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by SoundInMotionDJ
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 58240

Hmm, I might just do that... don't think I'll be able to tackle the DR line though. I would probably start with the OmniTop 15 or maybe a Wedgehorn 10. I'd build the Omni10 (or 10.5) instead of an OT15. The O10 will be a little more expensive (two 10's instead of one 15) but has an advantage in low...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 64050

So, when does it go from a DJ being a great DJ because they unearth neat alternative tracks VS. being too esoteric? I have heard complaints on both sides. There ARE complaints by dancers that they get tired of hearing too many alternate versions of standards. I once heard it described as a "DJ phas...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 196281

Strictly for dj'ing purposes, is there any noticeable performance difference between a usb powered and standard powered external hard drive? From a DJing point of view I do not know if there is a noticeable difference. From a file copy & sync perspective, there is a noticeable difference. The USB p...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 58240

Has anyone ever tried building their own speakers? Go here instead: http://billfitzmaurice.com/ I've built a full PA system using plans from that site. The sound is awesome, and the builder community is equally as awesome. Edit: Here are some images that show what DIY speakers can look like... This...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: In The Market For A Used Laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 5717

Check out PCDJ Blue, or AtoMixmp3. Both are reasonable programs for DJing. Both are under $100 at retail. If you have a computer now, download the 30 day trial version and try it out. Read the manual, and practice DJing with it. If you don't like it, nothing lost but time - you can always fall back ...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 64050

Re: Overplayed songs

Or not? What is the devil's advocate to this assertion? When is an over-played tune a bad tune? Anyone have an example. The internet has made it really easy to find out about new songs, and to purchase those songs. As a result, hot songs are available everywhere. In the westie community many new of...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Hiss on old records
Replies: 34
Views: 14123

With a bit more fiddling, I think I could improve the result - the processed version is a little overcooked, so has a little too much of that muffled quality, but withstood a trial by fire last night on the blues floor, so I must have got something right. Original Version (sample) DeNoised Version ...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Netbooks
Replies: 8
Views: 3650

The processors on these are not standard "intel" or "amd" based designs. VIA is a big player in this kind of space. at least half the netbooks currently available use intel celeron processors, another few use amd geode processors, and the rest indeed use via c7s. i have no experience with the latte...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Netbooks
Replies: 8
Views: 3650

The processors on these are not standard "intel" or "amd" based designs. VIA is a big player in this kind of space. The processors tend to be underpowered for a DJ platform. I have not seen any machine in this class that meets the box minimums for the DJ software I would use. What's more important i...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Wed May 28, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 40566

If anything I was suggesting a CAPITALIST approach... he who best equips themselves and offers the best product at the best price wins. It seems that in many cases for DJs here, the "best price" is "free." Competing against "free" on the basis of capitalistic value can be really hard. --Stan Graves
by SoundInMotionDJ
Wed May 28, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ripping MP3s of vintage music in mono
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Re: Ripping MP3s of vintage music in mono

Does anyone know of a reason why I should NOT rip an MP3 of a vintage (mono) recording in mono? Does anyone anyone do so as a matter of course? There is no reason that vintage music can not be recorded in mono. There is the risk of laziness when ripping modern music - you might end up with mono ver...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Wed May 28, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 40566

Anyway, I think it's awesome that you've carried around your own CD players...and heaven knows I have, too, to parks and such...but if a scene's best DJs aren't people who have a lick of interest in doing that (and there aren't enough other "best DJs" to make up for them), it's the scene's loss mor...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Sun May 25, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 40566

Another of my laptops has an optical drive, but I remove it to put in a second battery. So, I trade an optical drive for 6 additional hours of battery life. I didn't even know they made such things. Great, more toys to spend money on. Not that I need to spend the money, but hey, it's an excuse to b...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Sat May 24, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 40566

I find that laptop DJs are less accomodating of requests. They're stuck with what they have. They can't accomodate CDs, and it's often too hard to do equipment swaps. Your laptop doesn't have an optical CD drive? (Oh my God, I just said the same thing as Reuben!) One of my laptops does not have an ...
by SoundInMotionDJ
Thu May 15, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 58240

Alright, between the explanation, the link, this speaker size discussion , I now sort of understand what you're talking about. At least the science behind it. Perhaps I need to go experiment in the under-utilized anechoic chamber across campus. Read L Ron Hoover's comments...ignore the rest. --Stan...