Kid “DJ” setup

wilked

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Jul 17, 2005
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Here’s what my 10 year old son is looking for.

wants to pretend DJ or DJ at family parties. To him this would be:

control a playlist via Spotify on his computer
Have a headset mic that he can talk into to do some hype / introduce a song (and toggle on / off). He likes the idea of a headset mic

some sort of speaker that plays both the music and his mic when toggled on.

I don’t wish to break the bank here but would like to make it happen.

his computer is a chrome book, usb a input, 3.5mm output, and usb c power (may work as input/ output also, not sure.

thoughts?
 

Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

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Do you have smart speakers? My first thought is that you could use the Intercom function of a smart speaker (HomePod or Alexa) to record the hype messages on a speaker in his room or the kitchen, and broadcast the messages and/or music to a different speaker in the house.
 

tonyandpals

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Just thinking of a similar situation my son and I produce once a year. We do walk up music, introduce the batters, and play music between innings. We hook the laptop up to a mixing board (something like this View: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072HSWWK2?pd_rd_i=B072HSWWK2&pf_rd_p=b000e0a0-9e93-480f-bf78-a83c8136dfcb&pf_rd_r=CPF7MBHJ37K0DENHZNMP&pd_rd_wg=BNPGD&pd_rd_w=2nZYU&pd_rd_r=2dbbd213-dc49-4d73-be96-bbd5d938c0c1
) and it outputs to a set of PA typle speakers. We have a mic hardwired into one of the inputs on the board, but I'm guessing you could use a wireless headset mic with some sort adapter.