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by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 11812

Without the exact same start time and clock, a null test won't tell one anything. ...and thus, the null test is rendered useless because it's not testing for a 'real-time' phenomena. ' Um, a null test can only work when clock and start time are identical. Otherwise, even if the two sources are 100%...
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 11812

The issue I tested for was simply to see if a bounce-to-disk or a re-record internally to a track yielded the same data. They did. I don't know about this 'hold down the mouse over the plugin' thing, never heard of it before, and I imagine that if it's true that a plugin somehow changes its math whe...
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Horrendous MySpace File Coversion ...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4018

The way MP3 (and lossless in general) encoding works, the lower the dynamic range of the source, the harder it is to encode without audible artifacts. Same goes for re-encoding, so that's why brick-wall-limited-to-death stuff might tend to sound worse on the MySpace player. One way to find out if a ...
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9038

Thanks again, all for the encouragement, and kind words (thanks, Gummy - glad you thought it was good - I just wrote what I tell people when they ask. :) )
by Mark Alan Miller
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Horrendous MySpace File Coversion ...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4018

Check out Trig.com for A) an interesting alternative and B) higher-quality players that can be embedded on other pages.
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering, Clipping, Compression, RMS and the whole shebang
Replies: 30
Views: 6180

That delta function is interesting. I wonder why, though, that "reality" on the 'scope' has distortion both following, and especially preceding the pulse? Ahhh, sir, because that's what a sinc() function looks like. See Dan Lavry's excellent paper . Frankly, from your description of the delta funct...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering, Clipping, Compression, RMS and the whole shebang
Replies: 30
Views: 6180

Ah! -9 is a little hot, on average, but can be done without totally destroying a record, depending on the source material. Also, like I mentioned before, it's also on how you measure the RMS level. Is it across the whole song (or album!?) or just the "louder bits" that it gets there. IM(not-so-H)O i...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9038

With the amount of straight copy and paste going on from my FAQ to theirs, I suspect that's not a typo, but a way of keeping rates higher... :|
Seeing as it's a pretty commonly known number, I'm surprised they'd be so foolish...
...no, I'm not, actually.
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Horrendous MySpace File Coversion ...?
Replies: 22
Views: 4018

Last I checked MySpazz re/downsamples everything to 96kbps 22.050 kHz mp3 for streaming. That should explain a lot.
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering, Clipping, Compression, RMS and the whole shebang
Replies: 30
Views: 6180

That delta function is interesting. I wonder why, though, that "reality" on the 'scope' has distortion both following, and especially preceding the pulse? Frankly, from your description of the delta function (obviously within the paramaters of 96k 16 bit data) the display on my editor was exactly wh...
by Mark Alan Miller
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 11812

Now give three cheers for G&S. ;)
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9038

LOTS of it word-for-word there. Boo.
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rendering mix directly from session
Replies: 76
Views: 11812

Dealt with this years ago. One bounce done bounce-to-disk. Another to an open track. Aligned to the sample, one inverted in polarity. Total cancellation. Good enough for me. So, why, then, so many hear a difference? I say it's during the bounce itself, the software deprioritizes the audio output str...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9038

I read your FAQ. Its a good one! I would be pissed if it was stolen too. Looks like you put a lot of time into it. Thanks! :D I did. When we first revamped the site - years ago - I had more spare time and really spent time on the text, the content there. Although technically a work in progress (sho...
by Mark Alan Miller
Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pretty lame.
Replies: 50
Views: 9038

Re: Pretty lame.

the finger genius wrote:Can you link to your FAQ page? Can't find it on the site listed in your signature.
it's in the "www" link below. :)
The one in my sig is my "label" site - the one in that "www" link is the studio.