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Old July 29th, 2020, 01:50 PM   #76
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My Marshall guitar amp goes to 11..
Why not make 10 the top number and make that a little louder?
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Old July 29th, 2020, 01:54 PM   #77
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If you got a Dymo label maker and changed the top number to 12, would that increase the SPL coming out of the amp? ;-) What if you changed the labels to Roman numerals? Would the amp translate the mic input into Italian?

I truly worry about Ryan. With his seeming incomprehension of anything vaguely technical (e.g. numbers on a gain control knob) and inability to assimilate any information we give him, how can he perform any job that's even slightly technical. I can't imagine what it's like.
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Old July 29th, 2020, 02:00 PM   #78
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One of the funniest scenes I can think of

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Old July 30th, 2020, 12:19 AM   #79
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I am coming to the conclusion that Ryan wants to be involved in producing video products really badly, but is ill prepared for any of the production or performance roles. He is only concerned in planning tasks to ridiculous detail but unable to convert any of the planning to anything other than point and shoot with his camera and inappropriate lens that he had years ago and won't ever change.

Most people on this and our forums are sadly equipment sponges. I know I am. If I get a bit of money to spend, I blow it quickly on something I fancy, and now I'm old I've got a warehouse full! Some is clearly junk, some is nostalgic, a small quantity is genuinely useful. I don't think Ryan has ever, in thousands of posts, talked about his new kit purchases. Tripods, heads, editing computers, monitors, lights, mics, booms, accessories. He talks about things I suspect he is given, or borrows which probably explains why he struggles using them. They're not his to practice with.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 12:30 AM   #80
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It was probably easier to use borrowed kit that you haven't used before in the days when you could set gain etc on a pot on the side or bottom of the kit using a screw driver, rather than using software,
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Old July 30th, 2020, 03:19 AM   #81
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Was hoping we could have a coffee over Christmas Brian - but I suspect the likelihood of a production this year is getting less and less. Perhaps we should try Saskatoon instead?
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Old July 30th, 2020, 03:33 AM   #82
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Yes, I heard on the radio news that early August was midnight for the panto season, and the horses will be turning back to mice again..
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Old July 30th, 2020, 05:57 AM   #83
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The trouble is the Opera House have been dark since last panto and have sold a million and a half pounds worth of advance sales - so cancelling will be a very tough business decision. I hope the NI Government do something different. Normal opening capacities won't be decided until November which is far, far too late. Finger firmly crossed.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 06:54 AM   #84
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The Incidence of Covid 19 has been relatively low in NI and they tend to follow the Republic of Ireland to a certain extent. If I was running a panto in Belfast I would be looking at the SSE Arena to allow social spacing. Of course, that doesn't help the Grand Opera House.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 09:44 AM   #85
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In the early 1900's the capacity of the opera house was double what it is today at just over a thousand - that must have been horrible, especially as everyone smoked and many were on pipes!

The Arena pantomimes are pretty well agreed in the industry to be simply hopeless. Many tried video IMAG, so the little looks and asides were visible but they're just not panto. I suspect our American chums have no idea what we're talking about. Sorry folks!
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Old July 30th, 2020, 10:06 AM   #86
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The Belfast SSE Arena is used in a variety of sizes, full, half or theatre.They did a panto there a couple of years ago in theatre mode, it sort of worked, but it was up against the established GOH show. I suspect it needed more investment for it to really work.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 11:32 AM   #87
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What is this! Ryan hasn't asked yet what mixer has pots that go to 11?
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Old August 2nd, 2020, 08:49 PM   #88
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Speaking of Spinal Tap, Harry Shearer (who was one of the writers, and played "Derek Smalls" in the cast) is still going strong. He voices several characters of The Simpsons, and produces his own weekly radio show "Le Show" https://harryshearer.com/le-show/
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Also speaking of Spinal Tap, I heard Christopher Guest was a jerk.
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Also speaking of Spinal Tap, I heard Christopher Guest was a jerk.
I heard that Ellen Degeneres is a bigger jerk.
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