ZDL Reel-To-Reel ANALOG STUDIO skin for WINAMP-5 released

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Post by Mike Zee » Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:38 pm

Hi all. <BR>As you may know by now, Winamp-5 is officially released at winamp.com <BR>So I've updated/redesigned ZDL-ANALOG Studio Reel-To-Reel skin for winamp-5 specificly. There are couple of differences and new features in winamp-5. <BR>BTW is works much better than winamp-5. It is also technicly winamp2.xx player, but it supprts free form skins along with some other improvements and new features. <BR>I also released winamp-5 version of ZDL-GOLD STACK stero-system skin. <BR>You can try these skins/download here: <A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/skins.htm" TARGET="_blank">ZDL-Skins page</A> <BR>If you do not use winamp-5, then don't download these skins, because they will not work correctly with winamp-2/nor winamp-3. <BR>If you get winamp-5, keep in mind that by default it replaces your winamp2 ...the directory is: C:&#92;Program Files&#92;Winamp <BR>This also means, that if you currently have winamp-3, then you may keep it as separate player from winamp-3. Winamp-3 still may exist on your system in directory C:&#92;Program Files&#92;Winamp3 <BR>SO! To use winamp-5 skins you need to make sure that you install winamp-5 first, and then make sure that you download and save winamp5skin.wal file in directory: C:&#92;Program Files&#92;Winam&#92;Skins <BR> <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>/respects, <BR>Mike Zee aka Dr ZEE <BR><A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/dub_lab.htm" TARGET="_blank">ZEE DUB LAB</A>

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ZDL Reel-To-Reel ANALOG STUDIO skin for WINAMP-5 released

Post by HM » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:46 am

Cool :-&#41; a big work i guess, maybe you <BR>could impliment a real tube-algoritm in <BR>the signal path :-&#41;

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Post by Mike Zee » Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:19 am

hey, Henrik <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> The tube IS there !!! heh heh lol it took me many hours to make it sort of look like a tube and make it work &#40;light on/off&#41; on/off when playing/stopping ..... I've also just last night spent a few hours "installing/replacing" tape-guiding roller stands and make them spin - brand new parts and I fixed the VU lights &#40;they did not work while playing in previous version&#41;... I also alighned heads and took dust and rust off here and there ...hah hah <BR> <BR>BTW! don't forget to check color themes. This is new extra in this version... Main Menu/Options/Color Themes &#40;you get main menu just by right-click anywhere&#41;. The color themes are kinda silly, but the usefull are: "Evening Light", "Rainy Day" and "Sunny Day" - these themes adjust overall brightness of the skin. "Normal" &#40;default&#41; theme is the darkest. I had many complains in the past that this skin is too drak...so now you can adjust it for your computer screen's brightness for the best look. <BR> <BR>I still have to find time to update Audiophile System with Tubes for wa-5.... it's allot of borring work, but I just have to do it... my duty now ...LOL <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>god, I can't type straight no mo' <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>In the post above I type: <BR><FONT COLOR="ff0000">BTW is works much better than winamp-5</FONT> <BR>Correct reading should be: <BR><FONT COLOR="119911">BTW it &#40;winamp-5&#41; works much better than winamp-3</FONT> <BR> <BR>...grrrrrrrrrrrr, and I had no drink today at all, not a drop of rum ;&#41; <BR> <BR>/later ... <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/MZ aka Dr. ZEE

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Post by HM » Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:06 pm

Its cool, how to adjust colors ? <BR>could I make the front green ? <BR> <BR>HM <BR> <BR>btw <BR> <BR>dubs sound better real to real :-&#41;

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Post by Mike Zee » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:52 pm

<FONT COLOR="ff0000">dubs sound better real to real :-&#41; </FONT> <BR> <BR>lol..hah.... actually even the skin got nothin' to do with sound, but I've noticed this too... it's one of those mysteries of brain... I guess visual prtion sometimes can effect brain't auricular zones ...or something like that <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>How to adjust colors? <BR> You can't <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... rt/sad.gif" ALT=":&#40;"> <BR>This actually was discussed many times in the past in winamp's phorums. It would take a special programing in deeper root of winamp. But the color-themes feature at least lets to 'pre-program' some color-sets in the skin design. <BR>Technicly speaking, creating color-themes comes to three steps: <BR>1. Define parts in layout which to be separatly effected by 'gamma' settings <BR>2. asign 'gamma group' id-names to specified elements. <BR>3. Define gamma-settings parameters for each 'gamma group' for the 'theme' <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>so, to summ-up: this color-thems are fixed/pre-designed in the skin-file. They are not adjustable from player interface. You only can switch between themes.... similar to non-editable factory presets in synth/effect processors etc.....heh heh <BR> <BR>Henrik, if you really really want some special color set/look which does not exist in the color-themes list...let me know... I can try to create it and add a theme. Which parts - what color? <BR>However, it's a bit triky and has limitations....like I can not separate small details/parts etc.... Gamma effect works similar to "photo-filter" effect. <BR>There are couple green themes there "Green Light and Lime ligt" themes ...try them ....MainMenu/Options/Color Themes. <BR>Also for faster color themes preview do this: <BR>Main Menu/Options/Preferences <BR>In Preferences at the left click Skins/Modern Skins, then in the right part of this window click "Color Themes" tub, <BR>Now you have color themes list, select theme and push "Set Theme" button. This way you can quikcly compare and find the theme you like the most. <BR>I would not say color themes look so great thou.... it's more for fun. Again the best use of it is that there are couple of 'brightness themes, because different computer screens really effect the look of everything, and it is not possible to design something just by creating graphical images and expect it to look the same on any computer... <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/M Zee aka Dr. ZEE

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Post by Mike Zee » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:06 pm

One extra note, because pople keep asking me about this. <BR>To switch between reel-to-reel full view to cassette compact view push small yellow button in between the reels, to switch back to reel-to-reel - yellow button in the right-top corner. <BR>You also can switch between views by double-clicking ZDL-AMP title. <BR>Double click ZDL-title bar also switches EQ view from full to compact and back. <BR>So called "advanced view in EQ" is nothing more, but it adds Balance and X-Fad slider at the buttom. <BR>All other buttong have hover effect so you see which button does what.... <BR> <BR>If anybody have any specific questions regarding this skin or any winamp-5 question, contact me from this page: <A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/contact.htm" TARGET="_blank">Contact Mike Zee</A> <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/MZ aka Dr ZEE

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Post by HM » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:17 pm

Mike,... stop the struggles !!! :-&#41; <BR> <BR>It&acute;s nice as it is and not your duty being <BR>"time-traped" I use it now in a new desktop <BR>lay out, thanks, gives some athmosphere :-&#41; <BR> <BR>HM

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Post by Mike Zee » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:40 pm

<FONT COLOR="ff0000">struggles</FONT> is OUR way of life .... :-&#41; <BR> <BR>merry comin' <FONT COLOR="119911">X-mas</FONT> , btw <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>/mz

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Post by HM » Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:20 pm

Yes same to you, and a good 2004, <BR> <BR>HM

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Post by Mike Zee » Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:54 am

THNX, man... <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>ok, now also AUDIOPHILE three-TUBE 'system' is ready for winamp-5. It's third skin on the page: <A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/skins.htm" TARGET="_blank">ZDL skins</A> <BR>I've added also some color themes to this one <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>also I've found a KUUUL video at winamp.com: 'Night Nurse' by Sly and Robbie feat Simply Red. It's in videos section, then go to world category/page 4. <BR>Here's direct link to that page, but I'm not sure if the link will work: <BR><A HREF="http://www.winamp.com/videos/browse.php ... 15&mtype=V" TARGET="_blank">MusicVideos-World page 4 at winamp</A> <BR>there's also B Marley live "Get Up Stand Up" on the next page 5... <BR>check em out ... <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/Mike Zee aka Dr.ZEE

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Post by HM » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:41 am

WOW,.. real nice,.. I need a Night-Nurse also <BR> <BR>"tell her it&acute;s a case of emergency", cool :-&#41; <BR> <BR>btw. Gregory Issacs version is cool also, hes <BR>vocal fits this number to perfection I guess <BR> <BR>Sly & Robbie rocks, big physically :-&#41;, and <BR>as artist/players, had the plessure to see <BR>them with the ancient "taxi gang" at free <BR>capitol "christiania" &#40;DK&#41; long time ago, they <BR>look the same still, Simply Red is getting old, <BR>like I,.... :-&#41; <BR> <BR>HM

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Post by Mike Zee » Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:42 pm

gettin' old is a pleasure <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">.. he heh <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>speaking of S&R, they rullll.... in so many ways. <BR>Do you have this one: <A HREF="http://www.hip-o.com/releasedetail.asp?id=3145208392" TARGET="_blank">Ultimate Collection - In Good Company</A>, this is one of my fav disc, which I actually spin for pleasure ..and not just for 'coolness'. This is very MUSICAL collection, great performers, not too overdubbbbbbed, just testefully... This CD is very nicely design..very retro and supa'cool booklet. <BR> <BR>/mz aka Dr ZEE

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Post by Mike Zee » Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:17 am

<IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>Just made an update. I've realized that so-called thinger component in winamp-5 actually has no meaning as it was in winamp-3. So I've converted thingers in in winamp-5 versions into something else. There still all the buttons access to other winamp's windows there. <BR> <BR>In ZDL ANALOG STUDIO-5 I've renamed the "Thinger" into ZDL-Lab component, and so The 'big knob' &#40;former "TH" button&#41; now is "Z"-button. It opens this component, wich has generally the same layout as thinger was, but with different stuff. <BR>Here's the shot: <BR><IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... 10/650.gif" ALT="zdl lab component"> <BR>Now there's a little fun custom-visualisation there called "Dr. ZEE mini-band visualisation". It has seven buttons selector, switching scenes: zdl-mask VUs, guitar &#40;showing&#41;, drummer, bassist, drummer and bassist, organist, and the band. <BR>So these little 'people in the band' are reacting to the beat of the music, creating a mini-illusion of playing band. <BR>The default "scene1" is a flashing golden mask with tiny analog and digital VU-meters, which actually DO react to the playing sound level <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">. <BR>To browse through scenes just click buttons under the mini-screen. <BR>Also there's is extra big timer&#124;clock there, which shows track's time while playing and Current Clock Time while stopped. <BR> <BR>well, this is all for extra fun.... <BR>to download this version ge here: <A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/skins.htm" TARGET="_blank">zdl skins</A> <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>Mike Zee aka Dr. ZEE

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Post by Mike Zee » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:01 am

ok, one more update... maybe final <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">...heh <BR>Analog VU-meter and six-track meters used to be just visual animation, which means that they were not true-meters. <BR>Now I've made them actually reflecting level of playing audio file. This makes the whole thind more 'real'. <BR>However, I still am looking into possabilities to make meters action more 'viually pleasant'. This is a tough one. I am trying to work-out script and associated graphical files... <BR>but now at least the machine is 'functional'. <BR>HM, try this version...see if you may like it. If you do, you may want to save the older version &#40;or rename the file&#41; first, so you can compare in decide which looks/works better on your computer/screen... <BR>The new file can be downloaded: <A HREF="http://www.mzentertainment.com/skins.htm" TARGET="_blank">here - skins</A> <BR> <BR>/later, <BR>/Mike Zee aka Dr. ZEE

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Post by Unkle FA » Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:11 am

yes Mike, <BR> <BR>Nice video shot wid Sly& R. <BR>I've got the vynil of this Nihgt Nurse version , ther's also a cool version of Groove Corporation on this vynil. But 1st time that I see the video...hanx 4 that! <BR> <BR>GUIDANCE & PROTEKSHAN <BR>IRIE NU YEAR 2004 <BR>UNKLE FA <BR>www.piratedub.com

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Post by Mike Zee » Fri Jan 02, 2004 12:00 pm

UNKLE FA, <BR>wow, It must sound soooooooo cool on vynil. What exacty the title/record lable? I may search for it. <BR>yeah! this video is super-cool... actually more I watch it more I love it... really tasteful to my eye...and I'm very picky. It's cool, yet smooth, it's sexy, yet not offensive... and with all the details ..just made right. <BR>Btw, walking on the street with drum-sticks - is a dangerous thing <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>and now you know that Black Fender Jass-Bass is The CHOICE <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">...lol <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>Mike Zee aka Dr. ZEE

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Post by Unkle FA » Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:23 am

Yes Mike , <BR> <BR>Me had 2 different CDsingles but when I'd got the vynil , I re-send da Cds... <BR> <BR>Me got no time to tell U all infos about this 9 traxs Vynil cos I prepare next date 4 Piratedub &#40;8th jan. in Paris&#41; but after I'll send U all this . I guess Simply Red was real involved in this prod. <BR> <BR>donnot hesitate to remind me that direct on <A HREF="mailto:biotekdub@wanadoo.fr">biotekdub@wanadoo.fr</A> <BR>GUIDANCE <BR>UF

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Post by Unkle FA » Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:23 am

Yes Mike , <BR> <BR>Me had 2 differents CD singles but when I'd got the vynil , I re-send da Cds... <BR> <BR>Me got no time to tell U all infos about this 9 traxs Vynil cos I prepare next date 4 Piratedub &#40;8th jan. in Paris&#41; but after I'll send U all this . I guess Simply Red was real involved in this prod. <BR> <BR>donnot hesitate to remind me that direct on <A HREF="mailto:biotekdub@wanadoo.fr">biotekdub@wanadoo.fr</A> <BR>GUIDANCE <BR>UF

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Post by Unkle FA » Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:27 am

Mike , <BR> <BR>me send U a cool "best whish 4 2004 - e-card" with my other mail adress : <A HREF="mailto:ibelive@wanadoo.fr">ibelive@wanadoo.fr</A> <BR> <BR>Hope U 'd like it!! <BR>U.F.

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Post by Mike Zee » Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:01 am

<IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>THanX for wild greets pic <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">, U.F. <BR>heh heh ...this one maybe is a bit too-free for general public thou...;&#41; lol <BR>no worry to bout' sending me all info about the vynil...I'll search on the net... if it's available somewhere I'm sure I can find it... <BR>happy nu year to U-too, <BR> <BR>/respects, <BR>/Mike Zee aka Dr. ZEE

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