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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:03 am

Please Lord place this dude on the 9:00 side of the playa.

And FWIW, being a DJ won't get you laid at Burning Man either.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:44 am

Aw, Doc, don't you know that telling that painful truth makes you into one of the haters?
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby maladroit » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:23 am

Of course, the only reason we're doing this is because we all spin those phat beats and don't want the competition.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby knowmad » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:20 pm

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:58 pm

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby CornMan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:49 pm

I really do not think the loudness matters as much as making sure you obey the 10:30 PM to 6:00 AM quiet time rule.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby BBadger » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:08 pm

lemur wrote:and yet: theres always some schmuck banging out huge beats from his empty dome to nobody but his drunk hungover friends in camp.


This reminds me of last year's Element 11. Some useless DJ set up some sort of spinning booth -- complete with with flashing lights and all the jazz -- in a far corner of the camping area, inconveniently near where we had set up kit. He then decided to leave it on auto-play all night, where the only thing it did -- besides annoying the fuck out of me when I tried to sleep -- was bathe a bank of Port-A-Johns in flashing lights and beats.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:29 pm

And you didn't go unplug the fucking thing? You're far too nice.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:03 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:You're far too nice.

You know, I think that's the first time someone's said that about Bbadger on this board...
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby EspressoDude » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:18 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:And you didn't go unplug the fucking thing? You're far too nice.



Isn't this where the speaker wires get shorted while being unplugged?
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby TT120 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:04 pm

EspressoDude wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:And you didn't go unplug the fucking thing? You're far too nice.



Isn't this where the speaker wires get accidently plugged into the genny?

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby lemur » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:42 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Please Lord place this dude on the 9:00 side of the playa.

And FWIW, being a DJ won't get you laid at Burning Man either.


wow, you were a DJ once ?

sorry it didnt work out for you.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby alexcaste » Wed May 01, 2013 9:52 am

theCryptofishist wrote:There is a decibel limit. And the dubstep quota is filled through 2014.


I saw that on the application form. We aren't looking to be a huge system. And, yes I agree the dubstep quota has more than been filled.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby alexcaste » Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 am

lemur wrote:NOBODY WANTS ANY MORE AMPLIFIED SOUND at the burn.


nobody wants another DJ.

the people who DO like that shitty DJ music dont want a new DJ either... of course, because they are a DJ, or their best friend is and WOW, they do WICKED SUNRISE SETS.

so really.. nobody wants any extra DJs.. not even DJs (they dont want the competition)

just bring yourself.

enjoy the hundreds of other DJs.....


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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby BeachBum » Wed May 01, 2013 4:42 pm

alexcaste,

Cool! Welcome!

Please don't think that the response that was elicited from the minimal information in your original post reflects in any manner what you'll experience on the playa. BRC is full of absolutely wonderful, welcoming people, including many of the people on ePlaya who are incredible contributors to the actual event and warmly friendly in person! Parties have music, most people realize this, please have your camp throw whatever parties you and your campmates desire. Play whatever music you guys and gals like during your parties, everyone has different tastes.

Last year, we were beside a cool, small camp that blasted out some hour long sets of ABBA and B52's onto our street, "maybe" ignoring the bureaucracy's rules, while acting thoroughly within the original spirit of this event in the desert. Heck, to ignore the bureaucracy's rules is why the event moved to the desert in the first place. Everyone who wanted to go by on our street had to dance through our crowd, fun times for anyone who liked interactivity and participation! And, yes, there were a few neighbors, mostly older, who said, "Next year I'm camping in Hushville." To each, their own, which is one of the beauties of the city and of the event, most everyone can find what they enjoy, as well as contributing and participating in whatever manner may move them.

Best wishes and have a great time on the playa!

(BTW, per your original question, protect the amp from playa dust. When it gets moist, it absolutely destroys electronics, especially any that have high voltage switching circuits/power supplies in them)
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 01, 2013 5:07 pm

BeachBum wrote:alexcaste,

Cool! Welcome!

Please don't think that the response that was elicited from the minimal information in your original post reflects in any manner what you'll experience on the playa. BRC is full of absolutely wonderful, welcoming people, including many of the people on ePlaya who are incredible contributors to the actual event and warmly friendly in person! Parties have music, most people realize this, please have your camp throw whatever parties you and your campmates desire. Play whatever music you guys and gals like during your parties, everyone has different tastes.

Last year, we were beside a cool, small camp that blasted out some hour long sets of ABBA and B52's onto our street, "maybe" ignoring the bureaucracy's rules, while acting thoroughly within the original spirit of this event in the desert. Heck, to ignore the bureaucracy's rules is why the event moved to the desert in the first place. Everyone who wanted to go by on our street had to dance through our crowd, fun times for anyone who liked interactivity and participation! And, yes, there were a few neighbors, mostly older, who said, "Next year I'm camping in Hushville." To each, their own, which is one of the beauties of the city and of the event, most everyone can find what they enjoy, as well as contributing and participating in whatever manner may move them.

Best wishes and have a great time on the playa!

(BTW, per your original question, protect the amp from playa dust. When it gets moist, it absolutely destroys electronics, especially any that have high voltage switching circuits/power supplies in them)




thats not the only thing that destroys electronics.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed May 01, 2013 6:59 pm

alexcaste wrote:Thanks for your opinion now - GET OFF MY LAWN


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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 01, 2013 7:42 pm

ABBA. I'm pretty sure that at this point that's noise pollution even in Sweden.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby maladroit » Wed May 01, 2013 10:55 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:ABBA. I'm pretty sure that at this point that's noise pollution even in Sweden.


The camp in question only played "sets" of Dancing Queen and Love Shack on loop.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby BBadger » Wed May 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Or how about using the renditions of the songs in Abbacadabra?

Ah that Eurodisco! I think a Silver Convention music camp would be pretty bad too.

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby maladroit » Wed May 01, 2013 11:48 pm

No one got up and boogied.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby BBadger » Thu May 02, 2013 9:18 am

Kind of a metaphor for everything discussed in this thread.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby maladroit » Thu May 02, 2013 9:59 am

FREEZE IT. GO BACK. ENHANCE. ENHANCE. ENHANCE!

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby dragonpilot » Thu May 02, 2013 12:39 pm

DJs should be required to do a 50-yard radius walk from their speakers to hear how really shitty their tunes are from a distance.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby lemur » Thu May 02, 2013 1:19 pm

the problem is they actually like the smell of their own shit.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby DrYes » Thu May 02, 2013 11:52 pm

CornMan wrote:
I think a lot of people just want to be a part of the bigger spectacle and feel the louder beats. If you had Skrillex on stage jumping and waving his arms around but a very minor local DJ controlling the music behind the scenes, very few people in the huge crowd would know the difference.

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Yeah, agree with that. DJing is hardly some massive skill. Even Deadmau5 has publicly acknowledged (garnering a lot of hatred in the DJ community) that it's mainly just pushing a few buttons on stage. A monkey can sync the BPM of a couple of tracks using software. There's some skill in live track selection to fit the mood of the audience, but I'm unsure how many DJs actually do that vs. full-on pre-programmed sets. It's composing that is the real skill in EDM, and many DJs don't compose.

I encourage the OP to bring what he has to offer to the party. I just think he's going to be disappointed to find out that nobody wants to dance to his tunes barring his own campmates.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby BeeWeeDee » Fri May 03, 2013 6:51 am

Two things I would hope to encourage are:

A) An awesome group/camp/artcar/whatever that handed out stereo receiver headphones to participants and then transmitted their music to the headphones. I remember walking up to this dancing group of people and it was totally silent - yet everyone was dancing and moving. Thinking WTF? Then the flashbulb went off in my head and I smiled a lot.

B) A camp/group/whatever that set up a SMALL amp, microphones, various musical instruments and invited people to jam. Five or six disparate people (with musical ability) made some of the best music I heard and made me want to dance.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby nixiebunny » Mon May 06, 2013 12:05 am

I put a 300W solar powered sound system on my bike, so I could ride along the streets slowly looking for a group of people who were enjoying the stuff I was playing. Then I'd park, play a few tunes, have a drink with them, and move on. I could also head out into the middle of deep playa and enjoy the shit that only I like, loud, without bothering anyone.
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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon May 06, 2013 12:12 am

BeeWeeDee wrote:B) A camp/group/whatever that set up a SMALL amp, microphones, various musical instruments and invited people to jam. Five or six disparate people (with musical ability) made some of the best music I heard and made me want to dance.

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Re: The playa and amplified sound

Postby gibson_ » Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 am

gaminwench wrote:2011, Esplanade...
50' frontage,
3 couples, one sound system, one tiny art car with huge sound system,
ugly, angry music.
They'd turn on the system, then drive away in the car.
Hours later they'd return, park the car aiming into the neighbors' art installation,
run awful sound, to no one.
They were never in camp,
ugly, angry sound ran all the time.
(except when neighbors unplugged the system)

We called them 'Sliver of noise'.

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