Old 01-21-2008, 04:45 AM   #1
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Hi - this is a thread, kindly made sticky, for REAPER folk in the UK to discuss whatever comes to mind. This will usually, I suspect (and encourage) include the communal consumption of beer.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #2
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Erm . . . a little gaffer tape still needed over here I think . . .
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I’ve got some superglue if it helps.

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(Edit: just realized this isn’t going to make sense if/when the thread is made sticky)
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Yeah, we're stuck! Well that deserves a beer ladies and gents wouldn't you say?

Whaddlya have?
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Pint of Old Speckled Hen and some pork scratchings, please

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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Ok, we have a sticky thread - which can't be bad.

Check in please, the UK people and let us know what you do etc.

I'm Mike from N/W Leicester. At the moment I'm a project manager for an IT company - though not for much longer - and spend my spare time happily recording and producing my band's music.

I've got a very minimalist set-up and I'm still delighted by what can be achieved with very little gear and other people's talents. I use a Behringer FCA202 interface, Peavey bass, Westbury guitar (which, ahem, I borrowed from a friend 20 years ago and still haven't given back) and I use a Tascam 488 as a desk which is noisy enough to make me thank goodness for ReaFir subtraction mode each time I turn it on.

At the moment I'm bashing my way through an album's worth of material creating a rehearsal CD - some of which is on REAPER radio. From my stuff on REAPER FM you'd probably think I am a guitarist - but actually that has a lot to do with Cut & Paste recording Ltd and I'm thinking of bribing stratman to move a bit further north...

Oh - and thanks to our 8 yr old I just love the Grimm Adventures of Billy & Mandy

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Hello I'm White Tie.

I'm from Leicester.

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Well, I'm Ed from Nottingham. I'm studying music tech at Confetti Studios, it's a really nice place; friendly people and awesome gear.

My home set up is a Behringer xenyx 1622 with the UCA200 (we all make mistakes )
I try and record any one, any where.

I will have a pint of Budweiser please oh and it's my 18th tomorrow .
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Hi,

I'm Darren, i'm from Cambridgeshire.

i've played the drums for the last 19years and also dabbled with keyboards, this year im going to focus on learning keys properly because Reaper is so great to use but limited to my musical ability when not in a band.

I've got acoustic drums, simmons electric drums (i'm looking to sell the Simmons stuff and get a Roland kit) and loads of percussions stuff.

I've just got an EMU Xboard 61 with Preteus X and 3gb's of samples and a Roland D110.

I'm using Reaper 'in the box' at the moment but would like to get something like the Alesis IO26.

No projects at the moment, I left a band last July to concentrate on finishing my Accountancy exams - hence the shift to keyboards, but I'm interested in colaborating with anyone that wants a drummer or keyboard player or singer (I sing as well) for one of things
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I'm Darren, i'm from Cambridgeshire.
Ha! NOW I know why you ended up spamming me from your hacked email address!

Been driving me nuts.

And needless to say, I am in darkest Cambs too.
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Confetti looks pretty good... I'm jealous
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:37 AM   #13
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Cancer and my name is Larry, huh
And I like a woman that loves everything and everybody
And you know what ladies, . . .



Huh?


No .. er sorry .. er .. I'm Spike, bassplayer, used to be in bands and made a couple of records in another lifetime.

Didn't play for ages then picked it back up again, mainly because of the home computer/hard drive recording revolution.

Still don't find nearly enough time for it what with working and having two children but picked a cheap mandolin recently and have been playing with that. Currently do stuff for my own frustration in Reaper with my Alesis IO26 and EZDrummer and also play mandolin in a funny little folk trio at a funny little folk club in Forest Gate (East London).

Darren, I find the IO26 to be terrific but the input gain is not as high as on other units - doesn't bother me but there you are. You'll no doubt have had a scout around the other options.

Oh, and I'm not sure if this means I can't be in the gang or not but I don't live in Leicester.

Lastly please see sig for skill level
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Hi, I'm a brummie (sighs of boredom) I now live in Luton.

I jumped on the digital "bandwagon" in 1997/8 with ejay. I've graduated up to reaper via cubase SL, cubasis,Massiva, data becker (still the most efficient audio recording app(until reaper)I also use Making Waves to sketch MIDI ideas out.

I play guitar, acoustic, electric and bass and am learning the mandolin (love it!) I play a little keyboard and thank the LOrd for MIDI editing.

I use ez drummer but it crashes reaper on my set up - soI use it inside eXT - long-winded but works.

I'm getting older so I've cut my working hours down to have abit of quality of life. I gig occasionally, I play in our church band - now me, a pianist and a sax player.

My wife comes from Cosby (Leics). Her folks still live there.

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Hi, I'm a brummie (sighs of boredom) I now live in Luton.

I jumped on the digital "bandwagon" in 1997/8 with ejay. I've graduated up to reaper via cubase SL, cubasis, Massiva, data becker (still the most efficient audio recording app(until reaper)I also use Making Waves to sketch MIDI ideas out.

I play guitar, acoustic, electric and bass and am learning the mandolin (love it!) I play a little keyboard and thank the Lord for MIDI editing.

I use ez drummer but it crashes reaper on my set up - so I use it inside eXT - long-winded but works.

I'm a (mental) health worker, getting older so I've cut my working hours down to have abit of quality of life. I gig occasionally, I play in our church band - now me, a pianist and a sax player.

My wife comes from Cosby (Leics). Her folks still live there.

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Gone a bit deaf in my right ear (bloody drummers) so let me know if my mixes come out with a right bias.
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I'm deaf in my left ear. Bloody china cymbal.

Howdy Roger. I tried to reply to you on the RUG UK MSN board but I could not get on with that thing at all and couldn't work out how to do it.

Anyway, good to see you here. Al's had a Speckled Hen and young Blue's had a Bud. Kipper Tie for you?
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #17
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I'm deaf in my left ear. Bloody china cymbal.
It's the snare that got me.
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I know what you mean, my brother - bless him - has a light and delicate touch which has made me consider ear defenders a number of times.
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Hi there,

I'm from just outside Glasgow, mainly into acoustic traditional music but have played in all kinds of bands.

I have a small studio setup which I've put together over the last few years. I have a PC DAW; running Cubase SX3, Reaper,
Korg D3200 and a small Yamaha MD4S recorder.

Main Instruments are; Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Trad Flute, Whistle, Mandolin and Sax.

Hope to join in discussions with you guys!

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:55 PM   #21
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stratman? all comers really; have a look at http://www.cockos.com/forum/showthre...767#post162767
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Good song Mike. I think you sound like Peter Gabriel, but my wife thinks it sounds more like Pink Floyd (hopefully Iíve not said the wrong thing).

Iíd like to have a go at making a contribution, but Iím afraid it might take a few weeks. Iíve got various other projects on the go and I keep getting distracted.

I did drag it into Reaper and Iíve worked out what I think is the arrangement. Let me know if Iíve got it wrong. See below.


I was thinking of playing around with the MP3, just to generate some rough ideas. To work out the tempo I snipped off the front (sorry) so it starts exactly on the first beat. Then it seems to synchronize with a 120bpm click. Is this correct?

Where were you thinking of inserting the up tempo bit? On a 120bpm count, I notice youíve got the snare on the 4th beat of the bar which gives it a half time type of feel. A section with the snare on the 2 and the 4 would create the up tempo effect. Is this what you had in mind?

Maybe some others could chip in with ideas as well.

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Hi Pete,

Glad you like it. Gabriel and The Floyd - well it's been said before if I'm honest, though it's certainly not me trying to sound like anyone. If I'm completely honest I'm not good enough to try and sound like anyone but me Maybe I should get Mrs Mike to sing my stuff, *she* doesn't sound like Gabriel; my regards to Mrs Stratman by the way.

Yep, 120bpm is right - sometime .mp3 format messes up the exact timings etc. but not this time it seems - and the arrangement in your pic looks good.

The beat at the moment is fairly lazy as you say, just a snare on the 4th.... I've attached a MID file with a drum pattern idea which might be of interest and also the drum track template I use so you can see what's what.

Thanks for looking at it, have fun :-)
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OK while we're waiting to hear the fruits of the East-Midlands/Surrey-Commuter-Belt super group is anyone planning on going to any festivals this summer?

If so why?

and to see whom?

and wherefore?

and whence?

Any tips for good festivals to take a 6 and 11 year old?
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OK while we're waiting to hear the fruits of the East-Midlands/Surrey-Commuter-Belt super group is anyone planning on going to any festivals this summer?

If so why?

and to see whom?

and wherefore?

and whence?

Any tips for good festivals to take a 6 and 11 year old?
Glastonbury, if I get a ticket.

Why? Force of habit!

To see whom? My mates. The bands are irrelevant at Glastonbury.

Wherefore? Still force of habit.

Whence? End of June.

Might do a couple of smaller ones too.

I've no idea about child friendly festivals. WOMAD's pretty child friendly if you're into the music. I've still got WOMAD mud on my wellies from last year.
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... is anyone planning on going to any festivals this summer?
It's a scary thought, but the last proper festival I went to was headlined by the Grateful Dead.
http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/setline.html

Not exactly a festival, but I'm off to the TommyFest at Slough tomorrow to see Tommy Emmanuel.

Pete

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Hi Pete,

Glad you like it. Gabriel and The Floyd - well it's been said before if I'm honest, though it's certainly not me trying to sound like anyone. If I'm completely honest I'm not good enough to try and sound like anyone but me Maybe I should get Mrs Mike to sing my stuff, *she* doesn't sound like Gabriel; my regards to Mrs Stratman by the way.

Yep, 120bpm is right - sometime .mp3 format messes up the exact timings etc. but not this time it seems - and the arrangement in your pic looks good.

The beat at the moment is fairly lazy as you say, just a snare on the 4th.... I've attached a MID file with a drum pattern idea which might be of interest and also the drum track template I use so you can see what's what.

Thanks for looking at it, have fun :-)

Where's Mike ??

Want to hear this track !
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Spike,

Mike and I are (I think) still in the process of working on this track and have been bouncing ideas back and forth.

It's been going slowly because I had other commitments and now Mike's extremely busy with his involvement in a motorcycling business.

I did get an email from him a couple of weeks ago.

Hopefully, my musical ideas haven't made him run away.

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Hey my UK chums.

At last, some "appointment-to-view-TV"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/musictv/neilyoung/
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Ok, here's my latest contribution to, what seems to have become, the 'What's on TV in the UK Thread', which is probably my fault.

Did anyone else see Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scotts on BBC4? You can still see it at the link below for a few more days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...Ronnie_Scotts/

He's using a very exposed sound and it's pretty raw, but what feel, attitude and expression.

Awesome.

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Strewf!

Thanks for that Pete, I always rated Mr Beck but you don't get to see much of him, I reckon he's better now than he ever was when I saw him.

His right hand technique is something else - the band aren't to shabby either.
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Cheers Pete, Beck was never really my cuppa tea, but it beats watching News at 10. Played at Ronnies many times myself incidentally.
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Any interesting stuff coming up my fellow UK Reaperoides, on TV or elsewhere ?

I hardly ever watch the box so I thought I would give this thread a bump and ask the wider knowledge base
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