Learning To Be A Disc Jockey?
Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Mobile D. J.
They take their equipment on the road and do gigs at Universities, private parties, special occasions and so on. They use just about all sorts of disc jockey equipment including karaoke equipment.
Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.
They get the audience involved with playing games with all 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 they bring with them into the gig.
This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the audio . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and two Alto Speakers.
Club D. J.
It's the Club disc jockeys capacity to play various types of music and make it sound 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, Pioneer ddj-rz PA.. He has some of the fastest hands on the faders and turntables I have ever observed.
For their music many club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. Now you can find club D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Pioneer ddj-sx3 Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play with the audience" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the audience and understand what songs to play based on audience response.
This takes some time to develop but once you have mastered this measure it allows you to explore fresh tunes in the club which you may not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a great way to make a livelihood if you can find a home in a number of clubs.
Fight D.J. or Turntablists
They're a special group of highly skilled disc jockeys which do tricks using the turntables and mixer. Through years of training they have been able to develop their abilities of scratching, mixing and most importantly beat juggling.
Beat juggling is if a D.J. is able to control two records to the point where it seems like he's producing a new beat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly improved most battle 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 which type of D.J. you wish to be you want to find out which kind 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 celebrations )?
How much do I wish to spend?
Where will I buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I really need?
Every of the three types of disc jockeys I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the most part.
2 (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
Two (2) slipmats
2 (2) cartridges like the Shure M44 7 mounted on a Technics Headshell
One (1) mixer like the Rane TTM56 (Mixers)
One (1) set of cans like the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones