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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:55 pm 
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I run a streaming, pop-music station as a hobby. I'm trying to present a feed that is reminiscent of U.S. broadcast FM so that the songs "feel" familiar, while avoiding a completely lifeless result.

I expect that most listeners are using inexpensive equipment, such as earbuds on a cell phone, or PC speakers. I use several methods to audition the stream including a laptop, a nice stereo, the stereo in my truck (via bluetooth), and decent Audio Technica headphones. I don't have any signal analysis tools.

I'm curious if you have any suggestions for adjustments that I could try to improve the sound.

Thanks for auditioning the stream -
David

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:32 pm 
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I run a streaming, pop-music station as a hobby. I'm trying to present a feed that is reminiscent of U.S. broadcast FM so that the songs "feel" familiar, while avoiding a completely lifeless result.

I expect that most listeners are using inexpensive equipment, such as earbuds on a cell phone, or PC speakers. I use several methods to audition the stream including a laptop, a nice stereo, the stereo in my truck (via bluetooth), and decent Audio Technica headphones. I don't have any signal analysis tools.

I'm curious if you have any suggestions for adjustments that I could try to improve the sound.

Thanks for auditioning the stream -
David

http://radiodave.us
Oops, didn't see this one. Apologies for later reply. :lol:
Checked out the stream and have to say, it sounds absolutely beautiful. Everything sounds so balanced and each band just falls right into place on every song creating a lovely consistent sound. I can tell you've definitely put a lot of effort into this preset and the result is awesome!
Was also really nice of you to give a shout out to Stereo Tool on the front page. :^)

I think I'll definitely be listening to this most of tonight.

Fantastic job, Dave!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:23 am 

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After spending the greater part of a day with the stream, I send my compliments to your musical mix. Very listenable.

I have been trying to put my finger on something I'm hearing on the very high end frequencies. Some songs exhibit it more than others. For the lack of a better word, I'll call it a slight "tizziness", versus what I would describe as a high-end "sweetness" that would result from a simple shelving eq. boost.

Also, I ask more out of curiosity, but is your source audio bit-rate compressed (i.e. MP3), true-linear audio, or a mix?

And just as you describe, my listening today has been a mix of home stereo, LG earbuds & Sony MDR-V6 cans, and Tune-In via Bluetooth while negotiating the nightmare of Atlanta traffic.

Don't go changing up stuff just because of one random guy on a message board, I only bring this up as I am working to train my ears how decode an ST-processed stream without benefit of having the originating ST GUI in front of me.

Regards.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:00 am 
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Hello Doctor Technical,

I agree that there is *something* in the high-end that is a bit odd. I don't hear it all of the time, but it pops up from time to time. I can't quite put my finger on it.

The audio source is all MP3 - 256k VBR. Some of it I ripped from my CD collection, and some of it I purchased on Amazon's music service.

Song have all been tagged with MP3Gain, which RadioBOSS appears to be using prior to StereoTool - the AGC deflection, at the louder portions of songs, is pretty consistent from song to song.

Thank you for listening, and your comments -

Dave

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:01 am 
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Thank-you for the comments. I hope to get back to Oz someday!

Dave

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