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  • Look at your music collection. Is it organized? Or is your music collection all over the place? Do you have to depend on computer programs, like Itunes, to find your music for you? The question is - Can you find your favourite songs easily, or does it take time?

    If you can find your music when you want, maybe your music collection is organized. But you might find, as your music collection grows beyond a few hundred songs, you'll have to put a little effort into organizing your music collection. If you have a thousand+ songs, you might want to think about organizing your music into the following groups -

    Pop Music Superstars Party Music

    (ie. Organized by year or decade, The best of the 80's, 90's etc) (Music of the 100-200 most popular singing stars and bands) (A Collection of one hit wonders)

    Country, Folk
    Rock and Roll
    Soul and Blues
    Swing and Jazz
    Urban, Rap, Hip Hop
    World Music (groups music by country of origin) Dance Music

    Try this exercise. If you use Itunes or another music library system, create a Playlist,
    or a folder for each of the musical categories listed above. Add songs from your master songlist into each Playlist. Put rock and roll songs in the Rock and Roll Playlist, etc.

    If you have a thousand songs in your music collection, you might find that each Playlist will contain a couple hundred songs. Each playlist represents a different way of listening to your music. In this way, you can program your music collection with different styles of music. Pop Music, Superstars and Musical Masterpieces are heard in all styles of music.

    Pop Music can be organized in different ways, ie. by year. The Best of the 80s, 90s, etc. Superstars can be organized as Country Superstars, Rock Superstars, Soul Superstars, etc. Party Music will be all over the map. When all your party music is in one playlist, that's the playlist for a very good party. In my experience, I find it's useful to have

    two party playlists, A Party Music Playlist and a Dance Music Playist are two different playlists, like an early party playlist, and a late party playlist.

    Organizing music can be fun, and educational. You can learn about yourself, by organizing your music collection. But first, you need to have a music collection. How large is your music collection? How large is your music collection budget? Professional music collectors plan to buy a few hundred songs a year. With time to plan and organize your music, a music collection can be a personally fulfilling and rewarding exercise, and more fun than a video game.

    For information on organizing music collections  Play de Record, 411 Spadina Ave., Toronto



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  • 1. Fred Goshine (Disco Sounds) Roy B (Roulette Records) Peter Frost (Disco Sounds)

    2. Dominique Zgarka (CBS Records) Jackie V (Ontario Disco Pool) Anita Ward

    3. Anita Ward performing at the Ontario Disco Awards show

    4. Wally McDonald won best DJ award

    5. Phyllis Kalphat, RCA rep, Vicki Sue Robinson, Peter Frost, John Weber (DJ)

    6. Ontario Disco Pool awarded quad platinum for Chic's Le Freak - Michael Weingarten, Larry Green (WEA Music) Jackie V

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  • Lear how to transition neatly from one song to another by counting beats and bars.

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  • Akai MPC Touch

    The newly announced Akai MPC Touch is a truly innovative and inspiring music production controller. With a large 7” color touchscreen and classic MPC pads, you can take full advantage of your musical creativity and quickly lay down ideas. If the hardware itself wasn't enough, the MPC Touch comes with over 20,000 sounds covering all music styles. You can find sounds from AIR, CR2, Tool room, MVP Loops, Sonivox, and Prime Loops. The Touch comes with its own software that is fully optimized for the Touch.

    The MPC Touch software has immense and powerful capabilities. You have the ability to edit wave forms, create midi events, manipulate envelops, add effects, and mash samples. The 7” touch screen allows you to do all of this without looking at your computer screen, creating a unique production experience unlike any other controller on the market.

    Besides the ultra impressive touchscreen, the Touch retains the classic but powerful MPC pads. You can cut and edit your samples then play them back on the pads just as you have in the past. The Touch pads are also back-lit, making it easy to perform in dark lit environments.

    Overall the Akai MPC Touch is an extremely innovative and boundary pushing controller in the music production market. Be sure to pre-order the Touch directly through Play De Record Here

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    HS5 $50 / PAIR*
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    HS5s $50 / PAIR*

    October 1st - November 30th 2015

    Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All Promotions are while supplies last.
    *Rebates when purchased individually: HS5 $25, HS7 $35, HS8 $40.

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