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Has anyone done it?
Can you mix tracks on it or set how they fade into one another?
Is it a bit shit?
(1) do not just play a track, queue it
(2) do not mess with the queue
it's worked pretty wall at small gatherings I've attended, at least until someone (bamos) puts Toto on
When my mate Dave trots over and double-clicks on some shite, ruining the queue system that everyone else had been obeying.
Only really works if noone touches the playlist, otherwise it'll go to shit.
I used it at a recent event before and between DJ sets and worked well.
when we all went away, no one gave a shit and played what they wanted and reinforced my life motto: People Are Idiots
Doing the open playlist before the party was fun. We used the same rules as guntrip. I remember very drunkenly trying to force people to obey them.
But don't really expect your playlist to get played. Some bellend will change the music as soon as you go to chat to someone - people cannot comprehend pressing the 'queue' button so it returns to the playlist.
Obviously it's no match for a DJ & you can't mix tracks up, but for a cheap option it's pretty good. More money to spend on booze, which is what really matters, innit.
Oh and for smaller, 'gathering' style dos it works perfectly.
as long as people stick to the queue
I see someone hovering over the laptop or asks to put on a track I always go SURE BUT PUT IT IN THE QUEUE... and it usually works, until you get the drunk tit who just whacks on anything without any consideration to the fact someone else had chosen Song X Y Z before you you utter bellend :)
Big help. I shall give it a go.
So if set up a playlist, set it to queue and then just leave it it'll be fine?
Yup, do the playlist & press play. If anyone wants to play anything desperately get them to queue it (rather than adding to the playlist) & it will just play, then go back to your playlist.
but yes, it works pretty well if you use the Queue function.
sounds like the queue function to me
Don't understand why they've got rid of 24hr memberships - used to cost 99p, and was perfect for parties. Had to use grooveshark at NYE this time instead; it's pretty much got the same issues/benefits. Also remember - people may be obeying the queue system, but could still be adding about fifty tracks. Watch 'em like hawks.
Like I say, don't know why they pulled it...
to replace it
Not what you think. It was for my daughter and her friends. Just set up some lights and Spotify and left them to it while the big people drank beer in the garden. It worked a treat - wall to wall Rhianna Drake and Robyn.
I'm treating your attitude here as sincere. So, can you explain what's so laughable about using spotify to provide music at a party because I genuinely don't get your scorn.
Is it that the sound quality won't be as good vinyl?
Is is that the track selection will be too limited, or not party/dancey enough?
Is it just the notion of using a computer to queue up tracks at all?
is it that it's only a decent party if you've hired a `specialist` DJ to play the music? Most people in this thread are talking about parties they host/manage themselves and pick the music for themselves, not about hiring DJ Gerald for Suzie's wedding.
Almost all parties will have music chosen by someone, even in the basic sense of choosing songs (`Steve has asked me to DJ his party on Saturday so I'm gonna play a lot of funk and new wave` etc). Do you mean DJing in the sense of bring a crate of vinyl and carefully mixing the tracks into each other bla bla while looking really self-important? I've been to plenty of `indie` parties like that as well :)
so he glassed him in the face.
all the cool* kids would combine it with this
*you heard me
yeah i am cool.
it can actually be useful for finding music you liked but didn't know