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by Lawrence
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: last night's playlist
Replies: 14
Views: 11506

Although I respect and understand where you are coming from, why is it so absolutely necessary to force people to accept faster music throughout an entire night of dancing? Maybe (just maybe) most people prefer more moderate tempos for legitimate reasons and maybe (just maybe) that preference is no...
by Lawrence
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: last night's playlist
Replies: 14
Views: 11506

CountBasi wrote:What example of a tune would you play as your first song of the night immediately following a drop-in beginning Swing lesson?
If I paid attention to the drop-in lesson at all, then it would be something similar to what they heard in class. But, again, that has to do with them, not me or my agenda.
by Lawrence
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 68240

Choppy audio is usually a software issue, not a hardware issue, but the fact that you replicated it at home after switching is relevant. You might have a bad card, but it also might be a problem with the program you are using. I use a PC, too, and the only problem I had was where the software did no...
by Lawrence
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: last night's playlist
Replies: 14
Views: 11506

One thing I've done over a long period of time (months - years) to increase peoples acceptance of faster tunes: Try starting your set with your average bpm being up above 140 (your is roughtly 137)... those slower songs set the tone for the night. Anything above that range becomes "fast", and anyth...
by Lawrence
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Playing 60-90 seconds of songs
Replies: 10
Views: 4324

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. No...
by Lawrence
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Playing 60-90 seconds of songs
Replies: 10
Views: 4324

well, "zipthebird" didn't ask for it to be burnable, necessarily, but: no, when you burn a track from itunes, it will burn the entire track and ignore the begin and end points you set. it won't burn partial tracks. It will work fine if you enter the begin/end points BEFORE you rip the original CD s...
by Lawrence
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 148161

February Guest-DJ-A-thon on Yehoodi Radio Tune in to Yehoodi Radio EVERY WEEKDAY in February to hear 20 of your favorite DJs from previous Yehoodi Guest DJ Thursdays. Catch the following DJs: Corey Blodgett, Michael Gamble, Brian Renehan, Sharon Ashe, Jim Wheatley, Mike Smith, Tina & Kristina, John...
by Lawrence
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Professional sound engineer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

From the fact that you need to ask, I assume you do not have someone who really knows their way around sound systems and you are not in a venue that has its own sound guy I used to work for an event venue and set up PA systems for all kinds of occasions. (I freaked out when in my first weeks workin...
by Lawrence
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Professional sound engineer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

One of our bands around here costs, for most gigs, $100 extra (I think) to have the bandleader bring a nicer PA than many of the dance venues have and play sound engineer. Give him enough warning and he'll even dig up parts to make sure your DJ setup can go through his PA, and he'll toggle a few kn...
by Lawrence
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Professional sound engineer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

The sound system is often one of the most overlooked things in setting up dances. Many people just assume that you plug stuff in and it works, which simply is not true for most of the P.A. systems that we tend to need to adequately fill the room with sound. There are so many little tweaks and knobs ...
by Lawrence
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Competitive bid to hire a DJ?
Replies: 15
Views: 8326

If you didn't negotiate for immediate payment, you probably should not have assumed that you would be paid immediately, nor that the city employee "contact" was ducking out on you. I do understand why you might think that way and why you feel a bit miffed about it, but unless your contract specifies...
by Lawrence
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: When I get a laptop
Replies: 36
Views: 11935

I don't know a way in ITunes to synchronize a playlist with you laptop. However, to transfer the tunes in your SwingDJs playlist, call it up, select all the songs in the playlist, and you should be able to simply drag and drop the tunes from ITunes onto a portable USB hard drive, then transfer the c...
by Lawrence
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

I did include JRiver in the comparison, I just apparently did not report on it. JRiver was less flexible in terms of the ripping options and the sound quality was marginally worse than the others. So I don't use it. I did not notice a timing difference, but I didn't pay too much attention to that in...
by Lawrence
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Who Gets Paid?
Replies: 8
Views: 3746

Re: Who Gets Paid?

Why, after all this effort of purchasing and organizing music, appropriating software, etc and culling through music to make sure their dancers have the best time of their life, why do I have nothing show? Why do event organizers offer nothing? The event organizers do not pay because they do not ne...
by Lawrence
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: On organizing music in iTunes, sort fields and ID3 tags
Replies: 19
Views: 8802

Thanks for the advice Jesse and Lipi!! I'll try Lipi's edited suggestion in ITunes first and let you know if I need to move on to the Media Monkey option. And, Lipi, the rant just stemmed from the thread-relevant advice about organizing music in ITunes: namely, don't do it because when your change p...