Ha ha, the title is funny ! A DJ hardly plays a gig in bright light with few exceptions. Yes, most of our DJ performances occur in dark rooms and DJ booths like bars and clubs. So, what to do in order to get enough light around our setup so that we can...
The answer is " to eliminate sound delay ". In an earlier post, I explained why DJs wear headphones on one ear. While mixing, you need to hear both the main sound (currently playing song ) and the upcoming one in real-time. Why real-time ? Let me explain. Beatmatching...
Do you know what those three-colored lights on your mixer mean ? Green, yellow and red. If you have your equipment, you already know but this is for real beginner DJs or candidates. Those LED lights show your "safe" and "over the limit" zones on the...
In order to have a successful gig, you as a DJ need to know what to play, when to play and how to switch between genres and tempo. These are all essential parts of a professional DJ performance. The amount of beat mixing is also crucial for a great DJ...
The first principle of being a good DJ is to know whom you play music to and where it happens. The venue and the event are major factors determining the type of tunes and genre a DJ spins. To be able to do this correctly, you need to read your crowd...
Anything you are new in life, you start from bottom and go up top by improving yourself and using more advanced tools at every step. DJ'ing is one of them. When you're a beginner, you use the basic tools and learn it before getting more complex and...
It's basically DJ'ing, right ? Looks like it is, but both have different skill sets and formations. Let's talk about club vs. private party DJ'ing a bit. When I say private party, I mean to include all events like weddings, sweet sixteens, birthday...
The answer is, " Yes, you can ". DJ'ing techniques have not changed since the invention of compact disc. You press the play button, adjust the speed and pitch, align the beats on both decks and mix into the next song. Turntables and spinning vinyl is a...
Pioneer DJ is releasing a new model, DDJ-SR2, which is an updated version of the original DDJ-SR, a very popular Serato DJ controller. 4 years later, the company has decided to add more features and functions to the older brother. What is new with DDJ-SR2 ? Let me...
We got so many new models and options in DJ controllers in the near past. Beginner choices, mid-level selections and the professional grade control units in the market. There is definitely one for everybody and every purpose. The question is how to find the right DJ...
DJ’ing Made Easy
DJ’ing is one of the most popular and trendy jobs in 21st Century.
Imagine yourself partying, socializing with friends and lots of other cool people at a hot nightlife spot and GETTING PAID for it !
You can make $100’s, even $1000’s for a gig while spending time showing your skills and rocking the dance floor all night, living the dream of your life without paying a dime !
With today’s technology, you can easily build your own DJ setup and music library without spending a fortune like it used to be years ago.
There are so many brands and options of software and hardware that Disc Jockeys can buy and use, suitable for almost every budget.
All you need is a laptop computer, a DJ controller, a set of headphones and an endless music library that you can build in so many ways.
But DON’T FORGET.. Passion for music and DJ’ing is the beginning of everything in this dream business.
LOVE IT and success will come to you..
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Why Digital DJ’ing ?
The concept of being a DJ has changed a lot in the past 20 years.
There used to be bulks of vinyl packed in boxes and carried to every single gig in the 90’s. DJs spent more time browsing thru the music collection than anything else while in the booth. Too much load, less productivity.
Then we got CDs ! What a change it was in music industry.
Size got smaller, technology kicked in, equipment had more variety. The big change started in the early 2000’s. Leading brands found different ways to implement many features to CD players and this meant the birth of unique DJ’ing styles behind the decks.
Computers were too effective and addictive not to be ignored by manufacturers in DJ’ing world. There had to be software integrations with traditional players so that Disc Jockeys could combine their skills with equipment and perform at higher levels.
Using a computer to DJ was not either acceptable or tolerable for professionals in this business in the very near past, but today digital structure is a key essential for DJ’ing.
Why Choose Digital ?
* COMPACT AND EASY TO TRANSPORT
* ADJUSTABLE TO DIFFERENT PLATFORMS
* INSTANT REACH TO MUSIC LIBRARY
* ADVANCED SEARCHING AND SORTING CAPABILITIES
* MULTI FUNCTIONAL FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES
* MOBILE DEVICE CONNECTIVITY
* FILTERING AND EFFECT VARIATIONS
* PERFECT “BEAT MATCHING” FEATURES
* PLAYLIST OPTIONS
And much more ..
Today’s Disc Jockeys set up their archives digitally, regardless of what equipment they use to perform. Music distribution platforms are also mostly on internet.
You can buy online, download and sort it in your library and you’re set to go. No dealing with CDs, vinyls or any other device.
Another advantage of “Digital” is the cost of setups. Classic DJ CD players need to be pair or a dual deck combined with a mixer which is pricier than any software controller in the market.
As long as you have a laptop, adding a device and the program will do the job. You can find information about all of these on our website.
If you don’t want to lose time trying to learn DJ’ing by yourself, we advise professional training courses or DJ schools. As a beginner DJ, you will also need to practice a lot.
Don’t wait anymore ! Start learning how to be a DJ and live your dream.