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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Voyager: New Surround Music track for free download

Dear friends,

Today I have uploaded a new free surround music track to my web site, which can be downloaded in WMA (Windows Media Audio v10) and in AC3 (Dolby Digital) 5.1 surround format. The track is a 14-minute "typical Bjorn Lynne style" :-) spacey synth-rock thing with added guitars. I hope you'll enjoy it.

The track also features a guest guitar solo towards the end, by my friend Marc Pattison . Everything else was played by me.

You need a 5.1 surround setup to play the WMA or AC3 versions. You'll get the best listening experience by downloading the WMA file (it sounds better than the AC3), downloading Windows Media Player v10 or higher, and sitting in the center of the surround speaker setup while listening.

The AC3 file can be downloaded and burned to DVD for use in regular home DVD-players, using a DVD authoring program such as Sony Media DVD Architect or another similar program. That way, you can listen from your DVD-player.

To download the Surround Music version of Voyager, go to my free surround music page.

I also created a 5.1 surround setup test file, because I have a feeling that a lot of people have 5.1 surround speaker setups, but haven't connected it correctly or set up the software correctly to play it. So you can download the test file which will play a voice in each speaker, saying "front left", "front right" and so on -- so you can check that you have your speakers connected and setup correctly. This is also available in WMA and AC3 format from my free surround music page.

I already know that I'll probably get some complaints from those of you who don't have a surround speaker setup :-), so I've also created a normal stereo version and made it playable from the below Flash player. No surround setup needed for that.

I hope you'll enjoy this track! It will be featured on my next Bjorn Lynne synth-rock style CD release, hopefully sometime this year or early next year.

If you have comments etc., please use the "comment" feature in this blog. Thank you!

- Bjorn Lynne

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool track, Bjorn! Voyager seems like an appropriate title to me as some parts of this sound newer while some parts are reminiscent of "classic Bjorn". :) In that regard, it does feel like a voyage through time!

I really like how it picks up at 4:58, and this definitely overall has that progressive rock feeling.

Wow though, clocking in at nearly 15 minutes, this is almost 1/5th of a CD right here!

Hey, what about doing the audio CD version in Prologic surround? I know it's not as good as 5.1, but you could preserve a little bit of the surround mix that way.

July 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great track. This is the sort of thing that got me into your music. Coming from being fan of rock (I still am of course), I always appreciate good guitar and this has it in spades. If this is a good indication of the next album, I can’t wait! I like the fact it‘s on the long side - it must be one of the longest tracks you’ve done (ignoring Soothe!).

July 29, 2007  

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