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Noel Borthwick
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Some random screen shots from the excellent +Craig Anderton mastering workshop at +Audio Engineering Society (AES) 2013.
Too bad I got there a few mins after it started. There were no headphones left due to full attendance, so I had to lip read the first half and follow the slides :) Craig had some great and very practical tips on mastering using Sonar and the prochannel plugins.
I had a video camera but it didn't make much sense to record since the audio was headphones only. Maybe I can convince Craig to post his slides...

It was fun bumping into some SONAR users. I got recognized by one and rapidly feature requested for named automation lanes. Lol :)
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Thanks for sharing Noel.  Note that on the EQ sweep with high Q slide to find something by ear... you can use the flyout eq to SEE the offending frequency with the new FFT display that's inline with the EQ plot.  So the result is it's crazy fast to remove snare drum ring for example.
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Not quite ready for prime time ;)
Hotly anticipated gesture-recognizing device doesn't quite do it for us yet.
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I already have a smart TV but this could be an nice way to get access to web streamed shows. I currently have to connect wired to the TV to do that.
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I'm going to buy one this week, looking forward to casting Netflix, YouTube, and Play Music All Access.
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Looks yummy

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I really hope Google doesn't go forward with this utterly stupid decision. Removing H264 support from HTML5 support in chrome will only serve to fragment the browser market more causing browser incompatibilities and undue pain to web developers.

"Chrome deserves special mention since Google will actually be removing support for one of the three HTML5 video formats. After its acquisition of On2, a developer and sponsor of the WebM format, Google announced that future versions of Chrome will no longer support H.264. Instead they’ve released WebM under a BSD license, granting worldwide users a free, non-exclusive, royalty-free patent license. So while Chrome is currently the only browser to support all three formats, the market will soon split between the two OS default browsers, Internet Explorer and Safari, supporting only H.264, and all other browsers supporting everything but H.264."
Embedding video on site using HTML5 is simple. Getting it to work for everyone viewing your site is the hard part. Learn about HTML5's <video> tag and how to work with competing video formats. You'll also discover how to build code that works in any browser, even pre-HTML5.
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When the elephants fight the grass gets trampled.

Noel, silverlight did scale video quality to bandwidth. Looks like none of these options support that kind of quality control. I know Microsoft abandoned Silverlight.

The video embedding looks like it will be heavily used for simpler deployment models. In other words, smaller companies that prefer simplicity.

I think the broadest support model would be best for the little guy unless Google perceived the licensing model to be a risk that tipped the value balance.

Perhaps, Google just did it to save money.
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SONAR X3 is now steam powered!
Pretty cool since its the first non gaming app ever to be featured on the site.
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Congrats!
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Funky mashup at the Banks :)
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Highly recommend the lunch buffet here!
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Happy Borthday!
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Lol my cat is too shrewd to fall for that one :)
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Nice talk on audio latency considerations in Android and where it stands today. The presentation covers factors contributing to audio latency in the android OS.

The first sentence in the talk is telling about how low priority this area still is in Google's mind and explains why they are so far behind in this area that is crucial for anyone writing audio apps on Android. Google please wake up - high performance audio affects anyone who uses an audio app on android. It not some esoteric thing that only audio geeks care about. This is the one reason why most music developers are still favoring IOS. Solve this and you will get a lot more apps ported to Android.

I am glad that there are improvements to output latency but input latence is as important to any app that does some DSP on an input audio signal.

All in all a nice presentation...
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The main reason was that there was no infrastructure in the OS to support low latency audio properly so it makes little sense to develop such an interface.
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Hi I'm Noel, a software engineer/architect/geek who has spent over a decade specializing in digital audio and music software. I'm also a jazz guitar player and play whenever I can - an ongoing battle :)
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