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by JohnDyer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Music Editing Software
Replies: 24
Views: 13642

So a little late to the game but I'm finally checking out Audacity. My question is, if I already have my files LAME encoded the way I like into MP3s, then want to do some simple clipping of intros/outtros, how do I do that without changing the quality of the MP3 file - it looks like Audacity re-expo...
by JohnDyer
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7784

I actually use the search functions of BPM exclusively. I have filled in the comments tags with my own special ratings of style and ease of dancing to (not just BPM - I tend to go after a "feeling" first, then just make sure the BPM isn't extreme for what I'm looking for). I find that if I just "rem...
by JohnDyer
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7784

Interesting - very bad news about its new release, however as long as it keeps working the way it has I'll be happy. I've locked down my laptop from future updates, no web access, and am starting to turn things off using BlackViper's tips. Maybe one of you guys can answer this question I've had for ...
by JohnDyer
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7784

Are you still using BPM Studio Pro Jesse? I upgraded to the latest version (after it stopped working after a Windows update - d'oh!) and have been slowly turning my dj laptop into a standalone computer to cut down on all of the riff raff programs that don't need to be running. I _think_ I'm noticing...
by JohnDyer
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 162303

I have not posted lately, but, here is my current configuration: Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop (P4 2.8 GHz, 512 Mb RAM) Sound Blaster Audigy NX 2 Seagate 100 Gb portable hard drive I run the supplied Creative Labs Organizer to play my MP3s through the Audigy card and I run WinAmp to play through my int...
by JohnDyer
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PCDJ FX For Sale (auction)
Replies: 0
Views: 1856

PCDJ FX For Sale (auction)

I've put this on ebay here if anyone is interested. Full version with license. Never even used it 'cause I didn't give up PCDJ Red (now I have BPM Studio Pro). PM me with any questions. It is solid software, but be warned that it doesn't have a "Recordcase" player (you have to load a song into a pla...
by JohnDyer
Wed May 10, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ellington @ Newport 59 on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Up to $20 now. What do you think it's worth?
by JohnDyer
Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7784

Thanks Jesse - here are some more questions: 13. Do you have to use a dongle while operating BPM Studio? USB dongle? Can you modify the program to work without it? 14. The website suggests NOT running SP2 on XP. Do you run SP2 on XP? 15. How long will updates be free after purchase? Have you been ge...
by JohnDyer
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7784

BPM Studio Pro Software Questions

This probably belongs in the laptop djing thread, but I didn't want to have to dig down through 28 pages everytime someone can't get iTunes to do what they want For reference, my setup: Dell 700m 80G hard drive 512M RAM PCDJ Red Approx 6-7k songs within PCDJ Red Zonealarm, Norton only running when N...
by JohnDyer
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: LaLa - CD trading site
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Will probably be very popular with the crowd that wants to have the CD to rip to their harddrive and then send back into the system - a small price to pay, but like you said, it will probably be full of trendy pop or music that no one wants. I doubt they'll have much depth in variety (especially for...
by JohnDyer
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 43677

For you JR Media Center users, how many songs do you have indexed in its system? I have about 8000 songs in PCDJ Red right now (and growing), but my Recordcase groups (topical playlists) seem to be getting slower and slower. So I guess my question is: Will JR Media Center scale to say over 10,000 so...
by JohnDyer
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 162303

I'm thinking of getting a laptop for DJing in the near future. What min spec's do y'all recommend? 512MB of ram should probably be enough. To be sure, run your dj software and whatever else you'd normally run on another computer first and run the Task Manager (Windows) to see how much memory is bei...
by JohnDyer
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Storage Options
Replies: 10
Views: 3715

I use exclusively the original CD holders. Then the large collection is stored in very nice (but not cheap) metail drawers at home: http://www.can-am.ca/ Then I take to the radio station every week a 50 CD case logic container and a tote bag for large box sets (Mosaic and Proper). Because my shows ...
by JohnDyer
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Advice on preparing high sound quality mix CDs
Replies: 19
Views: 7589

I also wonder if the online music services do any modern processing on older tracks before they get compressed for sale. In that case in theory it's possible that the online version could sound better than the CD.
by JohnDyer
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Advice on preparing high sound quality mix CDs
Replies: 19
Views: 7589

Are the compression settings for iTunes, Napster2.0, Rhapsody and the like published? Is there documentation to support that a VBR Lame MP3 song sounds better than a compressed <insert online music service here> song? I guess you can do your own sound tests on a song by song basis - but sensitive au...