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by Surreal
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 12998

Re: What was your worst djing experience?

I've been doing the radio gig for a decade now and I *still* forget to turn on the aux input sometimes. Or I'll have it on but forget to bring up the slider.
by Surreal
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Site down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6894

Re: Site down?

lipi wrote:
Surreal wrote:Here here! Thanks for all the hard work you've put in over the years.
Though I approve of the sentiment, I must point out that you wanted "Hear, hear!".
D'oh, I can't believe I botched that. Well... I teach math, not English :roll:
by Surreal
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable PA systems
Replies: 83
Views: 48719

Re: Portable PA systems

At the Canadian Costco... http://www.costco.ca/Edison-Professional-M2000-Bluetooth-Speaker-.product.100086616.html Can't find any reviews of this thing online, nor much else on the brand for that matter. Probably some cheap Chinese import... but geez, $300 including a stand and all the cables? I won...
by Surreal
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Site down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6894

Re: Site down?

Here here! Thanks for all the hard work you've put in over the years.
by Surreal
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Winamp users: winamp is no more
Replies: 2
Views: 3931

Re: Winamp users: winamp is no more

Wow, I remember when winamp used to be *the* free player back in the day. Like an old giant laying down to rest now.
by Surreal
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45
Replies: 11
Views: 7465

Re: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45

I even tried capturing the flash file and checked my cache, but nada. Maybe someone more technologically inclined can help. Perhaps set your soundcard to capture the output directly (how that's done exactly I'm not too sure... I don't know if you can loop the output directly to a microphone input......
by Surreal
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45
Replies: 11
Views: 7465

Re: Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing - live 4-28-45

I poked around briefly on those two pages but couldn't find any downloadable files for the music unfortunately. I think both are using flash player that links to somewhere external that I can't see :(
by Surreal
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Who?
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

So one of the new girls (1st or 2nd year uni, I dunno they all look like kids these days) runs up to me the other day with her ipod and one half of her earbuds... her: oh my god, you have to hear this song! me: *hesitantly takes earbud* her: it's this new style of music, they call it electroswing! m...
by Surreal
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "The Greatest Jazz Films Ever" - youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

"The Greatest Jazz Films Ever" - youtube

I came across this on another forum and figured I'd share it here. It's a solid two hours... part 1: http://youtu.be/HZJx33i63LM part 2: http://youtu.be/1wN4ca7gr1E Here's a copied blurb for part 2. I don't have one for part 1... I'm a subscriber to "Jazz on the Tube" and I confess that I don't have...
by Surreal
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exit Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 6220

I actually played that once at the end of the night as a "get out, we're closing down" song... and it packed the dance floor :roll:
by Surreal
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exit Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 6220

And just think, some of those mix cds are older than the kids dancing these days...
by Surreal
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exit Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 6220

Fade out... and time for announcements! (upcoming events, parties, workshops, classes, birthdays, housekeeping, lost and found, etc)
by Surreal
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Backup of a music collection on the cloud
Replies: 9
Views: 9558

While not on the cloud, something like this looks interesting... http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416607,00.asp

Makes for more mobile DJ'ing with a tablet/phone.
by Surreal
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Who?
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Forget 80's, most of the kids in the scene here are 90's babies... nevermind the Duke, they've never even heard of Stevie Wonder. I think the only "modern covers" that might fit in their timeline is the electroswing stuff these days. Everything else is old enough that you might as well skip it and g...
by Surreal
Sun May 26, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: new mixer no power required : POKKET MIXER
Replies: 2
Views: 4325

It's an interesting little device. Not the first of it's kind, but it has a nice form factor to it. I don't see it being all that useful in a regular DJ setup where you've likely got more substantive gear to plug into, but maybe for someone hauling around a portable PA it would make for a dandy auxi...