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  1. An old friend and fellow ex dP:! clan member posted this link today

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS5IfummjX4

    Additional info here: https://www.moddb.com/mods/et


    It was originally posted to YouTube 11/19/2021 (last Friday to be exact). Will I buy the PC version of the disc? Yes. Yes I will and with an extra copy or two kept in the package for collecting. Pappy has a great point about UE-5 that carries over into this 'new' release IMO (see my links above) because, if I can't snipe the way that I am used to then, that would be a huge drawback for me. Still, there may be features that would help me to overlook that aspect. We shall see.  

    The first thing that came to my mind while watching this NEW trailer was this post of Kate's about the UE-5 project and how much better the UE-5 graphics in her video looked when compared to those of this video for the 11 30 2021 release. That's just my personal perspective. There's a remarkable difference when I compare the two and to me, I found that to be a bit odd. 

    The UE-5 graphics look so good that they should, at the very least, also make a QUALITY UE-5 ET Movie Maker Tool (a DM_84 Demo tool to be exact). A tool like that c/o UE-5 would make demos look wayyyyyy better. 


    UE-5 Movie Making Tool with: 
    > Various "click and choose" graphics scripts plus features that improve video output quality. 
    > Provide ease of playback and better viewing controls and options. 
    > Options to rip various demo segments just by adding time start ??:?? | time end ??|?? (pop fresh cuts/clips off, on the fly, into a new folder)
    > Burn/Transfer clips, on the spot, in various formats outside of AVI to a new master file.

    Now I wonder if the UE-5 and this new release can be merged for even better graphics?

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  2. I have to confess: I don't own any of their material. I also never 'made copies of any sessions' to take home during my years. That's a HUGE no-no in the business. That's the truth man.

    When you work on an LP/CD, you hear those songs SO MANY TIMES before they hit the shelves that you don't need the CD! Some of you out there may have private home sessions and record a lot. Cheers to you too! I don't care WHAT it is man but, before your tracks are mixed down and ready for CD or, just a finished track to have on your rack (aka In The Can) you have heard THAT material A WHOLE LOT!

    The golden moments for me that the public will never know OR hear came at the end of a typical 14 hour recording day in the form of SPONTANEOUS JAM SESSIONS! The producer: When he leaves for the day, it's like daddy has left and the house and all of us boys want to be 'naughty' and HAVE SOME FUN ha ha. At that point it's just me, the main engineer and the band members. That's it! That's quality 'let's get fucking nuts' time!!
    #1 RULE: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS - STAYS IN VEGAS!!!

    No matter who they are, everyone at some point will let it all hang out at the end of a long recording day. FUCK!!! THOSE JAMS ARE A TREASURED, powerful memory! I wish they would do that live or release material like that because man, that's when you see what they are really made of! Wow! They would just --JAM!!! One jam alone clocked in at 46 minutes! HELL YEAH! Me and the main engineer would just throw in a DAT tape, sit back at the console and record it all. This was strictly a secret between me and the main engineer -period! :classic_biggrin: We captured all of those moments BUT never told the band or the producer. That is, until the sessions were over. Then, he and I would present the band with the DAT 'JAMS' tapes (one for each member) as a gift. It had it all man! THEY LOVED THAT! They never knew we recorded that stuff. It's a great feeling seeing them so happy too!

    In the end, when it's all wrapped up on my end, your just happy to have a finished project that you can hopefully be proud of. Almost as soon as it's over, you're onto yet another project. There's no time to think and reflect because you were always moving onto a brand new thing. Kind of makes me home sick in way.

    The producer and main engineer get all of the credit in the end and, that's just fine with me. That's how things roll but, as the producer once told me with his arm around me, "Every brick in the house MATTERS and some, more than others." It was a compliment. These things don't make themselves and I was proud to have been there!

    Looking back the one thing I could not fucking stand was having to be in Los Angles, CA for long periods of time. Visiting and having fun: yes. Living there: Piss off!!! New York, Nashville, Mississippi, Chicago and Colorado were my most loved places to be.

    Europe runs on 220 (?) voltage and we run on 110 here in the USA. I would LOVE to visit studios in Europe on day. Those old, old post WW2 tube microphones that are everywhere in Europe and their 220 current power make for some really wonderful, dynamic sounding recordings. The stereo separations and dynamics are fantastic!! BIG SOUND!

     

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  3. On 11/11/2021 at 3:43 PM, Bier said:

    This is quite a piece of work indeed! Very trippy indeed, but in an undefinable way.

    Brings me back to my mdma days. Would have worked quite well with that too! :-D
    Come to think of it. I have some still lying around from 15 years ago. Nice opportunity to check if it's still potent after all that time! :classic_rolleyes:

    It's all that you said it was. This one's staying on my playlist!

     

    My brother, my brother! :) Us old vikings never die, we're just more selective about when we put on our 'war paint' :) PEACE !

  4. On 11/11/2021 at 9:59 AM, Tutox said:

    Youtube doesn't allow me to watch it, it says that the video is not available :/

    Hmmm. All that I can think of is that it's a region issue. Maybe ???  Try clicking the direct link and go straight to YouTube for a view. If that fails then, I don't know. I ripped the video to my archives but the file size if too big for posting here. Sorry dude :(

  5. I've been cleaning out a lot of old stuff from two offline PC's that I used to use constantly for audio editing and mixing.
    Among other things, I also came across some (incomplete) pictures that I randomly snapped while working with the Counting Crows on their Sessions.

    These were all that I could dig up so far but, I know there's a lot more --somewhere!!

    At this stage, we had already laid down all of the ground tracks (the framework for the entire mix)
    so, it was just individuals popping back into the studio from time to time to hammer out small overlays and "punch-in's" which left a lot of time for everyone else in the band to
    take a break and have fun fucking off! It was my job to keep them happy and give/get them whatever they asked for to keep the vibe flowing :)

    Anyway... here we are (even my "#1 Super Fun Time Girl" Cammy) hanging out and playing basketball at the studio. The lead singer, Adam Duritz, is on page 7. He had JUST come from knocking out vocal tracks.

    Crazy eh? It's shit like this that you don't go around blabbing about. You just did your job and had a great time too!

    Ya get one go on this crazy merry go round called LIFE so, ENJOY THE RIDE!

    Cheers!

    PS: That's me (2nd engineer) at the soundboard. The good ole days :)

    COUNTING CROWS AND ME PLAYING BASKETBALL AT SWEET TEA STUDIOS.pdf357995999_ProductionduringCountingCrows.png.96d34ffa301b8e7b091b243152ca8576.png

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  6. I'm being approached by a few people who want me to help them with their personal need. They have businesses. This is mostly Real Estate and finance related matters which, is REALLY boring stuff to most folks so, I will just leave it at that. Anyway, I've got their back -always- and will be in and out for now until the paths are clear. Just letting you know what is going on. Hope to see you soon.

    Thanks,

    Centrifuge

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  7. 15 hours ago, Bier said:

    Damn Centrifuge,
    it's like i'm talking to myself,,,

    This all agrees with a lot of highpoints I have with Zappa myself, but your Water Melon in Easter Hay remark was quite bizarre... It's recorded in my will that that piece will be played at my funeral. In the right (or wrong) mood, it always brings tears to my eyes, even after 40 years.
    (if other readers don't know what i'm talking about check this and see of you are vulnerable... )

    And OMG dude... Stevie's Spanking! Are you bloody reading my mind? Hands down one of the best collab solo's of those two! Zappa steamrolling and Steve on stunt guitar! Wow!

    It was well known he demanded a lot of his band members. His sometimes bizarre style and focus on precision was not for all musicians but if you survived Zappa, people knew you were good at something... (Ike Willis, Scott Tunis, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth and so on and on and on...)

    I have every album he ever published (and the slew of bootlegs too) stored safely away. It's been with me all my life, but still sad he had to pass away so early...

     

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  8. On 10/15/2021 at 8:31 AM, Bier said:
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    Same here! As a youngster I bought Joe's Garage Act I, II and III on a whim, and became a fan right away!

    That was my 3rd Zappa album to buy. 1st was Chunga's Revenge (I only liked the song and guitar work on '20 Small Cigars'). 2nd was Tinseltown Rebellion (live cuts from the 81/82 band) and 3rd was Joe's Garage! LOVED IT RIGHT AWAY! THAT'S when I was hooked! I learned how to play the solo from Watermellon in Easter Hay too! Beautiful song.

     

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    He was (and still is) very popular over here in Europe. I even been to one of his performances in Rotterdam, 1988. Totally awesome show where the crowd cheered him back on the podium 3 times, like he was never going to quit!! One of my best memories!

    LUCKY! HE LOVED PLAYING EUROPE --A LOT! Zappa has/had always been very well received and respected there esp. Prauge in the Czech Republic. I never got to see Frank live but I've been an avid collector of his material for years and years. After seeing what music you're into I want to suggest checking out You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 5 (DISC 2 ONLY). The guitar solos and the TIGHTNESS of his 82 band was simply astounding! Check out the guitar solo on The Black Page #2 from that CD or, from the same tour/year THIS GUITAR SOLO >>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnzdp71U78

    ONE MORE --FUN-- SUGGESTION: Anyone who likes Zappa's music should not pass this one by. You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 2 Helsinki, Finland (ALL of Disc's 1&2). This band IS NOT HUMAN! HOLY COW!!!!! I MEAN, JUST LISTEN TO THOSE GUYS! WOW! By the time you get to disc 2, the tempos are so much faster and they combine selections that are hard rock-ish with also back to back selections that are definitely influenced by Frank's classical compositions.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVhxh_MBPHw&list=OLAK5uy_k4xOA05K8fm_0YZy3XOKwtEGHlOixgwp8

     

  9. On 10/15/2021 at 8:31 AM, Bier said:
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    Same here! As a youngster I bought Joe's Garage Act I, II and III on a whim, and became a fan right away!

    That was my 3rd Zappa album to buy. 1st was Chunga's Revenge (I only liked the song and guitar work on '20 Small Cigars'). 2nd was Tinseltown Rebellion (live cuts from the 81/82 band) and 3rd was Joe's Garage! LOVED IT RIGHT AWAY! THAT'S when I was hooked! I learned how to play the solo from Watermellon in Easter Hay too! Beautiful song.

     

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    He was (and still is) very popular over here in Europe. I even been to one of his performances in Rotterdam, 1988. Totally awesome show where the crowd cheered him back on the podium 3 times, like he was never going to quit!! One of my best memories!

    LUCKY! HE LOVED PLAYING EUROPE --A LOT! Zappa has/had always been very well received and respected there esp. Prauge in the Czech Republic. I never got to see Frank live but I've been an avid collector of his material for years and years. After seeing what music you're into I want to suggest checking out You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 5 (DISC 2 ONLY). The guitar solos and the TIGHTNESS of his 82 band was simply astounding! Check out the guitar solo on The Black Page #2 from that CD or, from the same tour/year THIS GUITAR SOLO >>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnzdp71U78

     

  10. 12 hours ago, Bier said:

     

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    I have a G.E.D. (Good Enough Diploma, Autodidact)

    Sam Walton, creator of 'Walmart' never got past the 9th grade and became a billionaire :) 

     

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    now living life on my own which, unexpectedly, seems to work out quite well...

    I can dig it man! You eventually find that groove and routine that fuses. Seems that you have found yours and THAT'S HALF THE BATTLE my brother! There's so much in this world to tinker with and explore. It's weird. Sometimes you find the most interesting things to delve into and they come from the most unlikely places and people too! Pretty cool!

     

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    So, I'm also just trying to relax and live a happy, humble life before God calls me home. 

    That's what's up :classic_smile:

     

     

  11. 11 hours ago, Bier said:

     

    And music is a big part of my life too, Listening to it, to be exactly (Old school rocker, Zappa, ACDC, SOAD. Iron Maiden, Dio, Rammstein, Die Antwoord)

    ZAPPA IS A FREAKING GENIUS! I ---LOVE--- FRANK ZAPPA!

     

     

    invitation from :the ets name who invited you

    In-game name:

    > Centrifuge

    Previous gaming aliases:

    > $1.00 Bob

    > Bob

    > Alfred E. Neuman

    > Mike Honcho

    > Chuck U. Fharley

     

    Previous clans, if any:

    >dP:!

    >ae_ 

    >TMF

    and reason why you left :

    > Everyone stopped playing and/or the clan(s) vanished into thin air!

    Age: 55

    What country are you from?:

    > United States

    What languages do you speak?:

    > Some Japanese/ Some Hebrew/ English

    Do you use a translator to post in English?

    > No!

    How did you find our community?:

    > By chance. Found your server and there were REAL PEOPLE playing together.

    Do you have any admin experience?:

    > Some, yeah.

    Will you be able to help in recruiting new members?:

    > Would love to grab some good sniper recruits -SURE! Takes time and the right maps to do it!

    Do you have any special expertise (coding, modding, Photoshop, etc.)?:

    > I'm not thrifty in the I.T. domain. I have close friends that are though.

    Tell us about yourself (optional):

    [ SEE POST ABOVE ]

    Playing regulary on our server and collected at least ~100k XP:

    > That takes time but, I'm working on it

    Do you agree  with the rules : Yes / No

    > I Agree

  12.  

    I'm ready to tag up.

    IF accepted, can I customized my tag colors or, does it always have to be all red?


    I've been in and out lately. Mostly out. I've been managing all of my personal financial affairs while also nursing a badly broken foot. I have also been using a strong medication THAT I DON'T LIKE TO TAKE but, I must for now!  That's why I have been totally goofing off on the server lately then, vanishing.  I know that can't play well all doped up so, I just goof off and laugh about it.


    I've posted a bio-esc 'Greeting' that covers a good bit of info about me >>>  https://ets-clan.com/index.php?/forums/topic/880-greetings-from-centrifuge/&tab=comments#comment-2589

     

    Here's a bit more info:

    I am 55 years old.
    I live in Brandon, Mississippi.
    I graduated from the University of South Carolina with degrees in Psychology/Economics that I never once used!
    My true love is music and sound engineering (studio environments). That has always been my love. SOUND AND MUSIC REPRODUCTION/MIXING/EDITING!I have been a recording and studio 2nd engineer for most of my life. These days I just do a lot of mixing and editing from home (which I LOVE). Labels I have worked for in the past have included (but were not limited to) Warner Brothers | Island | Capitol | Dream Works | etc. and, some of the names that I've worked with that you may know are: Buddy Guy. Elvis Costello. Counting Crows...  
    I used to follow the Grateful Dead around (1985 > 1995) and record their concerts. That took me to every state in the US (except Alaska), Europe and, Tokyo where I met my girlfriend- Mikosawa (Miko) who just moved back to Japan to care for elderly family members c/o Corona related circumstances!

     

    Anyway, now I am just trying to relax and live a happy, humble life before God calls me home. 

    Peace and Hair Grease,
    Centrifuge!

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  13. On 9/29/2021 at 3:42 PM, Bier said:

    But do I know anything more about metal? No! I run the IT department there.... Hahaha!

    Ha ha ! Dude, that's what's up! I don't qualify for the bonus round when it comes to this stuff but it sure is an adventure for me to delve into the world of BIG BOY TOYS/MACHINES especially when you actually meet/participate with people you know who truly do have a handle on those things no matter what they are! That just makes it more fun man. I seem to learn more that way. They are also great sources for information if you have questions.  

    Now... who wants to talk about taking 6 to 10 Chevy Impala steering wheel airbags and setting them all off at the same time while encased within an empty 50 gal drum or, an old washing machine? WOOF! You had better stand back for that one! You big kids should give a that once-go sometime. Okay, okay, maybe I should just stick to metal. Who knows what ideas others may get!

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  14.  

    On 9/29/2021 at 7:15 AM, PDK said:

    hello everyone :)

    I had posted on the old site, my job.
    my job consists in treating metal parts in a heat treatment + quenching furnace and in a tempering furnace.
    I work for nuclear / military / aviation and sometimes for formula 1 / rally ...
    all the pieces I do have a minimum 40-year follow-up, so my name too ...

    I have friends who (in various applications) smelted and forged. Male and female! That was a great little education just hanging with them and diving into a project from time to time. It's a tricky thing too and I respect the heck out of it! Fun experience!

    On the flip side, I also have a friend who runs a big recycling/fabrication corp. That being the case, my friend was able to personally walk me through the whole unrestricted ball of wax. It was a whole new world for me and I will never forget it. 

    Some of that material would be put through plasma cutter stations that each had pre-loaded specifications for cutting patterns. An easy to recognize example of a typical pattern cut would be the metal cases for your stereo tuner/receiver c/o the ventilation slots. They did that and other type projects. It was really a great thing to see first hand. I'm not too proud to say that the plasma cutters were a lot of fun to watch man! WOW!

    THEN, you have the I-beams/sheet/bar-rod metals that could be raw or, simi-treated(?). They had liquid vats for some things but, we never got too close to those for some reason (possible chemical hazard area?).

    Then there is what you do: Heat treatment! I have never personally seen that first hand but, I know a tiny little bit about it. You take those various metals, in whatever form/design and, you make them STRONGER through the heat process! I don't know but, common sense dictates to me that, by default, heat treatments on your scale means that you are dealing with LOTS of various grade metals which also means various degrees of molecular compounds & structures that are being heated and cooled. Those structures change with temps so, YOU maintain the proper balance of all of those environments to produce a superior product! Like a conductor of a symphony - you keep all of these individual components in line that ultimately yields something greater than the sum of it's parts. Pretty cool!

    Without the heat treatment processes, metals all around the globe would not function properly. It's important. 

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  15. I've tested the sniper server out and I like the action so far. This may seem a bit forward since I'm new but here's a few very small things that will add enjoyment to that server...
    VOTE should be activated for map changes. 
    Re-spawn time could be dropped to 4 for a faster return to the action. 
    Beef up the ammo round per player to 200 rounds or so. 
    Maps:
    Maps with a respectfully closer target proximity are the best. 
    Sniper maps that have too much distance and separation between targets creates a "floater" scope lag that's darn near impossible to be fast and consistently accurate with. Let me be more clear. If you're on a common objective map like Gold Rush and you activate your scope, point at a target and just watch it. You will see the center slowly float left, right, left, etc. When you combine that default game feature with big UJE sniper maps and targets that are wayyyy off in the distance, you begin to encounter something like a digital mirage that's just impossible to deal with for too long. 
    Smaller sniper maps make for better game play action.
    I tried to upload sniper map pk3 files for you (regular file version then, zipfile - all under 48 MB) but none would upload.            Anyway, here are map names that have great action and are not too big. See what you think >>>

    sniper_shadow_remix.pk3
    HK_sniper_b1.pk3
    UJE_flat_sniper_2020.pk3
    twc_sniper.pk3
    TWC_joint_sniper.pk3
    TWC_Sniper_II_v3.pk3

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