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LabRat last won the day on September 11

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  1. Cheers buddy. Gotta get around to slapping a Trump'd sticker on it then to actually use it! The day job has taken over so my other turntable is in parts all over my work bench at the moment.
  2. Yeah I don't see it being worthwhile but could be wrong. Soundcloud is still kicking and I was pretty sure that was done for
  3. The way you stream on Mixcloud will soon be affected. "Mixcloud has always offered a service for creators to upload for free, and for anyone to listen for free. It's crucial to us that these options continue to exist." As a free listener, here's what will be changing - Free listeners will only be able to seek forwards (not backwards) while listening to a show - Free listeners will only be able to listen to the same show a maximum 3 times in a 2 week period - Free listeners will not be able to listen to shows that feature more than 4 tracks by the same artist or more than 3 tracks from an album (if you're not a rights holder) Their subscription plans are also changing - $2.99 for Mixcloud Select - $7.99 for Mixcloud Premium I'm assuming this is USD pricing. The full article can be found here if this affects you: https://medium.com/mixcloud/moving-toward-a-fair-and-sustainable-streaming-model-for-artists-99050561a069
  4. Picked up this today so I didn't have to put up with my laptop speakers anymore. Sounds bloody minto. Always a bit suss getting these kinda things, where I feel I could better spend money on headphones but I like this. JBL Flip 5 is the product
  5. 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.
  6. Yeah I reckon it would be worth a shot but I need to lear how to not fuck up tonearms first 😂 Might start with the controllers since there's not much too them
  7. Thanks boss. All the labels have been designed and sent to print. I had this idea for the labels back when I was designing a compression plugin interface but it went a different way so it'll be good to see it come back and play the part. I've also been keeping an eye out on gumtree and marketplace to see if any come up that I could use for spare parts. Few people want drug money for them but it's also nice knowing I could possibly get some coin for mine once they're finished. Update to come soon
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. if they're thing things your looking for they're probably perfect for the scenario. My berry truths from a million years ago have a limiter and dsp built in, which is weird because you'd think higher end models would have that stuff automatically. My Fostex for example don't have any of that and they were about 350 more. Having the features built in is handy for the bedroom guy / hobbyist where rack mounded graphic eq's and limiters are out of the question so from a functionality point of view I'd say go for it. as I said before, without hearing them I couldn't comment too much on the sound but I know there's better sounding speakers on the market but in your situation I'd say these would be perfect
  13. Without hearing them I can't imagine they'd be extra amazing compared to what's already out there. I was never really a fan of the rockit's to start with really. I'd jump on the Yamaha train and get one of the H series monitors. They sound mind
  14. 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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