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deVynel

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Hello from a old-time Newbie
« on: August 05, 2019, 11:07:44 PM »
Hey you crazy kids!

Couldn't in my cursory look find an 'intro' board on the forum so thought I'd say hi in general chit-chat.

I'm David de Vynel and I'm an alco... Never mind... Wrong forum.

Anyway, yes, I'm DdV and I've been clubland DJing throughout the UK and mainland Europe since '87; had a broadcast radio stint in the nineties; went podcasting from 2004 and, since 2010, have been internet broadcasting to keep me out of trouble.

I mainly DJ on TheThursdayNightShow.com which, guess what, goes out live every Thursday. Also been offered a slot on Glastonbury FM which I hope to get into soon.

I was using PlayoutOne which, despite being only £100, wasn't really doing it for me in terms of speed (even on my i7 it was chugging a bit) since the last update and I've got a show next week so I thought I'd dive in and see what the rest of the market looks like.

Obviously came across RadioDJ and, even though I only just installed it and am importing/testing now, am immediately impressed with the interface and, hallelujah, a dark mode for my dimply lit studio.

Whole rig is pretty complicated, having various midi triggers for carts and the like, with two 1210s and two CDJs (that I never use anymore really), a Juno 106, Roland TB3, an 808, and an Elektron SIDstation all going into my UMC1820 before finally entering my DAW. Voicemeeter Potato was/is doing an awesome job of Virtual Audio and, as such, remains firmly at the middle of my setup, now including RadioDJ. Next month looks like splitting up the recording from the broadcasting functions in my studio as they really do serve two separate purposes with different workflows but, for now, it's all one bundle of real and virtual cables.

Show formats for me are not at all mixy-mixy (nothing wrong with that) and quite takly-talky (some would say very wrong, that) and, as such, tools like MIXXX just weren;t going to work for me.

I'll probably make a nuisance of myself from time to time as I adapt from PlayoutOne so wanted to say hello first. :)

Q: Anyone else made the jump from PlayoutOne? What was the biggest anomaly/difference you found?

Anyway, that's me... I'll have a wander whilst my machine is chugging away on the importation job...

DdV.x

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Re: Hello from a old-time Newbie
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 11:49:26 AM »
Hi there!
I have been using RadioDJ about 3 years or so
because I wanted time shift, and, better voicetracking,I ran the trial of PlayoutOne last week!
what a disappointment  that was!
so many features missing unless you buy into all sorts of extra modules.
slow, unintuative, unfriendly, did I mention SLOW!
and the biggest thing? no community to ask questions to!
no fresh ideas!
take it from me my friend, you are going to love RadioDJ!
and your PC is going to love being rid of MS,SQL "light" if that's the light version, I would rather not try the full version LOL
Love and Peace, And Happiness
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Re: Hello from a old-time Newbie
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 02:28:28 PM »
I actually got fed up with the speed, or lack of, with PlayoutOne but it does have being intuitive going for it; it just isn't feature rich unless you spend £££s. There are MASSIVE issues though in that it tries to transcode everything you want to import and anything that isn't MP3 gets transcoded regardless of settings. UGH!

Actually sat here having scheduled my first RDJ show in somewhat record time for me. Just got to find a decent cartwall solution now with midi-triggering (I believe the Voicemeeter chap, Vincent, does one) but I'm really happy with RDJ so far!

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Re: Hello from a old-time Newbie
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
Not had any dealings with Playout one... Not even tried the demo.

After reading this I think I'll say I won't even bother to install it and soil my machine with MSSQL. (I hate MSSQL after the last time I tried to use a piece of software that required it)

I hear some good things coming out from VB Audio. He seems to be passionate at what he does.
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Re: Hello from a old-time Newbie
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 05:46:35 PM »
Not had any dealings with Playout one... Not even tried the demo.

After reading this I think I'll say I won't even bother to install it and soil my machine with MSSQL. (I hate MSSQL after the last time I tried to use a piece of software that required it)

I hear some good things coming out from VB Audio. He seems to be passionate at what he does.

Really - don't. It's not just an anti-MS thing... I mean, it's not a terrible program but great for the price it ain't. I was suggesting things like not transcode on normalisation and to handle that in meta and they just said 'No' - didn't even consider it for a future version despite my protestation about dreaded transcoding. I mean, most of us are transcoding anyway to transmit, why throw another transcode into the mix when the normalisation values can be handled in meta?

That and they are really, really opaque on the Pro licence fee. That worries me.

Anyhoo. I'm very happy with RDJ and, to bounce on your point on VB Soft, he is very very good and very very dedicated.

I have just discovered that RDJ has a cartwall and a midi plugin though? Unless I read incorrectly, I can solve all my problems in RDJ and have Voicemeeter handling the VACs for Skype integration and the like. Happy days! :)