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Posted: Jan 17, 2015 - 9:34am

 kurtster wrote:

There is plenty of free software from Music Match, to WinAmp or Real Player and much more that burn and have drag and drop.  I do everything from wav but some stuff is converted from mp3 to wav before burning.

Jade turned me onto Switchfile for a file conversion program.  Its free and works very well.  Used it for years.

For ripping your CD collection, EAC works very well, for free also.  It will read your disk, and with a couple of clicks find the track information.  All's you have to do is make a folder to put it in.  Lot's of choices of file types to convert to as well.  Once the disk is in, hit rip and come back in 15 minutes.  Load another disc, yada ...

An external USB DVD RW  drive can be had for $25 or so if you need a reliable burner.

Find 15 or so songs that get you in a mood and there you have it.

hth ... 

 
thanks  {#Cheers}

i'll tentatively commit to a later spot/slot

i've just got a lot on my plate right now

regards


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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 4:59pm

edieraye wrote:
I've got one I'm playing with now called "Searching for Karen Carpenter" about how every emotion 12 year old me felt could be expressed by a Carpenters song.  And how much of my musical journey is really just me looking for that experience again.  But I won't be holding my breathe for that mix to materialize.
 
seems legit

Sign up for August. 8 months to put it together. Hell, I've seen babies take longer!

You can do it!
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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 1:27pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 

 

 Lazy8 wrote:
 What he said. Miss your mixes, ediraye!

 

 ColdMiser wrote:
 Seeing some of the posts below I'm thankful for having i-tunes because if it was that complicated old techno-challenged me wouldn't be doing this.

Maybe some of the old members who are reluctant to get back in can do a periodic guest appearance and reprise an old mix, or update one.

{#Wave}  Hey guys! Why am I in bold? Anyone else using a surface and finding some of the RP formatting screwy? Or maybe Bill has decided that everything I have to say is very important and so must be bolded.  Let me see if I can straighten this out....

Back to the mixes, I stopped making CDs when my computer blew a few years ago.  Since then I've been limping along until recently.  Still don't have all my music in one place.  I got out of the habit of making and giving out mixes which is super weird because I made them for any and every occasion.  It is like the well ran dry.  Tried to at least make my annual Christmas mix but nada.  I've got one I'm playing with now called "Searching for Karen Carpenter" about how every emotion 12 year old me felt could be expressed by a Carpenters song.  And how much of my musical journey is really just me looking for that experience again.  But I won't be holding my breathe for that mix to materialize.

This place, and so many of you, introduced me to music that has enriched my life. #grateful  (You know, hashtags used to bug, and still do sometimes, but they have evolved into a way to express emotion on-line, something that was desperately needed.  Filled a need.  In many ways it does what an emoticon does but sometimes with more precision.)


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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 - 7:24am

 edieraye wrote:
As to how to actually make it, I wimp out and use iTunes.  Throw the songs in a playlist and tell it to burn to disc.  And if I'm really lazy I can buy a song or two if I don't want to bother to rip that particular CD at that particular moment.

But most importantly, have fun with it!

 

Seeing some of the posts below I'm thankful for having i-tunes because if it was that complicated old techno-challenged me wouldn't be doing this.

Maybe some of the old members who are reluctant to get back in can do a periodic guest appearance and reprise an old mix, or update one.
Lazy8
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Posted: Jan 13, 2015 - 8:33am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

What he said. Miss your mixes, ediraye!
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 8:57pm

 edieraye wrote:

How fun that this is still around!  I remember when we came up with it - NAF & I were roadtripping to Austin for the ACL RP Sunday Gospel Brunch in my old (and very missed) convertible when we started discussing our shared love for the mix tape and how we missed it not being a thing anymore and how it wasn't just the music but was all about the presentation and art work as well as the music.  And not just which songs but what order and how we would spend forever getting it just right.  And we wanted to bring it back.

That said - a mix is a personal thing and I think it can be whatever you want.  Some people are all about the music.  I tend towards the presentation side.  Some like to throw ALL the music on a disc.  Others think the artistry lies in finding the perfect 10 songs that belong together (IMO - 10 is so much harder than 50).  Some put the songs on in no particular order knowing that the recipient is going to rip and play on random.  Mine are almost always meant to be played as a single album, from start to finish. But not always.  And there are so many ways to make a mix - themes, song numbers (only use the 7th song from each album), genre, completely random.

As to how to actually make it, I wimp out and use iTunes.  Throw the songs in a playlist and tell it to burn to disc.  And if I'm really lazy I can buy a song or two if I don't want to bother to rip that particular CD at that particular moment.

But most importantly, have fun with it!



 
 
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 8:55pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i think my challenge is the time and lack of depth in my personal music collection (that's available)

maybe i need some tips/tricks

like cool drag and drop software that could make it super easy

do you folks burn mp3s or wavs to disc?

just curious

 
How fun that this is still around!  I remember when we came up with it - NAF & I were roadtripping to Austin for the ACL RP Sunday Gospel Brunch in my old (and very missed) convertible when we started discussing our shared love for the mix tape and how we missed it not being a thing anymore and how it wasn't just the music but was all about the presentation and art work as well as the music.  And not just which songs but what order and how we would spend forever getting it just right.  And we wanted to bring it back.

That said - a mix is a personal thing and I think it can be whatever you want.  Some people are all about the music.  I tend towards the presentation side.  Some like to throw ALL the music on a disc.  Others think the artistry lies in finding the perfect 10 songs that belong together (IMO - 10 is so much harder than 50).  Some put the songs on in no particular order knowing that the recipient is going to rip and play on random.  Mine are almost always meant to be played as a single album, from start to finish. But not always.  And there are so many ways to make a mix - themes, song numbers (only use the 7th song from each album), genre, completely random.

As to how to actually make it, I wimp out and use iTunes.  Throw the songs in a playlist and tell it to burn to disc.  And if I'm really lazy I can buy a song or two if I don't want to bother to rip that particular CD at that particular moment.

But most importantly, have fun with it!


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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 8:54pm

 haresfur wrote: 
Used to have an external, but couldn't find it last time I needed one.
 
I guess I'll get one at some point because Sadfish sent me his new CD... can only play it in the car!

It's really nice, by the way. 
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 7:36pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i think my challenge is the time and lack of depth in my personal music collection (that's available)

maybe i need some tips/tricks

like cool drag and drop software that could make it super easy

do you folks burn mp3s or wavs to disc?

just curious

 
There is plenty of free software from Music Match, to WinAmp or Real Player and much more that burn and have drag and drop.  I do everything from wav but some stuff is converted from mp3 to wav before burning.

Jade turned me onto Switchfile for a file conversion program.  Its free and works very well.  Used it for years.

For ripping your CD collection, EAC works very well, for free also.  It will read your disk, and with a couple of clicks find the track information.  All's you have to do is make a folder to put it in.  Lot's of choices of file types to convert to as well.  Once the disk is in, hit rip and come back in 15 minutes.  Load another disc, yada ...

An external USB DVD RW  drive can be had for $25 or so if you need a reliable burner.

Find 15 or so songs that get you in a mood and there you have it.

hth ... 
haresfur
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 4:17pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Every time I think about getting back into this, I realize I no longer have a machine —at home or at work— with an optical drive! 

Jesus, I remember when they were the single most awesome piece of hardware you could have. Blank CDs were like $7 each, and ripping a disc took 74 minutes. The first burner I laid hands on was something like $4000. We charged $30 for a backup CD...

Now they've gone from that to being ubiquitous and cheap and now to superfluous old tech. I am so old.

 
Don't you have an old drive around to scavenge?
ScottFromWyoming
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 3:34pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Every time I think about getting back into this, I realize I no longer have a machine —at home or at work— with an optical drive! 

Jesus, I remember when they were the single most awesome piece of hardware you could have. Blank CDs were like $7 each, and ripping a disc took 74 minutes. The first burner I laid hands on was something like $4000. We charged $30 for a backup CD...

Now they've gone from that to being ubiquitous and cheap and now to superfluous old tech. I am so old.

Two words for you: service bureau.

By which I mean bring a thumb drive to work and do it there.

 
Even here, I'd have to borrow someone else's older machine to do it... I know! Weird.
Lazy8
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 3:21pm

ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Every time I think about getting back into this, I realize I no longer have a machine —at home or at work— with an optical drive! 

Jesus, I remember when they were the single most awesome piece of hardware you could have. Blank CDs were like $7 each, and ripping a disc took 74 minutes. The first burner I laid hands on was something like $4000. We charged $30 for a backup CD...

Now they've gone from that to being ubiquitous and cheap and now to superfluous old tech. I am so old.

Two words for you: service bureau.

By which I mean bring a thumb drive to work and do it there.
Lazy8
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 3:20pm

miamizsun wrote:
i think my challenge is the time and lack of depth in my personal music collection (that's available)

maybe i need some tips/tricks

like cool drag and drop software that could make it super easy

do you folks burn mp3s or wavs to disc?

just curious

I've used all kinds of software to burn, currently using Winamp but mostly out of inertia. No need to convert to .wav, just about anything that can burn will do that for you regardless of starting format. I hear you can use iTunes but it's not getting anywhere near my computer so can't help you with that.

There are dedicated packages (including freeware) to burn cds that include all kinds of slick mastering tools (cross-fade, compression, etc.) but I don't like messing with the artist's mix. You can burn from Audacity if you want really fine-grained control but you have to convert to .wav or .aiff before you can burn.


ScottFromWyoming
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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 2:30pm

Every time I think about getting back into this, I realize I no longer have a machine —at home or at work— with an optical drive! 

Jesus, I remember when they were the single most awesome piece of hardware you could have. Blank CDs were like $7 each, and ripping a disc took 74 minutes. The first burner I laid hands on was something like $4000. We charged $30 for a backup CD...

Now they've gone from that to being ubiquitous and cheap and now to superfluous old tech. I am so old.


miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 - 2:08pm

 kurtster wrote:

This could be you !

Jan   sirdroseph

Feb   ColdMiser

Mar    Lazy8

April   rmgman

May    kurtster

June  marko86

July   miamizsun

Why not ?  You've been kicking this around for a year or so ...  Could even give my slot iffen you don't want to be waiting that long.


 
i think my challenge is the time and lack of depth in my personal music collection (that's available)

maybe i need some tips/tricks

like cool drag and drop software that could make it super easy

do you folks burn mp3s or wavs to disc?

just curious
kurtster
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Posted: Jan 11, 2015 - 8:42pm

 miamizsun wrote:
hmmm...this looks like a good thing
*miami contemplates this commitment*

 
This could be you !

Jan   sirdroseph

Feb   ColdMiser

Mar    Lazy8

April   rmgman

May    kurtster

June  marko86

July   miamizsun

Why not ?  You've been kicking this around for a year or so ...  Could even give my slot iffen you don't want to be waiting that long.

miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 9, 2015 - 3:59pm

hmmm...this looks like a good thing
*miami contemplates this commitment*
ColdMiser
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Posted: Jan 9, 2015 - 3:20pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
My very first mix over 5 years ago (has it been that long????{#Eek}) was a totally world music mix that was pretty inclusive so I haven't released a lot of world music in any of my mixes since.  Well, lets just say I made up for lost time!{#Lol}  There are also a couple more nuances to this mix;    My favs are highlighted in red:

 

 
I have to admit that I've never been exposed to a lot of world music, certainly not in this volume. I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. So even though I didn't like everything on these discs, there was plenty of stuff that I found myself grooving to and wishing I had Rosetta Stone handy to translate. I can't pick out any particular tracks to highlight (I neglected to print out the set list for reference in the car) but plan on looking into some of it deeper with future listens. 

One thought I had was that this would be great music to cook to, especially if having some foreign cuisine. Thanks for the inspiration! {#Chef} 
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Posted: Jan 6, 2015 - 4:01am

 Lazy8 wrote:
 sirdroseph wrote:
My very first mix over 5 years ago (has it been that long????{#Eek}) was a totally world music mix that was pretty inclusive so I haven't released a lot of world music in any of my mixes since.  Well, lets just say I made up for lost time!{#Lol}  There are also a couple more nuances to this mix;    My favs are highlighted in red:

That's one serious beer I owe you. {#Cheers}

Many new nuggets to chew on and new artists to pursue. I feel like piker with just one disc!

 

Not at all! It really was not that much work putting it together as it would seem, my library is categorized and organized very well and I have much experience in making mixes for parties and so forth.  Now as for the beer, a Pliny the Elder or the Younger would be fine, I'm not picky.{#Wink}
Lazy8
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Posted: Jan 5, 2015 - 8:28pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
My very first mix over 5 years ago (has it been that long????{#Eek}) was a totally world music mix that was pretty inclusive so I haven't released a lot of world music in any of my mixes since.  Well, lets just say I made up for lost time!{#Lol}  There are also a couple more nuances to this mix;    My favs are highlighted in red:

That's one serious beer I owe you. {#Cheers}

Many new nuggets to chew on and new artists to pursue. I feel like piker with just one disc!
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