Playing DJ - Mixxx JackD ProjectM have come a long way

From: Mike Harrison 

Later this month, I get to fake being a DJ /Sound/Visuals at an event... 
and I'm loading up a laptop with some tools.

Last time I did this... a few years ago.. the tools were not very polished 
and did not play well togther.

Been playing with Mixxx (DJ Mixer) using JackD for the audio outputs and 
so I could patch in ProjectM, a music visualization tool (kewl visuals)
on an older Sony laptop running Bodhi (Ubuntu + Enlightenment).

ProjectM feeding a projector on the 2nd VGA connector/2nd monitor.

I gotta admit, that world has come a long way. Mixxx is incredible smooth 
and has some nice features for putting together a show. The AutoDJ mode 
works well enough for this, and more importantly doesn't freak out when 
you manually mix something in.

Last time I installed JackD, the system became almost unusable and I had 
to rebuild it. This time, it all just seems to work. It auto-connected 
everything just like I needed it.

And ProjectM makes Willie Nelson look good.. It freezes every once in a 
while... but the visuals are awesome.

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Mike Harrison= Tiiiiiieeeeeeeessssssstttttttttooooooo!!!!!!!!!

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ On May 2, 2014, at 1:43 AM, Jonathan Calloway = wrote: Ha ha.. I like Tiesto and Oakenfold and such.. Will probably be playing = some of their stuff. Yes, I have even bought genuine CD=92s of their stuff. The audio quality = is better at high volume.=20 But in that crowd: It=92s just =93meuon=94=20

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ This is one thing where I just don't think the FOSS community has kept up with commercial software. Bit, then, I do it as a hobby, not as a one-time thing.... So the fact that u have a few grand in gear and a MBP that doesn't get used for anything else doesn't really bug me. Speaking of which, is anybody from the list planning on seeing Sasha tonight (in Atlanta)? -js ality is

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I prefer Beats Antique On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Joseph Simoneau wrote: e uality is

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Fri, 2 May 2014 01:06:41 +0000 (UTC) Mike Harrison wrote: Dayumn! I've been using SqView under Wine to do music playing for Square Dance calling, mostly because it has an easy slider for mucking with tempo. I've also always feared audio under Linux because it's always sucked. But, I just popped up Mixxx, and, yeah, it looks like it's got all of the tools I'd want and a UI that's better for what I'm trying to do. And then I thought "Hey, what's the state of real-time audio processing under Linux", Googled a bit, found Autotalent, got that working with Jackd, played with a few other filters, and... I'm pretty damned impressed. Not sure I can use it for calling, 'cause 1/20th of a second is probably too much latency for that, but all the shiny knobs and controls... Fun! Dan

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ processing Hmm.. Just looked up Autotalent (love the name=85) Neat toy. Going to = play some with it soon.=20 I understand what it does, but I don=92t understand why you would use = this for calling a square or contra dance=85

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ have tried the real time distros?

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Mon, 05 May 2014 09:13:31 -0400 Rod wrote: The delay is a function of how Autotalent does the pitch tuning, it needs a few tens of milliseconds of data, so the delay isn't OS based. Alas. Dan

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Mon, 5 May 2014 00:03:50 -0400 Mike Harrison wrote: to se "Singing calls" contain a bit of singing. I am no Freddy Mercury. If I could clean up my voice a bit... Dan