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  1. I still listen too Japanese pop and rock. They really have come a long way from when I was a youth. (Lived in Japan as a kid & mom’s Japanese). (Also lived in the PI between 72 & 74).


  2. 2 minutes ago, abacab said:

    Off-topic, but do you also remember all of the 'Man from Uncle' toys back in  those days? I think that series was trying to capitalize on all the spy genre stuff put out by the Bond franchise!

    How about James Coburn’s Flint character?

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  3. On 10/22/2020 at 3:28 PM, bayoubill said:

    think he would consider running for President?

    Well, I keep threatening to repatriate me family back to the UK and run for PM. So why not?

     

    He’d do a lot better than our future King Harry!

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  4. On 10/23/2020 at 7:50 AM, bitflipper said:

    Apologies to anyone who may have been put off of Melodyne 5 by me mistakenly assuming the software copy protection was Pace. It isn't.

    BTW, the upgrade was worth it just for the new leveling feature. Saved hours of editing.

    I can’t live without it. Just blows Antares Auto-Tune away. I think I got my first copy through Cakewalk. A long time ago....... 


  5. On 10/20/2020 at 9:22 PM, Bapu said:

    My buddy who has about 20 Gibby LPs checked out the specs and he believes with this model they did not skimp on the pups or wiring harness. He's the one who told me to put a bone nut and new tuning pegs on her.

    More specifically, Grover 502s. They are locking tuners and are a huge improvement over what comes on them stock (I’ve got several Gibs in my collection). They fit appropriately tight in the tuner holes and prevent string slippage and improve tuning stability. I’m partial to Graphtech nuts (more stable tuning). But to each their own.
     

    A Tonepros ABM over the stock tunomatic bridge and tail stop, may be something you want to look at down the line. The stock ones are held in place by string tension. Meaning they fall loose during string changes. The Tonepros are held in place with set screws and the pieces are made from aluminum vs the stock ones which are made from a zinc alloy called zamick. The aluminum Tonepros sound a bit fuller to me than the stock pieces. But that’s just a subjective opinion.

    On 10/21/2020 at 1:21 PM, Bapu said:

    Thanks mate.

    That will mark my 13th real live stringed instrument. Probably need to stop now.

     

    Wait I ent got an SG guitar yet 😞 

    Remember, The guy with most toys at the end wins! You’re doing just fine. 
     

    It looks very nice Ed. I’m sure you’ll enjoy playing it! And the next one, too. 😃


  6. On 10/23/2020 at 2:44 PM, InstrEd said:

    Dave it is just your old age......  (JK)

    By the way I feel the same way Dave about Finale software. I don't use it much anymore but when I do I feel like hey how come I can't remember where such and such is :(

    I have to keep the reference manual close by for a couple of weeks when I have to dive back into Finale to do arrangements. How easily things slip as I’ve been getting older. Especially when I step on that banana peel I forgot I accidentally left on the floor........


  7. 15 hours ago, craigb said:

    My roommate was watching the Noise er, I mean the Voice and a guy auditioned with Hemorrhage (In My Hands) which made me break out this...

     

    The guy sounded more like “Aaron Lewis singing a Fuel song.” What I said to the wife.


  8. 14 hours ago, aleo said:

    Thanks everyone.  I appreciate all the responses and info.  I am a complete amateur/noob at mastering.  Katz' method or system seemed to have a lot of merit and I knew it had been used with success in the film industry.   I'm currently mixing down my tracks for an album, CD and other venues, but plan to have a professional studio do the mastering.  I also want to look into LUFS.

    LUFS is a whole can of worms. Comes down to overall dynamic  program volume over time of performance. That’s the short story. 


  9. The kid next door learning to play clarinet, then two weeks later the oboe, then two weeks after that the alto sax, then two week after that the trumpet. The kid finally stuck with that and can actually play fairly well now. But man it was painful for a few months. Gotta give that kid some credit for sticking with it. 

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