This is probably the most typical question for all beginner disc jockeys or also referred to as a D.J. for Pioneer plx-1000
brief. The first thing to do would be to do a little research. Which type of D.J. do you want to be? There are various sorts of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The 3 Big Kinds of D.J.'s are:
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 almost all types of disc jockey equipment such as karaoke equipment.
Mobile D.J.'s are entertainers also.
They get the audience involved by playing games with the songs, singing, playing music along with other celebration favorites that involve entertaining the audience.
Mobile D.J.'s usually have a disc jockey PA system they bring with them to the gig.
This allows the disc jockey to broadcast the audio being played. A PA system consists of an amplifier and 2 speakers.
Club D. J.
It's the Club disc jockeys ability to perform 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 favorite club disc jockeys that cross all categories of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money from Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the fastest hands on the faders and Pioneer plx-1000
turntables I have ever seen.
For their songs most club disc jockeys utilize Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now locate bar D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Traktor Kontrol S4
Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play the crowd" meaning that they have developed the ability to read the crowd and know what tunes to perform based on crowd response.
This takes some time to develop but once you've mastered this step it permits you to explore new tunes in the club which you might not otherwise play due to inexperience. This is a great way to make a livelihood if you are able to get a home in several clubs.
Fight D.J. or Turntablists
They are a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys that do tricks with the turntables and Denon DJ
mixer. Through years of practice they have been able to develop their abilities of scratching, mixing and above all beat juggling.
Beat juggling is when a D.J. can control two documents to the point at which it seems like he is producing a new beat from two different ones. Because these skills are highly developed most battle D.J.'s could be a club D.J. or a mobile D.J. since the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.
When you know what type of D.J. you wish to be you need to find out which type of equipment disc jockeys utilize.
The 4 questions any new disc jockey should ask before Purchasing 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 )?
Just how much do I wish to spend?
Where will I buy all of this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Every of the 3 types of disc jockeys I mentioned above utilizes the same D.J. equipment for the most part.
2 (2) turntables like the NumarkTTX1 Turntables
2 (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) pair of headphones such as the Stanton Guru D.J. 3000 Headphones