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omegadraco replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 11:04 AM

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This is an unfinished beat that I have laying around, it's unfinished in the sense of I don't know how to continue on with it...


Pretty sweet beat. Yeah I am not sure how you would finish this one off either.

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liked and shared! good luck to every1, but you won't need it cuz im gunna win anyways =D /sarcasm ;)

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 7:17 PM

Is everyone liking on PCAL's FB page? If not, you REALLY should. :-D I know, a shameless plug but we've gotta take care of the sponsors here!

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Manduh replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 10:38 PM

Dave_HH:

Is everyone liking on PCAL's FB page? If not, you REALLY should. :-D I know, a shameless plug but we've gotta take care of the sponsors here!

I wouldn't say it's shameless at all!! With them sponsoring the giveaway they DESERVE a little love! (Actually a lot of love!!) :D

 

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realneil replied on Thu, Oct 27 2011 11:17 PM

Dave_HH:
Is everyone liking on PCAL's FB page?

Liked, and shared it too.

It really is a unique PC this time, isn't it?

Pretty darn cool!

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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Aoshi replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 12:34 AM

Of course. Liked and shared here as well. Anyone who supports HH deserves some respect.

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OH yeah! hitting them with the like stick.

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CDeeter replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 2:23 PM

Sure did!

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AKwyn replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 4:55 PM

realneil:
It really is a unique PC this time, isn't it?

Yup, no gaming to be found here; just pure silence and pure audio goodness for whoever wins it.

 

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CDeeter replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 9:56 AM

Hey here's a cool article about one of our favorite guys, Dave.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/28/growing-up-geek-dave-altavilla/

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LLeCompte replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:00 AM

now does the system come with a side of turkey? That is the real question.

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Manduh replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:15 AM

CDeeter:

Hey here's a cool article about one of our favorite guys, Dave.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/28/growing-up-geek-dave-altavilla/

 

Thanks CDeeter! I like reading the Growing Up Geek articles, even more so when it's about someone from HH! Here's the one about Iyaz: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/19/growing-up-geek-iyaz-akhtar/

Will we see one about Marco too? Hmmm.

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CDeeter replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:48 AM

Thanks Manduh! Sure does give you a perspective on where these guys came from.

Hey Dave, how did you and Marco meet?

Marco how about it? What's your story.

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omegadraco replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:51 AM

Manduh:
Thanks CDeeter! I like reading the Growing Up Geek articles, even more so when it's about someone from HH! Here's the one about Iyaz:

Yep the articles are really interesting. There are two threads in for forums general discussion area one for Dave and one for Iyaz if anyone wants to leave any comments for them :)

Dave - http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/58606.aspx

Iyaz - http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/58608.aspx

 

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realneil replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:55 AM

Manduh:
Will we see one about Marco too? Hmmm.

That one may take a while,.....I heard that they're having a problem getting his story past the censors,........

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CDeeter replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 11:03 AM

or sweet potatoes, gotta have a heapin helpin of sweet taters!

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omegadraco replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 11:08 AM

realneil:

Manduh:
Will we see one about Marco too? Hmmm.

That one may take a while,.....I heard that they're having a problem getting his story past the censors,........

Haha that's a good one :) just write the bad parts in Klingon and then it won't be a problem

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Awesome! Thanks, you guys rock!

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rapid1 replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 1:44 PM

Look what I found a profile of Dave Altavilla, http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/28/growing-up-geek-dave-altavilla/ , growing up as a geek :)

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realneil replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 2:49 PM

rapid1:
Look what I found

Several found the same thing. It's posted in three of four places so far,.....Wink

 

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Manduh replied on Sat, Oct 29 2011 3:58 PM

Hahaha!! Good one Neil! :p

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Love it good find rapid1.

My grandmother was full Italian I know Dave ate well from his mom's cooking.

The thing I took away is a Dave is a true enthusiast about tech as I am myself.

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CDeeter replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 9:30 AM

The full list of preloaded music software in this rig is:

Sonar X1 Essential - With a powerful collection of effects and instruments to get you started and more available tracks than DAWs costing twice the price, SONAR X1 Essential is the perfect way to get your feet wet and to begin crafting your own masterpiece.

› 64 Audio Tracks

› Unlimited MIDI Tracks

› Matrix view

› Step Sequencer

› Essential Instruments

› Essential Effects

Komplete Elements - is an essential selection of over 1,000 professional sounds and effects from the no.1 software instruments bundle on the market. Includes 3 GB of material.

› Acoustic Drums

› Electronic Beats

› Orchestral Strings

› Wide Range of Synthesizers

› Guitar Amp Simulation

› Creative Studio Effects

Vielklang Instant Harmony - Harmonize your melody with one single click - loading a single-voiced audio file - and create natural-sounding background choirs and brass arrangements!

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› Harmonization Styles

› Audio/MIDI Export Options

› Input Melody Analysis

› Elastique Pitch Shifting

› Works as Standalone or Plugin

XILS 3 SE - Modeled after the legendary VCS, the XILS 3 SE is one awesome powerhouse of analog warmth and XILS Labs attention to details.

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› One 2/4 poles low pass filter

› One envelope

› One spring reverb

› One ring modulator

› One 128 steps sequencer

Amplitube Free - is a full-featured version of AmpliTube, with 24 gear models included. Plus, the included Custom Shop allows you to try and buy over 200 new gear models available as á la carte purchases.

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› 4 Amps

› 5 Cabs

› 3 Mics

› 2 Rack Effects + Tuner

› Instant Preset Switching

Sampletank Free - is a full-featured version of SampleTank 2.5, with a 500 MB specially selected samples library.

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› 16 part multitimbral

› 3 synth engines

› 33 Built-in DSP effects

› Part and Master Loop Sync

› Expand with Sampletank 2.5

Nimbit.com Subscription - The easiest way to capture and grow your fanbase & sell your music and merch online. In addition, you're also eligible for 3 free months of NimbitIndie (a $39 value), which adds amazing marketing, promo, and fan engagement tools.

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› 3 free months of NimbitIndie

› Get your music into iTunes

› Get your music into Amazon

› Fan engagement tools

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Manduh replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 10:34 AM

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Edit: Just read the post over.. I didn't realize they were including the anniversary bundled software too. That's great!!! Just plug it in and get to work, no messing around trying to get everything installed!

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:45 AM

I know Manduh this is an awesome sound workstation front to back I have actually been thinking about going back into production as I miss it Immensely. It has been quite some time since I last worked in it, in fact since my EMU E-lllxp was destroyed in the late 90's.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:58 AM

Yup realneil most definitely!

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realneil replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 11:59 AM

So it's pretty complete?

LOL!

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turkeyfox replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 1:15 PM

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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pwrntspd replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 3:55 PM

Sweet, this is probably one of the coolest pc's you guys have ever put together. Glad you made friends with Intel and PCAudioLabs :).

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LBowen replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 5:23 PM

So whoever wins this one has to throw down some sick HotHardware beats as well as some benchmarks/photos.

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:08 PM

CDeeter:
The full list of preloaded music software in this rig is:

Holy hell, that's a load of effects, audio processing tools and instrumentals. It's going to take me time to learn how they all work but man when they work together I'm hoping they produce decent music... Since I don't know how they sound, I have the Vir2 Instruments VI.ONE and they didn't sound as organic as I hope they did, therefore I'm kind of worried they're not going to sound as expected in the advertising market...

Well, the good thing I got from the Vir2 Instruments VI.ONE is the number of hip-hop drums I have at my availability, some I don't even know what to do with. I like that I can potentially produce East Coast, West Coast and even Southern Music with the drums provides but I find myself gravitating towards Set #5 because it has the deepness that I like.

 

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 6:11 PM

LBowen:
So whoever wins this one has to throw down some sick HotHardware beats as well as some benchmarks/photos.

Better yet, if I win this then I'm going to produce a theme song for "Two and a Half Geeks" or failing that, an entire album devoted to HH.

 

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CDeeter replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 8:07 PM

Theme song for "Two and a Half Geeks" sounds like a cool contest to me. Let's do it!

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CDeeter replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 8:09 PM

That's a double heaping helping of software goodness right there. lol

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omegadraco replied on Sun, Oct 30 2011 10:34 PM

Jam packed with software. Plenty of power for sooo many things as well.

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Aoshi replied on Mon, Oct 31 2011 12:34 AM

It's still pretty beast even if it's not a heavy gamer rig. 

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Wow what a sweet system!

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acarzt replied on Mon, Oct 31 2011 12:02 PM

That's a pretty sweet computer. I don't think I would use it for it's intended purpose tho :-P I'm not so good at making music or "phat beatz" heh

I'll stay out of this one and hopefully it will go to someone who would actually use it for what this beast was built for!

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eunoia replied on Mon, Oct 31 2011 12:27 PM

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...pending.

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CDeeter replied on Mon, Oct 31 2011 1:33 PM

Robotron 2084 sounds like the old 80's video game Defender.lol

The sad(?) thing is I remember playing that game at the arcade.

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