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 71 
 on: March 01, 2019, 12:36:54 am 
Started by keithtaruski - Last post by acg
Hi Peter,

This is all quite timely Peter, as I was about to start rearranging things in my MusicServer.  However, as I've never used XXHE Galleries I was going to go a different way by either combining volumes  or creating a storage space which are two tools available in W10 for effectively combining multiple drives.  To be honest I had not looked too far into which way I was going to go but now you have these Gallery instructions and I am not sure.

Have you seen those two W10 features before Peter and would you recommend them at all in the name of simplification or should I just forget about it?


Cheers,

Anthony

PS:  You've been quiet lately...I bet you are up to something new...haha.

 72 
 on: February 28, 2019, 06:50:11 pm 
Started by keithtaruski - Last post by PeterSt
Hi there Keith,

First off, get yourself a fast SSD (something which reads 550MB/sec is good enough). Assemble that in the Music Server PC (the PC where the music is attached to - your drive D:, F: and G:).

Format that SSD with the smallest cluster size (512 bytes).
You can give it a Drive Letter of Z: (others are allowed just the same, if you only don't use D: or X: in combination with the RAM-OS Disk (in your Audio PC - Stealth III in your case).

On the SSD, in the root, create a folder with a nice name, e.g. \Galleries.

Take very good care that you have the organization of your "Original Music Data" in the way XXHighEnd prescribes it. I'm saying this because after this post it will not as easy to change folder structures as prior to reading it. Happy Main rule : have a main root folder in each of your music drives (like MyMusic).

Now go to one of your music drives, select the Library Area (via the [ L ] button in the top of XXHighEnd) and select a few albums for a test. Right click on one of the now selected albums and choose Add to Gallery :


When you click Select you will see a screen similar to this :


... with the notice that in my case the Z: drive as a see it from the Audio PC (Stealth) refers to a C: drive in the Music Server PC (\\ST02 in my case) which in your case will be Z: as well (because that's what your new SSD will be named as per the above instructions).

Done ? then from here on you could set your Music Root in Settings like this :

and when you now refresh the Library Area, you will see appear the few test albums you just put to the \Gallery folder. Notice that the [ M ] button at the mouse pointer below, selects the Music Root.


Watch out : I assume no further structure in your music folders and which is not necessary either. However, you woould have the chance "today" to apply this structure, by making e.g. a subfolder in your Z:\Galleries : \Folk. Above you see that I did that. Now you could select per genre in your pile of music, and put it in a Folk folder. And Rock. And Classical and ... everything. Here :


which you'll find back in the left pane of XXHighEnd (Library Area active) :

Now, NOT assumed that you are going to do this, this will be your further procedure :

1. Make a complete volume (Drive) with music data appear in the Library Area;
2. Select all the Items in there;
3. Put them to your Z:\Gallery\ Gallery Folder;
4. Undoubtedly be hopelessly confronted with many things wrong in yout folder structure (the system will give messages BUT ALSO observe your XX Log File with errors !!); work through it until no errors appear and you'l have all nicely organized after it, meanwhile.
5. Back to #1 for the next volume/drive with music.

Notice that #3 can be re-done for a same selection when needed (it may be tough to find where you were at the hassle with #4).

When all has been worked through, you will have all your music accessible under one Music Root.

Watch out once more before you start :
It will be very good behavior when you make this general root like e.g. this :
Z:\Galleries\General\
why ? well, because later you WILL be using way more facilities with sub Gallery Folders. Like Demo and Nice Stuff which is where the other Root Buttons are for.


with here a glimps of a new feature in the next version, which is very cool and which makes all super-fast accessible ... *if* you define a few more things ...


... but then of course your must have the Gallery Structure a kind of structured and have a structure like (e.g.)
Z:\Galleries\General\
Z:\Galleries\AIF\
Z:\Galleries\Ambient\
Z:\Galleries\Audio Tests\
and not at the same level as where the latter 3 are, also all your music. Read : keep your Gallery Root clean.

Take good care with trying this all out and know that all can be manipulated back and forth but only through XXHighEnd. E.g.:


IOW, doing things behind the back of XXHighEnd and you will destroy the "database" (whle there isn't any) and things will mix up hopelessly (I myself would not be able to repair it).

Eh, have fun ?
Peter

 73 
 on: February 28, 2019, 05:56:00 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
This topic has been moved to XXHighEnd Support.

http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=4163.0

 74 
 on: February 28, 2019, 03:14:29 pm 
Started by keithtaruski - Last post by keithtaruski
Peter is it possible to have one Root for 3 different hard drives on one computer? If so how?I have 3 different Hard drives because I have so much music. They are D, F and G. How can I make one root to work for them all without changing the root each time I wish to play music from a different Drive? How can I play 1 song on my playlist from Drive D than another song on the playlist from Drive F and then Drive G and so on? Thankyou

 75 
 on: February 27, 2019, 01:18:53 pm 
Started by Robert - Last post by phantomax
Hello Stein,
 
My profile is updated and those settings work perfectly on my DAC. The best so far.

Regards

Maxi

 76 
 on: February 27, 2019, 01:03:32 pm 
Started by Robert - Last post by stoni
Dear all, Iím in the process of tuning in the new Mach III from Peter, I'll post my impressions later love this.

But, Maxi, in this tuning proses, I would be happy to try Special Mode (SM) again, but can't find any settings that work without distortion. I originally preferred SM over Adaptive, but got used to Adaptive I suppose, and forgot all about SM. Do you have a SM-setting that works for you? Maybe open another tread on thisÖ

Regards Stein

 77 
 on: February 21, 2019, 10:25:40 am 
Started by Robert - Last post by phantomax
if possible for your DAC, try to use KS Special Mode. If it works without ticks or buffer errors, it is "the best" (sadly not possible for NOS1 users).

Surfing the topic I found this that I've missed before so I gave it a try and the sound ...  Shocked ... ahh the sound is the most transparent and fluid than never before. The strings are more "stringy" to say it somehow.

Thank you guys for bring up this subject and thank you Peter for pointing it out for non NOS users. I had forgot this parameter for a long time. I tend to follow Peter's settings to the letter but I must bear in mind that my DAC is different.

Best regards

Maxi

 78 
 on: February 18, 2019, 03:26:25 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt

Haha !
Thank you, Richard.

Peter

 79 
 on: February 18, 2019, 09:25:16 am 
Started by Stanray - Last post by Stanray

A as mentioned above your problem most proberbly not the same but it might be worth replacing your short cable with a spare just to rule this out.


Hi Nick,

Thanks for your reaction, and I will try your suggestion and try another short cable.

I'll keep you informed.

Regards,

Stanley

 80 
 on: February 18, 2019, 09:21:25 am 
Started by Stanray - Last post by Stanray

Quote
Only after a longer period (say several days) it becomes harder to make the connection.

Does your DC-Offset remain the same throughout the days ? you could check each day before a first play session.


I will check the DC-offset in the coming period.

Thanks Peter!

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