IF YOUR DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE A JACK TO CONNECT HEADPHONES TO, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ADAPTER. Many phones and tablets have moved away from headphone jacks. This is how we connect to your music player. If your music player does not have a headphone jack, consider using a different device, like a laptop, or bring your own headphone adapter. Many of the devices come with their own, but if not, you can usually get one for around $20. Completely worth it to avoid a complication on your event day.
As far as good music players for your wedding, party or event we recommend a Laptop as your primary player. Here is why...
Even though having a laptop is the best primary player, having a backup on another laptop, tablet, or phone is always recommended.
Tablets and iPads make really good backup players to a Laptop.
They are especially, helpful if you are having music in two different areas. For example a cocktail hour in one location and the reception in another location.
We have some adaptors for devices with no headphone jack. We suggest you bring your own headphone adapter. It is better to have an adapter you know will work than be surprised and not be able to connect.
Often, this is the only player customers show up with. It will work, but it makes managing your music much tougher. It also allows for more errors to happen. For example, it's easier to start a song accidentally, harder to find a song or playlist quickly, difficult to see what has played, lacks many playlist editing features.
And as long as it can stay at the DJ table next to the primary player, then great. Sometimes with the backup player being a phone, customers don't want to give up their phone for the whole party. If you choose to have the backup on a phone, pick a phone that you don't need access to for the whole party.
We have some adaptors for phones with no headphone jack, We recommend you bring your own headphone adapter. Better to have an adapter you know works than to be surprised and not be able to connect to our system.
Remember, Laptops are the best and bring a backup!
This is the biggest mistake customers make.
Many customers do not put getting the music players to the venue down as a priority.
Your laptop, tablet, phone, etc., will use more battery power when it is being constantly used for 4 - 8 hours. Why risk it? Just bring the power cord or charger for your device and you will be happy.
Almost every device has the ability to turn this off. It is important that you do this for your event or party.
Be sure to have at least 20 songs per hour downloaded.
Be sure all your songs are downloaded on both devices. Relying on the venue's wifi is never a good idea. Bringing your own hotspot is an option, but again you are relying on cell phone service. With the songs physically on the devices, this means a lot less for you to worry about.
They bring a laptop and assume that nothing will go wrong.
And then they don't want to give up their phone for the whole party. As a backup player, it needs to be tested and connected, so if the main player fails you can easily switch right over to the backup. If the backup is someone's phone, and the main player fails, you have to go and find that person and their phone before the music can resume playing.
As regular DJs have backups of their hard drives or actual records and record players, you to should have a backup, if having music is important at your event.
We recommend you use Spotify. With Spotify, you can download your playlists from any device that can go online. This means any smart phone can now be used as a backup.
And of course, along with a backup player, make sure you bring the power cord or the charger for the backup player as well. You don't want your backup to fail also because you run the battery down.
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Using your smartphone as one of your players (preferably a backup) can be done, but here are some tips to keep in mind.
Leave the phone at the DJ table.
Make sure the phone is in Airplane Mode.
You might need to remove the heavy-duty protective case.
The Headphone Jack
Password protection and Screen Timeouts
MC/Sound Man Service:
If you hire Just Press Play's MC or Sound Man Service we can help with some of these settings for you.
If you plan on using a MacBook for your music player here are some suggestions on how to set it up so that you have a worry-free experience:
If you plan on using a PC laptop for your music player here are some suggestions on how to set it up so that you have a worry-free experience: