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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 08:58:15 am »

The Reference Setting will always sound closest to the original, because it only adjusts the AGC (similar to Ots), so there it should only be used a starting point (reference).

 "it should only be used a starting point" is a personal opinion. I use the reference setting like so many others do, power 50 speed 50 range 50 bass normal bass shape 0 and it sounds great. I find the "French Kiss" way too wet....but to each his own
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 05:27:41 pm »

I guess I should have left well enough alone.
Back to reference setting for the time being.
Thanks for the input.

Btw, Yes, Ots DSP is turned off.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2018, 05:18:31 pm »

"it should only be used a starting point" is a personal opinion. I use the reference setting like so many others do, power 50 speed 50 range 50 bass normal bass shape 0 and it sounds great. I find the "French Kiss" way too wet....but to each his own

Anything I write here is only a personal opinion (which we were asked to express).

I assume that you are listening in the comfort of your lounge room, and I agree that many of the presets over-process in that environment. However, BA1 is primarily designed for broadcast processing, where the name of the game is to sound louder than the opposition stations. This is a fine line to tread, because radio receivers take many forms, and the preset which sounds good in a good quality car or home audio system may sound awful in other radio configurations. As I said, my AM station is in rural Australia, where most listeners tune in on everything from mono tractor radios, old mantle systems and bedside clock radios, so "wet" is actually a good choice.

Obviously, any of the "stereo enhancement" presets are useless for AM, but our sister FM station and streaming service has settled on "Twente".
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2018, 05:39:50 pm »

I guess I should have left well enough alone.
Back to reference setting for the time being.

Don't give up hope. It is a time-consuming process, and there may never be a completely "right" option - especially if you are mixing genres in different sound hours. Most of the recently produced "pop" songs already have a lot of electronics going on. The preset which makes them jump out of the radio would probably not work with "Easy Listening" or earlier recordings.

The developer of BreakAway (Leif Claesson) has also developed the software for the Omnia 9 hardware which many stations use. It has so many options and controls, that a good sound engineer will take many hours tweaking to get just the right sound, and will revisit the settings from time to time to confirm that they are still at the leading edge.

"Hasten slowly".
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2018, 08:44:00 am »

The hardware/software products milk is referring to are very price hefty and are not needed, if you've got that kind of money to spend then great,  but most of us do not. The basic breakaway reference setting is much better than what comes with ots and find it a very good choice.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 01:00:26 pm »

I do appreciate all the feedback. But milky, you are right that I wont find that one preset being that we play all genres.
So I did do a couple changes.
Its at reference setting.
First, I upd the bitrate to 256 aac from 128 (which may or may not make that much of a difference)
And I ticked on the stereo enhancer (its at 48).
I may change it to reference hot because I do want that little extra but well see.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 04:04:43 pm »

Increasing the bitrate will make a difference to listeners with high-end equipment, but do little for the average punters. It will, of course, dramatically increase your bandwidth and data usage, which may restrict the number of listeners who can login.

I am liking the new "Nebula" preset available with the latest release. Still got some comparisons to do in different environments, but it sounds clean and open with modern CM, and doesn't make old recordings sound "tinny".
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