Is there any free (or swedish free) DJ software for Windows or Linux that lets you add tags to tracks in your library and then search using those tags? [more inside]
posted by Fermin
on May 5, 2013 -
Came across this track and I'm unsure how to categorize it, or even search for more like it other than with vague descriptions like "drum-heavy instrumental." Could someone a little more experienced in drum-based music like this tell me whether this is part of a genre or just a certain sound? (link inside) [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on May 2, 2013 -
XLD was working fine unless I have too many albums (such as 30 folders/albums apiece). I am not figuring out the interface on MAX for a batch conversion with several subfolders. I basically am using VBR to compress my music to smaller mp3 format. On XLD, there is Preferences-->Preserve directory structure-->subdirectory search depth "0", which makes it work on a small scale, like 10 folders or so, before crashing. So, if anyone can tell me what I am missing on MAX's menu or if they had the problem with XLD and fixed it, I am good to go. I like XLD's interface but it won't process my whole iTunes at a go.
posted by chicaboom
on Apr 27, 2013 -
I was changing my iTunes email address, which is my iTunes I. D. My old email address is going away, necessitating the change. I got to looking in my purchases, and all of them were there, under the new I. D. but there were a handful of songs (6 or 7?) listed as purchased by me that I DID NOT purchase. A bunch of show tunes (not that there is anything wrong with that). [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I just heard this rock song on the radio driving by Tacoma WA tonight. Supposedly it's by a band named Cruella (sp?) with a girl singing and some instrumental sections with heavy guitar. Would anyone have any idea what song this might be? I was going to google one line of the lyrics but forgot what it is already. Thanks!
posted by ditto75
on Apr 18, 2013 -
It seems 4/4 is the universal time signature for electronic music / techno / EDM. Is there a song or artist that uses any other time signature in a consistent way? As in not just a bridge or for special effect.
posted by msittig
on Apr 15, 2013 -
Looking for songs about kissing, but without the obvious word 'kiss' in the title. Avoiding 'lips' would be good too.
posted by thatgirld
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Twenty years ago I came across an album of twentieth century music and I'm pretty sure it was from some music festival - the Osaka or Ojai festival? - featuring 20th-century orchestral composers. And this particular track featured musical glasses and had "Mountain" in the title.
Where do I begin hunting? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee
on Apr 5, 2013 -
My 13 year old son has expressed an interest in learning to play jazz drums. While I'm thrilled that he's showing an interest in such an accomplished and challenging field, I have no idea how to proceed. Should he take lessons or just pick up some stix and put on some Gene Krupa? If lessons are the way to start, how do I find someone who can give him what he's going to need? The teachers in my area all seem to be self-taught rockers, making it difficult to know if they're worth the commitment. Is there a way to identify a good drum teacher? All advice is appreciated.
posted by Jamesonian
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Asking for a friend:
Sometime within the last four years, I heard a dancehall/calypso song that samples/references "Every Breath You Take" in the chorus, except the line is "every breath you take, you make the dancefloor shake". Does anyone know what this song could be?
posted by sea change
on Mar 30, 2013 -
SongFilter: I heard a song recently that went through a series of colors in the verses and ended with a chorus that included the color red and the phrase "ready for love". Google is failing me...please help me identify it! [more inside]
posted by kro
on Mar 27, 2013 -
Help me create my best happy place: I want recommendations for what gives you that all-around lazy, sun-kissed, salt water, beachy feeling. Music, books, movies, scents, art, images, anything you can think of that puts you there.
posted by dean winchester
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Moving in a few months within LA and need a place where music practice is tolerated - tips? neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by Red Desk
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I would like to know what the beginning of this song says translated to English from French (I'm assuming it's French; at least that's what it sounds like to me). Also, if there's any relevant information you can give me about the French that would be great (e.g., "It's a quotation from..." or "Everyone in France knows that this means...").
Nicolaas Jaar - Etre
(Single Link Vimeo).
posted by uncannyslacks
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I was watching some Jon Brion clips from this thread
and was reminded of the concert film "Largo
." It featured Brion, Flight of the Conchords, Fiona Apple, Louis C.K, Zach Galifianakis and heaps of other comedy and music acts performing at the old Largo Club in LA before they moved to the Coronet.
Anyone know how one would be able to watch the Largo concert film that was made a few years back? [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Hi all. I'm trying to learn how to play the organ solo in "She's Not There" or alternatively "Sticks and Stones" by the Zombies. I'm not sure what they are... the blues scale? I have moderate piano experience.
posted by Shasta
on Mar 7, 2013 -
No worries, no spoilers follow.
In last night's The Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 12) there was a song playing just prior to the credits and I badly want the name of it (and the artist of course). The whole song was accompanied by an acoustic guitar and was in a blues style. Lyrics follow: [more inside]
posted by pyrex
on Mar 4, 2013 -
My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads.
I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time:
Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy
on Mar 2, 2013 -
We like a range of music: house, soul, funk, techno, some of the recent top40, nuwaveglitchhopstep, daytime disco(?). Emphasis on the beat and getting down. The other patrons, similarly, should have a pro-dancing agenda and friendly vibe. [more inside]
posted by mai
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites
on Feb 16, 2013 -
In a bid to learn some bass riffs, I am looking for software that will strip lyrics from songs and give me only the instrumental version of the song. That, and I've always wanted to listen to my favourite songs in their vocally stripped incarnations. Any suggestions?
posted by New England Cultist
on Feb 15, 2013 -
Rhapsody's catalog is pretty good, but poor search and spotty album info are making me unhappy. I want to be able to choose albums and tracks to stream, so I'm not looking for radio. Opera is my priority. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers
on Feb 8, 2013 -
MusicFilter time....So Dwight Schrute listens to Vixxen in his Camaro to psych up, I use these certain kind of songs with a propulsive beat in 4/4 time do to the same thing. I have no idea what it's called, but I heard someone mention it's sometimes called "four on the floor." [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco
on Feb 3, 2013 -
Last week a neighborhood bar played a song I loved, and trying to identify it has been driving me crazy ever since. Details:
- Chorus has the solo female voice (second soprano?) singing something very close to "I dream in alcohol" and then another phrase with the same rhythm & number of syllables.
- Backing music is somewhat like a musette, husband says (He's a fan of gypsy jazz.)
- I believe the rest of the song was in English too, but I wouldn't swear to it because of bar noise.
- Other music heard on this station: Waits (obviously), Tiger Lillies, musettes
, modern chansons.
- Bartender said "It's the Tom Waits station on Pandora."
- Definitely not a Tom Waits song. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie
on Jan 28, 2013 -
I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the identity of this female folk singer from the 1980s-1990s. She made at least a few albums targeted at kids, incorporating many environmental themes. And I can't for the life of me remember even enough to do a proper Google search. Gah! [more inside]
posted by valkyryn
on Jan 28, 2013 -
I would like to acquire to soundtrack for the film King of Devil's Island? I am having difficulty doing so. I am fine with purchase or otherwise. I have scoured and came up empty. Any suggestions, oh Metafites?
posted by J0
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I am encountering unexpected difficulties cleaning a kit of PDP drums. I've owned several sets of drums from different manufacturers over the years, but this one is hands-down the biggest pain in the tail to clean. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I found a used darbuka
on craigslist (yay!) and have been wanting to pick up a hand drum for a while. It's 12" wide and 18" tall according to the ad, and the current owner says he thinks it is made out of aluminum. It has a sticker on it that says "World Beat Percussion" out of Pakistan, and he wants $65 for it, which I can afford. How can I know whether this a good drum at a good price? What am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by gauche
on Jan 25, 2013 -
I'm looking for perspectives on what music composers generally charge for work on video games and films. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I graduated from music college in the UK about 10 years ago, and recently decided that while this time has been spent developing skills to augment my income as a freelance performer, I'd now like to consolidate those skills into a related career which would leave me more financially stable. For a long time now, I have been interested in becoming a music supervisor in the film/television industry, music researcher or working in a production music library. Whenever I have had any involvement with music rights or negotiating clearances, I've been fascinated by it but have never had the opportunity to have this as my main focus. How do I do this as someone who is not able to do long-term unpaid work experience/internships? [more inside]
posted by joboe
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I think it's a recent song - The chorus has has a woman singing in a simple voice. She sounds young and has a neutral accent - the non-chorus parts of the song I think is a reggae hip hop deal, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by spacediver
on Jan 13, 2013 -
I wanted to pick the hive mind a bit with regards to Music that deals with global issues. My Daughter is working on a great project about modern songs that would have stories about problems in the world. The first thing I could think of was We are the World but well that just doesn't do it for her (or me really). She had some more criteria as we walked through what she would like... [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I want an app that I install on my Droid 3 phone that'll find my computer on my home wireless network and which I can point to my music folder and stream. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Asking for a friend, who says: I'm looking for a song called "Magazine" that I seem to recall was by a local San Francisco artist, popular in the 1996-1998 timeframe. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone
on Jan 10, 2013 -
So I'm working on this documentary film about the "Arab Spring" (for those of you who don't know what that is, it's the massive wave of revolutions that have been taking place in the Middle East region over the past 2 years). My emphasis is on the Syrian crisis. The film contains scenes of interviews with political/religious figures, demonstration/riot montages, news footage, .. So, at this point I am choosing the music for my project. So far I'm liking the Nine Inch Nails "Ghosts" album for some of the scenes. I also listen to a lot of classical music and I'm a fan of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven (I'm thinking I could use some for the more dramatic scenes like the massacre/war crimes montages). Any suggestions/alternative music choices?
posted by omar.a
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I used to hear a song I liked, and if I really liked it I'd buy the album. But often that has left me feeling disappointed with the quality of the album as a whole. Sometimes all the songs sound the same and the song I liked is the best possible version of that song. Sometimes the other music on the album just doesn't have the feature(s) that made me love the first song I heard from it.
So for a while I've only bought the song I liked, and maybe a few others that sound ok when I preview in iTunes.
But I'd like to buy whole albums. Hivemind, what are the awesome albums, new or old, that bear listening all the way through, again and again?
posted by bunderful
on Jan 10, 2013 -
In More Than a Feeling, the chorus, a simple I IV iv V (G C e D), finished off with an Eb chord - totally not in the key - and then transitioning to em7. What is this transition to Eb, which is not at all part of the key of G, called?
posted by plinth
on Jan 8, 2013 -
I'm trying to find this song
. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone?
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Jan 7, 2013 -
After hearing Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter sing Steve Earle's 'Someday' live, I've been putting together a playlist of genderswitched cover songs. What are your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Catseye
on Jan 5, 2013 -
Searching for soul music songs with a particular sound - not at all peppy or perky or loving - very minor key torch songs with a boil of a beat. Songs of the scorned. [more inside]
posted by sestaaak
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 3, 2013 -