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  1. TheSundog

    Word

    I've seen and used a program called "Lyrics" on Android that watches what song you are playing via your media player and displays the lyrics on the screen (it DLs them from the Internet). Pretty slick. I've come up with a way to add this but I'd really rather not add the Android device to my show. Instead I'd rather do this on my PC and even better, if there were a way to obtain a song name from Deckadance and shoot that over to the plug-in or memory resident program and allow me to display the lyrics on a monitor or two. I found a couple of PC programs (Musicmatch) that sort of do what's needed except they're strapped to either Windows Media Player or ITunes. Ugh. A plug-in makes sense but so far I've not found the secret sauce. ANY THOUGHTS on adding lyrics via some output from Deckadance either to the host machine or to an additional box??
  2. Kensington "Orbit" Trackball VERY cool "Scroll Ring" you can set up to spin your way to a tune you want. FAST select and scroll. Just right. Just say "no" to your mousse.
  3. Maybe it's just a Florida thing but I am seeing more and more DJ shows that feature live musicians. I do it and it goes over really well (I go right out to a table and play bass along with "Birthday" by The Beatles - much better than traditional birthday music). Anyway, a method to REVERSE tune - you tune the music - not your instrument. I'm begging for this functionality bro.
  4. I see said the blind man. Just wondered. I STILL want a real time way to tune a sound file up and down in pitch to match a pitch I choose as in, tune the song - not your instrument. Nobody seems to grok this idea. Sundog
  5. I see said the blind man. Just wondered. I STILL want a real time way to tune a sound file up and down in pitch to match a pitch I choose as in, tune the song - not your instrument. Nobody seems to grok this idea. Sundog
  6. I see said the blind man. Just wondered. I STILL want a real time way to tune a sound file up and down in pitch to match a pitch I choose as in, tune the song - not your instrument. Nobody seems to grok this idea. Sundog
  7. Hi Luis. I saw this on the Stanton DJ site er, how do I attach a screen capture? It's not at a URL - it's on this computer. Anyway, go to the Stanton DJ site and watch the images roll. Soon you'll see an ad for Deckadance 2.7. Waz zat? Oh, discovered how to attach but my screen shot JPG is too big an UPload. Bummer. Sundog
  8. Is there actually a Deckadance 7? What's up?
  9. At the end of a gig, I really like to produce a performance list of the music I played THAT evening. I currently write down each song but things can get crazy and I might miss one. CAN Deckadance perform this function? Offer a formatted output of any particular "Show"? I'd like a DBF as I work in databases but others would appreciate an HTML output or CSV. A SUPER add on for your great software. One other thought would be to add a button in DD that would indicate a "request" and that would be highlighted in the output list. I'd like to keep track of how many times a song is requested.
  10. TheSundog

    Plugins

    Thank you Luis. I'll go watch 'em. I can't truly think of a reason I'd need to do this but you never know. DD as a plug in? Hmmmm
  11. TheSundog

    Plugins

    Thank you Luis. I'll go watch 'em. I can't truly think of a reason I'd need to do this but you never know. DD as a plug in? Hmmmm
  12. I had a night. I had an embarrassing thing happen. I played a song in my 4th set that I had played in the 1st. Oops. I looked at the guy that insisted he buy me a drink every 10 minutes (yeah, like it's HIS fault!), and then I looked at Deckadance and thought wouldn't it be cool if .... I would like some sort of easily accessible rolling list of song/show history. Each song I play tonight, each song I played last night, last gig, etc. So if I play "Kashmir" on Friday night, my list would show I'd played Kashmir and perhaps by color/font I could be shown when LAST played (date, time, gig, set), how many times played (per week, per month), a caution indicator showing perhaps that I played a song last week, TIME played when played last and so on. This info should also be formatted for a tasty printout with comments. I'd like to keep a printout from EVERY gig I do. I'd like historical data on gigs, songs, times, locations (in FL, indoors/outdoors). I'd like a log of what I do each show. IF I was running MIDI controllers, I could think of a way to do what I'd like but I am not using MIDI at this time. This information could be a big help statistically and practically. Just thinkin' !! Does DD run on a database?
  13. TheSundog

    Plugins

    Has anybody else used Deckadance as a plug-in? Wow, Cubase and DD. What COULDN'T you do?
  14. I agree completely. An "effect" is just that but if it's overused, it's drivel. I use mine sparingly for sure. Applause is good! Bring your own!
  15. A feature I find that is very popular with crowds is sound effects. Somebody giving you a hard time in the crowd? A quick "F you AHole" from Arnoldt works well! You see a guy really getting "friendly" with a girl, point them out to the crowd and trigger some Star Trek, "Captain, we're being probed"! I have been using an Akai MX8 USB powered sample player (~ $100 + SDRAM). 8 keys to trigger a sample and, of course, you can select different "sets" of samples. I also have software running on my lighting computer called "Soundplant" that does a similar job to the MX8 (and I can trigger samples remotely with WIFI). Each key on your computer is assigned a sample and it works in the background so that in my case, I can go dim some lamps, reset a scene and still be immediately able to hit a key and Sam Kinnison comes belting out. VERY neat. Do YOU use sound effects? HOW??
  16. TheSundog

    Plugins

    Thnx friend! Sundog
  17. TheSundog

    Plugins

    Thnx friend! Sundog
  18. TheSundog

    Alone?

    Thanks Luis! I've mostly played in bands but have twice had fairly cool DJ shows in the past. This is the first time I've tried to combine the two. A LOT of work I must admit but I like that. Kind of untrodden ground too so I often have to improvise. You never know what's going to happen once you step out from behind your mixing desk and mingle with the crowd, live. I remotely control my DD computer using my phone when I am out live. NOT the most convenient thing to manage. I may mount a phone right on my bass. I'm using Chrome remote and set up my own WIFI for each show. I am looking for ways to speed up that process too. I CAN log onto ANY of my computers and operate them in this way but the phone screen is so small and difficult to "mouse" around. With DD, a remote control such as a phone or tablet can be MOST entertaining to the audience as they've not seen this done like this (DJing). Wish I could afford a digital mixer with some kind of controller. Money talks. Does anybody else have this issue (running your own WIFI for shows)? I CAN pre-program stuff to happen but that's what I want to get away from. I want to be able to do what I want, live and in color but to do that I MUST be able to SEE and to MOVE. Grrr.
  19. TheSundog

    Alone?

    How D. I'm curious, is there anyone else out there in DD land that also adds live music performance to their show? Last night, people went nuts when I played along with "Bastille Day" by Rush. The applause was amazing! I am convinced that merely standing there playing "records" is no longer adequate. People are packing to see my show and I am feel that it's me playing along with tunes that is building me a new rep. Are any of you PRO DJ's also musicians??
  20. TheSundog

    Plugins

    I have approached several manufacturers of plug ins attempting to drum up some interest in my "Tune the song - not the instrument" idea. Good response from two. I think a really serious area that musical entertainment will expand into is the meld of live/canned performance. As clubs cease employing bands and sport Karaoke instead, those out of work players still wish to eat. Some find, after years with a band, that they own a significant hunk of the band's sound and lighting systems. What to do? Sell your share? NO! Work to become a Professional DJ, put that sound equipment to work, shine those lights and .... yes, strap on your instrument and play along. I have an absolute ball doing this in my show. The crowd response has been nothing but favorable and by having guest players stop by, the audience get's a live show, a canned show and something quite new. S'Cool.
  21. Thanks for the valuable input. Video is a little daunting. I'm thinking what I need to do is simply build a new box JUST for the show. Something that will allow me to use the cards that will get the job done. Most of the stuff I shlep is hunky and heavy so building and adding a desktop computer is not such a big deal. Like you mention, the laptops are too limited to accommodate the hardware you need. I'm a way old time Cubase user - I started with it on the Atari ST. FL Studio is very slick. I have thought about using my DAW to do what needs doing but I'd have to change an awful lot of stuff. Visulaizer? Like Geiss? I run a few computer generated shows but what people are asking me for are music videos. MTV. Yikes! I like your thoughts on using DD as a Plugin. THAT would be handy. Do you have any issues with it?? Thanks again. DJSundog
  22. Hello. I posted 2 pictures in the Gibson Amp SIG that might be of interest. A super custom Gibson Pedal Steel (that was not a "Pedal" Steel to begin with) and a Gibson Amp. Dad was a killer jazz Steel player and a craftsman supreme.
  23. Hi. My Father played Jazz Pedal Steel, BETTER (I feel) than Alvino Rey. Dad's band in Chicago was Al Capone's favorite and Dad, his singer and Al would go out bottle clubbing when Dad's gig's ended in Al's bulletproof car! Anyway, here's 2 pics of nostalgic value. Dad's VERY custom Gibson Pedal Steel and Gibson Amp. Enjoy!
  24. Hi. My Father played Jazz Pedal Steel, BETTER (I feel) than Alvino Rey. Dad's band in Chicago was Al Capone's favorite and Dad, his singer and Al would go out bottle clubbing when Dad's gig's ended in Al's bulletproof car! Anyway, here's 2 pics of nostalgic value. Dad's VERY custom Gibson Pedal Steel and Gibson Amp. Enjoy!
  25. TheSundog

    VJ - Video

    I began with 2 large screen monitors and HDMI. It's gotten complicated from there. First, I wonder what other DJ's are doing with video? HOW? I need to add a video mixer to get done what I want to. Many of the video additions require special Video cards - available as desktop computer additions but how for a laptop? It gets dense. I want to add a video "wall" behind my set. I can dream up all kinds of things to do with a couple of big screens and a wall but HOW do I accomplish what I want? IS anybody else out there in Deckadanceland wrestling with video ordeals? I thought that perhaps a way to trigger video might be FROM Deckadance but that would just hose the interface. Instead, a separate MIDI controller makes more sense to me but I still need an editor. Now, I use Sony video software (Vegas Studio) but that does not do what I need; control over all my sources (video, computer output, video game console output) and all my destinations (each screen, wall or individual segment of wall). What are people using out there?? Can 'O worms. Thanks!!
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