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    I agree, I use Audacity quite a bit for...

    I agree, I use Audacity quite a bit for trimming/editing tracks etc.
    The mp3 save part is a separate download which is a nuisance but there is a link to it on the Audacity page.
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    It needs the unit opening up and the old...

    It needs the unit opening up and the old potentiometer replacing.
    Suck off the old solder around the pot and it should come out ok.

    If you have trouble getting the old knob off the shaft drill a...
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    Its hard if not sometimes impossible to please...

    Its hard if not sometimes impossible to please everyone.

    One of my last gigs was an Army gig.
    I played background music while they ate.
    During that time an elderly gentlemen got up and asked me...
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    Because the both sources are driven probably by...

    Because the both sources are driven probably by an operational amplifier then that output is low impedance (or nearly a short).
    So connecting two together will just short each other out.

    You...
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    If you play hard ball you risk losing future...

    If you play hard ball you risk losing future gigs.
    If you play soft ball then you can be seen as a soft touch and then get messed around even more.

    I would be inclined to meet them in the middle...
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    The wedding side of mobile dj-ing is becoming...

  7. Thread: Bark

    by ckpr2
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    Dating websites sometimes pull a similar trick....

    Dating websites sometimes pull a similar trick.
    They wait for your subscription to be up then send you some "made up" emails of someone being interested in you.
    This encourages you to re-subscribe.
  8. Thread: First Adult Gig

    by ckpr2
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    The adults can be worse than the kids ! I did a...

    The adults can be worse than the kids !
    I did a gig for the Army.
    One of the wives asked me for a track by Lily Allen that I didn't have.
    I apologised and said I was sorry I didn't have that...
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    Gigs with kid scan be a nightmare. I did an...

    Gigs with kid scan be a nightmare.
    I did an engagement gig and the kids just went wild.
    They were running across the stage and knocking into my equipment.
    In the end I had to stop as someone was...
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    I do my own websites although no longer for my...

    I do my own websites although no longer for my disco business as I am retired and paid zero for my website software as I use Microsoft Visual Studio community edition which is free. I then only pay...
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    Decided to design and build a valve amplifier. I...

    Decided to design and build a valve amplifier.
    I put it together and powered it up and it sounded sort of OK.
    I then noticed one of the valves was red plating (getting far too hot).
    Had a look...
  12. Thread: Heavy Metal?

    by ckpr2
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    Heavy metal covers such a wide range. One...

    Heavy metal covers such a wide range.
    One extreme is soft rock and the other is death metal.

    I think you are right in asking for the music to play.
    Or at least a play list.
    Trying to second...
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    Sticky: I did a Christmas gig in Kendal in the 1980's....

    I did a Christmas gig in Kendal in the 1980's.
    They didn't let me go home until 4am.
    By then there had been quite a snow fall.
    I tried getting home up the A6 over Shap but the road was blocked....
  14. Thread: Bark

    by ckpr2
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    The quality of the leads depends on how many...

    The quality of the leads depends on how many other discos are getting them as well.
    You could be paying for a lead that has been sent to 10 other discos which means (unless your cheap) one of the...
  15. I am 60 so remember as far back as the 1960's....

    I am 60 so remember as far back as the 1960's.
    In those days there weren't the distractions there are now like mobile phones and game stations and not everyone had a TV.
    So music was a much bigger...
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    Just google SEO. I have had a go myself and had...

    Just google SEO.
    I have had a go myself and had my website checked by an SEO program.
    I fixed what it said was wrong but still get very few hits.

    An alternative is ad words but I found it cost...
  17. Some people like to try it on. I rarely ask for...

    Some people like to try it on.
    I rarely ask for a discount.
    My dad on the other hand always asked for a discount !
    He says if you dont ask you dont get one and it costs nothing to ask.
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    I was charged 40p per hit and after 3 weeks...

    I was charged 40p per hit and after 3 weeks didn't get a single sale.
    So gave it up.
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    Just be careful if you use paypal of a...

    Just be careful if you use paypal of a chargeback.
    If they decide they didnt like something they could get paypal to retrieve their payment.

    I had trouble with some equipment I bought via paypal...
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    I prefer internal drive. Saves carting around...

    I prefer internal drive. Saves carting around extra drive and cable.
    Also no danger of drive cable getting pulled out half way through a track.
  21. Thread: cd or mp3

    by ckpr2
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    I prefer MP3 to CD's. MP3's rarely skip and...

    I prefer MP3 to CD's.
    MP3's rarely skip and stutter.

    With CD's the tracks are spread over numerous CD's and the one's I want have to remember which CD and where that CD is.
    CD's weigh a ton...
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    Sticky: I remember the light boxes from the 1970's when I...

    I remember the light boxes from the 1970's when I started DJ-ing.
    We used to have an infinity mirror light box too.
  23. Thread: Likes & Dislikes

    by ckpr2
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    When I was a teenage DJ. 1/ Attention from the...

    When I was a teenage DJ.

    1/ Attention from the girls.
    2/ Playing good music.
    3/ Getting around a bit.

    1/ Lifting gear in and out.
    2/ Getting home for 4am then having to get up for day job at...
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    Sticky: Its just part of being a DJ having to put up with...

    Its just part of being a DJ having to put up with the odd quiet gig.

    Did an engagement party where they all sat at the back of the room drinking and chatting.
    I had kids climbing all over my gear...
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    I turned my spam blocker off in Incredimail. As...

    I turned my spam blocker off in Incredimail.
    As spam comes in I just block that address and it automatically bounces the email.
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