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    Craig

    *Live* Funky Tech House

    No better ay to kickoff the long weenend than with some fnky tech house. All for your listening pleasure. https://soundcloud.com/craigggee/live-tech-funk Showing some loves always helps 😋
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Ladies, Gents and esteemed guests; I pulled my turntables out of storage the other week to find that after a year and a half of being tucked away, something ridiculous happened to all the plastics and rubber parts. I'm not sure what caused it but it became all sticky and gross. The base and all the buttons were stuffed. It's like that feeling when you pull off a sticker after a long time and all the adhesive is left behind. I plugged them in to make sure they still work and so far so good but I didn't want to keep them in this condition. After ringing around for parts and such it became increasingly difficult to find anyone who cared. I called the distributer and they said they may have some second hand bits laying around but no bueno so I decided to pull them apart and clean them up myself. Since they were going to be apart, I've decided that I'm going to wrap the faceplate and do the dicer mod! Quick Note - make sure you keep everything labeled! Take lots of photos and put any parts in labeled zip lock bags so the assembly is much easier Here's as they were when I pulled them out of storage You might be able to see the difference in the plastic. The shinier side is where I scrapped a bit of the adhesive off, and the matte is the gunk. So time to dismantle. There's next to no information about these online so it's a guessing game at the moment. The platter pops right off revealing a few screws. Since I'm wrapping the face plate I need to remove the screws (which I've already done around the platter) the other 4 are unnecessary. There's about 10 screws holding the base together. You can see by the finger prints how stuffed these are Once the screws are out, you can wiggle the base off. Try not to yank it when doing so. Be gentle, it'll come off I'm skipping a massive part here but can go int greater detail if requested. It's good to have an old pillow to rest the face plate down on as the hardness of a table could damage the tone arm, buttons or circuitry. To make a long story short, the tone arm isn't clipped in, it's straight wires from the circuit board right through to the carts. This makes it a bit difficult to remove. You'll require a soldering iron here and some basic soldering skills. It's best to melt the solder on the circuit board to remove the wires. I accidentally snapped mine. It's very easy to do as the wires are so thin so be careful. So this is my current situation. I need to clean all my parts now so it'll be some time before I post updates. Once the parts are cleaned I'll be wrapping the face plate and replacing the decals on the face too. Unfortunately the cleaning product you need to use will remove all text and any kind of printed labels or stickers so you'll need to have these remade if you want to keep them in the future. As I work in the sign and graphics industry this is easy and cheap for me to do myself. I'll probably be doing some custom labels on it rather than replacing the original logos but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully in my next update I'll have my colour chosen too
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    Hey all, I just put together and recorded my latest Progressive Evolution mix. Arguably some of the smoothest mixing I have ever done to date. I really enjoyed putting this one together and hope you enjoy it too. Listen to it here
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    KRK Launches Rokit G4 Line: An Update To The Classics For years, one of the best bang-for-your-buck studio monitors was the Rokit G3 lineup. With their iconic yellow cones and solid response, KRK’s Rokit line was a favorite of bedroom producers and DJs. Now at NAMM 2019, KRK is launching a new generation, the Rokit G4 line, with a number of substantial new features. Here’s a quick overview. KRK Rokit G4 Gear: Rokit G4 Models: Rokit 5, 7, 8, and 10-3 Price: $179, $239, $299, and $499 respectively Release: Expected February 2019 – preorder on DJTT here: (RP5, RP7, RP8) These are pretty advanced monitors considering their price points, with Kevlar drivers and a solid set of onboard tuning and EQ options. Here’s the feature set straight from KRK: Rigid Kevlar drivers for low-distortion sound reproduction Efficient Class D power amp pumps out high-quality sound at reduced operating temperatures Built-in brickwall limiter provides a balanced sound, safeguards against damage, and maintains audio’s dynamics The G4 generation has EQ adjustment right on the back of the monitors, with 25 room presets DSP-driven Room Tuning with 25 visual Graphic EQ settings Optimized high-frequency waveguide produces a wide, deep, dynamic sweet spot and incredible imaging Low-resonance enclosure for spot-on low-end performance Front-firing port yields excellent low-end response and straightforward speaker placement The new tuning app “real-time Room Acoustic Analyzer. Assists with EQ, placement and level matching” KRK app adjusts EQ settings, subwoofer levels, crossover settings, and polarity settings and aids with speaker placement and level matching Onboard signal generator to calibrating the system Includes Iso-foam pads and an optional faceplate with a protective metal grill Let’s be honest, though – KRK will continue to face some tough competition from other entrants into the budget-friendly monitor market. Pioneer DJ, Yamaha, and new comers like Kali Audio’s monitors (read our review here) will not make it easy for KRK. But those competitors don’t feature onboard graphic display EQ settings or associated tuning apps for room analysis. Those features could really convince most budget-minded studio monitor purchasers to go with KRK. Source: https://djtechtools.com/2019/01/26/krk-launches-rokit-g4-line-an-update-to-the-classics/
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Righty... it was a bit of an effort but I FINALLY got my labels! The inspiration for my labels comes from the times where we use to pull off tape and write what our channels on the mixers are or even patch locations on some synths. It came out close enough but because they're so small some of the detail in the tape goes. I had a feeling that would be the case but if you don't try these things you won't really know how it's gonna go. Anyways, here's the actual final product and the F1 Pics aren't artistic but I just wanted to grab a few quickly and update. Still on the hunt for a tonearm / second hand deck for parts and I've pulled the other turntable open and have that ready for cleaning. Hopefully I get a chance to get the second one all sorted out and working but that'll be all on these for a while.
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    LabRat

    Spotify Playlists

    My Discover Weekly on Spotify has been playing nothing but drum and bass for 3 months and I'm a little over it - especially when I want new stuff to listen to. Having said that, I'm over my library in general at the moment so I'm looking for some cool playlists to follow and something a little different from the usual electronic bangers. Currently listening to this. Pretty good for a Monday https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX0SM0LYsmbMT?si=m8ihXGRoSxqF6nJHcNKenw
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    Mitch

    Pics of your Set-up

    Work in progress at the new place. Next steps: -mount CDJs -setup turntables -setup Maschine & keyboard -new desk, mount monitors & fix acoustics
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Here's the last update for the foreseeable future. I say that because I've hit a wall. Few little things haven't worked out so I'll need to take a minute to try figure it out. 1) the tonearm is a bit fugged and it'll need replaced. The wires are so thin that when it ripped out it's fucked it along the line somewhere. It's getting harder and harder to find parts for these so this could be the difference between having these as a centre piece and getting them fully functional - but I won't give up! 2) the labels are way too small for my machine to cut out so I need to get them printed. This gives me some creative freedom with how I could get them looking. Now onto the good part. The turntable is back together! Here it is; While I was at it, I gave the F1 a new look. Again, label issues are same same on this one so I'll need to sort something out for this too Thats all for now. Hopefully the next time I post in here I'll have it fully functioning.
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Bit of an update. I got the colour in and went on to wrap the plate. It definitely does look way better than the photoshopped example I put together. Here's the colour draped over the faceplate - it's called matte violet metallic. Trimmed out The metallic in it looks amazing as you move around it. Really happy I decided to go this colour Next on the list; - There have been suggestions of going gold buttons, which I like the idea of. I'm starting to consider that if I do go the gold I can't leave the platter or the tonearm silver. That'll be a paint job as it's not worth the effort of wrapping. The platter has a black strip running through the guts so I'll probably have to paint it with a brush. I'm not sure what I wanna do yet. Let me know what you reckon... - I need to remake all the original labels. Rather than doing it exactly as it was from factory, I'm gonna put the Trump'd logo on it and make all the labels in a cool hand written / brushed style font. Thinking they'll be gloss black but I might too with the idea of the gold. We'll see... - Lastly, reassembly. I'm still a while away from all that, especially if I do all the buttons and stuff gold but I'm hanging out for the end result. Once it's reassembled I can start on the second one.
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    So I've ordered the wrap and I did some photoshopping to get an idea of what it may look like. Not sure if I like it but it'll look better in person! I'll keep that a surprise for now. While I wait for the wrap (there's no stock in WA) I got to cleaning the rest of the parts. Here's a before and after of the start / stop and power cluster. Before After The cleaning products you gotta use will eventually remove the ink on the buttons (as you can see) but there's no way around it and I can live with it tbh. I thought about wrapping the buttons too but it's a pain to get them out and I'm not 100% sure if they'll stick. More updates to follow one I've wrapped the face and put it back together. I just gotta figure out the colour scheme for the rest of the decal and then it'll be 1 down, 1 to go!
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    Thanks @Craig, I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Cheers
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    BeatLeSS

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Daaaamnnnnn that F1 is boss.
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    Enjoyed that mix mate!
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    Bin chicken ADJF shirt when?
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    BeatLeSS

    Pics of your Set-up

    Office revamp after tax.
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    Cupe

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Fuck what a project. That looks fucking epic. All the +rep for progress pics and finished shots!
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    BeatLeSS

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    holy shit dude that's epic. both of those look amazing. Well done!
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    LabRat

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    I've been thinking about it and I'm not sure I wanna go down that road now. The sample I did looked nice but it's a bit of pissing around. I think I'm gonna skip the gold buttons park and start putting it back together and then I'll play around with different options for the labels
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    Scottie

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    maybe instead of full gold on buttons/tonearm, stick with an easier colour or stock and have gold trim. not sure how easy that'd be though
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    Mitch

    Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild

    Looking forward to the end product!
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