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by MMan
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Changes to the configuration of the ASIO plugin don't hold
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Changes to the configuration of the ASIO plugin don't hold

I use the ASIO plugin to output to my ESI Julia@ card. The problem is that in MM4 any changes to the ASIO plugin configuration aren't retained the next time I launch Monkey. I searched the forum and there seems to be two others that have the same problem. Any way to get the configuration to hold or ...
by MMan
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: No SPDIF Signal on M-Audio Mixer with new software
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: No SPDIF Signal on M-Audio Mixer with new software

I am experienccing the same problem with tha ASIO Plugin, anyone know how to retain the settings?
by MMan
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Best way to rip CD's?
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Best way to rip CD's?

I use EAC to rip my CDs, but back when I used Monkey I thought that you could load the CD in your drive, then click on the drive under the My Computer node. The tracks aren't in the Librarry yet, but you can edit all the tag properties in the main window. Once you have everything the way that you li...
by MMan
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Audio levelling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Audio levelling questions

Just remember, leveling is supposed to make them all sound relatively the same loudness. It's not a great idea to use it to boost volume, per your clipping comment. It is also important to remember that the dB scale for sound is a logarithmic scale. For every 3dB incease you get approximately a doub...
by MMan
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Ripping Entire CD Library
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Ripping Entire CD Library

It rips to wave and then will convert to FLAC. It is my general understanding that almost all rippig programs use this two step approach. The conversion to FLAC with a compression setting of 5 or 6 takes 10 seconds or less on a reasonable fast machine. It's the read and error checking that take the ...
by MMan
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: For best possible sound
Replies: 20
Views: 8200

Re: For best possible sound

Frankly, I've had great luck using the ASIO plugin going direct to an ESI Julia@ sound card. I use moneky in that set up to play on my home stero (relatively high end). I've tried both the DAC on the Julia@ and also passing it digitally directly to the DAC in my reciever (julia@ has both RCA and SPD...
by MMan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Ripping Entire CD Library
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Ripping Entire CD Library

I'm not sure why you would rip to wave. You can rip to some other lossless format without ANY loss in quality and use about 60% of the space. My personal bias is towards FLAC. I ripped my 800+ CD collection to FLAC and it takes up about 275 GB. Remember, there is absolutely no loss in quality by usi...
by MMan
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Ripping to FLAC
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: Ripping to FLAC

FLAC is a Lossless format, so compression levels in FLAC has nothing to do with quality, only file size. The only trade-off between the compression levels is the time to encode the file. There is no additioanl decoding time with higher compression levels. Having said that, you do start to get dimini...
by MMan
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: track volume
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: track volume

Trimoto has agreat script to clear just one field on selected tracks called surprisingly "Clear Field". I've used for this specific purpose and it works great. See:

http://trixmoto.net/mm/search.php?all=scripts
by MMan
Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: What are target volume levels relative to?
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: What are target volume levels relative to?

My last post didn't finish because something screwed up when I copied that in. Here is the rest of what I was going to say. To your question, replay gain calculates the energy level of a file of -20 dBFS pink noise which would produce sound at 83 dB upon playback uisng the replay gain algorithm and ...
by MMan
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: What are target volume levels relative to?
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Re: What are target volume levels relative to?

I have been slowly working on a wiki page on the topic of volume leveling and general information on converting analog to digital. While it is not yet ready for prime time, here is an excerpt relating to the issue or dB measures generally as well as how they relate to digital audio. As you correctly...
by MMan
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: MM too quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: MM too quiet

Check the volume slide in the far lower left corner and make sure that isn't set too low. It doesn't jump out at you as a volume control and some miss it. If that doesn't work, you could try another output plugin to see if that makes a difference. Tools > Options> Output Plugins. BTW, I think the pr...
by MMan
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Level auto ajustment...works?
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Level auto ajustment...works?

A couple of things to check. In addition to the Level Playback Volume option in the Player dropdown, there is a similar check box option in the Tools > Options > Volume Leveling > Level Playback Volume. In my playing with that checkbox, each seems to override the other in Monkey 3.1.0.1256 and visa ...
by MMan
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Need Help with Addons?
Topic: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013
Replies: 242
Views: 102642

Re: Just List Albums 1.6 [MM2+3]

I guess it comes down to permission. When I open Monkey as an Administrator in Vista the script works without the error message. Thanks for steering me in the right direction K_r and thanks for the script Trixmoto!