House party vs visualisation
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    Hello Everyone!

    This weekend I am doing my birthday party and.. well I can't really call myself dj but I would like to take it on a bit higher level.

    I will have my mac connected to Traktor s4 + monitors as i don't have any big speakers (anyway those should be fine) I will be playing music half half from Traktor software and iTunes.
    I was thinking of using my lcd projector as an dj light. And here is a question how to do it best?

    If this would be just iTunes I would connect it to mac and get some visualisation for iTunes job done.. but how about when playing from iTunes/utube/or someones mp3 player. Is it possible to have visualisation that would be activated via sound picked from internal mic? Is it good idea?

    I could then connect projector to separate laptop which would be quite convenient as i don't have long enough rub cable where i want to place projector.

    Ok i think you may know what I mean. All ideas welcome!
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    I have used winamp with Milkdrop 2.0 installed and just looped a suitable track.
    Run the visuals to your Projector and off you go.
    Honestly, its amazing how the brain can rationalise the visuals with what ever audio you are actually playing

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    visualisations are for stoners. Do you want people to dance or to stare at the viz? (my experience anyway)
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    Depending on how big the party is be careful with the monitors they might not be enough. I blew out a pair of Mackie MR8s my first time DJing an apartment party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xonetacular View Post
    Depending on how big the party is be careful with the monitors they might not be enough. I blew out a pair of Mackie MR8s my first time DJing an apartment party.
    This

    tbh if your willing to drop a little bit of money (probably not more than 50 bucks assuming its a smallish house party, maybe a 100 if theres more people), you could rent out an alright sound system and maybe a couple lights for the night (at least where I live).

    check out local rental prices, and ask the person throwing the party if there willing to drop a bit of money. It will lead to a better party and you won't have to risk damaging your stuff
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    I nearly blew my bx8a's on my last party. Get yourself a cheap 15" behringer PA speaker and you will have enough power for any house party.

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    well, party kicks off tomorrow.. I would go for big speakers but it's tiny house party for ~20 people.. and I got my vaporiser yesterday.. so yeah will welcome some visualisations ;P

    Thanks for all replies!

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    if you hit ctrl+l and type in linein:// on winamp visuals you can use your mic for input and it will go with your music. just delete some of the crappy presets.

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