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by Surreal
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Peterson gives a piano lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 5182

Oscar Peterson gives a piano lesson

This is fantastic...

Oscar Peterson on The Dick Cavett Show: The Piano Lesson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-FrnaU0rs
by Surreal
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48725

Re: Portable PA systems

An interesting new portable solution:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... ersonal-pa
http://www.churchproduction.com/story/m ... ersonal-pa

Could be useful for teaching or lindybombing.
by Surreal
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cable management for the OCD DJ
Replies: 8
Views: 6590

Re: Cable management for the OCD DJ

I think going wireless is viable for a swingdj who doesn't need midi or really much of a mixer at all. I'm thinking a simple setup with not much more than drag 'n drop playlists on a laptop, and control volume digitally. Right now I can set up my phone to access my laptop's library to play music. If...
by Surreal
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: djay software + Micro II hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 3193

Re: djay software + Micro II hardware

First of all, what software are you using, and is it capable of running simultaneous outputs/zones? If yes, then you need to go into the settings and choose your output devices. Set one of them to the headphone jack, and the other to the sound card.
by Surreal
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Promoting new albums and fund-raising projects?
Replies: 2
Views: 21238

Re: Promoting new albums and fund-raising projects?

Why not create a new subforum for it? (or a child board off this one)
by Surreal
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cable management for the OCD DJ
Replies: 8
Views: 6590

Re: Cable management for the OCD DJ

Interesting new audio device with built-in usb hub... http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AudioHub24
by Surreal
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 14826

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

I used to frequent lindyhopper.ca but it's a ghost town these days. Yehoodi doesn't seem to be faring much better.
by Surreal
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 14826

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

From my view, forums are becoming an increasingly niche market. People only have a certain amount of time that they spend online, and that time is being viciously targetted by social networking/marketing, games, etc. The only way you draw more people now is to become more convenient or piggyback on ...
by Surreal
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6576

Re: MacBook Air 13'' for DJing?

SiMonster wrote:The Air only comes with 2 USB connections, but in case of emergency, I can use a USB port replicator.
You could also look into wireless external hard drives, or even a portable router that lets you connect usb flash drives or SD cards for storage.
by Surreal
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's My Line?
Replies: 9
Views: 10051

What's My Line?

Not exactly music per se, but it does feature some recognizable faces...

Louis Armstrong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPoIsrmQbcE

Duke Ellington - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS4wjBCS3q4

Sammy Davis Jr. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAkOnAQ9kGo
by Surreal
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Creepy Jazz songs
Replies: 7
Views: 5439

Re: Creepy Jazz songs

How about a little St James Infirmary with Cab Calloway and... Betty Boop?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBk3jwNSteo
by Surreal
Wed May 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3661

Re: DJ Software

Jukebox is the free version of Jriver... http://www.jriver.com/mj/
(it's essentially just a stripped down version 14, whereas the current version is 19)