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by LindyChef
Tue May 29, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a compact equipment setup
Replies: 10
Views: 4118

Yeah, I had been thinking about that. A 1604 won't fit into the rack that I'm looking at (although a 1402 would). I'm thinking about getting a Behringer Eurorack MX2642A. http://www.behringer.com/MX2642A/MX2642A_medium.jpg It's 16 channel (8 mono, 4 stereo) and 4 bus, so I'll have monitor capabiliti...
by LindyChef
Mon May 28, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 21456

Nice little syllabus ... I'm actually in the process of starting to develop a DJ training program for the DJs at Blues Underground here in Seattle and I've put together my thoughts in these little bullets. I will definitely use what you've listed to good use. (just read this list with the word "swin...
by LindyChef
Mon May 28, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a compact equipment setup
Replies: 10
Views: 4118

Actually the amount of equipment space is larger with a mackie (it requires 8 U of mounting space while the other is a 1 U mixer + a 4 U DJ mixer) but I like the flexibility of it. If I can find something like it but slightly smaller (10.5" vs 14") I think I'll have a winner.
by LindyChef
Sun May 27, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a compact equipment setup
Replies: 10
Views: 4118

Oh, I know it's going to be plenty heavy and I don't mind. I want a setup like this because it is relatively portable and durable and I can take it to multiple venues and just plug it into a PA system or powered speakers (which I plan on getting in the future). Basically, this is the kind of stuff I...
by LindyChef
Sat May 26, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Building a compact equipment setup
Replies: 10
Views: 4118

Building a compact equipment setup

So I've been looking at purchasing some of my own equipment for ECBF and other events I've been running based on the economics ... I'm looking for some input as to what equipment fits my contraints. http://www.odysseygear.com/display.php?sku=fzgs804 http://www.odysseygear.com/images/products/lrg/fzg...
by LindyChef
Fri May 11, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: dual output on Intel macs
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

If you want an all apple solution, one of the airport versions contains an audio output which iTunes recognizes as a seperate audio device. With it you can do all of your DJing from iTunes. Otherwise, off of the top of my head there are a few solutions posted in the laptop DJs thread you can find ...
by LindyChef
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning crowd off of favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 11105

Eyeball wrote:If you play mostly slower songs, how do you get or keep the energy level up?
Don't mistake energy for tempo ... those are two seperate things (it's why that he got that request for a slower tempo song and the requested song was faster tempo).
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Christina Aguilera "Back To Basics"
Replies: 13
Views: 8773

I have it and the "acoustic" album is very over-produced. There's only one song on there that's anywhere near playable and that is only for blues dancing, "Nasty Naughty Boy."
by LindyChef
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Small speakers for laptop DJing
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

They fold to a couple of inches, but they are a bit on the large side ... they need a large backpack (they're 21" x 28").
by LindyChef
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Small speakers for laptop DJing
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

Sonic Impact's Fold Flat Speakers have worked for me: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009W44A/ref=pd_sbs_e_3/102-9192831-5956157?v=glance&s=electronics At Y6A I unfolded them after a dance in a subway station and we had a little impromptu dance then and there. http://www.lindychef.c...
by LindyChef
Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67728

No. What they are referring to is the original sampling. In order to be able to produce a sound you must be able to sample at twice the sound's frequency ... that way you can catch both the crest and trough of the sound wave ... if you could only sample at that sound's frequency rate, then you could...
by LindyChef
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67728

Because the market is completely empty right now and many people (not just DJs) are shifting their entire music collections to their computers via MP3s. Witness the IPod. The gamer market is completely saturated, whereas the music market is dry. The iPod isn't a valid comparison for a soundcard for...
by LindyChef
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67728

Gaming completely controls the market because: 1) Gamers upgrade frequently ... they are always willing to get the latest and greatest technology. 2) Gamers are willing to spend a lot of money for each upgrade (consider that some video cards cost more than barebones computers) 3) Gamers are willing ...
by LindyChef
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163981

The original problem was related to the wireless card making sounds when connecting and disconnecting to networks ...