If you are reading this post, it means that you're wondering if you can DJ without investing money in equipment and use the existing sources of the place you want to DJ. I don't blame you. DJ gear is not cheap and takes quite a chunk from your budget...
You may be a new DJ or planning on being one and have this question in your mind, " I like this genre and love playing it, should I build my music library on it and strictly DJ with that style ? ". Important question, cause it will determine your success...
If you have at least a bit of DJ'ing experience, I'm sure you know that volume can be controlled from different sources on a DJ mixer. Main volume, channel gain or trim knobs, crossfaders and channel faders. Two of them come forward for mixing and...
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Definition of employment status for a DJ. Let me explain what residency means for DJs. If you perform at a venue on a regular basis or permanently, then it means you are " resident " at that bar, lounge or club. Do you have to be there everyday ?...
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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...
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.