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by MikeGuzzo
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 159602

Need a new internal sound card

I have a Toshiba Satellite, and the sound card in it is pretty bad (I've noticed a difference in swing and non-swing music). I've added a Soundblaster X-Fi Go Pro! external sound card, and I'm still not getting the sound quality I would like. I'm debating either getting a new laptop or just upgradin...
by MikeGuzzo
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Big Band Crazy actual artist(s)?
Replies: 0
Views: 1665

*OPEN* Big Band Crazy actual artist(s)?

I have a CD that a friend loaned me a while back (2002) to add to my library. Unfortunately, this was before I started paying attention to things like who was actually making the music and just grabbing any tracks I could. The CD is TERRIBLE, because it adds a .midi drum machine boom-chick over top ...
by MikeGuzzo
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: worst request ever
Replies: 15
Views: 9982

I was in DC for an event a while back (March 2011), and they totally played 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' in the Spanish Ballroom on a band break in a non-ironic way. It was a major event, but the organizers weren't really on point for appealing to the more knowledgeable dancers. I think the worst r...
by MikeGuzzo
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for good Gypsy Swing suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 6253

Recently asked a stupid question and was directed here. In the course of my personal searching, I found CDBaby, and they actually have a subgenre of Gypsy Jazz. There's some digging involved, and not all of it is useful for us as DJs, but I did find a few gems in there.
by MikeGuzzo
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Gypsy Jazz
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Thanks, I looked through the list, but must have missed it.
by MikeGuzzo
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Is anyone else crazy enough to...
Replies: 14
Views: 11278

I like the idea for scanning, I typically include solos in my personal notes (I used to play in some jazz groups in college). I like some styles that certain instrumentalists play (Bunny Berrigan is a personal favorite), and I like to hear how some artists solo with different ensembles. I think I'm ...
by MikeGuzzo
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The last 5 songs of the night - managing the ending
Replies: 10
Views: 7408

A new favorite of mine is 'Undecided' by Ella Fitzgerald from the Live at the Savoy album, because at the end it's got a radio style announcement stating that that's it for the night. I don't use it always, but it's fun when I start using Tommy Dorsey's 'Dry Bones or Artie Shaw's 'Man from Mars' sin...
by MikeGuzzo
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Gypsy Jazz
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Gypsy Jazz

I've been a swing DJ for a while and trying to better classify my music as I improve my craft, and I'm looking to add more Gypsy Jazz style music to my library. I've got some, but I'd love some input on good places to look. Any and all suggestions are welcome, and thanks for the assistance in advance!