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Listening Tests / Re: Great killer sample, easy to ABX on most codecs
Last post by shadowking -
@shadowking, I tried the settings you suggested for WavPack, up to -b4.55x5s.5, and I still hear that hiss. Aggrrrhh! Since this sample sounds more like regular music than a proof of concept, I have a panic at the thought that other music could be compressed in such a low-quality way. So I suspend the use of the hybrid WavPack and hope that @bryant will be able to fix it.

You can try stronger shaping like s.8  . I also tried --blocksize=4410 and thought it helped a bit, maybe you can give feeback on  that .
Also I created a 32khz version of this sample and it helped a lot.  An option if you dont hear 16khz and higher in music.

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Listening Tests / Re: Great killer sample, easy to ABX on most codecs
Last post by shadowking -
@shadowking, I tried the settings you suggested for WavPack, up to -b4.55x5s.5, and I still hear that hiss. Aggrrrhh! Since this sample sounds more like regular music than a proof of concept, I have a panic at the thought that other music could be compressed in such a low-quality way. So I suspend the use of the hybrid WavPack and hope that @bryant will be able to fix it.

My hunch is that its not from a commercially mastered and sold redbook CD .
Even if its is real , No way to verify the sample hasn't been tampered like a EAC log etc.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by sveakul -
Unfortunately I have another bug report for 0710.  When the X-axis frequency scale (distribution linear, scaling logarithmic) is set for an upper limit past about 24 kHz, instead of an expected fall-off before that point, a space/"notch" appears and frequency bars start appearing again where none should be.  In version 0600, this does not happen--a fall-off occurs and then no more activity is shown.  This is with normal music, not a test wave, etc.  The images below aren't from the the same exact moment but are representative of an entire song.  They show the X-axis set for 26 kHz max, first from 0600 and then 0710:
  
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer
Last post by TF3RDL -
I'd be patient about optimizations on this component to get 60FPS on fullscreen mode and lower CPU usage, and my proposed analog-style analyzer/IIR filter bank mode (right now, there is no analog-style spectrum analyzer component for fb2k, so I used foo_dsp_vst3 to visualize audio using Voxengo AnSpec) for frequency bands mode can benefit from usage of SIMD instructions (for the case of AVX instruction usage, a fallback to SSE4.2 and SSE2 for stability) and multithreading can benefit the performance of calculating two or more spectrum in this case of multiple graphs (which foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer going to have) and/or overlayed channel spectrum displays right?

Also, add a Gaussian window function (with window parameter of 2.4 to match foobar2000's built-in spectrum visualization method) in-addition to fixing the regression of window function settings not actually applying different windowing functions as well as adding an option to show either the DC label (only shown when used with any frequency scale other than logarithmic), Nyquist frequency marker, or both

BTW, I think the @Crossover's Enhanced Spectrum analyzer (foo_enhanced_spectrum_analyzer, this component) and @pqyt's Spectrum Analyzer (foo_vis_spectrum_analyzer) serves different purposes even though both of them are spectrum analyzers; the former is for something like professional audio analysis and the latter is for eye candy, but still serves more useful purposes than Winamp's Classic Spectrum Analyzer plugin
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MPC / Re: Musepack encoder
Last post by Kraeved -
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$ sox --null --encoding float --bits 32 --rate 48000 sin.wav synth 30 sin 6000 vol -10db

$ mpc --insane sin.wav
MPC Encoder 1.30.0 --stable-- (C) 1999-2009 Buschmann/Klemm/Piecha/MDT
Built Feb 26 2009 20:28:09
ERROR: WAVE file has no linear PCM format!
ERROR: Invalid file header, not a WAVE file 'sin.wav'

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Currently only 32, 37.8, 44.1 and 48 kHz, 1-8 channels, 8-32 bit linear PCM is supported.

Aggrrhh.
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Listening Tests / Re: Great killer sample, easy to ABX on most codecs
Last post by Kraeved -
@shadowking, I tried the settings you suggested for WavPack, up to -b4.55x5s.5, and I still hear that hiss. Aggrrrhh! Since this sample sounds more like regular music than a proof of concept, I have a panic at the thought that other music could be compressed in such a low-quality way. So I suspend the use of the hybrid WavPack and hope that @bryant will be able to fix it.