Ceremony Rig

prodjay

DJ Extraordinaire
Dec 13, 2009
485
Bossier, Louisiana
If you do Wedding ceremony's, what do you use to play the music with? (computer)

Most of my ceremony's only require 3 to 5 songs, so I would like something other than a computer for this.
 

sonic-vision

DJ Extraordinaire
Feb 6, 2007
1,484
central Ohio
You don,t offer the half hour prelude ?
 

DJ Bobcat

DJ Extraordinerror
Nov 8, 2014
10,899
Oklahoma City
I use an MP3 player or an iPad most of the time. My prelude music is normally a premixed long track of 35-45 minutes, so I just need a very simple song selection device.
^^^^ What he said. Only make sure you have a backup. The only thing worse than a hardware failure at a wedding reception, is a hardware failure at the ceremony.


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steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
32,436
Prospect, CT
One reason I use iTunes ... make a playlist, and sync it to my laptop, iPad(s) and iPhone. I use my iPad Mini for simple playlist duty.
 

TES3S

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 18, 2016
166
Los Angeles, CA
I pretty much do what Steve does.

I use my backup cloned laptop (from main DJ Laptop) and organize my Ceremony music via iTunes. It's also synced to my iPad just in case.
 

Jas

DJ Extraordinaire
May 22, 2013
1,788
For ipad, what DJ software? Want to make smooth transitions between songs during ceremony.
 
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DJ Bobcat

DJ Extraordinerror
Nov 8, 2014
10,899
Oklahoma City
For ipad, what DJ software? Want to make smooth transitions between songs during ceremony.
I tried DJay Pro on my iPad mini, and while I like some of the features of it, there’s one I REALLY dislike; to make a playlist, you must do it in iTunes and import it into DJay Pro. You can pick songs to mix from your library, you just can’t make a playlist. I find the iPad Mini to be much too small anyway. My 10” Surface Pro is barely large enough and I’m using Traktor Pro 3 on it. But if I had a REAL iPad, I’d probably run Traktor DJ.
 
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steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
32,436
Prospect, CT
For ipad, what DJ software? Want to make smooth transitions between songs during ceremony.
I have DJay Pro and Traktor ... both OK for simple 2 deck work .. both read iTunes database.
 
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DJ Ricky B

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 9, 2015
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SO check this out.

2004: 50 lb+ Amplifier, 2 Yamaha or JBL Speakers on stands, Numark CD Mix Station, wireless microphone (hand held), Burned CD with all ceremony music on it. PLUS a intrumental classical wedding music CD for prelude music
Remained pretty much the same until around 2009: Added a Laptop, and started to play ceremony songs off a laptop
2010: Added a lavalier microphone system for wedding clients that requested that for the officiant

2013: BIG Change: No more passive system. Numark CD MIx Station, Laptop, Alto TS110a on a stand. ...That's it.
2015: Changed again. Went down to a Laptop, American Audio ELSGO8BT, and microphones (Unless it was a big wedding...then I still used the Alto speaker and would use a 8 channel Alto mixer instead of the Numark CD Mix Station)
2018 Changed again. Started using the Bose S1Pro instead of the AA ELSGO8BT. 2 microphone systems, Bose S1Pro, and a laptop is it.

...Seeing that virtually all of my wedding ceremonies are under 200 guests, I feel what I have now is perfect for a ceremony. Also, easy.