This is probably the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys or also referred to as a D.J. for short. The very first thing to do is to do a bit of research. Which type of D.J. do you want to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The 3 Big types of D.J.'s are:
Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Mobile D. J.
They take their equipment on the street and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special occasions and the like. 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 all the music, singing, playing audio along with other party favorites that involve entertaining the audience.
Mobile D.J.'s usually have a disc jockey PA system they bring with them to the gig.
This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the audio . A PA system consists of an amplifier and two speakers.
Club D. J.
It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform various kinds of music and make it sound great that makes them stand Alto Speakers
out. That is why they get paid the big bucks.
To most it is not a puzzle why the club disc jockey is the most sought after D.J.. Among my favourite club disc jockeys that cross all types of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money out of Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the quickest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever observed.
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their music many club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. Now you can find bar 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 tunes to perform based on audience response.
This takes time to develop but as soon as you've mastered this step it allows you to explore fresh songs in the club that you may not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a superb way to create a livelihood if you can get a residence in a number of 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 practice they have been able to develop their skills of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.
Beat juggling is when a D.J. can manipulate two documents to the point at which it sounds like he's producing one new defeat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a team D.J. or a cellular D.J. since the abilities cross all types of disc jockeying.
After you know which sort of D.J. you want to be you need to learn which type of equipment disc jockeys utilize.
The 4 questions any fresh disc jockey must ask before Purchasing any new equipment are:
How or Pioneer plx-1000
in what capacity will I be using my D.J. equipment (e.g. club D.J., Traktor Kontrol S8
remixing, for parties)?
Just how much do I wish to invest?
Where will I buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Every of the 3 types of disc jockeys that I mentioned above uses the same D.J. equipment for the most part.
Two (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (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 cans like the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones