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  1. eClassical is good in that respect. What are the other classical music vendors that allow you to re-download?
  2. Carbon Copy Cloner's versioned backups are difficult to restore because of the way they are organized. Each day CCC stores the most recent previous version of a file it backs up in a folder with that day's date. The only way to see what backups exist of a given file is to do a Spotlight search, which is fine for a directly attached backupvolume that's indexed by Spotlight, but would not work if you were backing up to a NAS. ChronoSync has a browser that allows you to see what backups exist of a given file, but it's much slower than CCC and has a somewhat confusing interface.
  3. Bob Stern

    HQ Player

    Mac, Windows or Linux? Do you want to output the speech program and HQP to the same speakers or different speakers?
  4. Hi, Jud! I thought there was a hack to install a kext that enabled Direct Mode on later Mac OS versions.
  5. Mitch, do you know what smoothing is used in the frequency response graphs? I don’t see that stated in the Audiolense user guide. Is it a proprietary psycho-acoustic smoothing?
  6. RME apparently embraces HQPlayer because the user guide for the RME ADI-2 DAC mentions it twice: as being compatible with RME's "DSD Direct" mode, and as the only Mac music player that passed RME's 32-bit "bit perfect" test. (Interesting aside: without naming names, RME's user guide said other music player software claiming to have a Direct Mode using non-mixable 32-bit integer format failed RME's bit perfect test.) The RME ADI-2 can only handle DSD up to DSD256, so it's behind Holo Spring, Denafrips and T+A in that respect.
  7. Can’t seem to find an archive of that online.
  8. An entire scene of the Ernie Kovacs Show was devoted to the eerie 2nd movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjXHgqkc5uY A similar (and even better, IMO) piece is Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste". The "Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion" is similar but less famous. In the 2nd violin concerto and 3rd piano concerto, the soloist's part is tuneful, while the orchestra is more angular. Start with the pretty slow movement of the 3rd piano con. Shaham (with Boulez) brings out the romanticism of the violin concerto.
  9. Nielsen On the DaCapo album Teresa recommended, I greatly enjoy "Pan and Syrinx", "Helios" and the last 2 movements of "Snefrid". For the symphonies, my favorite performances are Bernstein and Schonwandt. I haven’t heard the new Dausgaard/Seattle. @austinpopNielsen's 4th symphony is both his best and his least raucous. Next best are 3 and 5. The others are much less well regarded.
  10. Bob Stern

    HQ Player

    The "remix" function of SoX can output a mono file from one channel of a multi-channel input file.
  11. https://mahlerfest.org/mahlerfest-online/of-love-death-and-beyond/ Introduction is hokey, but it features extensive commentary by Mahler scholar Henry-Louis de La Grange.
  12. Bob Stern

    HQ Player

    @asdf1000Your Loopback configuration looks correct. The error message is from HQPlayer, so Jussi should advise on that. I've never encountered it. The HQP error message seems to be related to the audio format being output by Audirvana. In Audirvana's Audio Settings, set Upsampling to None or Deactivated, and turn OFF Integer Mode and Exclusive Access. I suggest setting Audirvana's output device to Builtin Output. That way, you'll hear Audirvana's output in the Mac's built-in speakers while HQP is not capturing it, but the built-in speakers will be muted while
  13. Bob Stern

    HQ Player

    Sounds like you're using Loopback incorrectly. You do not configure an output device in Loopback. Instead, you only set the Source to the program whose output you are capturing, i.e., Pure Vinyl. You give that Loopback configuration a name at the top of the window, above the Sources heading. For example, name it PVLoopback. This causes a virtual audio device to appear in Audio MIDI Setup having the name PVLoopback. Then, you set the input device of HQPlayer to the virtual device named PVLoopback. (If HQP was running, relaunch it to get the new virtual device to appear in HQP's "input de
  14. Bob Stern

    HQ Player

    Rogue Amoeba "Loopback" works perfectly for me in Mojave. RME ADI-2 Pro includes A/D. If you only need D/A, the ADI-2 DAC is $1150.
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