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The problem is that the Orban wouldn't work with all computer 
architectures...there was a thread rolling around about this...


Regards,

Mark Durenberger


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What's the best Windows app for playing 24-bit FLAC 
files?


> Orban offers, for free, a neato app to do just that:
>
> http://www.orban.com/meter/
>
> Yes, you can see clearly how crunched most dynamics are.
>
> The Orban app is set to monitor whatever is the "record buss" on your 
> soundcard, so from the M-Audio driver, it monitors the mixer output on my 
> computer.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mark Durenberger" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 9:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What's the best Windows app for playing 24-bit 
> FLAC files?
>
>
>> 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!
>>
>>
>> Mark Durenberger
>>
>>
>> ----- 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 files?
>>
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>>> Tom,
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>
>>
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