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Cascades
Cascades
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music!, 23 Oct 2013
This review is from: Cascades (MP3 Download)
Emerging pianist Charlie Boyle impresses with this debut release. Unveiling song writing and vocal talents alongside his undoubted keyboard skills, the young musician showcases thirteen brand new tracks. 'Cascades' offers up a number of refreshing surprises, utilising eclectic instrumentation to create varying moods and atmosphere throughout.
A strong beginning; no doubt there's much more to come.


Boss Ve-20 Vocal Performer Vocal Effects Processor
Boss Ve-20 Vocal Performer Vocal Effects Processor
Offered by RST Music
Price: 189.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Thing To Be Aware Of..., 18 Oct 2013
The pedal is great: does everything it claims and sounds very good. However, there's just one practical consideration that is worth knowing about.
In a live situation, you'll probably want to switch patches between songs. (To use the pedal to it's potential, you'll want to programme a patch for each song - to set the corresponding key for harmonies, have the delay in time, etc.) So you'll want to have the songs programmed in the right order. Easy enough.
But ... to switch to a new patch (song), you either have to (1) bend down and turn the dial, or (2) switch it with your foot.
(1) Crouching to turn the dial is easy and only takes a second, but may not look too cool if you're trying to hold an audience.
(2) Switching with your foot is impractical (in my opinion). You have to hold a pedal down until an LED flashes, then you can use the pedals to switch up and down the patches. It's too fiddly and distracting when you're in the middle of a live show.
I feel Boss should have somehow incorporated two dedicated 'clicker' switches for switching up and down the patches.
For me, this is the only thing that lets down what is otherwise a great little pedal.


White Boots and Miniskirts: A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties
White Boots and Miniskirts: A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties
by Jacky Hyams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 10 July 2013
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Really has nothing going for it ... I'm glad my life has been more exciting than hers. Watching paint dry in the sixties.


HP Pavilion p6-2370ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i3 Processor 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, DVD-RAM, Windows 8)
HP Pavilion p6-2370ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i3 Processor 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel HD Graphics, DVD-RAM, Windows 8)

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased, 22 Dec 2012
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Decent overall specs on the main components combined with a brand name - at a reasonable price - persuaded me to purchase this computer. I've owned it for a couple of weeks now, and I am very satisfied with its performance.
The first thing I noticed was that it is smaller and much lighter than my previous tower. The package came supplied with a keyboard, mouse and monitor lead plus DVI-I adaptor. (This computer has DVI monitor sockets.)
The instruction booklet is very minimal - a few pages of pictures - so here's a tip for setting-up: be aware that the two monitor sockets (on the back of the tower) have different pin arrangements. Plug the provided adaptor into the matching socket (the DVI-I motif is four dots ::).
If you're using a second monitor (TV etc) you'll need a different adaptor for the second monitor socket. I'm running an LCD TV; the adaptor I'm using is DVI-D Male to HDMI Female (the DVI-D motif is a minus -). The picture is excellent. Order an adaptor to suit your needs from Amazon - you may not find it on the high street. This might appear to be a waffle, but it could save you a headache.
I edited a home-video on the new computer (a good test) and the graphics were smooth and clean.
I wondered if the RAM drive would burn standard DVDs - it does.
If I were to look for criticisms (they're very minimal); the power light is a little bright in a dark room (cover it with something if it's annoying), the CD tray feels a bit flimsy (thin plastic), and I would have liked a few more sockets.
I'm very pleased with the Pavilion p6-2370ea. It meets my needs and appears to represent good value at this price.

A quick word on Windows 8.
Don't be discouraged by bad reviews. It is different from previous Windows incarnations, but after a few sessions you'll easily find your way around. In my opinion, the 'start screen', which Windows 8 opens to, is a bit gimmicky. It's designed with touch-screen in mind - great for tablets or presentations, but I can't imagine home or office users sitting at a desk with their arm stretched-out in front of them. However, click the appropriate tile, and you're presented with a familiar looking desktop screen. You'll probably end up working from there.
Using a mouse is no problem. Move the curser to the corners of the screen to open stuff.
One tip: From the desktop, open the internet. Near the top left corner is a gold star. Click on it to open File, Edit, View, Favourites, Tools, Help. You can open new windows from the File tab.
Windows 8 is not the 'steep learning curve' that some critics have purported it to be. Go for it.
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Print Artist Platinum 23
Print Artist Platinum 23
Offered by hixxysoft
Price: 15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Print Artist Platinum, 30 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Print Artist Platinum 23 (DVD-ROM)
I throughly recomend this programme, I spend many hours creating designs. Love it. Good price too.Well done Amazon. Thank You


Panasonic DVC Tape 60 minute 10 Pack
Panasonic DVC Tape 60 minute 10 Pack
Offered by Diamond Value
Price: 10.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic DVC Tapes, 30 Sep 2011
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Smashing product, and good value for money. Would buy again off this seller. Well done again Amazon, Well recomended.....Thank you.


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