Post # 1
Ok, so here’s the delimma:
We’re doing an outdoor, destination wedding at a resort and aren’t crazy about the live music options, so we’re planning to use a CD for our wedding music instead. This makes me a little nervous because of the fact that someone is going to have to man the CD player and work out the timing for songs, etc. I don’t know if there is a remote control for the CD player.
I’ve thought about cutting/mixxing the songs in Creative before burning them to CD so that perhaps they can overlap and avoid dead air, but if the person manning the CD has to switch to the next song before the fade, then we’ll end up with a song ending before it’s time is up. Any ideas on what we can do to prepare for things to go smoothly?
Post # 3
How about two CD players? Or just practice. It seems like the transitions are the most noticed thing, so I generally have the person fade out the volume as a song ends, so it goes out a little more gracefully than just an abrupt finish. Then fade in the next song. It might help make the "dead air" a little better. Figure, if it were a live band they’d have a moment where they go to the next song anyway.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
That’s a bit of pickle. You definately don’t want dead air, and no one is really going to want to be responsible for manning the cd player while a party’s going on…especially after a few drinks. I was watching Get Married the other morning and one of the things they featured was a self-d.j. system that used an ipod docking station. You can probably look that up on their website (getmarried.com). Also, there are a lot of rental places that either rent out or sell something called d.j. in a box.