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Postby SD » Wed Jun 29, 2011 18:08 UTC

I just cleaned up my desktop and I want to show off!

How does yours look?
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Wed Jun 29, 2011 20:57 UTC

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Wed Jun 29, 2011 21:54 UTC

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby GenZ! » Thu Jun 30, 2011 08:36 UTC

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby sistah » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:05 UTC

SD wrote:I just cleaned up my desktop and I want to show off!

How does yours look?


As a desktop inspector I would like to suggest the following:

It seems that you didn't clean up properly :sweet:

1) Please unpin from the taskbar the internet explorer (lol)
and if chrome is not already pinned, do it and delete the shortcut from the desktop.

2) if the crappy avg is running all time/realtime, remove also the shortcut.

3) Instead of having the Computer shortcut, you can modify the pinned folder on the taskbar
called windows explorer here http://goo.gl/YUTYA
so you can click on it and open the computer or a specific drive or folder.

xD

About the others: stunning desktop!
Great job modifying !! :o

My desktop, on both win7 and hackintosh:

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby QueenKimmy » Thu Jun 30, 2011 13:43 UTC

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my desktop's desktop. winxp.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby dyn » Thu Jun 30, 2011 13:59 UTC

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I am not affiliated with NSM, however i admire them for their dedication and perseverance. Desktop is 3200x1080 because of 2nd monitor, taskbar is positioned vertically, makes more sense for wide-screen monitors. On the right you can see UltraEdit with 30 (!!) files open, mostly various notes and to-do lists, which i need to organize better, because i have this habit of writing my ideas down and then i rarely actually do anything to realize them.

Also, i hope you are not offended by swastika. It is a holy symbol you know, don't be upset over it. :)
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Thu Jun 30, 2011 15:53 UTC

craij -- i have that wallpaper image. i think i found it randomly. what is it from?

and thumbs up for ultraedit.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby dyn » Thu Jun 30, 2011 16:01 UTC

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Thu Jun 30, 2011 16:07 UTC


holy crap! ultraedit was one of the things i missed from windows days (i hate bbedit... textmate is mediocre). at the time there was no mac version and i stopped checking back.

going to have to try this.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby chaos252 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 06:53 UTC

mine. bone stock xp sp2 with the toolbar hidden

@SD i see a virtual dj icon. you be mixin??
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby SD » Fri Jul 01, 2011 16:00 UTC

Yeah been at it about 10 years now in total. I don't do it as much as I used to, I used to DJ at a fixed venue twice a week and do mobile gigs. I still have all my kit, but it's mostly personal entertainment now. You into it?
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby chaos252 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 04:59 UTC

thats awesome. ive always been interested but never had the proper setup. been a drum'n'bass/electronica fan for years and always wanted to produce and mix. really kind of a dream of mine. i was in a few bands when i was younger and got to produce some stuff with pro-tools and a nice keyboard but never turntables.

i have another year of paramedic schooling to go.. but when thats done i want to get a nice studio and turntable setup. since id be workin 2 or 3 days on-call with 3-4 days off ill have plenty of time for it.

any tips would be appreciated.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Tue Jul 05, 2011 22:50 UTC

AG wrote:craij -- i have that wallpaper image. i think i found it randomly. what is it from?

Same, random find. Can't remember. Will try to find again.


chaos252 wrote:thats awesome. ive always been interested but never had the proper setup. been a drum'n'bass/electronica fan for years and always wanted to produce and mix. really kind of a dream of mine. i was in a few bands when i was younger and got to produce some stuff with pro-tools and a nice keyboard but never turntables.
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any tips would be appreciated.

Steinberg has the best tools Chaos. If you've got the cash .. Nuendo. If not, Cubase is the path. :DD
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby Russian » Wed Jul 06, 2011 02:35 UTC

http://www.2shared.com/photo/FXpq9baF/GRIMREAPER.html
p.s can somebody explain me how to get the picture to show like all the others
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby chaos252 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 05:19 UTC

@Russian if you click post reply (the quick reply box doesnt have the upload option) under the preview/submit button theres a tab to upload an attachment.

@craij ...wow 1,800$? think ill get it off demonoid and play with it before i go for that. shit, this is gonna suck up my time.. i get so absorbed when making music.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Wed Jul 06, 2011 16:48 UTC

chaos252 wrote:@craij ...wow 1,800$? think ill get it off demonoid and play with it before i go for that. shit, this is gonna suck up my time.. i get so absorbed when making music.

try before buy ... not a bad policy. that's what i did years ago and eventually bought. i chose the cubase route since i couldn't justify the cost of nuendo. the big differences are/were: control room (i don't need this feature, although is nice), eq quality (nuendo is insanely good) and video (i don't need this feature right now either). make sure the machine (pc?) you are using for this has lots and lots of memory ... 24 and/or 32 bit samples and songs add up real fast.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Wed Jul 06, 2011 17:32 UTC


TextMate is great for coding and organization.
Eclipse is da bomb ... best for Java.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby Russian » Wed Jul 06, 2011 22:18 UTC

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Re: Your Desktop

Postby Russian » Wed Jul 06, 2011 22:19 UTC

Thanks chaos :)
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby chaos252 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 19:00 UTC

craij wrote:make sure the machine (pc?) you are using for this has lots and lots of memory


im gonna get a notebook, a big hdd and extra ram before i start.

got nuendo 4.3 and pro tools hd 9 downloaded along with the metal foundry SDK/superior drummer 2(kinda pointless because i cant play guitar/bass, but i can play drums.. but whatev).

its like over 3000$ in software.. i feel kinda dirty
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Wed Jul 13, 2011 21:17 UTC

you should feel durty :D

don't bother with pro tools AND nuendo, one will suffice

good choice in drum VST

got a midi controller (keyboard) yet? audio card? stock audio on the notebook will not suffice. think RME, Delta. else you can get an external interface like a firepod or something of that nature. i use both on diff machines, both perform great.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby se7en » Sat Jul 16, 2011 08:48 UTC

my macOS Desktop :)


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Re: Your Desktop

Postby Russian » Sat Jul 16, 2011 22:56 UTC

Here I was thinking I was the only one who was playing quake 3 on a mac. Then I learn craij is a mac quaker. BUt damb WE got a lot of mac users.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Sat Jul 16, 2011 23:09 UTC

so am i. more than used to be.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby SD » Tue Jul 19, 2011 19:02 UTC

chaos252 wrote:thats awesome. ive always been interested but never had the proper setup. been a drum'n'bass/electronica fan for years and always wanted to produce and mix. really kind of a dream of mine. i was in a few bands when i was younger and got to produce some stuff with pro-tools and a nice keyboard but never turntables.

i have another year of paramedic schooling to go.. but when thats done i want to get a nice studio and turntable setup. since id be workin 2 or 3 days on-call with 3-4 days off ill have plenty of time for it.

any tips would be appreciated.


Sorry I meant to reply to this sooner - I can give you all the tips you like, I'm not Tiesto or Diplo but I'm definitely "seasoned". Haven't scratched with vinyl for a long time, it was never my intention really but one venue I worked at had a HUGE collection (I now own said collection) so I got into it. Many DJs would disagree with me on this but if you think mixing LPs is tricky - try mixing MP3 and making it sound good! I'm better at MP3 than most (most I know that is) trust me it's a bastard, but very satisfying once you get even half way to good. If you want to chat about it hit me with an email or something, if others are also interested we could dedicate a thread here to it, I'm sure Dyn won't mind.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Tue Jul 19, 2011 21:17 UTC

SD, please don't think that I am undermining what you've just posted as I believe that one cannot get enough tips or read enough info on how to mix (I like Gearslutz, the industry's best post there) but I think if he focuses on getting the production right (read: sounds good to his ears*) in the DAW of his choosing, dithering down to MP3 will likely be secondary.

*Chaos, eventually you're going to invest in some kickass near-field monitors... anything else will not get you the results you will eventually desire.
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Tue Jul 19, 2011 21:19 UTC

i think he means dj mixing — not the recording process
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby craij » Tue Jul 19, 2011 21:20 UTC

chaos252 wrote:always wanted to produce and mix

I don't see the DJ part
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Re: Your Desktop

Postby AG » Tue Jul 19, 2011 21:32 UTC

ah okay
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