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    Quick DJ question

    Hey all,

    I have been tasked with playing DJ at a wedding after party. I would rather just make a custom playlist before hand and export it to a USB and just play it back during the event. Is there a good DJ software I can use to do this? Would just need to trim some songs and also crossfade many together and then be able to export this playlist to a USB. No live DJing involved. Also, most of my music is in iTunes so i assume I will have to convert them to MP3s...Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Something like Mixmeister would do this. But there are literally hundreds of other programs for splicing together music.
    As you are not a DJ, I would stay away from mixing the tracks and just fade in the intros and outros.

    As you are playing a wedding:
    make sure you have a playlist from the bride/groom/family.
    make sure you have a couple of backup usbs prepared.
    make sure you have a backup playing device available.
    bring all the music you have as well, just in case someone important requests a track not on the playlist.
    if you are not spending money on a DJ, spend the money on hiring a nice soundsystem (if possible with the budget)


    However, please be aware that your post is kinda like walking into a room full of painters whilst holding a colour printer and asking advice on how to print a copy of the mona lisa.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    you shouldn't go for a pre-mixed playlist. takes away every possibility to react to the crowd

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    I was asked one to DJ a friend's wedding and turned that down. What I did instead was to create a list in iTunes, then in the evening we plopped a 12 year old kid on the computer and everything went fine. I guess if you want the extra fade in and out, Pete covered that with mixmeister.

    If you need to take requests and you have some stable internet, there's https://youtube-dj.com/


    Quote Originally Posted by kdp View Post
    you shouldn't go for a pre-mixed playlist. takes away every possibility to react to the crowd
    Please don't answer threads without reading the subject matter ("no live djing involved"), or without any experience in weddings.
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