I'm doing a High School Talent Show today. I did a run thru last night and most of the act's brought there music on there Phone. The phones have covers and are different brands each phone started and stopped with different ways. also all of the phones would go to sleep before I got the kids going. One phone had a pass code that had to be entered if it went to sleep. Out of about 10 acts only 1 act used a CD. Also 1 of the kids got a call, all while hooked up to the PA, it was her Dad. I'm not complying and we will make it through the night but it was a challenge, The day of the CD is leaving very quickly and the sound quality takes another hit but that's the price of convenience. I'm really surprised how fast this has happened and the new challenges we face. Thanks Jerry
- Take the case/cover off- Put it in airplane mode. NO EXCEPTIONS.- Write down your unlock code.- Cue up and show me the media to be played.
NO F***ING CONSUMER DEVICES!!!!That's my policy and I'm sticking with it. If they can't eMail me an MP3 ahead of time or bring their track on a USB stick or CD, they don't get played. All music to be ripped into one of my computers before the show and verified viable.No exceptions.
While I AGREE 1000% Dick, I've done DJ work at numerous HS "banquets" over the last 6 yrs. They don't want live music anymore - unless they play The Duggie, Wobble and Cupid Shuffle, among other hip-hop/dance/trance/techno stuff.I've requesting those formats NUMEROUS times, yet ending up with the organizer(s), attendees coming up with phones DURING the event... it's not a realistic ENFORCEABLE policy. Well, not if you want to get invited back. They look at you and question ones ability to "keep up!". You're so much COOLER when you can play all kindsa sh*t from all kindsa devices..Last event I did, I had 3 sets of 1/8" inputs going into the mixer, plus laptop.. but like others have mentioned.. NO CASESAIRPLANE MODESONG QUEUED with me there..
Our policy is simple. Your device = YOU make it work. We ain't touching it. A final line check before performance, and we're just fader jockeys. Something goes wrong? YOUR problem, not mine. Heck, the i-device is usually too far away for us to touch it, anyway.But this comes from doing 2-300 performances per day. For 5-6, you may not need to go that far.Same with CD's, actually. Because of this:"Which track?""Track 2"."OK, give me a signal"(signal)(push play on track 2)(team stands there...)(coach comes running)"THAT'S THE WRONG TRACK!""But..."(dirty looks from entire audience, including the paying client, shoot our way)Nu-uh. We don't play that game anymore.
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