As far as good music players for your wedding, party or event we recommend a Laptop as your primary player. Here is why...
Things to keep in mind when using your laptop:
And even though having a laptop is the best primary player, having a backup on a tablet, phone, iPod etc. is always recommended.
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We do not recommend iPod's and Smart Phones as a your primary player.
Often, this is the only player customers show up with. It will work, but it makes managing your music much tougher. Also allows for more errors to happen. For example: It's easier to start a song accidentally, harder to find a song or playlist quickly, difficult to see what has played, lacks many playlist editing features.
This is a very popular player as a backup. And as long as it can stay at the DJ table next to the Primary player, then great. Sometimes with the backup player being a phone, customers don't want to give up their phone for the whole party. If you choose to have the backup on a phone, pick a phone that you don't need access to for the whole party.
Tablets and iPads are not as great as having a laptop, but is better than an iPod or a phone.
Here are some of the reasons why...
Tablets, and iPads make really good backup players to a Laptop.
Especially, helpful if you are having music in two different areas. For example a cocktail hour in one location and the reception in another location.