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by LindyChef
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5459

Apparently I'm sharing a brain cell with Jesse this morning ...
by LindyChef
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billy May
Replies: 26
Views: 5459

IMHO he's pretty Welk-ish (I personally put him somewhere in the evolutionary tree between Glenn Miller and Welk), but I do admit I like his recording of For Dancers Only.
by LindyChef
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Favorite Records Stores, online or brick and mortar
Replies: 22
Views: 9055

Amazon.com ... seriously ... used prices are quite cheap there.
by LindyChef
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Upping the tempo.
Replies: 69
Views: 23561

Re: Upping the tempo.

I’m fed up of having to DJ slow - mid range songs, because people don’t want to dance to faster tempos. I’m also fed up of dancers just turning to Balboa when I put on an upper tempo song, even if it screams Swing out. If you look at this as a problem, where the dancers are an obstacle to what you ...
by LindyChef
Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Lyle Lovett song?
Replies: 22
Views: 11638

Have to check that one out ... personal fave of mine that I've heard by Lyle is "She's No Lady."
by LindyChef
Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable Battery Powered Speakers
Replies: 0
Views: 2192

Portable Battery Powered Speakers

I've always been on the lookout for battery powered speakers because I love the idea of being able to take some speakers out of a backpack anywhere I am and be able to dance ... all of the products I've tried just haven't been able to produce exactly what I'm looking for ... until now :) I just open...
by LindyChef
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 80182

Bobby Timmons - Dat Dere
Gene Ammons - Seed Shack
by LindyChef
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Burning Down your CD collection
Replies: 20
Views: 7477

I used to burn down ... by default I rip every CD I get into a high quality MP3 and then put the CD into storage ... you don't want to store as WAV files since they take up too much space. Pretty much any software will work. My personal favorite is Easy CD-DA extractor, but YMMV. Basically, my main ...
by LindyChef
Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 212189

I will do my first laptop set on Thursday. I got an Audigy 2NX card. The plan is to use WinAmp/internal manufacturer provided soundcard to preview and iTunes through Audigy as output to the house system. I will probably keep trying out different things for awhile. I thought about doing the dual Win...
by LindyChef
Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" by Mary J Blige
Replies: 8
Views: 5606

Actually, they're still selling it through the redhot site:

http://www.redhot.org/shop/

Just make a $14 donation and they'll send it to you. Just picked up a copy for myself.
by LindyChef
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 212189

I have it set to fade out the last 2 to 3 seconds. That usually has an effective fade out of nothing, i then have it leave about 1 or 2 seconds of silence until the next song, which has a full start with no fade in. It's basically what i'd do if i were DJing by CD. I just like it because it's total...
by LindyChef
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 212189

I don't like Winamps form of moving to the next song, BPM studio has this nice customizable crossfade. It's perfect. Just wondering, Gem, how do you use the cross fade when DJing lindy events? Personally, I prefer not fading between songs and allowing that small gap to be there. It allows people to...
by LindyChef
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The best. request. ever.
Replies: 159
Views: 49182

Now that I think about it, there's no version of this song I really like ... (deletes from hard drive so no-one can ask if I have it when I DJ).
by LindyChef
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2004, Aug 6-8
Replies: 22
Views: 10910

I had a fantastic time. The variety of music was great and it was a treat to have live music at the late night. I can see why some people would have had a problem with Buster's band. I didn't dance that much because the songs were too long, but I did enjoy watching them play. I particularly enjoyed ...
by LindyChef
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJ's - tools to keep files in sync?
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

http://www.smsync.com/ SmartSync Pro can automatically be setup to synchronize on a schedule and compare date/time stamps of files and update all copies. In your situation, I think it's the easiest and most economical solution. We use it at work to keep our files synchronized at our colocation site.