Being A Disc Jockey?

Being A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys and known as a D.J. for Traktor Kontrol S8 short. The very first thing to do is to do a little research. What type of D.J. would you wish to be? There are different types 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.
Battle D.J.
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 types 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 music and Pioneer xdj 1000 other party favorites which involve entertaining the crowd.

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

This permits the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and two speakers.

Club D. J.

It's the Club disc jockeys ability to play many kinds of songs and make it sound good that makes them stand out. That is 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.. 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 turntables that I have ever seen.

For their songs many club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. Now you can find club D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Pioneer plx-500 Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play with the audience" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the audience and Pioneer xdj 1000 know what songs to play based on crowd response.

This takes some time to develop but as soon as you have mastered this step it permits you to explore fresh tunes in the club which you might not otherwise play as a result of 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 with the turntables and mixer. Through years of training they've been in a position to develop their skills of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.

Beat juggling is if a D.J. can manipulate two records to the point where it seems like he is creating a new beat from two different ones. Since these skills are highly developed most battle D.J.'s could be a team 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 want to be you want to learn which type of equipment disc jockeys use.

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 spend?
Where will I purchase all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every of these three types of disc jockeys that I mentioned above utilizes the exact same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

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