I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

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I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Post by Xmit » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:17 am


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Post by ranix » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:25 am

I think you need at least a cactus to make this shit up

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Post by wavecircle » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 am

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Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Post by oscilloscope » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:12 am

Vlad ??? WTF !!!
Could you be a bit more condescending ? Could you pull a more trite stereotype about Russians ?
This is a music forum, for the Pentagon Contractors Forum it's two floors below.

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Post by Xmit » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am

Err - his name is Vlad - Vlad Kreimer ? Head honcho & general genius at Soma. I know, because I bought a Lyra off him.

Soma products are great btw :) And I think he's awesome. :guinness:

Feel free to apologise any time you're ready - unless that's too condescending for you.

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Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:02 pm

Seems like a stab at clever wanna go viral if it wasn’t so esoteric marketing. I’m more interest in his idea about preventing oil tanker spills with a sort of rubber bladder.
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Post by GrantB » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:05 pm

Sweet, this is going to be so much better than drinking amanita-fed reindeer piss. :beer:

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Post by jdaddyaz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:36 pm

The real question is, is it analog?
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Post by Noodle Twister » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:12 pm

It appears from the description to be an analog binaural frequency generator.

There would need to be two separate generators and stereo output.

One frequency goes left, the other right. The brain hears a third phantom frequency (the difference between the two) and is said to change it's frequency in response. There's probably a noise circuit of some kind involved also to mask the two frequencies as this is supposed to make the effect more powerful.

So it's an analog meditation tool by the looks of it.

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Post by EPTC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:19 pm

This looks cool as shit. I've got a few Mind Machines at home (from a Gysin Dream Machine, on up) and would absolutely welcome this. Would love a demo of the device being used; agree that it seems like a binaural sound device.

I've been using binaural visualizers and color organs to calm my anxiety without medicine and there's real world value to these kinds of things. A Soma interpretation is wonderful to consider.

Been really enjoying reading the manual. The price seems very reasonable, just curious in straight language what the controls do.

Nice job, Vlad!

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Post by adam » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:34 pm

these things are normally 2 waves with a difference in frequency of the brain-state speed you're trying to attain, so you might go for 400hz left and 410hz right channel for a 10hz alpha waveband, listen in headphones, flashing lights of the same speed enhance the effect so probably easy to rig up with a couple of vco's and a tuner, or just generate the waves in audacity of course

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Post by 3hands » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:37 pm

Xmit wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am
Err - his name is Vlad - Vlad Kreimer ? Head honcho & general genius at Soma. I know, because I bought a Lyra off him.

Soma products are great btw :) And I think he's awesome. :guinness:

Feel free to apologise any time you're ready - unless that's too condescending for you.
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Post by BlinkyLights » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:45 pm

oscilloscope wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:12 am
Vlad ??? WTF !!!
Could you be a bit more condescending ? Could you pull a more trite stereotype about Russians ?
This is a music forum, for the Pentagon Contractors Forum it's two floors below.

:sb:
What?

Ease up, hotrod.

Vlad is great and that video is hilarious.

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Post by Bobby » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:30 pm

Vlad and the soma crew rock. In a time when there is barely any originality they own a corner of the game and lead the way.

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Post by dubonaire » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:45 pm

Great stuff!

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Post by Schrank » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm

EPTC wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:19 pm
I've got a few Mind Machines at home (from a Gysin Dream Machine, on up)
I built one too a few years ago :spin:

What else do you have in your arsenal?

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Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Post by dooj88 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm

i appreciate the 'lore', so to speak, that goes into the projects, but imma need to hear how it sounds too!

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Post by CoRtiCalLarvAE » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:32 pm

Coyote 346 here
I have peace’s and reconstructions of all of Gysin, Somerville, Burroughs , and genesis p orridge said work from the 60’s to past the gray room into later TOPY work. They had a foundational understanding of the reach of the cut up -mushroom calligraphy- audio permutation, the dream machine and its iterations,orgone accumulations possibility’s,work with infrasound, holographic spud... it’s hard to maintain they’re collective pace with little help. 93z

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Post by doombient.music » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:48 pm

CoRtiCalLarvAE wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Coyote 346 here
I have peace’s and reconstructions of all of Gysin, Somerville, Burroughs , and genesis p orridge said work from the 60’s to past the gray room into later TOPY work. They had a foundational understanding of the reach of the cut up -mushroom calligraphy- audio permutation, the dream machine and its iterations,orgone accumulations possibility’s,work with infrasound, holographic spud... it’s hard to maintain they’re collective pace with little help. 93z
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Post by catchin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:52 pm

Image

Seems familiar

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Post by tobb » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:28 pm

Ok, i am playing this video in a loop for almost two hours now and can't get enough of it.

Can we expect a Somavlad accademy anytime soon?

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Post by bmot » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:15 am

That’s just brilliant, don’t forget Vlad is also a performance artist. However, the detailed exercises in the 60 page book suggests he’s serious on one level. What might have been just another machine that makes drones and so on, now has a mystique method and philosophy behind it. Actually makes me want one.

Have you also seen the link to Vlad‘s upcoming beachside creative holiday resort? Free use of the recording studio. Sounds like Muff holiday deluxe, but my wife is worried Vlad might be planning on a brainwashing cult, which to be honest I am willing to walk right into

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Post by Pugilistas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:23 am

This could easily be the best one yet!

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Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Post by racooniac » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:42 am

as long as it is not interfering with my prana crystals energy of the day i am ok with having an broken mind because that means its open, amirite guys?!

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Re: I see Vlad's been hitting the bong again...

Post by TheDegenerateElite » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:52 am

So this is similar to the old Paia Chord EGG, minus a top octave generator o get different notes?

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