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by Mystere88
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Doing a remix on your own
Replies: 8
Views: 4417

GarageBand is a wonderful tool. I haven't been able to take something and lay it over something else. . . but I have been able to clean up a lot of tracks for more concise vibe flow. Long intros out, fade away endings made shorter, even clipped out long bass solos, or anything difficult to discern. ...
by Mystere88
Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

Do you guys play any music?
Yes, in between drinks we fit a few songs in.
by Mystere88
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

I can see where I may be hypocritical without realizing it, and thats why I'm very appreciative of the comments made. I've been thinking about this issue a bit while driving around this past week. I guess after being successfully self employed for over 4 years, as a independent music teacher and mus...
by Mystere88
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

I guess I shoudl first say I am out of practice of writing, and my intent is not conveyed well. I was going into this idea that I would, no matter what, proceed to record my own commercials for tipping the DJ. I greatly appreciate everyone's frank opinion and discussion. I was hoping that we, as a c...
by Mystere88
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

Thank you for setting me straight Lawrence. I hope I didn't come off at the whiny bitch. I could leverage with the bar if it was my venue, but I only guest DJ. I'm working on having my own venue in the future, where I could have all these things set up, and wouldn't have to deal with such things. I ...
by Mystere88
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

I still find it interesting that there is no suport for the idea of making short recordings about tipping the DJ, and how a few of you seem vehemently against getting any monetary compensation. To answer to a few of the ideas stated, which is from this perspective and in this situation. A. The Bar w...
by Mystere88
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

Wow! This is just great! Thanks for all the interesting feedback. We, in Milwaukee, are not afraid to TIP nor ask to be tipped. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with it, even if you pay admission, one can always feel free to ask. I think not asking is more the crime than bitching about the wor...
by Mystere88
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 18369

Tip the DJ Commercials

Hi Everybody! I can't keep up with all the bulletin boards out there, so I haven't posted here in a long time. I recently got a new computer, and love it for everything that my last computer of 6 years couldn't do. While I'll never really be able to keep up, some of the new technological advances ar...
by Mystere88
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Sesame Street"
Replies: 13
Views: 5603

"Sesame Street"

Boy, I haven't posted in years. . . I wish I had internet at home. I can at least say that I've been out DJing a LOT in the Milwaukee area, and love doing it. I have certainly improved on my abilities and also have royally expanded my collection. My girlfriend is bugging me for the swingin' "Sesame ...
by Mystere88
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Preparing for a Gig/ Your First Gig?
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

So, I guess I should give a small report on how things went. In order to be prepared to DJ at this event, I had done a lot of homework, listening to up to 4 hours of music a night, and taking notes accordingly - figuring BPM, logging if it was Lindy Music, Charleston/ Shag/ Balboa, or Blues. Did the...
by Mystere88
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Preparing for a Gig/ Your First Gig?
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Thanks for the tips advice. As far as being both Organizer and DJ: at the last event, once we opened doors, it was easy as its a simple space without any problems. I have friends who will work the door, etc. . . in this regard I'm not worried. I do indeed have more than 7 hours of music total to cho...
by Mystere88
Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Preparing for a Gig/ Your First Gig?
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Preparing for a Gig/ Your First Gig?

Hey Everyone, so I've decided to become a Swing DJ. Now there will be three to choose from in this town, and I'm the only one under 30, or 40, or 48. So, once I decided to sponsor my own dance, then I thought I would take on DJing it as well. I've been doing my homework for the past 2 months, and ha...
by Mystere88
Thu May 26, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 46331

As a classical pianist, and now as a very serious teacher, one would think a natural inclination for accurately guessing BPM would also come easily. I'm amazed how very wrong I am most of the time when I guess, but alas, I am getting better. You're right, it s good training. At my stage, I'm listeni...
by Mystere88
Wed May 25, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 46331

Math and Music?

More Art? Less Math! I enjoy the study of mathematical principles within the structure of music, and teach it to anyone interested. I find I can make greater art as a musician when I look at something from different angles. Whatever helps for a greater level of comprehension. I do not have the resou...
by Mystere88
Wed May 11, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tell Us About Your Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 8962

Cream City Swing

From the Land of Milk and Cheese, Beer and Brats. www.ccswing.com It may take some by surprise, but we actually do have a Swing Scene here in the great city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and there is an interesting history of dance and jazz in this town as well. Tuesday Nights are @ The Milwaukee Ale Hou...