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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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Banjo player burning, 16th Century style. They didn't mess about in those days.
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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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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 pm

Does anybody know of an app/plug-in that can do the same with Youtube?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:01 pm

I find some Amazon programs drift out of sync after a while. I have to exit the program and resume watching to get it in sync again. Never found that with Netflix.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:19 pm

Wonks wrote:I find some Amazon programs drift out of sync after a while. I have to exit the program and resume watching to get it in sync again. Never found that with Netflix.

Until about a year ago I had a TV that I bought in 2008. When watching pretty much any streaming content the audio would drift out of sync with the video and occasionally I'd get weird distortion on it as well. The solution to the distortion was to pause for 30 seconds, but the sync issue never went away.

Got a new TV early last year (a cheap but nice non-smart thing, as I use external devices for the smart part) and both problems went away and haven't re-occured, so maybe it would be worth trying a different TV if yours is getting on a bit?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:26 pm

It's a Sony and only 4 years old max. And it's only sometimes, and only on Amazon. Maybe it's the app on the TV, though I do try and check for software updates about once a month.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm

It's usually the decoding software which loses track of the time stamping between the audio and video streams, and often because of a change to the encoder software intended to 'improve quality'.

So a TV software update will often fix it, but only if software updates are still being generated for that specific TV. Panasonic seem very poor at supporting their TVs once they're more than about 5 years old... :(
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:16 pm

Chapter whatever: of progress and impediments...

Working on the wide diffusers for the back wall.
Step 1, cut, plane and sand wood:
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Step 2, cut to random size, tidy with rasp, and layout to confirm backplate size:
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Step 3, realise that you've forgotten to factor that you're creating two plates and have therefore only done half the requisite cutting, planing, sanding and rasping.

Step 4, buy more wood and repeat step one:
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18 meters in total, if you're interested...

Step 5, cut to size and split for two boards:
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Step 6, decide things are going too well so trap finger in car door and half-sever the tip.
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Step 7, glue blocks to back boards:
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Step 8, add a bit of trimming and mounting plate:
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Step 9, read wall diffusion complete:
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And that actually completes the main build and treatment.
I just need to build a cabinet for the computer now and then we're back up and running for recording and mixing. After that there are a few cosmetic jobs like some nice lights and the nameplate for the front, but a) they don't affect the use of the room and b) I can clear all the tools out of the room and do that work in the garage.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:19 pm

Yay!
So when is the grand opening?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:35 pm

Well, the cabinet build will probably take a couple of days - longer since I've decided to paint it actually. And I've got a couple of weekends coming up that I can't dedicate to this (shocking I know), so I'd guess we're still a month away. Allow time for me to balls things up again a couple of times, and Life to stick its oar in, say, end of March?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:51 pm

Do the diffusers make any obvious difference?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm

blinddrew wrote:Step 6, decide things are going too well so trap finger in car door and half-sever the tip.

Yikes - given my primary instrument this sort of thing terrifies me. Lovely work on the diffusers but more to the point, be careful Drew! I hope it heals well and fast :wave:
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