Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most typical question for all beginner disc jockeys and known as a D.J. for short. The very first thing to do is to do a little research. What kind of D.J. would you want to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s because they D.J. in different ways. The 3 major 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 Faculties, private parties, special events and so on. They use almost all types of disc jockey equipment such as karaoke equipment.

Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.

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

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

This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and two Alto Speakers.

Club D. J.

It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform many kinds of songs and make it seem great that makes them stand out. That is why they get paid the big bucks.

To most it isn't 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 out of Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the fastest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever seen.

For their music most club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now find bar D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play the audience" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the crowd and understand what tunes to play based on audience response.

This takes time to develop but once you've mastered this step it permits you to explore fresh tunes in the club that you may not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a superb way to make a livelihood if you are able to get a residence in several clubs.

Battle D.J. or Turntablists

They're a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys which do tricks with the turntables and Traktor Kontrol S4 mixer. Through the years of practice they've been able to develop their skills of scratching, mixing and most importantly beat juggling.

Beat juggling is when a D.J. is able to control two records to the point at which it seems like he's producing a new defeat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a cellular D.J. since the skills cross all categories of disc jockeying.

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

The 4 questions any fresh disc jockey must ask before buying any new equipment are:

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

These are:

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