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Being A Disc Jockey?

Being A Disc Jockey?

This is probably the most common question for all beginner disc jockeys or also known as a D.J. for brief. The first thing to do would be to do a bit of research. What kind of D.J. would you wish to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s since they D.J. in various ways. The three 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 street and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special occasions and Pioneer xdj 1000 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 crowd involved with playing games with the music, singing, playing audio along with other celebration favorites which involve entertaining the crowd.

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

This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the audio being played. A PA system is composed 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 good that makes them stand out. That is why they get paid the big bucks.

To most it isn't a puzzle why the club disc jockey is the most 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 that I have ever seen.

For Traktor Kontrol S4 their songs most 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 the crowd" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the audience and know what songs to perform based on audience response.

This takes time to develop but once you have mastered this measure it permits you to explore fresh songs in the club which you may not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a superb way to make a livelihood if you can get a home in a number of clubs.

Battle 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 have been able to develop their skills of scratching, mixing and above all beat juggling.

Beat juggling is if a D.J. is able to manipulate two documents to the point where it seems like he's producing a new beat from two distinct ones. Since these skills are highly developed most battle D.J.'s can be a club D.J. or a mobile D.J. because the abilities cross all types of disc jockeying.

After you know what sort of D.J. you wish to be you need to learn which type of equipment disc jockeys use.

The Four questions any fresh 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 want to spend?
Where will I purchase all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every one of the three kinds of disc jockeys I mentioned above uses the same D.J. equipment for the large part.

These are:

Two (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
2 (2) slipmats
Two (2) cartridges like 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 Pro D.J. 3000 Headphones