Post # 1
So, I’m getting married in 5 weeks (YEAH!!!!) and our venue’s just told us we couldn’t use our laptop to play the evening songs as they recently had a function where the laptop kept overloading their system (or something) so the music kept cutting out for a few seconds every so often. (NO!!!!!!!).
Anyway, my question is, is there a way to edit / blend songs on an iPod / iPhone so that they overlap and there aren’t any awkward gaps between songs?
At such a short notice it will be very hard to find a DJ we can afford in London so we have to do it ourselves.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
Yep, my iPod has the crossfade, too.
Post # 9
my super old ipod has fade as well… it should work. its really cool how they blend!
Post # 10
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!