-IT info & Links
All links presented below were valid at time of compilation of this page (10/10/03). If you notice a broken link, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
RADUGA: a discussion
board maintained by Wolfgang Loch dedicated to Raduga Automation Software.
JUKE: a discussion
board maintained by Wolfgang Loch dedicated to Juke, a free audio player
CHRIS MYDEN MP3 FORUM:
a very informative site about ripping and mp3.
HYDROGEN AUDIO DISCUSSION:
a number of specialised forums about audio, audio encoding, or audio utilities.
COOLEDIT: the official CoolEdit Forum from Syntrillium no longer exists, the product is now distributed by Adobe under the name "Adobe Audition". A new forum dedicated to this product can be found at:
WINAMP: the official
AUDIO FORUMS - a
collection of forums relevant to PCs technology, a good source of information
about hardware, software, drivers etc.
CD-R DISCUSSION FORUM:
a collection of discussion boards covering many topics of interest about
PC hardware and software.
DRIVER GUIDE – a
good source of information when looking for drivers.
ADAPTEK: Go here
to get your genuine ASPI drivers – READ the installation instructions
with care, especially for XP. [Note: this link has vanished of late... Use Forced ASPI - below].
FORCED ASPI: The
last resort ASPI driver utility from Afterdown.
WINPROXY: an affordable
proxy server for Windows, includes a mail server and lots of security
features - very reliable and flexible. Winproxy also comes with a mail
DOUBLE IMAGE: Double Image 5.0 is world class backup and restore software. The features and 'easy-to-use' interface are impressive. This application can be used to ensure that audio files kept on a central server are replicated at regular intervals onto the hard drive of a local studio machine - hence ensuring access to vital promos and station's ID should the network fall over...
ABOUT TIME: a very
reliable careware program allowing the synchronisation of your PC clock
against standard time reference signals found on the Internet. Can also
be used as a time server over your LAN.
RADUGA by WOLOSOFT:
this is the site maintained by Wolfgang Loch of WoLoSoft International,
the creator of Raduga Automation Software and Juke, a free audio player
RADUGA dot NET:
this is the US site for Raduga maintained by Bill Spry.
home of Audiograbber (the best CD ripper &mp3 encoder for Windows)
maintained by Jackie Franck. Spending some time on this site is a "must"
if you are new to ripping and mp3 technology.
XINGTECH: the home
of Audiocatalyst, once the best ripping package around for Windows.
However, this application only works with the Xing codec, and the development
of Audiocatalyst has somewhat slowed-down since Xing was taken over by
CDPARANOIA: the CD
digital audio extraction application for Linux.
COOLEDIT: one of the best editing tool for radio under Windows. Syntrillium no longer exists, the product is now distributed by Adobe under the name "Adobe Audition". A new site dedicated to this product can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.htmlSupport can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/support/products/audition.html
AUDACITY: A free sound editor for Windows and Linux. Audacity is being developed by a team of volunteers under the open-source model.
TOTAL RECORDER: a cost effective recording & editing package for PC. It comes in a number of versions.
WINAMP: a free audio
player for Windows, and a gift to mankind…
MP3 DECODER: a very
handy mp3 decoder by Eric Hoffman. Version 1.9 (mp3dec19.exe) can be found at:
NCH TONE GENERATOR:
a shareware tone generator for line-up of equipment from the PC.
LAME PROJECT: the
home of the LAME mp3 encoder, arguably one of the best (free) mp3 encoder
around. Just download the latest stable version for Windows, unzip it
and drop the file >lame_enc.dll< into AudioGrabber, you are ready
BLADE & VORBIS ENCODERS:
The home of the Blade mp3 encoder (now discontinued) and of Vorbis, a
new and exciting development in audio coding.
OPTICOM: the home
of the Fraunhofer family of mp3 codecs, arguably the best mp3 codecs around.
Unfortunately, these codecs are rather costly, and whilst they were once
upon a time a "must have", recent developments with open source
products such as Lame and Blade have taken some of the gloss away…. All
the same, a good source of information about the technology.
RADIUM CODEC: DivX ;-) the MPEG4 Hi-Res Video Codec 3.1alpha release. A search under "Google" may point you in the right direction...
the home of the very fast Xing MP3 Encoder (x3enc.exe). Nowadays, there
are better codecs around, i.e. Lame. However, there is still a place for
this old friend; the x3enc.exe is one of the only codec that will convert
a mono PCM file into an mp3 file. It will also blind you with speed, hence
very suitable for news and current affairs type material. Note: Audiograbber
will load the x3enc.exe file as an external codec.
A LIST OF
MP3 CODECS: published by the mp3-tech site, a little old, but the
links are valid – good information.
MP3 RADIFIED: Rad's
guide to ripping and encoding CD audio – This guide presents what many
people in the
encoding scene consider the *best* way to rip CD audio music &
encode MP3s. Dedicated to freeware products. You will also find on this site an excellent guide to the use of Norton Ghost - check it out!
DO MP3 ENCODERS SOUND
DIFFERENT?: a very informative analysis of performance associated
with various mp3 encoders by Will Ryu. Read it.
MPEG.ORG: a very
comprehensive collection of mp3 resources.
the world's largest Open Source software development website, with the
largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the
CHRIS MYDEN MP3 INFORMATION:
a wealth of information about free packages (rippers and encoders).
ASPI PROBLEMS (?):
The definitive article by Chris Myden. The good news is, there is no need
to turn the clock back to 1999 before installing ASPI ME. All above board
– get your drivers direct from Adaptek.
THE RADIO SITE: a
very comprehensive list of commercial software products used in radio,
complete with links for sites and demos.
Radio Broadcast Engineering
21 Parsons Street
Rozelle NSW 2039
02 / 9818 4139
0413 584 201
87 726 021 975