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Thread: I pods suck ass
djfreemc

Replies: 10
Views: 4,581
03-03-2009 18:28 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by Halph-Price
i find the zen stone plus lasts a lot longery battery wise, i had a regular zen stone, and that did die a lot eventually.

It is a zen stone plus actually, but the older type, without the built-in speaker.
Thread: I pods suck ass
djfreemc

Replies: 10
Views: 4,581
28-02-2009 15:10 Forum: Offtopic banter


the hardware of the ipod is actually good, it is the software that bothers most people complaining about it. So I suggest you try rockbox, so you can get rid of itunes, and get more possibilities.

you can also check this thread: Want to dump my iPod / iTunes

As for creative players, my GF has a zen stone and is not really satisfied with it, batteries run out all of the time, even when the thing is turned off! Since she uses it only occasionally, the battery is always gone, which makes it as good as useless.

I have heard good stuff about the Iriver and Archos players.
Thread: Studio Monitor Advice
djfreemc

Replies: 19
Views: 8,321
06-01-2009 18:28 Forum: Hardware


quote:
Originally posted by Benzin
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Sinister
pointless buying anything else than makie hr824s theyt are industry standard for a reason.


If was able to afford these, I would allready have them Wink

Anyone knows anything about the ESI nEAR's ?

http://www.esi-audio.com/products/near05classic/


I've been told in a musicstore they where the best I could get in that pricerange (they are cheaper than say krk/mackie/yamaha) , but I haven't listened to them at the time, so I can't tell you from my own experience if they are any good.
Thread: Passive Speaker Help
djfreemc

Replies: 5
Views: 3,883
06-01-2009 18:19 Forum: Hardware


I'm going to give you a bit of different advice from the other members here: If you are going to use it for dj'ing, don't buy a HIFI amp, but a decent PA amp. Why? Chances are quiet big that at a gigg you will have the amp turned all the way up and pumping for hours. A Hifi amp simply isn't built for that. You wouldn't be the first one and you won't be the last to blow up an amp, even if it is matched to you speakers. Most hifi amps can't handle the heat they produce when playing at maximum volume for hours, so components will break down. The hifi amps that can handle this, are the high-end ones, and will cost you more than a PA amp.

Another hint: if you don't know which cables or connectors to get, just look up the stuff on the manufacturer website, they usually contain more detailed info than the sites from the stores.

Your speakers are 200W / 8 ohms, the amp you proposed is only 45W @ 8 ohms, so you will have to look into something more heavy.

Technically a 2*200W @ 8 ohms amp would be the perfect match for your speakers. If you want to protect from blowing your speakers, it might be better to go a little bit lower, more like 175-180W.

Also an important note: Always make sure your amp and speaker have the same impedance. (most amps can switch between 8 Ohms and 4Ohms nowadays) Unmatched impedance will lead to less efficient power transfer from your amp to your speakers, and might result in overheating and damaging either of those.
Thread: Recording from mixer to laptop mic input
djfreemc

Replies: 6
Views: 9,553
19-10-2008 20:33 Forum: Hardware


have you ever tried using a mic on the mic input yet? I think in vista the mic is standard muted, but I could be wrong.

As mic inputs are usually mono and mixer output is stereo, pretty much the only way to convert them properly, is buying an external audio card with line input.

Unlike in xp, you cannot acces the sound settings from right-clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar, but you need to go to control panel/sound to be able to set things right.
Thread: OperA
djfreemc

Replies: 9
Views: 5,856
16-10-2008 20:27 Forum: Bug reports & suggestions


I have never experienced login problems on this site using opera, but I must say I always use the "remember me" (or something like that) option. Only problems I had on this site are some occasional rendering problems, but Chronic has always been able to fix those.

Have you tried clearing your profile in opera? If you upgrade between versions, sometimes some rubbish of older versions is kept in your profile, and prevents some newer functions/bugfixes from working properly.
Thread: High Frequencies Distorted
djfreemc

Replies: 19
Views: 9,017
01-10-2008 20:49 Forum: DJ Gear


Hard to tell. Since a needle is usually cheaper than a stylus, you might try that one first.

What type of needle/Stylus is it?

If it is not a very good one, you might try to upgrade to a better one at once?
Thread: Best CD Deck on a budget?
djfreemc

Replies: 3
Views: 5,521
28-09-2008 20:06 Forum: DJ Gear


Different brand, same oem manufacturer? And as far as the pictures are reliable, the amercan audio has a vfd display, while the citronic has an lcd. VFD is usually brighter/ easier to read in the dark.
Also the sizes ar somewhat different.
the american audio has switchable 100/220V input, while the citronics doesn't. Might be something to keep in mind if you want to travel abroad wit them.

Just read the specs on the links you gave. From what I see the american audio has a bit more possibilities (allthough probably ones you will never use such as fader start), and comes at a lower price, so choice between those two i think is easy.
Thread: Best CD Deck on a budget?
djfreemc

Replies: 3
Views: 5,521
25-09-2008 20:46 Forum: DJ Gear


do you want tabletop players or a double rack cd player?

I see here a stanton C501 double player costs just a bit less than a single numark axis9 (http://www.keymusic.be/products.asp?dptid=8&dptd=69)
So if you really want something with a tight budget, you could consider a double player.
Thread: Pioneer CDJ 1000
djfreemc

Replies: 2
Views: 5,990
RE: Pioneer CDJ 1000 24-09-2008 21:44 Forum: DJ Gear


I believe the biggest difference is that the mk3 supports mp3 cd's, while the mk2 does not.
Thread: External Soundcard doenst work in Ableton with ASIO4all
djfreemc

Replies: 3
Views: 3,323
24-09-2008 21:32 Forum: Hardware


Have you tried the soundcards native driver?
Thread: Xbox Gamepad As Midi Controller
djfreemc

Replies: 4
Views: 10,658
16-09-2008 21:21 Forum: Hardware


If you can use the xbox controller as a regular gamepad on your pc, and do a google search for 5 minutes, you will find something like this: http://informationsaustausch.de/?p=85
and it might work
Thread: Changing software???
djfreemc

Replies: 14
Views: 5,116
16-09-2008 21:12 Forum: Software


Definately check out ableton live. If you don't get the hang of it right away, there are some great tutorials in the help files, and it just offers a lot of flexibility. You can actually try out buildups and song structures on the fly, which no other DAW can do (as far as I know).
The drum racks in live 7 are great. I used to work in pretty much the same way for my drums in FL, but it always took me 20 minutes to link all the channels and stuff, now all it takes is just one click!
Thread: Studio monitor connecting laptop
djfreemc

Replies: 16
Views: 11,106
09-09-2008 19:04 Forum: Hardware


quote:
Originally posted by rockx
Thx so much!

I was wondering could i record my guitar also with this? Cause i use monitors as output and recording guitar should be input right?


In that case I would advice the M-audio Fasttrack pro!
It has 2 inputs you can use for either microphones or guitar/instrument, and it has balanced outputs, where the audiophile or fast track have unbalanced outputs. It is a bit more expensive though, but I think you will find it is worth the extra money.
Thread: Studio monitor connecting laptop
djfreemc

Replies: 16
Views: 11,106
07-09-2008 20:11 Forum: Hardware


headphone output impedance: usually around 200 Ohm
Studio monitor input impedance: probably 8 Ohm

guitar cable: mono, unbalanced

headphone output: stereo, unbalanced
monitor input: 1xmono for each speaker, preferably balanced

Also you did not mention wether you where using active or passive monitors, that is if you do know there is a difference.

Bottomline: always make sure you know what you are doing before you connect stuff to each other, you wouldn't be the first to smoke up an amplifier or output circuit.

How do you solve it?
- Check if your monitors are active or passive
- If they are passive, you will need an amplifier capable of handling those speakers.
- A headphone output is exactly what it says: For headphones!!! Connecting normal speakers (after all we're not talking the mp3 speaker kind of crap here) to this is a no go, you may blow up the output circuit, wich will result in a repair costing about the same as a new laptop.
- As TheSentinel said: get a decent external soundcard with balanced outputs.
- Cables and connectors may look the same or similar, but there can be a lot of difference, always make sure you use the right cable for each connection.
Thread: Google releases own browser CHROME
djfreemc

Replies: 25
Views: 7,647
04-09-2008 21:00 Forum: Offtopic banter


quote:
Originally posted by BattleDrone
One big fat disadvantage for Chrome is the End User Licence you have to agree with.

It states that all content that is brought onto the internet by it's users can be changed, spread or refused by Google (?)
Google is going to remix your tunes, great idea Foei

They also state that by agreeing to the EUL you allow them to show advertising based on the content of the pages you watch. Way to go guys.
Microsoft wants your money, Google wants your privacy.

Unless this EUL get's changed I'm no longer using this browser.


They allready admitted that their legal departement made a mistake while making the EULA and have changed it allready.
Thread: Google releases own browser CHROME
djfreemc

Replies: 25
Views: 7,647
03-09-2008 21:57 Forum: Offtopic banter


And the first exploit has been found: the whole thing (all tabs) crashes when a certain combination of symbols is present in a web adress, even when just hovering such link.
Thread: white noise?? where can i get it?
djfreemc

Replies: 15
Views: 4,187
03-09-2008 21:04 Forum: Production questions & answers


in audacity:

click generate in the menu, choose noise, then select type of noise you want (white in your case) and the length of the sample you need, and click OK Wink

It doesn't get much easier!
Thread: Donations
djfreemc

Replies: 94
Views: 69,167
02-09-2008 21:37 Forum: Drumnbass.be news


Wouldn't it be possible to set up some sort of half server/half p2p sort of streaming thing instead of streaming it all from the server?
It would definately make an difference in required bandwith.
But I don't know if it is technically possible or usefull with the amount of downloads/streams this site has at the moment.
Thread: High Frequencies Distorted
djfreemc

Replies: 19
Views: 9,017
02-09-2008 18:53 Forum: DJ Gear


Connecting to mic input might not be a very good idea, as a lot of mic inputs are mono, and they certainly have different impedance, which may cause even more distortion.

Do you have the same kind of distortion when listening to the record on a headphone connected to your mixer?
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