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Old 7th April 2019
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No one rush to delaware for its GC. Was in today, half the keyboards are unplugged or have a thick layer of dust on them. Had to pull them down and connect them to amps myself...couldnt find a powercord for the matrixbrute and others. Even their mk3 maschine was sitting to demo without being set up. Still that modx is a lot of bang for buck
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Old 7th April 2019
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That’s my mantra I say every day, right after I put on my beads and Roman sandals.

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I definitely vibe'd my inner Hank Moody in Venice though

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Old 7th April 2019
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I loved living California, lived in SD for over three years, was there two weeks ago and will be back again in May...might move back.
Old 7th April 2019
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Politics are not allowed.
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Old 7th April 2019
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Politics are not allowed.
Whomever came up with this policy gets my vote for Synthesizer President of the world.
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Old 7th April 2019
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This thread has turned into a sh!t show hahha
Old 7th April 2019
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but yer monthy income is only like 700 bux, ya end up homeless.
Man if you can live in nice digs completely on your own, pay bills, eat good, and drive a car on $700 a month income in a major city in the USA sign me up. You’re going to be out on the streets in any big city pulling in $175 a week in 2019.
Old 7th April 2019
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Ya guess that's not just specific to California, but there's definitely more opportunities to improve your life elsewhere
Naaaaaah you can cut out a decent life for yourself on $700 a month in Slab City if you want. You don’t have to leave California for that. The reality is it’s tough wherever you go.

For everywhere you go in life, the success you reap is what you put into it at that given moment in time.
You might be better suited to enjoy life and be successful right now on the moon whereas yesterday you failed miserably living on mars. Give it ten years a move to mars nets you the most success you’ve had in your life. It’s all relative to your mindset at the time, stage in life, and various other factors.
Old 7th April 2019
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For everywhere you go in life, the success you reap is what you put into it at that given moment in time.
You might be better suited to enjoy life and be successful right now on the moon whereas yesterday you failed miserably living on mars. Give it ten years a move to mars nets you the most success you’ve had in your life. It’s all relative to your mindset at the time, stage in life, and various other factors.
True that. maybe I'll give California another shot someday. Like I said in my previous contradicting ramblings, I do love California..I just personally wasn't able to make enough money to live comfortably. regardless of how much effort I put into bettering my situation just couldn't make it out at that time
Old 7th April 2019
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When did this thread become about California anyways? Hahhhah I went away for a little bit and came back to everyone arguing about California
Old 7th April 2019
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Well, for every one of you, we seem to be attracting enough people that we’ve got a housing problem, so if California sucks so hard, why do we have to build so many new homes?

I’ve been around this country a few times. There are many great places to live. People and politicians come in both good and bad. I will say one thing, and that’s that I live in a place that’s one of the most truly tolerant places in the world. Except for bigotry, we’re pretty against that, for the most part. Again, not perfect, but better than most. My daughter is lucky to have friends from all over the world.
I’ve been all around this country, and a lot of the world due to my years of military service and performing in a band for many years after. California is a beautiful state and I love visiting friends and family there, but Idaho is where the people and the policies make me feel most comfortable. I’ve never experienced such nice and giving people....except perhaps when I visited Texas.....they were almost spooky nice. Idaho isn’t perfect, but it is definitely better than a lot of places. Very tolerant people, more tolerant than ANY place I’ve personally ever lived at. The religious, atheists, the left and the right all live here...I’ve never experienced so much diversity than where I am very proud and happy to call my home.
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Old 7th April 2019
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When did this thread become about California anyways? Hahhhah I went away for a little bit and came back to everyone arguing about California
Yeah, Idaho is where the true synth action of the Western Hemisphere is at anyway.
Old 7th April 2019
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Many things are different for many legitimate reasons, including income. Life isn't fair or equal.
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Old 7th April 2019
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Yeah, Idaho is where the true synth action of the Western Hemisphere is at anyway.
You guys grow some really good potaters also! Gotta give credit where credits due
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Old 7th April 2019
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It matters WHO is managing tax revenue and HOW the spending is implemented, not necessarily how much tax is collected.
Absolutely true. I live in Germany. We pay a lot of tax here. But what we get in return is (for the most part) excellent. Great roads, great public transportation, tuition free schools (including college) etc. The quality of life here is superb. It's possible to earn only a modest income (as I do) yet have a quality of life that makes you feel wealthy.

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That’s because there’s only 368 people living in Idaho and next to no one makes it a vacation destination.
Aw, man. C'mon, zerocrossing. You're lettin' me down. What a snobby Californian thing to say!

I've never been there, but Idaho sounds awesome.
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Old 7th April 2019
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You guys grow some really good potaters also! Gotta give credit where credits due
Jerry Seinfeld- “It’s like being in Idaho and eating carrots. I like carrots, but I’m in Idaho. I want a potato.”
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Old 7th April 2019
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Ok ok. The benefits in Germany are great especially if you're German, California is beautiful (which is why so many people want to live there and also why things aren't perfect for everyone), and Idaho...Quantum7 says it's great. Why not (I've never been there, but it seems like a pretty place from google images).

I'd be more interested in what your production method is though, Sean. Reverbs, delays, chains, your secrets in general. Besides your incredible music talent, the stuff you demo for us sounds like it just came off a big label record release. Maybe don't give it all away, but some general ideas, favorite plugs, thoughts, philosophies would be great!
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Absolutely true. I live in Germany. We pay a lot of tax here. But what we get in return is (for the most part) excellent. Great roads, great public transportation, tuition free schools (including college) etc. The quality of life here is superb. It's possible to earn only a modest income (as I do) yet have a quality of life that makes you feel wealthy.
I would love to visit Germany again. I only got to stop there for a short while in the Army on my way to the Middle East, but from what I saw the people seemed very nice, and it was a beautiful country....and I love German food! My wife and I hope to take a trip there one day. I took 2 years of German back in college, so I’d like to use it before I forget it all.
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Old 7th April 2019
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and Idaho...Quantum7 says it's great. Why not (I've never been there, but it seems like a pretty place from google images).

I'd be more interested in what your production method is though, Sean. Reverbs, delays, chains, your secrets in general. Besides your incredible music talent, the stuff you demo for us sounds like it just came off a big label record release. Maybe don't give it all away, but some general ideas, favorite plugs, thoughts, philosophies would be great!
Thank you for the compliment- I am humbled. My stuff sucked whenI was younger though, but after keeping at it for 35 years now (since I was 15) I’ve just gotten better over the years by trial and error. When I used to write tracks for television I was forced to learn how to correctly produce the tracks I wrote....so I could get paid. I read a lot and watched a lot of tutorials over the years which really helped. I still get nervous when I put things out, hoping I did things right, but I can tell you that the single best things that I ever did to improve my production skills was to spend good money on acoustically treating my room and not skimping on my monitors (I use Focal Twins). Lastly, I married a woman who is very musically inclined with super good listening skills. NOTHING that I put now goes out without her blessing. She often spots thing that I miss since she listens to my pieces with a different mindset than I do. Those 3 things make all the difference in the world!
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Old 7th April 2019
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Thank you for the compliment- I am humbled. My stuff sucked whenI was younger though, but after keeping at it for 35 years now (since I was 15) I’ve just gotten better over the years by trial and error. When I used to write tracks for television I was forced to learn how to correctly produce the tracks I wrote....so I could get paid. I read a lot and watched a lot of tutorials over the years which really helped. I still get nervous when I put things out, hoping I did things right, but I can tell you that the single best things that I ever did to improve my production skills was to spend good money on acoustically treating my room and not skimping on my monitors (I use Focal Twins). Lastly, I married a woman who is very musically inclined with super good listening skills. NOTHING that I put now goes out without her blessing. She often spots thing that I miss since she listens to my pieces with a different mindset than I do. Those 3 things make all the difference in the world!
Thanks! I've got the woman part down. Recently married and although I don't trust her music tastes completely, her ear seems to be quite excellent! I haven't put money into treating my room, and I do believe that would be a good idea. A lot of info out there, any tips in your experience of the best way to go about it? Finally I am using JBL305's which are well known for their price/performance, but considering my other stuff is a little more higher-end and those being budget monitors I can see how an upgrade would be possible (I do think they're pretty great though!). Thanks!


edit: Any more info on favorite plugs would be a bonus. I saw a thread on KVR where your handle said you liked R4 reverb. Not stalking haha, but a lot of us go on here, KVR, Muff, etc.
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Just looked up Focal Twin. Oops. $2200 per speaker. Ouch. But maybe in a year....
Old 7th April 2019
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Boy, this thread got weird. But it's nice to get to know a bit more about some of you. I'm actually dying to someday make my way to Sun Valley, Idaho for a ski trip—plenty of snow but not as hoighty-toity as say, Talluride. Okay, back on topic. I live in L.A. Just got back from San Francisco, and boy do I love it there. L.A. sucks, but that's where the work is. Chicago is my other favorite American city. The women are easier, the food is great and both are real cities. L.A. is just one large suburb with pockets of so-called culture here and there.

But I work in TV, and this is where Hollywood is, so I'm kind of stuck here. I once tried to re-locate to Chicago but the rates for camera guys are much lower there (and there's far less work). Same story in SF. So just when you thought a thread about taxes couldn't get any weirder, here's some iPhone snaps of some trains (my other hobby) I took while in The City:





I have about four Caltrain locos in N-scale and three Chicago Metras. Here's a photo of my Caltrain (older logo) and Chicago Metra model train locos:

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Old 7th April 2019
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I forgot the name of the lady but someone in power here in Washington is trying to raise the income tax to something ridiculous like 70%. We all know where those extra tax dollars would be going...
It’s marginal and you do realize we actually have had much higher taxes in the past when the US was arguably doing a lot better in certain ways right?
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Old 7th April 2019
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This thread got weird. But it's nice to get to know a bit more about some of you. I'm actually dying to someday make my way to Sun Valley, Idaho for a ski trip—plenty of snow but not as hoighty-toity as say, Talluride. Okay, back on topic. I live in L.A. Just got back from San Francisco, and boy do I love it there. L.A. sucks, but that's where the work is. Chicago is my other favorite American city. The women are easier, the food is great and both are real cities. L.A. is just one large suburb with pockets of so-called culture here and there.

But I work in TV, and this is where Hollywood is, so I'm kind of stuck here. I once tried to re-locate to Chicago but the rates for camera guys are much lower there (and there's far less work). Same story in SF. So just when you thought a thread about taxes couldn't get any weirder, here's some iPhone snaps of some trains (my other hobby) I took while in The City:





Really great pics, and if the women don't suit you there, try New Orleans (my native area). Lots of women there. Even better- Mexico City- my home area for the last 10 years.
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Old 7th April 2019
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Really great pics, and if the women don't suit you there, try New Orleans (my native area). Lots of women there. Even better- Mexico City- my home area for the last 10 years.
Thanks! OMG! I've been to New Orleans and had a really wonderful time with a stripper I met there. Don't even get me started about Mexico City . . .
Old 7th April 2019
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Old 7th April 2019
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You forgot post #106 promoting socialism.

Can’t be letting that slide, right?
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Old 7th April 2019
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Good grief...I'm sure this was mildly entertaining before someone took a scalpel to it...it's a friggin thread about taxes. Taxes ARE politics...might as well just remove the whole thread....this place is stupid anymore.
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Good grief...I'm sure this was mildly entertaining before someone took a scalpel to it...it's a friggin thread about taxes. Taxes ARE politics...might as well just remove the whole thread....this place is stupid anymore.
I shouldn't have even used the word taxes. Should have jus said something like "synthesizers cost more than what it says it cost on reverb now" and left it at that haha. Nobody's even talked about synthesizers for like the last 3 pages hahhha
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Good grief...I'm sure this was mildly entertaining before someone took a scalpel to it...it's a friggin thread about taxes. Taxes ARE politics...might as well just remove the whole thread....this place is stupid anymore.
I love getting into political economy here. But the UK dudes who run this site only allow approved viewpoints. They say “no politics” as an alibi to censor viewpoints they disagree with or that hurt the advertisers.

Try criticizing a company here that has heaps of advertising or a political paradigm that they assume is universal. You will be Censored. Banned.

Post #106 remains as evidence.
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