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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I seem to have a duplicate set of ports A and B, and the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is now missing. Not sure how this happened.



After setting Port A or B as the default MIDI synthesizer and restarting the computer the Microsoft GS Synthesizer tends to disappear for good.

Duplicate set of a and b ports means you reinstalled the application without uninstalling the old one first or you did a feature update for Windows 10 without uninstalling the application first and reinstalled it when it didn't work after the feature update.

In hindsight they're all bugs.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
I depend on them quite regularly:
12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6

What do you use them for?
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by greynol -
I depend on them quite regularly:
12AX7, EL84, EL34, 6L6
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General - (fb2k) / Re: how do is use the random function?
Last post by tpijag -
Foobar is a playlist based player.
You need a playlist element or a playlist tabbed element in your configuration to get much { any } value out of the player.
A pic of your layout would be helpful.
The toolbar easily holds a drop down box to select from play order, including random. Right click on the toolbar and add "playback order"
Again a pic would be helpful because this functionality is basic to Foobar2000.
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Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I seem to have a duplicate set of ports A and B, and the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth is now missing. Not sure how this happened.

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Many thanks for the help...  Might be a week or so until I get to the laptop I want to install it on, but will give it a go when I do and report back. 

Cheers :)
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Data corruption can be tricky to guard against even with back ups.  The best guard against that is robust integrity checking that can correct minor errors if they occur.  The more data you have the harder it can become to check for it.

Part of my backup routine involves checking for signs of corruption on every kind of file I have.  Old but important files, such as documents are sometimes put into archive formats (i.e. .rar or .7z) that can be checked with a few mouse clicks and replaced with a good copy if any corruption is found.

Copying of data shouldn't result in any change in sound quality.  If anything you might notice problems right away should an audio file being copied ends up corrupted from copying it.  Such as your media player throwing out error messages that it cannot be played or the file abruptly ending way sooner than the reported length of it or a bunch of noise (some formats).

A simple trick I've learned over the years is that if you copy something double check to make sure the copy actually works.  It can be as simple as opening the document or photo or running a verification utility on large media files such as music or videos that can report any problems it finds.  I've had instances where a copy to or from a flash drive wasn't successful when trying to copy files from one computer to another and the operating system didn't tell me anything when I went to do something else because it was taking a while and I came back thinking it was done (I saw this problem sometimes with Windows 7 but haven't with any other OS I used).  It's much easier to check than to be an idiot and say digital formats are bad.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
Collecting things can be fun. To everyone his own. When i read 'Transferred on an all-tube cutting system' the step from dsd to PCM for sure can't hurt anymore.

That's true.  Its 2017.  I'm kind of surprised that people are still using tubes.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by Wombat -
Collecting things can be fun. To everyone his own. When i read 'Transferred on an all-tube cutting system' the step from dsd to PCM for sure can't hurt anymore.
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Lossless / Other Codecs / Re: DSD to PCM conversion
Last post by apastuszak -
Here it is:

http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/101234/The_Alan_Parsons_Project-I_Robot-DSD

The sell a FLAC version also, but it's a different remaster.

I'm kind of getting sick of  remaster and remaster of classic albums.

Before you tell me I am perpetuating the problem, I am buying most of this stuff used.  The only version I bought new was the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs version, and they included two discs in the packaging.  I was able to sell one of the discs and make back a significant portion of my purchase price.



I don't have a modified PS-3, so I can't rip the SACD to DSD sadly.  But it really doesn't matter, because the disc has a CD layer.  I just ripped that to FLAC and then AAC.