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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2010, 03:10:00 PM »

More likely to rip the back edge of your Ikea fuzzy-edged sky-hook table thingy...

Is that intended for a touchscreen tablet thing (at least at that angle)?
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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2010, 04:45:11 PM »

That is a nice bit of kit. I wonder what is the largest size monitor it could hold before drooping?

According to my favourite Jesuit father Robert it can support two 24" monitors.
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2010, 04:45:21 PM »

Oh great, another great looking free VST appears when I can't download it. Thanks, Godfrey.  Tongue
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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2010, 04:59:52 PM »

I'm such a tease.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2010, 04:42:39 PM »

My photo gear software:















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« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2010, 11:23:05 AM »

That reads 7.8 on the sexy-o-meter Bo.
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« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2010, 11:46:15 AM »

Next thing you know he'll be wiggling his bum!
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« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2010, 11:58:30 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2010, 01:33:31 PM »

My photo gear software:




That looks like an Etch-A-Sketch!
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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2010, 03:26:39 PM »

Shake to reboot.  Grin
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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2010, 03:42:04 PM »

As I get paid on Monday and I have not reached my overdraft limit, I have invested in a pair of studio monitors.



I can now properly enjoy Paul's bass.



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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2010, 10:35:27 PM »

I've been playing with my music stuff today, so here we go with my own little contribution to the geeky stuff Smiley

The computer I use for making music is an HP EliteBook 8530w:



Intel Core Duo T9400 processor running at 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB hard disk, 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise. Laptops look boring, really - but it does the job really nicely.

The sound card built in to laptops is generally crap, so I use a USB one, a Novation Nio 2|4:



This is a little gem of a box, two inputs, four outputs, two separate, independently-controllable headphone sockets, and a myriad of routing options. You get a lot of punch for your hundred and thirty quid.

I have a pair of KRK RP5 near-field monitors, which both look and sound the business:



Getting hold of these babies was a revelation, I can really hear what I'm doing now. I use them when I'm recording TEP too.

I've got two mics, a Rode NT1-A and a Shure SM-58:



The Rode is the one I use when recording podcasts.

My main recording software is Ableton Live 8:



I can't say enough about it, in terms of useability it knocks all the others into a cocked hat as far as I'm concerned.

I also have Propellerhead Reason, which I use as an instrument rack - I hardly ever use the sequencer in it:



The Korg PadKONTROL is designed mainly for drum programming, but I use it mainly for triggering songs when recording podcasts:



Mine's white, though Smiley

I've also got a Korg MIDI keyboard controller which hardly gets used, so I won't show a picture of it. I've also got a couple of electric guitars - an Ibanez SA260 in cornflower blue sunburst, and my trusty Westone Thunder 1-A - two acoustic six-strings (the Washburn D-15 my parents bought me for my sixteenth birthday, and a Takamine electro-acoustic), a Fender 12-string acoustic, and a cheap but really useful bass guitar made by a company called Harrier, who sell exclusively via eBay. Somewhere in the attic there's a no-name mandolin, which I haven't touched for years...to the best of my memory it played reasonably well. Being a hopeless leftie all of my guitars are that way inclined.

My old Roland Spirit 50 amp - which I got for my eighteenth birthday - is still in perfect working order. Lovely little amp, with built-in footswitch-controlled overdrive...saw me through countless gigs, and incidentally was Rog Patterson's main amp for quite a sizeable chunk of Twice Bitten's career (I have to have some claim to fame!).
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2010, 11:06:53 PM »

I've always fancied a pair of KRK's myself but if I had a bit of extra dosh, I'd plump for a set of Mackie 824s.



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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2010, 11:09:52 PM »

I've always fancied a pair of KRK's myself but if I had a bit of extra dosh, I'd plump for a set of Mackie 824s.
Oh yes, they're the business. The main reason I went for the KRKs was their relatively low price, to be honest, and they got some pretty decent reviews. I haven't been disappinted Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2010, 11:11:03 PM »

My gear:talent ratio is ludicrously skewed in favour of the gear - I can't really *play* any of it "properly".
So they're really just expensive toys but I love trying to use them and, extremely rarely, something comes out that doesn't sound too bad.  Wink

A pretty generic Quad core PC - 2GB + 2x 500GB HDD (picture not really necessary)












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