A music DJ lets you play background music at a specific table. Alternatively, you can move the DJ to a Dynamic Stage and play to the entire audience. Here's how:
Make sure you have appropriate rights to play your selected music.
- For the easiest experience, we recommend:
- A dedicated Mac
- Loopback by Rogue Amoeba
- Optionally, a dedicated LexGo user account for the music DJ
- A decent Wi-Fi connection
- In Loopback, connect your music source(s) that you want to route. In the example below, we route the Music app. We set the music level between 2 and 4 percent to set background-level music, so that people can comfortably talk over the music.
- In LexGo, set your microphone to your music source (e.g. Loopback Music in the example above)
- Go to the room you want to play music to, and just camp out there.
One of the big challenges for sharing music is that people without headsets will hear music through speakers. If the music is too loud, it'll bleed back into their mics and create feedback. That's why we recommend low music sound levels.
Even though the music will be set between 2 to 4 percent, LexGo will automatically adjust noise levels so singing levels in the music are optimized. This may result in distorted music sounds at times. Check out the Advanced Tips on how to fix.
- Alternatively, you can use ManyCam to DJ. You will need to assemble audio files to create a playlist. Here are instructions from ManyCam. (We recommend Loopback because ManyCam seems to tax computers more even if you're just playing audio).
- To play music unfiltered in LexGo, tap the person icon at the upper right of the map and select "Advanced Settings." Select "Enable DJ Audio" to prevent additional processing of your audio. This results in higher-quality sounding music that does not lose the dynamics of loud and soft parts. With this setting, you may want to increase the sound level a little in Loopback to compensate for the lack of an auto gain leveler.
The "Enable DJ Audio" setting is not permanently saved to your account. By design it is turned off by default every time you log in.
Use the "Enable DJ Audio" setting with care, as it disables noise cancellation. We recommend not mixing your mic in with music unless you're using headphones.
- Generally, we recommend a dedicated device and account for your music DJ. However, if you have to set up both a DJ and presenter on one Mac, it is possible with some additional considerations.
- Have one LexGo user use the Mac app, and the second use a browser. If you don't have two LexGo accounts, use your guest URL for your DJ. (You'll have to escort them to the room/stage they'll need to be in).
- To avoid double mic audio, make sure your Music DJ is not streaming your presenter mic.
- As this can get tricky to figure out, we recommend practicing and testing it a few times with your Mac before using a single-computer set-up with two users. Definitely reach out to us if you need additional support.