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Old 2007-11-06, 07:04 PM
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Your Favorite Equipment & Software

post your favorites, what you like to use. if you're not a tekkie just post what player you use etc mainly anything pertaining to audio/video and this hobby. make an endless list of everything from your tv to your preferred walkman if you like, we will read it. In fact, I encourage you to try to bore us

I would've made it a poll, but it would be too hard to get every option in there.

okay, I'll start...this is the stuff I'm using, in some cases I have better stuff that isn't hooked up just now other times I'm plainning an upgrade like we all are... not every last thing I own is listed, just the stuff I've been most using recently.

please add your comments!!

here's my list... if it gets boring use the scroll wheel on your mouse

Computer:
some kind of Dell

Monitor:
AcerView78ie

OS:
win2kpro (patches up to date)

HD:
4GB & 80GB + 250GB and 40GB USB externals

CPU:
30MHz (! I know, my other 1.7GHz comp died a month ago )

browser:
always the latest FF, sometimes Opera, occasionally IE6, IE7 at work.

Extraction Drive:
TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM6302B

Burning Drive:
LITE-ON LTR24102B

Extraction Software:
EAC V0.95 prebeta 5 - Offsets determined & corrected, extractions done with test&copy and .log files generated & corrected.

audio players:
winamp 2.81 hot-rodded with VID4WA, APE, FLAC and SHN plugins, re-configured for gapless playback without an additional plugin, yunasoft sexyfont plugin 2000, ASPM2Soft ACtiveskin plug-in, SuicidalMachineers MARON, ReginaCape_mix Plug-In Ver 1.00, CD Reader v1.95 (x86), some nullsoft components upgraded by overwriting with 5.x versions. custom skin by me

WAV Editor:
Adobe Audition 1.5, CEP 2.1, occasionally Audacity bleeding edge version.

walkman:
iPod 5.5G Video 80GB RockBox'ed with recent build.
sometimes old Panasonic CD Player

portable gaming:
iPod (Mainly Doom1 these days ), occasionally GameBoy Colour I got for $10 esp Tetris & mario games.
foobar2000 v0.8.3 special installer (for tagging, fast SBE checking and sometimes playback)

Home Gaming:
Sega Genesis 6-Games-In-One reissue
MAME
SNES (mariokart rules)
cheap chinese 60-in-one NES system
RadioShack 'tv game' (pong... nobody will play me, I'm too good... or maybe too old )

soft video players:
winamp (see above)
VLC v0.8.4 (2nd choice, if I can't play it in winamp for some reason)
media player classic 6.4.6.5 (for generating thumbnails)

hard video players:
LG DVD player (what model? plays almost anything but wmv)
old SEARS TV
Toshiba HiFi stero VCR

Amp:
Harman/Kardon hk5901 with Technics SB1502 speakers

FM:
Technics ST-S78

Cassette:
Yamaha KX-650

TT:
Technics 1200mk3 (needs repair since I bought it )

CD:
ancient CITIZEN walkman with RCA lineout (because it reminds me of a roommate I once had who used the exact same model for the commonroom stereo)

stealth recorder:
iPod with Griffin iTalk Pro/Belkin TuneTalk Stereo (also working on a hack for better control of levels etc)
Sony MZ-NH1 Hi-MD
also some others that I don't use as often

stealth mics:
Apex162
Sony ECM-ZS90
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Old 2007-11-06, 07:12 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

Not sure I have favourite computer stuff, and I'm not into gaming, but:

Stealth recorder - Edirol R-09
Audio players - foobar2000 0.8.3
WAV Editing software - CD Wave Editor, Audacity, Trader's Little Helper
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Old 2007-11-07, 06:25 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

Hmm.................Five was bored

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Old 2007-11-07, 07:47 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

Computer:
selfbuilt tabletop PC

Monitor:
LG Flatron L1715S x2

OS:
Windows 2000 Pro

HD:
just one? How about 2* WD MyBook 500GB, 1TB WD MyBook, 2*500GB WD internal, 2*300 Seagate internal, 1*120GB Seagate internal

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+

browser:
Firefox, latest

Extraction & Burning Drive:
Lite-On LH-18A1H

Extraction Software:
EAC

audio players:
Winamp 5.35 with up to date SHN and APE plugins and all of the unneccessary crap removed (as in all video, portable, podcasting etc crap)

WAV Editor:
Adobe Audition 1.5

soft video players:
PowerDVD / VLC

DVD player:
Denon DVD-2930

CD player:
Denon DCD-700AE

Amp:
Marantz PM11S1


stealth recorder:
Edirol R-09

stealth mics:
Church Audio STC-11

Some more gear, this time my guitar rig, all of them get used to, the '59 is my favorite though :

Recording/gigging guitars:
Fender Stratocaster '59
Fender Stratocaster '73
PRS McCarty
Gibson Les Paul Studio '91
MusicMan John Petrucci signature model, 6 string, no piezo

Recording/gigging amps:
Ampeg VT-40
Vox AC30
Carvin BelAir 212
selfbuilt 100W tubeamp, based on Mesa
selfbuilt 60W tubeamp, based on Mesa

Recording/gigging pedals:
11 selfbuilt Ibanez TS-9 clones, all with slightly different characteristics and base sounds
Dunlop CryBaby, can't remember exact model, it's the one with volume pedal built-in and true bypass
Boss Flanger, Chorus and Delay pedals
some old 70's Equalizer where the brand name has worn off over a decade ago
A closetfull of other random pedals that I use very rarely such as Octavers, Harmonizers and other gimmicks

Home rig:
ESP/LTD H-100FM
Epiphone SG from early 90's
customized Epiphone strat copy
ESP/LTD M-50
Roland Microcube
Ibanez TS-808
Vox Wah
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Old 2007-11-07, 08:07 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

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Hmm.................Five was bored

K_K
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I got to thinking about the electronic stuff I use day in day out right about now and what needs upgrading in terms of hardware and software. Then I got to wondering what its like for other ppl, if anybody's got a computer that's as out of date as mine etc

its not really supposed to be a list of anything and everything you own, mainly just the stuff that you use most often that's associated with taping/trading. I kind of got off track with the videogames but included that since portable gaming is like a walkman of a sort.

Oh yeah I use TLH, very old version that I should get to updating and sometimes still run FFE.
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Old 2007-11-07, 11:11 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

The main things I use:

- iMac 2.16 GHz Intel dual core yada, yada..
- OS 10.4 still
- Altec Lansing w/ sub-woofer speakers hooked up to it.
- iTunes and cog for playing music on there
- xACT for all lossless stuff
- firefox
- iPod - gen3, it seems to be having some problems, so maybe a new one for Xmas

Kitchen also has Altec Lansing speakers set up (with a sub-woofer also) to hook up to my iPod when I'm cooking

Nothing fancy in the car. Just a five disc changer and standard radio.
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Old 2007-11-07, 03:59 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

How about speakers?
Quite essential. Aren't they? I have Gradient 1.3 speakers. About 17 years old already. Right. Ancient. Yeah. I do know this model don't go as low as 20 kHz. They are at their best when listening to acoustic music - not in your face r'n'r speakers at all. And yeah. I do know that a lot has happened at the speaker front since these speakers were made.

But anyway... At least Gradient 1.3 speakers were rewarded for their design, which make them just perfect for interior decorating.

If interested about their philosophy of making speakers - I assure there's something to think about even for pros - here are few links:
http://www.regonaudio.com/Gradients.html
http://www.gradient.fi/news
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Old 2007-11-07, 04:04 PM
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yeah I'm just using the Technics bookshelf speakers right now, gonna get NS-10s running soon enough. I've got a Yorkville I can use for bass too & gonna treat the room for flat response But gotta get my goddam roof replaced before I have that in a couple months I'll be rocking.
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Old 2007-11-07, 04:12 PM
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flat response
That's Gradient's philosophy in the nut shell.
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Old 2007-11-07, 04:39 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

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yeah I'm just using the Technics bookshelf speakers right now, gonna get NS-10s running soon enough. I've got a Yorkville I can use for bass too & gonna treat the room for flat response But gotta get my goddam roof replaced before I have that in a couple months I'll be rocking.
that ain't bad at all, hell our speakers are ancient! running a pair of JVC SK-S44s i remember my pop's buying back when i was in grade school, and a 15+ yr old subwoofer [dbx db-SW15 Plus] that is in need of a new set of fuses at the moment...components are of course newer, run-of-the-mill technics & pioneer [on sale purchases]

but those speakers are still holding strong, despite years of metal and hip hop

one day i'm hopin to score this 35-40 yr old sansui amp my dad got for his couzin in korea back in the early 70s [still running perfectly of course]...now thats a beautiful sounding piece of equipment
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

Oh, well...

Computers: Dual Xeons. Would like Quad Xeons.
Laptops: Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens etc.
OS#1: Windows Server 2003.
OS#2: FreeBSD.
Sound card: M-Audio Transit.

Pre-Amplifier: Kenwood Basic C1.
Power-Amplifiers: 2*Kenwood Basic M1.
Surround amplifier: Denon AV-2105.
Pretty looking pre- and poweramplifier: Sentec SE77+PA77
Main speakers: Ino Audio piP. (Equal to Guru Pro Audio QM10)
Sourround speakers: Carlsson OD-11.
Speakers that should be used somewhere: Carlsson OA-116.
Media-player: XBMC.
CD-player: Sony CDP-991.
Turntable: Mitsubishi DP200.
Pickup: Ortofon VMS20E MkII.
Caompact cassette player: Pioneer CT-S670D.

Stealth recordning device: Archos Gmini400.
Stealth microphones#1: Core Sound Binaural.
Stealth microphones#2: Sony ECM-DS70P.
Stealth microphones#3: Archos dynamic.

Time base corrector: Cypress Technology CTB-100G.
Digital SLR: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D.
Digital compact camera: Pentax Optio S3.

...now I'm boring myself.
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Old 2007-11-07, 05:16 PM
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yeah I'm just using the Technics bookshelf speakers right now, gonna get NS-10s running soon enough.
I don't want to be rude, but in my opinion you're better off with the Technics than a pair of NS-10s. Mixing anything below 100Hz with a pair of those are just guessing.

Anything above 100Hz is almost guessing.
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Old 2007-11-07, 07:12 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

industry standard for over 20 years might contradict what you're saying. of course you can't work on the bass on them, they're near field monitors. anyway, I already bought them. I don't want trendy genelecs I want what they used in the studios where they made zeppelin records.

ps no offense taken
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Old 2007-11-07, 09:52 PM
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Re: Your Favorite Equipment & Software

Nice thread Five. If you are interested, here is some of the "equipment" that I use for this great hobby:

Computer:

Notebook purchased in August, 2005.
- 1.7 gHz Intel Pentium M Processor
- 512 MB Ram
- widescreen 17 inch display
- crappy QSI-SDW DVD/CD writer and reader drive

Software:

- EAC
- DVD Decrypter
- Nero
- FLAC front end, TLH, "AnalFreq"
- gSpot

- Winamp 5.33
- Cyberlink Power DVD 5
- VLC media player

- Adobe Audition 1.5
- iZotope Ozone 3 (VST plugin)
- Sound Forge 8.0
- Gold Wave
- CDWave

- Sony Vegas Video Editor 6.0
- Womble MPEG Video Wizard v03
- TMPG DVD Author v1.6
- DVD Lab Pro
- Virtual Dub

Recording Equipment (most of this equipment is no longer in use):

- Sony WMRS-10 tape recorder "walkman"
- Sharp MD MT-90
- iRiver iHP 120

- ECM-719
- SP-BMC-3 (un-modified Panasonic capsules)
- SP-CMC-2 (AT 831)

- 9 volt battery module with high pass filter

Playback Equipment:

- Sony MDR-V150 headphones
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Old 2007-11-07, 09:59 PM
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Ah, I forgot...

Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0
Hard Drives:
- internal 70 gb hard drive
- 1 Western Digital 120 gb external USB hard drive
- 1 Western Digital 250 gb external USB hard drive
- 1 Maxtor 120 gb external USB hard drive
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