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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:34 pm

If that is your final or almost final setup then I see you are wrestling with the same issues I am. You need access to the mouse when playing the controller but also when the controller is tucked away and you are mostly using the computer keyboard.
For me the constant is the mouse but I constantly go between controllers and computer keyboard.
I have almost found a non-crippling (not too much reaching so I can keep good posture etc) setup but am always curious what others are doing.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:50 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:If that is your final or almost final setup then I see you are wrestling with the same issues I am. You need access to the mouse when playing the controller but also when the controller is tucked away and you are mostly using the computer keyboard.
For me the constant is the mouse but I constantly go between controllers and computer keyboard.
I have almost found a non-crippling (not too much reaching so I can keep good posture etc) setup but am always curious what others are doing.

My approach is to have my main controller keyboards down each side of the studio (5-octaves synth ones stacked on the left, and 88-key weighted piano-style on the right) , and in then front of me I have a 2-octave keyboard for basic editing and the odd solo, with my PC keyboard directly in front and the mouse alongside.

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:34 pm

Shouldn’t the whiskey, I mean, inspiration glass be more front and centre? :mrgreen:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Music Wolf » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:36 pm

Look which side the mouse is on!!!! Or should that be Witch side the mouse is on?

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:48 pm

I did notice that and thought, "ah, MW is of a 'sinister' persuasion" :D
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 pm

I may end up moving the music keyboard to the left hand side and dropping the computer keyboard to the tray. But I haven't got room for that at the moment so I'll play around with things and see how it works.

Anyway, today was quite productive.
Aluminium strips for a bit of reflection:
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Lightly stuffed with old duvet:
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Bit more duvet wedged into the front top and bottom and then finished with cara:
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The rest of the afternoon was spent with a surform plane working on what will be the other diffusion boards.
I might take tomorrow off...
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:I did notice that and thought, "ah, MW is of a 'sinister' persuasion" :D

I'm ambidextrous with a mouse, and that glass contains sparkling water to keep me hydrated during long sessions ;)

Anyway, let's not stray too far from Drew's magnum opus (and I'm not talking about a choc-covered ice cream)


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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:58 pm

Hmmm... ice cream...

Thinking of being ambidextrous with a mouse, i did find myself using two at once at work on Monday (one on the Mac, one on the pc).
Not for anything particularly demanding, but it did impress a passing colleague. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:13 pm

Music Wolf wrote:Look which side the mouse is on!!!! Or should that be Witch side the mouse is on?

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:17 pm

Last group of photos showed a squeezebox and an unsolved Rubics cube.
Both torture devices in the wrong hands
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:40 pm

What do you think the padding on the wall is really for?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 am

Only slightly related to torture -
Is this worse than actors miming be able to play guitar on tv? Two bagpipers on tv who have the mouth moves correct but couldn’t make their fingers mime Amazing Grace in time.
Sure, sure, blame the picture editor!
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby MOF » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:57 pm

Only slightly related to torture -
Is this worse than actors miming be able to play guitar on tv? Two bagpipers on tv who have the mouth moves correct but couldn’t make their fingers mime Amazing Grace in time.
Sure, sure, blame the picture editor!

I wish that editors would re-synch archive footage used in music documentaries, which is usually out by about two frames for some reason.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:06 pm

and quite a number of old movies too. Hard to watch that stuff.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:15 pm

While it's sadly all too common to see out-of-sync material from the source, it's worth bearing in mind that sync errors can also be caused by the viewing equipment, particularly if you take audio from a TV to reproduce via a hifi system or external 'sound bar' as so many do.

Some systems -- either the sound system or the TV itself -- will include facilities to delay the audio to match the inherent delays of the visual display, but not all do, and even if they do, not everyone is aware of the feature or how to adjust it!
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