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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Release: Dynamic DSP: gives custom effect chains for individual tracks
Last post by Mario66 -
@EpicForever: That's by design.  Dynamic DSP has it's own ReplayGain scanner where you can apply a DSP before the gain is computed (see 2.0 changelog). Although it has the same look and feel than the regular ReplayGain scanner, all the mechanics except the core algorithm itself are implemented from scratch. (including it's own setting branch)

It would be more elegant to just use the same settings, I know. But the ReplayGain scanner is an optional component itself and I am not sure whether you can just access it's setting though another component. If anyone knows more about this, let me know.
CD Hardware/Software / FLAC advanced command line EAC/LAME problems
Last post by grahams76 -
Hello everyone.

Hope you don't mind me registering to ask this question, but it's been driving me crazy for 3 days now.

Last weekend, a Windows auto update left my PC needing to be rebooted from its factory settings. I've used EAC/LAME for a decade but am finding it all but impossible to set up to burn FLAC files from a CD.

I've re-read dozens of times the EAC wiki pages but can't get my head around it.

The advanced command code I'm trying to get to work is:

-0 -T “artist=%artist%” -T “title=%title%” -T “album=%albumtitle%” -T “date=%year%” -T “tracknumber=%tracknr%” -T “genre=%genre%” %source%

The test encoder said it didn't recognise the -0 so I removed that so it's like this:

-T “artist=%artist%” -T “title=%title%” -T “album=%albumtitle%” -T “date=%year%” -T “tracknumber=%tracknr%” -T “genre=%genre%” %source%

Then the test encoder has this message:

C:\Program Files\lame3995ox64.exe -T "artist=Track Artist" -T "title=Track Title" -T "album=CD Title" -T "date=1999" -T "tracknumber=05" -T "genre=Drum Solo" "etmp58-!).wav"

C:\Program Files\lame3995ox64.exe: excess arg album=CD Title

I have User Defined Encode on, and .flac and have the CRC and ID3 boxes unchecked.

Can anyone help? I'm at a dead-end after days of trying to sort this out!


EDIT: I'm using EAC V1.3 and lame3995ox64.

Opus / Re: What is the bitrate of your Opus files?
Last post by Klimis -
More likely it's Intensity Stereo (IS).
IS is beneficial for bitrates  less than 130 kbps.
IS is applied on frequency range of 12-20 kHz (at 96 kbps), 15.6-20kHz(128 kbps) and it's completely deactivated at 130+ kbps.
Intesity stereo (table 66)
Frequency bands (table 55)

I believe that's it.
It just feels like there is way less Stereo information above 12kHz.
It took me a while to notice it at 96kbps but now I can hear it on tracks with weird panning effects. At 128kbps though I hear nothing, I guess it's way above the threshold of what I can perceive as stereo or mono information. BTW as I said I can hear it also on Vorbis files, it's even more noticeable on those. I guess other that Xilph's codecs I don't hear anything at those bitrates (like AAC).
General Audio / Toe-in vs only tilting backwards
Last post by Fairy -

I have a little question, related to my setup (NAD C388, B&W CM10 s2 and DB4S sub).

At this moment I have the speakers toed in to the listening position, creating a small sweet spot, which is not that big a problem, but... The problem with this is, my CM10's have quite a large plinth (?) at the bottom.

In my interior it looks quite awkward to have them toed in and you could walk against these (I have kids, extra risk). The Plinth sticks out the front of the speaker and without them B&W says they can tip over quite easily (Which happened to my DM603 s3's seriously damaging them, don't want that to happen with these).

Now I follow the youtube channel of Paul McGowan and I saw his video about imaging and creating a larger soundstage. He says it could work fine to not toe the speakers in, but tilt them a little backwards. I have Soundcare Superspikes under my CM10's. Just because I already damaged the floor (now under the couch) with regular spikes which slipped of the base. The spikes on the back I can screw in fully and at the front I can take them as high as possible without getting loose.

Has anyone tried to not toe them in but only tilt backwards and what is your experience with them?

Many thanks!
3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by Case -
I just released a new version of minibar (mod) component that has the ability to scale the waveform. The default selection contains real size scale and a setting to normalize the waveform and you can manually type a scale value from 0.1 to 10.0.
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