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by GemZombie
Thu May 08, 2003 11:29 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Familiar vs. unfamiliar music?
Replies: 35
Views: 14662

I posted this on Jive Junction, but it's obviously relevant here (even more so now). Quite a while ago some of us talked about the desire to play more music that isn't "played out", and perhaps expand the "playlist" as it were, getting outside of the standard songs that are always played. Lately I h...
by GemZombie
Wed May 07, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Creative Extigy
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

Re: Creative Extigy

This seems to be an interesting gadget to own, does anyone else have one of these external sound cards? I guess it works with a few different divices. I have it plugged into my Lap top right now and I'm trying to get the hang of it. The remote control will take some getting used to, but it seems pr...
by GemZombie
Tue May 06, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Santa Monica: Sheryl needs a swing DJ and a few dancers
Replies: 1
Views: 2049

Should post that on Jive Junction or Yehoodi... since it involves dancers.
by GemZombie
Mon May 05, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 211817

Those of you Mac users (read: sensible computer people) can use DJ-1800 - it basically recreates a Denon 1800 4-disc CD player/mixer like those they use at a LOT of clubs. Someone with the software should play with this and see if it works nicely. Pretty sweet. Looks very good. Now all you need is ...
by GemZombie
Mon May 05, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: E-music gets buff
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

I did a "Taste-test" using my wife. Playing the original against a downloaded copy (of CD I already owned), using a nice pair of headphones. She (nor I really) could tell the difference.

Good 'nuff for me.

Since Friday I've increased my collection by about 28 CD's.
by GemZombie
Thu May 01, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 78798

So I signed up for emusic. The bitrate has improved, as promised, and the sound quality on old Jazz stuff is turning out to be Excellent. So far I've only downloaded some Old Jazz recordings, but I'm stoked. I'm not even bothered by the fact that newer artists aren't on emusic since I'm a fan of old...
by GemZombie
Thu May 01, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 78798

Hot Damn, i may just become an Emusic subscriber!!
by GemZombie
Mon Apr 28, 2003 10:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Benny Goodman
Replies: 14
Views: 5589

I have a B.G. Small groups disc that I've really enjoyed as of late. BG/LH/CC/etc combos were awesome.
by GemZombie
Mon Apr 28, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 78798

At a higher bitrate, I'll actually probably sign on to the service. Ihope they go with 192k or maybe VBR...
by GemZombie
Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 47119

I have iCrunchBPM for my Palm, a dirt-simple, free little ditty I've had for a while. Same idea as WinBPM--tap and it calculates--but I really don't use it very often, and really don't like to. My biggest pet peeve is when anyone comes up and asks me to play a tune "about 190" or whatever. I think ...
by GemZombie
Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 17013

Ron wrote:
GemZombie wrote:In my CD Case I have them organized alphabetically by first name.
Thats bizarre! So do you file Basie under "Count" or "Bill" or "William"?
Count.

I know it's weird, but it works for me. I think I just like having Artie Shaw towards the front of my collection. :D
by GemZombie
Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you organize your Music?
Replies: 40
Views: 17013

In my CD Case I have them organized alphabetically by first name.

But all my CDs are in sleeves, and i have color codes on the sleeves that represent: Classic Swing, R&B (Jump Blues etc), New Bands, Neo, Modern Big Bands, and "Collections".

I pretty much keep my electronic organization the same way.
by GemZombie
Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Golden Greats" Box Sets
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for these. Are they imports? They must be for that price.
by GemZombie
Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic Storage
Replies: 17
Views: 7571

You will not be disappointed with the Pocketch drive. I've been using mine for about 2 years now, it's been great! As with all removable media, make sure you use the OS tools to disconnect the drive before unplugging it though, or you can potentially lose data. That goes for all USB based drives tho...
by GemZombie
Sat Apr 19, 2003 9:38 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 47119

Re: Counting BPM

How does everyone here count BPM on songs? I downloaded a program that has me hit the spacebar on every beat as I listen to it, and it pops out a number, but I discovered that it likes to speed it up (a listed 136 song popped up at 158), so while its good for me to get a basic idea, it's not all th...