(Closed) How long does your aisle-walking music go for? How do you cut it off?

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

lol.. i was wondering the same exact thing! all i think about when thinking of cutting the music is a record scratching.. 😛

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

if you have a live musician, they will know how to end it at a proper phrase

If it is a recording, I recommend doing a run through.  You can always start the music a little before the doors open, then find a good point to turn down the volume.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

What if you’re doing a park ceremony?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is a good question

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In iTunes there is an option to cut songs off.

1) Select the song you want to trim in iTunes
2) Right click the song and select “get info”
3) Put your desired “Start Time” and “Stop Time” in the appropriate place and click okay

Also, you can fade out songs into the next one:

1) Choose iTunes > Preferences, and then click the Playback button at the top of the window.
2) To hear songs fade in and out, select Crossfade Playback.
3) To decrease or increase the amount of time it takes for the current song to fade out at the end and the new song to fade in, drag the “seconds” slider left or right. Click ‘OK’ to save your changes.

Moving to the right increases the overlap time so that before one song is done, the next one begins.

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I used a program similar to audacity on my mac to edit our songs. We’re playing the music from our ipod, so I wanted to make sure they were edited. I put the songs on my ipod and went to our venue and walked the aisle. I noted how long it took and added time for the second bridesmaid. Then I edited both songs (for me and my dad and for the bridesmaids) to the length, and faded them in toogether, so it’s now one track. For both songs I chose to edit part of the middle of the song out, instead of cutting it short, so it took a few hours to get it just right.

Now I just have to redo it in case it rains and we are inside, which will be about 1/3 to 1/2 the length.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, @katerdid, thanks for the info, i never knew that!  Fortunately i found a wedding march thats less that 2 mins that i LOVE so i dont need it but that is some super helpful info!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee

unless your song is only going to be playing about 30 seconds after you reach the front, you should fade it out.  i think it seems awkward to just have it play out for another minute or two when nothing is going on, unless of course, you have someone singing live. 😉

a live musician will know when to end, like cannotwait said.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You can do a couple things. If you’re having live music, obviously you can choose exactly where you want the song to begin/end. If you’re using a recording, you need to put someone in charge and they’ll have to fastforward to the part where you want to begin, and then either “fade-out” (turn down the volume) as it ends, or just pause/stop it.

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