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by dana
Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 22273

Ok.. If you make a playlist for it, like from winamp or something, it gets put on the iRiver as a text file and played as-is. No editing on the fly. (note: Ipod does not support playlists at all afaik) If you're playing a song, however, and you want to search through and find the next song to play, ...
by dana
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 22273

I've only had it for a month, I'll admit, but I listen to it all day at work every day (40h/wk) and have had no troubles.

d.
by dana
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 22273

Dana, a couple of questions: 1. Do you laptop dj using it? 2. Can you pick which filesystem goes on it? (Like my Maxtor) 3. I care about DRM! Yay! 4. How many hours do you have on it? 5. Have you ever had a glitch or hiccough using it? 7. I assume it will handle VBR MP3s? I think all new ones do do...
by dana
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 22273

I just got a 20G iRiver ( http://www.iriveramerica.com ) which also comes in 40G. They're price-equivalent to the iPod, but better because: - Longer battery life (11-16 hr) - Firmware upgradeable - Plays tons of codecs, not just AAC/MP3 - No DRM (for those of us who care) - No iTunes, just drag-and-...
by dana
Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 8330

We have a little pitch control slider on the decks we DJ off; I only use it for Bei Mir Bist du Schoen, you know that part near the end where it speeds up? Well I just keep speedin' her up and speedin' her up 'til people are crashin' into each other and spinnin' around inta some kinda like black hol...
by dana
Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Top Most Coveted Album Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Oh man, the shipping on those are insane..

Priority mail $103
Air mail small packet $274
UPS $284

They haven't said what their reserve is..
by dana
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Irish Swing
Replies: 19
Views: 6111

It's scottish, not irish, but you could always play some version of Loch Lomond..
by dana
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 187177

djstarr wrote:And I'd love to get a good game of Texas Hold'em with the Dj's on the board; anyone who is at DCLX and wants to play (when we aren't dancing) just let me know.
Next time I'm in Seattle, yeah? I'm just learning how to play! <-- classic bluff maneuver
by dana
Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best Swing Compilations?
Replies: 16
Views: 6536

The Time Life stuff is pretty good but Jesse's comments are bang-on. I have maybe 5-6 of them from the 'net. Here are some google caches of the track listings, as they're gone from the site: One , Two If you can read german, you can find more listings by googling "time life swing era" d.
by dana
Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing 101
Replies: 16
Views: 11369

Sadly, Natch.net is no longer hosting videos.. does anyone know where else we can get'em?

d.
by dana
Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Underused/Rediscovered CD?
Replies: 21
Views: 5811

I just found 7 cds of mp3s (burnt as data, so ~50 albums) of stuff I archived a long time ago. Tons of Ella, Dinah, Fletcher Henderson and so on.. I can't wait to dig in!

d.
by dana
Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Your next computer: the quality of copied files
Replies: 14
Views: 6414

You know, I had a weird experience like this as well. I had a bunch of good mp3s that I burnt as audio and used for DJing. They were great. I burnt them as data to keep them as a backup, but now when I transfer them to my new computer from the data cds, they sound like they've been ripped at 62kbit ...
by dana
Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Motown
Replies: 108
Views: 47696

I'd rather do carolina shag myself. I never understood the concept of shoe-horning a musical genre into a dance, which seems to me to be the exact opposite of how it should be. I guess I'm agenda-ridden. Hm.. as usual, I'll say that if the song makes people want to dance, and they get up and dance ...
by dana
Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: R & B!
Replies: 12
Views: 3894

Another great set: the 3-CD "Okeh's Rhythm and Blues Story, 1949-57." Also, a 2-CD "Jumpin Like Mad" compilation on Capitol. If I could find that Capitol set, I'd be a happy girl. The OKeh set is good too. My scene was started during the Neo era and they spend a lot of time danc...
by dana
Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CD-R mix track information
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

CDDB ... does some sort of checksum on the CD or tracks to uniquely identify it. Just the CD, as far as I can tell. Of course, anyone who wants to can submit a new CD to CDDB or its generic clones - we added my boyfriend's brother's band last week. So if you were really keen, you could add the trac...