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by GeraldB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: Great Sounding Computer Speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 10565

Re: Great Sounding Computer Speakers

I'm pretty criticaI about speakers, but I just upgraded to a pair of AudioEngine HD-3s and am very pleased. Really good desktop sound if you can swing $350. Self-powered, compact, good looking (the speakers), and can be hooked up in various ways: cable, USB, and wireless via Blue Tooth. I can take '...
by GeraldB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Using the equaliser
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Using the equaliser

Update: I hooked up new, more sophisticated, speakers today and believe they sound best with no equalization. I guess it makes sense that better speakers need less correction. (AudioEngine HD-3s)
by GeraldB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Using the equaliser
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Using the equaliser

The short answer is "vocals." My (gentle) curve roughly matches the frequency of the human voice. The longer answer is --predominantly country/folk/bluegrass. I haven't had the energy to try different preset profiles for my rock or cajun collections, etc., so I don't have a suggested profile for tho...
by GeraldB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Using the equaliser
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Using the equaliser

I agree with Lowlander. Considering the music I play most often and my particular speakers, I have the equalizer bands set and saved as a preset in a gentle hump profile with the 500 and 1k sliders set to +4 and others tapered down to the 31 and 16k at 0 (zero). This slight emphasis on the midrange ...
by GeraldB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Copy View layout to all views?
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Copy View layout to all views?

I also would like a way to make the view layout universal.
by GeraldB
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Too much time thinking on what to listen
Replies: 6
Views: 3486

Re: Too much time thinking on what to listen

MM makes collecting, organizing, and playing so convenient that my collection also has grown into many thousands. The basic mission is to have convenient access to music that I enjoy, so I value playlists that make it easy to cue-up favorites -- thank you for all this, Media Monkey. I agree that hav...
by GeraldB
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: What ever happened to rovingcowboy?
Replies: 5
Views: 4657

Re: What ever happened to rovingcowboy?

...wondered where you were. It's good to have you back.
by GeraldB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: Great Sounding Computer Speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 10565

Re: Great Sounding Computer Speakers

Stereophile magazine gave a good review to the Dragonfire Acoustics Mini Dragon DFA 2.1 desktop speakers. Unfortunately they cost $10,000, about $9,500 more than my computer... which came with speakers.
by GeraldB
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: How to rate songs?
Replies: 5
Views: 12081

Re: How to rate songs?

Interesting discussion. I don't use the rating system, but I do like to have convenient access to songs that strike me as so good that I expect to play them often. When I add songs to the database I put the juiciest ones on "hits" playlists -- Folk Hits, Country Hits, Great Female Voices, etc. -- fo...
by GeraldB
Fri May 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: tags won't synchronize
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: tags won't synchronize

I have the same situation: 85 files, all mp3, MM 4.1.24.1883. I spotted this years ago and it doesn't seem to do any harm, but it bugs me not to be able to tell how these files differ from those for which the tags synchronize properly. If there's some simple answer it would be welcome.
by GeraldB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Burning a CD
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: Burning a CD

I'll see if I can work it out in minutes instead of MBs. Thank you for the education.
by GeraldB
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Burning a CD
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Burning a CD

I haven't done this for a while, years. Now I want to burn 339 MB of tunes, 62 files, to a 700 MB CD. In step four, MM says it will take 4 disks. What is it I don't understand? Is there a way to get the material on one CD?
by GeraldB
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Two computers, one playlist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: Two computers, one playlist?

Good. Thank you for the complete reply, Peke.
by GeraldB
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Two computers, one playlist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Two computers, one playlist?

I have two computers, each with MM installed. Using PC1 (WIN7) I collect music by downloading, copying LPs and CDs, etc. So that I can enjoy the music on PC2 (WIN10) also, I've designated M/Music Files in PC1 as a drive to be shared via Wi-Fi. This was successful: MM on PC2 will play tunes I select ...
by GeraldB
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what songs give you the chills?
Replies: 114
Views: 209133

Re: what songs give you the chills?

"The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" by Radka Toneff.
This song has brought the best out of a number of good voices, including Linda Ronstadt, Renee Fleming, Judy Collins, and the author, Jimmy Webb. Thank you, Jimmy. It always gives me a tingle.