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August 6, 2014 1:26 am Leave your thoughts

This monday, Daniil (danila_95) visited Ufa. Except for walking around the city and other fun stuff, he also brought this not-quite-little goodness that Alex Nak got me here.
The [B] well was not working, however, which was quite disappointing with such a powerful machine.
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So it was time to jump right into the schematics of it. After some hours of probing and reading, it seemed that QM61 and QM62 were out of business after some weird occasion. The reel motor was spinning, yet no motion was seen from the capstans and the head mechanics (which are, in fact, driven by the same motor). So I had to go to the local electronics shop and get two 2SD2144’s (I was lucky enough to come on time because these were the last two in stock).
Replacing these was a bit hard since the mechanical assembly is in the way of removing the main board. But, after reassembling was done, I connected it to a 110V AC adapter, put in a tape, hit play… Sure enough they both work fine, in reverse and direct modes!
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Time to hook it up into the rig, well A to the amp as a usual recorder, and well B to a USB sound interface (a 24-bit USB Sound Blaster) for instant recording, broadcasting and digitization purposes.
Now gotta think up a better stand for the audio equipment, a way of making this work with AIEdit2, and how to get the pillow that was inside back to Alex :)
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Enjoying the Haibane Renmei cassette on it as I’m typing this post~

[Mixtape] Shining Starline Connection

July 30, 2014 8:39 pm Leave your thoughts

(episode #88-B)

Day 2 of space-ish hardcore and trance from Japanese artists!

Side B: Shining Starline Connection

Tracklist:

  • 01 PLight – Connection [DJ Noriken rmx]
  • 02 PLight – The Shining [Technosaw rmx]
  • 03 PLight – CANDY♥VOX
  • 04 PLight – CANDY♥VOX [DJ Noriken rmx]
  • 05 PLight ft yukacco – Star Line
  • 06 PLight – Floating
  • 07 PLight – April 31
  • 08 PLight ft. airi – Let’s Sing [DJ Shimamura rmx]
  • 09 PLight – Connection
  • 10 PLight ft. airi – Prismatic


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[Mixtape] SpaceFlow

July 30, 2014 8:39 pm Leave your thoughts

(episode #88-A)

Day 2 of space-ish hardcore and trance from Japanese artists!

Side A: SpaceFlow

Tracklist:

  • 01 Minamotoya – Necro Fantasy
  • 02 PLight – Space Water
  • 03 Minamotoya – Stardust
  • 04 Minamotoya – be your star
  • 05 DJ Noriken – Aviator
  • 06 Minamotoya – End of Pursuit
  • 07 Minamotoya – Phze Zero
  • 08 Minamotoya – Airflow
  • 09 Minamotoya – LiON


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[Mixtape] Feel So Good Inside

July 18, 2014 1:27 pm Leave your thoughts

(episode #85, 18 Jul 2014)

Well, some of these mixtapes are gonna be on the NyanServer radio! ^^
Take out your subwoofers and celebrate that there is still half of summer left for hardcore!

Track list:

  • 01 Darwin HU rmx Dain-Ja ft Vicky Fee – Feel So High
  • 02 Fracus & Darwin – The Good Inside
  • 03 Modulate rmx Darren Styles – Save Me
  • 04 Darwin – Bliss Tech
  • 05 S3RL – Weekend
  • 06 Rik Arkitech – Fulla Culture
  • 07 初音ミク – Cry in my heart
  • 08 Endemic rmx Rik Arkitech – Tranzport Pt.2
  • 09 Darren Styles, Christian The Lion, Glitchdick – Here Tonight

Listen:

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[Mixtape] υπάρχει φωτιά αγάπη (Yparxei Fotia Agapi)

July 12, 2014 10:51 pm Leave your thoughts

(episode #84, 5 Jul 2014)

Life’s changin’…
So do the podcast track styles.

Track list:

  • 001 Mihalis Rakintzis — Matia Fotia
  • 002 Wildstylez ft. Niels Geusebroek — Year Of Summer
  • 003 Wildstylez — Pleasure 2013
  • 004 Mihalis Rakintzis — Apagogi
  • 005 Wildstylez — Timeless
  • 006 Wildstylez ft David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Sia — Wild Ones
  • 007 Wildstylez — Into the Light
  • 008 Wild Motherfuckers — Wild Wild West
  • 009 Headhunterz ft. Krewella — United Kids of the World
  • 010 Wildstylez — Forever
  • 011 Wildstylez ft. Coldplay — Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  • 012 Zatox and The R3belz — Good & Evil
  • 013 Headhunterz and Wildstylez vs Noisecontrollers — Tonight (alpha2 rmx)
  • 014 Mihalis Rakintzis — Yparxei Agapi

Listen:

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Haibane Renmei

July 12, 2014 9:29 am Leave your thoughts

Seriously, this is one of those titles that is like a hidden gem about which not much people are talking, but that is in fact insanely great.
Definitely recommend it.
The music alone makes it an awesome anime. Even though it’s composed by Ootani Kow, it’s totally different from his other soundtracks I’ve heard so far. Baroque-sounding tunes, with a touch of jazz, really make it epic, and it doesn’t have the usual digital-synth touch to it, like the other soundtracks of his.
The plot is insane, too, but, since I hardly ever wrote a review without spoilers, you better just go and get it instead. It’s just one season (13 episodes) long.
And yeah, here is the recommended tracklist for recording on a C-90 tape (I used a ECP EF90 one, TDK’s D90 should work great as well). You might want to replace some tracks though :)
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And here is how I designed the tape :3
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Cassettes ^_^

July 7, 2014 2:18 pm Leave your thoughts

Well just paid a visit to AmegaPrint :3
If you have any tapes lying around that you don’t need, or maybe even a tape deck, I’d gladly accept it, just throw me an email.