Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by 0fps » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:10 pm

Someone please use some anti-troll spray :lol: :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by 3phase » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:38 pm

abletony84 wrote:I hear what y'all are saying. I guess there's a thin line between being mentally retarded and a musical genius - or like in my case - hopelessly in love.

Speaking for myself, I've found that a meticulous attention to detail (and a burning desire for soulful things) has helped me slay a lot of competitors.

It's like preferring this:

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Over this:

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its like beeing a bit anal? i think there are better things to work on than making a rough resolution even rougher.. especially on db values which are a logahritmic scale.. there whole numbers dont make much sense..

however with bpm´s there is something to improove.. when having controlers assigned to the rough and the fine setting the rough one should go in 1bpm increements allways.. and the fine one be able to have 00 regardless of all scalings...

the last time i used that with L8 is was a bit abeltonish close to useless.
actually i should check how that works now because it can be called a bug in case its still there..

in earlier times of L8 there was other bugs to report than such little inconvienence that ther is no propper bpm remote...
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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by crumhorn » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:37 am

It's that value of the ratio you should worry about not the dBs. e.g for a ratio of 5:1 you need to set compressions to 6.9897000433601880478626110527551 dB (approximately).
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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by marra » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:33 am

I remember Dilla was all about this kinda shit too

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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by pepezabala » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:18 am

as launchpad user I would rather like to see all values broken down in 1/8ths of 128.

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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by H20nly » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:55 pm

marra wrote:I remember Dilla was all about this kinda shit too
thanks for that. very 8)
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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by memes_33 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:15 pm

i know what you mean- when i watch tv, the volume HAS to be set to an even number.

i bet you are good at math and like to do it, too.

but i don't really do it in live.

there should be a way to hide all of the numbers so us number-obsessed freaks can get over it.
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Re: Problems using whole numbers (i.e. -22 dB and not -21.7 dB)

Post by abletony84 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:57 am

The thing is this though - to me at least, the decimal number has absolutely no effect on my sound (it's just there to make my racks look messy), so it might as well be gone, you know?

This happens to coincide with one of Ableton's core mantras too:
Perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away.
And actually nah I flunked in math - I hate numbers and I want as few of them around as possible :lol:

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