Music for Classes

Steve Johnson

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Indeed - it works fine on Vista for me here also...
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Steve Johnson
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-----Original Message-----
From: xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx [mailto:xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx]
Sent: 01 May 2009 16:15
To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Subject: Re: Music for Classes

Hello Brian,

what makes you say Vista doesn't work with Pacemaker/WinAmp ????

I'm not a computer expert so i can't explain why my system works - but it
does :-)

Nice May Day!
Gabrielle

-----Ursprüngliche Mitteilung-----
Von: Brian Charlton <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
An: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Verschickt: Fr., 1. Mai. 2009, 4:13
Thema: Re: Music for Classes

Hello,

Angus is right, there has been a significant amount of discussion on this.
Similar results to Angus can be obtained on Windows systems. I use WinAmp
for managing my MP3 files, though iTunes also works in a similar manner on
Windows computers. I have been using Pacemaker with WinAmp to control
playing speed, though it does not work with Vista. I have tested Amazing
Slow-downer as well, and that works in Vista, though I have not yet
subscribed for the full version.

While WinAmp and iTunes will 'rip' CDs to MP3 or AAC files, there are many
other solutions available. I use a commercial software which allows
variation of the quality of the MP3 file - bit rate and variability of the
bit rate for those in the know.

I agree with Angus, using a laptop is a very useful way of organising and
using music for classes.

I have also started putting my dance instructions into electronic form so
that they, too, can be readily available in class; MiniCrib and Eric
Ferguson's cribs are already there, but the original instructions are best
and other information can be added to the details.

Brian Charlton,
Sydney, Australia

2009/5/1 Angus Henry <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx.xxx>

> The reply was sent privately to avoid deja vu for others as it was
merely a
> very much condensed version of what was put up on the Strathspey
Server last
> year (I did omit to say that iTunes is free); but as requested:
>
> Hi Rod
>
> The way most of us have gone is to the laptop computer. I put all our
> dance CDs (about 3 700 tracks) onto a wee MacBook 2 or 3 years ago,
and
> installed software called Amazing Slow Downer which lets you start
and stop
> in the middle, stop and go back to the beginning, change speed without
> affecting the pitch (and vice versa), add a pause before starting to
play,
> graphic equaliser, permanent settings for individual tracks if
wanted, etc.
> It is very simple to use.
> I used iTunes to import the CDs to AAC format (an advanced version of
MP3),
> and all that is needed is an external amplifier and speaker with a
standard
> 2.5 mm sound jack – the standard iPod players are the type of thing
(we got
> an Apple Audio Hi-Fi but they are no longer made, unfortunately!).
The
> output is perfect and out unit is more than ample for a room with 4
sets,
> one person can carry the two items of hardware easily,20and it only
takes 5
> minutes whenever a new CD is added to the collection to import it as
AAC and
> and add it to the permanent collection on the hard disk, so that
EVERYTHING
> is always available for selection (even 17 different recordings of
the Duke
> of Perth!).
>
> Let me know if you want any further details.
>
> Happy dancing
>
>
> On 01-05-2009, at 10:19, Norma or Mike Briggs wrote:
>
> Please, Angus -- share the reply with the whole list. Thanks.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>> + Mike and Norma Briggs
>> +
>> + 1519 Storytown Road
>> +
>> + Oregon WI 53711-1925 USA
+
>> + +1 608 835 0914 (voice) +1 608 237 2379 (fax) +
>> + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>>
>> --- On Thu, 4/30/09, Angus Henry <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx.xxx> wrote:
>> From: Angus Henry <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xx.xxx>
>> Subject: Re: Music for Classes
>> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>> Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:23 PM
>>
>> Private reply in line with previous discussions sen
t.
>>
>> On 01-05-2009, at 8:08, RODERICK JOHNSTON wrote:
>>
>> I know this has been discussed in the past but I would like some
>>>
>> assistance in helping my local RSCDS group reach the correct
solution.
>>
>>>
>>> My local dance class is looking at digitising their existing CD
library
>>>
>> to:
>>
>>> (a) save our discs some of which are becoming temprimental when
playing
>>> (b) simplify the operation of starting and stopping at points in the
>>> dance
>>>
>> and
>>
>>> (c) able to change the tempo without affecting the sound quality.
>>> Yes I know a musician would be the perfrect solution but I cannot be
>>> there
>>>
>> to play very often and I also like to dance.
>>
>>>
>>> Any recomendations on hardware and software would be greatfully
received.
>>> It also needs to be easy to operate as some of the teachers are not
>>> overly
>>>
>> IT literate.
>>
>>>
>>> Roddy
>>> Fort William
>>>
>>
>> Angus & Puka Henry
>> DARWIN, AUSTRALIA
>> Website:
<http://www.users.on.net/~anguka/<http://www.users.on.net/%7Eanguka/>
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> Angus & Puka Henry
> DARWIN, AUSTRALIA
> Website:
<http://www.users.on.net/~anguka/<http://www.users.on.net/%7Eanguka/>
> >
>
>
>
>

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