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by scowl
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dynamic Range Compression
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

Is there any software to compress the volume of a track before burning it to a CD?

Confusingly, the term "compression" usually means the file size in this situation. :?
by scowl
Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big Band Radio Recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 6980

I'd want to play "Hello, Goodbye, Forget It" just for the intro!

"Welcome to the Jubilee Jazz Joint were the..." uh I don't understand a word between that and "...Jimmy Mundy" but it sounds cool.
by scowl
Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big Band Radio Recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 6980

I also totally totally love the 3 CD Jubilee box. Lots of great fast songs, many from bands I've never heard of before. I may get shot for saying this, but I think the Duke and Basie cuts are among the weakest in the collection and they're still good. The sound quality varies from good to better tha...
by scowl
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Swing music in large rooms with crappy sound systems
Replies: 9
Views: 4290

If the bass is disappearing, you might want to make sure that the speakers are connected in phase if that's possible with the sound system. If the polarity of one or more of the speakers is backwards, it will suck up the bass the other speakers are sending out. This makes monophonic sources and old ...
by scowl
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 22818

I have a Nomad Jukebox 2. I wouldn't recommend DJing with it for people you don't know. You have to use a klutzy wheel on the side of it to select things. It's not easy to use. Occasionally a song will start with horrible crunching noise in one channel. The noise will disappear if you quickly restar...
by scowl
Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Hop Jamboree's
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

The record company may have a legitimate GEMA license and may even be using it legally but there's no way to tell. Most European bootlegs in the early 90's carried GEMA stamps. Back then (and maybe now) GEMA was so disorganized that it couldn't keep track of which license holders were actually payin...
by scowl
Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Hop Jamboree's
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

It's possible that the recordings are illegal in the U.S. but are legal in other countries where the copyright on recordings only exists for 50 years after release. Many classic swing recordings fell into European public domain in 1995-1996. All recorded works except maybe some wax cylinders will ha...
by scowl
Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2004, Aug 6-8
Replies: 22
Views: 11432

Ithe band leader on Sat evening talks way too much during songs (which I also agree with). Oh Pete. :roll: We've told him so many times. At the Portland Exchange I told him "We can't hear a damn thing you're saying! Not one single word! GIve it up!" It was even worse in the Seattle Center...
by scowl
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Test drive the new look AMG
Replies: 31
Views: 8306

And is this really Artie Shaw or is something wrong with my monitor?

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by scowl
Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Test drive the new look AMG
Replies: 31
Views: 8306

The back button sometimes doesn't work. It sends me right back to the page I was trying to go back from. Just another annoying thing.
by scowl
Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2004, Aug 6-8
Replies: 22
Views: 11432

What did folks think of the quadra-monophonic sound at the late nights? That was Kevin's speakers plus my speakers all at medium volume. I think it worked well since you could dance in front of any speaker and not lose your hearing, yet the volume was pretty consistant all around the floor.
by scowl
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: East Coast Music?
Replies: 14
Views: 4841

Play the crowd and be prepared for anything. They may hate Elvis but go wild for the Stray Cats. Or vise versa.
by scowl
Mon May 10, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: announcing songs
Replies: 15
Views: 7545

Many of us have told him repeatedly that we've never understood a damn word he's ever spoken into a microphone. He just shrugs it off.

Next time I'm going to yell a Beavis and Butt-head line at him: "Hey. try talking with your mouth instead of your butt!"
by scowl
Tue May 04, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The one thing we can all agree on.....
Replies: 15
Views: 5661

Oh how I miss CDNow.com. Life was so simple back then. They had everything I ever wanted (well they listed everything I ever wanted). I could search for anything and find anything. They had clips of almost every song. Their artist bios were informative had links to more artists. I spent hours at the...
by scowl
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Albums You Wish You Never Bought
Replies: 78
Views: 26739

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OK, buying this wasn't a good idea.