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by Chilli Poppin
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 68238

I have no "better" solution if a ground loop exists, isolators work to a degree, but are not perfect. The fact is ground loops shouldn't exist in the first place, sometimes they do and need to be lived with. It's not a case of being a "hard assed security policeman" it's a matter of common sense. It...
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 68238

No disrespect meant to anyone, but if I found anyone in a venue I was working in/had hired bypassing the earth/ground in equipment designed to be earthed/grounded, they'd be leaving, without finishing their set/performance and quite possibly without being paid.

Earths are there for a reason.
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 12633

A guy trying to pick me up even though I clearly stated I was the DJ and MARRIED, not a part of the singles group that had joined our dance for the night. He wouldn't leave the booth even though I pointedly told him to go. and then ignored him. What happened next? He slapped me on the rump. Otherwi...
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Evolution of Working as a Swing DJ
Replies: 16
Views: 11248

I can remember introducing CDs to my DJ-ing, wasn't doing swing though. It was late '89 and bizarrely increased my load considerably as I carted about a midi unit with a CD player. I was in my teens (just) and it was still a "flash" thing to do. By Christmas of '92 I was using mainly CD, two domesti...
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 165355

It's the Destroyer I got a hold of, belongs to a friend who is an audiophile & considers it a bit of a toy, albeit a very nice one.

One will be winging it's way to me at the end of the month.
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 165355

Have any of you tried a hi-fi DAC rather than a conventional external soundcard?

There's a chap in Canada who makes some quite choice ones by hand at not too silly money. He's on Ebay as Hotaudio 40.

Been playing with one of his cheaper creations and..... "Sounds good man".
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Linux DJing
Replies: 5
Views: 6091

Heads up for the followers of the penguin. The latest versions (4.9.x) of SAM Broadcaster work under the latest WINE (1.3+), virtually out of the box. You will need to setup a prefix for it, but nothing out of the ordinary - If you use many apps under WINE your default may well cover it, mine did. I...
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Requirements for a music player specific to swing DJ
Replies: 14
Views: 8445

If you want to make yourself really popular come up with a half decent Linux solution. There still isn't one out there. For me:- Single playlist Auto crossfade (ability to set cue points a massive plus) Ability to display current playlist & library on screen at the same time (it's not/i] that common...
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Does this DJ software exist?
Replies: 27
Views: 10305

What format do Itunes playlists take, are they m3u?
by Chilli Poppin
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your local Lindy Hop scene - Uses real Swing music or other?
Replies: 76
Views: 14102

convince friends of the awesomeness of 90s indy pop Odlly enough the 'other' genre I DJ, I introduced Ireland to the Lucksmiths (maybe). Belfast has to say the least a very fledgling 'scene' although there are several extremely dedicated people working on expanding that, sometimes it seems a bit li...
by Chilli Poppin
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing (ish) Backing tracks.
Replies: 3
Views: 5134

Thanks Haydn,

Been resisting the temptation to use or purchase anything with the 'i' prefix.

Might have to capitulate!
by Chilli Poppin
Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing (ish) Backing tracks.
Replies: 3
Views: 5134

Swing (ish) Backing tracks.

For a little soiree I need a frew Karaoke style backing tracks.....

Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
G.I. Jive
Everytime We Say Goodbye

&

Takin' A Chance On Love.


Any sources you folks know of?
by Chilli Poppin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The Best Thing I Ever Did As A DJ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

You can honestly say you've never had a headache behind the decks? :lol:
by Chilli Poppin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 44344

Anyone use SAM Broadcaster?

Designed primarily as a radio station automation package, I find it fairly useful.
by Chilli Poppin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The Best Thing I Ever Did As A DJ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

In addition to some already mentioned.

Leatherman tool.
Butane soldering iron.
Selection of plugs/connectors for equipment other than your own.
Couple of strips of co-codamol.