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  1. June's Composition Challenge is now underway! Here’s the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month's winner, fingers211… Rules: ✅ Avoid excessive swearing ✅ Make sure you have permission to use any samples ✅ Keep it under 5 minutes and write it during the month of the challenge ❌ Still none of that funny business The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 23rd June.
  2. Well done Fingers! 👍 Send me your choice of image by PM and we’ll get this month’s challenge started...
  3. A "tone control" is just another name for an EQ. For example, on an active bass guitar: The high tone knob is typically a shelving EQ: as you turn dial, it causes the sound to be boosted or cut starting at a specific frequency. The low tone knob is also typically a shelving EQ, causing the sound to be boosted/cut starting at a specific low frequency.. The mid control knob is a parametric EQ: it causes the sound to boost/cut using a "bell curve shape", which is centred on a specific frequency. More advanced EQ/tone controls allow you to also adjust the frequency at which the EQ starts to have an effect. Here's the frequency plot of a typical Fender 3-band bass EQ, which hopefully helps to illustrate: Red curve is the "High" tone control; blue is the "low" tone control; green is the "mids" control.
  4. Well done guys 👏 Voting thread is now up!
  5. Voting ends at midnight on Friday 31st May.
  6. Voting is underway on this month's Composition Challenge. No multiple choice this month, so you'll have to agonise and pick your single most favourite composition! Dad3353 lurksalot Rikki1984 upside downer fingers211
  7. Amy Winehouse. Everyone could see it coming; but nobody seemed able to prevent it. Which made it all the worse. Very sad and such a waste.
  8. I'm an acoustics nerd and very happy to help with any enquiries about room treatment 🙂 I'm not an expert, but can certainly give you some basic advice that should make a difference. In order to do so I need to know: The dimensions of the room (length/width/height). Ideally a rough sketch or photos showing the current layout and any furniture in the room. I also need to know where your speakers are positioned and where you are sat/stood when listening. Is it a dedicated music room, or does it have other uses? This will help to determine how much room treatment can be installed and where. I can then provide some initial tips to get you started. Long shot: if you have access to an omnidirectional mic (like one these) I can talk you through the process of taking acoustic measurements using free software. That's the ideal, of course, but we can at least get some of the way there through educated guesswork. Ideally, post your info here so that others can learn from the process. But if you'd rather share things like room photos in confidence then just send me a PM. Some things to avoid right from the off... Egg boxes, carpets on the wall, using bookcases as diffusors, etc. All proven to be garbage. Acoustic foam. It's does work, but you need lots of it and it's far more expensive than mineral wool. Those foam panels that people glue to their walls just suck the high end out of the room and leave the low end booming. Literally useless. Don't waste your money.
  9. This month's challenge is now on...
  10. May's Composition Challenge is now underway! Here’s the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month's winner, Dad3353… Rules: ✅ Avoid excessive swearing ✅ Make sure you have permission to use any samples ✅ Keep it under 5 minutes and write it during the month of the challenge ❌ Still no bagpipes! The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 24th May.
  11. Well done Douglas! 👍 You know the drill: message me with your choice of photo and we'll get this month's challenge rolling.
  12. Voting thread is now up Sorry for the delay lads. Long day...!
  13. Voting is underway on this month's Composition Challenge. Please choose your top three favourites: Dad3353 xgsjx lurksalot Rikki1984 upside downer Voting ends at midnight on Tuesday 30th April.
  14. Ditto. I had one of these and it was great; a very good bass for the money. Really nice to play and good quality all round. I sold mine when 'trading up' for something else, but would buy another without hesitation.
  15. That seems odd! Unless the instrument is especially valuable? I'm with Direct Line and pay probably more than I should for their Home Plus cover; but it includes insurance of all individual home contents up to £4K to a total of something like £40K. I've checked with them and it does cover instruments (and jewellery, antiques, works of art, etc), but not for commercial use.
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