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by The Peanut Vendor
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cog with iTunes - mac laptop DJing
Replies: 12
Views: 6440

Cog with iTunes - mac laptop DJing

For all mac users: Tonight I stumbled across a little music player called Cog, which has gotten me very excited: http://cogx.org/ First, it can output to any soundcard. Secondly, you can drag & drop from iTunes into Cog. Basically what this means: You can configure Cog as your Master and iTunes as y...
by The Peanut Vendor
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

:lol: Apparently I'm not the only person with the bright idea: http://www.swingknoxville.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2405&highlight=#2405 http://www.yehoodi.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=79675&sid=fef820fea9ebf05f626ae5b80c1e64b6 (I still like my solution a bit better because the previewing happens in i...
by The Peanut Vendor
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

It seems that Jack OSX and Soundflower may work instead of Detour. Here are the links... I'll try them out later this week.

http://www.jackosx.com/
http://www.cycling74.com/products/soundflower
by The Peanut Vendor
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.

I figured out a 1-keystroke solution to add selected songs from iTunes to another audio player (Audion 3). This solution allows you to cue up songs using iTunes, and play your master line on Audion using 2 separate soundcards. -put songs from iTunes to Audion using a shortcut key. -use 2 soundcards ...
by The Peanut Vendor
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing & Cueing on a Mac
Replies: 11
Views: 5853

Detour application

Did I mention this app yet for mac? It's called Detour. http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/. It allows you to specify which program will use which soundcard. I do without iTunes and DJ1800 because I don't like how DJ1800 stops when it's library is being updated. I use Audion 3 with Itunes. I use Audi...
by The Peanut Vendor
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: re:
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

re:

I disagree that the record companies etc are simply a business responding to supply and demand. MTV, Much Music, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner, etc basically dictate what is going to be played and how much. There are many, many horrible songs that have been released into this world, but have become po...
by The Peanut Vendor
Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Music Editing Software
Replies: 24
Views: 15073

I've used Audacity before, it isn't terrible and it's freeware. Audacity is pretty good; I've used it a few times. Plus there are plug-ins you can add to do more functions than what is default. ..you can change the tempo without changing the pitch. I thought that was a pretty neat feature of audaci...
by The Peanut Vendor
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Everyone wants to be a DJ
Replies: 18
Views: 9264

Tell 'em that they can DJ all they want in Edmonton, Canada... we're a little short on dj's :)
by The Peanut Vendor
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting the most out of iTunes
Replies: 34
Views: 14978

AFAIK, there is currently no id3 field for BPM. which sucks. One program I used actually created a id3 field for BPM... iTunes read the BPM field, but unfortunately it didn't carry the decimal place, so my songs were apparently 2000 bpm. Not sure where iTunes stores bpm. I'm going to use some other ...
by The Peanut Vendor
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beginner lindy hopper music suggestions???
Replies: 11
Views: 5778

A growing number of people don't like ripping off songs/cd's that they haven't bought. Since I run the same club I instruct for, I'd rather not take chances by burning CD's for students, and keep a positive image for everyone. Plus it's less work :) I've been going the box-set route for getting my m...
by The Peanut Vendor
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beginner lindy hopper music suggestions???
Replies: 11
Views: 5778

Beginner lindy hopper music suggestions???

Here's a dilemma I'm sure lots of you have run into. A beginner lindy hopper is looking for a good album to dance to. Ie, They are looking for something slower (100-150 bpm), and I want to recommend something that swings. Well, it can even be bad swing music - I don't care. All they want is somethin...
by The Peanut Vendor
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: advice for buying sound equipment
Replies: 38
Views: 18729

I ended up getting one powered speaker for my classes. Peavey SP10, a bi-amped 270W powered speaker. $410 CAD before taxes. Used it yesterday, and it's sweet for lessons! Just hook it straight up to my diskman, and it's a system. Much better sound quality and power than a boom-box... even if it cost...
by The Peanut Vendor
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Audio Equipment for Swing Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 3823

Audio Equipment for Swing Lessons

Hey, I'm looking to purchase some sort of audio setup that will work well for teaching swing classes. I've been debating whether to go with a sizeable boombox, or a small dj system. Room size: 700 square feet, 30'x25'-ish, 80 person capacity. Class size: max, 24 people. Frequency of classes: 1-3 day...
by The Peanut Vendor
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 27326

My suck list: "Oops my bad", mentioned earlier "In the mood" 'tis true - it's not very good. dancing to it feels very blah. I've got this Dick Haymes album. It's all big-band, but it simply doesn't swing at all. I'm guessing it's a late 40's cut, but gad it sucks! "Dick Haymes - Complete Columbia Re...
by The Peanut Vendor
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The best. request. ever.
Replies: 159
Views: 44243

Yeah, that describes an experience I had to the tee. Never had anyone come up to me with a CD, though. Excuses I use: "Let me see if I can find it"... later "I've been busy, let me look" ... later " I can't find it". "No, sorry, but how 'bout this song?" (Put on a song that doesn't annoy me too much...