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Old 13-04-2013, 21:01
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I wish we could have a tracklist of what Marvin has played. Could make use of his page on the website.
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Old 13-04-2013, 21:16
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Agreed about the tracklist. I am NOT a Justin Bieber fan but I love the mix of Beauty and a Beat that Capital play!
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Old 13-04-2013, 23:35
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I wish we could have a tracklist of what Marvin has played. Could make use of his page on the website.
Agreed, They used to produce a playlist for James Barr when he used to mix on Friday/Saturday nights and then publish it on the Capital FM website.

oddly, the playlists are still listed:

http://www.capitalfm.com/on-air/james-barr/playlists/
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:58
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Loving the recap too, I'm actually trying to make sure I can listen to it because it's been so good.

Out of interest why have the TOTH dropped the presenters name?
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Old 14-04-2013, 14:23
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Out of interest why have the TOTH dropped the presenters name?
But don't they have more time to talk/introduce themselves at TOTH now?
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Old 14-04-2013, 18:24
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Capital's Big Announcement tomorrow on breakfast... Summertime ball?
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Old 14-04-2013, 18:58
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Old 16-04-2013, 11:56
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Carla Kompany co-hosting Sat 8am-12pm on Capital Manchester since Feb... another station scrapping the single headed format.
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Old 17-04-2013, 19:01
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Capital's Big Announcement tomorrow on breakfast... Summertime ball?
Oh yes! BIGGER than EVER before! Not just over a weekend but DAYS! STB Will be huge this year.
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Old 18-04-2013, 09:21
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As I'm listening to the recap using the iPhone app over my wifi I'm not sure if its just me, but did anybody notice it skipping really bad during some of the songs? Also how do songs end up skipping these days? It's all effectively a large mp3 play out system right? So there's nothing physical that can skip like on a dirty cd for example...?
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Old 18-04-2013, 10:18
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As I'm listening to the recap using the iPhone app over my wifi I'm not sure if its just me, but did anybody notice it skipping really bad during some of the songs? Also how do songs end up skipping these days? It's all effectively a large mp3 play out system right? So there's nothing physical that can skip like on a dirty cd for example...?
I've listened to MP3 tracks on Windows Media Player that have suddenly developed a mind of their own and started skipping through, so it's not something constrained to the physical form.
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Old 18-04-2013, 10:34
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You can still have errors over wifi, or even ethernet. Or it could be BLAST dropping bitrate or whatever it does, unless its the 95.8 feed.
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Old 18-04-2013, 10:49
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Oh right cheers for that, obviously I didn't know so that's why I asked ha. I haven't really got a clue. I've got the app set to the south coast feed, but from the sounds of things it's my end rather then their end (who'd have thought it aye)
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Old 19-04-2013, 15:27
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Never really one to care about this, but seems as though someone had knocked off the processor this morning, clean bassy audio and with no distortion over FM this morning
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Old 19-04-2013, 16:29
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Never really one to care about this, but seems as though someone had knocked off the processor this morning, clean bassy audio and with no distortion over FM this morning
Just for any Capital bashers out there, this morning when someone turned the on air volume down there was plenty bass, which shows Global don't actually have the bass turned down, it's simply the processor's way of avoiding too much clipping.
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Old 19-04-2013, 17:07
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Just for any Capital bashers out there, this morning when someone turned the on air volume down there was plenty bass, which shows Global don't actually have the bass turned down, it's simply the processor's way of avoiding too much clipping.
Can I just ask then why does Heart WM on my local West Midlands DAB have good bass, but Capital 102.2 sounds tinny? You would have thought both would be the same?
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Old 19-04-2013, 17:52
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Never really one to care about this, but seems as though someone had knocked off the processor this morning, clean bassy audio and with no distortion over FM this morning
Is it still like that now?
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Old 19-04-2013, 18:28
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Can I just ask then why does Heart WM on my local West Midlands DAB have good bass, but Capital 102.2 sounds tinny? You would have thought both would be the same?
Different stations have different set ups. Capital's is meant to appeal to CHR music and low end radios hence the big top end. Different processors too

Is it still like that now?
Seems to have switched back now. But it's been uploaded on radioplayer.
http://ukrp.musicradio.com/capital/t...isodeId=227303
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Old 19-04-2013, 18:29
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Is Chillerton on reduced power? Can barely get it in the car.
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Old 19-04-2013, 22:44
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Seems to have switched back now. But it's been uploaded on radioplayer.
http://ukrp.musicradio.com/capital/t...isodeId=227303
I think there's some processing there, maybe a default preset.

Unless there's some post-tuner processing.
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Old 19-04-2013, 23:47
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Different stations have different set ups. Capital's is meant to appeal to CHR music and low end radios hence the big top end. Different processors too



Seems to have switched back now. But it's been uploaded on radioplayer.
http://ukrp.musicradio.com/capital/t...isodeId=227303
Doesn't explain why some other Heart stations have tinny audio.
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Old 19-04-2013, 23:50
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Doesn't explain why some other Heart stations have tinny audio.
You'd have to ask the tech who set it up. The Heart network has just inherited the units from the GCap days.
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Old 20-04-2013, 10:44
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Capital Teeside's processing's changed. Is this the new processing or an accidentt?
http://media-ice.musicradio.com/CapitalTeessideMP3
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Old 20-04-2013, 12:08
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I am not sure if 103.2 has changed but there used to be a vast amount of clipping on the higher bands when there was a strong beat. You could really hear it on female vocals.

Still sounds very scratchy. (I don't know if that means anything.)

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Old 20-04-2013, 12:17
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Now they just need to increase the DAB bitrate.
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