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  1. Pardon me if I have misunderstood the question but perhaps an answer can be provided by the Ravenna virtual sound card. This appears to expose the Ravenna/AES67 channels to a Windows pc in the form of Windows sound devices (WDM). I have not delved deeper into the details, I.e. the WDMs could be multi channel or many stereo pairs. However, I would expect audio software to play to/record from these WDMs with no issues.
  2. Good call. It’s always wise to accept your inabilities. 😇 Especially given that applying any subsequently generated HAF filters is equally challenging. Get back to enjoying the system you have. 👍
  3. alandbush

    Newbie to REW

    An exciting project to look forward to. Patience is the key. A lot of information can be made available from a simple measurement sweep. Not all of it is needed, initially, to generate worthwhile filters. However, as your knowledge grows the extra information becomes useful. Start simple. It is tempting to generate and implement full sweep filters but perhaps more informative if you start with one or two down in the bass region, I.e. understand just how the sound in your room can change with simple changes and then progress from there. 50ft USB cable. I suspect you will have issues with this length unless you use boosters. HDMI would be primary connection, if you can, especially if you intend to measure your multi channel system. Appreciate that a 50ft HDMI cable would also be problematic, even if your pc as such an output. I got away with a 20ft cable from a desktop pc but I have since purchased a cheap second hand laptop with HDMI output. I now set the laptop near the processor connected by HDMI. The USB mic is also connected to the laptop and I subsequently remote into the laptop from the desktop to control REW. Sooooo much simpler. Good luck in your endeavours.
  4. MinimServer does not recognise an ISO file as an audio file and does not present it to BubbleUPNP. The foobar server does recognise the ISO file, so replacing MinimServer with foobar will allow you to select ISO files via BubbleUPNP. You will need an additional component to enable foobar as a music server. This component.
  5. @Geoffrey Armstrong Thank you for this timely reminder to me to revisit the various Ambisonics and Quadraphonic websites I discovered last year. One website you may like is Ambisonia which contains freely available Ambisonics tracks provided by a community of surround sound enthusiasts.
  6. Again, thank you for your reply. I am happy to investigate this via the above email and stop taking this thread off topic.
  7. I have configured Reaper similarly, if not exactly, like VSTHost. I have left many, if not all, selectable options as the default. Regrettably, the output audio results in the same earlier reported way, I.e. pumping/stuttering.
  8. Thanks for the reply. VST host is VSTHost by Hermann Sieb, set to run with a sample rate of 96kHz. I have other VST hosts I could try, such as PedalBoard and Cantabile.
  9. So, a ‘filter’ to enhance room correction that’s already applied. Intrigued by this development. Unfortunately, it would appear my Windows 10 pro 64 bit pc cannot handle the cpu intensive processing. Or, could it be my VST host or USB attached interface cannot specify a buffer large enough to handle the 1.5 second processing buffer? The cpu is 2.4 ghz with 4gb ram. I am using VST Host linked with a RME Digiface. The maximum latency buffer is 4096 samples. What I hear with the plugin, active or bypassed, is audio but with a stuttering or pumping(?). This stuttering reduces when increasing both buffers but the the maximum buffer size is reached before it is removed. I wonder if you could provide details of a Windows based system that can run your plugin successfully. btw - I have another Windows 10 pro 64 bit machine with an i7-7700HQ cpu at 2.8 ghz 16gb ram but it’s not currently setup to perform audio playback.
  10. You could simply use the following link https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/music/streaming/offers provided by The Computer audiophile from the Qobuz drops prices thread.
  11. What a shame it’s unsuitable for you. For the sake of balance, I’ve attached two iPad screen shots of the Amazon iPad app and the Amazon Windows app via Parallels Access. Admittedly, the resolutions are different but more than acceptable, for me at least. However, I think we can agree it could be done better by Amazon themselves. Opening the API is certainly a way forward but allowing the Amazon iPad app to communicate with it’s PC software, via UPNP/Dlna (?), would also be useful.
  12. I have been using Parallels Access successfully on an iPad Air 2 accessing Amazon HD on a Windows 10 pro pc. A free trial is available should it interest you.
  13. This Foobar for dummies - SACD may be of use.
  14. @Chiefbrodie My apologies to you because I must have misunderstood an earlier post. A folder named S makes much more sense than a drive called S. Lets keep this simple and ignore the command prompt process. Instead, follow the process I described to create a command script. That does not require prior knowledge of drives, folders, paths.
  15. Computers don’t lie, apparently, so the photos suggest that your pc does not have an S: drive. To clarify, can you open the folder containing the sacd_extract file and attach of photo of the screen.
  16. +1 kudos to all those that willingly and helpfully provide information that is not always common knowledge as one would think. @Chiefbrodie Further to my earlier post, it subsequently occurred to me that the process you are following appears manually intensive and prone to typos, especially if you have to repeat it for each SACD rip. The process I follow, surely gleaned from this thread or others, should greatly simplify the process for each subsequent SACD rip, once the initial setup is completed. Let me explain, hopefully, in clear concise steps (oh and this is for Windows) 1) open the folder containing the sacd_extract.exe 2) create a new text document file named for eg. SACD_rip 3) open the new text document and type in the sacd_extract command with the appropriate IP address sacd_extract -i -P -I (nb - you could copy and paste the above command to prevent any typos) 4) save this text document 5) open this text document again and save as a new command script file ie. 5a) select 'File -> Save As...' to open the 'Save As window' 5b) change the 'Save As type' from Text documents to All Files 5c) change the 'File name' as appropriate BUT append the file type extension (.cmd) eg. SACD_rip.cmd 5d) select the 'SAVE' button Thats it! To rip a SACD, you now simply open this command script file and it will execute. Viola! (fingers crossed) Should the IP address change, you simply need to repeat from step 3). Good luck.
  17. @Chiefbrodie After you have opened the prompt enter the following cd S:\ this should change the directory and prompt to S:\> now enter the sacd_extract command, which I believe from earlier posts is sacd_extract -i -P -I
  18. @Douglas There may be an answer for your plight in the following quoted post.
  19. Check out the Sonore iso2dsd page. No help forthcoming.
  20. Minimserver is a music server similar to the Lightning server. They are not control points on any platform so you are mistaken. However, I presume Aries mini is similar to the Aries and can operate in Open Home mode, in which case, you can use the web based music controllers from Linn, either Kinsky or the later Kazoo. Both, I believe, run on Windows or Mac.
  21. You may have to go a little out of the box for solutions. For instance, the Oppo blu ray players could be an answer. Or even something like the Mark Levinson no. 519 DIGITAL INPUTS 1 balanced (XLR); 2 coaxial (RCA); 2 optical (Toslink); 1 USB-B asynchronous DIGITAL OUTPUTS 1 balanced (XLR); 1 single-ended (RCA), 1 optical (Toslink)
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