Being A Disc Jockey?

Being A Disc Jockey?

Traktor Kontrol S8, This is possibly the most typical question for all beginner disc jockeys and 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. do you wish to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in different ways. The 3 major 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 road and do gigs at Universities, private parties, 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 crowd involved with playing games with the songs, singing, playing audio and other celebration favorites which involve entertaining the audience.

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

This permits the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system consists of an amplifier and 2 Alto Speakers.

Club D. J.

It is the Club disc jockeys capacity to play various kinds of songs and make it seem good that makes them stand out. That's 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.. One of 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 many club disc jockeys use 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 audience" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the crowd and understand what tunes to perform based on crowd response.

This takes time to develop but as soon as you've mastered this measure 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 with the turntables and mixer. Through the years of training they've been able to develop their skills of scratching, mixing and above all beat juggling.

Beat juggling is if a D.J. can manipulate two documents to the point where it sounds like he's producing a new defeat from two different ones. Since these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a cellular D.J. since the abilities cross all types of disc jockeying.

When you know what type of D.J. you wish to be you need to learn what kind of equipment disc jockeys utilize.

The Four questions any new 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)?
How much do I wish to invest?
Where will I buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every one of these three kinds of disc jockeys I mentioned above uses the same D.J. equipment for the most part.

These are:

Two (2) turntables such as the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (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 headphones such as the Stanton Pro D.J. 3000 Headphones
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