Tech Tips – Distraction December YouTube Mixers

Tech Tips / Friday, December 30th, 2011

To wrap up the Distraction December Tech Tips, I thought I’d offer something you might find useful for wowing your friends this coming New Years. What’s a party without music? What’s a good party without someone to DJ the music? If you’re like me, then you can’t stand when the music gets interrupted because someone wants to switch between your finely crafted playlist from your own library of music so they can play a song on YouTube, which you don’t have on your computer. What if we had a way to solve this problem?

I challenge you to find a song in your personal libraries that you can’t find on YouTube. Pretty hard isn’t it? Well, my suggestion this week is to set up your play list on YouTube for your New Year’s party. With the following links, you won’t have to worry about having someone glued to the computer all night finding the songs to play either. You won’t have to worry about gaps between songs.

I give to you and These are two websites set up to work like a DJ’s turntables. You can cue up songs on one turntable while the other is playing and then slowly fade one into the other for seamless listening.

YouTubeMixer is a simpler interface to use, and it will need someone to be working the computer all night but I liked the simplicity of the user interface. It’s easy to look at it and understand how to use it.

TurnTubeList, however, has a much more complex interface which allows you to load entire playlists in advance and cue them up ahead of time. You can easily search for songs from Youtube within the website and add them to your playlists if someone wants to listen to a song you hadn’t added to the mix.

Do you have websites or programs you use to make your party playlists better? Feel free to share them with me.

Enjoy your New Years.

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