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by Markus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Why are the Calf manuals not published online?
Replies: 11
Views: 4729

Re: Why are the Calf manuals not published online?

Hey! Good to see it helps. About donations - there's no chance for donation. I can only speak for myself (and not for Krzysztof, Christian and all others) but there's a lot of other aspects pushing me, money is none of them . If you really want to throw it around feel free to donate to EFF, ACLU or ...
by Markus
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Why are the Calf manuals not published online?
Replies: 11
Views: 4729

Re: Why are the Calf manuals not published online?

Hey! Are the Calf manuals really not available online anywhere? As barbouze already pointed out this forum is probably not a good place to express your concerns since I don't visit it frequently. I added a link to the website including a warning: Please note that the manuals might be outdated, show ...
by Markus
Mon May 02, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Any DAWs offer decent editing of wave recording?
Replies: 20
Views: 9145

Re: Any DAWs offer decent editing of wave recording?

Sorry for nitpicking, but I only count two steps with Ardour as well - cut and move one edge. Strong point is that a failed or improper placed cut can be edited by d'n'd any time later and fading things afterwards is much easier.
by Markus
Mon May 02, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Any DAWs offer decent editing of wave recording?
Replies: 20
Views: 9145

Re: Any DAWs offer decent editing of wave recording?

"Muting" in Ardour: * Place the mouse above the part you want to remove * Press "s" key to make a cut * Grab the edges of both parts and drag them until the part is gone * If needed fade in and out both parts by dragging the top left or right corner horizontally Since it is non-destructive editing t...
by Markus
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Possible to repair cheap midi keyboard or far better to replace?
Replies: 4
Views: 3051

Re: Possible to repair cheap midi keyboard or far better to replace?

Lately I bought this one: http://www.thomann.de/de/swissonic_easykey_49.htm ...and I'm very happy with it. Solid casing completely made of aluminium, very accurate keys kind-of weighted, configurable sensitivity, power over USB, p'n'p in Linux - but no aftertouch. The price is more than reasonable. ...
by Markus
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: opinions regarding closed-source plugins, was Speek VST for Linux
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

Re: opinions regarding closed-source plugins, was Speek VST for Linux

Sitting back and waiting for the system to crash will lead to exactly the opposite outcome. That system which throttles and chains them will only become more pervasive and powerful, because people sat back, accepted it and allowed it to happen. To me it seems you got my "sit back" quite wrong in te...
by Markus
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: opinions regarding closed-source plugins, was Speek VST for Linux
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

Re: Speek VST for Linux

There are (lots of) people all over the world who are really attracted by this kind of rat race called capitalism and who would defend it with their lives - even if they suffer from it, instead of thinking about and trying out other ways and ideas of social coexistence. But to me it seems we just ha...
by Markus
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: MIDI messages include file
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: MIDI messages include file

Thanks for sharing!
by Markus
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Seeking advice - making background music
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Seeking advice - making background music

The first device should be a noise gate set to a very low threshold (~-60 to -70dB). The attack should be quite fast, release a bit slower. I expect some voice recordings and announces and the like which would result in heavy noise between words and sentences after the following compression war. My ...
by Markus
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: Live vocoder setup ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 3780

Re: Live vocoder setup ideas

If you need improved speech intelligibility while using a vocoder with your voice as modulator raise the little noise and/or dry knobs of the higher bands in Calf Vocoder. Normally carrier signals lack of highs to reproduce the sibilants.
by Markus
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: Connecting AMPLIFIER to COMPUTER
Replies: 5
Views: 6770

Re: Connecting AMPLIFIER to COMPUTER

Seems not with this amplifier. It has no line out and it has no phono in. Probably the sound card is able to boost the signal without adding too much noise when you plug the turntable directly into the input. The impedances between phono in and line in differ a lot and so do the signal levels which ...
by Markus
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: MP3 tag lyrics [Solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 6659

Re: MP3 tag lyrics

If there are links to topics you already know I'm sorry about but I'm not aware of your level of knowledge. Start with a standard bash script: http://linuxconfig.org/bash-scripting-tutorial Here's a question on StackOverflow about getting the contents of id3v2 tags: http://stackoverflow.com/question...
by Markus
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: MP3 tag lyrics [Solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 6659

Re: MP3 tag lyrics

If you're using a file manager capable of user scripts like Nautilus or Thunar a simple bash script using id3v2 in combination with sed and zenity would do it.
by Markus
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: The Producer's Area
Topic: When to use a compressor?What is the cause?
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: When to use a compressor?What is the cause?

Hey DarkMedina, as rghvdberg said - it reduces dynamics. The basic idea is to lower signals above a given threshold by a ratio . After that the makeup raises the signal by a fixed value. http://orm-chimera-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/1234000001552/images/waap_0307.png E.g. threshold is set to -12 dB, rati...