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by Bob the Builder
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz Parties / Festivals
Replies: 24
Views: 5710

How good they are really depends on the organising and the venues like any gig. I was at a festival 2 weeks ago and it has a second stage, which was a tiny room that seated about 80 people and you were only about 10 feet from the band. I was just fantastic. Of curse there was no dancing in that venu...
by Bob the Builder
Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz Parties / Festivals
Replies: 24
Views: 5710

Jazz Parties / Festivals

I'm wondering if any of anyone on the board ever to along to any of the Jazz Festivals or Jazz Parties. I've never heard anyone talking about going to see musicians like Bob Wills, Dan Barrett, Pete Fountain, Keith Ingham and the list goes on and on and no! Over here (Australia) there is a few of us...
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What ratio of tracks do you shortlist for a set?
Replies: 13
Views: 5422

I did an Australian set last week. So that was taken from a short list. :lol:
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Everyone wants to be a DJ
Replies: 18
Views: 8352

One benefit I see in dancers wanting to be Swing DJ's is it gets them interested in form in the music. Considering most Lindy hoppers wouldn't know how Fletcher Henderson is if you asked them, having them showing an interest in the music has to be an up side on some form. Now you just have to encour...
by Bob the Builder
Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Shanghai Shuffle
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

I assume you are talking about the later recording (1930s) of it.
Keith Nichols has recording a very nice transcription of the 1926 (I Think) recording.

Brian :D
by Bob the Builder
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48091

I use to use a system like this one for about a year. http://cachemi.zzounds.com/media/fit,400by400/quality,85/brand,zzounds/Escort-On-Stand-a679cf4e946bbc1f45784b1a0b410f76.jpg They are very handy systems, and easy to use. Sound quality was good for 70 or less people. For personal use worth having...
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 31349

The Big 18 are a studio 1950's band that released 2 albums. These two albums are very difficult to get our hands on for LP or CD as they have been out of print for years now. If you are likely to find them new, it will be on one of those dark dusty jazz shops that most people are afraid to go into. ...
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording the Basie Orchestra in 5.1 surround
Replies: 1
Views: 989

This is the result from that recording session. http://www.countbasie.com/images/latest/01.jpg Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Bill Hughes "Basie is Back" Recorded Live in Japan Count Basie Orchestra Live in Japan Album Released in SACD Surround Sound Basie is Back, a newly recorded album by the c...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording the Basie Orchestra in 5.1 surround
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Recording the Basie Orchestra in 5.1 surround

For those of you interested in the latest in recording Big Bands have a read of this. link

Brian :D
by Bob the Builder
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48091

I'm interested to know Dave, what’s the RMS output of your boom box and also what size are the cone and horn drivers.
I don't see how they could be similarly matched to a system like the
Peavey Escort or Passport!

Brian :)
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early live filmed jazz gigs.
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Eyeball wrote:So you don't want to hear about live 30s footage?
IF you know some, point me in the right direction.
Eyeball wrote:How about silent 40s live footage?

No problem at all. Mostly I'm looking at there set up.

B :D
by Bob the Builder
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early live filmed jazz gigs.
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Early live filmed jazz gigs.

Hi. I'm doing some researching as always and now I'm looking for some very early live recordings of bands that were caught on film in whatever form. I'm looking at the 40's period. I sure there are also some 30's material out there. Please note, I'm taking about a proper "Live" gig with audience. Mu...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Campus Five in the studio
Replies: 64
Views: 15140

Was it an anolog or digital recording? It would be great if you can leave those unmastered samples up. I is always interesting to compair the pre-mastered version with the mastered version. It's amazing everything that can be done in the mastering stage. It can really make a good sounding track into...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Campus Five in the studio
Replies: 64
Views: 15140

Jonathan

Well done. That sounds like it's going to come up really good.

How would you compare this last recording session to your previous ones?


Brian
by Bob the Builder
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48091

For small events (classes/practice sessions), I'd prefer a decent boom box. For larger events (>40 people), I'd prefer to go up to powered speakers. Mackie's sound nice if you are willing to spend the money on them. EV's are OK if you're on a budget, better than the passport but not as good as Mack...