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by LindyChef
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 11026

I bought the Express to allow others and myself to connect easily (I don't want to have to keep on resetting my network settings from wifi to bridge and back ... plus it allows others to connect to the output without connecting to my computer) and it allows me to have a convenient audio output not o...
by LindyChef
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 11026

I just got an Airport Express to try out DJing from the bar at one of my local venues using iTunes and Remote. I'm psyched.
by LindyChef
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 43147

- control to stop play at the end of a track or to automatically play the next track. - some idiot proofing to prevent accidentally interrupting the currently playing track. - a nice to have would be some manual fade to fade out to either stop or play the next track in the queue I've managed to get...
by LindyChef
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: If you could book any modern act...?
Replies: 29
Views: 8199

I've heard a lot about what you want from a band but not why its so important to have a dance band with name recognition at this event. Without thst, its hard to give useful advice.
by LindyChef
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: If you could book any modern act...?
Replies: 29
Views: 8199

Not to rain on your parade, but many dancers couldn't care a whole lot about a live musician, even if they are free. Since it's first and foremost an event with broad general appeal (and the "jazz" lavel seems to be used a bit loosely) something with neo name recognition might be your best bet. I th...
by LindyChef
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 20986

Also, I would have stopped earlier had I not received lots of unsolicited compliments for those rebellious sets. ("When do you DJ next?" "Why don't you DJ more?" etc.) Yeah, but it's the rare person that comes up to your face and says, "Your set sucked." Positive feedback should ALWAYS be taken lig...
by LindyChef
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Trading collections
Replies: 73
Views: 28433

The more CD's I ordered from obscure places the louder they got and the more evasive I became. One night, I even caught one DJ slipping a USB flash drive into my computer while "looking at my play list" while I was 10' away. Those things are so darned tiny I barely didn't notice. Wow, that is total...
by LindyChef
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a compact equipment setup
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

So I got the case ... to fill it up I've gotten the following equipment: Behringer VMX1000 7 Channel Mixer Stanton C.501 Dual Rackmount CD Player AKG WMS40 Dual Wireless Mics (handheld and headset) AKG WMS40 Wireless Mic (headset ... this and above item mount together in one U) And to power it I've ...
by LindyChef
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

The capability to cross fade implies that two songs can be played through a main channel output at the same time. (Perhaps I should have phrased it that way). The CD equivalent of this is "Two CD players connected to a mixer." Are there any CD based DJs who prefer a single CD player to dual CD play...
by LindyChef
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

1) You may like it, but I don't like crossfading. I like to keep a nice couple of beats in between the songs to create some space for people to thank their current partners and find a new one. I feel that it also creates a bit of tension on the dancefloor as well as the dancers wait for a new song. ...
by LindyChef
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

The conversion isn't an issue when you use a sample rate that's well beyond the range of human hearing, like the 24 bit/96 khz sample rates used in most audiophile setups. 24 bit provides a db range that is greater than vinyl and 96 khz sampling will provide a sound frequency that is double the rang...
by LindyChef
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

By that logic, I should also not coddle the vinyl Djs by not providing any phono hookups into my setup. Playing vinyl is about obtaining a certain sound that can't be reproduced by playing CDs or MP3s. Who said anything about MP3s? Vinyl DJs could always rip their collections via a USB turntable an...
by LindyChef
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

By that logic, I should also not coddle the vinyl Djs by not providing any phono hookups into my setup. Reuben, Katie is right in saying that you're generalizing your experience to others. In fact, one of the DJs that I know that will be using this CD player has a laptop and has not expressed a desi...
by LindyChef
Thu May 31, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33148

As much as I love high tech equipment, a CD player is a must have, not only because of the technical distasters that can occur, but because many of my favorite DJs still use CDs.
by LindyChef
Wed May 30, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Don't dance and DJ
Replies: 11
Views: 5519

Gem sums up my feelings pretty well ... it's the noobs that need to be chained into the booth :)