Audio Compression in a Nutshell Metaphor

ReaComp VST

Let’s say you somehow got someone foolish enough to do your every bidding, whatever it may be.

You take him to your studio, grinning, and you force him to do one job, and one job only: you have him hold on to a volume knob for dear life, and every time the sound volume goes above a certain predefined threshold, he should turn the volume down by twisting that knob you chained him to. You instruct him to do so only after a certain time has passed after the threshold was reached – you call this time interval the attack, because you tell that poor man to “attack” the knob to bring down the volume.

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Outworld – Warcry

Some high-quality prog metal right here, folks. The fun fact about this band, sadly extinct now, is that it incorporated two certified demons, a Texan on guitar, by the name of Rusty Cooley, and a demon from Brasil, known as Carlos Zema, seen here casually delivering the verses on a lofty D#/E in the 5th octave (a clear proof of his non-human nature), where not many of the best high singers dare venture except the for the climactic part of the song.

An amazing, if utterly over the top performance.

Dig the lyrics, too:

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Gibson Les Paul Alternatives

Ah, the Gibson Les Paul!

1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue, one guitar to rule ’em all – $6,400

The Gibson Les Paul is a legend, and rightly so.  A very sought after legend. It’s played by countless guitar heroes, and has a long and noble history I won’t go into here.

The Gibson Les Paul is, beyond all doubt, a marvellous instrument. It sports a look that hints really close at perfection. From the body shape to the headstock shape, from the fretboard inlays to the controls arrangement, the Les Paul is a thing of beauty. Along with its distinctive, iconic tone (that practically defined the sound of classic rock), this makes it a very desirable guitar.

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Sony Xperia SP Review

Sony Xperia SP
SONY Xperia SP: a rip-off 1
Verdict: Rip-off 3 Stars (3 / 5)

Build:3 Stars (3 / 5)
Ergonomics:3 Stars (3 / 5)
Video:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Audio:1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)
Connectivity:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Calls:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
Software:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Reliability:2 Stars (2 / 5)

What have we here? The SONY Xperia SP smartphone, an awesomely spec’d device that proves it is easy to make things look great on paper, then simply fail to deliver. Let’s go through some details.

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Not too Bad, Being Stupid!

Argumentul final

They say it sucks to be stupid. No, it doesn’t. Nowadays it is simply fab. You’re vaccinated, you have food, health and a standard of life your grand-granddad couldn’t even dream of because he lacked even the terminology, therefore you enjoy the time and comfort to dispute the science of vaccines, to fool around with fantasy nutrition and alternative medicine, and to accuse any opinion different than yours of being perfidiously instilled by the New World Order people, who are after smart, well-meaning folk such as yourself.

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