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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Linear Phase Subwoofer
Last post by E.Sokol -
I'm trying to link your crossovers with known names.
I want to believe that my filters are unique - because all formulas was created by me. They designed as piecewise-defined function (except classic, erf, exponential and gudermannian) at logarithmic scale and named from a used functions names, which link flat passband and stopband (and symmetric by design). They have not and can`t be have a physical prototypes.

The classical is a modified Linkwitz-Riley if I remember correctly.
Not quite.
Linkwitz–Riley filter can be parametrized only by integer step of roll-off values (12/24/48/etc dB/octave). Classic filter parametrized by required amplitude at cutoff frequency (-40 dB hard coded to have close view to other filters), but intersects with Linkwitz–Riley at some values. For example,
12 db/oct -> width = 6.62936
24 db/oct -> width = 3.31468
48 db/oct -> width = 2.20979
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General Audio / Re: Is it all bull**** now?
Last post by ajinfla -
Yes!  MBL Radialstrahler.
Ok. A dealer won't know nor have the techncal understanding for those sort of details, so unsurprising the answer was nonsense.
Most dealers are themselves audiophiles, so they know nonsense, not engineering details.

I don't mean a separate "distortion management system", just how they designed the drivers.  I saw a video of how they are assembled, but not any theory info.  It's not obvious to me that those drivers are anything close to linear in their response and I've no idea what the breakup modes would be.
Well, the proof is in the pudding, there are both impedance and FR measurements to suggest that they are fairly linear and well engineered, despite the "audiophile grade" pricing. I design speakers and see nothing of concern.
If you haven't already, I would suggest a quick read http://seanolive.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-loudspeaker-specifications-are.html of what actually matters regarding data.
How did they sound? I suspect the claim above about studio monitor "depth" was not applicable here. I know a dealer here and have heard MBL competently set up on many occasions. They sound pretty darn good to me. YMMV.
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General Audio / Re: Mass file metadata/tag compare (id3, vorbis) for files on 2 partitions/HDDs ?
Last post by Roseval -
I don’t know any tool that fulfills all your requirements.
Maybe tools like https://www.similarityapp.com/ can do this is this is basically about duplicates on tag level.

Another option would be to export both collections to a file and use any file comparison program.
Might be done a bit more structured e.g. import the results in a database like MS access and run some SQL to compare on specific tags.

I use a simple method.
A couple of tags crucial to me like Artist, Opus, Composition, CompositionYear I simply duplicate in Artist_Copy, etc.
After tagging any of these tags with any program I simply compare Artist with Artis_Copy, etc.
Shows me what has been changed.
If in error I copy Artist_copy back into Artist.

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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Replaygain question
Last post by Porcus -
At the bottom of
Preferences -> Tools -> ReplayGain Scanner
you can find and customize the criteria for what fb2k should identify as an album when using "by tags".
("Scan as a single album" overrides this completely and considers all files to belong to one and the same album.)
Grouping does not affect tag gain or tag peak, only what is an "Album" and what files are taken into account for album gain and album peak.

I've gathered some RG config info here
For consideration: warn against the difference between scan and apply. (Good that fb2k warns.)
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Support - (fb2k) / ---Strange message "directory not empty" since one week
Last post by zpoison -
Hello,  I have a strange problem

since one week I have this message constantly popping after I move some folders to another location

These are the steps that I do that could be noted:

I have the music folder that I want to move currently in the library, so in other words I see it in foobar already
I click on my usual shortcut to have the "file operation setup" window  (move)
I have this "file name pattern" : %artist%/%date% - %album%\%filename% (this pattern has always been good for me)
+ move entire source + remove empty source folders,    checked

I click on "run"

AND THEN........ "failed: Directory not empty"

There is always one song (mp3) that is still in one of the folders

and this song is still there but it has been moved in the destination folder !
I have to delete the folder manually


Is it because I have it in my library?  (I had it happened before but only when that was the very last folder that was shared in the library so this message appeared because there was supposed to have a folder in the library----this I can understand, but what happens here is not the same, there is some other folders still in the library folder...please help
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by Mike_de -
I think what's happening here is you are limiting it to return only 5 results from fanart.tv, and then also filtering it to only show "Front" covers. So if the other Front covers aren't part of the first 5 returned, then they won't be available. Try increasing the limit to 10.
 I never searched for anything else but front covers. I've now increased the number up to ten and now the rest appears. But that still makes no sense.
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General Audio / Re: Album Art Downloader XUI
Last post by AlexVallat -
I think what's happening here is you are limiting it to return only 5 results from fanart.tv, and then also filtering it to only show "Front" covers. So if the other Front covers aren't part of the first 5 returned, then they won't be available. Try increasing the limit to 10.
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