I’m putting together a playlist to play during any down time at a tournament I’m hosting soon. What songs do I have to have on that Playlist? Keep it clean. No innuendos, drug or alcohol references, etc. Rob Smith always brings it at our local Kalahari Tournament. I’m just trying to keep up. Reply with your song picks.
As an EP - if you are planning to stream event, make sure you have play rights to any audio / visual or expect automated software in the cloud to do take down of stream, archive, or mask all audio from stream.
we feed the wireless mics to the stream, and have second output go to PA system which has music (when we remember)… Wiress mics are highly directional and usually do not pick up background music. So that might work better than mute button
We have a really hacky strategy for this. All our audio goes through a mixer, and then gets output to both the speakers in the venue, and to the audio input of the streaming computer. Our solution was to have two music input channels, one copyrighted, one stream-safe. The copyrighted music channel only plays on the left audio channel, which goes to the venue speakers, and the stream-safe music plays on the right channel, which goes to the stream. Having music on the stream makes it way nicer for viewers, and helps mask any music leaking through mics.
Our setup is similar, but we use two mixers, one for the venue, and one for the stream. A little Yamaha MG-series mixer works well for live stream (with it’s USB input/output) and we mix a separate audio for the live stream which includes some microphones on the field to add “robot sounds” to the stream (along with the royalty-free looping tracks we play to mask the venue music).
Here’s the playlist that we use for all of our tournaments. I get input from my students every year on what to add and regularly remove songs as we get tired of them. I’m always looking to add to it so I’ll be checking out the other suggestions in this thread as well. Spotify VEX Playlist