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Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?
This is possibly the most typical question for all newcomer disc jockeys and known as a D.J. for short. The very first thing to do would be to do a little research. What type of D.J. do you want to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s since they D.J. in different ways. The 3 major Kinds of D.J.'s are:
Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Mobile D. J.
They take their equipment on the street and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special occasions and so on. They use almost all sorts of disc jockey equipment including karaoke equipment.
Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.
They get the audience involved by playing games with the songs, singing, playing music and other party favorites that involve entertaining the crowd.
Mobile D.J.'s generally possess a disc jockey PA system that they bring with them to the gig.
This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the music being played. A PA system consists of an amplifier and two speakers.
Club D. J.
It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform many types of music and make it seem good that makes them stand out. That's the reason why they get paid the big bucks.
To most it isn't a mystery why the club disc jockey is the very sought after D.J.. One of my favorite club disc jockeys that cross all categories of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money out of Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the quickest hands on the faders and turntables that I have ever seen.
For their music most club disc jockeys utilize Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now find club D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play with the crowd" meaning they have developed the ability to read the audience and know what tunes to play based on audience response.
This takes time to develop but once you have mastered this step it permits you to explore new tunes in the club that you might not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a great way to create a livelihood if you are able to find a residence in a number of clubs.
Battle D.J. or Turntablists
They're a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks with the turntables and mixer. Through the years of training they have been able to develop their abilities of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.
Beat juggling is if a D.J. is able to control two records to the point where it seems like he's producing one new beat from two different ones. Since these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a team D.J. or a cellular D.J. because the abilities cross all types of disc jockeying.
When you know which type of D.J. you wish to be you want to find out what kind of equipment disc jockeys utilize.
The Four questions any new disc jockey should ask before buying any new equipment are:
How or in what capacity will I be using my D.J. equipment (e.g. club D.J., remixing, for
Just how much do I want to spend?
Where will I purchase all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every of the 3 kinds of disc jockeys that I mentioned above utilizes the exact same D.J. equipment for
Traktor Kontrol S8
the most part.
2 (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (2) slipmats
2 (2) capsules such as the Shure M44 7 mounted on a Technics Headshell
One (1) mixer like the Rane TTM56 (Mixers)
One (1) pair of headphones such as the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones