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« Reply #1245 on: April 23, 2012, 11:57:10 AM »

Saw this in a mail-out from The Engineer (I'll copy the first bit then add a link):

Music-mixing technology developed at Queen Mary University could help bands produce their own music without a sound engineer.
 
The new software-based system — currently referred to as an ‘Automatic Music Production System’ — can run on a standard computer and could replace a sound engineer, who typically has to physically adjust the characteristics of each individual instrument to generate a coherent piece of music.


http://www.theengineer.co.uk/1012400.article?cmpid=TE01


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« Reply #1246 on: April 23, 2012, 01:48:23 PM »

Very interesting. I'm pretty sure we're not far off the moment where software will fully automate all of the recording/mixing process. One line caught my eye though.

'Reiss acknowledges that his software cannot compete with a talented sound engineer ‘spending months to create the next Coldplay album’.'

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« Reply #1247 on: April 23, 2012, 02:30:14 PM »

Because software is currently incapable of feeling shame.
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« Reply #1248 on: April 23, 2012, 02:32:09 PM »

A bit like Simon with his trousers, then.
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« Reply #1249 on: April 23, 2012, 02:54:44 PM »

I'm fairly sure that Simon's trousers have never engineered a Coldplay record.
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« Reply #1250 on: April 23, 2012, 03:08:17 PM »

I would put nothing past Simon and his trousers.
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« Reply #1251 on: May 14, 2012, 04:10:41 PM »

So, the new uber-PC upon which Shineback will be brought to life...

Asus P8P67 motherboard.



This will be the fifth build I've done on this particular Asus line, though this is the first one with the newer LGA1155 socket. Everything you could want in a system board - USB3, three video card slots (overkill, unless you're a barking mad gamer), and pretty damn nippy for the price point.

Intel i7 Core 2700K processor. Runs at 3.5GHz, 8MB cache, four cores, so eight threads. Very fast.



32GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM.



In four sticks, with built in heat spreaders. Each one of them looks like a little radiator.

Seagate 2TB hard drive.



Additional storage - if Windows 7 is worth its salt the existing install will work without any significant reconfiguration (excepting a possible reactivation).

Noctua Quiet PC cooler



The fan that comes with the processor is usually underpowered, and a bit noisy.

Extra case fan.



Can't have enough of these buggers - this one will go on the back of the chassis to provide a little extra cooling to the board.

Scythe Kaze server fan controller



This allows you to both monitor and control the speed of the fans in the case. It'll allow Simon to turn the fans down a little when he's tracking vocals, for example.

And there you have it - the machine should have blinding performance, even with applications like Pro Tools.

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« Reply #1252 on: May 14, 2012, 04:16:15 PM »

I see Tinyfish is now buying it's fans.
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« Reply #1253 on: May 14, 2012, 04:18:19 PM »

*polite applause coupled with a Mexican wave*
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« Reply #1254 on: May 14, 2012, 04:20:59 PM »

Hey, it'll be three more than it has now.

Well, one more, because there's two in the old PC. Er, actually, we'll still have the old cooler from the old processor, so yeah, two more. Even though the old processor cooler won't be used.

Or something.
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« Reply #1255 on: May 14, 2012, 04:23:04 PM »

Hey, it'll be three more than it has now.

Well, one more, because there's two in the old PC. Er, actually, we'll still have the old cooler from the old processor, so yeah, two more. Even though the old processor cooler won't be used.

Or something.

You haven't really thought this through, have you?
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« Reply #1256 on: May 14, 2012, 04:25:06 PM »

How are you going to fit that really big fan into the little box ?
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« Reply #1257 on: May 14, 2012, 04:25:27 PM »

You haven't really thought this through, have you?
Microwave.
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« Reply #1258 on: May 14, 2012, 04:25:43 PM »

How are you going to fit that really big fan into the little box ?
Don't be silly, James.
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« Reply #1259 on: May 14, 2012, 04:27:21 PM »

So it's going to come on its own wheels - you're thinking outside of the box...
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