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Old 11-27-08, 11:15 PM
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I'm in.
Old 11-28-08, 12:52 PM
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I have a good mix that I just created that I'll use for this project.
Old 11-28-08, 04:49 PM
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Old 11-29-08, 09:28 AM
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Uploaded mine and set the link along to Bus. Here's the cover:



Although I do enjoy some light design in Photoshop, making a cover is pretty simple if you aren't very familiar with imaging programs. Just find an image you like (flickr is always a good place to search) then resize and add your text in one of the free editors like Irfanview.
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Awesome cover Cosmic!

I'll be checking PMs and/or sending the first link with info early this week (Mon-Wed).

Since there's no mailing involved, I don't think we need to limit this to a certain number of people.
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The Bus can I send you my mix for a cover? Thanks! My burning in iTunes is not working (and haven't had the time to fix it)... 34 songs should fit 2 CDs right? I used to have 19 songs per CD if I remember correctly.
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CDs are normally 74 minutes long, although some are 80. Don't go by songs since that could be troublesome. Bitches Brew is 2 discs and has 6 tracks.
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Awesome mine is 138 minutes long so that will fit on 2 CDs.

Can I just put mine without a cover, track listing, or liner notes, or that is required? I'm not good at making CD inserts.
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Just send it on in.
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yeah i think he said that he is gonna make a cover based on what he feels what the music says.
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Givin' it a shot, PM sent to The Bus.
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If there's another spot open, I'd like to do one
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The first time provided some interesting stuff, so I'll do it again.
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Are people who aren't making CDs allowed to listen to other peoples' mixtapes? I'm looking to start getting into more music as I guess my tastes are pretty mainstream so I was hoping to be able to check out the stuff here.
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I recorded my mixes over the weekend, I just need to cut them up into individual tracks, etc...

What bitrate of mp3 are people using?
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i did mine at a variety of bitrates (cause i was too lazy to put them all at one consistant bitrate)
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
Are people who aren't making CDs allowed to listen to other peoples' mixtapes? I'm looking to start getting into more music as I guess my tastes are pretty mainstream so I was hoping to be able to check out the stuff here.
Why not make a mix? I listen to very little "mainstream" music so I might discover something on your mix that I never would have considered.
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If it is not too late, I would like to get in on this...but I do have a question or two:

1. When you say mixtape, do you mean it as, here take a bunch of songs from different spots and make a compilation out of them...or do you mean like a DJ mix, where stuff blends together and even mash up?

2. In terms of the disc, if it is a standard audio CD, it would be 74 mins, but if it is an MP3 disc, it would be longer, since it is based on file size. Can you clarify.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by macnorton View Post
If it is not too late, I would like to get in on this...but I do have a question or two:

1. When you say mixtape, do you mean it as, here take a bunch of songs from different spots and make a compilation out of them...or do you mean like a DJ mix, where stuff blends together and even mash up?

2. In terms of the disc, if it is a standard audio CD, it would be 74 mins, but if it is an MP3 disc, it would be longer, since it is based on file size. Can you clarify.

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1.a bunch of random songs (or if you can think of a theme or genre, no dj type stuff.

2. Most blank cd's can hold 79 minutes, and i think thats what he wants.
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Certainly, if you're advanced enough to be able to make a DJ mix, go for it. I may do it only because I will edit some songs for length, but at most I'll be using SoundForge to cut the tracks. No fancy-schamncy Vegas / Cakewalk type work. I stopped doing that in college.

I meant ideally something that, in time, will fill a CD. So, ideally, 73:59 or less, or 79:59 or less, if you buy the 80-minute CDs.
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The mix doesn't have to be the full 80 minutes though. I sometimes think a shorter mix is better in that no songs get lost in the shuffle.
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gripe - why is this done during the busiest month for me... December?? Is it too late to join?? (I say this tepidly)
Old 12-02-08, 08:50 AM
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It's not too late to join.

Tips & Tricks:
  • When you PM me, please include an email where I can send you more information along with your mix, a download URL, and a title (if applicable).
  • If you can, try not to use Rapidshare, as it limits downloads by users. Other options include divshare, megaupload, zshare, and sendspace.
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I'll get on my mix after this week, which is consumed with the Christmas mix I make for friends and family. But, if anyone wants some Yule tunes, I could upload that as my mix.

Also, can anyone point me to where I can get a good free program for XP that edits ID3 tags (including embedding artwork in a file)? I usually do it through iTunes, but for mixes like this, all the songs should have the same album title and such. I don't really want to mess with changing around my iTunes, though.

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