Peel Paint

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  1. As Bluzes is suggesting, audio editing software like Audacity or Adobe Audition will have ways to globally edit clicks and pops out the way I suggest noise removal, equalization, and normalization can relatively quickly be done, one mouse click per record side. But set it high enough to get any annoying audible click or pop, and you'll hear the sound dip at that point. Your adjustment will create a new problem. Set your noise removal (such as for getting rumble out) too aggressively, and you'll muffle your recording, or add wind chimes! This software has a learning curve. Expect to take a lot
  2. My answer was getting too long without input from you which would make parts of my answer moot. Let’s try it this way: Personally I don’t recommend the all-in-one solutions like you’ll see in a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog or wherever for converting records or tapes to digital. I don’t think they do a great job. If those work for you, fine, go for it. They will save you time. There’s no way around recording the analog material in real time—you don’t have to listen—you can do something else while recording, but you wouldn’t know if the record skipped. After it's recorded, you have to l
  3. EDIT: Sorry, Jim, I double-clicked my Enter key by mistake too soon. I'll finish and repost the whole thing.
  4. Every show deserves a chance. Maybe they do a 30-second quartet of "For Holy Name Shall Be" and do a show that everyone can get behind. But I see far more potential downside than upside to this because of what it will remind people.
  5. Seriously?? Considering the show title, that's ironic. If ever there was a summer when Cadets could have used a bounce from audiences united and pulling for them, 2018 was it. So why on earth would new people design a show with four presumably amplified singers which, right off the bat, reminds people of the fired director and turns some in the audience completely off? Tone deaf.
  6. Agree on this looking bad. And it may represent a potential problem that either Dan Acheson or Tricia Nadolny knows but hasn't come out yet. Or maybe it's relatively innocent, that he just wasn't able to talk about the rule and policy changes adopted this week. It doesn't seem they'd been officially announced at time of Trisha Nadolny's post. But by saying, or having a DCI spokesperson say, NO, submit questions in writing, it makes it look like he's ducking something. You don't have to take a reporter's questions if you don't want to be on the record about whatever's asked. The better way
  7. A couple people expressed worry that Hop may sue YEA for wrongful termination. I don't think he successfully can do that. He resigned.
  8. No problem, I almost made the same mistake too. The rest of your post I agree with. I think most of us would say that with GH and other key people gone, Cadets will have an incident-free summer in 2018, but I don't blame any organization for being more cautious this year than we would be.
  9. Are you confusing UPenn with Penn State? I almost posted something about the irony and then realized this article was about Franklin Field Penn and not Happy Valley Penn State. Or has UPenn had its own issues too? Most universities have.
  10. Sweet. Heaven. "The law" will not be deciding on the great majority of these assaults and other incidents of extreme sexual harassment which occurred past the statute of limitations. Does that mean in your mind that until there is a criminal conviction, GH is entitled to the benefit of the doubt, even from the court of public opinion? Would you be willing to take him at his word that he did nothing wrong, and that all of these incidents either never occurred or occurred but were consensual? In your mind, should he still be running the Cadets until "the law" at least indicts him? Because i
  11. I appreciate the info. As we can see from the Cosby case where the incident was said to have happened in Pennsylvania and this was the one state they could still criminally charge him in, PA has a longer statute of limitations for rape than many other states. Other states need to extend this--it's too short. It often takes years for victims to come forward and that delay by itself does not mean their claims are bogus. Liability insurance often excludes claims where criminal behavior was involved, for obvious reasons.
  12. If this allegation is true, it's another example of Hop's/YEA's rubber stamp board not doing due diligence. EDIT a day later: I'm removing the rest of this post which said I hoped the former YEA board members get personally sued--not the corps--not YEA--but board members I feel failed in their duty to oversee and protect corps members, staff, and volunteers from GH. It has since been pointed out to me in a PM that the financial impact on board members would not be what I intended, because the board would have malpractice insurance that would shield the board members from financial respon
  13. Obviously sex abuse is not a problem exclusive to Pennsylvania, but with the growing list of famous and semi-famous prisoners and potential prisoners in PA for sex abuse, they may have to start doubling up.
  14. I think a second summary thread is an excellent idea. Hardly anybody wants to read 300+ pages of an older thread to catch up, and people who try often add a reply that's already been made repeatedly or rendered moot by later developments.
  15. Yes.... keep that thought. Heavy drinking has been a common coping strategy around here lately.