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andorra

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    andorra got a reaction from mmbrian in The Official Carbon Based Lifeforms Discussion Thread   
    It's here! 
     

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    andorra got a reaction from Jatab in The Official Carbon Based Lifeforms Discussion Thread   
    It's here! 
     

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    andorra got a reaction from Gagarin Project in Are there any good festivals happening in Europe in/around August?   
    I found another site that has a list of upcoming psytrance festivals.. http://www.psytrancefestivals.com/calendar/
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    andorra reacted to yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    Nice and varied
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    andorra reacted to yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    The ambient CD from Suntrip's Ten Spins Around the Sun compilation. Quite nice and chilled. Suits the rainy weather here.

     
    Starts with Atmos' tune if anyone's interested,
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    andorra reacted to Jatab in What are you listening now?   
    new track from Quanta - definitely brings me in  

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    andorra reacted to yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    Missed that one first time round. Cheers for bringing it to my attention.
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    andorra got a reaction from ancientrealms in What are you listening now?   
    Playing once again Nibana's "Ask The Universe" album. Just so beautiful...
     
    https://maiabrasilrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ask-the-universe
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    andorra reacted to Gagarin Project in Links to tutorials and other useful resources   
    this ukrainian guy has many videos with tutorials for priducers.
     
    here is the one for compression:
    english => 
     
    and same in Russian => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-HZK_v2vac
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    andorra got a reaction from Ashmanakash in Andorra - DEMO downtempo track [Feb 2015]   
    Well, I took a little different approach this time
     
    https://soundcloud.com/pekkakemppi/andorra-unnamed-downtempo-preview-full-track
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    andorra reacted to Evolution in The Official Carbon Based Lifeforms Discussion Thread   
    This thread is for discussion on all things Carbon Based Lifeforms. News, Albums, Tracks, Chat, Pictures, and Discussion for fans of the most amazing group ever!
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    andorra reacted to Ras Hindicah in Hindicah - Entangled   
    Hi guys  
    I'm Hindicah, a traveler & psylistener tryin to make some music..
    Here is my last track, or project I would say. No mastering yet.
    I would be happy to have some critics, advices.
    Peace
     
    https://soundcloud.com/hindicah/entangled
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    andorra reacted to pangani in Pangani - Liveset Jamsesseion   
    Beautiful people,
     
    I played a little jam with my live setup
     
    Enjoy!
     

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    andorra reacted to Gagarin Project in Andorra DJ - The Last Glimpse Of Sunset [2015-02-16] (Psybient / Downtempo dj-mix 76min)   
    i know personally 7 of 9 artists in this mix
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    andorra reacted to floyd2.0 in Listen to my DJ mix   
    this tread is for psytrance mixes made by ourselves right?
    if so: here we go! if not just delete it Mr Administrator
     
    my latest melodic fullon set for a party called 'toxic lovers company', played @ Delirium, Ghent on 24/02/2015
     

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    andorra reacted to unknown music in 16 bit or 24 bit (Questions to producers and Audiophiles)   
    I do all of my audio processing at 64 bit and save them as 32 bit float. This is the best format to work in due to the higher numerical precision that your calculations will retain. If within your editing process you dither down to 24 or 16 bits all the time... then you are adding cumulative error, quantization noise, and dither noise to your mix and re-processing it at later stages with less precision. However, when storing a final work for distribution and no further changes are intended, dithering to 16 bits should be fine at the very last step (such as for CD). The reason I only upload 24bit files for my distributions is because for online streaming and mp3 conversion that many sites do, it is better to work with 24 bit or 32 bit files. This is because the mp3 algorithm works with 32 bit data regardless and will perform a bunch of more calculations. So if you convert to mp3 from a dithered 16 bit file, you are also introducing extra dithering noise and quantization noise into the filtering algorithms of the mp3 conversion.. due to the truncated data it is not going to be as numerically precise. This is why it's always better to directly convert to mp3 from either 32bit float or 24 bit files. For websites like bandcamp and spotify and soundcloud, etc, I always work with 24 bit so that I get the highest probability of having a good quality mp3 stream due to this reason. I don't know what format people prefer to download but the way I see it, I want to deliver the most exact sonic waveform possible.
     
    On a side note, I don't believe in storing audio data at a higher sampling frequency than 44.1khz or 48 khz but I do perform most of my calculations with 512x over sampling to avoid high frequency phase distortion...
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    andorra reacted to Phase47 in 16 bit or 24 bit (Questions to producers and Audiophiles)   
    I think the reason you don't see many 24bit audio files out in the wild are for the same reason as always - size. 
     
    I work in 24bit and don't go to 16bit until mastering - at the very last step with proper dithering. You can absolutely hear the difference between 16 and 24 bit files if you have good ears (meaning, you have the ability to listen critically) and a good source, good monitors in a good room. I do most of my casual monitoring on Dynaudio monitors through Apogee conversion and I can tell a/b between 16 and 24 bits, but I've been mastering records for 20 years I'm not sure it's a factor in the vast majority of people's music listening, where oftentimes poorly encoded mp3s are the baseline listening experience.
     
    Higher fidelity is always better, but it comes at the cost of size. Size means more space on your phone (we aren't there yet) and faster speeds for download (we aren't there yet either.) As size and speeds increase, it's reasonable to believe that audio files will increase in size (and thus fidelity) and the digital distributors and record labels will have another opportunity to sell you those Beatles albums one more time at least.

    Ultimae seem to understand that some of their listeners will choose quality over convenience and have begun releasing their catalog in 24 bit versions. I think that's awesome. 
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    andorra got a reaction from yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    Playing once again Nibana's "Ask The Universe" album. Just so beautiful...
     
    https://maiabrasilrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ask-the-universe
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    andorra reacted to yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    I'm having a quick listen to the first few tunes of vol 2 before work (it's about 7:30 in the morning here) and I'm liking them far more than the first installment, where the first few tunes sounded too similar. Good call, thanks for the heads up andorra
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    andorra reacted to Raul Jordan in a Man got to eat   
    In my case... I have a full time Job, and yes... is frustrating, because i don't have time to do music, :-(, I don't know when will be the the day to return to the studio... To me... if I could live with the money refund of my music sells and Live acts then for sure that I will leave any other Job, because the most I like is to produce music. But that is so difficult... I don't have free time to involve on these target.  
    Greetings!
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    andorra got a reaction from yiannis in What are you listening now?   
    Absolutely a great album! Enjoying my morning coffee here and waking up slowly with this
    Can't wait for the vol.2 they just announced today!
     

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    andorra got a reaction from Mr. UPGrade in Stereo width VST recommendations   
    Here's a free stereo control plugin.
     
    http://a1audio.de/index.php/a1stereocontrol
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    andorra got a reaction from ancientrealms in Stereo width VST recommendations   
    I've been using the NastyDLA for a long time now and I've been really happy with it. Quality delay.
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    andorra got a reaction from Gagarin Project in Stereo width VST recommendations   
    Here's a free stereo control plugin.
     
    http://a1audio.de/index.php/a1stereocontrol
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