(Closed) iPod reception – how to avoid gaps between songs?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

In iTunes’ preferences you can set the songs to crossfade, so that one fades out as another fades in. If you go into your Playback preferences (on a Mac, go to iTunes > Preferences > Playback; not sure how to get there on Windows sorry), there’s a checkbox there for “crossfade songs” — check that, and adjust the slider for how long you want the crossfade to be. That’s what we’re doing for ours 🙂

Post # 4
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh crap I just realized you said you couldn’t use a laptop, DUH. Sorry haha. I don’t know if you can do that on an iPod/iPhone. Let me check on mine…

Post # 5
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It doesn’t look like there is a way to do it (I have an iPhone 4) 🙁 🙁 The only other thing I can think of is before your wedding set up your playlist in iTunes, do the crossfading, and play your entire playlist from start to finish while also recording it into one long mp3. Then load that single mp3 recording of your entire playlist onto your iPod/iPhone and play that at your reception. I’ve read about other bees doing this to avoid possible freezing during a song switch, so I know it’s possible, but I don’t know what software/microphone setup would be best to make the recording /: Maybe someone else will chime in on that.

Post # 6
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492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My iPod nano has an audio crossfade setting, although my iPhone 4 does not, as far as I can tell.  It’s weird because that settings menu has almost all of the other choices the same!  So I’d recommend checking the iPod for that setting and then verifying that it ends up sounding the way you want.

Post # 8
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Yep, my iPod has the crossfade, too.

Post # 9
Hostess
8145 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

my super old ipod has fade as well… it should work. its really cool how they blend!

Post # 10
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5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You should be able to do this by either downloading an APP or a program for your computer. I found two posibly goodoptions by just doing a quick google search. My DJ is a free app. it sounds like you make a playlist which you then play through the app? its worth downloading and checking out. Someone else posted on a forum about cross fading to try acoustica which is 250 but you should be able to do a free trial. Or try the DJ Mixer app? I know that this is possible through the computer as I have a friend who used to come up with really great playlist mixes and load them up on his ipod. I just know you can’t skip over songs or it skips the entire playlist so you might have to make sure you have a playlist you like and are willing to stick with. Good luck!

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