2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2006 8:04 AM by Jeffrey Lee
Nigel7Rae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm a gigging musician (country & western - sorry!) and currently have all my backing tracks in iTunes on my eMac. For gigs I record them from there onto minidiscs, which is cumbersome.

What I want to do is get a cheap iBook or something, load the iTunes onto it, plug it into my PA and play the backing tracks directly from it. So far so no problem. Two questions:

1. For each backing track on iTunes I have a corresponding lyrics sheet in Appleworks. Is there a reasonably easy way to sync these together, so that with one click the lyrics sheet opens and simultaneously the backing track starts running?

2. The list of tracks in the iTunes window - is there any way to enlarge the font used to make it more legible from more of a distance?

Thanks for any help with this.

eMac   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • mkghez Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Answer for -2:
    Go to iTunes menu -> Preferences ->General

    Here you can choose a font size for the track list (only two choices, small or big).

    PS: your post may be more relevant for the iTunes forum.
  • Jeffrey Lee Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)
    While this may be a bit time consuming to start....

    you could put all your backing vocals into iMovie, and type your lyrics to display in time with your backing tracks...

    Once that is done.. you could output to a Quick Time movie, put them all in a folder, and just double click on the one you want to use. The audio would play out of your Mac's audio out's, and you could resize the QT movie to any size you need.

    Yes.. the long way around.... but try it with a track or two and see how it works