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  1. TwinSpinDJ

    DIY - Re-design Road Case From Slant Top to Flat Top

    The beginning of this thread are Posts that I made to DJ Bobcat's "Re-Working My Large System", they are thread extracts from Bobcats thread. Hopefully, this one won't take as long. LOL Bobcat did a superb job of re-working his system. For background, see these posts: Here are my initial...
  2. TwinSpinDJ

    Subcontractor Contract?

    I've often wondered how "multi-ops" and "single-ops" employed DJ associates. What is your procedure for sub-letting those gigs you secure but choose not to work yourself for whatever reason? Is there a written agreement between you and the subcontractor? And, do you follow the IRS procedures...
  3. TwinSpinDJ

    Suggestions Needed--Light to spot the Wedding Cake

    Need a small pinspot that would be able to light the wedding cake. Must be able to adjust to specific color, prefer not to use color gel. Not sure what beam size is practical. Static color. Distance from light to cake approximately 10' feet. Light will remain ON during the event.
  4. TwinSpinDJ

    Will Gigaport AG w/highest OS being XP work on Win 7 Home Premium?

    Need to know ASAP if I can use my Gigaport AG listed for XP with my new computer which is Win 7 Home Premium? Wiil it work or need to buy a new External Sound Card for the new Laptop w/ Win 7? If I need to buy new, andy recommendations? Thanks. In a hurry.
  5. TwinSpinDJ

    XLR vs. 1/4" Cable -- Compatible...can they be used together in same DJ setup?

    I've been wondering for some time about how compatible 1/4" TRS are when used in the same DJ system together. For instance: XLR from Mixer to Powered Speaker and then 1/4 from powered speaker to subwoofer or another speaker. I don't mean one 1/4 Left chanel and one XLR Right channel. The...
  6. TwinSpinDJ

    Christian Music - Upbeat and Current

    Got a gig next week that is a church sponsored event (all day). I did it last year. When I asked about music the response was pretty much what I played last year with one exception. They would like to have "New-Top Christian" music. I'm assuming that "current" Christian music but songs with...
  7. TwinSpinDJ

    Any way to diffuse the "halo" effect of uplight?

    I recall reading a thread not too long ago where somebody found a way to reduce the "halo" affect of the light going up the wall. I believe he went to Home Depot or somwhere and got a piece of shaded plastic and cut it to fit his uplight. Has anyone done that and did the extra layer reduce the...
  8. TwinSpinDJ

    Action Heroes/Carnival themed event...Kids (8-16 yr)....

    Got a kids party Thursday. Theme is Action Heroes/Carnival music. Any suggestions for potential themes that the kids would recognize? Bat Man Superman Greatest American Hero - Joey Scarbury? :triconfused: Please feel free to add to the list. I don't know how many I have in my library...
  9. TwinSpinDJ

    Well...it finally happened to me....

    My seconday system crashed on me tonight...15 minutes before start time!:trimad: [Primrary System doesn't go to dusty/outdoor events.] For years I've been bringing a back up combination mixer/CD player with me in case of technical malfunction. First time I had to use it in an emergency...
  10. TwinSpinDJ

    Sound Check...before or during event?

    How many arrive at their event in time to do a system Sound Check? Do you change settings once guests have arrived? How do you deal with "slapback?" I try to be setup at most events with at least 45 minutes remaining until guests begin to arrive at the venue. You probably think 45 minutes...
  11. TwinSpinDJ

    Rock-N-Roll Kart - Tire Gone Flat

    Gees! Took delivery of my Rock-N-Roller Kart last month from NFLX. Took it on one gig and went to use it again two days ago and one of the pneumatic tires is flat. Not Good! I have one of those emergency air compressors that plug into your cigarette lighter hole. I've used it before to...
  12. TwinSpinDJ

    Sissor Lift "gurney"

    Many years ago I was using a 43" slide-back coffin. At that time I was using a Nissan Pickup truck with cap to haul my gear. I had rigged a way to slide this "coffin" on to a loaded hand cart (with 4 wheels) so that it would be the same height as the truck bed and by-the-way, only 1" lower...
  13. TwinSpinDJ

    HD Speed--5400 or 7200 rpm?

    Since I am going to be buying a laptop for solely DJ use, I want to be sure to have the best possible speed and processor for DJ software. :triconfused: What is the difference between these two speeds when using DJ software? Advantages? Disadvantages? I intend to access External HD...
  14. TwinSpinDJ

    RGB Color Mixing Chart

    Since I'm really, really a newbie to DMX and color uplighting, does anyone have a good reference tool for showing the 3-digit number codes for various color mixes? The units I have allow making your own color manually using the R G B and their number codes within each color. There must be a...
  15. TwinSpinDJ

    Starting Out - Uplighting Help

    Hey guys and gals, need help with sample photos of Uplighting for weddings, etc., that I could use temporarily until I perfect my own. I will certainly provide credit to whomever provides the pictures. You can post here or send PM. I will be using the 8.5" sq "puck" lights. Also, what is...
  16. TwinSpinDJ

    Deleting Music from Laptop

    What happens to the music if it is deleted from your laptop? This may be a dumb question, but if I use an external HD to store my music as well as my laptop "My Music" and Windows Media Player, I need to know what happens IF songs are deleted from my laptop. See #1, below...
  17. TwinSpinDJ

    Need New Laptop: Processor Speed + Questions

    I'm now ready to purchase a Laptop designed specifically for gig use but I want to make sure I have the best possible processing speed when using DJing Software. :triconfused: I'm looking at having Dell build me a laptop to aid me in getting only what I need. Suggestions would be helpful...
  18. TwinSpinDJ

    Help With Where to Purchase Song?

    Got a 13th B-Day in a week and the young lady has requested a song that I can't find other than YOU TUBE. Her mother alerted me to the video on You Tube. Song: Perfect Two by Auburn (talks about Peanut Butter and Jelly). I've searched Amazon.com and Wal-Mart...no such song. Can anyone...
  19. TwinSpinDJ

    School & Teen Events Community Outreach Event - Church Sponsored

    I've got a church sponsored event this weekend...7 hours; Games, treats, contests, and music. I've got plenty of music from various generations and genre. I could treat this like a combination school dance, but there will be adults and children (3yr - 18yr) present. I'm certain there will...
  20. TwinSpinDJ

    Rat-tat-tat on the wall...how do you stop it?

    :sqconfused: When you are playing a large venue and are set up along the short wall (think rectangle) have you ever had a problem with the "beat" coming back at you from the opposite wall? If so, what did you do to cure the problem? :sqerr: Question 1: What would appear to be the primary...
  21. TwinSpinDJ

    Greetings from New Member....DJ Art

    Hello everybody! New to the DJ Talk. Single Operator, Owner/DJ from Fayetteville, NC. Fan of Active Yorkville and RCF speakers. :sqbiggrin: Can somebody clue me in on the "Thank You" acknowledgment? "I'm an old guy learning new tricks"