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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 pm
by blinddrew
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...

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 pm
by Martin Walker
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)


Martin

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:58 pm
by blinddrew
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. :)

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:13 pm
by Wonks
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.

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:17 pm
by ManFromGlass
Last group of photos showed a squeezebox and an unsolved Rubics cube.
Both torture devices in the wrong hands

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:40 pm
by blinddrew
What do you think the padding on the wall is really for?

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 am
by ManFromGlass
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!

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:57 pm
by MOF
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.

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:06 pm
by ManFromGlass
and quite a number of old movies too. Hard to watch that stuff.

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:15 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
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!

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 pm
by Sam Spoons
Does anybody know of an app/plug-in that can do the same with Youtube?

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:01 pm
by Wonks
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.

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:19 pm
by Eddy Deegan
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?

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:26 pm
by Wonks
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.

Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:59 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
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... :(