Music makes the ball field come to life but until now being the ballpark DJ wasn’t easy.
Walkout Song DJ is here to make it simple to have every field filled with that pump-up music every athlete loves and needs for those big games.
Walkout song DJ makes the difficult task of playing a walkout song for each individual batter as easy as tapping a button. Simply enter the player name and number then select a song from your iTunes library. The precise segment from that walkout song can then be set by selecting a position and playback duration using a simple and precise editing view. To assure that the songs are not blending into the background or splitting the ears of your fans, a volume level for each individual walkout song can also be set. Press the play button and 11 seconds later you have one pumped-up batter, and a song that smoothly fades as the batter steps up to the plate. You can also choose between imported, recorded, or computer text to speech announcements for your players either before or after their walkout song has played.
The game doesn’t stop between innings so why should the music? Walkout Song DJ has a view dedicated to inning break songs. Just as before, select a song from your iTunes library and set a position and duration. Since inning breaks are usually two minutes long and most songs are over three minutes, Walkout Song DJ can automatically fade the song out before the start of play. That allows the human DJ to take a break or get a hot dog, and not have to worry about the music interrupting the game.
There is also one-touch access to a situational music view. These are the songs that add character to the game, such as your national anthem, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Jeopardy Theme Song, your team fight song and anything else that fits!
For pre-game music, there is a pre-game view that allows you to select a group of songs from your library and arrange them in a simple playlist to play without interruption and help the athletes get “in the zone” during warm ups.
If you happen to be a dedicated ballpark DJ and have multiple teams to DJ, don’t sweat it. Walk-Out Song DJ makes it possible to create and save song pages for multiple teams.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the game while playing the all-important music by barely lifting a finger.
Please NOTE: The only subscription music source that will work with this app is Apple Music. The app is unable to access files from subscription sources like Spotify, Amazon Prime, Google Music, Tidal, or Napster because those services either have no third party offline playback interface or will not allow use of their interface with a third party commercial application. I have requested commercial approval from several of them and have had no response. The app will also work with standard music files either purchased from iTunes or imported to your device from email attachments or from cloud storage services.
- added support for mixing Apple Music songs with announcements
(note: iOS 12 muting issues may occur with a few bluetooth devices)
- fixed file not found bug with Apple Music songs from playlists
- stability and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic and Improved!
I contacted the developer last year regarding adding a feature to record the player names and #'s rather than having to use the digitized voices. I told him that the inability to record was keeping this from an excellent program. He came through! I really like the pregame, between inning and situational song categories. The app easily transitions between these categories and the lineup walkout songs and player announcements. Great job! Thank you for being so responsive and creating a very functional app!
Anyone else have muting issues?
I just started using this app and love how super easy and user friendly it is. So easy I can easily download more songs in between innings.
However, I'm having an issue with the volume. After I play 3-4 songs it's locks my phone into the mute position. Once it locks up I can't unsure it on any of my apps. There is no rhyme or reason and there's no magical way to unlock it. I just leave it alone for a while and it starts working again. Frustrating when it locks up at key times in the game. Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue? Thanks!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the report on the random muting issue! I did find a potential problem yesterday in the Apple Music song fading that I believe is responsible. In order to do fading of Apple Music songs using the restricted player that Apple provides, I am forced to snapshot, drop, and restore the volume of the whole device. This approach seems to work fine, but I found a coding issue where playback instances were being orphaned in the background and fading the volume at rather random times. This issue has been addressed and new version 2.3.14 should be available if you search in the App store. Thanks Again!
We just replaced our old computer at our American Legion Park with an IPad which we hoped alone would make announcing games easier for our parent volunteers. But adding this App made our game experience 10x easier. Highly recommended. All I would adjust would be to make the play/pause and fade out buttons a little larger on the IPad. Worth every penny.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.