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by GemZombie
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163834

Q: What would you say are the minimum laptop specifications (CPU, ram, # of USB ports, details about power jacks or batteries that might be necessary to avoid hums, speed of hard drive, optical media drive details, inside-the-laptop hard drive space, anything I'm forgetting, etc.) to run Windows XP...
by GemZombie
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Trading collections
Replies: 73
Views: 28891

Let's see, copying files probably worth thousands of dollars, how much DJing would that be to pay it off? :P
by GemZombie
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Writing it
Replies: 10
Views: 7490

Interesting point, but that is the first time I have ever heard the AP referred to as an authoritative source for grammar and style usage. Few of us actually "jockey discs" any more, so technically the entire term should be trashed. But try getting people to refer to us as "laptop song selectors" o...
by GemZombie
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 11275

I still want to get a small tablet-pc for DJing. It would be the ultimate DJ system.

I can't exactly say what about the iPod (and now iPhone) irritates me from a DJ point of view, but I know as it stands I wouldn't use it to DJ with.
by GemZombie
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dancers sitting on the stage
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

I don't see a big deal with it when it's a DJ... but when there's a band playing, and there are dancers siting on the stage, it kills me. It's so very rude to the band. And yes, I've seen it happen often.
by GemZombie
Thu May 29, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33982

Mr Awesomer wrote:
remysun wrote:Perhaps, if DJs looked up from the screen more?
Perhaps, if DJs looked up from their book of CDs more?
Perhaps, if DJs looked up from their crate of vinyl more?
Indeed... I find I'm able to look up more from a Screen then if I'm DJing from CDs... it's faster, therefore I get to interact more.
by GemZombie
Thu May 29, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ripping MP3s of vintage music in mono
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

I forget the terminology, but I think "Joint Stereo" is kind of the "VBR" of stereo/mono... in that it compresses the channels and ends up with smaller size than the other stereo option. (I don't use iTunes to rip -- or at all -- so the option for joint stereo might not be there, but it is in other ...
by GemZombie
Thu May 22, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The New Yorker: 100 Essential Jazz Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

You prejudices against Proper are obvious, and I believe somewhat unfounded. The liner notes of the sets I own (around 30) do not seem to be "just ripped". "Postjudices" would be a more appropriate term in this case :wink: N.B: I didn't say the liner notes were ripped - only the discographies. Perh...
by GemZombie
Mon May 19, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Getting Debug errors some times
Replies: 11
Views: 10133

I'm not totally buying the bot thing though... I'm on several forums, of which almost all are running the same version (or within a few revisions) of the software. On the ASEDA forum (Atlanta) you can even see when the bots are logged in... usually 2-3 are logged in at any given time, and I've *neve...
by GemZombie
Sun May 18, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The New Yorker: 100 Essential Jazz Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

You prejudices against Proper are obvious, and I believe somewhat unfounded. The liner notes of the sets I own (around 30) do not seem to be "just ripped". They are almost all well written by Joop Visser... I find them informative, and go beyond almost all liner notes in any other albums I've purcha...
by GemZombie
Sun May 18, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Longest Version of Sing Sing Sing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

The only one I've played in years is the Fletcher Henderson version, which is probably around two and a half minutes. ;)
by GemZombie
Fri May 16, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The New Yorker: 100 Essential Jazz Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

Bad: they include several Proper box sets Why is that bad? I love all of the Proper Box Sets I've bought. Granted, they are good value for your money (just like Pirate Bay), and they do give you a quick and good overview of an artist's work. But, the tracks are ripped from inferior sources and are ...
by GemZombie
Fri May 16, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The New Yorker: 100 Essential Jazz Albums
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

anton wrote: Bad: they include several Proper box sets
Why is that bad? I love all of the Proper Box Sets I've bought.
by GemZombie
Thu May 15, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 24810

Do you guys usually rip in vbr or cbr? Assuming you set them to rip at approximately the same level, is there any audible difference? I rip in VBR High, while i can tell the different between a 128 vs 320 (as i can now confirm with that website), I cannot tell the difference between a 320 CBR and a...
by GemZombie
Tue May 13, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: When I get a laptop
Replies: 36
Views: 11807

I think i've discussed this before, but what the heck. I prefer not to use any "library" of any sorts, and organize my music as such: + Style/genre + Artist | Compilation Name + Album Title - <track>.Artist - Title.mp3 So for example: d:\music\Classic Swing\Artie Shaw\The Complete Gramercy Five Sess...