London calling...

Discussion in 'Community' started by WinterMute, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    I've lurked a little here, just registered, this is a fine place, much less pain than the Uusenet crowd, its amazing what a common interest can do...

    I'm an Audio Tech lecturer in London, been on Mac's since the 160 PB, (40meg HD? Why does it need to be so big?) Now running a Ti 400, but have just ordered a 17' AluBook (?).

    I'm an audio recording specialist, more studio than Mac, but I know ProTools and Logic like brothers, and I quite fancy that Reason tart too.

    So, Hi to everyone, I hope to be getting to know you better.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to the forums, the number of UK members is slowly growing :)
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    Re: London calling...

    Welcome...

    Yes... Usenet had it's day... but now-a-days I find that a good web-forum on a topic tends to draw better conversion... though I still use deja/google groups for searches.

    arn
     
  4. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    welcome from one audio guy to another...its a good group here. no shortage of opinions, thats for sure.

    went to NAMM yesterday...ahhh, all the audio toys i could never afford.

    and i also love reason...the most bang for the buck out there.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome! It's a good place...lotsa great people here.

    edesignuk: You have an avatar? I hadn't even noticed. :D

    3rdpath: Were Mackie handing out free sample boards? :)
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome to another fellow brit (and a fellow London Dweller to boot). At this rate we'll have more brits than Americans!
     
  7. britboy macrumors 68030

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    With over 14,000 members, i somehow doubt that one extra fellow brit is going to do much to redress the balance. Mind you, it might help for when the amis try and gang up with comments about yellow teeth queen's-arse kissing, etc.... :)

    Welcome to the boards WinterMute. Hope you enjoy it here.
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Welcome, this being the 3rd London post in a row, and edesign above, I think we could pick off the American cities one by one.
    ;)
     
  9. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    heck, i'll give you los angeles for a couple of pounds of cadbury's fruit and nut....

    and no, mackie wasn't giving out anything at namm... they used to be the kings of "swag"..they're certainly much tighter since greg stepped aside after they went public.

    but namm was still fun.... where else can you see gene simmons, eddie van halen, les paul, george clinton, herbie hancock and buckethead while strolling thru the gear displays...
     
  10. Wes macrumors 68020

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    hehe, I happen to have some Cadbury's Orange Chocolate in the fridge :D
     
  11. Cursor macrumors 6502

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    I've only been registered since July 2002, but I've lurked since mid-2001. I have to say, this forum is the best one out there. Hope you like it here!
     
  12. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    D'you know, I'm looking at a white choc one myself, christmas hangover...

    Shame I'm not as partial to the royals;)
     
  13. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to MacRumors. I'm an American, but it does seem like there are a lot of Brits here. I hope that you like the site.
     
  14. jefhatfield Retired

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    welcome!

    it's always nice to see new people to add to the knowledge and add to the fun

    i hope you enjoy your new powerbook:D
     
  15. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Always taking a risk with the first edition of any machine, but it's too damn cute and I WANT IT NOW!!!

    (sound of teddies being liberally tossed...):D
     
  16. melchior macrumors 65816

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    although i don't look at the sorver logs, there does seem to be an unusually strong presence from the brits. while the aussies lollygog behind and the japanese have a few strong representitives.

    while i was about to complain and say 'it would be nice to see apple take a more international approach' it ocurred to me, that while, i still wish they would, they are probably the leaders in multi-national international consumer orientation. with online apple stores, world wide expo presence (no more, it would seem, but they are sure to fill the void with something) and worldwide warranties, to name but a few features.

    apple is far from an ideal, but it is easy to remind myself why it is better than the rest.
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    Re: London calling...

    Hey.... where do you lecture in London???
     
  18. iGav macrumors G3

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    'First We Take Manhattan' ;) :D :p
     
  19. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, a Cohen quote on MacRoumors, now that's impressive.:p

    I'm at Thames Valley Uni. in Ealing.
     
  20. iGav macrumors G3

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    Why thank you.... ;) :p

    I thought you might have worked at SAE in Islington..... that would have been bizarre if you had.... as I'd have probably known you!! Heh heh!! :D
     
  21. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Not SAE i'm afraid, used to teach at Media in Brixton, but that was a while ago.

    I tend to think SAE is too expensive for the product they offer, sure, some good guys have come from there, but they had the talent to start with...;)

    TVU runs 20-odd studios now, all tooled up on ProTools, logic etc on G4's, as well as 4 5.1 rooms based on the little Sony DMX R-100. We've got a couple of large format rooms, but it's a minority game now, and only the seriously rich or dishonest can play:D

    Did you train at SAE, or do you work there?

    Where are you now?
     
  22. iGav macrumors G3

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    I used to teach Multimedia to the BA course in 2001.....

    You're right though about the course fee's they used to charge.... :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  23. iGav macrumors G3

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    Seeing as we have so many people in London..... I reckon we should all meet up when the thaw begins for some cheeky ones somewhere in the city!! :D

    May I suggest Frevds on Shaftesbury Ave.....

    Suggestions???
     
  24. jefhatfield Retired

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    i studied abroad at an adjunct of either london university or the university of london...are they the same place?

    i lived near brompton road and gloucester road near the british natural history museum
     
  25. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I don't think my parents would approve of me meeting a bunch of strangers who spend their spare time reading about electronic equipment.

    BUT, if we were to meet, London Eye is the best. We could go up in one of the balloons and discuss macs while the other people look at us like we are nutters.
     

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