Generally, you need a bunch of special equipment to host a silent disco party. Today, I’m going to show you how to host your own without any extra equipment other than phones and headphones for anyone wanting to join in.
Check out the blog post showing how we had people spread over 4 continents!
First off, you’ll need to register for a free account at app.mysilentdisco.club/register.
Once logged in, you’ll see the tutorial, but you can skip it as we’ll cover everything in this post.
Creating a playlists
Playlists are made up of of music files (mp3 and m4a work best)
Name your playlist – You can change this as you come up with better puns!
Tags – This is so you can add tags as to what music is on the playlist. This is currently just for your reference,
Choose music from your computer – This allows you to select a mix from your computer. I recommend SoundCloud to get royalty free music. You can filter the search to use commercially and when you upload those mixes, you can link back and add the DJ name or title so you help promote the mix.
I recommend this SoundCloud downloader to get mixes.
They will play in the order from top to bottom.
To re-order them, you can just drag and drop them into place. Super simple!
And to remove a mix, just click on the “X” on the top right!
Each mix block allows you to give kudos to the mix creator, so add a mix name (credit the creator) and add in a link to the original mix. This is necessary when using SoundCloud mixes and helps promote the original DJ.
Once you’re happy with your playlist, click “SAVE PLAYLIST MUSIC” at the bottom of the page
Create a party
Click the logo to get back to the dashboard, then click create a party.
Creating a party is super easy, the hardest party is finding the best name!
Start time and Start date are just estimates. When you are ready to start the silent disco party, you’ll manually start. This way you can launch the music when you get a solid crowd at your event 🙂 These will appear on the party details card on the app when people search for available parties.
Event link – This is optional and just for your reference.
City – This appears on the app when people search for available silent discos.
Timezone – This shows which time zone the event is going to be played at.
To pick a playlist for a room, hold down the left mouse button over the playlist and drag it into the room slot. When the room slot goes green, let go of the mouse button.
You can have 1 room, 2 or 3 as standard or if you have a picky crowd you can open up rooms 4 and 5 for 1 credit.
Once you have filled in everything, click the save button. You’ll now be able to make the party live straight away, or wait until you are 100% sure you have the right mixes and playlists.
TIP: You can make the party live from the dashboard. Just click the status button
So now you’ve created your playlists, added them to a party and about to go live!
Final thing is to actually start the party.
When the day comes for your event, quickly log in and click start for 5 credits.
When you register, you’ll have enough starting credits to have a couple of silent discos and try out having more than 3 rooms.
If you need more, you can easily add them on the profile page, which you can get to via the menu on the top right!
You can also get 5 free credits by sharing the love on Facebook (also on the profile page).