Here some sound samples of the Boomstar SEM. Recorded with Lexicon PCM70 verb and Eventide H3000 echo mixed through a Trident Console. I look forward to peoples thoughts.
Play 1 Boomstar SEM Bandpass Square Filter Sweep Resonance Variations
Here some sound samples of the Boomstar SEM. Recorded with Lexicon PCM70 verb and Eventide H3000 echo mixed through a Trident Console. I look forward to peoples thoughts.
Play 1 Boomstar SEM Bandpass Square Filter Sweep Resonance Variations
By John Diamond, M.D. ( http://www.drjohndiamond.com )
Music can be one of the great therapies. Throughout recorded history in all parts of the world, music has been used as therapy. In fact, of all factors that have been investigated, probably none enhances the Life Energy and reduces stress more effectively than music. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is the fact that at the age of 70, when some 50 percent of American males are already dead, some 80 percent of musical conductors are still alive, healthy, and productive. The tremendous therapeutic power of music has always been recognized, and it has been the subject of many discourses, from the time of Pythagoras to Moses Maimonides and beyond. To me, as to Pythagoras, music is not mere entertainment or amusement (the absence of the muse), but therapy. It is one of the most potent modalities that exists for actuating what the Greeks called thymos, what Hippocrates called the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power that exists within us all: Life Energy.
I was inspired to meet Alexis Juliard who has the gift of singing beautifuly and has taken on a life style for healing and getting in touch with the inner spirit. He came into the studio with his green and orange vegetable and fruit smoothies and we talked and shared ideas about our journeys with music and yoga. Alexis Juliard had come prepared to sing the song “Cecile”, a cover from french singer Claude Nougaro. The studio was set up with ribbon mics custom made by Steven Sank (famed RCA mic technician) running through a Sebatron Axis and API 3124 Mic pre.
As it turned out the first recorded take had the feeling of the song we were looking for and we then set up the mix. The mix was done through our customized Trident board and to the Sony APR-5000 analog tape recorder. I had just gotten a demo of a plug-in I had never used before from the company Audified called the u73b Compressor. It’s a rather humble looking plugin that worked much better than I expected on both the vocal and guitar (in our DAW which is patched into the Trident analog board). It has a very natural sound that in this case allowed the vocal and guitar tracks to “breath” and does not color the sound. During the mix we ran the final mixed tracks through a Drawmer 1961 and then a Drawmwer 1968 for the final “glue”. We were both very impressed with the u73b Compressor.
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Today’s New Moon is the second of a pair in the sign of Aquarius. Just like its twin in January, today’s lunation has our orbiting satellite at the extreme close connection we experienced last month. This gives us opportunity to reflect on the feelings we experienced as a result of the occurrences that transpired in the last 29.53 days.
The New Moon in Aquarius is and invitation to philosophize about a better more unified world. This is a call to action for all of us as a collective. Now we must open our eyes and hearts in order to think and act globally. Aquarius is not always the most sensible of energies to deal with. Therefor it is of the utmost importance that we remain grounded and in tune with our own needs and those of others.
We celebrate the solstice point as well as the New Moon in Capricorn today. How wonderful that the New Moon and the Solstice point occurred in the same orb of time. This seemed to drag me deeply into the dream world and I was unable to meet the deadline of getting this newsletter to you, my devoted readers. I appreciate your understanding and patience as I found myself wrapped in a blanket of meditation.
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The New Moon in Sagittarius beckons us to shoot for the stars. Ask yourself “What is my polestar to which I set my course and sail this ship of life?” Then, take a small step in that direction. Hold fast to your imaginings, hopes and visualizations. We dip into the winter dream time in the northern hemisphere and awaken to summertime in the southern hemisphere and are summoned to meditate upon positive changes. In the Solstice time we are invited to give freely of our hearts to those around us. How are you expressing this?
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The New Moon in Scorpio beckons you to dive deep into your psyche. Today we experience the final Solar Eclipse of the year. As I type this a little on the late side, I am already realizing some of the effects this is having on me—I wonder about you.
When the British annexed the Punjab in 1849, they would usually incorrectly classify the Sikhs as a sect of Hinduism. During these times, a Sikh reform movement know as Tat Khalsa came into existence. In their efforts to present the Sikh faith as a distinct religion, they disassociated themselves with many of the practices that they viewed as having a Hindu influence on the Sikhs. It was during these times that Yoga along many other important practices were discouraged in the Sikh community.
What many Sikhs don’t know is that prior to this, the five older Sikh Traditions known as Puratan Sikh Sampardas* had always considered Yogic Practices as part of Sikhi. To date most Udasi Sikhs and Nirmala Sikhs still practice Yoga. Many Yogic texts have been written on Yogic Techniques and Philosophies by this great sages of the Udasi and Nirmala Sikhs.
Intern Bryson Ware at Invincible Recording Studio
Bryson Ware checks out some Invincible mastering tricks using The Sony APR 5000 analog tape machine and vintage tube gear. One new feature of the mastering chain is a Rupert Neve like custom made circuit built into 2 channels of the Trident board. These can add some solid compression and really fatten up the mids and low end.
The New Moon in Libra inspires the first feelings of seasonal changes in the wind today. Venus in Virgo forms a loose out of sign conjunction to the lunation bringing with her a need for change in our daily habits and schedules. Take it easy on the feelings of needing and wanting to have everything your way or the highway. This is off-putting to your closest connection. Long overdue social breakthroughs are tossed into the public view. This is apparent in my home state of Florida where the issue of medical marijuana is already written into law however, for some idiotic reason it is on the voting ballot. This is a result of Saturn in Scorpio squaring Jupiter in Leo. The whole thing is hilarious to me.
Ken Mary at Invincible Recording Studio.
When the Lunar Goddess renews herself in precise Virgo we are on point to comb through every corner of our world in order to weigh out and identify what is working. Later today determined Mars is conjunct Saturn, forging a new foundation assisting with new methods of efficiency. This is a potent cocktail for transformation. A new friendship or business connection can sweep you off your feet. A long awaited project can finally break ground and begin. Virgo loves us to be healthful and appreciates our elimination of toxic habits.
The point of a New Moon is when the Sun and Moon seem to rise and set together creating a dark sky. Today’s New Moon in Leo is in a tight combust conjunction with fellow fire planet Jupiter. Fanning the flames further is Mercury in Cancer forming an out of sign conjunction. This dynamic new start happens with Luna at her apogee which is when she is at the furthest point from the earth.
Wouldn’t you know it, just when this fantastic Sony APR-5000 analog tape machine became available here in Phoenix AZ I had to pick it up. Our technician Howy D. has gone through it with a fine tooth comb and it’s up to specs for any task you want to throw at it. It is not only in fantastic shape but has a new head stack! Our tech also got our old Otari MX 5050 up and running to factory specs as well. If you want some really funky old school tape sound with some very big bottom the Otari will do the trick. If your looking for that analog tape magic which is clean and rich then the Sony APR-5000 is the ticket.
Mix to ATR Master Tape on Sony APR-5000 of song: “Legendary Microphone” from upcoming album by Bishop Diamond.
The New Moon rejuvenates in her familial home sign of Cancer today. This marks the Solstice point of summer for the Northern Hemisphere and winter for the Southern Hemisphere. The sign of the crab rules the fourth celestial house of ancestry, family and the physical home. When the moon returns home she enforces our connections to our roots. This is a time to revisit our ancestral ground. For many this month it is a cosmic journey home, deep into the self.
The New Moon today in Gemini can easily cause a great deal of spaciness. Due to this happening in the sign of the twins we easily find ourselves in situations leaning toward unaccountability. Do all that you can to identify them as they arise and function with the utmost level of integrity. For more on the quality of integrity: I suggest reading chapter 28 entitled “Truth and Integrity” in my new novel “Lilith.”
We live in a day and age when technology powers us to create and express on our own terms. No longer are we hyper-dependent on a microcosmic system of people to dictate the sound of our records or the look of our latest music videos. In 2014, we have earned the privilege of venturing forth to define the edge of our own creative play.
In the case of Bishop Diamond’s newest album release, Illusion of Life, this is the absolute truth. Veteran producer Liv Khalsa and all-around musician and songwriter Bishop Diamond have joined forces to present us with their unique take on good tunes including 17 original pop tracks and a handful of equally colorful music videos.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus asks you whether you are ready to move forward. Do you have a few things you wish to go back over before you proceed?
The New release Tantric Bach by Liv & Let Liv with Dev Suroop Kaur is out with free download of Ave Maria!
J. S. Bach and Guru Gobind Singh lived during the same period of time in the late 1600s and early 1700s but in very different parts of the world. If these two great composers were to cross paths creating spiritually inspired music together what would have happened? We let our imaginations run wild with this creative vision and blend the contrapuntal inventions of J. S. Bach with the musical disciplines of rhythmic mantra and devotional music from the Sikh lineage of musicians and spiritual teachers ending with Guru Gobind Singh and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Thus, Tantric Bach was born.
April 1, The New Moon in Aries fires up our enthusiasm! What are you full speed ahead moving into? Aries is the warrior aspect of our self-image. He represents drive and desire, passion and vitality. The warrior can be restless and rebellious and signals the shift from one season to the next. Here in the northern hemisphere it is time to dig in the garden and start new projects. In the southern hemisphere it is time to slow down and begin to turn inward.
Do you feel inspired? Did you pull out your journal and favorite pen this morning? That is the magical energy of this Pisces New Moon at work. The extra supercharge of mystical knowledge coming at you is brought on by a close conjunction with Neptune in Pisces’s ruler and an exact trine with Jupiter, the traditional ruler of the two fishes, who is in Cancer. Blessed be! Faith is miraculously restored, dreams intensify and perception is heightened as your long-time project finally comes to fruition! Persuasive Pluto in Capricorn creates a desire to dive deeply into current ventures and work them through to completion. In addition, Chiron, the centaur who represents the wounds we learn to heal others with, is conjunct this lunation in Pisces. We now have an opportunity to work on self-identification and realize we are indeed spiritual beings having a human experience. The dualistic sign of the two fishes marks the end of the Zodiac cycle and reminds us that we exist in the realm of spirit as well as the physical. Rather than dipping into the psychosis and paranoia that can come from the unknown, choose to ride deeply into the unconscious mind and swim back to the surface with pearls of wisdom.
The Moog Sub 37 Tribute Paraphonic Analog Synthesizer is now at Invincible Recording Studio!
This New Moon in Aquarius marks the start of the ancient Chinese calendar. Today we begin the Year of the Wooden Horse. The horse represents the traits of energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able individuals. The element of wood brings a level of stability for most of the animal signs of Chinese Astrology.
We welcome the New Year in with a New Moon in the highly organized sign of the Capricorn. When the Moon is in the sign of the Sea-goat our ambitions are triggered and we are in turn tested in many ways. It is important to maintain our sense of humor as Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn demands we invest a great deal of energy and put sustained effort into our dreams and aspirations. Saturn is the sovereign of organization and represents the part of us that builds and manifests our ideals. He insists upon better management of the world around us and that we become clear on our short term goals thus insuring that we are able to feel the joy of accomplishment.
Intoxicated with the Devine – Sufi Meditations
This album contains rare Sufi mantras from Sufi traditions and also those that were taught by Yogi Bhajan in his vast universal teachings. Features Chanting by Yogi Amandeep Singh and beautiful singing by Manasa Majeti. Music composed by Liv Singh Khalsa. Included in the CD and with the downloads will be a booklet with meditations for all four chants:
Vocals, Keyboards and Percussion – Liv Singh Khalsa
Violin and Clarinet – Yonatan Miller
Mixed and Mastered by Liv Singh Khalsa at Invincible Recording Studio
Cover Painting by Tracy Dove
The New Moon in Sagittarius aims us in a new direction. What territories are you about to discover? Sagittarius, the archer is a sign of higher thinking and education. Ruled by the expansive planet Jupiter he is a sign of hope and spirit, reaching for the highest heights. When the Lunar Goddess finds herself in this constellation each year it inspires giving and aspirations for the future. Metaphysical breakthroughs and optimistic revolutions are possible. Ingenuity begins to flicker, sparked by a trine from the inventive planet Uranus. This gives many people the ability to realize and express great truths and gain higher levels of tolerance. I find this great timing for the holiday season which is upon us.
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You can listen to Manika Kaur’s upcoming album “Satnam Waheguru” at: http://www.invinciblemusic.com/satnam-waheguru
Blessed with a voice so pure it permeates your body and washes away your troubles in one soothing note, Manika Kaur is a rare and gifted soul. Her songs are the music of true devotion and her mission is to heal the world with her voice, as Manika says, hers are “Kirtan for Causes” with all proceeds from her music going to charity. Her recent video “Guru Ram Das Rakho Sarnaee” has received an amazing worldwide response with over 4½ million views on YouTube.
On the heels of that success along with the success of her album throughout Asia – notably in India and the United Arab Emirates – Manika has teamed with Phoenix’s long running label Invincible Music to release her album Satnam Waheguru in North America, Europe and Australia on January 21, 2014.
Today’s New Moon in Scorpio is a Solar Hybrid Eclipse. This is a total solar eclipse. It is a hybrid eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.0159. Totality will be visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida, to Africa at the Gabon landfall, R. Congo, DR Congo and Uganda, with maximum of 1 minute and 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana. You will be able to find images here at SpaceWeather.com.
This as many of you know is my favorite month. Living here in the northern hemisphere I love the crispness in the air and the obvious tilt in the planet which I observe through the shifting light through the trees and the coolness in the breezes. Whether you are noticing the change of summer to autumn like me or the pop of spring in the southern hemisphere, I know you are sensing loveliness and a promise of something new. There is a beauty heralded by the New Moon in Libra that is so different from any other. Libra brings a sense of knowing peace and balance are more than a hope, they are a distinct possibility.
I guess I never got over the idea that the New Year is in September. It must be because the calendar of my ancestors begins on the moon of the autumnal equinox here in the northern hemisphere. Every year I just feel like this is the time when I am supposed to break out new ideas and make changes. So, here I am doing it.
The Leo New Moon inspires a roar or contented purring. Which way will you be led?
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WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Are you feeling extra sensitive? I know I have been noticing myself and the people around me feeling a little extra delicate. This due to a crabby Stellium which is comprised by the New Moon and the Sun flanked by Mercury and Jupiter, all in the sign of Cancer. Today the Goddess of the Psyche joins in rattling the valve. Watch out for dramatic meltdowns and explosive out of control emotions.
New Moon in Gemini is an opportunity to have a conversation with ourselves. Gemini is known for insatiable curiosity and though sometimes seen as nit-picky is actually a great helper this month. Luna is conjunct Jupiter for this event, making everything appear larger than it really is! Ah what to do… I suggest easing up on yourself and not getting onto a hamster wheel that loops the same conversation over and over and yet again over. This combination can really pour it on causing you to feel buried in work, conversations and information flooding in. Do whatever it takes to stay afloat, focused and on target.
“Sri Chand is the eldest son of Guru Nanak. He was Baal Yogeswar. 151 years he served the entire humanity and never looked more than 12 years in his appearance. He was always in his subtle body. Very few people met him in physical terminology, but everywhere he appeared in his radiant body, in perfect form and shape.” Yogi Bhajan
Baba Sri Chand is known as the world’s greatest Yogi. He is said to have walked on the planet for 151 years and never aged. He attained what the yogic writings describe as, “Kanchan Kaya,” the golden body. Born on September 8, 1494 in the sacred land of Sultanpur Lodhi in India, he was the elder son of Guru Nanak and Mata Sulakhani. He was initiated at the age of seven, by Guru Nanak who taught him the yogic science of Charan Jaap and Mantra Jaap. Under the instructions of his father, he also studied the Sanskrit texts and the Khat Darshan.
When Guru Nanak returned from his final Udasi (travels), he presented his Udasi robe to Baba Sri Chand. Continuing the tradition of Udasis, Baba Sri Chand went as far as Afghanistan, Tibet, Assam, and all over India to continue spreading the message of his father. There still exists a Dhuna, the sacred fire of Baba Sri Chand in Shor Bazar Complex, Kabul, Afghanistan, where the local Sikhs have built a Gurdwara.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse in sturdy Taurus is sure to trample some of what you had thought was rooted in your garden of creation. Trust the process and surrender to the power that is!
The one act of opening our heart is what allows our “wings of intention” to spread wide and lift us to the heavens. Life can hurt, but the Spirit can heal our hearts to once again feel the love that transports us to the top of that mountain.
The spicy New Moon in Aries brings good fortune if you can keep your thoughts cool. The Ram likes to butt heads and push down walls before having a clear and well thought out plan. Be sure to step back and think an extra day before you bash down any projects or friends.
Today’s New Moon in Pisces swirls our psyches into a whirlpool of wonder. The two fish ask you to choose between what you want and what is for the highest good. Which are you reaching for? Read on for guidance. Pisces conjures up the magical, mystical and mysterious sides of our psyches. Added into the mix we have the amorous nature of Venus and the intense passion of Mars conjunct to this cosmic event.
JERE AND ELLEN FRIEDMAN
INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING
Today’s innovative New Moon in Aquarius inspires us to take tiny steps toward a new inspired way of utilizing the language of the soul. This new conduit of communication clears pathways to the land of love.
The moon represents the psyche which can behave like a sugared up teen if we let it! Allow me to help you harness her and reign her in this coming year. Book your appointment now for a look at this year. With a proper road-map it is always easier to reach your final destination. Scroll down to see the chart for this New Moon and to read your monthly Horoscope.
Here are samples of before and after remastering of the award winning album “Listen” by Jordan Rudess. Hope you enjoy the analog tube vibe! Mastering December 2012 by Liv Singh Khalsa at Invincible Recordings.
1. Premastered version of Listen To The Voice.
Sometimes purchasing a new instrument can inspire new music. In this case I just got the UVI Vintage Legends. For those of you that are not up on computer geek, these are virtual keyboards or in other words keyboards that only exist in digital domain. They are recreations of rare expensive classic keys Thanks UVI for doing a good job with this so even I can have to luxury of these instruments!
Please note that these were mixed through a Trident Console and compressed with tube compressors and eq’d with tubes as well. Mastering uses the TC Electronics 6000 MD3 and Brick Wall along with the Steven Slate Virtual Tape Machine. In the box mixing will sound different as you can imagine but the keyboards hold there own however they are treated to personal taste.
START THE NEW YEAR WITH an Energizing and Rejuvenating GONG MEDITATION AND CO-CREATE YOUR REALITY IN THE NEW YEAR WITH
NEW YEAR’S DAY! ~ Tuesday ~ January 1, 2013
The inspired New Moon in Sagittarius brings hope and optimism. Sagittarius wants us to leap beyond our comfort zone and soar to the highest heights. From his lofty perch we are able to gaze down on all of our creations. It is from this perspective vantage point that we gain clear insights and are able to choose wisely for our next step.
I love playing the gongs. Anyone who knows me will say “That’s easy to see!” But why? Well, one of the main reasons is that when I approach the gongs- when I pick up the mallets- when I face and greet my gongs to tell them “hello” and ask their permission to play with them again- I’ve become a little boy again.
Remember when you were a child and you’d call your best friend to invite him or her over to play? That’s how I feel when I approach the gongs.
Today’s Lunation is a Total Eclipse of the Sun at 21° Scorpio 56´ inviting us to relax back a few notches as we melt into the sweet surrender of life divine. The Sun and Moon are constant companions in our celestial realm shedding light upon our path as we float on this lush blue crystal through space. Luna is passing through the deep realm of the Scorpion. This causes our psyches to dive deeply into past issues and uncharted territories. Perhaps you are confronting you most intimate needs and desires and when tapped into there is no turning back, only profound transformation. Ancient fears and frustrations may surface. The beauty of the Scorpion energy is that it assists us in cleansing and transforming so that all challenges turn into assists and all uncertainties become deep knowing.
It has been over 20 years since I recorded the Crimson Series with Singh Kaur and Kim Robertson. Wow, it’s hard to believe how successful this music has been and it’s still popular today. Thanks fans for your support and love letters!
I got to thinking with all the great mastering gear we have what could be done to improve the classic recordings. The thought of even touching the sound with anything made me nervous but I have embarked on this journey never the less. To my surprise the results are pretty astounding. The vintage tube gear we have as well as newer mastering tools have brought a whole new level of detail and richness to the music that I thought impossible given it already sounded pretty dang good.
New Moon in Libra persuades us to do a balancing act as we strive to smooth out bumpy relationships while sorting out what we really want in our lives. Take this lunar month as an opportunity to organize and rearrange your world. In an effort to be liked you may find yourself over extending. Stop and catch yourself in the act and ask yourself,
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