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by Bob the Builder
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48133

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. As a general rule, at a standard event you need about 4 watts RMS for every ...
by Bob the Builder
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48133

Are you thinking of some PA systems like these?
by Bob the Builder
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Copyright extension in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 8458

It's not just British copyright law, it's how copyright in general applies to old Jazz recordings. I'm sure I've seen this discussed here before. Haydn, Copyright is country specific. There are no general world laws (well not yet anyway). Many countries laws are very similar, but not the same. Ther...
by Bob the Builder
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

Hi Haydn, On Sunday afternoon I did have a good listen to both tracks. In your question to which would I play at a dance? - Neither. I have a very good quality Ken Burns re-mastered version that has the clarity without loosing too much. I think your discussion is starting to get into Low Fidelity Vs...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

I'm not trying to put a downer on Matthew little bit of work, but some jazz fans would not be soe happy with of some of that editing. It's all to do with how good you are at listening to the sound itself. Have you listened to the tracks Matthew posted Brian? Please try to understand that I am not g...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Copyright extension in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 8458

Oh alright then, let's get back to copyright :roll: Does anyone know how current copyright law applies to cheap reissues of 1930s Jazz? It's difficult enough keep up with Australian laws not alone UK laws. Here is the British Copyright Council website. To really understand the laws you will just ne...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

I think the "Digital Editing" of vintage recordings is a topic of huge debate. I'm not trying to put a downer on Matthew little bit of work, but some jazz fans would not be soe happy with of some of that editing. It's all to do with how good you are at listening to the sound itself. Any editing on a...
by Bob the Builder
Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Copyright extension in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 8458

The UK copy right laws are a lot less severe then the US and Australian Copy right laws. This is why currently there are so many box sets coming out of the UK that cost so little.
My guess is they want to extend them to be similar to the US.

B
by Bob the Builder
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

Assuming your PA is “Tuned” to your room, the only reason you should need to adjust the track EQ is if the Mastering is not good. But how often do we (Swing DJ’s) actually have tuned PA’s and good mastered tracks to use. It is worth reading up on EQ’s before you decide to go mad. Have an understandi...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

Getting back to making songs sound “Brighter” I was reading back over my Live Sound Reinforcement book, and “Brighter” is a specific term in regard to EQ. It refers to any of the frequencies above 2kHz. If the mix is lacking some of these frequencies it is said to be lacking Brightness. Many recordi...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you playing? / What are you listening to?
Replies: 42
Views: 10216

I'm listening to a lot of Australian jazz lately. But I'm also having my iPod on shuffle a lot also, so that can be any form swingin' to traditional Jazz. What I spin at dances has very little to do with what I listen to. Most dancers want the same old, same old. (That way they don't have to listen....
by Bob the Builder
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

For recording history this and this is a great referance site.

Brian
by Bob the Builder
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

The weakness of vintage recordings was the actual recording equipment itself. The mics of the time where fantastic, with great dynamic ranges and frequency response curve (Pick up from 50Hz to 15KHz and an almost flat response from 100Hz to 10KHz). However much of the recording devices only had a ra...
by Bob the Builder
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

What I mean by "EQing the room" is adjusting the equalizer to allow for the acoustic properties of the room not the track. You really only get the chance to do this if you are setting up the Audio system and have a good Equalizer, like a Parametric or 1/3 octave Equalizer. You would use a modern fam...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 24946

You Can't. What you can do is: Do the research to find which are the best re-mastered recordings available. Use the best audio gear you can get your hands on, and if on laptop non-compressed files. Make sure you EQ the room. Tell everyone to "Shut up" and be quite. (I've DJed rooms where there was o...