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by Doug
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What do Swing DJs do in the day/to earn a living?
Replies: 64
Views: 26847

1. It's all been said
2. CEO of a high-tech startup. I clean the toilets, buy the bagels, wonder if & when I'll ever get a paycheck.
by Doug
Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ Bios
Replies: 14
Views: 7808

mousethief wrote:... I recommended Jesse and Rayned, who I knew would be professional and well-suited to the task. ..
Indeed. It's a good thing you didn't recommend me. I was into Celtic music at that time. Would'da made 'em do clogging all night long.
by Doug
Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ Bios
Replies: 14
Views: 7808

LindyChef wrote: It comes off as haughty and condescending...
Ya. If ya don't know better it kinda looks that way don't it. I thought I'd take a few lessons in sheepatude from Kyle. Help me with that seeming attitude problem.

Good thing I didn't want that gig anyway.
by Doug
Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ Bios
Replies: 14
Views: 7808

Re: DJ Bios

...It's always beyond me that something I write about myself makes any difference to someone coming to an event. .... Maybe not, but be careful what you say. After a local promoter complained about my song choices, I prepared a new bio. I got fired: "DJ Doug here. I am partial to hard driving ...
by Doug
Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: the floor's tolerance for odd stuff. (failure)
Replies: 25
Views: 10115

Playing ABBA, or the Village People, to clear the room is ceratinly a LOT nicer than just standing up and ordering everyone out of the room. I have seen that happen and it is not a terribly friendly feeling to be simply told to leave. Crap for music is much better.
by Doug
Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dynamic Range Compression
Replies: 5
Views: 3240

Dynamic Range Compression

I know that there has been some discussion regarding compression as part of a remastering scheme. But do any of you routinely compress the dynamic range of your DJ tunes almost irrespective of the recording?? I find that compressing - to the point of nearly flattening - the dynamic range of many &qu...
by Doug
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 82873

Ben Webster - Kat's Fur, Randel's Island. Frog & Mule

And Kyle especially likes Randel's Island for Balboa :shock:
by Doug
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5699

Billy May is SO Wonderful for swing dance that I've NEVER played any of stuff at a dance despite owning a number of his CDs. All gifts from my mom who knew I liked swing music. If I had actually paid for them I probably shove a hot poker up my butt and hope it put some sense into my head.
by Doug
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Upping the tempo.
Replies: 69
Views: 24334

Bob - Don't get down on them for dancing Balboa is a good first step! 1. Balboa is a real swing dance - in fact it may be the FIRST dance refered to as swing dance. 2. That they do this lets you play up tempo music without clearing the floor 3. Uptempo Bal teaches people to move their feet! My danci...
by Doug
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Collection Database Organizer thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 7828

GuruReuben wrote: Where did you find the funds and time to purchase and rip about 1500 albums?
So that's why the RIAA is on his butt.
by Doug
Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Collection Database Organizer thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 7828

http://www.id3.org/implement.html lists and liks to "all" the programs that work with id3 tags. I rip my CDs, use Tag & Rename to adjust tags and export them to a csv file. T&R will also easily in batch mode rename files for you based on the id3 tag data and will find the tags of a...
by Doug
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Collection Database Organizer thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 7828

Kyle - What's your starting point? ID3 tags? There are various ID3 tag extractors/reporters out there.
by Doug
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Burning Down your CD collection
Replies: 20
Views: 7700

If FLAC is truely lossless, I'm not sure how much it helps. At some point I looked into archiving my .wavs using zip or one of the other lossess compressors. It didn't help much. To get some numbers I just chose a set of 27 wav files I had on my computer and both zipped them and used lame with comma...
by Doug
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Sweetheart Project - what can you tell me about this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

I thought that was your new girl - the one in the middle with the tenor