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  1. Foobar help

    If you right click on the files without artist names and select "properties" you can enter the artist names etc. If you select the whole album you can enter the artist for all items at one time. You can can also right click on a file/album and then select tagging>attach pictures, and add whatever artwork you'd like.
  2. Foobar help

    Try the following: Open Foobar > File menu > New Playlist > File menu > Add folder (navigate to where you store your music and select the correct folder, then click okay). Foobar will now add all the music contained in the folder to your playlist. Depending on how much music you have this could take a while. Play a track -- see if it goes on the next one automatically. Things should end up looking something like this, depending on how you have set your preferences:
  3. Great amp. I used to run the 3010 int. and power amps. Overall, they're better amps than the 2010 (which you'd expect given the price difference), but while the 2010 isn't the all-rounder its bigger brother is, it still has some special magic that its bigger brother lacks. Someone buy this, it's a great deal. (GLWTS)
  4. Hi All, I recently picked up an RME Babyface Pro: http://babyface.rme-audio.de/ I purchased it for music production and speaker/room measurement purposes, but have discovered that it makes a fantastic DAC and headphone amp. It absolutely kills the dedicated "hifi" DAC/headphone amp I was previously using in my desktop system. I've had other pro-audio products before, but apart from a Benchmark DAC, none of them have particularly impressed me. The RME is very impressive, at least with my Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones (I haven't had a chance to try it in my main system yet). It's dynamic, articulate, and sweet sounding. It does space very well, and satisfies both head and heart. (It's also beautifully made.) If you're after a DAC, or DAC/headphone amp, give it a trial, I think you'll be impressed. I'm impressed enough that I'll be looking to add RME's top 2-channel DAC to my main system when I have the funds.
  5. Foobar help

    Hi Ken, I assume you've created playlists, and are playing from them? Assuming you are, if you go to the Playback menu there's an option to 'stop after current track'. If this setting is on, select it again to turn it off.
  6. 1. Faces: A nods as good as a wink 2. Radiohead : Kid A 3. Jodi James :Things I leave behind 4. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms 5. Depeche Mode - Exciter 6. 801 - 801 Live ( album ) 7. Gorillaz: Humanz 8. Tangerine Dream - LOGOS 9. Robert Fripp - Exposure 10. Midnight Oil - Bird Noises 11. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky 12. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue 13. Beck - Sea Change 14. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 15. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks 16. Queensryche: Silent Lucidity 17. Roger Waters: Amused to death 18. Robag Wruhme - Thora Vukk 19.Eagles - Hotel California 20. Mike Oldfield-Ommadawn 21. Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence 22. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream 23. Justin Bieber - My World 24. Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin 25. Queen - Innuendo (LP) 26. Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon 27. The Band - The Band 28 Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows 29 Guns&Roses Lies 30 The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons 31. CCR - Cosmos Factory 32. Fennesz - Venice
  7. Great amp for the money. Love mine. GLWTS.
  8. Profile updated in response to your comment. :-)
  9. Work is a pain. For the last four months I've been in a different city to my wife (and my hifi system). This situation won't be resolved for another 12 months, when my wife's contract ends and she joins me. A Fostex HPA-4 and a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones have been filling in for the main system, but it's just not the same. Since I like learning new things, and since I need something to distract myself from my wife's absence, I'm thinking building a new system. Ultimately, I'd like to learn enough to design and build a system from scratch (amp, dac, and speakers), but I thought I'd start with a few kits and work my way up from there.The speakers will be my first challenge (amp next, dac last), and as I'm a big fan of Visaton I thought I might go with one of their projects http://www.visaton.com/en/bauvorschlaege/index.html The thing is, I haven't done any woodwork since high-school, and I've never built a pair a speakers, so I really don't know what I need in the way of tools. This will all be new to me. If you were planning to build a system what tools would you be buying? What do I need, and what would be nice to have? (I see this as a long term investment, so I'm happy to spend a bit.) Thanks for your help.
  10. I think Auckland record stores are still doing okay. There's a large enough population to support them. I've moved south for work though, and the record stores in the smaller centres have all closed. It's a bit depressing really. I remember when there was a record store in every suburb. Yes, it's pretty much my only option for artists not available on Bandcamp. It's a pain though -- I haven't had a CD player for about 10 years (I use a Yamaha NPS-2000 network player these days), and if I buy the CDs I end up with lower resolution files than those available for download (overseas). What's especially annoying is that big suppliers like 7digital provide the 24bit files overseas, but only let me have the MP3s. I just don't understand how this is supposed to help anyone: the artists, the retailers, or the consumers.
  11. Most of the time I love living in New Zealand. It's a beautiful country without too many major social issues. However, buying music (now that all the local music stores have gone out of business) can be a trying experience. Just about every album I've wanted to buy for the last year has been 'unavailable due to region restrictions'. This evening I thought I'd grab Alt-J's, London Grammar's, and Emma Louise's latest albums. But can I purchase them as anything other than MP3s? No. This, despite the fact that they are available in high-res lossless overseas. What I want to know is WHY?!!! Why won't they take my money?!!! Do record labels want people to steal music rather than paying for it?!!!! Arghhhh!!!
  12. Seeking advice on small car

    So, after driving a large number of vehicles, I made my decision. I ended up with a 2005 Toyota Mark X 250G with 38,000kms on the clock. It's not a car that was on my radar at all when I started the search (I was thinking I'd get something much smaller), but once I drove one I didn't want anything else. It was just about finding one in good condition at a good price. In the end it ended up being a toss up between a higher kms 2009 model and the 2005 one I ended up with. I preferred the 2009 most respects but couldn't deal with the fact that it had been (heavily) smoked in. It's a JDM only car, so I'm not sure how many are in Aus. There's quite a few here in NZ, as almost all our cars are Japanese imports. Bit of info about the vehicle here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Mark_X And a picture (not of mine, but it looks the same):
  13. A lovely amp, and very good value at the above price, however note that in addition to the balanced input, the 2100 also has a discrete headphone amp (as well as improved power supply, lower noise floor etc.) that the 1100 is missing. Still, they are very similar, and the 1100 is fantastic value if you don't need the extra features. Again, great amp, and GLWTS.