Taking (Remote) Control on the Dance Floor

Dancing at Wedding

By Elisabeth Scott Daley WED®, ABC™ – “A Passion for Performance”
Certified Wedding Entertainment Director®
Proud Member of the WED Guild®

I’ve often been asked if I work with an assistant at my weddings, especially given the complex Grand Entrances I perform, and the answer is yes! I love to work with an assistant at my weddings, but sometimes that isn’t as easy as it seems. Sometimes that trusty assistant isn’t available. What to do? I now have an excellent suggestion!

First: Use Rock Solid Hardware

I am a devoted Apple user and have been since 1994. Get a MAC!

Second: Use Rock Solid Software

I have been using MegaSeg DJ Software since 2003. At the time it was the only DJ software available for Apple Computers. More importantly for me, it was also very user friendly and had a minimal learning curve. I have been an extremely satisfied customer for over 10 years!

Third: Use a Radio Frequency Remote Control

I’ve been trying to find a remote control that wouldn’t let me down for years! I tried “The Remote Wonder”, but it was the size of an “old school” TV remote and had way too many buttons. I also tried the “Air Click”. It worked OK, but did not have replaceable batteries and didn’t interface very well, and was hard to handle because it was an awkward size. I also tried the Apple Remote, but it was only effective within line of sight. Finally, after giving up on the remote control idea for years, I decided to ask MegaSeg DJ Software creator and designer, Jason Cox, to help me.

My business partner, Peter Merry, has been using the KeySpan Remote Control for years to run Keynote for his speaking engagements. This amazing little remote didn’t need line of sight, and has a 100 foot range! I asked Jason if he could make the KeySpan play nice with MegaSeg? He said yes, and 3 days later I had a solution. Two weeks later, it was available to everyone. Thank you Jason!

Fourth: Get out from behind the booth!

I have now been using my new toy for several weeks and couldn’t be happier! I can now line up all my music cues and sound bites in my MegaSeg playlist, and yes you can have as many songs as you need…there is no limit…..and step out from behind the booth and connect with my audience. The KeySpan remote allows me to start, stop, segue and mute my list with the push of a button. I can also easily control the volume. It’s perfect!

Special note from Peter Merry: Make sure to put a piece of tape of the battery door, so the batteries don’t fall out mid performance…sounds like experience talking. 

Remote Control DJ: MegaSeg and KeySpan give you the power to take (Remote)Control of the Dance Floor!


  • Liz Daley, WED®, AWP™ - A Passion for Performance

    Liz Daley is a seasoned veteran of stage and screen and is the owner of Liz Daley Events, a boutique entertainment company in Virginia opened in 2004 that delivers dramatically different results. She got her first radio job at 16, but her passion for live entertainment moved her across the country performing from New York to Nashville as well as the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas! She works with brides and grooms to create Classic, Fun and Memorable wedding receptions. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory of Music, she is a certified Wedding Entertainment Director® and the National President of the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild® and an Accredited Wedding Planner™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently co-hosting educational performance workshops for Wedding DJs and Masters of Ceremonies with Peter Merry, “The Fun Wedding Experts”.

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