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Open Discussion / Comic books: what are you into?
« on: April 03, 2015, 07:10:12 AM »
I love comics, but not the "heroic" stuff (DC nor Marvel).

I'm now rereading "100 bullets" from start and just finished "Blacksad" (if you like black-novel check that one out).
Huge fan of Mike Mignola too, I've read all the Hellboy stuff and I'm following "Baltimore" right now.
"The Last Man" was another interesting one.
"The Walking Dead": meh.... better see the series.

Other guys I admire are Moebius and Milo Manara (the last one it's famous for his naughty stuff, but has some psychedelic comics too. A true artist he is.)

Almost forgot Frank Miller. Love the Dark Horse stuff.

Open Discussion / Does anyone have a CMAT mods Butah?
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:41:04 AM » I can trace it?

A friend of mine just demoed one and swears by it. We've been talking about this one and how it compares to a ZD or a TS808.
He said: it is warm, transparent*  ;D and clear and has no midrange like the TS808.

I would like to compare it to my beloved NOC3 Firefly to prove him mine is better :).

It seems like a TS808 without buffers from the pics I've seen on the internet, but who knows.

Here's the demo btw (it's not extrictly a demo, more like a song using it). If you are looking for someone to demo your pedals, he is the man:

Open Discussion / Coding music
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:43:00 AM »
An interesting video someone posted on facebook from OSCON 2014. Nothing really new, but I dig it

Open Discussion / Free recording book!
« on: March 26, 2015, 01:18:04 PM »

you only have to suscribe to a list.... or sell your soul

Open Discussion / Would you help my with my translation?
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:07:20 AM »
I'm preparing my application for several master programmes and some of them ask for a recommendation letter.
My master thesis' tutor doesn't write english so I offered myself to translate his letter.
I've tried to do it as faithfully to his words as possible ussing similar expressions but I may have comitted some mistakes (it's not that easy to translate from spanish to english when using formal expressions).

Maybe some of you whose mother thongue is english could have experience with these kind of letters and help me improve it (in form, not in content).

Thanks in advance!!
Here it goes (I get red as a tomato every time I read it but I suppose that's a good thing with a recommendation letter):

To whom it may concern,
By means of this letter, I would like to express my recommendation for D. Adán Luis Benito Temprano as part of his application to the [master’s name] programme, offered by [Name of University].

Both as Adán’s  instructor in Communications-Electronics and Radiofrecuency Technologies courses, as well as a tutor for his final Research Project “Outphasing Transmitter with Parallel Class E Amplifiers”,  I only have positive things to say about him as a student.  Adán has always proved to be an independent and capable student, displaying exceptional skills and knowledge in the RF field as well as in Signal Processing and many others. He was one of the most outstanding students in the aforementioned courses, displaying  very active participation and thus getting high academic results. Furthermore, as a fruit of the work developed during his Research Project, state of the art results have been achieved. These results will allow us, not only to offer a competitive solution useful for related industry, but also lead to a publication in a prestigious journal.

Moreover, my references regarding the professional and personal atmosphere couldn’t be better.  Adán takes his work very seriously and has shown a remarkable ability to strive toward the highest level performance. He is also a creative thinker and can provide innovative ideas and solutions to the problems that may appear during lab and research tasks.  During the development of such tasks, Adán has made himself very valuable in small-group interaction with his peers. The friendly and supportive attitude he displayed throughout the development of this activities makes him a good candidate for the inclusion in a working team.

In light of the foregoing,  it is a pleasure for me to recommend him to the mentioned master and to your distinguished institution.

Open Discussion / Some competitions are just awesome!
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:20:44 PM »
Spain is a mixture of different cultures. Here you can find different landscaps and characters living next to each other and it is not such a big country. We have 4 different oficial languages and a ton of dialects.

I live next to Basque Country, they speak spanish and euskera there and have awesome competitions/sports.
Here you can appreciate a small sample:

Sorry for the tourism advertising words :). I just saw this and seemed awesome to me: a car! with an axe! cmmon....

I thougt it could be cool if we shared some similar absurd/awesome competitions here.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Germanium diodes
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:32:18 PM »
Ok, maybe this isn't really a "tech" question.

The thing is that I need a bunch of germanium diodes (some for my 2 apis boards, some for Rej's clone, some for a Kingslayer, some for a Kraken, etc....) and was thinking about going the D9E route as 1n34As are damn expensive right now.

I've seen an ebay seller I have had great trades with has a bunch of them at a good price.

Any recommendation on this topic?

I've seen paul has the D9B whose voltage drop is lower. The only Kingslayer I've built had two OA126 and sounds nice, but I'm not gonna pay what they cost now...

Open Discussion / Is there a limit for comedy?
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:14:22 PM »
I don't think so, but this article is really interesting (keep in mind this is from 2011).

I know there are plenty Top Gear fans here, but the guy has a point, and his writing is flawless. I've always supported the idea that you cannot censor any kind of humor and that you can laugh at everything, and I still do.
This article is worth five minutes of your time.

I dig many kinds of humor, even the offensive one, the black one, or the bad one (I dig that last one a lot).
But there's always a context. Or not? I've been thinking about it lately and haven't reached any conclusion.
Maybe some of you have meditated about it and can show some strong opinions on this topic.

Open Discussion / TI - Analog Engineer0s Pocket Reference
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:20:54 PM »
This might be useful. Maybe you may need a TI account to download it, but you could use it to order some samples too :)

Open Discussion / Is there a diy version of this?
« on: February 28, 2015, 05:16:51 PM »

I love those resonant fiters with LFO and the ability to use the VCO to get trem sounds too.
It uses this VCA:

It seems like an awesome piece of gear for the western/drone music I'm into right now (if you could call it that.... or maybe it is just minor chords and a lot of reverb and reverse delay ;D).

The Frostwave Resonator is an awesome resonant filter too, but more dramatic than this one and doesn't have and LFO.

Open Discussion / Remastered classics
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:50:12 AM »

If you didn't know that channel, you should expend at least half afternoon checking his videos. Hilarious

Open Discussion / Finish technique and a cool video
« on: February 21, 2015, 03:32:54 PM »
Here's a video of some expensive handmade japanese headphones. True craft, but too expensive for me  :D

Anyway, does anyone know how's called the technique used at 3:25 to finish the headphones? I would like to give it a try if it isn't too expensive...

It is similar to golden leaf, but they use shavings instead of foils.

Open Discussion / This is real beauty (no NSFW content)
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:51:39 AM »

Open Discussion / Does anyone have one of these?
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:42:58 PM »

I would love to see what's inside, but I haven't found a single photo of its guts on the internet.

If anyone has hone, it would be nice if you could take a photo of the insides (I wanna now if it's digital, PT2399 based or what)

EDIT: I found a picture!

FV-1 based :)

Open Discussion / Testing my Canon Eos 550D for recording
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:23:30 PM »
Sorry for all the mistakes and everything (that bending at 1:14... my timing...), I was just noodling... but the sound is actually pretty good I think.

The chain goes like this:
G&L Legacy -> DOD FX-17 (working but needs adjustment) -> DIY NOC3 Firefly -> Eventide Timeline (looper) -> 1776 Rub-A-Dub Reverb -> Mesa Boogie Mark III (Volumen on 4, Master on 1  ;D).

I wanted to record the loop idea just as a reminder and this came  up.

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