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Hard News: I have a feast for you

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  • Sacha,

    Tasty!

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15762 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Are the Soundcloud embeds working for you? They were working right up until I hit publish– and now they’re not! Arrgh! Mr B is onto it though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    which is on no account to be seen by Kathryn Ryan:

    Too tempting.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1268 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I don't even need to listen to music anymore. I can tell if I like it just by looking at the waveform. ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to 3410,

    Turns out, I broke it.

    I had no idea that ClickToFlash/ClickToPlugin would actually alter the embed code when I saved/refreshed in our WYSIWYG CMS.

    Diagnosed by Dr Matt and fixed so it won't happen again.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    thanks for taking the time to record and post David's lecture - I've bored too many with how much I enjoyed this and can now just point em to the source

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 260 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to bob daktari,

    You were there, and didn’t say anything on the night? How rude. ;)

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    You were there, and didn’t say anything on the night? How rude. ;)

    Bob works undercover.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Swede as...
    Smorgasboard? Smorgasboard!
    Surely being digital, it should be smorgasbaud,
    (or at least the correct smorgasbord)
    but then again it may just be a pun...
    ...I'm crook at the moment and my
    faculties are not firing on all cylinders,
    apologies for unwarranted pedantry if that's the case
    ;- 0

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Your pedantry strikes a chord. Fixed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Ah, smorgasbord schmorgasbord.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1091 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    Veritably!

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lyndon Hood,

    Ah, smorgasbord schmorgasbord

    Muppet!
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    So much goodness, so little time.

    Speaking of tasty, has Lana Del Rey crossed anyone else's radar?
    Video not on YouTube, so you need to watch here. Smokin'!

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    That great blend looked all well and good, but where was the lawn bowls?

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    So what was Ms Ryan's reaction to David's lecture?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3115 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to 3410,

    I don't even need to listen to music anymore. I can tell if I like it just by looking at the waveform. ;)

    Just a natural flow on from being able to read the music by looking along the vinyl grooves?

    The scariest part is I suspect you aren't kidding. I got my MIDI-USB stick today - any recommendations for software? On Windows.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8039 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Thanks to Big Ross for past efforts as well…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    "The famous Megan, with the giant cleavage"

    Oh, David, I blush.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1268 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to BenWilson,

    On Windows.

    Win what? ;-p

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I'm pretty much convinced that Muldoon was very small and the 'big' head simply an optical illusion caused by clever TV angles, the fumes of the ever present gin, and the use of 70s brothel creepers.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 1958 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G, in reply to 3410,

    I don't even need to listen to music anymore. I can tell if I like it just by looking at the waveform. ;)

    Ah, but can you really? I don't claim to be an expert on this but the late, great Ian Morris once gave me a quick private lecture on "the loudness wars" which is where mastering people get songs to sound loud, particularly for the radio. To do this the tops and bottoms of the waveform are cut off. So you can actually have a waveform that's just a big black block. You wouldn't be able to tell if the song was any good by looking at it. I realise you were joking of course, just thought it was interesting. This video explains it better.

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Oh – I was up until 3 am this morning beating my head against YouTube’s import filter. Turns out that it required the audio to be Lame encoded rather than AAC (even though YouTube specifies AAC in its own documentation). It’s now on YouTube here:

    Sometimes it’s easier to have the sort of brain that just says: “I’ll use Vimeo.”

    And I should make it clear that, of course, I think none of those dreadful things about Ms Ryan – who, on the sole occasion that I have talked to her off-mic, was extremely kind and lovely (even nicer than she seems on the radio).

    Also, that when improvising on a theme, it turns out that not everything that comes into my head should be said aloud. There’s a couple of bits I wish I hadn’t mentioned; I'm still working a brain/mouth filter system for this sort of situation. My written notes consisted only of the words: “Don’t mention the pin-head thing.”

    And big thanks to Big Ross for all his camera and editing genius. The man is definitely a legend.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to David Haywood,

    Sometimes it's easier to have the sort of brain that just says: "I'll use Vimeo."

    I'm really impressed with Vimeo, actually -- although it's a big help to have even the cheapest subscription. It imports and transcodes really quickly, and tells you how it's getting along with that, rather than making you just wait like YouTube does.

    Emma's video isn't HD, because it came in between the first freebie HD clip (only one per day) and me paying for the subscription. I'll see if I can upgrade it after the fact.

    I'm also signed up now with the Lite paid account on Soundcloud. That's pretty sweet too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17977 posts Report Reply

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