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by GemZombie
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67729

However, I noticed in the System Profiler that the Mac internal Bluetooth adapter is on the same USB bus as the left-hand external USB port, where I had the Turtle Beach plugged in that ill-fated night. In some limited testing with the coworker's audio device on the right-hand USB port, which is no...
by GemZombie
Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67729

Never had a problem using the Turtle Beach usb device on a PC as my main output device, can't help you with the Mac side though.
by GemZombie
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: last night's playlist
Replies: 14
Views: 11461

One thing I've done over a long period of time (months - years) to increase peoples acceptance of faster tunes: Try starting your set with your average bpm being up above 140 (your is roughtly 137)... those slower songs set the tone for the night. Anything above that range becomes "fast", and anythi...
by GemZombie
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Web question - blocking IPs
Replies: 13
Views: 6883

Eyeball wrote:AdBlock - had to turn it off b/c it blocka all the icons on this site, including 'reply'.

All avatars.

Even the forum Basie banner.

Upgrade Firefox, and get the adblock plus. I run that, it doesn't block anything here.

http://www.getfirefox.com for the latest firefox.
by GemZombie
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting cassette tape to CD or reel tape to CD
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

No recommendations as I haven't looked into it in a while. I'd just record it using my computer, and then burn a CD because it is also simple to do, but if you're not into computer tech, I'd just start looking for some recordable cd players... just make sure they have analog inputs for recording and...
by GemZombie
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Web question - blocking IPs
Replies: 13
Views: 6883

Eyeball wrote:Too late for right now, but I will keep that in mind! Thx!

Do most people not have ad blockers installed? This is great!
There are tons of different adblock solutions. I'd guess only a small amount are using some sort of adblock. Many people have pop-up blockers, but not adblockers.
by GemZombie
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Web question - blocking IPs
Replies: 13
Views: 6883

PhilShapiro wrote:Instead of adblock I'd go with adblock plus. Adblock is no longer being updated and doesn't work with firefox 3.0. http://adblockplus.org/en/
I assumed that's what he was talking about... I have adblock plus installed.
by GemZombie
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting cassette tape to CD or reel tape to CD
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Sure, I'm sure most recordable cd players have analog inputs you can record directly from. just because you're recording to CD doesn't mean the source has to be digital.
by GemZombie
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Web question - blocking IPs
Replies: 13
Views: 6883

lipi wrote:the above suggests you use windows, so:

1. use firefox
2. block pop-up windows (tools->options->content)
3. install adblock: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10
This is exactly what I do. It's the best option i think.
by GemZombie
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who's got your back?
Replies: 16
Views: 5591

Shaw for me too.
by GemZombie
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Saving audio only from 'Soundies'
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

I've used other tools to extract the audio... any "Demuxer" will separate the audio and video channels. Unfortunately the audio source from many AVI files and such is substandard.
by GemZombie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Woo hoo! It's VISTA time!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7647

So, a year on, how do people feel about Vista for DJing purposes? Has anybody had any issues with it? I'm in the market for a new laptop, mostly for DJing, and I wonder if it would be worth the extra hassle to get XP installed on it. No problems here. Running Vista Home Premium on an Acer Aspire 55...
by GemZombie
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Studio Pro Software Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 7836

I use it differently than that. I keep all my files organized by explorer. I use the "archive" as an archive of what i've played, and do all my searches through explorer. I realize I'd have more power in using BPM Studio's archive (i'd be able to search via BPM etc), but I have chosen not to go down...
by GemZombie
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163982

For those with the mini turtle beach usb sound cards, do they disable the internal sound when you plug them in? As with most people here, I would guess, I set my sound profile in windows to "no sounds". I hate all those internal clicks and bleeps anyway, but they specifically don't belong on a DJ l...
by GemZombie
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jimmie Rivers
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

There's a lot of good Western Swing out there. (BTW, Andreas turned me onto that Brisbane Bop disc... good stuff!)

Start with Bob Willis or Milton Brown. There's a great collection from Proper Records called Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys.