Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys and referred to as a D.J. for short. The first thing to do would be to do a little research. Which kind of D.J. would you want to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The 3 Big Kinds of D.J.'s are:

Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Club D.J.
Battle D.J.
Mobile D. J.

They take their equipment on the street and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special events and the like. They use almost all types of disc jockey equipment including karaoke equipment.

Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.

They get the audience involved by playing games with the music, Pioneer ddj-sx3 singing, playing music and other celebration favorites that involve entertaining the crowd.

Mobile D.J.'s generally have a disc jockey PA system that they bring with them to the gig.

This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system consists of an amplifier and two speakers.

Club D. J.

It is the Club disc jockeys ability to perform many types of music and make it sound great that makes them stand out. That's the reason why they get paid the big bucks.

To most it is not a puzzle why the club disc jockey is the very sought after D.J.. Among my favourite 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 Traktor Kontrol S4 turntables I have ever observed.

For their songs many club disc jockeys utilize Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. Now you can find club D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play the crowd" meaning they have developed the ability to read the crowd and Alto Speakers understand what tunes to perform based on audience response.

This takes some time to develop but as soon as you've mastered this step it allows you to explore new songs in the club which you may not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a great way to create a livelihood if you can find a residence 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 the years of training they've 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 seems like he is producing a new beat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a team D.J. or a mobile D.J. because the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.

After you know what sort of D.J. you wish to be you need to learn which type of equipment disc jockeys utilize.

The Four questions any new disc jockey should ask before buying any new equipment are:

Just how or Denon DJ in what capacity will I be using my D.J. equipment (e.g. club D.J., remixing, for celebrations )?
How much do I want to spend?
Where will I buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Each of the 3 kinds of disc jockeys I mentioned above uses the exact same D.J. equipment for the most part.

These are:

2 (2) turntables such as the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (2) slipmats
Two (2) cartridges like 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 Pro D.J. 3000 Headphones