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July 04, 2020, 09:00:21 PM
It has been Gaz, a real blast...


July 04, 2020, 08:11:09 PM
I guess its time to move over. Thanks Joom.  It's been a blast..


June 29, 2020, 10:19:03 PM
Important info in Things Only We Should Know.... just sayin'  8)


June 29, 2020, 04:58:17 AM
Yup...famous last words lol


June 28, 2020, 05:31:33 AM
I think it's all sorted  :D
(Famous last words)


June 27, 2020, 07:31:48 PM
I think PapaG hacked my account  :P


June 26, 2020, 04:57:44 PM
Well, I can vouch that you didn't give it to me...


June 26, 2020, 02:15:17 AM
Somehow I had an A record show up as "parked" in the DNS manager.... ::) Not my doing...godaddy support response to other people with the same problem? You must have given someone else your password... sheesh....


June 24, 2020, 10:12:09 AM
Welcome to the world I left, some years ago....  ;)


June 23, 2020, 11:40:44 PM
I got logged in :) Still trying to figure out what I messed up so I can't access anything though....lmao
his webmaster thing is for the birds :P :P
I'll figure it out eventually lol Everything was going so well too lol


June 23, 2020, 11:17:24 PM
I've been closing out multiple business websites and telling them they need to find another web person, because I can't keep doing them anymore...  :(


June 23, 2020, 11:15:24 PM
That's strange.  I don't know what the problem might be.  I had to log into GoDaddy today for a business website and didn't have any problem.  Wish I could help, Neil, but there's nothing I can do on your account...


June 23, 2020, 08:17:09 PM
Interesting...can't seem to log in to godaddy either.....weird-a-mundo lol


June 23, 2020, 08:16:02 PM
I think I screwed something up lol :P :P
Had the same issue late last night but haven't had a chance to check it out yet :)


June 23, 2020, 02:34:16 PM
Huh!  Neil gave me the link to the new site, and I checked it out yesterday.  Looking good.  But went to look at it again today and can't get there.  What do you think, Neil?

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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« on: April 16, 2020, 11:13:15 AM »
Who could have seen this coming?  >:(

 Had the storm blow thru Sunday , had a big lightening strike. Took out the Xfinity gateway and a switch , probably saved this computers network connection.  The backup  AT&T service is still down. I've kept it as a backup but , maybe it's not going to come back.

Afraid to check how much other equipment is ruined , power supplies seem to be the vulnerable thing. Just discovered some stuff when the Xfinity Technician came and noticed a monitor and the network section on the entertainment computer went kaput.  I don't spend a lot of time in the music room when it is cold ,  :-X so maybe not having some stuff plugged in saved me.
  The Xfinity Technician has caught the recording bug so , made a new friend there.   8)

To top it off we have this darn virus trying to kill us.  Not being social has me at an advantage but , I'd sure like to hug my kids. Since they are all still working I have to keep my distance best I can.  Some of my neighbors act ten foot tall and bulletproof.  It got cold for a couple days here so , they just started back outside again.
       When I was a kid , we'd walk up the hill to the school to get shots every time we turned around or my dad would take us to Brooke General.  It's a wonder we've all lasted so long , must be a conspiracy , lol. 

This guy does a take on Joom"s lyric , which caught my eye.  He does parody of Madonna's  Vogue pretty good too. 

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: July 31, 2019, 04:05:47 PM »
A little update: Thru the Audigy 2 in my tower there's no more latency than thru the module.  :o Very cool  8) You could play the kit stand alone with the Soundfont bank manager.  The 32mb sf2 even.

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: July 31, 2019, 03:12:47 AM »
Oh I wish I'd have bought this electronic kit instead of the acoustic drum kit.  :-X Just assembling them was an adventure. They are effortless to play , the module has 10 kits built in couple of them are kinda goofy.   You can reassign the sounds so , with just the module you could record a realistic drum track. 

 Mind you I was checking them out thru the PA with 215's. Those same Kustom cabinets cost twice as much today. Musicians Friend  ;)   You'd want a decent woofer  to appreciate the kick drum. The adjustment brackets are plastic so they probably wont take a great deal of abuse.  I'll record something with them soon , so you can hear them.  Yeah they are worth the $200. 

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: July 28, 2019, 05:03:45 AM »
These have single zone pads so I'm not expecting too much.
   I had a midi drum brain years ago and played around with making pads/triggers. 
To justify getting it , I'm coming up with all kinds reasons.  :P

1. It weighs a fraction of the kit I have.

2. It's quiet and might get a gig at the local Perry Como fan club annual picnic.

3. When the kids practice here I wear Micky Mouse ears (muffs) it's really loud.

4. It comes with a set of sticks

5. I have a extra throne

6. It was stupid deal of the day $199.99 , I'm Stupid  :-X it called to me.

The Alesis Nitro 8pc kit has a dual zone snare  8) $349. at GC here. 
The neat thing with midi is you can change the instrument after your done. Play and trigger sequences real time in performance. Change the kit at different points in a song via the sequence.   

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:41:25 PM »
Got a tracking number for a Simmons SD350 Electronic midi drumkit.   ;D Feeling better after watching this young guys video. 

General Recording Dicussions / Re: Great DAW Learning Series Youtube
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:17:34 PM »
I like Reaper , it will search for files when I mess up a save.  :-X

Instrumentals / Re: New song
« on: July 26, 2019, 10:59:08 PM »
It's very nice  8) A room mic would  add ambience.

Here ambience is the  windows rattling.   

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: June 22, 2019, 05:06:37 AM »
Thanks Joom , need a DI on the bass DI  ;) Wes was using the distortion feature but , he was hooked to the amp via the thru jack.  :P  My fault  :-[

A lot more used to get accomplished with , right handed cigarettes and coffee.   :-X

Had a lot of bleed on the bass into the drums , gonna move the bass amp. Give Chris the whole end of the room , I just had the drums set out of the way.   The room is 12.5 x 21'  after living in a trailer for years and still in that same shape room in a house. lol
Having a good drummer in the house gives me happy feet.  These kids are on the same page for a change.

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: June 21, 2019, 04:27:20 AM »
The kids having some fun.  (-!)
Wes on bass , Kevin guitar and the mighty Chris Hart on the drums.


Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:22:36 PM »
The little AD box works great  Time to find where I put that little Behringer 802 mixer  (-!)

I've got the littlest cheap RCA wire I could find carrying a strong clean digital signal.  I'll have to get my crimp tool out and make a few more 75ohm cables with RCA ends.

 I read somewhere that 75ohm cable makes great RCA cables even for analog  ;)
I also have a little DA converter box so I should be able send one to the other. Someone that does DJ stuff could make use of a pair of AD -to- DA boxes.  Trying to use a wireless router in a unknown venue could test Murphy's Law.  :P

Member Blogs / Re: The Frankenxtein Lab
« on: May 11, 2019, 03:26:29 AM »
Just got a Analog -to- Digital converter , will be checking it out tomorrow. OCD got the best of me , I should be able to track 16 channels with the  Tascam US1800 now  :-X (still works good)

I've been using a couple Dell GX780 mini tower's for personal use and really like them.  All things come to he who waits?  So now I have two more. Cool running Core 2 duo e8400 cpu's (two are e8600) , 8gb ddr3 ram in each , Nvidia NVS 300 graphics cards (18watts) , Card readers in the floppy bays.  A couple have Intel ssd's system drives , couple have WD 500gb RE drives. Couple run W8.1 ,couple run W10.

I'm tired so the AD converter will get a testing tomorrow.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Musou-RCA-Analog-to-Digital-Optical-Toslink-Coaxial-Audio-Converter-Adapter/303142392436?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Guitars / Re: Semi Hollow Body Firefly (Blue)
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:45:39 PM »
I liked it better without the extra weight :P but , it all works. I used nylon 1/8" spacers where the vibrato attached to the guitar face. So the vibrato doesn't sit on the face of the guitar.  The spring that comes with the vibrato is too tall so I had to cut it down. You probably would do good to get a 7/8"'s spring. There's a lot of space between the roller and the bridge. The angle is not so sharp so the strings go under the vibrato roller. The Roller bridge is really nice and a must in my opinion. The two setscrews on either side lets you lock it down no rocking of the bridge where it sits on the pin posts. The pin posts that came with the new bridge fit the same thread as the anchors/receivers on the guitar.

Guitars / Re: Semi Hollow Body Firefly (Blue)
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:06:18 AM »
The Crossrock case is a little big but , it  was expected.  I wish I wasn't putting a Bigsby on it  :-X

Then there's Scott Groves , take on it  :P

I really like the stain and it's good to have a handy helper.

Wesley mentioned selling a guitar  :o recently , he's too big to wrestle with now  >:(
We paid very little for most of the guitars we have so not a lot to gain in selling one. We've only got 15  :P   

Guitars / Re: Semi Hollow Body Firefly (Blue)
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:56:18 PM »
Add a set of locking tuners and some Loctite Purple , it's another money sink. :-X

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