Stacking the Peak Meter and VU Meter displays can provide a dramatic view of
how much hard limiting is used in a recording...
Merry Christmas y'all!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What's the best Windows app for playing 24-bit FLAC
> Hi Mark:
> Shoulda figured there was some Windows mischief afoot. Indeed, Windows had
> de-selected the M-Audio 2496 card as the default audio playback device. So
> Foobar was getting mangled garbage via TotalRecorder software (the only
> way I know of to "record" (capture) audio off Flash and Real streams).
> Since it's not a studio computer, I didn't even think to check until your
> post got me poking around in the Windows settings.
> Yep, Foobar works just fine.
> And, Happy Merry to all ARSCList members. May your 2010 be healthy, happy
> and prosperous.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Donahue" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What's the best Windows app for playing 24-bit
> FLAC files?
>> I'm wondering if your problem is a simple configuration thing with
>> Foobar. I use Foobar here in the studio to play back everything with the
>> exception of DSD files.
>> I'm wondering if your soundcard has an ASIO driver. If so, then there is
>> an ASIO add on for Foobar that will allow the application to control the
>> sound card directly, bypassing the dreaded Windows audio control panel.
>> I have multichannel 88.2k, 96k and 192k files in my library in both
>> Interleaved and Multi-Mono source and the application even gets all the
>> channels of the surround files in the right outputs.
>> All the best,
>> Mark Donahue
>> Soundmirror, Inc.
>> Boston MA