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Wednesday March 3, 2004

Who Uses Macs?

There's a country dancing group I visited a while back that meets in an open-air dance pavilion in Oak Park in Santa Barbara. The sound is provided by a Macintosh (white 12" iBook), running iTunes. The callers wear FM-transmitting microphones, letting them call and dance at the same time.

At one point, when the group was having trouble with a dance, a caller went over to the Mac and adjusted the _tempo_ of the tune to 80% of normal (without lowering the pitch - a sampling trick I learned from AT&T and played with, 30+ years ago, on a PDP-15).

The caller told me that the software that does this is "real expensive, about $50". I restrained myself from commenting (:-).

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