Being A Disc Jockey?

Being A Disc Jockey?

This is probably the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys and known as a D.J. for Pioneer plx-500 short. The first thing to do would be to do a bit of research. Which kind of D.J. would you want to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in different ways. The three 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 road and do gigs at Faculties, private parties, Pioneer plx-500 special events and so on. They use almost all sorts of disc jockey equipment such as karaoke equipment.

Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.

They get the audience involved by playing games with the songs, singing, playing music and other party favorites that involve entertaining the audience.

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

This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and 2 speakers.

Club D. J.

It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform various kinds of music and make it seem good that makes them stand out. That is the reason 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.. Among my favorite club disc jockeys that cross all categories of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money from Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the quickest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever observed.

For their music most club disc jockeys utilize 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 with the crowd" meaning they have developed the ability to read the audience and understand what songs to perform based on crowd response.

This takes time to develop but once you've mastered this step it permits you to explore new songs in the club which you might not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a great way to make a livelihood if you can get a residence in several clubs.

Battle 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 practice they've been able to develop their skills of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.

Beat juggling is when a D.J. is able to manipulate two documents to the point at which it sounds like he's creating one new defeat from two distinct ones. Since these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s can be a team D.J. or a cellular D.J. because the abilities cross all types of disc jockeying.

After you know what sort of D.J. you wish 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 parties)?
Just how much do I wish to invest?
Where will I purchase 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 utilizes the exact same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

Two (2) turntables such as the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
2 (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) set of headphones like the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones