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by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: rex files
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Don't feel bad if it's hard to wrap your mind around. Data compression isn't exactly intuitive! It is a complicated subject, and I don't begin to understand some of the more advanced kinds of algorithms and file formats used. For a real hoot, check out Iterated Systems, Inc.'s FRACTAL compression an...
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WEAK (someone prove me wrong)
Replies: 40
Views: 4986

draff, I don't ask for your respect. I get that from others in my profession. However, I'll tell you this: I did ask for an adjustment. I did not expect them to provide it, and I didn't get one. As far as I know nobody else who bought before the release got one either. Let's suppose they did this --...
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WEAK (someone prove me wrong)
Replies: 40
Views: 4986

0º, exactly right. Whining is what's "weak." Dealing with it like a mensch -- that's a demonstration of strength.
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WEAK (someone prove me wrong)
Replies: 40
Views: 4986

adonis, there's no sarcasm in my post, just a bit of mild frustration. Analogies there are, and I think they're valid. You assumed, I assumed, and we both spent more money than we'd have liked to. How will continuing to complain improve things? It wastes your time and mine, distracting from more use...
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: rex files
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

A compressed file works together with a compression/decompression program. Together the two encode and decode data streams. The compressed file represents instructions for reconstructing the original data stream. The program provides the algorithms and data-handling routines to create the compressed...
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: WEAK (someone prove me wrong)
Replies: 40
Views: 4986

*sigh* Think for a minute. Whenever a special deal comes out, SOMEONE will have bought just before the special, and missed out on a better deal than they got. There's just one sure-fire way to eliminate this perceived "injustice" -- END ALL SPECIAL DEALS and make everyone pay full price. That's not ...
by Meffy
Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ok, this sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Few would appreciate this limerick, but a-b, you might enjoy it. :-}

Once I looked at the wealthy and yearned
For a life less banausic, but learned
That because I've no trust fund,
It's sad, but I must fund
My lifestyle with what I have earned.
by Meffy
Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why are mac users generally cunts?
Replies: 94
Views: 21507

Live users: 7
Troll: 0

Game goes to Live users.
by Meffy
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: getting realistic guitar sounds
Replies: 8
Views: 2344

It's largely technique rather than what software you use -- and nothing presently available is going to sound exactly like a real guitar. That said, I'm very pleased with AAS String Studio, a physical modelling synth made to emulate plucked, hammered, and bowed string instruments. It's easier to use...
by Meffy
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyway to tell actual volume numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

Robert Henke wrote:There is no numerical read out yet. In a future version
we will have a numerical display / larger sliders / peak level indicators...
Ah! That is good news. :-)
by Meffy
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: holla for the guys that are putting out a new beta every day
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

I'm picturing one of those "Elves and the Shoemaker" cartoons, with dozens of industrious elves running around working like crazy to finish the job before the shoemaker and his wife wake up. Okay, you're right, I'm an idiot. But that's the mental image the stream of betas conjures up in my empty li'...
by Meffy
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: crossover time from beta to actual full version of live5?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Friendly tip to anyone using the beta: Play it safe! PLEASE KEEP BACKUPS OF YOUR PROJECTS -- including the original Live 4 versions and all included stuffs. Never entrust your valuable compositions and arrangements entirely to a beta. There's no guarantee that things will remain compatible. This is ...
by Meffy
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What the F$*K IS DEMO MODE!!????
Replies: 22
Views: 3867

smutek: I had NO IDEA where you were going with that, but: *applause* fondue: Sorry you lost the work, but you've got to admit Saint Peter had a good point there. If it's any consolation, consider that the harder a lesson hits, the more effectively it strikes home. I hope you don't learn as many les...
by Meffy
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What to spend $USD 200 on?
Replies: 29
Views: 5245

Two days of personal coaching via Internet. And what do you know -- I have a couple days open next week! =^_^=
by Meffy
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: OT: Microsoft Windows Longhorn Screenshots
Replies: 35
Views: 5276

@Angstrom: Whoa! =@.@= Your eyes are probably much better than mine. Those things give me a terrible headache. Of course, if you find 3D to be useful, that's cool. Whatever interface makes people most productive has got to be good... for them. For me, a 3D look just gets in the way most of the time....