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Comment: Re:ProTools sucks donkey ballz (Score 1) 83

by pinkj (#40183259) Attached to: MusOpen Releases Open Source Classical Music As Pro Tools Files

The last I heard the new version won't work with old hardware. Nice. Spent $20k on a system three years ago, and now it's $20k of JUNK if I want to use the new features of the new software. Dear Avid: Fuck. You.

Not true. We're using an 888/24 interface with ProTools 10.2 in our studio and it works fine. Avid simply doesn't help you with the hardware if you're having trouble with it which is a little disheartening, but there are a large number of Pro Tools users on a number of forums who will help. Just because they say they don't support a piece of hardware it doesn't mean that it doesn't work. Plus, since Pro Tools 9, you can finally use practically any non-Digidesign/non-Avid audio interface; even your internal soundcard.

Comment: Re:Followup about sound. (Score 1) 1264

by pinkj (#39852825) Attached to: Why Desktop Linux Hasn't Taken Off
This post gave me a stomach ache at how similar my problems have been when playing with a Linux distro. Just add the horrible problems when using the proprietary ATI/AMD or the openati vid drivers. I've never had a distro work well. I'd usually troubleshoot until I give up, live with it for a while, then reinstall Windows when I need something to work.

Comment: Re:Guys (Score 1) 49

by pinkj (#39775495) Attached to: Robots Go Wild at the USFIRST.org Robotics Competition (Video)

Wicked echo on the voiceover there, can you record that stuff in front of a curtain, or hang cloth over the walls or something. Its the little things.

But yeah this looks like a lot of fun.

I work in audio post-production so I always try to tell myself that most people don't have the know-how when it comes to recording, editing and mixing audio. Because if I didn't, I would be screaming at 95% of all the videos I watch on the internet.

Common voice over problems are:
1. Recording near the blaring computer fans.
2. Popping the mic on lips plosives (Ps and Bs)
3. Being too far from the mic (like in this case)
4. Clipping the recording.
5. Using an incredibly crappy webcam mic.

Comment: Re:Broadly true. (Score 1) 238

by pinkj (#39568943) Attached to: The Politics of the F.D.A.
The only study referenced in this piece is 'Gold, L.S., et al. (1992) _Science_ Vol. 258, pp. 261-265' which is 20 years ago. Though I'm sceptical of the organic movement and its claims, I'd like to have more data on this piece's premise as there are assumptions made. For example:

'For obvious reasons, organic farmers have done little, if anything, to dispel the myth that "organic = chemical/pesticide-free". They would only stand to lose business by making such a disclosure.'

Are all organic farmers cut from the same cloth with the same methods? What about farmers who try to grow crops without any pesticides at all?

Comment: Re:I use Mediafire professionally (Score 1) 185

by pinkj (#38800119) Attached to: MediaFire CEO: We Don't Depend On Piracy

Why would you host them on a slow, remote, ad-filled site, rather than on your own network?

I never noticed it being ad-filled as I've always used Ad-Block Plus. But even then, if I'm sharing files to other employees or clients, I simply send them the mediafire link and their browser automatically starts downloading the file. They have no reason to visit the Mediafire site at all.

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