Monday, November 24, 2008

This is a reply to Johnny P. Christensen's post regarding the loss of dynamic range from the 1994 remasters of the albums of the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis to the new 1970-1975 box set, which in itself is regarding a one-star review from said author.

He cites "Fountain of Salmacis. His waveform of "Fountain of Salmacis" is not the one I have in Audacity. Let's see what mine looks like for the Box Set version:

There are still some dynamics, as you can see. Especially among the "Crescendo" areas in the left.

Unfortunately, I do not have the 1994 version of Nursery Cryme for comparison.

However, I do have the 1994 version of Foxtrot, so I can give a real Apples-to-Apples comparison for both versions of "Supper's Ready."

Here's the 1994 version of "Supper's Ready:"

and here is the 2008 version of "Supper's Ready:"

As you can clearly see, even though there are some dynamics lost going from 1994 to 2008, the 2008 version is still pretty dynamic and has plenty of "high" and "low" areas, only that the "low" areas are higher and the "high" areas are way too high.

Still, both "Fountain of Salmacis" and "Supper's Ready" circa 2008 are rather dynamic, and I stand by my original statement when I said

No Dynamics left? Are you kidding me?

My audacity waveform for "Supper's Ready" and "Fountain of Salmacis" would disagree with you...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Say Hello... the Willard!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Bravado - By Rush

Sorry I didn't post in a while, but I's got stuff to do.

Anyhow, I was thinking of this song by Rush that was written in 1991 that could apply to a lot of things, but I think it could especially be applied to the current Iraq war.

It's called "Bravado," it's from their Album Roll the Bones and here are the lyrics:

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it's begun
If the dream is won
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide
If we keep our pride
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

And if the music stops
There's only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
(And) If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Added a new link

Say hello to Game Politics!

DNC gets into Busby/Bilbray election; calls for Manual Recount

DNC calls for manual recount in California's 50th Congressional District. It's about time! Better late than never, I'd say. They should have been there to recount the 2002 and 2004 elections where there were problems (like in Georgia and Ohio, for instance), but then again, Howard Dean wasn't in charge of the DNC back then. So there may be some changes. I guess I should keep my chin up.

Check it out.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

All your Snakes are belong to us!

Courtesy of Snakes on a blog.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bill O'Reilly's wrath: Your best friend.

There are some people you don't want to piss off. Bill O'Reilly is not one of those people. His quick blood and hotheadedness has led to the aid of his enemies, such as:
  • Al Franken (insulted him at a book expo, so O'Reilly urged Fox to sue him in a frivolous lawsuit, which boosted Al's sales)
  • Keith Olbermann (went after Billy O'R., who retaliated by offering petition to replace Keith' show with Donahue, which Keith O. and the rest of the MSNBC employ signed, thus nullifying petition)
  • All the people, organizations, and nations he launched boycotts against, such as Ludacris and the nation of France (Ludacris was in "YEEAAHHH" (sp?) with Usher and Lil' John, which sold a lot of records and downloads, while France's domestic exports actually went up)
  • Stephen Colbert and for that matter, Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin, the show's producers (made the show "The Colbert Report" based on a sketch mocking The O'Reilly Factor until they realized they could make a show based on it)
If this is indicative of anything, it's that if you have your own platform, nothing can be more beneficial than Bill O'Reilly's anger directed at you.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A leader is lost.

From here. A Jewish leader is dead. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like a hate crime. Unfortunately, he's dead. This guy could have done much to solve the current crop of European anti-semitism, but he's no longer with us. Waht a terrible shame.

Bush's Real Brain

This is too funny...