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Hi everybody this week we discuss the whole new wave of Behringer synths not yet released. When will they become available to buy?

Heres the list of new synthesizers due to be released
Behringer CS80 clone and CS80 mini - based on yamaha cs80
Solina string Machine - arp eminent strong synthesizer
Model 15 - based on moog synth
Edge Percussion synth - based on Moog DFAM
JT4000 Hybrid modeling synth - based on roland JP8000
Pro VS Mini Hybrid Vector synth - based on the sequential prophet vs
Saturn Soul - based on Jupiter 8
Clone of the EMS aks and synthi
Clone of the Oberheim UB-XA - module and keyboard version

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Hi everybody this time we have a chat about radio controlled cars and help you make the important decision of what car should you buy if you are a newcomer to the world of radio controlled vehicles.

Here are the three vehicles we are looking at

Car 1 - UDI RC Rally Car
1/16 Full proportion high-performance 4WD racing car, integrated ESP (Electronic Stability Program) , effectively correct yaw, easier to control. It embodies the high level of creativity in design and engineering that unleashed a stunning array of new technology, new innovation.
4CH 2.4GHz integrated receiver and electronic speed control (ESC)
Waterproof, dustproof design ESP (Electronic Stability Program) Low voltage cut-off and thermal overload protection, brake, BEC, LVC sensitivity, reverse speed, and motor timing settings.

Car 2 - FTX Carnage
Get ready for some serious off road truggy action with the Brushless Edition FTX Carnage. Taking backyard bashing to a new level, the Carnage Brushless boasts some amazing features for the ultimate ‘Ready-to-Run’ experience.

Etronix provide crystal free 2.4ghz control. In addition the Etronix Photon 2.1 waterproof sensorless brushless system is installed to provide some low maintenance, high performance speed and power.

Instead of using a NiMh battery, FTX decided to include a Voltz hardcase LiPo battery to get the very best from the Photon system, but with safety in mind included is a balance charger and LiPo charge sack. Infact all you need to add is AA batteries for the transmitter.

The 4wd shaft drivetrain features metal diff gears and front universal driveshafts, while an integrated slipper helps protect the drive from possible damage. With adjustable turn- buckles all round and large bore oil filled shock absorbers the Carnage is raring to go.

In addition if you want to tune and upgrade your Carnage, FTX provide a wide range of car- bon and aluminium upgrades that will bring your ride up to a whole new pro level.

Car 3 - Hi-Rock edition from FTX
The evolution of the Outback trail chassis hits new heights with the new Hi-Rock edition from FTX. As trail and crawler fans continue to crave both scale performance and scale looks, we have looked to address both with the Hi-Rock.

Featuring a new split transmission, the motor is now mounted directly above the front axle alongside the steering servo providing extra weight up front for better traction when climbing ascents. The steering angle has been increased to a 45° angle for further improved trail maneuverability. An adjustable drivetrain slipper can be set to protect the transmission and driveshafts in the event of a lock up, while internal axle and gearbox metal gears provide long term durability.

The split transmission layout provides a much lower centre section allowing for aftermarket interiors to be mounted for added scale realism. The moulded side chassis plates have aluminium plates on the exterior while the inner plates provide protection from the elements as well as mounting receiver and Hobbywing speed control. The moulded receiver box features additional plug in ports for LED lights and aftermarket winches.

The classic pick-up inspired bodyshell comes complete with moulded accessories such as front grill & LED light buckets, snorkel, mirrors, wipers, roll bar cage and spotlights (for optional LED’s). Front and rear bumpers feature mounted LED lights and tow hooks to top off that scale look.

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Hi everybody this week we have a very special episode where Alan the great repairs the Cossor model 339 dual beam World War 2 oscilloscope

The Cossor Model 339 Double Beam Oscillograph is an oscilloscope with a 4.5" double beam 09 type cathode ray tube that could without any modification be replaced with a 26 type single beam CRT.

The instrument was delivered with 09J (blue) CRT as standard, but it could be fitted with the a 09D (green) or 09G (blue-green with 10 sec. green afterglow) type CRTs.

The dual beam and single beam tubes were directly interchangable; the two vertical amplifiers working in push-pull for the single beam. One channel showed an inverted image when using the dual beam tube.

For photographic recording, Model 427 Camera could be used.

The Model 339 is based on the pre-war Model 3339 which used different valves.

There were intermediate versions between the 3339 and 339 models. For example, some of the later 3339 were also fitted with the front panel switch and indicator lamp.

Country Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand Cossor, A.C.; London
Year 1942–1946
Category Service- or Lab Equipment
Number of Valves - 8
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 20 kg / 44 lb 0.8 oz (44.053 lb)
Price in first year of sale 45.00 GBP

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Hi everybody this week we have a very special episode where we interview Peter and talk about his adventures on the high seas in the Navy and his Cossor model 339 dual beam World War 2 oscilloscope he has had since he first joined the Navy.

The Cossor Model 339 Double Beam Oscillograph is an oscilloscope with a 4.5" double beam 09 type cathode ray tube that could without any modification be replaced with a 26 type single beam CRT.

The instrument was delivered with 09J (blue) CRT as standard, but it could be fitted with the a 09D (green) or 09G (blue-green with 10 sec. green afterglow) type CRTs.

The dual beam and single beam tubes were directly interchangable; the two vertical amplifiers working in push-pull for the single beam. One channel showed an inverted image when using the dual beam tube.

For photographic recording, Model 427 Camera could be used.

The Model 339 is based on the pre-war Model 3339 which used different valves.

There were intermediate versions between the 3339 and 339 models. For example, some of the later 3339 were also fitted with the front panel switch and indicator lamp.

Country Great Britain (UK)
Manufacturer / Brand Cossor, A.C.; London
Year 1942–1946
Category Service- or Lab Equipment
Number of Valves - 8
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 20 kg / 44 lb 0.8 oz (44.053 lb)
Price in first year of sale 45.00 GBP

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Hi everybody this time we look at a laney wedge monitor which is making horrible noises after a gig and it gets the Alan the great restoration and repair in his workshop.

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Hi everybody this time we have a chat and say a big thankyou to all our viewers and subscribers for all their support and comments.

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Hi everybody this time we look at a diy guitar stuitter effect which is made from telephone parts. This is a re-edit of one of our earlier videos but we thought you might like to see it again.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the Xvive U4 In-Ear Monitor Wireless System for use on stage, in the studio or anywhere.

Here is some info
U4 In-Ear Monitor Wireless System
High-quality, ultra-compact wireless system for in-ear monitors
Audiophile 24-bit / 48 kHz sound with less than 5 ms of latency
Industry standard 2.4 GHz wireless technology
Reliable, solid RF connection over a range of 90 feet
Can also wirelessly broadcast to an audio recorder or mixer

If you are looking for a wireless in ear monitor system this could be the product for you.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the classic Roland R8 drum machine we have a chat, play some sounds and chumleys stats.

Here is some info

One of the very best drum machines ever. It has excellent sounds which can be expanded by adding additional sound cards (808 and 909 cards). Great rock, electronic, ethnic and industrial style drumkits! Most of the sounds are editable - tune, decay, attack, nuance, output, etc...

But its coolest tricks are the Feel Patches which give your program a human-like groove! The sounds are ROM based samples, the R-8 has 32 note polyphony, 68 instruments, 100 patterns and 10 songs! The R-8 later became the R-8mkII with more memory and sounds. It is used by Orbital, Underworld, Jimmy Edgar, Autechre, 808 State, Dave Holmes, Fluke, Human League and The Shamen.

A single-space rack-mount version - the R-8M - was also available. It had no sequencer but it did have the R-8 sounds and the ability to read R-8 expansion sound cards. There were also 8 individual outputs, 12 voices polyphony and 4-part multitimbral MIDI. Later, an mkII model was released with upgraded features and memory.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the classic Roland R8 drum machine which needs some restoration work as the finish has gone a faded white/grey colour.

We tried a test spot on the back and sides of the drum machine before going ahead and restoring the rest of the R8.

Here is some info

One of the very best drum machines ever. It has excellent sounds which can be expanded by adding additional sound cards (808 and 909 cards). Great rock, electronic, ethnic and industrial style drumkits! Most of the sounds are editable - tune, decay, attack, nuance, output, etc...

But its coolest tricks are the Feel Patches which give your program a human-like groove! The sounds are ROM based samples, the R-8 has 32 note polyphony, 68 instruments, 100 patterns and 10 songs! The R-8 later became the R-8mkII with more memory and sounds. It is used by Orbital, Underworld, Jimmy Edgar, Autechre, 808 State, Dave Holmes, Fluke, Human League and The Shamen.

A single-space rack-mount version - the R-8M - was also available. It had no sequencer but it did have the R-8 sounds and the ability to read R-8 expansion sound cards. There were also 8 individual outputs, 12 voices polyphony and 4-part multitimbral MIDI. Later, an mkII model was released with upgraded features and memory.

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Hi everybody this time we are really going off piste and seeing if a lister AA1 stationery engine will make sweet music.

Here is some info

History 1867 R A Lister company founded by Robert Ashton Lister. 1893 James B Petter & Sons founded. 1895 First oil engines made by Petters. 1910 Petters Ltd founded. 1929 First diesel engines produced by R A Lister in Dursley. 1960s/1970s peak employment of over 5,000 1986 R A Listers and Petters Ltd merged to form Lister Petter Ltd.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the classic Roland RA30 arranger which gives you classic Roland sounds at a bargain price.

Here is some info

The Roland RA-30 appeared in 1995. It's a 24 voices and is a MIDI/GS/GM realtime arranger module.

Apparently it has E-86 arrange keyboard era sounds and styles. There are 100 non modifiable (decent) styles.

The 3 demo songs are

1- SKY HAE WAY by Ichi Itoh
2-Joe's revival by Marvin Sanders
3 - Yellow by Ichi Itoh

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Hi everybody this time we look at the classic Akai profession tom cat analogue drum machine

Akai is no strangers to hardware that divides the community as some people loved their Rhythm Wolf while others could not appreciate the quirky sounds it produced at all. The same can be said for the Tom Cat, which is different in terms of percussion, but just as unusual as its predecessor. The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an analog drum machine with built-in percussion voices that was released in 2015.

The built-in percussion voices of the Tom Cat include Kick, Snare, and Clap sounds and all on-board controls are continuously variable. This means that you can customize everything from the tuning and amplitude envelopes to the volume of each drum voice separately and in real-time. It features a fully analog signal path, so you will need to let it warm up before playing in order for the pitch to stabilize. Since the Tom Cat features an onboard 32-step sequencer, it also offers a classic drum machine workflow.

The Tom Cat is housed in an attractive desktop case design, which is constructed from plastic and faux wood panels for the end caps. The design of the Tom Cat is almost exactly the same as the Rhythm Wolf, so you'll only hear the real difference once you start playing. The top left of the front panel is dedicated to the display, where the tempo or other values are shown, which can be adjusted with the Tempo knob below it. Alternatively, you can press the TAP button next to the tempo knob to let the instrument detect your desired tempo. Below these are the Pattern Select and Last Step buttons as well as the Shift and Mute buttons. Right at the bottom you'll find the step indicators and step switches. The middle of the panel is dedicated to the Voice Controls with the pads below them. The six MPC-style pads are velocity-sensitive and you can also set the velocity of each individual step on the sequencer by pressing and holding the VELOCITY button. On the right side of the front panel, you'll find the main volume knob, Maul knob, Fill button, Seq Variation button, Velocity button and Play/Stop button.

The rear panel of the Tom Cat holds the Main Out, Phones Out, MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru, as well as Gate Trig Out and Gate Trig In. Here you'll also find the DC In, Power button, Cable Restraint, USB port, and Kensington Lock slot.

Overall, the Tom Cat is very straightforward to use and you are given 16 pattern slots to work with. A and B versions of each are available, so you have a total of 32 one-bar patterns. With the Tom Cat Akai tried to incorporate the sound and design of a classic analog drum machine into a compact design. Whether or not you are able to appreciate its sounds is going to come down to personal preferences.

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Hi everybody this time we talk to Matt at Effort Studios about his Roland JX8P synthesizer

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Have some fun spotting the different pieces of gear around the room and leave your answers in the comments.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the classic Alesis HR16 drum machine.

Here is some info
One of Alesis's first drum machines. With 49 sounds including 10 kicks, 7 snares and a complete ethnic set all of which are 16 bit samples this drum machine is a great bargain! Its partner in crime is the MMT-8 sequencer. But the HR-16 has its own sequencer with 100 patterns and 100 songs available. The drum tones can be tuned, have individual level controls for mixing, and there is 16 voice polyphony which means up to 16 drum tones can be used within a pattern. Patterns are programmed in either step or real-time. With external click inputs and Midi, the HR-16 is capable of integrating your older drum machines or sequencers with Midi systems!

The updated HR-16B model had lots of new sounds cool for enough techno and electronic music. And it still costs about the same price. It is possible that some HR-16's may have been modified to use the HR-16B's ROM chip to get those sounds. The HR-16 is gray and the HR-16B is black. Either one makes a handy little drum machine that's so cheap these days that it is more than worth adding to your studio - it just might come in handy one day. It is used by Orbital, The Grid, Autechre, Sub Dub and the Stereo MC's.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the Korg Volca Sample and show you how to restore the factory samples.

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Hi everybody this time we show you how to upgrade your Akai S5000 sampler to 16 outputs.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the Akai S2800 sampler and repair the encoder and buttons.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the Akai S2800 sampler and replace the backlight in the display

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Hi everyone we have another useful quick tip for the Behringer Brains Eurorack Module. We show you how to change the pitch of the Brains module up and down. To suit the track you are creating.

The track at the end Drums are from reason and synth sound is the behringer brains supersaw waveform

Synth voices it is best to use the volt per octave input
Drums and Voice (Speech bubble) the trigger input

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Hi everybody this time we talk to Matt at Effort Studios about his Vntage Guitars and Amplifiers

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Hi everybody this time we look at the new Behringer Brains Eurorack Module and we discover how to connect it to your sequencer to make it talk.

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Hi everybody this time we look at Propellerheads Reason 12 and is it worth upgrading from Reason 11 or any other version of Reason.

Here is the link for Reason
https://www.reasonstudios.com/

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Hi everybody this time we look at a Yamaha A3000 sampler. We replace the encoders which always fail and we source some replacement screws for the case.

Ebay link for encoders
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222339983155?epid=1017299129&hash=item33c47ee733:g:PYkAAOSwNRdX-ong

Case Screws search Ebay for M3 Philips Head Countersunk Head Self Tapping Screws for Sheet Metal 8mm long

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Hi everybody this time we are looking at a Marconi oscillator we picked up at a local radio rally. We repair it then test. These make great synth drones and for experimenting making test equipment music.

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Take the Fear out the Gear YouTube channel is dedicated to bring you the information about musical equipment that you need to know before buying. Presented by your hosts Jay Bangers and Chumley Warner they impart their wealth of knowledge and experience to bring you up to speed with what you need to know. Both the presenters have had experience over the years in Recording studios, Live mixing and recording on the road, playing in bands and building various electronic projects to produce wild soundscapes. Hope you enjoy the channel please subscribe and thanks for watching cheers Bangers and Chumley!