Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Topic: TB4 announced with multitrack mixing and VR player< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
Olivier Offline





Group: Super Admins
Posts: 1836
Joined: Nov. 1999
Posted: Jan. 03 2017, 17:11

From Facebook:

Hi Everyone.
Happy New Year to everyone !
Hope you will love RTO as much as I do, it is coming out very soon. As usual working on the next project and working on a Super Advanced music player for TB4 that will have multitrack mixing and Virtual reality as well as the usual high definition Audio.
Excited for 2017 !
Best wishes from Mike
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
marty-party Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: July 2013
Posted: Jan. 04 2017, 18:50

Wow, "Return to Ommadawn" AND "TB4" - we all know what that means - in 2017!!! Well, I AM excited. A bit anxious, yes, but excited.   :D
Back to top
Profile PM 
falk Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 46
Joined: Dec. 2012
Posted: Jan. 05 2017, 05:57

another Tubular Bells....that can only be because warner own the rigts to TB2 and so on. I am looking forward to RTO, but not this
Back to top
Profile PM 
Korgscrew Online





Group: Super Admins
Posts: 3492
Joined: Dec. 1999
Posted: Jan. 05 2017, 20:46

Quote (falk @ Jan. 05 2017, 09:57)
that can only be because warner own the rigts to TB2 and so on.

I think it's beyond anything like that now. There was certainly a time when each three album contract included some kind of Tubular Bells album, and you had to wonder (I seem to remember Mike even admitted he'd used some of them as a carrot to Warner - definitely TB2 but I think maybe TB3 as well)...

Now, though, I'm really not so sure. Universal are clearly reaping the benefits of having his back catalogue in their stable as best they can and they seem to get reasonable mileage out of his new releases, so...I wonder what more can reasonably be squeezed out of the Tubular Bells brand commercially speaking.

I think there are issues with differentiation, people not sure what's a reworking, what's a remaster, remix, re-recording and so on. Not amongst hard core fans, of course, but I get the sense, from comments I've seen out in the wider online world, that people don't necessarily see much difference between him doing a new Tubular Bells album and, say, the 2009 reissue - the reaction is just "He's trying to sell us another copy of Tubular Bells!".

Perhaps I've seen too much of the negativity and overlooked what enthusiasm there might amongst the general music-buying public be for further uses of the Tubular Bells brand, but...seen from my point of view, I'd be wary of doing more Tubular Bells albums for commercial reasons.

I tend to think that Mike is just drawn to it, feeling it's a part of who he is. From seeming to not much like being the 'Tubular Bells guy' I think he's settled into a place where he quite enjoys it. He seems to like coming up with new variations on the opening in particular. I have the sense he's doing it because he can't not do it...

The idea of a multitrack player is intriguing, as is something involving VR. I think it would be nice to see the two aspects integrated into an album that can be explored spatially, where you can wander between the different elements focusing on different things rather like walking amongst the different musicians in an orchestra. Getting that to really work well as an experience would be a huge task, but I think it could be a fascinating thing to play with.
Back to top
Profile PM 
theweightless Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 600
Joined: April 2001
Posted: Jan. 06 2017, 14:51

i might be only one who is excited about tb4, imo these are getting better by the numbers, really don't care about the first, second one got me interested about oldfield phenomenom, by third i was sold.
ommadawn is my favourite, to do a sequel is bold, but that is mike, that is why i love his music.
:cool:


--------------
ASMK
Back to top
Profile PM 
Mat Cochrane Offline





Group: Musicians
Posts: 393
Joined: Nov. 1999
Posted: Jan. 08 2017, 19:44

I'd certainly be more interested surround sound as VR with binaural audio than more 5.1 mixes.
Back to top
Profile PM 
Atane Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 66
Joined: June 2007
Posted: Jan. 18 2017, 17:34

I think it's time this website closes.
Everything is on Facebook, now.
Back to top
Profile PM 
pauly Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: Oct. 2012
Posted: Jan. 18 2017, 19:06

There are people who don't use facebook.
Back to top
Profile PM 
qjamesfloyd Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 923
Joined: April 2001
Posted: Jan. 19 2017, 07:02

Quote (Atane @ Jan. 18 2017, 22:34)
I think it's time this website closes.
Everything is on Facebook, now.

Everything is not on Facebook, I would not use it if you paid me. And even if it is, why did you post on here?

--------------
Please visit my Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits forum below:

http://s7.invisionfree.com/Silvertown_Blues/index.php?act=idx
Back to top
Profile PM WEB 
Mike59 Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: May 2012
Posted: Jan. 19 2017, 08:50

I totally agree with qjamesfloyd.
Facebook is not for everyone, and besides - a hell of a lot of us like this website!
Back to top
Profile PM 
Starwatcher Offline





Group: Members
Posts: 126
Joined: June 2004
Posted: Jan. 19 2017, 18:37

Pauly, qjamesfloyd and Mike59, I totally agree with you, too. I also wouldn't use FB even if you paid me. For me FB is the personification of our new social world that gets more superficial day by day.  :(

--------------
"...but every while I would remember..."
Back to top
Profile PM 
bionicmic Online





Group: Members
Posts: 16
Joined: Aug. 2003
Posted: Jan. 20 2017, 05:37

Hope this the right place to post this:
Luckily I received my copy of "RTO" yesterday January 19th , and if I may say so,Mike if you read this, it is a great, great album and I love it.Thank you for this wonderful piece of music.
Back to top
Profile PM 
Korgscrew Online





Group: Super Admins
Posts: 3492
Joined: Dec. 1999
Posted: Jan. 20 2017, 08:15

Quote (Atane @ Jan. 18 2017, 21:34)
I think it's time this website closes.
Everything is on Facebook, now.

I vaguely recall you having said this before, and certainly I see you've posted it in both this and another topic here. We're not against dissenting opinions, but the fact you seem to have copied and pasted the same text into several posts doesn't really come across like it's intended as constructive criticism. Perhaps you feel it's more helpful than the way it comes across...

Please bear in mind that this is a site run by fans, not the record company or anyone else, and we do it because we want to. I think it's fair to say that some of us don't put the same amount of time and energy into it that we used to, but we still value the fact that it's here to come back to when we feel like it. It'll keep going for as long as someone wants to run it...

Would you go into a high street shop with a megaphone and shout "I think it's time this shop closes. Everything is on Amazon now."? ;)

If you don't like it here, you don't have to come here...seek things that you enjoy! Focusing on things you don't like all the time isn't good for you :)
Back to top
Profile PM 
12 replies since Jan. 03 2017, 17:11 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

 



Forums | Links | Instruments | Discography | Tours | Articles | FAQ | Artwork | Wallpapers
Biography | Gallery | Videos | MIDI / Ringtones | Tabs | Lyrics | Books | Sitemap | Contact

Mike Oldfield Tubular.net
Mike Oldfield Tubular.net