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by Surreal
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A letter from Ben Webster - pretty special and rare
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: A letter from Ben Webster - pretty special and rare

What an interesting little diddy. Thanks for sharing that.
by Surreal
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ipad
Replies: 6
Views: 4982

Re: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ip

Can that be addressed via software/drivers? or is it a hardware thing?
by Surreal
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ipad
Replies: 6
Views: 4982

Re: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ip

I wish they had kept the 1/4" jacks. Much better mechanical contact, and using an adapter for 1/8" is still robust whereas the other way is fussy.
by Surreal
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ipad
Replies: 6
Views: 4982

Re: Native Instrument Audio 2 sound card now works Iphone/Ip

Wasn't the previous version already called Traktor Audio 2? I believe this one is the mk2.
by Surreal
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: YouTube videos cannot be advanced any longer!?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Re: YouTube videos cannot be advanced any longer!?!?

It seems to work just fine for me (Firefox, Win7 machine).
by Surreal
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OT - I need a laptop. $300.00 pricer range
Replies: 5
Views: 4722

Re: OT - I need a laptop. $300.00 pricer range

I'm not a huge fan of extended warranties, BUT some places actually reimburse the cost of the warranty (for store credit) if you didn't use it during the allotted time, which can be quite worthwhile actually so it's worth asking about.
by Surreal
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48707

Re: Portable PA systems

Anyone here have experience with the new Yorkville Parasource range of speakers? I didn't get a chance to hear them, but the sales rep guy was telling me they're a step up from the Elite range (I've used the Elite E10p once before and liked it, perhaps more than the QSC K10, but I never compared sid...
by Surreal
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OT - I need a laptop. $300.00 pricer range
Replies: 5
Views: 4722

Re: OT - I need a laptop. $300.00 pricer range

Just about anything will do really. You should be able to get a decent 14-15" last-gen machine in that price range, maybe even a touch screen on a refurb. Look for a minimum of 4gb ram. Your range of options may not be the greatest as there are no good sales this time of year, so just keep an eye ou...
by Surreal
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48707

Re: Portable PA systems

Our regular venue has been growing and my little 300W system just isn't cutting it anymore. We're pushing into distortion these days just to be audible. I'm asking the other scene organizers about investing some money into better speakers (the old one was entirely out of my own pocket), and their re...
by Surreal
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 12991

Re: What was your worst djing experience?

Having a fully charged backup player is essential. A couple weeks ago after making announcements, JRiver froze on me when I tried to start my set back up. Scrambling to reboot, I dug into my bag of tricks and grabbed my backup mp3 player... only to discover the battery was dead! Thankfully, I had m...
by Surreal
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 69936

Re: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing

I was looking for something to replace my Traktor2 which was starting to die, and wound up going with an Echo Audio Echo2 (who names their product the same as their company?). I'm really liking it so far. Two inputs, four channel out (two are balanced TRS, the other two are a headphone jack). The al...
by Surreal
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Movie review - Swing Kids
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Movie review - Swing Kids

Sobering thought: a lot of the dancers weren't even born yet when the movie came out...
by Surreal
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How to be a better Swing DJ
Replies: 10
Views: 7166

Re: How to be a better Swing DJ

I am a bit of a compulsive collector, so it's difficult for me to delete anything... but I will usually add notes to the comment field or delete the bpm of a bad song.
by Surreal
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Movie review - Swing Kids
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Movie review - Swing Kids

I didn't get into swing until 2002, so (thankfully?) missed most of the revival phase. I miss some of that cheesiness, though neo-swing is still a bit of a guilty pleasure :oops:
by Surreal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Movie review - Swing Kids
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Movie review - Swing Kids

I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I have yet to watch Swing Kids...