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Just discovered that the "mastering" on an album I own seems to have involved running all the tracks through a REVERB! WTF Nov 26, 2021

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    1. Garns
      Garns
      Just discovered that the "mastering" on an album I own seems to have involved running all the tracks through a REVERB! WTF
      1. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        What album?
        Nov 26, 2021
      2. Garns
        Nov 26, 2021
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Conceivably not the record company's fault, quite possible they got some nth generation tapes that had been donkeyed with.
        Nov 26, 2021
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    2. Garns
      Garns
      Anyone with Cygwin / Visual Studio who would be up for compiling a Windows build of a modded version of sox? For oversampling experimenters.
      1. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        You could do that in a virtual machine…the source looks like it uses gcc to compile for CygWin, not VS.
        Nov 20, 2021
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Mmm, that's a good idea. I have a copy of Windows 10 lying around somewhere. I think both Cygwin and VS are possible targets, but I agree Cygwin probably easier.
        Nov 20, 2021
      3. Woland
        Woland
        Thanks Garns, I really appreciate you making the tools available to those of us who would struggle with the build process.
        Nov 20, 2021
    3. Garns
      Garns
      Room treatment: sofa > festooning the wall with acoustic foam
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        It's a broadband absorber, a bass trap AND you can park your butt in it!
        Oct 28, 2021
      4. zonto
        zonto
        Agreed. It may have been a requirement when we got our last couch that it wasn’t pleather or leather… Adding a textile couch and a felt rug pad with thick wool/jute rug on top did wonders for acoustics in a living room with hardwood floors.
        Oct 29, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The next level of audio sofa use...

        /Don't/ sit on it. Sit on the floor and lean on it. You now have the sofa-back padding behind you instead of wall.

        Whilst I've never been tidy/rich/sophisticated/smart enough to have a sofa listening positioning, I have found this to make a difference in every hifi house I've visited.
        Oct 29, 2021
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    4. Garns
      Garns
      Might just have bought an FOTM DAC
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Almost all of those syllables are correct!
        Oct 20, 2021
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Can you put your hands in your head? Oh no!
        Oct 21, 2021
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      5. Garns
        Garns
        Ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!
        Oct 21, 2021
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    5. Garns
      Garns
      Spring is definitely here: swooped by magpies twice while biking last week!
      1. Thad E Ginathom, Jinxy245 and Sqveak like this.
      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Indeed. Already been hit by one and thought I'd walked into a low hanging branch. Fuckers have built their nests right next to a footpath and are swooping on both sides of the road.
        Sep 26, 2021
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        As a road runner, I have noticed the spring surge of cyclists swooping past me as well ;).
        Sep 26, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom, Qildail and Sqveak like this.
      4. Boops
        Boops
        Look at these southern hemisphere MFers right here
        Sep 27, 2021
        edd, yotacowboy, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
    6. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      Nice to see you back in town, sir!
      1. Xecuter, nishan99 and Garns like this.
      2. Garns
        Garns
        TY!
        Sep 10, 2021
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    7. Garns
      Garns
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        Comments don’t seem to format ;)
        Nov 29, 2018
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      3. ergopower
        ergopower
        Low pass filter, brah. RCs are gonna be pretty big, though.
        Nov 29, 2018
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Well that's pretty rude.
        Nov 30, 2018
    8. Xecuter
      Xecuter
      Melbourne Audio show?
      1. direstraitsfan98, Garns and MrTeaRex like this.
      2. Garns
        Garns
        Might have to give it a miss this year, we just bought a house! Tho I will say that boutiquey tube amps are a bargain compared to fun stuff like repointing.
        Sep 28, 2018
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      3. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        Wait till you have to do some serious renovations. $2k per square metre :/
        Sep 28, 2018
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      4. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        melb audio show?!
        Nov 17, 2021
    9. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      You nailed the reference to Space Balls. It works on so many levels.
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    10. Garns
      Garns
      Tfw you have to wear earplugs on holiday because the cicadas keep going over 100dB
      1. Xecuter, atomicbob, Vansen and 8 others like this.
    11. Garns
      Garns
      Wondering where all the 396a went? The friggin Headfi Lyr Tube Rollers thread whipped everyone up to buy all remaining world stocks hkblghgh
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      3. jowls
        jowls
        Haha! Why is your name like Voldemort on HF?
        Nov 27, 2017
      4. Garns
        Garns
        It seems I am tainted by association
        Nov 27, 2017
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      5. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        Now I hope you don't spread the gospel of 7N7 to HF
        Nov 27, 2017
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    12. Garns
      Garns
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        Oh no, is Big D still around? I have had him ignored for a long, long time.
        Jul 30, 2017
      4. JK47
        JK47
        cannot compute... star pajamas... ferrari enzo burn out in reverse... fought Chuck Norris last night... BIG reveal next week... 36" woofer in my Cadillac... drop's the mike, I meant mic... BIG J out... I don't surf the waves, the waves surf BIG D !!!
        Jul 30, 2017
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      5. Dino
        Dino
        @Azteca - Big D had a kind of a meltdown and got banned a long time ago.
        Jul 30, 2017
    13. Garns
      Garns
      Decided to save my best 6SN7 exclusively for listening to recordings of T. S. Eliot reading The Waste Land. Am I doing this right?
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Hahaha. It is actually a really good listen! Like being hectored by your dead uncle about the decline of modern civilization and how it's all gone downhill since Dante.
        Jul 15, 2017
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Did your uncle come from Florence, Italy?
        Jul 15, 2017
      5. ogodei
        ogodei
        OMFG thats hilarious. I'm breaking out Elliot reading Prufrock right now, should probably add it to my permanent headphone review play list.
        Jul 15, 2017
    14. Garns
      Garns
      These AWV VT-231 tube plates seem to be made out of Vantablack
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    15. Garns
      Garns
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      2. a44100Hz
        Jun 26, 2017
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      3. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        SBAF is not necessarily a universally liked site. Nor does it have to be. A member may have to weight if he/she wants to be part of it. Some don't want to as time goes by. And appreciate the removal of the temptation to log in. I believe that was the case here.
        Jun 26, 2017
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      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        What @ultrabike said. It's like deleting the Ex's number. You know you shouldn't text but as long as you have the number it's possible.
        Jun 27, 2017
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    16. Garns
      Garns
      Why are there no good CD masterings of the Can records? I can choose between screwy FR or horrendous noise reduction.
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        @Merrick - I didn't take his "The CDs sound exactly like we always wanted our music to sound." with any weight. It seems to me that great musicians are not necessarily audiophiles. Who knows what kind of system(s) he heard the LPs and CDs on, or how his hearing was after playing with the band for years.
        May 28, 2017
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Well I assume most musicians who have an opinion on how their music should sound hear it on studio monitors with pro gear. Maybe a few hear it on home systems of varying quality. Regardless, I think it's fair to say you prefer a presentation that may not be the artist's preferred presentation. Some people prefer the theatrical cut of Blade Runner over the director's cut or final cut, as an example.
        May 28, 2017
      5. Dino
        Dino
        I understand what you mean, @Merrick. But the difference between the original LPs (I have a mix of UK/German/US) vs CD are night and day. The LPs are vivid, beautiful, detailed, soundstage is incredible. The CDs are just kind of blah all around. I can't imagine...
        May 28, 2017
    17. Garns
      Garns
      After months of dinking I finally unlocked achievement SMOOTH TREBLE on my 2-channel setup
      1. powermatic
        powermatic
        At first I thought you said "drinking".
        May 13, 2017
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    18. Garns
      Garns
      Went out to buy a pair of trainers, came back with a pair of trainers and a Freya. Comprehensive impressions on the trainers forthcoming.
      1. Delayeed, Merrick, DigMe and 11 others like this.
      2. SKiring
        SKiring
        Can't wait to read your thoughts on the trainers. I vote that we give you a blog, Garns's ultimate trainers compendium, some Freya stuff included.
        Apr 23, 2017
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    19. Garns
      Garns
      If you have a spare moment - listen to this 10 sec clip and lemme know how bad the last 5 secs sound on your rig: https://goo.gl/qVB17Q
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Sounds horrible on my HD800, HD600 and on my speakers, but the effect is most pronounced on the speakers. There might be a sharp dip around 12kHz with headphones on the head.
        Mar 30, 2017
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        Thanks, missed your reply!
        Apr 23, 2017
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I don't think I can help much, the whole clip sounded really kind of thick or compressed on my speaker setup but when the guitar ? comes in, it sounds purposefully distorted?
        Apr 23, 2017
    20. Garns
      Garns
      Yesss, Gas box set now available as FLAC download!
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      2. Dino
        Dino
        Where did you get this? (I had a look around the web, but no luck.)
        Mar 17, 2017
      3. Garns
        Garns
        Mar 17, 2017
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      4. Garns
        Garns
        The previous mastering was super weird, the tracks weren't sausaged but lots of them sounded like they had been fed through a broadcast compressor (no joke). This time around the dynamics are back!
        Mar 17, 2017
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jan 30, 1982 (Age: 39)
    Location:
    Sydney, AUS
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