 2012 to celebrate life on our home. Two years on, CO2 levels are reaching record levels and a very noticeable change in weather patterns is taking place around the globe. This year, we present a different perspective on the planet with a three-hour dark drone dedicated to our warming planet. Please listen and share this album to help build awareness. Optionally, your donation of any amount to help support the Trees for the Future project would be greatly appreciated in helping us make a difference in cooling the Earth by planting more trees with music. Every $1 donated plants 10 trees. Your modest offering can make a big difference.
  3. This is too good not to share. Thanks to Kevin Nolan, DX7 synth geeks can snag 200,000 FREE synth patches. Don't worry about the Korg page, the files are all in SysEx format and should load on most DX7 compatible systems. Download the patches now at: http://korgpatches.com/patches/kronos/dx7_200k_collection
  4. Whoa, massive drum action. NIIIIIICE! :thumb:
  5. I am happy to announce I will be performing live at Noisebridge in San Francisco on May 3rd at 12 Noon. Join me with the all new 6x6 system and other artists for an afternoon of sonic excursions. Here's the details: Godwaffle Noise Pancakes Noisebridge Hackerspace Saturday May 3rd NOON UNTIL 2PM SHARP Transient Arachnid Arcade Key West Jason Wade Film (CockESP/MN) Jack Hertz Noisebridge is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. We operate primarily in a 5,200 square-foot space located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share. Noisebridge 2169 Mission St San Francisco, CA https://noisebridge.net/
  6. AND, its probably not a good idea to post releases as new, today if they are not. The calendar app is truly for announcing new releases. It is misleading to others to use a different day, but I don't have a problem with adding albums to the calendar at their true release date. Please DO share anything already out in the Albums forum. That is what its for.
  7. Always glad to listen to your albums, Frank. This is another great one. Thanks :thumb: AND, its probably not a good idea to post releases as new, today if they are not. The calendar app is truly for announcing new releases. It is misleading to others to use a different day, but I don't have a problem with adding albums to the calendar at their true release date. Please DO share anything already out in the Albums forum. That is what its for.
  8. BWF Recordings returns with their popular Album In A Day series. On Saturday 29th March 2014, musicians from around the world will each write and record a complete new song, from scratch in one day. The next day, these songs will be collected and put together as an album. The day after that, the album will be released as a free download under a Creative Commons licence! See the project page at: http://www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/AlbumInADay/Vol8/ http://bfwrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/album-in-a-day-volume-8-29-march-2014?action=download MUSIC: Waveman - Miami Intro Jack Hertz - Sky Hunter Josh Ryan - You've Got To Be Kind Whispers and Stares - Interlude Lee Rosevere - While The World Sleeps [watch the video] Sideway - I'm Here Chrome Desires - Lost World MagicVan - Trans-Fat Exotica joestupidstupid - Passive Task Mystified - Flangetastic Redux Telegraph 909 - Robots in Love (Rosexual) Dark Vortex - Growing Underground ROGUE SPORE - Nest of the Spiny Rat Louse Ade Hodges - The Fifth Elephant Antimon - Spring vs Cynics Perceptual Defence - The Dream of Conrad mutanT.R.I. - Orbital Chris Fordham - Neonate Altus - The Spontaneous Overflow of Powerful Feelings The Bird & The Beast - Walter's Hands Bassling - High Coo Unplugged Ketsa - All is One The Winston Psmith Project - New Wings copor - leaves on the sidewalk George Trotter - submission Uzbazur345 - Without Sun and Light Fragile X - Icarus Meteer - Pre Meta Alphabetics Bing Satellites - Glass Grove of Whispers - An Endless Number of Sheep Daniel Prendiville - Lisboa Red Clouds - in the sky SineRider - Dogs on Subway Poodleplay Arkestra - Drive-By Rainbows piper_ben - Shipwrecked Salvo - Mantra (void vs. vacuum) The Lost - Liner notes Luciftias - OMM 0329 Playman54 - (seen through) Ice Dwalfs Cats Eyes Piotro - Not So Much Time psychetronic - Winter The Silent Committee - News From Nowhere The Owl Effect - Remember Bing Satellites - Nightingale Eko_Fisk - Summertide Tim Kays - The Secret Language of Pulsars Cousin Silas - Gliding Over The Ice Fields On Shona IV Bing Satellites - Inaccessible Scott Lawlor - Dreaming of the Oriental Moon Phillip Wilkerson - How Beautiful Your Heart David Gerard & Phil Wyman - Before I Wake
  9. Shine Like The Stars is an electronic music compilation featuring artists from around the globe. The purpose for this compilation is to raise money for the Taylor Scout Smith Memorial Fund which was started after her untimely passing. Taylor was a magnificent child that marched to her own drum and followed the rhythm of her Saviour, Jesus Christ. Her goal was to travel the world, spreading the word and touching the lives of others that she would meet along her way. We at Waiting World Records salute such a goal and decided to bring the world to her through heartfelt contributions from musicians that too applaud and support her and her family for their strength and conviction. All proceeds will go towards her memorial fund, but do not feel as though you have to buy this release. We would rather you download it, listen to it, and think of her and her family than to never hear it. After all, it's a magnificent release featuring some of today's most cutting edge artists in their respective genres. For more information, and to read more about Taylor Scout Smith please visit www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/113752/12-year-old-liberty-bell-student-remembered-as-old-soul All tracks contained within are the property of the artist. Please feel free to embed this release on all social media. We appreciate it! Curation, Artwork and Audio Mastering by M. Peck
  10. Sounds great! Go Jonny Go!
  11. To celebrate the coming of spring, Aural Films is happy to announce the new release "Venus & Mars" by Jack Hertz on Monday March 24, 2014. The album features two long-form drone pieces that pay homage to the Earth's neighbor planets. You can download this album and others from Aural Films at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/venus-mars
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    March Equinox 2014 ~ Live Streaming Radio Concert - 14:30 to 00:00 GMT Tune in at http://electro-music.com/radio/ Kevin Kissinger - - - - - - - - - - - 14:30 redgreenblue - - - - - - - - - - - - 15:00 Ganzha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -15:30 Michael Victor - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16:00 SPGoodman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16:30 Break (17:00 to 20:00) HrastProgrammer - - - - - - - - - - 20:00 parityflux - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20:30 Modulator ESP - - - - - - - - - - - - 21:00 Mosc - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22:00 DarthBuddha - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23:00 Shane Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23:30 darkvortex - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00:00
  13. I didn't even know you had a show. I just missed it, but I will check it out. Thanks!
  14. Aural Films is proud to announce the release of a new album by Tim Kays called "The ATLAS Experiment." This album attempts to capture the essence of the search for the elusive Higgs Boson, from the earliest theorizations in 1964 to the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson on 4 July, 2012 as a part of the ATLAS (Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System) experiment that was constructed inside the LHC specifically for the God Particle quest. Please download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/the-atlas-experiment
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    Pacifica by Jack Hertz

    Sound For Good Records announce the release of "Pacifica" by Jack Hertz. An album of new tracks featuring music inspired by the coastal landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. The album will be available Monday March 17, 2014. Download this and other albums now at http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/ Here is a preview track from the album:
  16. Jack Hertz

    Yamaha CS-80

    The CS-80 is easy to play. While it is a high- technology musical instrument, you don't have to know about electronics to understand how to use the CS-80. We do recommend, however, that you read this manual thoroughly, and periodically refer back to it as you learn the instrument, if you're in a hurry, check the Quick Setup Instructions on this page. The Yamaha CS-80 is a unique 8-note polyphonic synthesizer, one which places the entire realm of musical expression at your fingertips. The CS-80 is a true musical instrument, not merely a "special effects" tool. The sounds are infinitely variable, and, because the keyboard is both velocity and pressure sensitive, you have true dynamic control over your music. The CS-80 will give you an incredible variety of electronic sounds, but it goes further than that. Having a CS-80 is like having a symphony orchestra to choose from. Largely due to touch sensitivity (keyboard dynamics), Yamaha has overcome a traditional challenge for synthesizers, namely, the difficulty in creating the sound of an acoustic instrument. For example, if you've ever tried to create a "violin" on the keyboard of most synthesizers, you probably found the result too "electronic." While you may have achieved a good basic violin sound, when you played it, there was something missing... but what? Ask a great violinist to play the note "G" 8 consecutive times (not an open string). Request that he make them absolutely identical in pitch, timbre, volume and every other possible variable. You'll discover that he cannot do it... fortunately. Much of the charm of a musical performance is that it is not "textbook perfect," and this is why your well-programmed synthesized violin did not sound "right" to you. However, your CS-80 is another story. Touch response makes all the difference. You can set up a "violin" so that the way you press a key changes the vibrato, timbre, pitch, volume, brilliance... the whole essence of the sound. With this kind of expressive capability you too may not exactly duplicate 8 consecutive notes. However, the sound you do achieve will be much more realistic and musical than has ever before been practical with an electronic musical instrument. The CS-80 is the first of a whole new generation of performer-oriented electronic musical instruments. Only Yamaha, the world's leading manufacturer of fine musical instruments and high-quality sound equipment, could have built it.
  17. Three improved "DX7 II" models were released between 1987 and 1989, all of which featured updated internal circuitry and a restyled case. These were the DX7 IID, which improved sound quality from 12-bit to 16-bit, increased the internal patch memory and allowed bi-timbrality; the DX7 IIFD, which was identical to the DX7 IID except that it also had a floppy disk drive; and the DX7S, which had improved sound quality and the updated case, but otherwise had the same essential functionality of the original DX7 and in that sense, was its true successor. Third-party products for the DX7 also flourished in the 1980s, including Grey Matter Response's E! expansion board, which added sequencer functions to the DX7II keyboard, and increased patch memory and a vastly improved MIDI implementation in the original DX7. DX7 IIs could transmit and receive on any one of 16 MIDI channels at a time. The DX7 family remains popular to this day with many recording and performing artists. The upgrade to 16-bit digital-to-analog converters helped to solve one of the original DX7's shortcomings: noisy output. The instrument's 12-bit DAC's generated a fair amount of hiss, and some users would put a noise gate in its signal path to quiet the unit when it wasn't playing. Yamaha wisely designed the DX7 II series so that voices produced on the original DX7 were 100% compatible with the new "II" models, which allowed users to immediately experience improved sound quality from existing DX7 patches via the increased resolution and fidelity of the new 16-bit system. Further, this meant that DX7 II owners had access to a vast base of thousands of existing DX7 sounds, which amounted to a major selling point for the new units. In 1988, in celebration of the company's 100-year anniversary, Yamaha released the DX7 II Centennial. It was a DX7 II FD with a silver case, gold painted buttons and sliders, and 76 glow-in-the-dark keys. Only 100 were made and they were priced at US$3995. Features Dual and Split Mode In Dual and Split Modes, two different voices can be played in unison or on separate parts of the keyboard and output in stereo. Stereo Effects The Pan parameters not only let the user determine the position of voices in the stereo field according to key touch or when part of the keyboard is played, but also create various special effects such as automatic panning between left and right channels. Fractional Scaling Operator output level Scaling can now be programmed individually for each group of three keys, giving the user natural keyboard control over timbre and volume. Micro Tuning Micro Tuning gives the user the possibility of "tempering" the instruments in any conceivable way. Preset tuning variations include Equal, Pure (C major, A minor) and Mean Tone temperaments. Unison Key Modes In the Unison (mono and poly) Modes, 4 sound generation units are assigned to each key. These can be detuned to achieve a "fat" sound. Pitch Bend Pitch Bend can be programmed so as to affect only the lowest or highest note of a chord, or notes played, but not their sustained sound. In addition, pitch bend effects can be controlled by aftertouch or breath controller. Performance Memories Save favorite voice combinations along with pan and various control settings in special "Performance" memory. Glissando Pitch With the Portamento Step parameter, Glissando Pitch stepping can be regulated from 1 semitone to 1 octave. Storage of Voices and Performance Data Groups Store 64 voices and 32 "Performance Data Groups" each in the internal memory and optional RAM cartridge memories for hundreds of voice combinations. Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO) The DX7IID has 16 Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO), one for each voice. In the multiple trigger mode, a totally independent LFO cycle can be started for each note played, making ensemble vibrato and tremolo more realistic. Disk Drive as MIDI Date Recorder Besides offering 1 Mbyte of memory space (equal to 40 RAM cartridges) for thousands of voices, fractional scaling and other data, the built-in micro floppy disk drive can store data from other MIDI equipment.
  18. The Yamaha DX7 is a FM Digital Synthesizer manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation from 1983 to 1986. Tone generation in the DX7 is based on linear frequency modulation synthesis (FM) based on research by John Chowning at Stanford University. The DX7 was known for precision and flexibility of its bright, digital sounds, which were much clearer than those of the analog synthesizers that preceded it. The DX7 is well-known for its electric piano, bells, and other "struck" and "plucked" sounds which emphasize complex attack transients. It is capable of 16-note polyphony. While the instrument is monotimbral, the manner in which the sound of a single DX7 patch can change either subtly or wildly along the length of the keyboard or when played with different velocities can make it sound multitimbral. The DX7 features 32 algorithms, each being a different arrangement of its six sine wave Operators, allowing for a great deal of programming flexibility.
  19. Aural Films welcomes a new release by artist Scott Lawlor who has composed a long form piece inspired by the New Testament verses Matthew chapter 12: 43 through 45. The new album will be available on Monday January 13, 2014. Download this and other albums from the Aural Films catalog at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/
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