Being A Disc Jockey?

Being A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys or Traktor Kontrol S8 also known as a D.J. for brief. The first thing to do would be to do a bit of research. What kind of D.J. do you wish to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s since they D.J. in various ways. The three Big types of D.J.'s are:

Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Club D.J.
Fight D.J.
Mobile D. J.

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

Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.

They get the audience involved with playing games with the music, singing, playing audio along with other party favorites which involve entertaining the crowd.

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

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

Club D. J.

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

To most it is not a mystery why the club disc jockey is the most 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 fastest hands on the faders and Denon DJ turntables that I have ever seen.

For their songs many club disc jockeys utilize Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. Now you can locate 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 audience and Pioneer ddj-rz know what songs to play based on crowd response.

This takes time to develop but as soon as you have mastered this measure it permits you to explore fresh songs in the club which you may not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a superb way to create a livelihood if you can find a residence in a number of clubs.

Fight D.J. or Turntablists

They are a special group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks using the turntables and mixer. Through the years of training they have been able to develop their skills of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.

Beat juggling is when a D.J. is able to control two records to the point where it seems like he's creating one new defeat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a team D.J. or Pioneer ddj-rz a mobile D.J. since the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.

When you know what type of D.J. you want to be you need to find out which type of equipment disc jockeys utilize.

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

How or in what capacity will I be using my D.J. equipment (e.g. club D.J., remixing, for parties)?
How much do I want to spend?
Where will I purchase all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every one of the three types of disc jockeys I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the most part.

These are:

2 (2) turntables such as the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (2) slipmats
2 (2) capsules such as the Shure M44 7 mounted on a Technics Headshell
One (1) mixer such as the Rane TTM56 (Mixers)
One (1) set of headphones such as the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones