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How to crossfade your playlist on ipod - i.e. no break between songs

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#1 twotees1218

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    Posted 16 November 2008 - 04:38 PM

    I thought I would post exactly how to do this since I spent hours going through old posts trying to figure it out. I am of average technical ability and I didn't think it was obvious how to set your playlist with no break between songs - like a DJ. I even asked my professional DJ friend and he didn't know.

    Here it is:

    It's called Crossfade.

    1. Go to Edit in your itunes
    2. Go to Preferences
    3. Go to Playback
    4. Check the crossfade playback box and change the seconds down to 1 second - this is as close as you can get, ut better than the 6 second factory default which leaves quite a long gap for the dance floor.

    #2 missybee99

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      Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:33 AM

      Cool! Thanks for sharing!
      I am going to go try this now.... :)

      #3 KLC77

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        Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:40 AM

        ooh, thanks so much for posting this!

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        #4 rodent


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          Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:44 AM

          if you burn a cd you lose the crossfade. I finally found a program that will burn a cd with crossfade. it's called acoustica. it's $25, but you can get a free trial.

          it might be a good idea to make a cd backup of your ipod mix if you are using it for your reception. Acoustica - Easy to use Audio and Music Recording software. Mix, Edit, Record, Burn, Convert, Label and create!

          #5 syl1115

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            Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:13 AM

            You also lose the cross fade when you sync with the iPod. The crossfade is only good if you play from iTunes.

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            #6 FutureMrs.S

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              Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:40 PM

              Oh thank you so much. I 've been wondering how to do that for a while now!
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              #7 jreule

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                Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:11 PM

                I haven't gotten to this yet, but I definitely will keep this post in mind when I get that far!!

                #8 Myda77

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                  Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:24 PM

                  Thanks for posting this! I was wondering how to do this also.
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                  #9 beachbride08

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                    Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

                    If you have a mac this is what we did, and we did burn the playlists to CDs as backup but didn't need to use them:


                    #10 smith3576

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                      Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:31 PM

                      Is there any way to keep the cross fade if you put it on your I Pod? We weren't going to use a lap top.
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