Techy Geeky Questions

What does the "i" stand for in iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac etc.

posted Jul 29, 2012, 9:55 AM by Jeff Ilardi   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 11:58 AM ]

This will not help you prepare for your party but it is an interesting question that I often get asked.  I am by no means a Apple expert but I do know this the i stands for Seamless Integration.

Editing Your Songs in iTunes

posted Jul 21, 2011, 7:38 PM by Jeff Ilardi   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 11:58 AM ]

I edit all of my songs in iTunes. I take out pauses at the end of and at the beginning of songs. I take out silly intros or prolonged endings that just don't work for dancing too.

Recenlty I had a customer who did some editing but edited way too much. I can only assume that they did this while listening to their computer speakers. Thus it sounded like there was a lot of silence when there really was not. And without an iPod Nano or iTunes at this party there was no automatic crossfading happenign so the song would just end abruptly, much to the dissastisfaction of the crowd. I was able to make this better as the night wore on by fading the song out with about 20 seconds left in each song.

To avoid this, listen with headphones or with your speakers cranked all the way up when doing your editing. Remember, your iPod is going to be amplified to much louder levels, so even though you think there is a lot of silence, there is still song left. OR, make sure you have a newer iPod Nano with the auto crossfade feature. Some editing will help but a lot of editing can be really bad.

Also, be sure you go back and listen to your edits. After a few songs you may think you know exactly where to cut. Not always the case. Be sure to double check.

**Please see post under iPod DJ Tips For Success.

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