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51  General / The Forum / Re: Advice you would give to your 17-year-old self on: January 14, 2012, 19:48:41
Have more faith in yourself. Oh and stop smoking weed you lazy twat.

Alice, you're still only 17 now!


As for me - if your Dad has to come and pick you up from the hospital after collapsing on pills and speed at a hard house rave, don't insult his intelligence by telling him your drink must have been spiked.

It's also high time you stopped wearing a wallet chain.
52  General / The Forum / Re: The Hijack Revival Thread! on: January 10, 2012, 21:24:33
I don't think that particular corner of the internet needs reviving

- shut up man

dungarees
53  General / The Forum / Re: CDJ1000 MK2 on: January 03, 2012, 20:32:58
My apologies; I was under the impression that mp3 playability was the main difference between the mk3 and the mk2 (and I own mk2s, so have obviously had my head stuck in the sand).
54  General / The Forum / Re: CDJ1000 MK2 on: December 31, 2011, 14:28:29
They'll read mp3s that you've burnt as wavs (i.e. the CD would play in any old CD player); if you want to play mp3 files directly then you need mk3s.
55  General / The Forum / Re: Therapy Bristol 2012 ;) on: December 28, 2011, 11:24:41
Defrost old Josh Impulse from cryogenic suspension and let's go for some hyperactive curry action!






(Possibly not at Oh Calcutta this time...)
56  General / The Forum / Re: Drunk on a school night on: December 23, 2011, 01:49:58
I went out for my cousin's birthday (with Jo/Me!, no less) and we ended up being in a music video for this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQOLpj2tj-o


So pretty standard Thursday really.

57  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: November 19, 2011, 11:38:02
Lata sent me that link the other day Ronnie, some of those shots are amazing. The POV one of Ryan Howard's clicked unturndown on A-line is now my desktop  Love
58  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: November 14, 2011, 21:05:31
Savernake Forest in Wiltshire for me yesterday. Was loads of fun until my V12s bit 6 parallel chunks out of my leg...  Cry

i have scars from V12s too. looks like i stepped in a man trap  Doh!




I've still got a dent in my left shin from slipping a pedal aged 15. There's no feeling quite like it.

I'm back West next weekend (the 26th/27th), riding FoD on Saturday and (hopefully) Triscombe on the Sunday. Time to give my new Demo a good thrashing  Tomato Slayer!
59  General / The Forum / Re: Any photographers on here up for doing a couple of press shots? on: November 09, 2011, 21:26:08
I need one too! let us know when/where you are doing it Will.

don't forget to smise


Just wait til Will's picture appears in Mixmag, then cut it out and use that.
60  General / The Forum / Re: Minirig portable speakers on: October 30, 2011, 16:02:40
I was thinking in the car on the way back to work that there is a great market for these when we (soldiers) go on tour to Afghan.

With the battery lasting that long and the portability of them they are ideal.

When i get mine ill show the guys in work and see what they think  Slayer Two Thumbs


Dylan was saying the other day that he's had messages from American soldiers who've gone into battle listening to Therapy Sessions sets  Eek
61  General / The Forum / Re: R.I.P Jimmy Savile on: October 30, 2011, 00:49:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rcFE7HEgX3g
62  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me some house mixes on: October 27, 2011, 12:44:10
Biggups! I don't know what the 'tunes of 2011' are, I need to go clubbing more  Embarrassed
63  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me some house mixes on: October 27, 2011, 11:50:25
Good work guys! I'm listening to the Space Ranger July mix as we speak, it's making me want to eat brightly coloured sweets.

Paradigm- too late I'm afraid, I already downloaded your mix last week, and it prompted me to buy Adrenalin and Bax to play out tomorrow night, so your work here is done.

Rosie- possibly just me being a div, but I can't work out how to d/l those mixes? Are they just for streaming?
64  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me some house mixes on: October 27, 2011, 10:20:02
Bump: I'm off sick today and need some new tunes to listen to while I bring up bile. Some of the suggestions above are still on my mp3 player 6 months later, and it's only a little 4GB jobby so that's high praise indeed. What else have you discovered since then?
65  General / The Forum / Re: Crazy MTB descent. on: October 08, 2011, 17:36:01
Filip Polc is definitely one sandwich short of a picnic- he broke his back a few years ago, but seems to have made a full recovery which is ace.

Here's a video part of his from a few years ago, Fabien Barel sums up his disposition nicely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD19fV-pCLc
66  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: October 08, 2011, 16:39:06
The Cotic would be an excellent choice I reckon.
67  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: October 07, 2011, 19:08:30

I'm sure they'll tell you you can do one.

Bit harsh.  Undecided




My mate is the Marketing Manager for Hotlines (who distribute Ragley), so just say if you want me to put you in touch.
68  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: October 03, 2011, 20:24:54
Oh, and I stumped up for my new bike yesterday- arrives in the country on October 12th. Spiceworld.  OMG Death Star!!!11


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzQLa_S5kG0
69  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: October 03, 2011, 19:50:38
I have seen a guy ride past our house a couple of times on a Piglet.


  Cheesy

(Assuming he's a small guy and it's a sturdy little piglet)
70  General / The Forum / Re: Good bristol bike shop to get a bottom bracket fixed/replaced? on: September 28, 2011, 21:10:16

Is that really all I need other than an appropriate sized alum key? I thought I needed a crank removing tool as well?


Depends on the cranks- most modern ones are self-extracting, meaning a 8mm Allen key will remove them from the BB spindle. I'd take Chris' advice, buy the tool (and you don't need to get a Park, they are the Rolls Royce of bike tools so a good investment but maybe excessive for your purposes) and for the cost of a bike shop doing it once you'll be set for life. Just like those Oxfam adverts about fishing.
71  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 18, 2011, 23:18:48
anyone rode it yet

thats my landlord and my neighbour in that vid... they have been there every night since it opened. say no more  Pimp

Is Jamie your landlord or your neighbour? Either way it's a terrifying proposition.

I'm off to Norway tomorrow- apparently the boys down South have been building a new trail for my arrival ('steep and lots of turns'), and then we're off for the closing weekend at Hafjell. QUITE EXCITED.  Slayer




72  General / The Forum / Re: Recommend me a USB hub on: September 14, 2011, 20:12:10
I've tried both slots- the hub doesn't work in either, but the external HD / MIDI controller / keyboard all work fine when plugged directly into my Macbook. I'm confident it's the hub that's the issue, which is by far the lesser of several potential evils.
73  General / The Forum / Recommend me a USB hub on: September 14, 2011, 19:13:56
Hello Nerds,

Until today, when it stopped working for no apparent reason, I had a Maplins own-brand USB hub; it cost about a tenner, required no power supply of its own, gave me four USB 2.0 sockets for the price of one, and each socket swiveled round so that awkward / oversized things could be plugged into them.

Can you recommend me a replacement please? I basically want the same again, but don't mind spending more if it'll last. Thijack.
74  General / The Forum / Re: !!! THERAPY SESSIONS BRISTOL !!! @ BLACK SWAN //// NOV 19th on: September 09, 2011, 20:50:13
Thank god Ed Spit isn't playing.






I'm playing at the London Halloween special, come and shake your rude tings!  Perv, mmmhmmm, yummy *rubs hands*)
75  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 05, 2011, 22:25:05
AC trails were wet tonight, and still very much rideable - bodes well for winter.

I had a sketchy moment on upper quarry, but I put that down to a bald rear tyre (and lack of control). Could have been worse - one of our guys almost got t-boned by a deer!!

I almost t-boned a bear in Whistler a few years ago when it burst out of a bush and ran across the trail in front of me. Gave me quite a start!
76  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 05, 2011, 22:12:29

flippin ek ed... thats gonna cost a fortune!

how come a demo over a summum?




Massive number one reason: The Demo is about two grand cheaper!

Also, the Summum is incredibly long and slack- brilliant for really steep courses, but wouldn't be that much fun for a lot of UK stuff.

Thirdly, I love my SX Trail dearly, and know that Spesh support/warranty is usually pretty good.

wowsa... you obviously have mates in the right places to get it that cheap! lucky ducker  Pimp



Not particularly, but this year's Demo is 4.2k, whereas a Summum is almost 6k. If the Demo stays the same price for 2012 (even with a Double Barrel and carbon cranks) then it'll be a steal, in relative terms anyway...
77  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 03, 2011, 00:10:14

thats a rig and half, when will you be flying on that?

Anyway, Eastern DH Champs at Aston Hill weekend, they even have a hardtail category for you Eggbeer!  Tomato Slayer!

I'm thinking up excuses not to enter already  Bad Teeth



when is this?

Sorry, typo on my part- it's this weekend. Practice tomorrow, race on Sunday.
78  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 02, 2011, 19:24:34


flippin ek ed... thats gonna cost a fortune!

how come a demo over a summum?




Massive number one reason: The Demo is about two grand cheaper!

Also, the Summum is incredibly long and slack- brilliant for really steep courses, but wouldn't be that much fun for a lot of UK stuff.

Thirdly, I love my SX Trail dearly, and know that Spesh support/warranty is usually pretty good.
79  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: September 01, 2011, 19:51:29

thats a rig and half, when will you be flying on that?

Good question- I have the money saved, but am living in London at the mo so chances to ride are a bit thin on the ground- although I actually won't have done too badly over Aug/Sept, so things aren't all doom and gloom. I don't know how much longer I'll be in the Big Smoke for (current contract ends in December so will see what job comes next), but if I can get a good deal on the bike through some mates at a shop in Edinburgh then I'll probably snap it up regardless.


That was an unnecessarily complicated way of saying 'I don't know', wasn't it?

Anyway, Eastern DH Champs at Aston Hill weekend, they even have a hardtail category for you Eggbeer!  Tomato Slayer!
80  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: August 31, 2011, 21:21:29
You can get down any DH racetrack in the UK on a hardtail no worries- don't get too sucked in by the marketing hype, the bikes everyone raced on 10-15yrs ago were absolute crap by modern standards, but everyone got down OK, and some people went bloody fast on them.


With that out of the way- I'm getting me one of these...


81  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: August 26, 2011, 20:36:13
Off to Brechfa on Monday, looking forward to that as I've not ridden there before.  Slayer

It's good fun, a solid two-hour loop (if you stop for the odd natter) and the end descents are on the burlier side of the trail centres I've ridden.


Big weekend riding for us Londoners- Aston Hill tomorrow (in preparation for Eastern DH Champs next weekend), and then Forest of Dead uplift on Sunday. Packing the waders as we speak...  OMG Death Star!!!11
82  General / The Forum / Re: Reputable online headphone dealerships on: August 24, 2011, 22:00:13
I got mine on Play, from them rather than their marketplace. I'd go with big name retailers; John Lewis being a safe bet.


John Lewis used to be safe about price-matching anything within reason too (including net deals), is this still the case?
83  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: July 15, 2011, 22:07:02
some dope new lines at Plantation  Slayer

everywhere is so busy at the mo... the quarry loop at AC is like the M5 with everyone riding 4k bikes. saw one dude on a bmx tho... reckon he had the right idea.

I rode that new loop the day after St. Pauls. Good fun, but about 50% of the berms have been built too early in the turns, which means you just end up straight-lining a lot of the S-bends; seems a bit of a waste of someone's hard work lugging all that dirt about. Not trying to be a Negative Nancy though, I did enjoy myself and it's a great resource to have for an evening spin. Better than dodging Staffies here in Finsbury Park anyway!
84  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: July 05, 2011, 19:39:29
Hi

Five-Ten 'Freerider'
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/five-ten-freerider-mtb-shoes/

Or

Vans 'Gravel'
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vans-gravel-bmxmtb-shoes/

For XC with V12 pedals. (hate clips)

Does anybody have either of these? Had Vans before (just normal skates) and loved them on the bike while they lasted (waffle tread pattern is good), but the five tens do look awesome and possibly better put together. Both around 70-80

Cheers

EDIT: or is this just a waste of time and money for posers? would i be better off hitting tk maxx for some cheapo skate shoes (and shin guards)?

I've got Freeriders, they don't grip quite as well as the standard Lo-Cut models (though it's splitting hairs) but they look a bit more 'normal'. Take your pick really, but I wouldn't buy anything except 5-10s.

Do you already own the V12s? Much better options around these days if not.
85  General / The Forum / Re: Phishing on Hijack??? on: July 02, 2011, 09:59:11
This is related to the way the SEO plugin that provides the functionality to give threads URLs based on their titles works.  The site is indexed under a few domains in the search engines and the plugin caches that.

This is currently being resolved on an hourly basis to clear that cache so it shouldn't happen for very long. 

It's not a "phishing" issue.

As for passwords, they are all encrypted one-way and can not be reversed to find out what your password is.



There he is  Smiley


Good old Peggy  Grin
86  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Tune structure on: June 22, 2011, 22:16:37
Thanks for all the replies folks- I'm sorry for radio silence on my part, but I started a new job last week, so my brain is pretty much full with that at the mo. I may get an hour or two to myself this weekend, so will try and get back on the knobs  Cheesy
87  General / The Forum / Re: RONI SIZE THREW GIRLFRIEND DOWN STAIRS IN JEALOUS RAGE on: June 15, 2011, 18:55:17
Roni Size's influence runs deeper than you'll ever know.

Like Genghis Khan, 8% of all men in the world descend from Roni Size.

Genghis Khan is descended from Roni Size?
88  General / The Forum / Re: On a St Pauls Carnival Hype ... 2011 on: June 11, 2011, 21:25:04
4hrs of Roller Express!!

 Script Script Script

And Laminate Radio to follow. I'm more excited than a blind lesbian in a fishmongers.
89  General / The Forum / Re: Henry Rollins on rave and modern rock music on: June 09, 2011, 13:52:43
A DJ is to dance music what a front man is to rock music. Twit.  Slayer

I think that analogy works much better with Kareoke Singer instead of front man in the vast majority of cases.

Every band should have a Bez
90  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Tune structure on: June 09, 2011, 13:47:27
I'm pretty formulaic when it comes to this, work in 16 bar chunks, either 16 or 32 intro, 48 bars of tune, 16 bar breakdown, 48 bars of tune and 16 bars outro.
I work in Ableton in session view until I've got a 16 bar loop I think is good, this becomes the first drop.
What I sometimes do is just copy this 16 bar loop for 5 mins and then take things out to form the tune.
Often I'll make the first drop just the beats and the bass, and then slowly add things like synths/percussion/busier hat patterns.
After getting a basic arrangement down I'll add icing such as reverse cymbals/filter sweeps and drum/bass/whatever fills.
You probably know all this anyway but I hope it helps a bit.
 Two Thumbs

That does help, cheers Guy (and Bloke) - interesting that the main body of your tunes are 48 bars, mine are usually either +16 or +32 on top of that, so maybe I'm simply trying to drag things out too long. I think I need to actually sit down with a pen and paper and map out a few suitable tunes, so there's no second-guessing involved.
Yeah, I used to do 64 bars but cut it down by 16.
Also wanted to mention automation, sometimes you're trying to find more sounds for the track when all you need to do it make the existing sounds change a bit.
 Two Thumbs

Ha- I'm trying to train myself to use less automation at the moment! I found myself noodling away for hours to very little effect. I'm aiming to use more actual 'musicality', i.e. changing notes, new chords/pads/strings etc; I don't have any background in music theory or playing instruments so find this quite hard work, but that also suggests that the greatest gains are to be made in that area. I do find however that having DJed for years I have an ear for how a track can ebb and flow- mine may not be where I want them yet but I can at least hear at which point they're going wrong, which I think is half the battle.
91  General / The Forum / Re: Henry Rollins on rave and modern rock music on: June 09, 2011, 13:16:33
Henry Rollins is a fucking legend, end of.
92  General / The Forum / Re: Henry Rollins on rave and modern rock music on: June 09, 2011, 12:29:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DReUrq5YB00
93  General / The Forum / Re: REAL ULTIMATE POWER!!!! on: June 09, 2011, 12:20:40
welcome to the internet Wink

Innit, for someone so quick to jump on others for their meme tardiness I'm afraid you're at least 5 years behind the times on this one Noodle.
94  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Tune structure on: June 09, 2011, 10:35:37
I'm pretty formulaic when it comes to this, work in 16 bar chunks, either 16 or 32 intro, 48 bars of tune, 16 bar breakdown, 48 bars of tune and 16 bars outro.
I work in Ableton in session view until I've got a 16 bar loop I think is good, this becomes the first drop.
What I sometimes do is just copy this 16 bar loop for 5 mins and then take things out to form the tune.
Often I'll make the first drop just the beats and the bass, and then slowly add things like synths/percussion/busier hat patterns.
After getting a basic arrangement down I'll add icing such as reverse cymbals/filter sweeps and drum/bass/whatever fills.
You probably know all this anyway but I hope it helps a bit.
 Two Thumbs

That does help, cheers Guy (and Bloke) - interesting that the main body of your tunes are 48 bars, mine are usually either +16 or +32 on top of that, so maybe I'm simply trying to drag things out too long. I think I need to actually sit down with a pen and paper and map out a few suitable tunes, so there's no second-guessing involved.
95  General / The Forum / Re: The Official Mountain Biking Thread! on: June 08, 2011, 20:46:52
Sounds wicked Dave, it'd take some persuading to get me to buy anything but a Specialized these days. Have fun on it!  Slayer
96  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Re: Tune structure on: June 08, 2011, 20:44:37
Cheers for the reply, and sorry for the slow one on my part.

I think that I can get sufficient layers together for a tune now, and I just need to spend more time working out how to bring parts in and out in a 'coherent' way. You're right- more listening (I need to make a folder of good candidates to cover) and more practicing.  Two Thumbs
97  Food for your Ears / The Desk / Tune structure on: June 03, 2011, 17:34:48
This may turn out to be an unanswerable question, but here goes... does anyone have any tips / a guide on effective tune structure? I spent the first year or so of my production 'career' just getting to grips with the tools of the trade, and I think my mixdowns are at the point where if I were to write a decent tune, someone more experienced could hear the potential in it and help bring it up to scratch. As a result though I think my ideas for tune structure/progression are lagging behind; coming along with each effort mind, but I'm still prone to getting bored/frustrated with what started as a great loop before I've managed to turn it into a proper bit of music.

I've been listening to and dissecting similar tunes and that has helped; I also know that there is no set formula to all this and it would be pretty dull if there was; but does anyone out there feel my pain? 140bpm music is quite formulaic at the end of the day, so any tips you can give me to speed up the learning process would be much appreciated.
98  General / The Forum / Re: Anyone able to help with 3 spaces to GLADE? on: June 02, 2011, 19:35:40
who esle wants to give a bristolian a ride?!

You forgot about the other 2 pretty quick.

Pretty harsh IMO.

Innit, whatever happened to P.L.U.R.?  Cry
99  General / The Forum / Re: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace on: May 30, 2011, 21:24:48

Tuned in  OMG Death Star!!!11
100  General / The Forum / Re: Borders is to become... on: May 24, 2011, 15:11:31
There's nowt wrong with Wilkos.  Tongue

I agree - I buy all the dog's treats there. I was just hoping for something a little more 'inventive'.

They sell chili plants for 69p. Win.

Dan, please don't feed chili plants to your dog, no matter how cheap they may be.
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