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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Sort album list by folder/location?
Last post by Porcus -
You can get at least nearly there. Try the following.

Go to Preferences -> Album List.
See the "Views" window and the buttons underneath? Click "Add new".
Give it a name you like, e.g., uselessladder-sortorder
In the code, enter for example the following - you do not want this, the text is to explain what happens:
Code: [Select]
$left(%path%,3) %album artist% will be expandable, click the plus to see whatever is after the pipe sign | released in [%date%] the album %album%
Then select the "uselessladder-sortorder": in your screenshots, it is just above the "Playback stopped" in the lower left corner.

Now you can customize the code. You do not want the text, but now you know what the pipe means. E.g.,
Code: [Select]
$left(%path%,3) %album artist% | %date%  %album%
will have letter with colon and slash (because of the "3") and album artist, then expand it and you get the date (question marks if no date, those are removed by putting %date% in brackets as [%date%], and album title.

If you want the literal "Laptop Music" in place of "C:\", then I think a $replace would do, but I am not sure. But at least the above will get you the C:\ before the E:\
..You made your point clear enough.
I did, thanks. When someone else comes in and keeps replying with no proof of absolutely anything then that's trolling by not adding anything to the topic other than to be argumentative.
How can the OP (me) be a troll when I made a genuine request for a change.
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: R128Norm
Last post by rizukitomi -
@kode54 is there a chance you make standalone app for this dsp ?
At this point I would consider you being the troll with your persistent button issue. You made your point clear enough.
I can't fin any mircometrical measurements of the laser engraving deepness in the laquer vs engraving speeds.
The lower the speed is, the higher is the light power transmitted to the laquer surface, the engraving contours are better defined and deeper... resulting in less reading errors.
I don't believe it works like this. The laser's intensity is modulated to transfer a precise amount of energy into the dye. At lower burning speeds, the laser will be less bright. The changes to the dye will be slower. As polemon already pointed out, this may actually produce worse overall results.
I've written their software? Guess they didn't listen to you then.

If you did you would've known exactly how they behave and not be replying with nonsense and with nothing to back anything up. Not sure if you're just trolling me or just broken.

Well, I've first-hand witnessed the problems CD players have with burned disks at Croatian radio. They wanted to use copied disks to preserve originals, and to make compilations for broadcast. This was some 15 years ago, now they went full digital - but then, they played music from CDs, even tapes and vinyls sometimes.
Anyway, the most used player was TASCAM 401 (I think, I've checked the pictures and it looks like that one) and while it was playing originals well, it had much trouble with CDRs. We tried different combinations of media and burning speed and finally got the combination right - they worked as they should ONLY with Taiyo Yuden or Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation disks (you'll remember them from early days of testing CDRs, they were expensive but good and long lasting) and written at 4x. People who were making these CDRs already had Plextor drives as they were among the best in these days. Later on, as Plextors broke down, other drives were tested and found OK, as long as they could record at 4x speed on that media.

So, I would suggest OP to drop that CD player :) too much hasle. Transport is crap if it can't read CD-R in 2017.
FB2K is bit perfect, so if things are sounding harsh in the highs, that's either how the track sounds, or how your playback system sounds. I'd recommend a high quality EQ of some kind. If you can deal with a VST Wrapper component, there are lots of great free ones, TDR SlickEQ springs to mind.
Scientific Discussion / Re: Hybrid IEM
Last post by silverprout -
There is an increasing number of 'hybrid' IEM, which utilize a dynamic driver for bass and Balanced Armatures (BA) for mids and highs.
Such 'hybrid' IEM are praised by audiophile websites.

As for me, I gave a try to Oriveti New Primacy 'hybrid' IEM and I was quite impressed with the bass.
I tried to match the bass with BA IEM and EQ, with no success.
But we all know that impression can be very misleading, so here come the questions:
  • Apart from pure placebo effect, is there any chance that a dynamic driver would offer different bass presentation? (I was wondering if temporal aspects (ex. : decay) could explain such difference...)
  • Is there any real world advantage to combine a dynamic driver to BA? (Leading to more complex design, with crossover and so on...)
Many thanks for your feedback!

Combine DD and BA in a IEM offer you the advantage to profit of all the major flaws of these two technologies.

If you are searching for an atomic unbloated bass rendering you should look at the DD<Ø13mm or the largest BA from sonion which have a decompression hole.
Many of CIEM builders use them and fill the hole with resin instead of making a cavity (the BA is designed for it) in order to say that they have used the best BA for lows... but totally destroy the performance of the transducer with the hole obstruction.
... but if you use this hole, you lower the isolation of the BA CIEM at the level of the DD ones.