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by Zot
Wed May 19, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Rhythm
Replies: 38
Views: 12048

I thought "Jump" was great when it came out. My musical tastes have since moved on (or back).
by Zot
Wed May 19, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: how does a largely white audience effect the music?
Replies: 33
Views: 9836

What a fascinating quote, Rayned. Where's it from?
by Zot
Sun May 16, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Rhythm
Replies: 38
Views: 12048

Strange. I thought that was one he didn't compose.

What's this one? Anyone got it? Rhythm, by (oddly enough) another band from the 30s called Spirits of Rhythm:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... ri288y052a
by Zot
Wed May 12, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cootie Williams in Hi-Fi
Replies: 20
Views: 6419

I love this disk. Favourites for me are:
Summit Ridge Drive
Block Rock
Percy Speaks (Cootie gers readlly dirty on that riff)

But it's all good.
by Zot
Sun May 02, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 9166

Thanks Spuds. I'll take a look.
by Zot
Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 35557

You reminded me, DJstarr.... my favourite song to hate is "Gettin' in the Mood" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
by Zot
Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Purpose of this board
Replies: 22
Views: 23475

Forums going off-topic is a common problem, and one that needs to be actively pursued if people really do want a useful "signal to noise" ratio. My own experience tells me that the very best online forums in this regard have active, hardworking and intelligent moderation in place. This mea...
by Zot
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 24837

JohnDyer/Dana: Sorry, but what does DRM have to do with the iPod? Are you confusing the iTunes music store issue with the iPod? Almost every single track on my iPod has no problems with DRM whatsoever. Only those that were purchased on the iTMS have any DRM issue at all. <side track> I personally ha...
by Zot
Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: "Best" bitrate to use? (128-320kbps)
Replies: 35
Views: 19226

I've been very happy encoding at 192K for MP3 and 128K for AAC so far.
by Zot
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 9166

Ron -- thanks. I've used ASD a few times for our troupe practices so far, and once for teaching a beginner class, and I've got to say it does a great job. As an alternative to having a pitch control knob on a ghetto blaster it's a far higher quality output, with more accurate control. Given that I m...
by Zot
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 210494

Olivier! Bravo.

If you are on SwingDJs, Olivier, I'd love to read your playlist.
by Zot
Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 9166

So yeah, I knew it would get some responses about not being cool to use, but really I was posting this in Tech Talk to get a technical answer to a straightforward question. Do you have software you'd like to share knowledge of to the folks here? I guess we're all able to judge for ourselves when or ...
by Zot
Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 9166

Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)

I recently did some investigation into tools for the Mac that can be used to alter song tempos. It's fairly common to find a function called 'pitch control' on many standard DJ consoles, and I know many teachers add a pitch controller to their portable stereos for teaching purposes. If you're unfami...
by Zot
Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CD-R’s. Can we make them more CD player friendly?
Replies: 10
Views: 5294

I have similar thoughts. Try slowing down the burn rate.

For more detailed info, see the following URL:

http://www.mscience.com/faq.html#CDR

You'll see a whole bunch of topics on this issue. Enjoy.
by Zot
Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 210494

heh. Thanks.

I love the whistling song. The whistling song rules. But yeah, your mileage may vary!!!

Seriously, thanks.