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Question: preference Intel or AMD?
Asked by stumpbroke1 (66.60.181.x) on February 11 2024, 9:10am
Reply on February 11 2024, 5:01pm:
    Been a long time since I've had an AMD CPU, but can't say I really care anymore, they all run stuff fast as hell these days, and pretty happy with my M1 MBA and its ridiculous battery life...
Question: hey jf- we have a slight problem to solve & wondered if you could help? question= how does water extinguish,or "put out" a fire or flame? (hows the chemistry these days??) ta!
Asked by 2024 (109.149.174.x) on February 11 2024, 2:37am
Reply on February 11 2024, 2:45am (edited at February 11 2024, 2:46am):
    I admit I'm not a chemist! My guess would be that it only works on a material which only burns when dry, e.g. wood. Using water to extinguish something more exotic, e.g. thermite, would probably not have the desired effect.
Question: I recently told a major German software firm that I will no longer pay for upgrades because of Germany's enthusiastic support for Israel's ongoing atrocities. I don't use Waves products, because of it being based in Israel. Ditto for Intel. I like some music on DI.fm, but founder Ari Shohat has repulsive views he posts on twitter, so I avoid. Where do you stand?
Asked by Beak (94.16.112.x) on February 10 2024, 11:42pm
Reply on February 11 2024, 2:30am (edited at February 12 2024, 10:33pm):
    I have a views that involve enough complexity and nuance that I don't feel like I can summarize it here and have it be reliably understood, which may feel like a failure to answer the question, but hopefully this provides sufficient information to you.

    (comments disabled because some people can’t be civil)
Question: What are you mostly up to these days?
Asked by wasereb4 (83.135.15.x) on February 10 2024, 1:05am
Reply on February 10 2024, 3:48am:
    programming, emailing, texting, walking, running, drinking coffee, eating, sleeping, listening to music, visiting friends, family. haven't played much music in the last few weeks, next week will be music-heavy
Question: Random question but you don't have to answer. What compiler do you use to compile Reaper with? And how can you target multiple operating systems and CPU architectures from a single code base and tool chain?
Asked by Matthew (76.37.54.x) on February 9 2024, 7:13am
Reply on February 9 2024, 5:27pm:
    different toolchains depending on platform -- VC2005/ICC10 for Windows, clang for macOS, gcc for Linux. A lot of the cross-platform-UI-ness comes from writing basic win32 code and using SWELL (part of WDL, open source etc) to target macOS/linux... and a lot of the audio/midi device code is platform-specific for each.
Question: I am trying to store the state of a audio plugin to a ProjectStateContext directly. I'm running into an issue trying to write a large text chunk to the context. Any pointers? Do I need to break it up somehow?
Asked by ToneCre8 (73.0.162.x) on February 6 2024, 4:39pm
Reply on February 7 2024, 1:16am:
    cfg_encode_textblock is probably a good idea, unless you need newline encoding preserved, in which case you'd probably be better of base64 encoding it
Question: hey jf- when you purchase any new tech..do you always rtfm?
Asked by 2024 (165.120.114.x) on February 5 2024, 7:23pm
Reply on February 5 2024, 8:22pm:
    Usually not, but sometimes
Question: What is your opinion on OpenBSD or any other BSD derivative?
Asked by Matthew (76.37.54.x) on February 4 2024, 9:45pm
Reply on February 5 2024, 5:45pm:
    They're all fine, more or less the same thing right? But I end up on Linux because I'm used to it though
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Question: BTW, what's the time interval for posting several posts in a row from the same IP address? If i try two in a raw the website tells me to wait some time
Asked by User (46.165.250.x) on February 3 2024, 10:47am
Reply on February 3 2024, 6:23pm:
    I forget the logic involved there
Question: Could you post a link to the page with images of REAPER old themes? i can't find the URL
Asked by Name (95.133.222.x) on February 3 2024, 10:37am
Reply on February 3 2024, 6:22pm:
Question: hey jf- while making music via computers or hardwares..people often advise "use your ears" over "use your eyes"? question= have you ever done a session blindfolded..to "see" how that turns out in practice?? (some musicians ARE blind from birth of course) =)
Asked by 2024 (165.120.114.x) on February 2 2024, 5:38pm
Reply on February 2 2024, 6:20pm:
    I haven't done anything blindfolded, but when mixing sessions I definitely don't look at units or ratios or attack times or track meters much, and just tweak them til I like them. The exception is that I do look at the LUFS meter on the main outs to see if I'm near where I want to be as far as loudness.
Question: Did you know the lead musician from Weezer has an active github? github.com/riverscuomo
Asked by Jesse (100.8.74.x) on February 2 2024, 2:24am
Reply on February 2 2024, 5:26pm:
    I read that on the internet. I wonder if there are lots of lyric references in the code. sweater.destroy() etc.
Question: When hosting VST2 plugin, should I call AudioEffect::setParameter from gui thread? Or can it be called from worker thread?
Asked by ruchira (123.231.106.x) on January 30 2024, 12:36pm
Reply on January 30 2024, 6:50pm:
    I assume you mean (AEffect*)->setParameter() (since that's the actual interface, AudioEffect may or may not be a valid thing for any given plug-in). From what I remember you can call it from either.
Question: How do you feel this whole AI crazy will impact DAWs as we know them in the future?
Asked by Andre S. (177.141.171.x) on January 30 2024, 5:52am
Reply on January 30 2024, 6:50pm:
    Not sure, obviously for some tasks it will make things really easy (splitting mixes back in to stems, etc), but other tasks it's probably pointless and as expensive as having a human do it.
Question: how does it feel as a millionaire sharing the same planet with people starving?
Asked by ape din (188.164.221.x) on January 29 2024, 11:01pm
Reply on January 29 2024, 11:35pm (edited at January 30 2024, 12:29am):
    About as powerless as everybody else, I guess :(
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Question: hey jf- are you using a scientific calculator..or doing complex sums in your own head mainly?? ta.
Asked by 2024 (165.120.114.x) on January 28 2024, 6:02pm
Reply on January 29 2024, 3:13am:
    The math I do is more algebra than computation. Occasionally I use calc.exe or its equivalent for quick estimates.
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Question: hope you're doing well. anything memorable happen for you this year yet?
Asked by a cat. definitely not a human (123.136.26.x) on January 26 2024, 7:42pm
Reply on January 29 2024, 3:13am:
    Just completed my first 100km trail race!
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Question: Whatever happened to stashbox?
Asked by Will (23.125.224.x) on January 26 2024, 5:50am
Reply on January 29 2024, 3:14am:
    I think it was a personal project of its creator that became more work than fun, but I’m not really sure.
Question: I bought a used "bass big muff pi electro-harmonix" stomp box at a thrift store and want to see if it works. Can I test it using my PC on the input side?
Asked by Jesse (100.8.74.x) on January 25 2024, 10:14pm
Reply on January 25 2024, 11:07pm:
    Hmm if you have a bass or guitar to plug into it, you could connect the output to a preamp on your computer, sure. Bonus points if it's a hi-Z (impedance) input.
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Question: Would an interesting project for you be to explore the possibilities of using the GPU for certain tasks? Like for example monitoring with almost zero latency. (GPU.Audio comes to mind) Like as an option to run reaper tracks on the GPU.
Asked by mlprod (104.28.31.x) on January 25 2024, 1:30pm
Reply on January 25 2024, 11:08pm:
    In general GPUs are not low-latency, they are high throughput though. Anyway, not really, it'd be mostly headache work.
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