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13 November 2005 @ 02:30 am
I think Fish was right when she said, "Fuck it - let's dance".  
So I learned how to use Audacity last night, some time around 2 in the morning - this is the first set I mixed and sourced entirely with open source software, and that's a good feeling.

I fixed about five or six technical problems with the dj rig tonight, which I had previously felt entirely unqualified to do. For example, the crosser wasn't turning on - until we took it apart,  rerouted some errant wiring, and I was able to hold the fuse in place with a ruler, a stopwatch lanyard, and a bungee cord - I don't think I have ever felt more MacGuyver-esque in my life.

There's more but some other time. Thanks to all who came - and even though the most people on the floor at once was eight, it was still a whole lot of fun.

Duality Set List:

1. Poe - Hey Pretty
2. Moby - Natural Blues
3. Utah Saints - Ohio
4. Juno Reactor - Mona Lisa Overdrive
5. Underworld - Cowgirl (vs. Bedrock remix)
6. Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 - Metalman Goes Clubbing (OC Remix)
7. Bruderschaft - Forever (Clubcracker Mix)
8. Apoptygma Berzerk - Starsign
9. NIN - The Hand That Feeds
10. Gravity Kills - Drown
11. Rob Zombie - Scum of the Earth
12. KMFDM - Son of a Gun
13. Rammstein - Moskau
14. Pain - On and On
15. Delerium - Fallen Icons
 
 
 
prof_vencireprof_vencire on November 13th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
Sorry I couldn't go. A lot of other folk said the same, I know, but there was a birthday party and with such lovely girls, how could I not? Sure it went well as it would have, with or without me.
iophaiopha on November 13th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
Good set.

And Audacity rocks. I've been using it for awhile now. The noise reduction algorithm is by far the best I've seen-- and that includes the ones you pay for.
DivineGothdivinegoth on November 13th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
with a set like that, i'm even more annoyed that i can't go to those things. i'm sure it rocked hard!
Happylittledevilhappy_l_devil on November 13th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Kudos. Looks like a sweet set; I'm sorry I missed it.

1. I'll need to know what happened with the board for the next one.

2. How do you like Audacity?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 14th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
1. I can help set up if need be - there were a number of things which were just not plugged in right if at all - some dumbshit college band that doesn't know how these things work must have fucked them up, since the rig was set up for band pass-through, although very poorly. Ward and I agree that the subwoofers are pretty well shot - don't know how, didn't have time. The light board AC adapter needs to be plugged in manually, since the tape that held it in permanently has fallen off. Oh, and the crosser (vaguely trapezoidal light that moves in time with the music) needs to be setup with some truly bizarre Macguyver shit, as detailed above; or, the fuse casing needs to be replaced.

2. It is not as polished as Multiquence, but it works very well - it's a little hard-drive intensive for my tastes, so things can go slow when doing 60+ minutes of music at a time. I ended up doing it in 15-minute chunks, then splicing those chunks - worked much better that way.
a certain brand of escape: warauatelierlune on November 13th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
The set was so great, I passed out for two hours on the couch after brunch today! I gotta listen to it all yet... thanks for the copy, and for the W for Wang.

Dancing is good for you, ne.
Gabe Powershalkillsdave on November 15th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
As a Mac user with no money, I fucking love Audacity. It has problems, mainly with losing files if you don't save them as MP3s or WAVs, but it actually works better for my very basic recording needs than Pro Tools Free did.