steelydan wrote:

Renaissance might as well call it a day. They even get shirty on their Facebook page.

They got all pissy with me on their facebook page because I told them that announcing that they had an announcement and not announcing anything 3 months later wasn't a strong sign of confidence in whatever they were announcing.

Funny how that works.

BedRob wrote:
loopdokter wrote:
Homegrove wrote:

I figured that would get Loopy jealous Dan. Glad to be right.

Jealous?   Haha. They play other people's music. They're not exactly Stephen Hawking!

Haven't heard much of Hawking's stuff to be fair, so cant comment

It's amazing. Outer-worldly even.

Homegrove wrote:

I've heard him play three times and he was spot on every time though. 2001, 2002 and 2006. Great house music on all times.

Didn't like his new essential mix though. The last one from 2009 was really good.

I used to see him pretty regularly in Miami in the late 90s early 2000s and he was really great... until he thought that Electro House was a good decision. Just, no. Not ever.

Was it a female vocal? There is an old house track called "the reason is you" from 93 or 94 by nina - possibly an updated version?

I watched it a few weeks back and it was actually really interesting. He kind of took a hard look at his career and where it went off course and how he got carried away with being a big shot.

It came off as pretty self-effacing and honest.

jamie wrote:

definitely the player.

have you got bluetooth? if so then save it to your phone and stream from there. I definitely don't get gaps on my iphone.

as for USB in the car. IMO it's always good to have a spare stick in the car so it gives the family something to listen to as not all of them are into the board member mixes I have on my phone smile

Just... no.

Modern audio equipment, even what is found in cars capible of playing digital files, do not add to latency you hear between lossy encoded tracks on albums where seperate tracks are meant to segue from one to the next (mixed, sequenced, or progression-based music like classical).

The little tick you hear between tracks that have been ripped as individual tracks and compressed down to lossy formats is an artifact that is introduced during the encoding process. There is a small bit of silence padding that is added to both ends of the single track which causes the tick or gap. Some people don't even notice it, but it drives me insane.

If you are really interested in it, go check out the wiki page on gapless playback or you can go through endless pages about it on the afterdawn forums.

This is why when you purchase a mix from beatport or even if you download it illegally from one of the "scene" groups, they are ripped in single file format.

Your only options are to rip it as a single file if you need it in a lossy format, or rip it into lossless which doesn't introduce the artifact. It literally has nothing to do with hardware at this point. It was an issue long ago when the first generation of devices came out that could play digital audio files without the use of a computer.

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Some people tend to get all wrapped up in the medium. I personally couldn't give two shits about how the DJ is making the music as long as it isn't some pre-recorded bit. That shit does get to me.

But at this point, use whatever you want. I think it is pretty pointless to have 3-4 CDJ-2000s sitting there and use Traktor or Serato, but that's just me. If that is what you are comfortable with, go for it. As long as you are actually mixing the set live and the music is good - bring it on.

When I mix at home I normally just hook my laptop up to my CDJs and drag and drop tracks over Rekordbox link but that is out of pure laziness on my part not wanting to export tracks to USB/SD. If I ever play out I just export my tracks to 2 or 3 USB sticks from Rekordbox as backups, but I've never had one flake out on me.

This is actually a problem with the conversion process to MP3. There are some software tricks that helped alleviate it in some cases (there was a plugin you used to be able to get for winamp that sort of fixed it), but he short answer is that it is an issue with the way MP3s are encoded.

I'm not sure what formats your car will take, but you may try converting to another format. I know for sure that lossless formats work fine (WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, etc).

This is why mp3 "scene" groups rip any mixed CD or album to a single file + cue whereas you will always find lossless versions in tracked format (typically with a cuesheet as well if it is done properly).

I was in Vegas about 10 years ago at the end of June and it was 125°F (about 52°C) during the day.... at night it was a balmy 100° even (38°C). Needless to say I fond places to be inside the whole time.

I lived in South Florida for many years and it was regularly 100° most days in the summer with 80%+ humidity. That is just brutal weather.

millsy23 wrote:

In fact Ryan, if you have that NYC one as a RAW file mate....

It came off my D800, so I have a full quality version in my archive. I can sort that for you.

Here are a few I've taken semi-recently

Big Island, Hawaii
http://www.rtimaging.com/pics/bi.jpg

Looking to Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park
http://www.rtimaging.com/pics/bkb.jpg

Maine Pano
http://www.rtimaging.com/pics/m.jpg

Presto wrote:
Sbando wrote:

Also, ripping a 1:1 version of the CD with EAC is a long process.

No it isn't.

It is if you do it correctly in secure mode.

Glen wrote:

I rekon that for Traktor, two NI X1 MKII would be best suited.

Why 2? To control 4 decks?

You can set cue points on the X1. The white 1 button is what the software tries to set as the first beat on its own and it is usually right. but you can always use the touch strips and set a cue.

I have one at work that I muck around with, but to be perfectly honest, traktor is a total bore to mix with. It's like a half step above just playing shit in itunes.

For the money, you aren't going to do better than the Zone 23. Hit buy and get to it.

It's on junodownload now for cheaper, too. Fuck beatport. They get nothing.

Presto wrote:
Glen wrote:

11 hours....an 11 hour set? How do you go about when having to pee?

Back in the day, the default setting was to stick on a Deep Dish record.

Fair.

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jamie wrote:

in january we went back and started at the beginning again. was possibly more enjoyable than the first time around as you could relax a bit and not concentrate for fear of missing something out.

it was also quite cool the amount of times little things are mentioned that relate to incidents in a couple of seasons time that you never notice the first watch.

grant - it's escapism at it's finest. also pretty harsh / horrific in places too (not just the gore but the subject matter). plenty of times I have heard people say they hate the show because of some of the content.

The Mrs and I did the same thing, but she came up with the idea on 2 April. We hammered our way though it though. Now we are paralyzingly behind on our other shows. Might be time to prune a few.

But you are right - other than the whole shock factor of shit going down, being able to pick up all the nuance and foreshadowing that is in the story is great. And, as usual, watching story arcs unfold quickly is much more interesting.

Like Breaking Bad - SOOOOO much better watching it back to back to back (to back to back, really).

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shaunstrudwick wrote:

are we going to be disappointed at 9pm tonight Ryan?

Well - not going to give anything away - but this episode kind of just set up where the characters are currently. There wasn't much action. There is an interesting scene at the very end since you are into Melissandre smile

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I was never much one for the whole "fantasy" genre, but Game of Thrones is totally different. Yes, there is magic and dragons, but the really interesting part is the politics between the families. What house is loyal to another, who is double crossing, etc. All the politics involved and whatnot. They do a great job developing characters and giving them (for the most part) very intricate story arcs.

I guess I'll wait it out till it makes its way to Juno. I hate giving beatport any of my money.

Really wish bedrock would just go the Bandcamp route. I try and buy as much there as I can.

Worth the US$18 price tag? Seems steep. Why don't I get rewarded cost wise for buying a full release?

mr rossi wrote:
steelydan wrote:

Who gives a fuck.

It's good.

Pint for Dan

Really enjoying this

Agreed, fellas. Just damn good music. I don't need to compare it to anything he's done or anything someone else has done. I'm just enjoying it.

shaunstrudwick wrote:
aural wrote:

I'm not typically a no questions asked Sasha sympathiser, but I personally thought Scene Delete is fantastic. Lossless audio pumped through my in ear monitors, relaxing with a beer - it sets a very nice mood. It is elegantly and thoughtfully produced. The mixed version is really well done. It is sexy and somehow solemn at the same time. The mix builds up tension and gives payoffs like you'd want from a well-programmed club mix.

I do like downtempo music though. It has always seemed like modern day classical music to me. I know it isn't for everyone. I do feel like there are a lot of people that are criticizing this release because it is Sasha doing something other than dancefloor oriented music.

it's ok but have heard the genre done better by others

e.g. Black Dog & Aphex Twin

FSOL, Theivery Corp. Boards of Canada, Ulrich Schnauss, John Hopkins. Sure, there is a list of artists that do downtempo "better" - a relative term, of course, when evaluating art.

I find Scene Delete to be a hybrid of downtempo and some of the breakbeaty tracks Sasha has done for years. I feel like it will stand the test of time.

I'm not typically a no questions asked Sasha sympathiser, but I personally thought Scene Delete is fantastic. Lossless audio pumped through my in ear monitors, relaxing with a beer - it sets a very nice mood. It is elegantly and thoughtfully produced. The mixed version is really well done. It is sexy and somehow solemn at the same time. The mix builds up tension and gives payoffs like you'd want from a well-programmed club mix.

I do like downtempo music though. It has always seemed like modern day classical music to me. I know it isn't for everyone. I do feel like there are a lot of people that are criticizing this release because it is Sasha doing something other than dancefloor oriented music.