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by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67194

the newer powerbooks do, but I personally like the little package of the ibook and refuse to be swayed by the latest and greatest technology in that respect. PC laptops in my opinion still leave a lot to be desired, especially in battery life/performance balancing, build quality, cooling, price, etc...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes 7 Multiple Libraries + External Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

I haven't seen as many bus-powered firewire drives as usb. It'll be easier to find a usb one, and I've *never* had a conflict with mine, so I'm not sure what that's about. USB is more available than Firewire on computers too... So ya, I recommend USB. The Smardisk drives are basically the same as t...
by tornredcarpet
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67194

Come in any flavors besides PCMCIA?
Because in case i get an ibook i'm going to be unhappy =/
by tornredcarpet
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67194

Can i get a few second opinions on the MP3+ or the indigo echo?
Anyone else use them?

-Jesse
by tornredcarpet
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67194

Yeah, I was wondering the same question, except B&H has a bit of stuff I need to spend a gift card on. I don't even know if I'm looking in the right place. This stuff all have 30000 features I don't need. PS has anyone heard of the new toshiba laptops that have a built in pre-amp? That could negate ...
by tornredcarpet
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mp3 Converter
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Be also aware that many lossless and hi-fidelity formats also require a lot of processing power. I should also note that a bitrate of 240kbps and up for the LAME codec has virtually perfect transparency. That's an 83% compression rate (almost 6 times smaller) compared to monkey audio's (fast compres...
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet style music?
Replies: 30
Views: 6805

Jesse informs me otherwise. It's the same guy.
I just need to get the right time period of his stuff.
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet style music?
Replies: 30
Views: 6805

Jay McShann?
I have a lot of Blues from Jay Mcshann that sounds a bit like Sonny Rollins....
Hooties Jumpin' Blues, Goin' To Kansas City, and Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players.
Wrong Jay Mcshann, I'm betting?
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet style music?
Replies: 30
Views: 6805

Oh! I seemed to have missed your reply. Thanks! Earl Hines Trio? Never heard them, will check them out. Have some albums for me to listen to? Which Dorsey? Tommy Dorsey is good, but often overplayed. I have (of Tommy Dorsey) Sentimental Dorsey, 1946-1947 chronological collection, Boogie Woogie, Tea ...
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Mp3 Converter
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

You can try encoding stuff into lossless audio codecs like APE (monkey audio, my favorite), FLAC, or whatever other stuff is out there. I occasionally run into places with nothing but a CD player, so until I get a laptop of my own, I have to burn a lot of CDs, and I'd rather not carry around a colle...
by tornredcarpet
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet style music?
Replies: 30
Views: 6805

Charlie Barnet style music?

I asked this around several forums but no one really knew.

I was looking for music in the style of Charlie Barnet? Anyone sound like him? Outstanding rhythm section, killer brass, you know.

Yeah, of course there's Ellington, but I have a lot of him already.

-Jesse