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  1. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    [sharply inhales]
  2. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Fucks sake. Stirling's speed is what keeps teams from flooding forward and fucking England's terrible defence. Whether he scores or not what he's doing is good.
  3. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I fucking love Trippier.
  4. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Bet England would beat them at Fortnight.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Vardy actually has a pretty good disciplinary record doesn't he? I imagine he might be on to provoke a response.
  6. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    England have been fine. Jesus. And a penalty....
  7. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I England look pretty good. Look quite well drilled. Goal will have to come from a set piece though.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Trippier is great isn't he?
  9. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Columbia look 4 times quicker on the break. Nice stuff from the gland though.
  10. cavalcade

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Put a tenner on Germany at half time at 16-1 to win the World Cup. Safe money.
  11. cavalcade

    Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red next masterpiece)

    In the 90s it was Half Life or Super Mario 64. Now it's downloading slightly nicer clouds. Debate has long since passed. Nobody cares now. It's done.
  12. cavalcade

    Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red next masterpiece)

    Not really. In the era where the PC had stuff you couldn't get elsewhere then that sort of debate was worthwhile. These days, with a glut of content on every platform and diminishing visual returns on all of them, it's just not really worth discussing any more. Nobody really cares now.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    Beats is fine - just slightly underwhelming. It was in the first phase of the Volcas and would probably be significantly better now in terms of the UI and features. It can wallop out a decent approximation of an 808, and is tactile and immediate. I've never sold mine, but I wouldn't say I love it with all my heart. The Keys is an odd one. I really didn't like it for a long time, but then had an evening where I consciously decided to sit with it and really explore what it could do. After that it won me over. It's quite unassuming, and perhaps not the most characterful of synths, but it can create some lovely tones, and some nice squelches. I really like ti now, and as you say it can hang a mix together, and also cut through quite nicely. One thing worth remembering is that for portable play you'l be relying on the internal speakers of the Volcas. Which are, to put it bluntly, shite. Unlike the Pocket Operators you can't chain the audio into a single headphone jack. So you'd need a little battery powered mixer if you were using more than one. One benefit of the POs is very much the fact that you can pick up 2 or 3 of them, and chain them into a single headphone output. And the latest ones are excellent - but won't really give you some of the tactility the Volcas will.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    Volca Beats isn't great, nor is the sampler, but Volca Keys is a wonderful instrument. Very much a workhorse in my studio - neither fiddly or noisy. Volca FM is also first rate. I'd be tempted to pair a Keys/FM and one of the silver series Pocket Operators as you'll be able to achieve an awful lot (either the sampler or the dedicated drum machine). A single monophonic synth will be very limiting. The Pocket Operators are more flexible than they'd appear (especially the silver series latest ones) but you may find them difficult to grasp and somewhat toy like. Something like the Keys will grow with you a lot more. It might also be worth getting a tiny mixer and an external FX unit of some sort. An old cheap multiFX (like an EMP10, or some of the old rack mounted Zoom stuff) can transform fairly mundane output into something significantly more impressive. Prioritising a nice reverb would be where I'd look. A slightly more leftfield option might be starting with an Arturia Keystep (which you mentioned) or the like and attaching a more conventional sound module to it. You can then expand into other CV triggered stuff later. I have great fun with a Wavestation SR and JV010 being triggered alongside my other gear and there's a plethora of old multitimbral sound modules you can pick up for peanuts these days. It's worth saying that the Keystep is a high quality, but deeply odd bit of equipment that takes a lot of work to get results out of. I like it, but it can make itself hard to like at times.
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    Games Exchange

    Trip is put back to 24th June - I'd be looking for £15 if you're about.
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