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by david
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

It seems that Jack OSX and Soundflower may work instead of Detour. Here are the links... I'll try them out later this week. Thanks, I'll have a closer look at those. But from a preliminary scan of the feature lists for both of these, it appears that they appear as additional sound cards. This won't...
by david
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dancers as Titles
Replies: 11
Views: 4267

There's "Bojangles" by Ellington, but Bill Robinson might not classify as a swing dancer.
by david
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes Hack for Macs: iTunes, Audion, 2 sound cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

Detour doesn't work on my intel mac, unfortunately. It's a shame, and it seems like a weird limitation that it's so hard to run applications on a Mac that talk to different soundcards.
by david
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song Analysis
Replies: 31
Views: 13868

Here's a bit of trivia for you, quoting from "Anthologie des grilles des jazz", it states that "As far as we know, the longest american standard is 'Begin the Beguine' by Cole Porter: 100 consecutive bars!"
by david
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 32009

For the record, most software abandoned the wav/cue method for doing image backups of audio discs... at least from a interface point of view. The whole bin/cue exposure method sucks. Living in the Linux world, I'd say that most software I've seen still uses the bin/cue (or bin/toc in the cdrdao cas...
by david
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 32009

I'd keep two RAID:ed external hard drives with RAID 1 Using RAID for this is probably overkill, since a simple sync/backup from your main disk to the secondary, done regularly, will keep your data happy, and will make the two disks less dependent on eachother. In another subthread, the reason i pro...
by david
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 32009

GemZombie wrote:I too would rather just do an .iso backup.
.iso is for data CDs. For audio CDs you need a copy of the audio data and the CD table of contents and optionally the CD-TEXT info etc. So a wav/cue combination will do the trick. Or a flac file with an embedded cue sheet.
by david
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 32009

I have created my own system that I will explain below. I don't expect anyone else to want to use this, but if you are interested just let me know. My setup consists of a number of python scripts that manipulate my files. It allows me to do several of the steps described below in a single move. The ...
by david
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears
Replies: 18
Views: 9338

Jazzwomen

The only Hutton I own is from Jazzwomen: Great Instrumental Gals that I found in France. It's a fun compilation, but not much to dance to, and the sound quality varies a lot. But it has one of my favourites, Rose Murphy with "Rosetta", in a version that makes me happy anytime I listen too ...
by david
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 32009

I rip everything to .wav files and store them on an external hard drive. I can then grab the raw stuff to burn to CD or transcode to MP3, OGG or whatever format I need afterward. That's a bit wasteful. I encode my CDs as FLAC, which is a lossless compression (and then reencode the individual tracks...
by david
Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who is your favourite 1930s jazz arranger?
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Transcriptions / new arrangements

Actually, I didn't! I meant commission to arrange old songs we love but never get to hear anymore for modern bands! So you got it exactly right. I guess it depends on whether you want new arrangements or transcriptions of old recordings. There are a lot of people that do the latter, and in the band...
by david
Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJ'ing through Phono connection?
Replies: 3
Views: 3359

Thank you Dave for the advice. It turned out one of the dj guys in our association has a M-Audio Fast Track Pro , so we could borrow it when we had a visiting laptop dj in town last Tuesday. That guy would be me. I think the solution to our problems will be to either fix the DJ mixer to accept prop...
by david
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 226851

CuePhase

I just found CuePhase, a Mac app for DJing which seems to me to be perfect for how I would like to laptop-DJ swing music. I don't care one bit about beat matching or any other fance stuff. What I want, and that CuePhase gives me is. * A queue of songs to play * A simple way of browsing music and pre...
by david
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing & Cueing on a Mac
Replies: 11
Views: 6571

Re: Detour application

Did I mention this app yet for mac? It's called Detour. http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/. It allows you to specify which program will use which soundcard. I do without iTunes and DJ1800 because I don't like how DJ1800 stops when it's library is being updated. I use Audion 3 with Itunes. I use Aud...
by david
Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 90878

hear hear... a little research and shopping does indeed reveal wider options for the pc... much wider. since we're talking laptops here, simply put: baloney. all external soundcards will work just as well on macs as they will on wintel boxes; all the common hardware interfaces are shared. the (usua...