Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?

This is probably the most common question for all newcomer disc jockeys or also known as a D.J. for short. The very first thing to do is 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 Traktor Kontrol S4 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 Universities, private parties, special events and the like. They use just about 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 music, singing, playing audio and other celebration 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 music . A PA system consists of an amplifier and 2 Alto Speakers.

Club D. J.

It is the Club disc jockeys ability to perform many types of music and make it sound good that makes them stand Denon DJ out. That is why they get paid the big bucks.

To most it is not a puzzle why the club disc jockey is the very sought after D.J.. One of my favourite 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 observed.

For Pioneer DJ their songs most club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now find bar 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 crowd and understand what songs to play based on audience response.

This takes some time to develop but as soon as you have mastered this step it allows you to explore fresh tunes in the club that you might not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a great way to make a livelihood if you can find a home in a number of clubs.

Battle D.J. or Turntablists

They're a special group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks using the turntables and mixer. Through the years of practice they've been in a position to develop their skills of scratching, mixing and most importantly beat juggling.

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

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

The 4 questions any new disc jockey should ask before buying any new equipment are:

Just 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 spend?
Where will I buy all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every one of these three kinds of disc jockeys that I mentioned above uses the exact same D.J. equipment for the most part.

These are:

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