I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites
on Feb 16, 2013 -
My uncle has a Vodavi Starplus STS / system and KSU with 6 CO lines / which is 6 different phone #s can be used on the system. He recently changed 2 of his three lines to cox digital service. He still has one line with CenturyLink/Qwest. His phone system will not connect with the new digital lines. Cox says it's a Vodavi problem. The Vodavi guy says that there isn't enough voltage on the Cox lines.
So, who's right? Will my uncle's Vodavi system work with the older CentruyLink line as well as the newer Cox digital lines?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella
on Feb 2, 2013 -
I'm looking for a battery-operated pre-loadable digital picture frame as a Xmas present for my elderly grandmother - can you help me find something that fits my requirements? [more inside]
posted by widdershins
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon
on Nov 6, 2012 -
I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by samoa
on Jul 24, 2011 -
Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b.
I have a couple components from the mid-90s and a 2007 iMac and I want to do a few specific things. [more inside]
posted by bendy
on May 27, 2011 -
I just started working at an digital production agency in Brooklyn, NYC and I want to know what's the best way of sourcing a kickass local freelance Interactive Producer for a big project we're working on?
Other than Jobs postings on Behance and FWA?
posted by rudhraigh
on May 5, 2011 -
Librarians of Metafilter: Let's say I have a week to orient myself to the world of digital librarianship. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by Orinda
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
posted by lotusfeet
on Mar 20, 2011 -
Digital frame arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh filter: We have the HP 1010
digital frame. Vertical pictures keep getting rotated 90 degrees to be horizontal. Help. [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine
on Nov 11, 2010 -
I have a digital kitchen scale on which the LCD has crapped out. By pressing on different parts of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the circuit board, I've determined that there are multiple shorts or shoddy connections on the cable. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to fix it, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for ways I can repurpose it for a fun electronics project. I have some basic electronics knowledge and soldering experience.
posted by jessssse
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Metafilter designers, codebreakers - David Johnston, Canada's new Governor General
has a coat of arms that incorporates a long string of ones and zeroes, but that does not directly translate as binary. Of course it could simply be that "The wavy band inscribed with zeros and ones represents a flow of information, digital communication and modern media." [more inside]
posted by acro
on Oct 1, 2010 -
Are modern Rollei digital point 'n shoots manufactured by someone else, and if so who? [more inside]
posted by unmake
on Aug 16, 2010 -
I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz
on Aug 2, 2010 -
I just got back from a 2 week roadtrip and unbeknownst to me, one of the cameras I was using had the time set wrong. Now I have close to 1000 pictures that are set 13 hours 09 minutes in the past. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Ideally, what is the best way to digitally store all of my classical music and jazz CDs for the long term? [more inside]
posted by johnxlibris
on Apr 11, 2010 -
I'm sort of looking into a new camera, and I can't decide whether to get a high-end point and shoot or an entry level SLR. Help me pick! [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on Apr 6, 2010 -
My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Mar 13, 2010 -
We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
posted by ovvl
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera. I'm confused by all the available formats! [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Mar 6, 2010 -
DigitalCameraFilter: I am trying to find a small, discreet point-n-shoot camera that I can use on the subway to take pictures of my fellow-passengers (think Walker Evans - Many Are Called
). Trying to find something that is: small (fits in pocket), quiet, sharp, can disable the rear lcd, and has minimal shutter lag. Good high-iso performance also a plus. Zoom not necessary. [more inside]
posted by joshwa
on Dec 10, 2009 -
My mom has mentioned wanting new photo portraits of me, my brother, and our dogs (her grand-dogs)--I know, kinda corny. But we thought that this would be a good idea for a Christmas present, so we went to the park over Thanksgiving and did a little photo shoot. What's the best way to get good quality prints of our digital pictures? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Dec 2, 2009 -
Prosumer Digital Video camera bought in NY to take to Middle East. Problems with video formats even in 2009? [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Oct 14, 2009 -
I'm looking for a digital camera with the ability to do some sort of "burst" mode for self-timer / self-portrait shots. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Looking for shops to buy a digital piano in Sydney (or if its online, Australia wide) [more inside]
posted by neworder7
on Sep 21, 2009 -
recommendations? My priority is realistic touch
and being able to produce sounds for as many dynamic levels
I don't want to pay for "pretty" features to have like screens, sound effects, powerful speakers etc..etc.. [more inside]
posted by neworder7
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Would it be correct to say that with digital technology, we don't have to worry about movies and TV becoming faded and washed out over time like they used to? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Jul 9, 2009 -
What would be the best sub-$200 digital camera to use mostly at parties and concerts? [more inside]
posted by mdbell79
on Jun 3, 2009 -
Posting for a friend:
"I own a Sony ICF-C113V bedside clock-radio that receives television signals from the soon to be obsolete VHF channels (2-13). Does anyone know if there is a clock-radio solution on the market yet that receives the audio portion of the DTV television signals in a clock-radio footprint? I have an iHome which I use as my primary clock-radio for alarms and music (iPod), but would still like the option to listen to television periodically."
posted by ThyroidBob
on May 28, 2009 -
Recommendations for free private digital accommodations for a retired band's media? [more inside]
posted by bodega
on Mar 14, 2009 -
What factors should I be looking at when considering the purchase of a new digital camera. I know that a lot of people think more megapixels = better quality. But I have a 4 megapixel SLR that takes *infinitely* better pictures than a friend's 10 megapixel camera. Looking at the cameras, it is obvious: my SLR has huge lenses that are expensive, his has a tiny hole in the front. But I have no objective idea what makes the difference. Some cameras have "big lenses" that seem to be mostly for show. So I am trying to figure out what really goes into making a good picture, and how to calculate it. What specs should I look at and how should I look at them? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Please help me decide whether I should have my digital camera (Casio Exilim EX-Z750
) a) professionally repaired, b) upgraded at a discount, c) replaced with a completely different one or d) repaired by myself. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I'm interested in printing a few of my wife's digital photographs as a gift to her.
I don't know a thing about photography (my wife is the expert), so I'm looking for some advice.
Here's some details:
I have the original hi-res versions (she uses a Nikon D70, so I think the files are large jpegs).
I'm interested in pretty large prints - probably around 24" x 18".
I'm not too concerned about cost - my priorities are the highest possible quality, and longevity. Ideally, I'd love to use someone local (Boston, MA).
Can anyone recommend a printer? What specifically should I ask for? (Types of printing, types of paper, etc.).
Many thanks in advance!
posted by stuehler
on Dec 15, 2008 -