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mcbpete last won the day on June 30 2019

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  1. Wow, was not expecting what I heard from that cover. "Oh Henry" in particular is fantastic from those two released tracks - Definitely have to remember to pick up this when it's out Are there any other artists that do this smooth jazz and d'n'b / breakbeat fusion with such incredible detailed production ? Back in the day I remember 4 Hero - Two Pages being similarish, though Part 1 was a lot more Soul-y and Page 2 a lot more d'n'b-y with not much of a mixture between the two.
  2. FYI The 'hide post' button is next to the 'promote' button on the mobile version of this site ... Definitely could've got myself a big spanking from Mr.Rex for mispressing !
  3. I was gonna say vvvv but if you're more into the live-'coding' side of things gl/pixel shaders would probably be more your thing: https://www.shadertoy.com/ https://webglfundamentals.org/webgl/lessons/webgl-shadertoy.html https://github.com/Gargaj/Bonzomatic
  4. Well, for me it goes without saying: another really lovely album in an incredible series. This one has the melodic sensibilities of 3 with the static crunch of 2 Possibly a controversial opinion but does anyone else think that a lot of the tracks would have a bit more room to breath without the 'ping' instrument that's been used on the last couple of albums ? Also (if I'm being hypercritical) the track order seems a little off - The first track seems to jump right into the middle of things, and the last track also seems like it'd be better placed somewhere in the miggle.... I'd personally have it start with something like Xerrox Calysoid 1 and close with Xerrox Sans Retour
  5. I had a brilliant one as a little kid that changed colour depending on how hot/cold it got. Lost it down the handrail of a staircase outside a church.
  6. Ooh aye, heard good stuff about the new AMD range .... Will definitely investigate ! @thawkins RE: Screensize - I've had 17'' lappys since the early 00s and so have just been used to the form factor of a full size keyboard with a numpad, and screen size for my ageing eyes! Not too concerned about it not being the latest tech after just a few months, have been quite used to that with my existing setup - The last part to receive any updates (my 3d card) was 18 months ago but hell 6 years worth of support for a middling card is pretty good - maybe I should rather stick to the ZBook w/Quadro (or the Thinkpad) range for stability as they're built more as reliable 'mobile workstations' rather than specifically laptops (plus no hideous RGB lighting!) @rhmilo Given Macs a darn good go (use them in the office for editing daily over the last few years, and currently have a work loan MacBook pro since lockdown in March) but the closed architecture just isn't for me. Have so many wacky archaic bits of music software that have either never been made for Macs (the main one being my beloved Jeskola Buzz) or will never receive updates for the new 64-bit only world of the current OSX, that it really wouldn't be worth the transition. And absolutely in the ideal world I'd just get a desktop, but unfortunately I travel a lot to see family and my flat is kinda likkle so it's either laptop of nuffink!
  7. I would totally go for a Dell XPS though it looks like the 17'' version isn't out till the summer and seems to have gone fully MacBook Pro with its lack of ports. I got very close to a Lenovo too (and even closer still to the above HP), but over the last few days found out that the Quadro cards that come with their mobile workstation range are super expensive due to their stability and generally slower (well except in very specific rendering simulations) than the GeForce cards. I asked the HP team as to whether they could swap out the Quadro for a GeForce as their ZBook range was perfect otherwise, but alas they're unable to. Aside from the RGB keyboard nightmare (I'm assuming you can turn this off with a utility ?!) this looks like the closest I'm going to get spec wise to what I want (when it finally comes out): https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-3xs-carbon-extreme-rtx-4k-ips-60hz-8gb-rtx-2080-super-i9-10900k-32gb-ddr4-1tb-ssdplus2tb-hdd-win (Gonna have to get it on finance/monthly payment though, definitely don't have that kinda money to toss about in one go!) (32gb RAM, RTX 2080 Super, latest gen i9, lots of internal storage and lots of ports - plus it's the same base model as their top 'pro-audio' range but with a better screen and graphics card)
  8. Damnit, with every hour I discover another beast that's cheaper but better specced - https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceVII-17/ (Can max it out to faster speed 32gb, RTX 2080 Super Max Q (?!), i7-10875H, and 4tb of SSD for less than either of the above aforementioned lappys) (ps avoiding all the horrible RGB nightmare lit 'gaming laptops' where entirely possible. They give me a migraine just looking at the cases)
  9. Got these two beasts in mind: https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/4k-video-editing-laptop-with-thunderbolt https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=6TV08EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB The Scan one has a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with an Intel Core i9 9900K The HP one has a Quadro RTX 4000 GPU with an Intel Core i9 9880H Been looking at performance stats for both GPU and CPU for the last few days and I'm waaaaaaay out of my depth. Some say one GPU is better, some say the other CPU is better ..... Help ! The HP one looks a lot more sturdy and well equipped port wise but, maybe there's too little difference to worry, I dunno, I'm confused.
  10. Thanks both , that is a big help ?
  11. Apologies for the necro - I'm also looking at upgrading my laptop, as my existing one will be be nearly a decade old by the end of the year. I've found an HP 'laptop' (though looks like it'd crush your lap) with an i9-9880H processor, costing about 3 times the price I paid for my old Sony Vaio back in the early '10s, however looking at the CPU comparisons it looks like I'm only getting performance of around 2 to 3 times the speed: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-9880H-vs-Intel-Core-i7-2670QM/m750169vs1982 https://technical.city/en/cpu/Core-i7-2670QM-vs-Core-i9-9880H Am I missing something (like completely misreading the results!), surely CPU clock speeds have improved considerably more than that over the last decade? If I were to compare the average CPU of something in the 90s from the same year range (e.g. 1991 - 2000), say for example 386DX/33 to Pentium MMX 200 it looks like the speed was close to 100 times the speed ( 6.5 Mips vs 400 Mips https://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/BogoMips/bogo-list.html )
  12. Anyone heard the rather nutty piece he's just done for the CARE4LIFE compilation (Track 20). Thought Blerp had Blerped up the preview order ! https://bleep.com/release/191412-various-artists-care4life/
  13. Have you tried whacking the buffer size a little bit in the MixControl software - Oddly I had it also stutteruttering a week or two ago but changing the buffer size to something else (and later in the week shifting back to what it was before) seemed to fix it.
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