Re: [LAU] digital voodoo: master fader should be set at 0db

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To: Paul Davis <paul@...>
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Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 3:12 pm

> what's ironic though is that its now reasonably well documented that

Really? I've often wondered about that, but despite doing hard disk
recording for the past ten years now (And I've run some very loud
shows where the whole FOH was shaking) I've never had a hard disk flag
trouble with vibration. I've always used notebook dgrade drives
though... maybe that's the difference. They all have accelerometers
and actively monitor vibration to cancel it out (and detect if the
notebook is dropped. 0G == park the heads now!) OTOH, most
enterprise grade HDs do this too, as they're designed to be mounted by
the hundred in a single rack, and that can shake a rack good just from
all the mechanical actuators being shot from one position to another
at highest possbile speed. If you've ever held a naked drive in your
hand while it's running, those things can kick..

I know my raid box on my personal workstation (8 high speed enterprise
drives) shudders hard when all the disks are slamming the heads around
full-tilt. I feel it in my keyboard six feet away when the raid is
doing a journal flush. Pro drives don't do 'quiet mode' (one reason
I'm glad to see SSD becoming affordable! :-)

Monty
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Re: [LAU] digital voodoo: master fader should be set at 0db, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Apr 18, 3:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital voodoo: master fader should be set at 0db, Monty Montgomery, (Wed Apr 14, 3:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital voodoo: master fader should be set at 0db, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Apr 13, 8:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] digital voodoo: master fader should be set at 0db, Atte André Jensen, (Tue Apr 13, 10:49 am)