oversampling

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Chris Walton's oversampling VST wrapper

How catchy is that as a post title? All your girlfriend am belong to me, because I’m so obviously (a) a total bad man, and (b) unflappably motherfucking ice cool.

Anyway: been having an ongoing, very gentlemanly debate with a friend of mine about what sample rate to run our DAWs at. He’s into 88kHz, whereas I can’t be arsed, taking a subconscious decision to pretend sample rate makes no difference once the Nyquist frequency’s above the frequency limit of human hearing (see? Fucking bad man).

But it turns out that aliasing artefacts can make a difference to your sound.

But I still can’t really be arsed to run my DAW at 88 - because I know I can write a tune at 44 without too much faffing around with track freezing etc, and a big part of the reason for trying to get my setup organised is to cut out as much faff as possible in the future.

I’m gangsta! I’m fucking hench!

So anyway, assuming most of my plugins at least have band-limited oscillators (hench!), I’m wondering about doing a little bit of oversampling on key plugins: important filters, distortions and so on.

And this VST utility by Chris Walton seems to offer that: I can create new versions of his plugin that effectively wrap chosen VSTs of mine in an over-sampling shell.

Niiiiiiice.

Except I don’t think I fancy wrapping the whole of Reaktor just to achieve oversampling of a couple of filter/saturator modules…

So… I think I’ll grab the Chris Walton plug, but put oversampling on the back-burner until I’m rocking sufficiently to have time to play with it.

Yes. That’s the most brutally aggressive mad shit approach I can think of.

latimes.com
In this town, it's as if Hollywood tries not to cast Latinos
In Hollywood, there is no Magical Latino.
By Los Angeles Times

“Latinos have a particularly hard time getting even the kinds of cliched supporting roles that have become commonplace for black actors — the wise or wisecracking, sometimes magical guides for white protagonists.

"The industry thinks we’re foreign,” said musician and veteran actor Rubén Blades, who after many years in the entertainment business has a coveted regular role in the AMC series “Fear the Walking Dead.” “We are culturally excluded.”

And yet, according to several studies, no group buys more movie tickets when compared with their proportion of the U.S. population than Latinos. In the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s 2014 Theatrical Market Statistics report for U.S. and Canadian moviegoers, Latinos were 17% of the population but “oversampled” at 25% of North American frequent moviegoers. 

As this year’s Oscars host, Chris Rock wrote in a 2014 essay for the Hollywood Reporter, “Forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A., you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans.”

A study by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that among the 100 top-grossing movies in 2014, 73% of all speaking or named characters were white, just more than 12% were black and 5% were Asians. Latinos, who make up more than 16% of the U.S. population, were just below Asians.“

Read the full piece here

Hillary's poll rigging backfired

All these liberals protesting, I would put money a lot of them didn’t vote.

Wikileaks proved Hillary’s plan was to fake and oversample polls to make it look like Trump didn’t have a chance.

I think a lot of these stupid millennials believed her and didn’t bother to vote.

That’s the best and worst thing about millennials. They are fucking stupid.

Wikileaks email

“From July, they said with 3 weeks left in the election they will oversample democrats in polls in order to claim the race was already over and suppress republican vote.” Eric Trump

Democratic playbook is full of fraud and corruption.