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by straycat
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 39449

There is one huge disadvantage of laptop DJ'ing though. It encourages irresponsible DJ'ing. It's way too easy to set up a playlist and go off and have a few dances. The number of times I have seen unattended laptops just sitting there chugging away while the DJ cuts a rug.... Although there are cas...
by straycat
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 48841

I downloaded the demo and poked around, and it seemed like a nice program (I did this before I looked at the price). After giving it a test spin I thought, it is probably a program that I would pay around $80 for (still hadn't looked at the price). Yeow. $249??? Out of my price range, for sure. Sti...
by straycat
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 48841

Deejay (disliked intensely) Andy, What was it that you disliked so much about DJay? If you insist ;) (and bearing in mind that a glorified playlist manager is pretty much what I need - which DJay isn't intended to be) HUGE amount of wasted space in the interface. I don't need or want those turntabl...
by straycat
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 48841

CuePhase was suggested in the Laptop DJing thread, but it's not located on the apple website anymore (that I could find). I did find it here though: CuePhase The iTunes integration seems like a convenient thing for someone who's already been using iTunes, but I haven't heard/read much about it. Doe...
by straycat
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Playing 60-90 seconds of songs
Replies: 10
Views: 4894

In my experience, if you burn a CD it WILL burn it based on your edited start-finish times. ie: if you make it end after 1:30 in iTunes even after you have ripped it, it will burn it to 1:30 on the disc. The burned disc will not contain the end of the song, but your iTunes file remains editable. Se...
by straycat
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Music Editing Software
Replies: 24
Views: 15061

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I can't find a mention of it on the forum. I've started investigating a program called ClickRepair (Java-based, so for Mac & PC), and have been impressed enough to buy it. It's a little bit of a pain if you're chiefly MP3-based, as you need to convert ...
by straycat
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Traktor and the right set-up
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Hey there, I have an intel MBP and use traktor. So here's my setup. OSX 10.4 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB memory Native Instrument Audio Kontrol for audio interface I also run smcFancontrol to cool down my MBP since my version of Traktor is not native intel binary version. It does tend to run hot on ...
by straycat
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Music Editing Software
Replies: 24
Views: 15061

So a little late to the game but I'm finally checking out Audacity. My question is, if I already have my files LAME encoded the way I like into MP3s, then want to do some simple clipping of intros/outtros, how do I do that without changing the quality of the MP3 file - it looks like Audacity re-exp...
by straycat
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music that Swings HARD!
Replies: 27
Views: 9001

Toon Town Dave wrote:Do you mean this 1941 recording of Deep River - VICTOR 36396? It's not very fast, just shy of 4 minutes.
This one's a little faster (just a bit)
http://www.emusic.com/album/Tommy-Dorse ... 13934.html

Nice track.
by straycat
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music that Swings HARD!
Replies: 27
Views: 9001

As Nate says - this is all pretty subjective, and there's not a lot on your list which I'd put in my own 'swings hard' list. Reading through though, a couple of associations kick in for me, so a few personal favourites of mine you might try (if you don't already have 'em, which you may well do) You ...
by straycat
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 57144

For self-powered speakers, I've used Mackie SRM450 units or their smaller bretheren (or older versions) from time to time for both DJ'd and live sound gigs (not all dances, mind you). I have absolutely no complaints about them, and heartily endorse them. Another endorsement from me for Mackies - we...
by straycat
Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: When I get a laptop
Replies: 36
Views: 13457

But see, this is exactly why I started this thread in the first place - please correct me if I'm wrong. I would hate to copy thousands and thousands of songs onto the laptop only to find that oops, can't see the BPM:s, or something. I do something similar to what you want to do - sort all my music ...
by straycat
Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oops.. I guess
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Mr Awesomer wrote:That file wasn't for public consumption... and... opps... there it goes bye bye.
FYI, you might want to turn off the index listing on that server - the file is still quite findable, I'm afraid...
by straycat
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tips for finding the right 'next song' in the heat of DJing
Replies: 71
Views: 25377

This has been a fascinating thread so far, and very very helpful. (even with the tagging systems in place, how some of you guys cope with such huge and varied music collections is impressing me no end) I posted earlier that I was starting to tag my collection - I was working on this again last night...