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by Zot
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mp3 vs aac
Replies: 35
Views: 15622

Unfortunately OGG is not supported by the iPod, which is why I won't be using it any time soon. AAC, on the other hand, is. As I said earlier, there is no DRM issue at all with using AAC unless you are buying from ITMS anyway...
by Zot
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 248119

This is an aside on the Griffin iMic but it may be of interest here too. I've been using the iMic very successfully for doing what BTB mentions above for some months now -- that is, using its output capability to provide a second audio port for previewing. Works great. In the last few days I've been...
by Zot
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting the most out of iTunes
Replies: 34
Views: 18364

Yeah, I use a similar setup (iTunes + DJ-1800) which I recommend.

I do still use iTunes to DJ with occasionally, but I much prefer using DJ-1800 because of its support for previewing using an external audio device like the iMic.
by Zot
Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 24837

I'm at 41 gigs of music on my external drive right now (that's around 12,000 songs), so an ipod won't even hold my entire collection. Two comments: 1. You may not necessarily need all your tunes on the iPod all the time. YMMV. 2. There's a 60Gig configuration available, although it's a bit pricier....
by Zot
Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 24837

I find iTunes by far the best CD ripping & music management software I've tried on the Mac. I can't say I've experienced Reuben's problems with memory running iTunes on OSX (even on fairly meagre systems). (Psst, Reuben, there's no such word as "irregardless"). I have definitely heard ...
by Zot
Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What do Swing DJs do in the day/to earn a living?
Replies: 64
Views: 30169

1. Nah.
2. Educational Designer.
by Zot
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz Psuedonames, nicknames ...and mistakes.
Replies: 5
Views: 10333

Unbelievable list! Funny.

Psst... Greg, the note number for "Ruth Haag" is 4 but I think it's meant to be 6. And I think the artist and album names are missing for that entry.
by Zot
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 19755

I've ordered it immediately -- I trust the judgement of the people involved in the project to add it to my catalogue. I guess I have a different perspective to some people here. First off, I'll reserve my own judgement of the album until I've heard it myself and not base it on reading the BPM info (...
by Zot
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: best rip on a Mac.
Replies: 9
Views: 5216

Yakov wrote:i'm not talking about compression -- i'm talking about ripping the actual audio from the CD. i already know how i want to do compression.
Yakov, I was talking about ripping as well as compressing. The answer is iTunes. It does a very very good job.
by Zot
Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mp3 vs aac
Replies: 35
Views: 15622

It seems pointless to me not to use the superior AAC format for encoding your own collection simply for ideological reasons -- in what possible way will you be compromised in the future by using AAC for this purpose now? I've been using AAC (128k) to encode my stuff for a while now, and I'm glad I d...
by Zot
Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: best rip on a Mac.
Replies: 9
Views: 5216

by Zot
Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: SwingCity Melbourne (Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2004)
Replies: 7
Views: 5307

Hi everyone, The Special Workshops for SwingCity Melbourne are now available for booking! Please note that there have been some changes to the Special Workshop program.  This is because Sing Lim and Chan Meng will unfortunately not be able to teach this year due to unforeseen circumstances. See: htt...
by Zot
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: The Y6A Lineup Announced!
Replies: 98
Views: 43374

Unbelievable. You guys are so lucky to have this talent still around and in your own country. Wish I could go to Y6A too.
by Zot
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 210494

Hey Lucy, nice set!

Danny’s All-Star Joint -- one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums ever. I wanted to marry Rickie Lee Jones for a while there in my 20s. I never really thought about using it for Lindy Hoppers until you mentioned it, though. I think I'll give it a try!
by Zot
Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: SwingCity Melbourne (Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2004)
Replies: 7
Views: 5307

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