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by mr. e
Sat May 21, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song-of-the-day list (songs by recording day!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

I found some hits on the Jazz Discography site. Use google an a search query such as: site:jazzdisco.org inurl:session-index "May 20" . I havn't looked at jazzdiscography.com yet, which also seems to have extensive data. I'm currently reindexing my music database so I can search for arbitrary dates,...
by mr. e
Fri May 20, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song-of-the-day list (songs by recording day!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

Song-of-the-day list (songs by recording day!)

Hi everybody, Recently I noticed that one of my favorite songs was actually recorded on my birthday. That brought me the idea of building a "recording of the day" list, i.e. a catalog of nice danceable songs sorted by recording date. Essentially, that gives you a special song for each day, to build ...
by mr. e
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: mixing styles
Replies: 11
Views: 7051

People like the ends of the music, too: You can do some poses, you can bring your current partner off the floor etc. Also I usually will start dancing at the beginning of a new song. So if you remove the beginnings, I might actually dance less often, since there are less "proper" points to start dan...
by mr. e
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM tools for Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 14560

Essentially, operating systems process events at a certain rate. For me, this turned out to be 125 Hz if I recall correctly. Are you referring to the timer rate (you can crank it up, or not use it at all by setting your own NMIs) or the USB poll loop (you can crank that up, too)? Depends on your da...
by mr. e
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM tools for Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 14560

Some time ago I played around with my own BPM tapping tool. It worked quite nicely, with statistics to actually give me an estimation of how stable my tapping was. I wondered why I never really got below the +- 2 bpm mark. At some point I investigated closer. Essentially, operating systems process e...
by mr. e
Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux DJing
Replies: 5
Views: 5982

I'm not DJing a lot. But since I've given up on Windows some 10 years ago, I obviously also use Linux for DJing. (Windows is not exactly what you'd switch to for stability, would you?) There is a DJ app included with many distributions called " mixxx ", from http:/www.mixxx.org/ I havn't really used...
by mr. e
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 66416

It's definitely worth getting familiar with USB sound devices on your laptop. At our local club, there is a direct USB input to the mixer. This seems to give the best sound quality: I guess it goes digitally into the actual mixing circuit. It seems to ignore the volume control on the PC though, but ...
by mr. e
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 5998

You can dance Collegiate Shag to a lot of songs, actually. Just look for a bouncy feeling. I remember that one song we used a lot in the classes was actually an Ella tune (Sorry, which one exactly has slipped my mind). These may be a bit on the slower side, but I figure you're fine with training tem...
by mr. e
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: current/modern/club music that you can somewhat lindy to?
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

current/modern/club music that you can somewhat lindy to?

Note: I'm *not* looking for music to play at a Swing event. Had to put that first. What we're planning to do is lindy bombing in regular clubs . So we'll wear our club shirts and drop into random clubs and show them some real dancing to get them interested in swing dancing (and then hopefully into ...
by mr. e
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: High-speed tagging?
Replies: 14
Views: 10657

I use "exfalso" a lot. But it does lack some features I'd need, such as a fast tabular edit when fixing whole albums; still it pretty much satisfies my tagging needs (so I'm not planning writing my own tagging application. :-)). I does support multiple Comment and Genre tags (the latest ID3 standard...
by mr. e
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a custom DJ software
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Oh - another handy thing they do is to place a marker by each track that's already in your current playlist (white), or that you've played during this set (red). Can be useful. Yeah, I had that on my To-Do list already. IMHO a must have. I'll also want to add a marker when a very similar title is a...
by mr. e
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 63224

I love this song. A Melbourne band called The Red Hot Rhythmakers do a really top notch version of it live. I love the Red Hot Rhythmakers. We had them visit Munich last year, and they were awesome. I think they were sold out on one of their CDs after their Munich stop, despite having some more tou...
by mr. e
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Munich Lindy Exchange (with Oktoberfest) 17.9.-21.9.2009
Replies: 0
Views: 2744

Munich Lindy Exchange (with Oktoberfest) 17.9.-21.9.2009

As every year, the Munich Lindy Exchange is Co-Located with Oktoberfest. And yes, of course we'll take you to Oktoberfest. Also we'll do a boat cruise on a nearby lake this year and our famous swinging city tour. http://www.lindyexchange.de/lindy/img/Balken_TOP_2009.gif Here's all the information: h...
by mr. e
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a custom DJ software
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Thank you for the feedback! On applications with a configurable screen layout, I'm of course interested in screenshots, too. Some notes: reordering (search) results : yes, definitely is useful. But there is an issue with allowing "fuzzy" searches (which will return much more results than intended): ...
by mr. e
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a custom DJ software
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

P.S. yes, it deliberately doesn't include any "library" management. I figure that is not something you'd do while DJing. So it should be fine to do that with a separate app. Anyway it's something I'd add later. As for the software design, I'll go with a separate task that does the actual playback th...