Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most typical question for all newcomer disc jockeys or Traktor Kontrol S4 also referred to as a D.J. for brief. The first thing to do would be to do a little research. Which type of D.J. would you wish to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s since they D.J. in various ways. The three major Kinds 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 road and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special occasions and Pioneer ddj-rz so on. 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 with playing games with all the songs, Pioneer ddj-sx3 singing, playing audio along with other party favorites that involve entertaining the crowd.

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

This permits the disc jockey to broadcast the audio being played. A PA system consists of an amplifier and 2 speakers.

Club D. J.

It is the Club disc jockeys ability to perform various 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 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 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 seen.

For their music many club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now 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 know what songs to perform based on audience response.

This takes time to develop but once you've mastered this step it permits you to explore fresh songs in the club which you might not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a superb way to make a livelihood if you are able to find a home in a number of clubs.

Fight D.J. or Turntablists

They are a special group of highly skilled disc jockeys which do tricks with the turntables and mixer. Through years of practice they've been able to develop their abilities of scratching, blending and above all beat juggling.

Beat juggling is when a D.J. is able to manipulate two records to the point where it sounds like he's creating a new defeat from two distinct ones. Since these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a mobile D.J. since the abilities cross all categories of disc jockeying.

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

The Four questions any new 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 buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Every of the three kinds of disc jockeys I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

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

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