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The Low Volta

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About The Low Volta

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    I should be working...
  • Birthday 03/24/1979

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    ATH-A900; Grado SR-60; Sony D66SL; Panasonic RP-JE50; Sennheiser PX100; Sennheiser MX450; Sennheiser MX350; Sennheiser HD497
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    low sensitivity stereo electret mics and battery box built by greenmachine
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    - my girflriend<br />- television (as a study object)<br />- (live) music (Tool, The Mars Volta, QOTSA, Kyuss, Explosions in the Sky, mogwai, Mono, 65daysofstatic, GYBE, Sparklehorse, The God Machine, Sophia, NIN, Barkmarket, Millionaire, and many many more)<br />- Italian food<br />- my cat (Belz)

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    MZ- RH1 & MZ-NH900 (Euro-uncapped) + RM-MC40ELK
  1. The Official Happy Birthday Thread..

    thanks guys... I'll be having a pretty quiet day today (slight hangover) as I already 'used up' all of my presents this week: - Monday: good Brussels' fast food (Stoemp saucisse at '9&voisins') accompanied by some trappist and a NIN-concert at the AB - recorded of course - Tuesday: tried to get my hearing back so a quiet evening at home with my girlfriend (I cooked some nice pasta) - Wednesday: Comedy and Impro-night (I organized it myself but enjoyed it just as much as our 250 attendees) - Thursday: a night in Antwerp with good food ('haute quisine' Fish & Chips at the 'Zuiderterras'), an intellectually pleasing part (lecture by the very interesting Cultural Sociologist Rudy Laermans) and a bit of popular fun as well (jenevercafé 'De Vagant') - Friday: Youp Van't Hek (Dutch cabaretier) in 'Het Capitool' in Ghent and afterwards a couple of drinks with my old buddies there so today is just for resting, editing the EITS and NIN shows and tonight... well, great food and drinks again (what can I say, Belgians do like their bourgondic lifestyle ) at my parents' place sorry for bragging like this... but this really was one of my most fun weeks since ages! Seen lots of old and not-so-old friends, seen nice things, eaten a lot of great food and enjoyed every minute of it.
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    I'm currently listening to the same record (bought at the show)... and I did record it (need to edit some parts still) but there was way too much crowd noise (irritating non-fans ) the recording came out pretty ok, but you really have to focus-out the talkative numbskulls!
  3. Recording on AC or battery?

    I've had grounding issues which caused humming while recording from AC and on some occasions I didn't have the hum (probably did accidentally ground the machine that time) but I normally use DC (battery)
  4. MZ-RH1 issues

    hmm, a game of 'true or false' true! (for Li-ION batteries like the RH1) aw, false! this one is only true for NiMH batteries and NOT for Li-ION ones like the RH1...Li-ION can be recharged whenever you feel like it, and they must not be discharged completely if possible. for info on (different sorts of) batteries I find this to be a very useful source
  5. Changing the Bitrate on tracks in Sonic stage

    it will be transcoding from one lossy format to another and that means SQ-loss, unless you have them stored in a lossless format right now (WAV/PCM or Atrac lossless, in the latter case, you still need to go Atrac lossless -> wav -> new bitrate to keep SQ as otherwise the lossy part will be used for the conversion anyway) sorry to say this, but you'll probably have to re-rip or live with the SQ-loss
  6. My headphones broke, What new ones should i get?

    @A440: PMX100 has a neckband, not headband... ergo the hooks the PMX100 sounds the same as the PX100 provided you can get them positioned correctly (I have both and while the PMX doesn't 'mess up the hair', I prefer the PX for comfort and style) and I prefer the 100 > 200 by far (auditioned the 200 at a local store) I'll be recieving the KSC75 next week and then I can compare the sound I'd also chip in a vote for the grado SR60 if you are into rock
  7. MZ-NH600D, my new workhorse?

    eh... don't you mean that getting a good set of headphones will make 132kbps sound terrible? We could discuss what 'good' means here, but let's assume you are talking about a headphone that has better alround technical specs and sounds better when listening to uncompressed sources (even though I do understand that this is still vey vague and questionable)... that would mean that those headphones would be more revealing towards the faults of lower bitrate files like 132kbps. Traditionally lower bitrate files cut/roll-off high frequencies, so that would mean that with a worse headphone with a drop-off in higher frequencies the lossy and lossless files would sound more alike and thus the lossy file would fare better in a comparison with the lossless source a more revealing phone would not only make you feel you're missing something (the higher freqs) but will also make you hear artifacts etc better and the lossy file would be more easily distinguished in a comparison. I have several headphones and I must say that with the better ones I love 'unmasking' lossy files (I finally get significant results in ABX-tests) but I can't enjoy lower bitrate music anymore. I used Lame VBR-New V5 on my RH1 and since I upgraded my headphone from the stockbuds to the PX100 to the grado SR60 I've increased SQ to V3 so I wouldn't be focussing on 'what isn't there' or 'what sounds unnatural' anymore...
  8. What are you listening to right now?

    currently listening to: Explosions in the Sky / All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (limited edition) CDI 1. Birth and Death of the Day 2. Welcome, Ghosts 3. It's Natural to Be Afraid 4. What Do You Go Home To? 5. Catastrophe and the Cure 6. So Long, Lonesome CDII 1. The Birth And Death Of A Day (Jesu Mix) 2. Welcome, Ghosts (Adem Mix) 3. It's Natural To Be Afraid (The Paper Chase Mix) 4. What Do You Go Home To? (Mountains Mix) 5. Catastrophe And The Cure (Four Tet Mix) 6. So Long, Lonesome (Eluvium Mix)
  9. MZ-RH1 for sale Price drop $275USD plus shipping

    eh, the RH1 is mac compatible for HiMD recordings...
  10. SonicStage 4.3 Arrives, Features Vista Compatibility

    links could need some 'fixing' but further this seems to be welcome news as a few ppl are already installing vista does this have anything to offer over 4.2 for non-vista users?
  11. SonicStage won't load

    do you use any 'windows skinning'-software (which alters the look of you system)? These are known to cause conflicts with SS if you do not, you could always try a cmplete reinstall as explained in the stickied threads in the software support section
  12. The Official Happy Birthday Thread..

    a happy b-day rich... hope you can indulge in some in-the-netherlands-not-illegal-substances and a lot of good music on MD of course enjoy yourself!
  13. Getting permission to record

    go to archive.org (or directly here) and check if they are mentioned... if not, look at similar bands and prepare a suck-up mail to the band or their tour-manager. Offer to send copies of all your recordings to them and promise that you will never ever use it for commercial activities (mention and point to etree/archive.org and their mission statements
  14. Uploading Files Recorded on other Non-HI-MD recorders

    only the M200 (too expensive because of the included mic) and RH1 (same without the mic)... none else
  15. What are you listening to right now?

    is it out yet? ah indeed, I recall it being released the 15th... should be going to the store now, please excuse me PS: I'll be going to their show the 28th *edit: darn typos