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  1. All these forums start somewhere - years ago the forums you've posted were a joke with low traffic. Years ago people used MySpace and not Facebook. Years ago Soundcloud was a way for you to share and promote new music and idea's... You need to figure out what you can bring to the table that these other forums don't have, IMO. One of the biggest successes on here a few years ago was the remix comps. Another one was the user review/comments section on new tracks - where we tried to provide constructive feedback to help people refine their craft. The offer for the engineering tutorials is nice - but maybe think how to promote that to drive traffic. Like put a few links up so people can see what they're looking at fro this tutorial - see that value in it. That will help promote your friend as well. Maybe run a competition where people post tracks and you get your friend running the course and yourself to judge the winners of the course based on having potential to improve into something good an be a spokesperson for the course? I'm not interested in the tutorial myself. Not to say there's nothing to be learned from it... just not the time nor inclination to do it myself.
  2. PT isn't the only platform and there use to be a good amount of knowledge on here about various DAW's. Personally, i'm Cubase based and have been for a very long time. There's plenty of guys starting out with free-ware or lost cost apps and things like Massive etc. Might be worth having a PT and "Other" forum as a minimum, if you're really going to be PT focused. Your video tutorials sound great - this would probably be a better platform than YouTube for Q&A to follow such a video. Seems like a good idea to me and a good resource for those starting out. As for the user interface - personally, i'd get some more traffic before any major changes and see what the new recruits want. If you're going to try a new UI - i recon just start the way Cheyne did and do whatever floats your boat. It's a learning experience and you'll get feedback if you want it. You've probably got some idea's on what you want to see from other sites and your own knowledge - so go for it if that's where yo want to start. But, yeah, in my opinion the video's sound like an awesome idea and i'd be chucking my energy into them to get things boosted, then find out what's working for your 'tutors' and members alike, and what's not. I'm happy to chuck in my comments where they're helpful. Will stick around and help with cleaning up after spammers. I recon they'll return as the traffic goes up again. Sounds like you're keen, though! Get this place jumpin' again
  3. Beer, coke and hookers. And maybe a blackjack table. Nah... forget the blackjack. More seriously, you probably need to attract some n00b's and some "fresh blood". There's been no new questions posed and i guess some of the older techy guys that are/were frequenting the site don't have the time or inclination just to develop new content any more. You might find having general social chit-chat beneficial as well. A community isn't a community without it. Good Luck!
  4. Only choice is to wire in parallel... but are you using pre-made speaker enclosures or are you buying the drivers and fitting them in an enclosure with crossover etc? If they're a premade type unit, do they have internal crossovers or are you planning to use an external active crossover? You're going to struggle to find an amp that will handle the low impedance of 4 x 4ohm spears in parallel - it's 1 ohm nominal impedance and most commercial amps will handle about 2 ohms at best. Really you'll want 2 x 2 channel amplifier which will allow you to run 2 speakers per channel - 4 speakers per amplifier.
  5. I'm guessing by the emoticon this describes a bit more about their conception than you'd like it to have
  6. Dude, i can tell you being fat is probably a harder habit to kick If you really want to put yourself off smoking, have a cigar. Every time my missus gets the urge i light one up... but she's only had a drag once and nearly choked! You smokers are too use to inhaling and THAT is the first rule of cigar smoking - don't inhale. I've never had an issue as i've never smoked them cancer sticks!
  7. WOW - too many keys for him, mate.
  8. Hey mate. I can't offer any real advice as not a massive user... but bump to your thread so it gets noticed!!
  9. If you think a post is Spam or inappropriate, please use the REPORT button in the lower left hand corner of the offending post. This automatically sends an email to the Moderators who will then remove the spammer or modify the post, if appropriate. Try to avoid replying if it's spam. I've done it before thinking it was funny... but unfortunately that just seems to attract more as they realise people are viewing their posts. Thanks for your help, peeps!
  10. I like how the spammers now started posting in the spammer thread. Maybe we should just given them their own thread? That way they can spam each other...
  11. To see how long
  12. I know - fine effort, aye! The forum was all Jester thing's for at least a month before some legit posting happened. It's almost as quiet here as over at ITM!
  13. I think the biggest thing with the Beyers is that they fit OVER the ear and apply pressure to your skull... where most headphones squash or touch the ear itself. This makes the Beyers really comfy for very long periods. AudioTechnica make good sounding headphones, but i don't personally think they have the durability of the Beyers. I've also found over the years that you can rebuild Beyers in replacement parts for basically what it costs you to buy a new set. Try and do that with any of the other brands and you'll go bankrupt... nearly Try them both out - it sounds like you're in the right price bracket and you're looking at the right models so it's going to come down to personal choice. I don't think you'll find either a bad option.
  14. Beyerdynamic DT770Pro or the main stay - Sennheiser HD25's. Personally the 770's would be my pick as they're nicer to wear, everything is available as a spare and they sound good. So good their 'open' version cousin, the DT990Pro, is still pretty much the benchmark for studio use. They're loud, but they don't distort so you'll happily go deaf full spectrum The HD25's are tried and true for club use, but they don' sound that great, they're uncomfortable if worn for long periods and they're expensive for what you get. Both are really at what the upper end of the budget of anyone should be... but not being sure what country you're in and how much you want to spend it's hard to recommend anything but what i'd consider the better options. Not to say they're the most expensive option... but they're also not the cheapest. Your best option is to rock down to your local audio or DJ shop and give a few pairs a try. Most places have them on demo - well, i'm assuming you're in NZ/Aus/UK/USA where it's normal to be able to audition before buying.
  15. Well, it's still surviving better than ITM at present. Good luck with the sale - it was a great thing when it started and some new blood into the mix might be just what's needed.
  16. How about an auto tune, that actually makes singers sound good? Hasn't been done before... OR, you could make a machine that records when cats fight and then restructures them to make Britney Spears songs. No - that's definitely been done... Hmmm... this is tuff... Why don't you try doing an surround system where you use phase shifting and time alignment to move the sound focal point around the room... without needing to encode the sound. I.e. take a mono source and do it. Not completely novel - but for a final year project, i'm surprised they want you to do something totally novel. Normally you're taking something and making it better or proving it works is generally enough for a final year. Novel idea's are for PhD's in my experience.
  17. Yeah... check out the chomping jester - all down the forum, baby.
  18. Stay along the forum
  19. All the jester gifs
  20. Posting down the forum
  21. Little Jester
  22. HI DR BOB! Congrats, mate. You're far more patient and persistent with me to end up with a PhD. Took me long enough to get Bach so stuffed if i could live with going back to get a higher level. Hell... with my lifestyle choices over the years, i'm not sure the brain power is left to do it anyway I know about owls, but i'm not sure i could fit one in a computer. I once got to feed a tawny frog mouth - their beaks are like cardboard despite the fearsome look! And they fly silent. Bloody amazing to have one swoosh past in the dark and not notice it until it lands... or clips your ear!! So probably no help there from me.
  23. Both entry level mixers so i really doubt unless you want to use some sort of expensive external analyser, you're going to notice any difference with any recording between the 2. So, in my opinion, it's going to come down to which one you prefer to use as ultimately knowing the mixer is going to get you better results over looking for some technical difference in the spec's. The Personus is more of a mastering tool than something i'd use for recording - though it's not really clear where it is in your signal chain. If you've only got a couple of inputs and you run the Studio Channel as an insert on those channels then it's an effect and that's an appropriate use for recording/studio. If you're running out of the mixer into the Studio Channel and recording into the computer that way, i think you're colouring the sound before you get a chance to listen to it and make a mix. Having it on the master/main outs would be OK in a live situation (as FOH protection or similar) but i'd suggest not the best option when you're doing studio work. The time to put it on the main/master will be after you're happy with the mix/track and you're trying to finesse things to a mastering level for 'release' (put out a demo etc.).
  24. Not really. Your best option is a good karaoke version. It's very very hard to remove vocals from a mix. Why not get a must or two to play it for you live?
  25. I'm no pro with the whole DJ thing, but i think it's a bit of an issue - focusing on key over set structure and other mixing techniques. It's not just trance that's guilty of it. Forget these wheels and stuff. They're a useful tool for you to "train" your hearing to notice and recognise the key or at least which two tracks are going to meld the best. IMO, just like instrumental musicians, it comes with practice. It helps if you have a natural ability to recognise key (even if you can't pick or describe it) but it can be learned via things like the wheel system you're talking about. However, if you're constantly trying to look up a key or figure it out without using your ears, i'd suggest more focus needs to be given to listening and recognising what sound good and what doesn't. Practice makes perfect - reading a wheel or sheet music or a book isn't a substitute. Read them and then leave them to practice, IMO. I mean, sheet music is a bit different if you're playing in an orchestra or something - but you're not... so leave the books, wheels, notes and written stuff and use your ears.