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    Mitch got a reaction from LabRat in Competition Ideas   
    Sounds intriguing!
     
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    Mitch reacted to LabRat in Competition Ideas   
    Not sure if there was a thread anywhere but if anyone is up for a challenge I have some ideas. These are more directed at music makers rather than DJ's but everyone is welcome to give it a go. 
    The initial preset challenge
    This one is about using your creativity using nothing but the initial preset. Inside the plugin you can have control over the envelopes and filters but that's it. You're not allowed to chance the waveform. You can manipulate the sound any way you like using as many plugins as you like. The idea of this is to be as creative as you can by forcing you to use all those extra plugins you got that you may have shoved aside or just not used. It's a good way to understand how they work too. 
    One sample challenge
    I saw this on YouTube and loved the idea. We all have 1 sample, can be a section of an acapella, a song or some other random audio sample, and we call create a piece of music around that one sample. The idea is to obviously use the sample in as many different ways as you can, challenging your creativity.
    If anyone's interested we can organise a deadline and I can come up with some more detailed rules.   
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in CDJ2000 reapirs   
    Bounce Audio in Prahran are good.
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    Mitch got a reaction from anush in CDJ2000 reapirs   
    Bounce Audio in Prahran are good.
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    Mitch reacted to xyz in Noise from USB audio interface - help fixing?   
    It's just the computer with standard peripherals, monitor speakers, and display monitors.  Nothing else within metres of it.  At this point though, like I said it's for all intents and purposes inaudible, so I'm considering the issue fixed. 
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Hello to all   
    Oh Hi there 
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    Mitch got a reaction from BeatLeSS in Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)   
    Comeback is in the works! Stay tuned for revival details.
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    Mitch got a reaction from BeatLeSS in Locating a song!!   
    The EP used to be up on the bandcamp site with a link to a free download which is when I got it... Just checked back and the link is still there but doesn't work anymore 🙁
    I did find the individual track on bandcamp for purchase though https://fatimayamaha.bandcamp.com/track/whats-a-girl-to-do
    If you can find this JV edit anywhere as well it's a pretty sick version 
     
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Noise from USB audio interface - help fixing?   
    I'd avoid the 1/4" -> RCA adapters and ensure you're using TRS cables -> whatever your monitors support (XLR or TRS). This will help. 
    This is a decent starting point to run through in order. https://support.native-instruments.com/hc/en-us/articles/210293145-How-to-Resolve-Ground-Loop-Issues-Humming-and-Buzzing-Sounds-
     
    What I'd do next:
    -ensure you're using balanced cables and inputs on everything
    -try the ground lift xlr adapters
    -try DI box.
     
    If you have a mate with the adapters and/or DI box to test first that's always a good way to go.
     
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    Mitch reacted to xyz in Noise from USB audio interface - help fixing?   
    Ordered the adapters, will update once I've tested them out. 
     
    Thanks for the responses. 
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    Mitch got a reaction from LabRat in Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)   
    Comeback is in the works! Stay tuned for revival details.
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)   
    Comeback is in the works! Stay tuned for revival details.
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    Mitch reacted to LabRat in Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)   
    I'll post a thread on a few different ways you can do it independantly
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Kouki - My Body (Radio Cut)   
    Killing it brother 🤘
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Computer problem (maybe)?   
    SSD is definitely the way to go these days! Hope it continues to work for you without trouble going forward 👍
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    Mitch reacted to Mark in Computer problem (maybe)?   
    I took it to a computer specialist and I had an SSD installed and I still have my old hard drive. Traktor and my music are on the SSD and all my other files are on the old drive. The SSD is really fast and the computer people said that having Traktor on the SSD would probably stop there being any performance issues as the SSD is fast. Also, they cleaned up the laptop and changed the settings for maximum performance. So far I haven't had any problems but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks everyone for the advice.
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in suggestions on what to mix with Itche Scratche Sweetness and Light   
    This is the track you're talking about. Sounds around 145BPM
     
    Most 90's techno/trance-ish songs should go OK. Will post a couple of examples later when on my laptop with music.
     
     
     
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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Locating a song!!   
    The EP used to be up on the bandcamp site with a link to a free download which is when I got it... Just checked back and the link is still there but doesn't work anymore 🙁
    I did find the individual track on bandcamp for purchase though https://fatimayamaha.bandcamp.com/track/whats-a-girl-to-do
    If you can find this JV edit anywhere as well it's a pretty sick version 
     
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    Mitch got a reaction from Craig in Locating a song!!   
    The EP used to be up on the bandcamp site with a link to a free download which is when I got it... Just checked back and the link is still there but doesn't work anymore 🙁
    I did find the individual track on bandcamp for purchase though https://fatimayamaha.bandcamp.com/track/whats-a-girl-to-do
    If you can find this JV edit anywhere as well it's a pretty sick version 
     
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    Mitch reacted to LabRat in 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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    Mitch got a reaction from Cupe in Stanton ST150 Turntable Rebuild   
    Looking forward to the end product!
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    Mitch got a reaction from N3verL4nd in 5 Essential Logic Pro X Piano Roll Tips   
    I'm not running X yet, but if you didn't know any of these yet, some of this applies to users of Logic 9 too.
    The Piano Roll is used to graphically edit and display any recorded MIDI you’ve played into Logic, or it can be used to step-enter notes directly. You can also edit the controller data you play like pitch bend and modulation here. In this article I’ll show 5 Piano Roll tips to make working with your MIDI recordings easier.
    Tip 1 - Make All Notes the Same Length
    Click a MIDI region in one of your songs and press the P button on the Mac’s keyboard. This opens the Piano Roll window. When playing bass lines, programming drums, or recording chords and melodies you’ll often want all the notes to be the same length to achieve a tighter feel. Select the notes you’ll be processing by either selecting them with the mouse, or press Command-A to select all. First, click the end of a region to adjust its length. Then hold Option-Shift while you’re adjusting. All selected note ends will snap to the current grid setting.

    Tip 2 - Make All Velocities the Same
    Now while you’re at it, you might also want all MIDI velocities to be the same. More often than not, velocity—how hard you played the keys—is assigned to an instrument/drum’s volume, so adjusting this will level out the sound’s overall volume. This can be great for stabilizing a kick or a MIDI recorded piano/keys part. Again, select the notes to be leveled first, press the Option key, then drag the velocity slider up and down.

    Tip 3 - Quantize Notes to Fit Your Song’s Key and Scale
    Although I prefer using Region Parameters (at the top of the Inspector), you can easily quantize notes and even “quantize” to a musical key and scale here. Yes! You can bang out random notes on your keys and they’ll still fit your song perfectly! From the Piano Roll’s inspector, you can select the root key and pick from a nice list of scales.

    Tip 4 - Moving Notes Around With Key Commands
    Whether you play the keys or step-enter every note, being able to easily move a single note left or right—without accidentally adjusting its start and end points—is very useful… also, moving notes up and down to change their pitches. Select a single note in a MIDI region and while first holding Option, use the Up and Down arrow keys. This moves notes up and down the vertical piano on the left. Now what about left and right? That would be great if it would jump to the grid. Right-click or Control-click on a single note and from the “Set Nudge Value To” menu that appears, select “Division.” Now while holding Option you can use the Left and Right arrows to move a note/notes by a snapped division step.

    Tip 5 - Edit Pitch Bend and Mod Wheel Data
    The wheels on your keyboard controller are great for bending and adding life to your sounds. When you record from these, you can easily edit this data. Click the icon to the right of the local view menu. The MIDI Draw area will appear below the Piano Roll. From the “Controller” drop-down menu in the inspector, select either Pitch Bend or Modulation. You can easily edit this data when it appears. Clicking on any Node/Point will allow you to adjust it. From the Piano Roll’s Snap Menu, select “Snap Automation” and the data will now snap to the grid/division setting. You can also switch to the Pencil tool and draw data freehand!

    Source: askaudiomag.com
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    Mitch got a reaction from BeatLeSS in Focusrite Scarlett OS X Mojave   
    Yeah, just a different one. I previously had it Focusrite -> USB Hub -> USB-C docking station -> laptop. Changed it to Focusrite -> USB-C docking station -> laptop.
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    Mitch got a reaction from BeatLeSS in Focusrite Scarlett OS X Mojave   
    Got it sorted. Had it going through a USB hub which had no issues with previous laptop & OS X Yosemite... Different combination of cables/adapters etc. got it sorted 
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    Mitch reacted to LabRat in 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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