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by Bill DeFelice
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Out of Control Audio
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Out of Control Audio

I know I had be transcoding all my WAV files with dBpoweramp which uses the EBU-R128 standards as a plugin, but obviously that obliterates any metatags embedded by / for the automation. The method mentioned above sounds interesting but I've already tackled more than 40,000 audio tracks so now I'm on...
by Bill DeFelice
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Disabling Windows Features Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 1349

Re: Disabling Windows Features Updates

I know at my office we set the ethernet connections as "metered" so that will slow down updates, supposedly preventing unexpected reboots. We also run a local WSUS so we only push updates we want to control. If you have a copy of Win 10 build 1903 you can grab the instructions here to aggressively r...
by Bill DeFelice
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: FCC Discussion
Topic: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2617

Re: AM station to shut down at end of May 2019

Interesting, as I heard them pop on which I presumed was to keep the license in active status. Would be interested in knowing if QU is keeping the station or it's something they're arranging for a sale / transfer.
by Bill DeFelice
Mon May 18, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: LPB series III referb
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: LPB series III referb

I suppose it depends on the reason. Those boards are pretty durable and I had one I was going to install in a high school broadcast studio, but I came across an older Gates board that not only appeared in better condition but was equally as durable (if not better). You'll have to ask youself if it's...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu May 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600

I decided to submit a second email using an alternate form on the website and Alan reached out to me. It appears my DR-600, which is 12 years old, has older firmware and the reason why FTP speeds are slow as a dog. He mentioned that the firmware can up upgraded and it would somewhat improve some of ...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu May 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600

Don't know if it's due to the pandemic or not but their support via the web site stinks! The last time I needed assistance I actually repaired a Shortcut myself by replacing a chip because they never got back to me. Maybe I'll just try calling them. I know I recommended a computer software replaceme...
by Bill DeFelice
Thu May 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: 360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600
Replies: 3
Views: 286

360 Systems Instant Replay DR-600

Is 360 Systems still in business? I have a DR-600 Instant Replay with ethernet networking and the FTP function appears somewhat wonky. I previously replaced the internal hard drive with a solid-state drive but never noticed if that affected things or not. I understand many support lines may have red...
by Bill DeFelice
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: simple-free or low cost
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: simple-free or low cost

I grew very weary about anything from BSI as I heard about a station, I believe in Massachusetts, almost lost it all due to WaveStation being an utter piece of junk. After hearing the story from a radio consultant I decided to steer clear of anything from them. At the time I was considering a low-co...
by Bill DeFelice
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: simple-free or low cost
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: simple-free or low cost

I did the original Radio World review of StationPlaylist back in 2007 and have been using it ever since. Sure, it may require some external hardware to really nail down external control or closures but by far it's one of the most cost-effective systems out there. I think it's a bargain for what it d...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: WCBS/880 no longer HD-AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: WCBS/880 no longer HD-AM

I know one local FM station by me had their FM HD signal disappear as their imported soiled the linen and required service, but they had left the station IDs for their system AM that used an HD subchannel in place. With the NAB pushing all-digital AM I wonder why they would dump. Personally I always...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SOCIAL DISTANCING
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: SOCIAL DISTANCING

TN Dept of Education is reporting that statewide there were over 22 teachers caught drinking on the job yesterday alone... Homeschooling huh? hahah. ** currently hundreds of parents are discovering the Teacher wasn't the problem... :lol: OMG! My regular 8-to-4 is I.T. support in the K-12 education ...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Is my Rate too high or is the owner high?

While I'll do pro-bono or "giveaway" work on occasion I'll gauge my rate on how easy / difficult it is to work with a station and its staff. Some places have taken care of my with kit gloves, even after paying me they'd give me goodies from the prize locker or do some other appreciative gesture. Som...
by Bill DeFelice
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: optimod 2300 boots to blank screen

Remember, Orban Labs isn't the Orban we all once loved! If my last service runaround I got from DaySequerra (who now owns Orban) is any way to judge you may find it less of a hassle to just replace it with a Wheatstone or Omnia! They had an M2 monitor of mine for three months and it was still screwe...
by Bill DeFelice
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Aphex Compellor 323A parts
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Aphex Compellor 323A parts

I looked in my parts pile, I must have discarded the front panel.
by Bill DeFelice
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Aphex Compellor 323A parts
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Aphex Compellor 323A parts

I actually replaced the front panel of a 323A a number of years ago. I'll look in my storage to see if I kept it or not. If it's still there you can have it for postage. I just replaced it as it wasn't pristine and I wanted it in a publicly facing rack.