Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Music almost done

We had chosen our songs a while ago but only confirmed them on the weekend, changing a few around from our original picks. I've even changed a few this evening while i was transferring them across to my mp3 player. I'm a little worried about my mp3 player actually being able to play the songs at the ceremony; the planner told us we could use an ipod to hook up to the stereo system, but mine is an old Sony Walkman. It only plays ATRAC files (uses software to convert other media formats to ATRAC). While it has a normal audio out jack (ie one for earphones), if they've got an ipod dock attached to the speakers rather than a mini audio plug, we're going to be music-less. We're going to take a cd with us for backup, and i'll probably bring along a usb stick with the songs in mp3 format just in case, and then if necessary can borrow an ipod from a guest. We get to meet with the celebrant the day before the wedding, at the venue, and they've asked us to bring the ipod so we will find out then whether or not mine works. No idea how to transfer the songs across without a computer though...

We decided on the processional song quite a while ago and haven't changed it since. However it is 3:29 long and i've got one bridesmaid and i suspect a short aisle. I didn't know how we were going to work out our timing for the walk down the aisle so that we didn't have half the song still to play when we'd both finished walking and have to fill in time while it finished. Either that or turn the volume down, but that would leave the song sounding unfinished. I wasn't really happy with either option, so instead i opened the song in Audacity and snipped out the last verse of the song, leaving the ending intact and joining it to the second verse. It's now 2:15 and should be much better timed for our walk!

Now i just need to transfer them all across to the mp3 player, my usb stick, and then burn to CD.

So far we have:
Pre-ceremony: Doomsday (Murray Gold)
                        Rose's Theme (Murray Gold)
                        Thank You (Dido)
Processional: Heaven (Candlelight Mix) (DJ Sammy)
Signing: Fall For You (Secondhand Serenade)
Recessional: All I Want Is You (U2)

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