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  1. Definitely. I have yet to listen to the LP properly (that includes daybed). I don't feel as drawn to the music the way I did for M3LL1553X (which I love to bits). Cellophane is a great song, but nothing as compelling as her previous material (as far as I can tell).
  2. Bought it already a couple of days ago ! @Stickfigger I just have to recover from seeing Aisha Devi, Zuli and Gabor Lazar live first before fully discovering it 😉
  3. Positive Education Festival (Saint-Etienne, France) : https://positiveeducation.fr/ I bought a pass just to see Aisha Devi, Zuli and Gabor Lazar live, and they deliver. I barely ever go out anymore but I'll spend the money if I think it'll worth it (prior to that, last gigs I've been to were Aphex at Funkhaus and Autechre in Lyon, France), and I'm glad I went out of my cave for that one. I can't really rank these 3 shows, each had its charms and strength. Aisha Devi : intense, heavy as fuck yet ethereal at times, shamanic / ritualistic, massive live-set. Incredible performer as well, what an impressive vocalist. A physical experience too. Bought her 2 most recent releases right away when I came back home. Zuli : "amazing set" as I simply told him when I walked into him later on. Seems to be a really nice chap too. Mostly rythmic, going through many different tempi in an organic and spontaneous way, quite unpredictable as well. Reminiscent of Ae at times, in a raw, hip-hopish way too. Zuli had a huge, generous smile on his face during the whole set, it felt like he was really happy to share the moment : utterly enjoyable bonus. Gabor Lazar : I was so looking forward to his set. Reminds me a lot of his Boiler Room one (that I've listened to countless times). I'd say it was half remixed Unfold material, half exclusive tunes... and those new ones are beyond fantastic. I'd say it sounded like an ultra-futuristic take on electro à la Model 500, with some of the sharpest sound-design I've heard. I can not wait for his next EP/LP, it was stellar. The "headiest" one of the bunch though. I wish I could have bought a beer to each of them, I've attended tons of (awesome) live sets in the past and these 3 performances were awe inspiring and genuinely blissful. Some the finest I've been too really, I don't even regret challenging my dormant agoraphobia ^^
  4. DIY acoustic panels are affordable, rewarding and effective. Not hard to build either. You can add new ones as needed for a reasonable expense, which means you can start with bass traps and early reflection treatment with amazing results already, and improve your room’s acoustics when money allows with additional panels. You can start with something rough on the eye if budget / time is lacking and improve them later on. Best solution IMO.
  5. And it’s out. I’ve had a promo copy for a few weeks and have listened to it on repeat since then : proper grower and strong AOTY contender.
  6. Instabuy. New release by live-coding and additive synthesis wizard Kindohm.
  7. Been using hacks (desktops and now also a laptop) for 8 years, even if I run into occasional issues they've been pretty stable. The two I currently use will remain with Mojave 10.14.6 for a little while though.
  8. I've seen that via CDM, looks great. Now I dream of directly writing my lines of TC code onto Live's clips, would be beyond awesome.
  9. Nil

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    The blue lights around the monitor screen : APS Coax 😉
  10. Gibber2 is promising (https://forum.toplap.org/t/gibber-2-0-roadmap/203/6), even more with the addition of Tidal-like syntax. For obvious reasons, Siren is also tempting https://github.com/cannc4/Siren , might give it a try someday. I'm quite curious about Renick Bell'sConductive too, but I believe it's yet to be public ? I'm damn happy with TidalCycles anyway, even though I need to find my own ways to be "fluent" with it.
  11. Thanks ! As far as gates are concerned (I love to use them everywhere creatively), DMG Audio’s TrackGate is king. It does 2 flavors of SSL gate/expander (which I’ve always loved since my Duende days) perfectly. Inexpensive too.
  12. The gating/ducking feature in Goodhertz MegaVerb works wonders. And the verb itself is so freaking stellar, it has a grungy, noisy vibe which is beyond amazing and useful in a track to contrast hi-res verbs. For almost two decades I've used my verbs / delays as inserts, and I've been toying with sends/returns lately, and I think I'm a convertee now.
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