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Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Pioneer xdj 1000 This is possibly the most typical question for Pioneer ddj-rz all newcomer disc jockeys or also referred to as a D.J. for brief. The first thing to do would be to do a bit of research. Which type of D.J. would you want to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The 3 major types 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 occasions and so on. They use just about all types of disc jockey equipment such as karaoke equipment.

Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.

They get the crowd involved by playing games with the music, singing, playing music along with other party favorites which involve entertaining the crowd.

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

This allows 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 ability to play various kinds of music and make it sound great 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 out of Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the fastest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever seen.

For their songs 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 that they have developed the ability to read the audience and understand what tunes to perform based on audience response.

This takes some time to develop but once you have mastered this step it permits you to explore new tunes in the club which you might not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a superb way to create a livelihood if you are able to get a residence in several clubs.

Fight D.J. or Turntablists

They are a special group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks using the turntables and mixer. Through years of practice they've been able to develop their abilities 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 is creating a new beat from two different ones. Since these skills are highly improved most combat D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a mobile D.J. because the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.

When you know which type of D.J. you wish to be you want to learn which kind of equipment disc jockeys use.

The 4 questions any new disc jockey must 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)?
Just how much do I want to invest?
Where will I purchase all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Each one of these three types of disc jockeys I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

Two (2) turntables such as the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
2 (2) slipmats
Two (2) capsules such as 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