Re: DJing my wedding with Linux ;-)
- From: nobody@xxxxxxx (Kevin the Drummer)
- Date: 13 Apr 2007 15:31:06 GMT
lbrtchx@xxxxxxxxxxx <lbrtchx@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am more of a software person and I would like to know how to
DJ my wedding with Linux,
It's not a DJ program, but Amarok will play MP3s quite nicely.
which I will also use to push Linux to my MAC and Windows
I used Linux to create my wedding invitations. On the back I
wrote, "No animals were harmed, nor Microsoft products used, in
the creation of this invitation." ;-)
what do I need in order to do so?
Soundcard, amp, and speakers. The amp can be inside the
speakers, i.e. you can use powered speakers in lieu of the amp.
Basically, I have a list of MP3 files, which I would like to
play either at certain specific moments or sequentially as a
batch in a certain order
Amarok will do that. XMMS can too. But, I prefer Amarok quite a
bit over XMMS.
The music will be played out to loud speakers
Can a laptop or a PC based on Linux play out nicely to
external loud speakers?
The biggest issue with a laptop will be noise on the analog audio
outputs. Some laptops are quiet. Others click and pop whenever
the computer does anything. Some PCs are too underpowered to
play audio while doing anything else. These aren't problems with
the OS, just the hardware.
Which audio player do I need? Could XMMS do it? Maybe itunes
for Linux or itunes-like something?
iTunes will run on Linux with Crossover Linux from
Would you suggest a nice PCI card to make the music sound
If the card has digital out, e.g. S/PDIF, and you have an amp or
powered speakers that have S/PDIF inputs, then you can get really
The person taking care of it should, say, only use the mouse
and the space bar, no actual CDs and extra complications in
order to keep the dancing mobs happy
For the dancing mobs you'll likely want a real DJ software
package, so that you can crossfade from one song to another and
queue things up while other things are playing. Surf on over
to http://linux-sound.org/ and have a look at what might be
Congrat's on the upcoming marriage....
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