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 #47241  by jenkins
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:53 am
DOes anyone have a source where I can find Garcia band soundboards to download?

I havent been able to find any of the JGB. It seems like Jerry's wife has really put the lockdown on his recordings.
Yesterday I broke down and just bought one off of the pure jerry site. But it was a huge pain in the ass. It sucks when you pay for something and it is WAY harder to do than when you find it for free.
SO I won't be getting any more of those.

SOmeone has to know where to download the Garcia band from.

 #47242  by jenkins
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:21 am
seems like they have lots of them on etree.org

I cant get them to work through this site. Does any of you know what i need to dowload or do to make the bit torrent work?

any info would be greaty appreciated

 #47245  by tigerstrat
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:36 pm
Most of the '82 and '83 SBDs I've gotten ahold of have been terribly unbalanced in the mix.

 #47250  by Dozin
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:23 pm
You need a bittorent client. I use azureus
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/

Then you need to convert the shn or flac. Do a search on either of those extensions and you'll find the tool to convert them into a wav file

 #47252  by tigerstrat
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:32 pm
Best SHN conversion tool: mkwACT http://etree.org/mkw.html

 #47253  by Dozin
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:05 pm
tigerstrat wrote:Best SHN conversion tool: mkwACT http://etree.org/mkw.html
Is there another one?

 #47260  by Dozin
 Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:08 pm
I use that plugin with winamp

 #47271  by BluesDaddy
 Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:41 am
Dozin wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:Best SHN conversion tool: mkwACT http://etree.org/mkw.html
Is there another one?
Try dbpoweramp - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/. It is simpler to use and converts to many different formats using codec plugins.

 #47321  by tigerstrat
 Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:29 am
BluesDaddy wrote:
Dozin wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:Best SHN conversion tool: mkwACT http://etree.org/mkw.html
Is there another one?
Try dbpoweramp - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/. It is simpler to use and converts to many different formats using codec plugins.
Hard to imagine anything be simpler to use than mkwACT. Drag & drop, done.

 #47326  by Rev_Roach
 Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:00 am
dbpoweramp is fantastic and a lot more robust. can go back and forth between and number of diff file types as is, and it supports plugins for additional file types. (I have added plugins to successfully convert ape, ogg, musepack, and a few others). Great program for any serious music downloader.

It is a retail program that provides a free trial period. In order to continue after that you need to

a) pay
b) sail the high seas in a boat with a skull and crossbones

Plugins and the like are available here: http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=dbpoweramp

http://www.mininova.org/tor/1056217 appears to be the best. comes packaged with plugins, is both well seeded and well reviewed, and the trial period is already "negotiated",