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BedrockMysteryMod wrote:

The reason is in my previous post and in your PM box.

With respect the PM you've sent is all about 'other board members' whereas the post you deleted was specifically about you...

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You deleted my post - why?

Am I not 'entitled' to my view?

jamie wrote:
smashdad wrote:

To be honest I barely use more than 25% or so of what the SX can do - had mine over a year and only recently investigated opening up the whole FX panel!  Still never investigated any of the sample functionality.  I do use the loop function a fair bit I guess but I wish they'd tweak the software to give you even longer loop possibilities - it maxes out at 8 bars now I think (?) - would love to have the option of 16 and 32 added in...

16 bar looping would be great.

with respect to the FX - I'm yet to find one I am happy with that doesn't sound 'a bit shit' when used in a recorded mix (as opposed to playing out live).

Aye.

First effect I used recently on the SX was 'phase' - sounded 'alright' but no better than that - then I cued the same track up on the second 'deck' and actually 'phased' it properly with deck 1 and the sound absolutely took-off - so, SO, much better than the 'phase' effect. 

Been thinking about it more since that post half an hour ago - not many tunes I can think of where I'd benefit from 32 bar looping but I'd still like it as an option - can think of umpteen where I'd use 16 bars.  I'm guessing there's somewhere on the Serato site where users can request modifications - although I'd be amazed if no-one's already requested longer looping options - I shall investigate later...

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Henry Rindhoops wrote:
smashdad wrote:

An abundance of megapixels do not automatically equate to 'a good camera' in the same way that a lower than average megapixel count doesn't make the camera 'crap'.  My daughter has an iPhone 5s and it takes better pictures in bright light than my HTC One but doesn't get as good results when taking pictures indoors.

Have to disagree with you on that one, Smashy. I've got a D800 and believe me those megapixels are pretty amazing (cue Loopy with some shite about Canon).

But yeah, I get the general gist of what you are saying. The issue I have with the HTC One M8 is that they went for two cameras close together to increase the depth of field of the photos. And from the pics I have seen, they appear well gimmicky very much to the expense of image quality.

I had a play around with the Xperia Z2 and by far this had the best image quality. But Sony know what they are doing since they are basically making the best sensors out there: check out Hasselblad's new medium format for evidence of that.

Shit. I've just read all that. Sound like a geek. I'd better do one.

All of which is fair enough mate.  To be honest I'm still in the camp of separate, decent, camera for photos - a phone to me is for calls/texts, music and the internet - if I get the phone out to take snapshots of something that's all they're going to be - snapshots - and I'm happy with that.

Joe Public buys a phone with umpteen megapixels, has the camera on the default, highest quality, settings and then uploads a slightly blurred 5 MB file to FB of little Johnny's first day in a school uniform!  Still, fuck it eh - memory and bandwidth are cheap as chips so might as well max them both out...

303 abuser wrote:
smashdad wrote:
303 abuser wrote:

i don't even use the jog wheels on the sx.  i did initially, but found it's faster to cue without them and i use the touch strips or hot cues to jump around the track.

Do you not use the platters to pinpoint your hot cues whilst setting them?

i tend to set all my cues in offline mode, rather than on the fly.  live, i do more looping and use the various auto loop keys to shift/alter them.

Fair enough - I never plan things far enough in advance to be setting cues in offline mode.

To be honest I barely use more than 25% or so of what the SX can do - had mine over a year and only recently investigated opening up the whole FX panel!  Still never investigated any of the sample functionality.  I do use the loop function a fair bit I guess but I wish they'd tweak the software to give you even longer loop possibilities - it maxes out at 8 bars now I think (?) - would love to have the option of 16 and 32 added in...

Phil Opian wrote:

its only 10 or 20 quid

http://www.djkit.com/pioneer/pioneer-ddj-sx2.html

Only difference from the original SX, that I've been able to discern, is that they've made the 16 function pads multi-coloured when operational and provided a dedicated button for the new 'Flip' plug-in to Serato DJ.

As it goes you can buy the Flip plug-in for a the SX (and a number of other units I believe) and just designate whichever button(s) you want to use it with.  And I prefer the pads on the SX all being blue - looks less Fisher Price...

303 abuser wrote:
Unbroken1 wrote:
Phil Opian wrote:

No jog wheels?

..they'll say the touch strips do the same thing, but fuck it, who needs jog wheels anyway?

i don't even use the jog wheels on the sx.  i did initially, but found it's faster to cue without them and i use the touch strips or hot cues to jump around the track.

Do you not use the platters to pinpoint your hot cues whilst setting them?

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Henry Rindhoops wrote:

Can anyone recommend me a good Android phone? I was looking at the Xperia Z2. But some of them have been suffering from cracked glass due to over heating? The Sammys look terrible and plasticy. The HTC One M8 has a crap camera. The LG G3 looks good though.

An abundance of megapixels do not automatically equate to 'a good camera' in the same way that a lower than average megapixel count doesn't make the camera 'crap'.  My daughter has an iPhone 5s and it takes better pictures in bright light than my HTC One but doesn't get as good results when taking pictures indoors.

As an aside I'm finding daughter's iPhilia hilarious since the launch of the 6 - when I got my HTC One she was upset to find it did everything her beloved iPhone did and much more but she was able to (almost) justifiably say she would never be interested in getting a top end Android phone 'cos they were too big for her - she's been hyping herself up for ages about the launch of the 6 only to find that it's still got nothing on offer over and above the top end Android phones AND even the smallest version is now going to be the same size as my HTC One.  It's left her scrabbling around somewhat looking for justifications to upgrade to a 6!

And she's downloading iOS8 next week - if she does I've told her to give it a month tops before her 5S starts playing up...

MattBlack wrote:
jules72 wrote:

Started the Shield (US cop drama) on Netflix... think this supposed to be the Wire's inspiration.... anyway, it's v good (has an 8.8 rating on IMDB which is very rare). Less subtle than the Wire but without the incomprehensible US dialects....

Think i watched about the fist 4 seasons then Channel 5 started moving it all about the schedule so i never knew when it was on, good series though

Really enjoyed The Shield - took the entire lot on dvd off a mate and gorged on the whole lot over a couple of months. Great stuff - it genuinely isn't as 'good/worthy' as The Wire but I thought it was fucking good, honest and straightforward, cop tele.

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MattBlack wrote:
twilothunder wrote:

Linda lusardi was a firm favourite back in the day , and she still looks good now for a 55 year old

Always preferred Kathy Lloyd myself but yeah, think page 3 has had its day now

Only ever grot mag I bought from a newsagent was specifically 'cos Kathy Lloyd was baring all inside - pretty sure it was a Men Only - slipped it between two tabloid papers and smoothed it out at the counter in the classic manner.

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steelydan wrote:

Btw I've got a Tag that was given to me for my 21st. Can't part with that

Indeed.  I bought myself a smart (Tag) watch 14 years ago - can't ever see myself needing another one.

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"Sam from Dagenham - 36D 24 34 - really hopes a pill can be developed to cure Ebola and religious fanaticism. Her favourite animal is a pony."

Grant wrote:

A small handful of Tramadol and a bottle or so of red wine is a cracking combo.

I have strangely fond memories of that very combination from years back - did two discs in my lower back - would take me around half an hour to get dressed and downstairs of a morning - later that day, two tramadol and a bottle of red wine and I could bounce out of the sofa and run upstairs for a piss.  Consultant I was visiting positively encouraged it.

Sorry about the ribs though Ed - I have nothing practically useful I can suggest - avoid catching whooping cough maybe...

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My favourite mix of two tunes that I've ever done involved 'Belong' - didn't happen in Brighton though - best I can do for you - sorry...

Grant wrote:
Big Fella wrote:

He was hardly Pharrell Williams, Grunt.

No, he wasn't.

He wasn't even Kenneth Williams was he - let's be fucking honest...

flares was and, wherever he remains, still is an absolute cunt of a forum presence. 

'nitron' - should you ever bump into flares - next time you have a shave maybe - then feel free to let him know I said so and tell the cunt he's not missed - AT ALL - he's been more than adequately replaced by an even more pitiful entity.

smile

liquitech1 wrote:

Always preferred NE2...the section from Dammerung through to Botz - holy shit!

Disc 1 of NE2 has always been the best mix I've ever heard  smile

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Phil Opian wrote:

We discovered and colonised Australia...

In the same way we 'discovered' the Americas?

Pitching up, planting a flag and setting about the slaughter of all natives doesn't necessarily equate to 'discovering'.  Does it?

ETC - my dear old thing - apologies if this has been posted on here before but if it hasn't someone needs fucking shooting...

Vincent de Moor - Flowtation

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chromosome_junction wrote:
shaunstrudwick wrote:

however i'd defo be worried if I was a 'no' voter - polls have the 'yes' voters ahead

That means absolutely fuck all Sean. I promise you.

There probably has been a bit of a move towards the Yes. That was always going to be the case as the time drew near. It will help get the No votes off their arses.

I think it's going to be close - I think 'No' will win but I think it'll be close enough that 'Yes' will spin it into a moral, if not actual, victory.

What I'd like to subsequently see is a massive debate in England, amongst the English, about what the English want to do going forward in the best interests of England's future...

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shaunstrudwick wrote:
mr rossi wrote:

Does Smashy still do the old Mixlr thingy on match nights?

no - the streaming software he uses has gone tits up or something

Sitting here with the footy on wishing I was doing 'the old Mixlr thingy' to be honest - two things combined to fuck it up though; first and foremost mixlr 'updated' their broadcast client software and despite umpteen hours of fucking around with it I can't get it to work - secondly they made it a 'premium' service to be able to broadcast for more than 1hr and I'm not paying for something I can't use...

Pisses me off - really used to enjoy the mixlr sessions

Anybody had, or having, a punt on the Scottish referendum?!

Was discussing it in the summer with a mate - odds at the time were 1/4 on the 'Yes' vote - he reckoned it was free money and was going to do his entire B365 balance on it (he keeps it around £1k) - but then the odds shortened and shortened - couple of weeks ago they were 1/10 - he was disappointed but still saying it was £100 not to be sneezed at.

Now the 'Yes' odds are lengthening all the time - currently 4/11, although I have seen 2/5 - and he's still being bullish about going big on it but glad he didn't lump on three months ago!

I still can't believe the 'Yes' vote will lose but I'm not punting till the day, if at all!

Beijing Dave wrote:
Grant wrote:

The only time I'll ever see Morrissey again is if there's a reunion and there won't be one.

It's always good to hear him warble through some Smiths numbers, but fucking hell his solo output from the last 10 years is horrendous.

Let's be honest, Viva Hate, Your Arsenal and Vauxhall and I are his only decent solo albums.

So nothing in the last 20 years really, bar the odd decent track.

I liked the one that had 'Irish Blood English Heart' and the song about Hector on it.

Grant wrote:
smashdad wrote:
Grant wrote:

Morrissey treated Joyce and Rourke appallingly and refused to pay them money they were both owed after legal action and even threatened to take it to the European Court of Human Rights. Joyce and Rourke deserved the money - they were only paid 10% of non-royalties each. That's terrible. Morrissey mothering on about it even still makes him look like a cunt of the highest order - this will be his main reason for not touring with them, which only serves to make it worse.

How did Morrissey's treatment of Joyce & Rourke differ from Marr's?

Marr settled immediately and was contrite.

That's not entirely accurate - as I understand it the legal case was;

- Morrissey and Marr both believed they should've been on 40% each of the band's income
- All the while the band was in existence none of the four had any complaint about the 40/40/10/10 split
- Marr agreed with Morrissey that the initial Joyce/Rourke complaint was worth contesting - hence they jointly contested it
- Rourke bailed out of the action early - in the opinion of many because of advice that he and Joyce had no hope of winning
- Much to collective astonishment the judge found against Morrissey and Marr
- 3 out of 4 settlement payments were made on time
- when Morrissey missed the fourth payment (he was on tour I believe) Joyce's legal team started another action, trebling the amount being claimed for and trying to evict Morrissey's mother from her own house to sell it for Joyce's fund

Without Joyce and Rourke The Smiths would've been virtually identical - without Morrissey and Marr The Smiths wouldn't have existed.  Both Morrissey and Marr went on to continued success.  Morrissey even employed Joyce to play on some of his early solo stuff. 

In my humble the truth lies in the fact that, unlike most bands, The Smiths kept getting bigger and bigger after they'd split - Rourke & Joyce simply got greedy and figured they'd chance their arm on cashing in.  And in so doing - especially the way Joyce did it - they removed forever the chance of earning far, FAR, more money from a lucrative, 'cash-in' reunion tour.

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twilothunder wrote:
Phil Opian wrote:

Exactamundo. The only thing they have in common is they are both on CD and mixed by the same people. Showing his knowledge up the lad is. You'd have to be deaf or stupid to not like R1 when you are into the genre of all things prog. I'm guessing both.

LOL of course, deaf or stupid ? I bought both albums on release date, Ren1 got put away but NE1 gets regular plays and has done since purchase, being released two years apart not really sure this makes them from different eras ?

They were released only two years or so apart but that gap is exacerbated by the fact that R1 was very largely retrospective whereas NE1 was far more 'of the moment'.

Still not sure they can honestly be classified as being from 'different eras' though...

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MattBlack wrote:
twilothunder wrote:
Phil Opian wrote:

Exactamundo. The only thing they have in common is they are both on CD and mixed by the same people. Showing his knowledge up the lad is. You'd have to be deaf or stupid to not like R1 when you are into the genre of all things prog. I'm guessing both.

LOL of course, deaf or stupid ? I bought both albums on release date, Ren1 got put away but NE1 gets regular plays and has done since purchase, being released two years apart not really sure this makes them from different eras ?

Musically they are quite different as Ren 1 was more a club album while Northern Exposure 1 was much more intended for home listening/ afterparties, i think both have stood the test of time well though

Not sure whichever one of them (Digweed) compiled Disc 2 would agree with it being described as a 'home listening/afterparty' mix - I thought it banged pretty hard to be honest...