Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

This is possibly the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys or also known as a D.J. for short. The first thing to do is to do a bit of research. What type of D.J. would you want to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The 3 major Pioneer DJ 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, Pioneer DJ private parties, special events and the like. 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 the songs, singing, playing music along with other party favorites that involve entertaining the crowd.

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

This permits the disc jockey to broadcast the audio being played. A PA system consists of an amplifier and 2 speakers.

Club D. J.

It is the Club disc jockeys ability to perform many types 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 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 fastest hands on the faders and Alto Speakers turntables that I have ever seen.

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

Fight D.J. or Turntablists

They are a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks with the turntables and mixer. Through the years of training they've been in a position to develop their abilities of scratching, mixing and most importantly beat juggling.

Beat juggling is if a D.J. is able to manipulate two records to the point where it seems like he's creating one new beat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s can be a club D.J. or a cellular D.J. because the skills cross all categories of disc jockeying.

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

The 4 questions any fresh disc jockey should 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 )?
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?
Each of the three kinds of disc jockeys that I mentioned above utilizes the exact same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

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