This is a pretty definitive guide:
Where did you get the power supply from?
I wonder if their passive mixer cuts out too much bass.
Hell yeah buddy come to Austin, TX and I'll go see you!
Really like your stuff man! Bright and punchy.
I was on 8bc originally. I only migrated over because I heard about this board at a house party.
Maybe add a deep kick to bring a bit of movement and structure to the composition. That may not be what you're looking for though. Parts of this sound really baddass!
Edit: After listening to Red Water, just bring the volume of the kicks up a bit.
Not sure what program you're using, but this video got me off the ground when I had no idea where to start with composition.
Lay down a quick and dirty beat, get a little melody going, and then tweak your instrument settings. Something quick like this, might make for a nice starting point.
The best colors for good contrast are either green or yellow because they make the blue lcds look closer to black. Probably going to grab a yellow one from HHL soon because I like how crisp it looks, and it reminds me of the stock look.
I had the exact same problem with a blue backlight way back in the day. Even made a big long post about it, but I think that was on 8bc. The lcd crystals are blue, so I think that had something to do with it. I've never seen anyone use a blue light in person, so I was never able to confirm it on someone else's DMG.
Sounds like a short, but I'm not sure. I get that sometimes when I'm testing a new back light and i accidentally touch the wrong spot on the board, or touch the two boards together in the wrong way.
Man, that case you posted would make for an awesome Super Meat Boy if you painted it right.