iPod Touch for live gigs

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mBox, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    A friend asked me if using the iPod Touch would be good for live gigs.
    Basically the pod will be loaded with sequenced music as backgrounds for a live band. I didnt research this prior to him buying one.
    As it turns out I cant seem to get it to play one song then stop.
    It tends to go to the next song no matter what the settings are.
    Is this the case for all iPods?

    Thanks :)
  2. macuser154 macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2009
    I think it is. It is for my iPods at least. I wouldn't recommend using an iPod touch for the background music. Unless it will be plugged into an amp. The sound card in the iPod touch isn't too good.
  3. mBox thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Oh it goes thru a mini mixer prior to mains. Ive tested a few that work great live just didnt realise that songs continue. my frieds just being picky cause his last crappy no name brand MP3 player stopped after one song. Im wondering of there is an app he can install on that Touch?
  4. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    You might trying putting the one song in it's own playlist and then accessing through that playlist. I believe it will stop playing once it has completed playing whatever is in a playlist.
  5. pilotrtc macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008

    I thought of that too: place each song in a playlist and play the playlist. It should stop after the 1 song.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Another method is to add a silent track that is say 1 hour long
    Place the silent tracks after each song

    Then just use next to go to next real track.
  7. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2008
    Waterloo, ON
    Ya make it the only song with a paticular criteria.

    ie All song have different album names but same artist.

    Easy fixes.
  8. mBox thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    the track usually have an 8 count so thats not a prob for me. however Im starting to think that this should be an option in iPods :)
  9. Patrickcrush macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2009
    Its really easy my band uses an Ipod touch for backing tracks live. what I do is create separate albums with the song title so each song will be under a different album. so go into itunes and name the album the same name as the song and what I do to make things easier is put them in order like 1. song name, 2. song name that way everything is nice and organized

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