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Found 11 results

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7967748/ https://www.thefuturescentre.org/signal/chemical-and-plastic-pollution-risks-causing-an-infertile-world-by-2045/
  2. Hey guys, feels awkward posting this here and probably isn't the best place for this but I'm trying to help my friend reach more outlets... I'll give a little background: A close friend of mine has fallen on some really rough times lately, he was diagnosed with leukemia a few weeks ago. On top of this his relationship with his fiancé whom he currently lives with has been falling apart. His fiancé is psychotic and unfortunately he was under her medical plan, in one of her manic episodes of rage she cancelled his medical insurance and is trying as hard as she can to drive him out basically leaving him to dieHe doesn't really have family left to fall back on as both of his parents died of cancer as well some years back (It kind of runs in his family.)... His lease on the current place is expiring soon, and unfortunately with his medical bill and having to cut back on working to attend to his health, he isn't left with much money to afford a new place. We've been trying to get him into emergency crisis housing, but the system is inefficient and takes time. Because of this we're trying to raise a little money to assist him in being able to find a place to live and pay rent for a few months while he can focus more on his health, and figuring his life out. He's a great guy that's been dealt quite a handful of bad cards, Any help is greatly appreciated. Here's the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/xwcpz2ks
  3. Okay so I gotta write a short (2000wd) informal research essay. It's due tomorrow and I literally just need to turn something in with 6 sources. But, as always, my problem is I can't do anything without over-thinking it. My own sophistication and pseudo-polymath interest in many subjects makes even attempting low-level writing VERY difficult. This is for a fucking english111x class, mostly freshman, I'm taking it bcuz I realized I have almost a BA in foreign languages completed (w/ minor in music) and all I have to do is bust out these bacc core classes I neglected to take earlier. So I think just an introductory overview of the term, origin, characteristics, utility and diversification and some conclusion on its evolution and future should suffice. Can I do that in 2000 words or am I fooling myself? I'm a pretty massive Brian Eno acolyte so I thought this would be easy, but it's not that simple. I have some great books full of essays that I've already read, (such as Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice by Robert Frink, which has a whole section devoted to the development of ambient music as being tied to the invention of the LP and automatic changer, thus allowing for individuals to listen ad infinitum. I am putting together a rough outline of what I want to touch on, please if you're willing, take a look at this as it develops and offer some points or alternatively, troll the shit out of me. I denote what concepts I'm unsure of in the placing with a "?" intro: —•question or statement regarding 'background music', idk, "What is the music of stillness?" i really don't know how to open... ———Cite definition of the word "Ambient" & etymological origin ———Cite definitions of the word "Music" & etymological origin ——•Tie the two together to see and explore which definitions cooperate and which don't ?——–• Maybe cite Brian Eno's personal explanation of Ambient Music (the term he coined) and included in the liner notes of "Music For Airports"...it might be more useful later [/b]First Idea: precedents in western music (and non-western music?), minimalist music that developed the concepts used later[/b] ——•The traditional form of western art music and it's aims (in a nutshell, a narrative structure with tension and release through linear development (not accurate at all, sorry, but this is for an introductory writing class) ——•Satie's "musique d’ameublement" or "Furniture Music" and its purpose ————maybe cite directly from Satie? ——•I'd Like to mention Ligeti's proto-drone micropolyphonic compositions but from what I've read the academic consensus is that he does not belong to the minimal tradition. Kind of weird if you ask me, considering many of his 1950's works were pretty drone-ish ——•La Monte Young, drone, and explorations in classical indian form (compositions 1960, and 'indefinite music') ——•"Background music" as a necesarily disambiguated term ———eg., ambient, incidental, 'Muzak', etc. [/b]second idea: cultural and technological changes that informed development of 'background music' ——• the LP & automatic record changer as enabler of 'low-level listening' ——• source from Brian Eno's descriptions of what his "Ambient Music" was to be ———music for airports (i'm running out of steam already) .....more stuff?? [/b]third idea: ambient dichotomies, pop vs. alt, utilitarian/commercial vs. challenging, splintering/subgenres —i guess just mention the different strands, starting with the popularity of new age in the late 1980s/1990s, the opposite 'dark, isolationist, etc' — steve roach? -fuck if I know man, shit -lol just in this post I have written 600 words. how to proceed...
  4. Guest

    ambient track id

    hello can anyone help me identify this snippet of ambient music? https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3zopo7n9s23nsh/unknown.m4a thanks!
  5. So this was probably one of the earliest electronic songs I ever heard, back in 7th or 8th grade when I got my dad to torrent the Yeah Yeah Yeah's discography (excluding It's Blitz, it wasn't out yet and it's considerably more "electronic") and this track was featured on a B-side (I think, I know it's a cover of the Liars song Mr You're On Fire Mr). Any other disgusting thrashed garage disco?
  6. Alrighty, so I recently bought an M-audio Axiom Pro and to improve latency issues with the midi keyboard I downloaded/installed the ever so famous ASIO driver. But I ran into a problem when changing the "Driver Type" and the "Audio Device" to the newly installed ASIO components. Here's the problem: when I switch the driver type from the (default) MME/DirectX driver to the ASIO driver and switch the audio device to the ASIO4ALL v2, I open up the ASIO4ALL UI and try and route the audio through my USB DAC/Headphone amp so I can use my AKG q701's, but the status on the USB DAC reads "Unavailable." I've already deactivated the exclusive processing on the speaker settings, so why does it still suggest the MS GS wavetable synth is enabled? Is there something else using the ASIO driver that conflicts with the USB DAC? here's a picture to clarify things up: http://imgur.com/OuRM4 Any tips for how to change the status for this? because I can only route the audio through the "Realtek High Definition Audio" with ASIO and using my headphones without the amp destroys the sound quality. Thanks, -Tekk
  7. Guest

    Speakers

    i've got a pretty big room with semi-vaulted ceilings. the sq ft is about 500-600 and the ceiling is about 15 ft tall at its highest point, with 2 alcoves for the skylights. i've only had to fill up a small room with my PC speakers, or fill up a bar with a PA. i have no experience messing with sound in these medium-sized rooms. my PC speakers sound awful in this room, and i don't really want to put a PA in my living room. i'm thinking freestanding will do the trick. don't really want the cheapest speakers, but i can't spend any more than $200-300 on the speakers themselves (i have a receiver). i don't really want to mess with a surround setup, i'm fine with 2 freestandings or a 2.1/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882269036 thanks watmm, feel free to refer to another thread as this has likely been discussed extensively here.
  8. Guest

    Steam Name

    Well, it seems that I can't change my steam name on watmm. I chagned my steam name recently and now I can't change it on my profile settings. Am I missing something?
  9. Hello everyone, hopefully this will be solved quickly and people can get back to regular watmming. SITUATION/CONTEXT: I have loads of pdfs, most of which I've had scanned, for my research. As I can't command-F these to find keywords I was wondering if there's another way (software?) to achieve this. thanks in advance
  10. Hi, I know this isn't a novel thought, especially with all of the analyses of what it means to have so much music "freely" available to the public, etc., but as a lot of you are quite intelligent, music-enjoying folks I thought I'd put this out there and ask for feedback. I'm obsessive with a lot of things in life, but I've found that my "need" to obtain all the music that I believe I'll like, which is a lot, prevents me from enjoying what I have and basically eats up way too much of my free time. The second I find something I like, instead of sitting back and enjoying the album many times over like the good ol' days when I paid for each album and then rode it out (because I didn't and still don't have enough money to buy a shitload more, and wanted to give the album and my money as much of a chance as possible before giving up on it and selling it back for scraps), I instead immediately go and seek more of the same music, more albums by the same artist (almost always their entire discography), etc. The anxiety that arises from my not-seeking and obtaining new, or previously unknown to me, music stems from both a fear that, if it's new I will forget about it and won't find it again, or that I'll forget about it and never get to enjoy something that I might have really liked. I know, it's ridiculous and self-sabotaging. It seems like there's an unbelievable amount of new music coming out that I would really enjoy. And there's always the mountains I've yet to mine. Does anyone have tools or suggestions as to how to deal with this? I did start a notebook of artists/albums I wanted to get into and remember, but a lot of it is, instead of just listening to something I like, I'm simultaneously seeking out/downloading something new. I would guess that the best thing to do would be to go back to paying for the albums I obtain, unless it's something unobtainable/out-of-print (although that becomes a very slippery slope). I still believe in supporting artists I really enjoy, and feel guilty about taking liberties in this "free-for-all" age. In any case, I love you guys. I haven't checked in here often lately, mostly consumed by work, etc., but every time I peek my head in and just look at the threads on the first few pages I'm reminded why I love you all so. The closest to an electronic home I will probably ever find. =) Oh yeah, and fuck facebook. <3
  11. I have a problem with the interface I´m using, that it only records on one side, the left side. When I listen to it afterwards it´s only on the left speaker. I´ve had this problem for a while and have tried fiddling with everything on the interface (it´s not because it´s on mono, i´ve tried both mono and stereo, both with the same problem). The problem is not with the microphone either, because i´ve tried plugging a guitar straight into it and ... same problem. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated. I´m wondering if I should just take the interface to be looked at, that the problem might just be with the interface. Hermann
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