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DJ help

  • Purchase - the myrad sites for buying tango music, both traditional to alternative.
  • Discussion group in Yahoo! Groups
  • Information - find the year, vocalists, etc. and recomendation lists.

    Cortina Maker

  • For Macintosh: MP3 Trimmer - $11. This is what I use, as I use a Mac. You can use it as much as you want, but have to deal with an annoying popup that makes you wait to save a clip.
  • For Macintosh: Audacity - Free, but complicated to use. It does everything you want, but there is a learning curve to it, unlike MP3 Trimmer.
  • For Windows: MP3 Frame Editor v2.33 - 50 trials free, then just $10 to get registered version

    Cueing music

    iMic: A USB Audio interface. Works for both Mac & Windows for $40. Can be used to record analog as well, but I use it as a way to have a second sound card for my Mac.

    DJ 1800: a relatively cheap program to let you cue up music. ($80 - others cost several hundred dollars). I use it all the time to make sure I have the mood / etc right. You can download it for free, but it will automatically shut down after 30 minutes.

    iTunes

    If you use iTunes (I do) and own a Mac, you can use bpmWidget to figure and set the BPM (beats per minute) for your currently selected song. This is not automated in any way, all manual. I used to use BPM Inspector to figure and set the BPM (beats per minute) but that stopped working when I upgraded to 10.5. I'm not sure if it was my system or not, but I used this instead.