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by Synecdoche
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Austin Local Band?? - Victrola
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Re: Austin Local Band?? - Victrola

I recently heard great recordings of Alice Spencer singing Bye Bye Blackbird and Ain't Misbehavin. I'm not sure if she was singing with the Victrola band or some other project. Anyway, I can't find the recordings at any of the usual places. Does anyone here know where I might be able to find those h...
by Synecdoche
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Swinger hacks any song to... swing
Replies: 6
Views: 4005

Re: The Swinger hacks any song to... swing

Does anyone have this working? Years ago, I tried to install it to re-make the swing-i-fied version of "Every Breath You Take" for a music class I was teaching, but I couldn't get it to work, alas.
by Synecdoche
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ipad
Replies: 6
Views: 4642

Re: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ip

Can that be addressed via software/drivers? or is it a hardware thing? Native Instruments claims its a hardware problem with Intel's chips that support the USB3 protocol. Its been ongoing for over 18 months (and the NI bulletin boards are full of complaints), so I suspect that if the problem was so...
by Synecdoche
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ipad
Replies: 6
Views: 4642

Re: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ip

I used the prior version for several years and really enjoyed it... but it appears that the new version did not fix the problem that it works only with USB2 ports, not USB3 ports (see http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/traktor/dj-audio-interfaces/traktor-audio-2-mk2/specifications/). Many...
by Synecdoche
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Music library management software
Replies: 7
Views: 6469

JRiver for me. I tried Media Monkey, but it just didn't seem to agree with me.
by Synecdoche
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing House/Electro Swing
Replies: 17
Views: 21237

Eww, remysun. Give me back those 2 minutes of my life. On a happier note, I've had some success towards the end of the night playing the below. (Some of these) I'm not knowledgeable to know if they are considered "real" electro-swing or merely electro-influenced. But (IMO) they are all dance-able. C...
by Synecdoche
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 156553

I recently bought a Xonar U3 USB. It retails for $40, which seems cheap enough. I noticed an immediate improvement over my Acer Aspire 1810TZ, which supposedly already had a decent chip. Review here: http://techreport.com/articles.x/21256
by Synecdoche
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ Software for Windows 7
Replies: 5
Views: 5237

DJ Software for Windows 7

I'm looking to upgrade from iTunes because latest versions are ridiculously slow. I don't need a lot of features. I think I need: * Compatibility with iTunes playlists and tags (and some kind of "smart" playlists would be nice) * Ability to preview through separate audio channel * Difficult to inter...
by Synecdoche
Tue May 17, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Six Feet Down, Tuba Skinny
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

[Answered] Six Feet Down, Tuba Skinny

Can't quite make out the lyrics well enough to google. Hopefully somebody can recognize:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X64y3FEv ... r_embedded

Thanks
by Synecdoche
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs about taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

Also: "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye ("Rockets, moon shots; Spend it on the have nots; Money, we make it; Fore we see it you take it"). Marvin Gaye is not swing, but Carla Cook does a great bluesy swinging cover. In country-swing, there's "Income Tax" by Dub Adams, and "Sales Tax" by Missippi She...
by Synecdoche
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes sync to laptop
Replies: 18
Views: 6935

Re: iTunes sync to laptop

CafeSavoy wrote:
How are you currently synching between desktop and laptop? Lipi's suggestion of using an external drive is probably the most commonly used method.
To date, I haven't been syncing my laptop and desktop; I've been DJing from an iPod. Sounds like there's not really a great method :(
by Synecdoche
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes sync to laptop
Replies: 18
Views: 6935

iTunes sync to laptop

Hi all, I just started DJing for our local scene in Hong Kong more seriously, and I'd like to start DJing from a laptop instead of my iPod so that I can review BPM, switch around music, etc. However, my music collection is way too big to fit on my laptop hard drive. Plus, I need to continue to use m...
by Synecdoche
Mon May 11, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Local" songs
Replies: 27
Views: 7270

Not very dance-able, and indeed not very PC, but "Hong Kong Blues" by Hoagie Carmichael. I play it occasionally here.