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Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?
This is probably the most common question for
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all newcomer disc jockeys and referred to as a D.J. for brief. The very first thing to do is to do a little research. What kind of D.J. do you wish to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s because they D.J. in different ways. The 3 major types of D.J.'s are:
Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Mobile D. J.
They take their equipment on the road and do gigs at Faculties, private parties, special events and
the like. They use just about all sorts of disc jockey equipment including karaoke equipment.
Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.
They get the crowd involved by playing games with the music, singing, playing audio and other celebration favorites that involve entertaining the audience.
Mobile D.J.'s generally have a disc jockey PA system they bring with them into the gig.
This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the audio . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and two speakers.
Club D. J.
It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform various types of music and make it seem good that makes them stand out. That is the reason why they get paid the big bucks.
To most it isn't a puzzle why the club disc jockey is the very sought after D.J.. Among my favorite club disc jockeys that cross all types of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money from Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the fastest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever observed.
For their music most club disc jockeys utilize Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now locate bar D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or
Traktor Kontrol S8
Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play the crowd" meaning they have developed the ability to read the crowd and know what tunes to play based on audience response.
This takes some time to develop but as soon as you've mastered this step it permits you to explore new tunes in the club which you may not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a great way to create a livelihood if you are able to find a home in several clubs.
Fight D.J. or Turntablists
They're a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys which do tricks with the turntables and mixer. Through years of practice they have been in a position to develop their abilities of scratching, blending and above all beat juggling.
Beat juggling is when a D.J. can control two records to the point where it sounds like he's creating a new defeat from two different ones. Because these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a cellular D.J. since the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.
When you know what type of D.J. you wish to be you need to learn what type of equipment disc jockeys utilize.
The Four questions any new disc jockey must ask before buying any new equipment are:
Just how or in what capacity will I be using my D.J. equipment (e.g. club D.J., remixing, for parties)?
Just how much do I wish to invest?
Where will I purchase all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every of these three kinds of disc jockeys that I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the large part.
Two (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
2 (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) set of headphones like the Stanton Pro D.J. 3000 Headphones