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joshlondon17
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I want to start using music in my act to enhance the whole show experience. I have a lot of questions like;

What equipment do I use?
What types of music is good?
Do I fade in and out, etc.

Basically, if you haven't figured it out by the dumb questions above, I have no idea about music or audio in shows. Any info is helpful.

Thanks!
Josh London
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There is a music forum. Check it out. Lots of knowledgable people there. I think it's called F/X.

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Neil Tobin has a fun and interesting system.
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I have the theme to The Exorcist playing softly in the background. Smile
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Why is it that if someone just happens to have the same idea as someone else they are accused of stealing? Smile
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Cuz it makes sense?
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When I perform my syage act, I have various instrumental songs playing in the background. They vary from Massive Attack to the end credits to Donnie Darko.

I feel it just breaks up the periods of silence and adds sone "theatre" to what I do.

Am I lucky though, to be performing as part of a group and have a PA system and someone to operate it
joshlondon17
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That would be nice to have someone operate the music. I've posted this thread on the fx forum with no response. What is the best thing to use for controlling the music by yourself?

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Hi Josh,
The system you are loking for is called the ICue2 and can be used to play and cue specific tracks from MP3 files using an iPod...

Check out this site http://www.virtualsoundman.com/

V
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joshlondon17
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Thanks V. That is exactly what I need! It is a little much though. Have you had any problems with it?

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I use a SoundTech PA/CD player sometimes (150 watts). However, lately when I discover there is a dee jay there, I either bring a CD (mixed) or skip the music all together. Since I am dealing with so much audience participation, I found out it really isn't necessary for the majority of my routines.
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Look at this for an interesting concept which also peoduces music and would fit into a very interesting show !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPG-LYoW27E&NR
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Sound Tech has different models you can use. http://www.wirelesswizardry.com/comparison.htm You can control the sound by the gimmick on your ankles. It makes better showmanship showing nothing in your hands. A friend complains about the ankle method. That is why he has it on his wrist underneath his sleeve.
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Thanks for all the help. After looking at all the different things it sounds that Virtual Soundman might be the best bet. Thanks again for all the help!

Josh London
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I use a laptop-and-RF remote system (which I found out about through the FX area of the Café). For more info, go here:
http://members.tripod.com/remotelaptop/index.html

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Check out the sound tracks from "interview with a vampire" there are some awesome tracks.
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Music (sound) , smell andf tactile are three senses often forgotten in mentalism.

If music is used as punctuation to an effect or series -- what would it be? Why not special lead in music for the whole show (modern synth stuff -- not new age though.)

Now expand to the sound of thoughts crackling through the air as you "concentrate."

Think of this too -- a low frequency rumble can induce fear.

But too - it is one more element to haul, time and synchronize and if you are a one man show ????
Gregg (C. H. Mara) Chmara

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