Theo Verelst Local Diary Page 110
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Nov 14, 19:39, 2012
That's when I made the beginning of this reporting page.
Asus rules ?!
Well I now use Asus motherboards, graphics cards (not the NVidia
chip of course) and a great Asus screen:
I'ts got QWHD (2560x1440 pixels) resolution, well made LED
lighting, and various movie enhancement and color accuracy modes
(like Apple compatible sRGB mode), and after the other "special"
(Hann.G) screen, this LCD is of special type, too. And it's less
energy greedy: only 40 W (instead of over a 100W for my previous
officially 500cd screen). It can do great things with movies
on the computer with the GT640 card doing a lot of filtering, and
on bluray with 1080p (progressive) and includes 50 Hz and 24 fps
(film) mode. The I7 computer is connected over DVi for the full
resolution, but: the first screen unit I got from Asus broke down
after a week...
What to do with so many pixels on a screen, except insanely detailed
Click on the images for the huge screendump (4 times larger than the
Progress on the Kurzweil recording front
I've been working on the Kurzweil sounds in various ways, including
VAST+KDFX multi-compression, mid range processing and tube effects.
That's similar to what I've done with Linux programs and audio
effects, but now these effects run in the Kurzweil itself, using the
VAST processing layers combined with the built in KDFX units.
Working with the following ideas is bringing progress in general, at
this point getting near some of the sound-types I'm interested in:
Meanwhile I found new errors in the Kurzweil software, like missing
notes from a EPiano patch, which suggests there is some module in
the machine which allows for choices to be made about what notes to
sound (withut having lack of DSP power or voices to allocate). Not
- New operating system version for the PC3
- attention for analog or digital output, with or without
(quality) upsampling (from 44.1/48 to mainlu 192kS/s)
- use of tube effects with averagin in the low-mids
- loudness control via mid-frequency range averaging
- multi-band compression to accentuate or bring out some of the
hidden life in the instrument
I've got this nice book from a sale, so now I need to read and
remember, of maye it allows reading and understanding main lines,
lets find out.
None of them work yet. No. Some do, and they're a bit fun. Maybe the
Ikea spots I like lose intensity soon.
Great computer chip news
Adaptiva is going to make $99 cards with Zinq running Linux and
their multicore floating point chip with fast network connections.
That should run some interesting stuff, like low power audio
processing (Ubuntu on the Zynq and the 16 core chip together should
not need more than a few watts).
An Audi doing 91 km/l or 214 US MPG ?!?!
It appears to become so with the "switchlane" . Amazing, twice as
little energy as the A3etron.
This one should be mine at some point in the future, that'd be cool: