Forum: n-Track Studio Discussion Forum
Topic: Beggars can't be choosers
started by: Poppa Willis

Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 23 2009, 5:01 PM
Just in case someone out there might have some small monitors they don't like and would be willing to "donate" to a net friend. I'm in need of some for a friend. What you may have sat in the corner or closet? If you ain't gonna use 'em I'll find them a home.
Just a small beg. :whistle:

We could probably start a "Gear Bank"
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 23 2009, 5:06 PM
Hmm... I wish I could help Poppa. The only thing I have lying around I don't use/need is a pair of really lousy PC speakers you could find at a thrift store or pawn shop for 5 bucks. Besides, trust me, they are LOUSY for trying to mix with. Used them YEARS ago with n-Track 3.3 and a Soundblaster PCI 512 card...

I'll keep my eyes peeled though. Always like to help out if I can. :)

D
Posted by spreadercraig on Jan. 24 2009, 12:47 AM
Have you got a local 'freecycle' site Poppa?

Might be worth a look.
Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 24 2009, 1:03 AM
What's a freecycle?
Posted by spreadercraig on Jan. 24 2009, 1:19 AM
hhhmmm may be a UK word...

It's a local website that offers things that people don't want (you get them for free or for a swap.)

Freecycle is a mixture of 'recycle' and 'free'.
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 24 2009, 1:24 AM
< http://www.freecycle.org/ >

Bang in your city and state...

D
Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 24 2009, 1:30 AM
well that's news to me. Thanks guys
Posted by phoo on Jan. 24 2009, 1:39 AM
FREE CRAP!!! Never know what you might find.
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 24 2009, 3:45 AM
One mans trash is... well... probably TRASH! :laugh:

I once sat a POS lawn mower out at the curb for the sanitation department to haul off. This was a 3HP push mower I'd had for YEARS... The deck was rusted completely through... the old worn out engine was so shot and had so little compression, it just made "slurping" sounds when you tugged the starter rope. Fill 'er up with oil and check the gas... Anywho, I pushed it out there and went back behind the house to gather some more "refuse" (lol Ange) to put out there. When I walked back to the curb, the sucker was GONE! I couldn't believe it... I wouldn't have even stopped to look at the piece of crap, nevermind load it in my car and haul it off...

D
Posted by TomS on Jan. 24 2009, 4:36 PM
Freecycle is great. Careful, you might turn into a leftie!
Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 26 2009, 8:23 PM
Anyone have an old joystick to midi connection they ain't usin'?
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 26 2009, 8:36 PM
I have a middle-aged joystick... :p :laugh: :p

BADOOMP-TISSSHHHH....

What a SETUP... ROFL...

D
Posted by Levi on Jan. 26 2009, 9:00 PM
:laugh:
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 26 2009, 9:08 PM
Oh... and I'm still using it... every now and then...

Now that I have THAT out of my system... I assume you are looking for the Y cable adapter for joystick ports that accept standard 5 pin MIDI DIN plugs? Lemme check the ultimate bag o' useless cables when I get home... I might has one fer yun's.

D
Posted by Zay on Jan. 26 2009, 9:40 PM
Quote: (Dubious @ Jan. 26 2009, 1:36 PM)

I have a middle-aged joystick... :p :laugh: :p

BADOOMP-TISSSHHHH....

What a SETUP... ROFL...

D

ROFLMBO :laugh:

Uh oh Dub, ya might have pre-voke-ed the wrath of Grizzly Willis! :whistle:
Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 26 2009, 10:04 PM
Glad I could set ya up (funny) :laugh:

That was MIDI not mini!

Thanks D !
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 27 2009, 2:27 AM
Hrmph... well Poppa... I letcha down again. Either I have already given it away, it got lost or tossed. *shrug* It seems like I might have given it to my song writin' bud a buncha years ago when I was trying to get him into the PC music thang... I don't remember.

D - spreader of infectious technology...
Posted by Poppa Willis on Jan. 27 2009, 2:56 AM
Not a problem D.
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Jan. 27 2009, 3:58 AM
Here is one for $12 if no one else has got it.

< http://www.floridamusicco.com/proddetail~prod~tw6mc1.htm >
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 27 2009, 4:02 AM
Crikey... that's it! I ain't seen one of them in a loooonnnggg time. I used to have one o'dem turds though... and a Soundblaster... mixed a buncha tunes on that old junk... Old PII 450...

It was all tracked elsewhere though with the files coming to me on CD. No way I'd have tried actually recording with that noisy POS...

D
Posted by Zay on Jan. 27 2009, 11:34 AM
Man that's getting ancient there! Got any 8-track tapes laying around? :laugh:
Posted by phoo on Jan. 27 2009, 6:15 PM
I've got one and it's a doozy.

Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed
Posted by Sean on Jan. 27 2009, 6:45 PM
Quote: (phoo @ Jan. 27 2009, 11:15 AM)

I've got one and it's a doozy.

Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed

Heh - I've got Genesis' Foxtrot album on 8 track.  Might be a Sgt Pepper's album around here on 8 track, too....seems like I ran across that one a while back.
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Jan. 27 2009, 6:55 PM
Have 3 Firesign Theater and 1 Black Oak Arkansas (8 tracks)
Still have my player too. (Yes it's a Craig)
Posted by Dubious on Jan. 27 2009, 7:00 PM
Tossed all my 8-Tracks years ago...

I had a Craig 8-Track recorder that I'd patch in between my guitar and amp. The preamp in that deck distorted very nicely when maxed out. :laugh: I think it went guitar > phono pre > eight track deck > amp... what a racket!

Hey, I was a poor, broke teenager makin' do with what I could lay hands on... :p

D
Posted by TomS on Jan. 27 2009, 11:26 PM
Metal Machine Music - on 8-track?  Phoo, don't ever get rid of that.  It is exactly what 8-track was made for.  

Plus in all seriousness it's probably a minor collector's item.  

Here's the original RS review!

< http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/189177/review/5944875/metal_machine_music >

If you ever decide to get rid of it, please give it to me...please... :)
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Jan. 27 2009, 11:56 PM
Quote: 

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Metal Machine Music - Here's the original RS review!

four sides of what sounds like the tubular groaning of a galactic refrigerator


Quite a review there.
Maybe it's good for sampling.
Posted by TomS on Jan. 28 2009, 1:30 AM
Nope, not good for sampling.  Not good for much of anything. :)
Posted by phoo on Jan. 28 2009, 4:58 AM
Very true. Lou Reed intended it to be totally useless to the record company, and he dang near succeeded in making an album TOTALLY useless to anyone except to folks that collect totally useless stuff many years later. Perfect for me. I've played it once. Really groovey man....once was enough.

No, I have no plans to get rid of it. It's one of my treasures, along with a Bulgarian Beatles album.

There's another album that's a close second, but I actually found this album pleasently inspiring...seriously. Yes, I have pretty strange tastes in music. I have the vinyl and casseette, but sadly no 8-track.

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Pussyfooting >

I really did enjoy this one with headphones in the dark. Don't need no drugs to get all trippy.

(think about it -- I like that thing but still can't handle rap)
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Jan. 28 2009, 5:35 AM
Maybe it was a trash album to fulfil a record contract. Back then - it was
pretty cut-throat I understand. Had to put out so many albums in such and such
time.
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