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  1. I heard stories from people on the same cruise who said some bloke set up a "Deals" stand on the ship, with offers like half price cocktails at the starboard bar and denouncing the subscription model that Royal Caribbean had for upgrading cabins. 😀

    Glad you had a great time. My wallet enjoyed the holiday as well

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  2. I pulled the trigger (not the addictive trigger) on this one as it was £13 with my virtual cash.

    It will save me time as my normal workflow is to bounce my finished mix to cassette then play it on my Sony Walkman through an old gramophone speaker, record the sound on a 1950's microphone then get the result pressed to 7" Vinyl.

    Then all I do is play the record on my PYE entertainment centre with a 1970's Radio Shack condenser mic, placed in front of the 5" mono speaker, back into my DAW.

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  3. Happy holiday season to everyone! I personally don't celebrate Xmas.

    Firstly as an atheist I can't believe in a god who allows his creations to kill each other and destroy the environment and one who will let corrupt dictators live opulent lives whilst innocent children die of curable diseases.

    Secondly I wrote a lovely letter to Santa a few years back asking for an IPhone and he got me a Windows phone the B*stard!


    p.s. apologies for this post entering into religious territories, it was intended to be a joke about depth and shallowness

    p.p.s. and apologies also to those who still believe in Santa Claus :)


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  4. 3 hours ago, Brian Lawler said:

    Meh.  I have a UMC404HD in my junk box.  I was always frustrated with the poor output (not enough to drive my JBL powered monitors) even at max.  When I replaced it with a Focusrite Gen 3 that gives plenty of drive even at about 30% on the big knob, I also discovered that all of the occasional crackle that I was blaming on the DAW was gone.

    I have one which I got for a spares and repairs price, the caps on the outputs had blown. Replaced them and the thing is good as gold sounds like you might have suffered from the same output capacitor problem.

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  5. I constantly ask myself this question when it comes to Izotope MPS, being an owner of MPS3

    Am I that sh*t at this mixing/mastering game that without the latest subscription, the end product will be rubbish?

    The answer has invariably been No

    I did this in the hardware era and still produced quality stuff, I have done this in the software era and produced quality stuff.

    Don't get me wrong The suite is impressive, I use Ozone a lot in addition to other plugins, but nothing here says without the pro version I cannot deliver a broadcast quality, professional result. It is the equivalent to walking on crutches before you have a leg injury just in case you have one in the future. You end up reliant on the crutches even though you don't actually need them :)

    If Izotope had released Ozone, TBC, Insight and RX as a subscription model in the first place, they would have been swamped with sign ups, but for a mature (and brilliant I must add) product suite with little headroom for improvement, the words "Cash" and "Cow" come to mind.


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  6. Welcome back Larry!, for the last few weeks I have had to spend money on trivial things like feeding the family and buying the kids new clothes. At last I can go back to buying the important things in life :D


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  7. Some years ago, Larry told me to install this "free plugin" called "CC Lock".

    Ever since then, whenever I go to another deals page, my computer automatically shuts down, emitting a smell not dissimilar to burning bacon.

    It works fine again once I come back here


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  8. 17 hours ago, kevin H said:

    Seems broken, displaying in “C” instead of “F” :)

    Being proudly British we adopted the French system of course :)

    19 minutes ago, jude77 said:

    It's ok.  it was clearly a case of temporary insanity.  We all have those moments.

    usually right after we hit the "Confirm Purchase" button.

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  9. I went awol and spent my money on a new cpu cooler without the sanction of the deals forum.

    Please forgive me...

    Mind you £25 and my processor no longer fears global warming so worth whatever penance is due :D


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  10. Sounds like an elaborate plan by Amazon to stop you posting better deals than them on prime day :)

    I hear  from a reliable source they have a machine that controls the weather that Bill G. built in his garage.

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  11. @cclarry just so you know you are not alone. I found that out of the blue,  radeon adrenaline drivers failed to load for the first time ever and I had to reinstall them from the amd site and restart to get my display configuration back. I sent a bug report to Radeon. I assume this could be to do with a windows update. I was already on 21H1 so suspected this was a patch release  2021-06 KB4023057 although strangely the issue happened on the 17th but the patch was installed on the 11th. The only other thing I can think of is there was a silent Radeon update that borked everything.

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