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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Gagarin in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    just got in my mailbox !
    i hope we will meet one day and you sign me something
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    Out today, go and grab it!

    http://interchill.bandcamp.com/album/zero-gravity
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    A Bandcamp email I had this morning said it dropped today, two days early, go and get it fellow cosmic couriers!
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    My complimentary pre-release copies just showed up!

     

     

     


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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from YuriNondual in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    My complimentary pre-release copies just showed up!

     

     

     


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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in Introductions (Say Hello)   
    Hi all,
     
    Gregg here, UK mastering engineer based in Paris, France.
     
    Very happy to be here and hope to make a positive contribution. I have written a longer intro in the Tribe subforum:
     
    http://forum.psybient.org/index.php/topic/220-gregg-hermetech-mastering/
     
    Best wishes,
     
    Gregg Hermetech
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in What Equipement do you use?   
    My mobile DJ rig for Ambient: Condesa Lucia Mixer, pair of Fiio X5 players, Eventide H9 Effects and Zoom H1 for recording, all fits in a little backpack!
     

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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in What are you listening now?   
    My new guitar amp!


     

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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in Makyo - Tribal Dub (2017) [Dakini Records]   
    No idea, all in Gio's hands, but having worked on almost everything he's done since 2010, I'd guess not before the end of the year. Could be wrong though! Working on it all week so far, is amazing! Very hard hitting contemporary club vibe, compared to the Makyo stuff.
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Salamantis in ishq - virtual series. A little bit of freeflow thoughts   
    There are other reasons, reasons that are not as artistic and much sadder, having to do with how long it takes to produce different kinds of albums.  Below is an email exchange I had with Jacqueline Kersley, Matt Hillier's significant other and most enduring musical partner.  I don't feel bad sharing it because it was prompted by the Upcoming Releases page of this site, and has to do with public issues of artist economic survival in a world where most online people download artist releases for free rather than pay for them.
     
    Hi, Jacqueline; Joe Dees here again.  I hope I'm not bothering you too much with this letter.  I just have a quertion or two to ask you, if you don't mind.   I frequent this site to see what's in the pipeline:
      https://www.psybient.org/love/upcoming-releases-psychill-ambient-downtempo/   There are several releases listed ase upcoming for you and Matt.  Besides Indigo Egg - Aten, which I have coming (with a digital dl, you said...;~), they are:    Ishvara - Magik Square Of The Moon (I've been hearing rumors of this one for quite some time now)   and 4 by Ishq:  Abstracts 1, Light and Space, Meadows, and Vignettes.   Further down it mentions 3 unnamed albums by Omni Vu Deity.   My question is: which of these are, or could be, actually coming down the pike from you two, and which ones do you not see happening?  And do you have any firm or tentative timeline for any of them?   Just (very) Curious Joe Dees     Hi Joe              many thanks for the email and interest .To be honest its quite difficult whats planned next or will be released as we are both stepping away from some aspects of music releasing and into some new avenues and label ideas but those are not fully formulated yet.   Magik square of the moon is still a planned release but we decided to hibernate Virtual for some years possibly and when we have a better situation here to work longer on releases .   Omni vue deity releases are part of the remaing Virtual releases but as mentioned those have been stored for release maybe in a few years when we will complete the Virtual world series of albums and bring Virtual to an end.   The focus here is on now new music , styles , labels and some very different forms of music but largely electronic.     Ishq Abstracts 1, Light and Space , Vignettes are releases planned for a new label called i7x which will appear sooner than later and shifts Ishq into contemporary minimalism as well as semi classic minimalism and even electronic minimal works +ambient but quite different from much heard to date from Ishq.   Meadow is a very long planned album by Ishq started in 2000 a week after Orchid was released, its a double album and of material that harks from that period and again we sat on it until we can fund the time needed to spend 6 months just on that one release as its very much in the old Ishq style .Thats the next main full Ishq album but probably a few years off , maybe less.   There is a lot planned but we kind of had to shift focus a bit here and also start work outside music as streaming and downloads just killed our ability to sell enough works to fund longer periods of writing and the more intense and deeper albums like the 3 main Ishq releases which took months and years to make so things shifted , thats also why we hibernated Virtual in part as those albums can take months to make and its impossible to sell enough music to pay for our living costs and recording time now as so few people want to buy music .   We are streaming 80,000 tracks a month on Spotify now and earning £70 from that but we are selling 90% less than we were in cd form and download since 2014 at the same time ! so we saw massive increase in listeners and a massive death of our income and ability to fund making music , time is money in a sense and its become unsustainable for many artists now sadly.     So we basically retired from all digital music upload except bandcamp private accounts in the future and direct downloads and were looking at an Ishq app for streamers eventually that we run so it will lead to positive things and some nice physical musical artworks and vinyl also but when we can fund it.      Hope  that helps , sorry if thats a bit deep at the end but thats where we are basically  , expect lots of music best wishes   jacqueline
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to YuriNondual in ishq - virtual series. A little bit of freeflow thoughts   
    When ishq started releasing a lot of albums, that didn't sound as musical as his previous more new age work, I was a little bit upset, I was waiting for ishq music more like Orchid, Sama or And awake to trip to. But as time passed and I listened to it more I got into it a bit more, and recenlty with a release of last 2 virtual albums (Strange nebula and Moonship) I finally got it. So I wrote a little bit of thoughts to exmplain his virtual series to other people who are attached to his early ishq releases.
     
    Matt Hillier is Cornwall based electronic music artist, he makes music for 20 years, he is best known for his new age ambient releases like Orchid or Sama but today we are not going to talk about them.

    Music of Matt Hillier has many similarities with other art forms and particularly with paintings. When you first visit an art gallery, usually you like bold and familiar paintings. Maybe it’s a sunny landscape or a portrait of a beautiful person. It’s simple, it’s familiar. But as you dive deeper into a world of art and it’s history you start to appreciate finer details. Maybe this painting is unusually abstract for it’s period of time, or maybe it gives you a feeling of being home, or being alone or being content. So a painting can act as a storage, a flash drive or a time crystal of sorts, containing a whole spectrum of emotions and memories that you never had. These small details and intricacies come hand in hand with refined taste to art. But it’s not just art actually, even take a simple beverage like tea for example. First you like big and bold taste of black tea with milk and sugar perhaps? But if you keep exploring different teas and tastes and how it makes you feel you can easily discover whole universe here. Different states of mind that different types of tea can bring you to.

    Now if we come back to music of Matt Hillier. As you dig deeper into his discography you are quick to discover some releases that are not musical as such, they are a sound collages or sonic paintings made of various sound forms, each form can send you to a different location. From underwater wonder to deep space exploration and beyond. Experience life from a perspective of a plant or an insect, or completely unimaginable, yet to be discovered lifeform. It is all here available to you if you allow it, with your headphones on.

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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Hermetech Mastering in VA - Zero Gravity (2018) [Interchill] (chill out, psychill)   
    I recently finished work on mastering the new compilation album from Interchill Records, there are some real stunners on it!
     
    http://www.interchill.com/releases/zero-gravity

    https://interchill.bandcamp.com/album/zero-gravity
     
    1. The Egg & Az-Ra - Orangenie 2. Noodreem - Firebird (Rising From the Ashes of Time Dub) 3. log(m) & Laraaji - Oregano in E Minor 4. In the Branches + Bluetech - Behind the Sky 5. Adham Shaikh - Into the Deep 6. Dirtwire - Blockchain (Interchill Extended Mix) 7. Az-Ra - Scorpion Tales 8. Organismic - Ultrafiltration 9. Eat Static - Elegua 10. Sinepearl - Intertwined 11. Stereo Hypnosis - Waiting Waves 12. Atmosphere Factory - 11 Apsaras (Live) 13. Kaya Project - Forgiven (Hibernation's Chilled Remix) 14. The Heart is Awake - Re 15. Loop Guru - The Third Chamber Part 1 - 9AM Distant Train 16. Gus Till - Smokey Moon, Sweating Stone 17. Wåveshåper - Autonomous Phenomena (Zaibatsu Mix) 18. Krusseldorf - Circuit Boarding 19. Liquid Bloom - Whispers of Our Ancestors (Erothyme Remix) 20. Ishq - Sakura 21. Master Margherita - Night Bird
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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from timeisart in Makyo - Tribal Dub (2017) [Dakini Records]   
    No idea, all in Gio's hands, but having worked on almost everything he's done since 2010, I'd guess not before the end of the year. Could be wrong though! Working on it all week so far, is amazing! Very hard hitting contemporary club vibe, compared to the Makyo stuff.
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Advanced Suite in Mastering services for psybient and related genres   
    This is great! I am loving this site more and more every time I get on it! Thank you for this fantastic list and site
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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from IooN-Cosmic Downtempo in Mastering services for psybient and related genres   
    Yep, my FB Page URL changed, the link is broken, you need to drop the "Official", or just put my website address instead (much better idea): http://hermetechmastering.com
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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from floyd2.0 in What are you listening now?   
    My new guitar amp!


     

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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from timeisart in Atmosphere Factory (Gio Makyo) - Atmosphere Factory (2016) [Dakini Records]   
    Ah maybe you are right, I know Gio's been very ill the last couple of years so has maybe knocked the Makyo on the head.
     
    Don't know anything about a Vibration Part 3 but that would be very cool! Pad II is one of the best things I've ever been involved in, deserves to be far better known!
     
    Jinniyah is a totally different kettle of fish, really, but I shouldn't really say any more. These things usually take months, it may come out by end of year but no guarantees. It is absolutely stunning though, a real change of direction.
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    Hermetech Mastering got a reaction from timeisart in Atmosphere Factory (Gio Makyo) - Atmosphere Factory (2016) [Dakini Records]   
    Makyo project is not finished, AFAIK, but just wait till you hear the Jinniyah, it will blow your mind, not chilled at all though...
     
    There was Padmasana II a couple of years back, which is my fave Gio release of all time, incredible album, but I haven't heard about plans for any more. Been lucky enough to master all the physical releases on Dakini since 2010's Drumspyder album, been an absolute pleasure.
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to timeisart in Atmosphere Factory (Gio Makyo) - Atmosphere Factory (2016) [Dakini Records]   
    Samples sound great, glad to see more music from Gio even though the Makyo project is finished. I thought I heard at some point there would be a new Padmasana release eventually too, any truth to that?
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to neil (spatialize) in Gregg Hermetech - 3 Hour Ambient Mix on Condesa Lucia (2016)   
    great artist list.  gonna check this one out.
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Matt Freak Flag in What Equipement do you use?   
    How... just how do people use rotary mixers?  
     
    I don't DJ, but I can't even imagine doing a live set without faders.  How do you spin a rotary encoder fast enough to DJ with?  
     
    That Condesa Lucia is maybe the sexiest mixer I've ever seen, but I'm amazed that people are making the encoder thing work in a live setting.   
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Matt Freak Flag in Limiter on your master? To use or not to use!   
    Anyone tried DMG Limitless? 
     
    It's beastly. 
     
    My demo expired and I feel lonely... Not that I think this is a good idea, but you can slam like 6db off your master with it and it doesn't sound messed up.  If I did that with Logic's limiter, it would sound awful.  Fabfilter limiter is good for individual channels.
     
    Another question: does anyone else creatively use clipping/softclipping/tape-ish-clipping not on your master - say on drums?  I am having a lot of fun doing terrible things to my drum buss these days.  Wouldn't try it on a rock song (gotta stay punchy), but I'm seriously vibing on pulverized breakbeats these days.     
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to andorra in Limiter on your master? To use or not to use!   
    I checked Hermetech's website (new forum member) and he has a blog with few posts about mastering and one is about mastering compression. Not really limiting but he explains this:
     
    Mastering ratios are often very low, like 1.1:1 or 1.5:1, very rarely more than 2.0:1.
    Try not to do more than about 1.5-3dB of Gain Reduction on the highest peaks.
     
    I found this post really helpful, read more here: http://hermetechmastering.com/blog/
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    Hermetech Mastering reacted to Iacchus in Limiter on your master? To use or not to use!   
    Leave it to the mastering engineer
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