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by tornredcarpet
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

I don't store the .wav's on RAID or back them up since the data can be recovered by re-ripping. I do plan to replace the drive by the time it's 3 years old, long before the mean time before failure. I think it's the right balance between convenience and reliability. But do remember that CDs also su...
by tornredcarpet
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

GemZombie wrote:To split hairs, Winamp *can't* handle it until you add a plugin. When I tried it, that plugin was pretty bad. I'm sure it's a whole lot better.
Winamp actually does it natively now.
by tornredcarpet
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

I don't store the .wav's on RAID or back them up since the data can be recovered by re-ripping. I do plan to replace the drive by the time it's 3 years old, long before the mean time before failure. I think it's the right balance between convenience and reliability. But do remember that CDs also su...
by tornredcarpet
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

One more point for lossless formats such as APE and FLAC in an archival context:
More robust than raw formats such as WAV.
by tornredcarpet
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MP3 Ripping Software
Replies: 72
Views: 25050

It has been almost a year; time for a technology update. Three questions: Does anyone have some new ripping software for MP3s, or are you still using Exact Audio Copy or Windows Media Player? Is there a difference between MP3 compression programs, or do they all use the exact same digital algorhyth...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The OMG what was THAT? Factor
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Is Artie Shaw's Man from Mars one of them?
by tornredcarpet
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 68237

I got an Xmod in a Micro Center in Smyrna, GA for $64.

Worked on Jeff Miller's computer (a powermac) fine, worked on PCs as well just as well.

The surround sound thing i'm not too fond of... the crystallizer sound enhancer thing is cool though.. really brings out each instrument.
by tornredcarpet
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26750

julius wrote:like a bunch of teenage girls in pajamas playing records for each other on the bedroom floor.
Except Julius still comes in a blazer on pajama night. (I don't think I have a picture of that).
by tornredcarpet
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26750

the coffeeshop in RAF is the "blues" side of late night. I don't think there's anything wrong with djing soul (or any kind of music) as long as you don't totally destroy the lindy part of it, especially when it's a lindy event. i.e. US Open 2 years ago. Room completely cleared of lindy hoppers once ...
by tornredcarpet
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26750

CafeSavoy wrote: Well, in that case, it really must be Peter's fault. At least it's not a Prince revival.
GemZombie would take offense at that.
by tornredcarpet
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Everyone wants to be a DJ
Replies: 18
Views: 8284

One benefit I see in dancers wanting to be Swing DJ's is it gets them interested in form in the music. Considering most Lindy hoppers wouldn't know how Fletcher Henderson is if you asked them, having them showing an interest in the music has to be an up side on some form. Now you just have to encou...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26750

JSAlmonte wrote:
Swifty wrote:I'm also starting to see a trend of Soul/R&B "Lindy" Exchanges cropping up, which I find weird.
blame Peter Strom.
LOL word to that.
by tornredcarpet
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: equalize Mp3 volume levels
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

A really good program I used to use is MP3Gain. Now I normalize everything when I rip it, so I don't need a separate normalizing program anymore.
by tornredcarpet
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 47683

Ah... thank you Lawrence- that explains why the topic kept drifting in that direction. I don't know where I mentioned or came across that I have a limited budget, but I am fortunate as not be in that situation. Granted, it would be better to spend less, but I'd rather spend more and not get stuck wi...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What ratio of tracks do you shortlist for a set?
Replies: 13
Views: 5377

Sometimes when I have limited space, especially when I'm traveling (all the time) and I can only bring what I can fit into a small messenger bag, I'll bring some audio cords/adapters, a cd player, and a cd case of about 20-30 cds, with mixes of different moods, like cds with high-tempo boogie-woogie...