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Opus / Re: opusgain scanner implementation status
Last post by Surfi -
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+1 ... exactly my problem, I'm using GMMP too. Thank you for posting this!

Greetings, ...

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That software has been somewhat debunked.  As an audio professional, I would never trust it in a million years.  Here is a thread about it:
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,111582.0.html
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General Audio / Re: Powering Up Audio System
Last post by Paul_ 2012 -
For commercial banks of LV lighting (12v dichoic) soft starters were sold to limit the inrush current, smooth out the voltage and extend the life of what used to be an expensive lamp when they were first developed, not sure how successful this bit of kit was. Voltage spikes and current inrush was a stated cause of early lamp failure. Would something like a soft starter be available/useful, soft starters are also used in power tools such as single phase table saws to stop them tripping the breaker.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Interview Time
Last post by polemon -
it's more of a theoretical exercise i guess. if the whole point of tube amps is their particular distortion profile, then wouldn't it be much cheaper and easier to simply emulate those distortions with some DSP and a proper solid state amp? it's pretty much what Carver did himself as that wiki i linked to shows...
It might be easier to emulate those and cheaper to run them, but the problem is: they wouldn't sell. [...] Having an "emulated amp" is just not gonna sell.
In the ProMusician world a lot of profiling (guitar)amps exist, e.g. https://www.kemper-amps.com/. And they sell good.

Sure, in that sort of niche market, they might sustain a bit, but it'll never be the main target consumer base. Some producers might want to emulate tube amp sounds for period correct film sounds tracks, etc. but they'd used software for it.

What we're talking about here is "creating the tube sound, without actual tubes" for the general consumer. Most consumers wanting tube sound, don't want just tube sound, they want tubes, and the sound kinda comes with it. Selling tube amps is about selling nostalgia and elitism, not about perfection. You could sell function correct emulated tubes, but you wouldn't sell the nostalgia and elitism, etc.

The tube aficionado sort of audiophile market is already kinda small, people being OK with "faked tubes" would be an order of magnitude or several of those smaller.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Interview Time
Last post by silverprout -
mistake. can you delete please?
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Audio Hardware / Re: Interview Time
Last post by silverprout -
I really don't see the point, TBH.
It seems to me pretty dificult to comment the amplifier flaws when the loudspeakers are unable to reaveal them.
Doesn't the same problem apply to actual usage of the amp and speakers?

Whatever stuff you use, in our highly reflective domestic environment, randomly placed uncalibrated loudspeakers sounds bad.

I will not comment the "strange men choices" because they have pushed the oddity button too far for me, i look at it like a kind of resarch through the human beliefs... a little bit like alchemy.
BC have opened a door in my brain (he clearly know how to do it with its customers... as all very good merchants) with its 1ohm "purely resistive" loudspeaker coil.
How can you qualify as a "purely resistive very low back EMF" loudspeakers driver coupling when its coil is linked to a large highly inductive amplifier output transformer... relativity, the back EMF is generated by the moving coil, not the static one and the static coil is dominated by its resistance.
He is doing his job, he blur your mind and put his seeds inside.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Interview Time
Last post by .halverhahn -
it's more of a theoretical exercise i guess. if the whole point of tube amps is their particular distortion profile, then wouldn't it be much cheaper and easier to simply emulate those distortions with some DSP and a proper solid state amp? it's pretty much what Carver did himself as that wiki i linked to shows...
It might be easier to emulate those and cheaper to run them, but the problem is: they wouldn't sell. [...] Having an "emulated amp" is just not gonna sell.

In the ProMusician world a lot of profiling (guitar)amps exist, e.g. https://www.kemper-amps.com/. And they sell good.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: k9 + foobar = problem
Last post by Shinsekai -
@glenngulda
Try whitelisting www.foobar2000.org or foobar's exe if k9 supports that.
http://www1.k9webprotection.com/support/kb/K9155.html

I wonder if K9 is dinging fb2k because the installer is no longer digitally signed.
Here's a post from 2015, so it seems it's not because the installer.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by MojoBass -
@zeremy
Thanks, reproduced that one.

@MojoBass
Try beta 8
Thanks 3dyd, issue solved.
In the search with the integrated UI element it still shows in the %title%-column (within NG playlist) the search item ('melissa etheridge'), and not '...get more'. But when clicking on it, it opens up the next eg 25 matches - so absolutely fine for me.
Thanks as well to zeremy for reproducing.
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Support - (fb2k) / Re: Library update after file rename?
Last post by mefoo -
It also depends on whether the SMB network share is hosted by another Windows machine, or if Samba, depends on how old it is. I'm not sure if any version of Samba reliably reports file changes to clients.

Yep, you picked it, it is a version of Samba running on a Thecus NAS.