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by Robert Cullen
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 70609

I have the same audio card and had the same issue when using it in combination with Traktor. I fixed it by increasing the latency under preferences > audio setup. If that does not work, it might be that your PC performance is too low. Hope this helps.
by Robert Cullen
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

The Bernard Berhout CD "Let's Dance" is now available as digital download. For those of you who did not want to buy the CD because you only do MP3's, there is good news. Amazon is now selling the album as digital download. Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Bernard-His-Swing-Orchestra/dp/B00...
by Robert Cullen
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Anton, Sugarfoot stomp is not featured on the album. It does contains the following Goodman Classics: 1 Roll ‘Em 192 bpm 3:48 2 Minnie The Moochers Wedding Day 200 bpm 3:51 3 Jersey Bounce 126 bpm 3:26 4 St. Louis Blues 130 bpm 4:10 5 He Ain’t Got Rhythm 166 bpm 4:49 6 I Would Do Most Anything Fo...
by Robert Cullen
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Katie, thanks for your interest in the CD. The only official way to get a CD in the US is to order it via: http://www.bernardberkhout.com/letsdance/webshop.asp . The cost for the CD is 10 Euro plus 5 Euro for shipping. This can be paid via Paypal or credit card. I will also bring a few of them to...
by Robert Cullen
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Here is the tracklist (most numbers are instrumental; numbers 5, 10, 12 and 13 feature singer Leah Kline) 1 Roll ‘Em 192 bpm 3:48 2 Minnie The Moochers Wedding Day 200 bpm 3:51 3 Jersey Bounce 126 bpm 3:26 4 St. Louis Blues 130 bpm 4:10 5 He Ain’t Got Rhythm 166 bpm 4:49 6 I Would Do Most Anything F...
by Robert Cullen
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

:D Well it has taken us some time (more than a year), but I am really pleased with the result. The CD "Let's Dance" by the Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra contains fourteen great dance tunes made popular by Bennie Goodman. There is a mix of tempos, the length of all songs is around 3 to 4 minutes a...
by Robert Cullen
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 70609

I just bought an NI Audio 2 DJ. This is a USB powered audio card with two outputs. These can both be used as output to an amplifier or for headphones. So far it seems to work really well with my Samsung NC10 netbook. I did have to put the latency to a high value, but as far as I can I can tell, that...
by Robert Cullen
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Katie, rereading my answer to your post I realised that it can be interpreted as dismissive and that was certainly not my intention. While I do not share your opinion I know that probably a lot of other people will. As such thanks for your elaborate post. It will certainly help in giving directio...
by Robert Cullen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Katie, thanks for your thoughts. Yours was a line of reasoning that I was not expecting. In your post you talk about us. I assume that you refer there to us Lindy Hop DJs. Being a Lindy Hop DJ myself I do not agree with your point of view (just like Alex I love the Bennie Goodman small group reco...
by Robert Cullen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright Issues: Recording Old Material for New Albums
Replies: 13
Views: 3888

Hi Reuben and Sam, in the Netherlands we have an organization that acts as an intermediate for copyright claims: http://www.bumastemra.nl/en-US/Home.htm . From what I read on their web-site I guess it will be most likely that we have to pay them since it states: "Remuneration is also not required if...
by Robert Cullen
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright Issues: Recording Old Material for New Albums
Replies: 13
Views: 3888

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by Robert Cullen
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Haydn, thanks for your elaborate answer. We are still working on the list of songs to be recorded, but the bulk will be for certain songs from the second half of the thirties. It is very likely that songs like Swingtime in the Rockies, Downsouth Camp Meeting and Roll'em will make it to the CD. Al...
by Robert Cullen
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Hi Andy, yes the recording will be done by the band that played at the most recent Amsterdam Lindy Exchange (and yes, in a similar line up). The good news is that they will also play at the coming Amsterdam Lindy Exchange (first weekend of July). Unfortunately you will not be able to pick up the alb...
by Robert Cullen
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Trevor and Alex, thanks for the suggestions. However I am more interested in your opinions as DJ's than in the opinion of the band leaders you refer to (although I would not mind them chiming in). The people that I work with know a lot about recording technique, but they do not know what appeals mos...
by Robert Cullen
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13657

Recording technique recommended for a new big band album

I am part of a group of people that is trying to shape a CD of a big band that plays Bennie Goodman material and new material in Bennie Goodman style. One of the questions that came up was which recording technique should be used. I know there was already a thread on recording techniques called "New...