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Hard News: Friday Music: Go Home DJ

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  • JacksonP,

    Likely to become one of the most frequently remixed songs of the year, Laura Mvula's Green Garden. I picked this one, but plenty on Soundcloud.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

    Never mind all that. THIS is what I'm looking forward to on Tuesday night.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    One option (which is supported by some laptop tools like Ableton) is to play in mono and use one channel for playing out and the other for pre-listen. You'd need a reasonably versatile mixer, or a special cable.

    The other one is that some phones/tablets support USB OTG (almost all do at chipset level, but it's whether they bring the lines out) which would give you the ability to drive a four channel USB audio device. Given software support, obviously. And a power supply. And probably cyanogen.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I know nothing about any of these things but I have to say that whatever you used was brilliant. I spent a bit of time peering at the turntable graphic thingy. It was pretty cool. The music pumping out from it was even better. And the ladies won on the night.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

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    A quick and dirty way to get a DJ setup in Widows 7 is to use stream routing. All you have to do is use two different media players and set the output of one to “rear audio out” in the devices section and the other one to “front Headphone out”. This will give you two separate outputs. A simple DIY cross-fader will do the rest.
    Here is a quick and dirty picture
    And Here is the tech stuff with link to microsoft.

    Note, you could also use thid crossfader between 2 iPods or whatever media players you happen to have kicking around.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    huh no! We're in Mt Eden and didn't notice it.

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Don;t like the look of this, about 5k under Mototapu
    http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2013p203051

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Tony P,

    Never mind all that. THIS is what I’m looking forward to on Tuesday night.

    Thursday up here. Which – curses – is also the night that Fred Wesley plays the Powerstation. That's just not fair.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    I was driving and missed it, but the family certainly felt it at home.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Tony P,

    Spot you there in Wellington?

    I really enjoyed Vieux Farka Toure at WOMAD on Saturday but his torrent of electric blues makes you wonder what 'world music'. might be,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward, in reply to BenWilson,

    I'm curious whether the Apple devices solved the key problem with effective DJing on a 'droid I ran into, which is that there aren't 4 channels for the sounds,

    iOS6 introduced multichannel audio, so apps can, for example, route a stereo cue into the headphones and stereo main out via the dock connector (or any other routing desired). I THINK it's 4 channels total, but may be more.
    That obviously requires some form of external soundcard to hang off the dock connector - if you don't have that, most of the apps (e.g. the new Traktor DJ app) revert to a mono-split between cue and master, and you need to split the L/R channels out of the headphone jack... I'm not sure if it's smart enough yet to use Airplay for two channels and headphone jack for the other two

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    Vieux Farka Toure at WOMAD on Saturday. Taj Mahal guested on one song–a blues number dedicated to Taranaki.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    More WOMAD: Japanese artists Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono, on Tsugaru Shamisen (sort of a Japanese banjo)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    And a lonely soul near the mouth of the Awakino River;

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    And a lonely soul near the mouth of the Awakino River;

    Oh noes, there's Crocs in the Awakino. Somebody call the Authoratahs!

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Neil Young was magnificent in Wellington last night but the TSB Arena is a horrible, horrible venue.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Crocs in the Awakino. Somebody call the Authoratahs

    sorted

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Neil Young was magnificent in Wellington last night but the TSB Arena is a horrible, horrible venue.

    I was utterly transported by him at times last night -- and also a tiny bit bored at other times. No complaints, but I'd still rank the Big Day Out show as a level up from this one.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    I couldn’t quite believe I was at a Neil Young concert – how could this have happened? Do I really want to be transported back to the turmoil of teenage years? Enjoyed it none-the-less, tho it was a long time to stand in one spot, and I wondered if I would get to leave the Vector Arena, the floor seemed to turn to a terrible sticky surface towards the end – someone should look into that – potential for a new super-glue there….

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Russell Brown,

    There were dull moments but not so much when Neil was playing--more to do with the silly shenanigans on stage with those twits in white coats, who were just irritating,
    Nora: three hours standing was a trial in Wellington but there was a time when legs trembled from the rumble of the music. Maybe straw or sawdust would be a better ground cover,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Maybe straw or sawdust would be a better ground cover

    Good idea, something to soak up the spilled swill.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

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