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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: OpenMPT Module Decoder
Last post by deus-ex -
This crash bug has been fixed [...]
Many thanks.

Currently, the highlight bar is just an InvRect. I could add more color customization, or even change it so it's a custom inverse that only inverts the brightness and not the hue, or so the alpha level can be customized.
Well, whatever you think suits the purpose best. If I can assist you in testing various solutions or get another opinion I'm glad to help you out.

It needs to be a fixed width font, for obvious reasons.
There should be a couple system fonts available sufficient for the task. Perhaps you can add support for a fixed set of system fonts that meet the requirements? Again, I'm happy to assist and provide feedback if required.

I could ask their developers if there's a way to do that easily. Considering that there are modules that progress in a non-linear fashion, and even progress backwards.
Yes, please do ask. For example Milky Tracker has optional support for continuous pattern display. Its source code should provide some clues if required.

It currently changes detail automatically, depending on how many channels the song has, and how wide you make the window.
Yes, I noticed. I would like to be able to use the available space of a fixed size window efficiently. Displaying pattern data of a 4-channel module leaves a lot space of a fixed size window unused.

Yeah, I could add a context menu, but then I'd need to add the settings you mentioned.
No problem, if you don't see fit for it then just leave it be. I just threw some ideas for discussion, I'm aware that not every suggestion gets realized for one reason or another.

I make no guarantees, as I don't use Columns UI, and I have no components on hand to base a Columns UI dockable panel on.
I can point you to some Columns UI plugins that I regularly use since many years without any issues:

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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by KozmoNaut -
It's the same as with magnetic tape -- the more physical material you present to the read/write head in a given amount of time, the higher your resolution will be. Slow-running tape systems -- such as those used for surveillance and recording phone conversations -- have noticeably worse sound quality (more noise and worse frequency response) than faster-running tape systems designed for music recording/playback. In the tape world, tape speed is measured as IPS (inches per second). Higher IPS means higher sound quality, for the same given type of tape.

Similarly for LPs, you increase the resolution by increasing the speed, trading running time for quality.
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Support - (fb2k) / "Enter" plays previous song
Last post by aeidein -
After launching Foobar, when I highlight a song and hit Enter, instead of playing the selected song, it plays the previous track.  Any ideas what might be causing this?
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Audio Hardware / Re: Electrostatic speaker myths
Last post by andy o -
I got a pair of the less expensive ML's that I got a good deal for years ago. The thing that most jumped out at me is not exactly the sound per se, which is just fine, but they have very narrow dispersion, so much so that moving your head just above the speaker panel's height, at fairly far away, will drop off treble noticeably. Just moving your head a few inches up and down you can easily tell the difference. The base even is angled like a wedge, and you can rotate it 180° to angle the speaker upwards a bit because of this. So, if I'm walking around the apartment, I don't use those speakers for music, they're my home theater mains.

Also the sound doesn't come from a point like regular tweeter speakers, it "shoots" from the whole surface of the panel, so I think (and others can correct me if I'm wrong) that volume should fall off with distance differently than a regular speaker.
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Vinyl / 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Foobar3030 -
My understanding is that differences in their sound quality can be attributed to the following:

  • 45s are typically shorter. This means that music needs to be less dynamically-compressed to avoid skipping as the grooves can be cut more deeply. This could have an effect on bass frequencies.
  • 45s are often mastered 'hot' for use as singles or for clubs. Listeners typically have a bias towards louder music, and thus dynamic-range compression can be interpreted as higher quality.

Am I missing something here? I have seen claims that 45s have a greater 'resolution' or lower SNR, but I don't immediately see how these points follow from groove density or playback speed of the recording -- surely this is related to the source and mastering of the music?

Let's say, for example, that I produce a short 2 KHz sine wave with consistent peak amplitude. I press it to 45 and 33rpm 12" records with no additional mastering. When played back, should the sound quality of these records differ -- and if so, how/why?
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
Getting repeated crash when trying to update/change presets:
Error log:
? is there a fix?
Thanks for reporting that. I haven't been able to reproduce the issue, can you give me the exact steps that cause it? On the popup menu you click "Edit Presets..." and then what, it crashes immediately? Or are you trying to add or delete a preset? Have you previously been able to add or delete any presets? You could try resetting your settings by deleting the %localappdata%\AlbumArtDownloader folder, that might help.
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Beyerdynamic DT 770, the old ones with the cool new ear pads in grey.  8)

https://www.thomann.de/gb/beyerdynamic_dt770_ohrpolster.htm

I use them for recording sessions with my band, but also when doing listening tests for FAAC back then.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: [1.4 b3]
Last post by Case -
The network settings only affect playing of internet streams. If you have slow or unreliable internet connection increasing the buffer size can help prevent unwanted stutter. But larger buffer makes playback start slower.

If your internet connection requires using a proxy server this page also allows configuring how foobar2000 should use it.

Dynamic title checkbox tells if foobar2000 should show individual track names picked from the stream. Not sure how that can be a problem for proxies though.

If you don't play streams or play them but don't have any problems, there's no need to touch this page. If you have music on NAS drive for example the settings here are irrelevant to that, as you most likely access the music over SMB protocol.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: MIDI plugin quality?
Last post by hakadespra -
ok. this is just exactly what i need. like taking the best parts of the soundfonts i like and bring them together.

finally it would be great to have "this one great soundfont" with all the best sounds, but this is just one way to do it i guess.

i will check this out. this is definitely nerd heaven. :-)

thanks for pointing out what this is!