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    angelaweiss got a reaction from Spinnet (One Arc Degree) in 16 bit or 24 bit (Questions to producers and Audiophiles)   
    Independent blind A-B tests have showed that about 30% of listeners are albe to distinguish 16bit sound from 24 bit sound, and 0% of listeners were able to hear any difference between 24bit and higher bit depth audio. There you have it.
     
    As for 16 vs 24bit, the larger dynamic range is a major benefit, quiet sounds becoming audible and / or much more detailed (due to DAC computation bias towards the high end of amplitude range). Remember, this is not only for render/mixdown and playback but all processes (recording / use of samples, plugin processing, outboard gear, converters) throughout the entire production. Main disadvantages use to include size, but actually less so in regards to file storage, more so related to lower realtime file transfer rates (from your drive to your DAW through USB, FW400, etc.) and realtime file processing (playing back 50 tracks in your DAW at 24 bits were more demanding, so was 24 bit processing in your session).  Which are not real concerns anymore, as long as you have a decent multi-core processor and FW800, USB3 or TB connections and 7.2K rpm or faster HD.
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    angelaweiss got a reaction from psy_blue in news - 2016 - W16 (April 11 - 17) - release of the week poll   
    My vote goes for forgotten future's realignment EP. I love love love the journey it takes me through, starting with smooth ambient, evolving into psybient downtempo tracks and closing with three breakbeat - trance - glitchbreak remixes. It is such a diverse album at the same time a great continuous listen. Just an amazing release, a worthy continuation of last year's forgotten future album that won the poll here. I agree with timeisart that the Infinati release is also stands out for its uniqueness.
     
    I don't know about you all, but I want to be surprised as opposed to hear just another version of the typical melodies and beats... and these two albums definitely feature lots of original ideas and sounds.
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    angelaweiss reacted to yiannis in psybient.org celebrates 4 years ! help us with ideas for the future   
    Happy birthday psybient.org!
     
    I'll say it here since that's my only suggestion: It would be more user-friendly if the releases/reviews section were done chronologically I reckon. Also, I'm a review junkie; not to write, I'm not good at that, just to read. So if there were a team of reviewers here, it'd be the first place I'd go to when I want to read about a new release. I know I might be asking too much, especially with the latter, that's why I haven't said anything so far. But since you guys asked...
     
    Apart from that I'm pretty happy with the content and presentation of the site.
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    angelaweiss reacted to Gagarin Project in Forgotten Future - forgotten future: W1 (2015) [Creative Shop Music] (psybient, ambient, glitchy space-psychill)   
    beautyful music , thank you for bring my attention.
    track 3 sounds very good in my headphones.
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    angelaweiss got a reaction from Trala Lama in Forgotten Future - forgotten future: W1 (2015) [Creative Shop Music] (psybient, ambient, glitchy space-psychill)   
    After having attended the house (studio) - premier show yesterday, and it being listed on the release of the week page, it was time to post the "forgotten future: W1" release here.
    (My personal opinion, if I may: an instant classic with character from one of my favorite composers).
     
     
    Artist: Forgotten Future
    Album: forgotten future: W1
    Type: concept album
    Style tags: psybient, ambient, space music
    Media type: CD, Digital Download
    Year: 2015
    Label: Creative Shop Music
    Catalog ID: CMS008
    Length: 77:40
    Official site: juliusdobos.com
     
    forgotten future: W1 is the first piece of a 4-album concept series, the framework for the musical and ideological endeavor to take the listener through Universal themes centered around four of the "big questions". Vincent Villuis (Aes Dana - Ultimae) and ambient Pioneer Robert Rich have participated in the production of the album, which is available in a premium digipak edition and as a figital download in traditional and in 24-bit studio Master format.
          forgotten future: W1   is a story of a journey - one of multiversal scale, beyond the boundaries of time and through new dimensions. It is about the journey we all take one day. We are frightened of the unknown, yet it feels so familiar... it feels like we have been in this environment before...

    It’s a curious and humbling experience, a galactic travel on a forgotten road that takes us to a mysterious destination, which road seems like... we must have traveled it before. And while we feel completely lost, anxious and painfully lonely out there in the vast Universe, we are ecstatic about the journey through the unimaginable, about witnessing the answers to some of the ultimate questions, and at the end, realizing that the experience was not the first one, indeed.

    But, returning from our voyage, we only bring the distant memories of feelings with us... forgetting the experience – which we will re-live again in the future.

    ____________________________________________________

    about forgotten future
    is the moniker and brand new project of platinum-album electronic music- and film composer Julius Dobos (Connecting Images, Mountain Flying, DragonBall Z, Don't Mess with the Zohan, MallCop, NCIS). The music evokes strong emotions, memories with haunting melodies, monumental electronic instrumentation, dynamic song structures, cutting edge sounds, organic textures of psybient electronic music.

    Psybient - ambient organic electronic music with strong rhythms, melodic themes, unique soundscapes, cutting edge sound design - a musical journey through time, space & new dimensions.
    released 24 April 2015  
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    angelaweiss got a reaction from andorra in Large monitors on small speaker stand platforms...?   
    I work in studio interior design and acoustics... in smaller studios we most often install heavy stands (usually round, square- or hexagon-based wooden stands that you can fill up with extra dry sand inside), sometime screw / bolt them down to the floor. The sand helps to decouple the resonating base from the top of the stand, still, we always add acoustical foam (Auralex or other) pads on top of the stands' rubberized top surface for more isolation. You might want to use thin double-side-glued felt pads to secure the acoustical foam onto the rubber top, to avoid the chance of slipping.
     
    And yes, do keep the speakers at eye level. Good luck with your install!
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    angelaweiss got a reaction from snowdrop in Large monitors on small speaker stand platforms...?   
    I work in studio interior design and acoustics... in smaller studios we most often install heavy stands (usually round, square- or hexagon-based wooden stands that you can fill up with extra dry sand inside), sometime screw / bolt them down to the floor. The sand helps to decouple the resonating base from the top of the stand, still, we always add acoustical foam (Auralex or other) pads on top of the stands' rubberized top surface for more isolation. You might want to use thin double-side-glued felt pads to secure the acoustical foam onto the rubber top, to avoid the chance of slipping.
     
    And yes, do keep the speakers at eye level. Good luck with your install!
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    angelaweiss got a reaction from snowdrop in news - 2015 - W23 - release of the week poll   
    I couldn't have it said better. I'm always in the lookout for a new sound, experimental, but without the loss of emotional content. Forgotten future is fresh, unique - and happens to be a new project of one of my all-time favorite composers:) Another long-time favorite of mine, Lars Leonhard's release didn't surprise me, but it features great textures and lots of gentle percussion. The type of album that I stop critically listening to after 5 minutes, but the gentle sounds surround me even when I'm not only exclusively paying attention to it. Although not as intricate as forgotten future, it's a great mood-generator.
     
    The two releases are very different yet I would put them next to one another on my shelf... which is organized by sub-sub-genres, rather than feel. I gave my vote to both.
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    angelaweiss got a reaction from psy_blue in Introductions (Say Hello)   
    Hello!
     
    I have been an occasional visitor to psybient.org for about a year, and finally decided to register today. What brought me here initially? My love for ambient, psybient, psychill  music, and interest in the process of making it and listening to it. What attracts me to the genre is that to me a good psybient / ambient release is the perfect marriage between warm emotions and technology (used to expand the horizons, not just to "impress" by distorting bass).
     
    My decision to join however came as after a studio-show in California yesterday, my google search for the artist (forgotten future) brought up one of the psybient.org pages (weekly releases) and I realized (again!) how many great new tracks are released every day that I'm not aware of. My love for Dragon Ball Z and its soundtrack as a teenager introduced me to the work of Julius Dobos, the composer behind forgotten future (I have been a fan of his since the early 2000s) - which completes this circle.  I'm also a huge Ultimae / Solar Fields and Altar Records fan and psyshop patron.
     
    Aside from my personal story...  I'm in interior design and acoustics, working with a major company that designs and redesigns listening spaces form the small project studio to some large venues, living my life between NYC, occasionally Silicon Valley, and my hometown Berlin, Germany.
     
    Glad to be here, finally "officially".
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    angelaweiss reacted to floyd2.0 in Documentaries about artists   
    Arena - Brian Eno - Another Green World
     

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    angelaweiss reacted to schofield in Where do you buy chill ambient downtempo CD's online ?   
    I don't tend to buy CDs any longer either, due to the ever expanding number I have/had and the limited storage options for them.  I still need to downsize by a few hundred at some point, but it's hard top choose.
     
    When I did buy more CDs, it was mainly from Saiko Sounds (RIP).  Psyshop was good as well, and relatively cheap: http://www.psyshop.com
     
    Sometimes eBay.  Amazon was good until the postage to Australia became exhorbitant.  
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    angelaweiss reacted to psy_blue in Where do you buy chill ambient downtempo CD's online ?   
    Prefer to buy from bandcamp to support the artist or label directly. Hard to find / out-of-stock titles from eBay.
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    angelaweiss reacted to snowdrop in news - 2015 - W23 - release of the week poll   
    Greetings, friends! Your friendly poll pixie here, delivering another selection of auditory delights compiled by timeisart and Gagarin for your consideration
     
    I invite you to discuss and highlight the music releases that have been announced this week in psybient.org news.
     
    You are very welcome to vote for your favourite, most 'interesting' album(s) and/or share your impressions and thoughts on the music.
     
    Embedded players for each release are under the spoiler - click 'show' below to display them.
     
     
     
     
    Last week's results (these are the results after one week of voting - you can still vote and comment on this selection - click here!):
     
    1st: Kuba - Amber [ Self Released ]
     
    2nd: Various Artists - Chilling Dragon Tales [ Forestdelic Records ]
            
    3rd: Alaya Sounds - Mountains Flow EP [ Self Released ]
            Calma Dub - Mukande EP [ Self Released ]
            Lyserge - Daydreaming At Night [ Self Released ]
            MultiColor - From The Outside [ Tympanik Audio ]
            Profresher - Valence Vol. 3 [ Self Released ]
            Various Artists - The Nepalese Relief Benefit Compilation [ Be Green Records, Street Ritual ]
            
            
    Big love _/\_
     
    Edit: this week's results are available here
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    angelaweiss reacted to psy_blue in news - 2015 - W23 - release of the week poll   
    I've listened to the entire Forgotten Future album (actually just purchased the 24-bit flac) - to me this music is on a whole other level. Yes you can hear the Ultimae influence and the production quality is superb but what gets me is the extreme uncategorizableness (is that a word?) of this release. It feels psybient in general but has pure ambient tracks and also lots of acid sounds but no trance. Gets epic in 4-5 tracks but again, no trance. Vangelis comes to mind but there is no new age. Spacey psy, yes, but what about track #9 that to me is closer to some Rone tracks than anything psy. Even John Carpenter's minimalism seems to show up here and there.
    My point: listen IN FULL to get an accurate picture of this album.
     
    I was debating between it and Keziah's Angel, but when it comes to the "new" in "best new release of the week" imho forgotten future passes with flying colors and leaves me wanting more (luckily 3 more parts are coming, this one is the first of a 4-part series, according to their website). Gets my vote for awesome feel, production quality, and especially, character/originality.
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    angelaweiss reacted to Fils-des-etoiles in Fils des Etoiles - Project Fils des Etoiles [EP] (2015) [Self-released] (Psybient)   
    Dear friends dreamers,
     
    I proudly present you my self-produced EP : Project Fils des Etoiles
     
    Bpm goes from 67 to 90, it's mostly dancable tracks, I'll make other release for full chill atmosphere.
     
    5 tracks of deep cosmic journey + 1 Extra to come back on Earth chillfully
     
    Feedback, support and label requests are more than welcome
     
    https://filsdesetoiles.bandcamp.com/releases
     
    Enjoy !
     

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