Make one folder with just the music and sound cues in it you need for the show. (If you have a variation of this show, you can create a different folder on the laptop and have a different list of MP3s.)
Start Winamp. Open the Playlist editor, (click the PL button) and add the directory of MP3s to the playlist.
(Click the ADD button in the playlist window, then click ADD DIR. Find the directory of your MP3s and click OK.) You can click and drag the tracks in the playlist window into the order you need for the show. Then save the playlist in the order you need. (Click LIST OPTS, then click SAVE LIST. Type a name for the playlist and save it.) If you need help on this, go to the Winamp web site.
Before the show, plug the KeyRF receiver into the laptopís keyboard port. Connect the laptop to the PA system.
Turn on the laptop. Spend some time figuring out how loud everything needs to be set -- you may need to play with the volume control in Windows to get the microphone and the laptop to balance.
Start Winamp, and open the Playlist window. Load the playlist you want.
(Or, you can just load the playlist you need by going into the folder and double-clicking on the playlist file. WinAmp will start and load the playlist.) Click in the Playlist window -- you want the playlist window to be highlighted, not the main Winamp window. This way, all the keystrokes the remote sends will go to the playlist.
Then, youíre ready to go. There is one little thing...since the remote is set up to move down one entry in the playlist and play it, you might want a dummy entry (it could be anything, like a simple sound
effect) as the first entry in the playlist. Then, you can be out front, talking to people, and when itís time to start the show, just press the Right button on the remote and the music will start.