This is possibly the most common question for all beginner disc jockeys and referred to as a D.J. for short. The very first thing to do is to do a bit of research. What type of D.J. do you wish to be? There are different types of D.J.'s because they D.J. in various ways. The three Big types of D.J.'s are:
Mobile D.J./ Mobile Entertainer
Mobile D. J.
They take their equipment on the road and do gigs at Faculties, private parties, special occasions and 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 all the songs, singing, Pioneer plx-500
playing audio along with other party favorites which involve entertaining the audience.
Mobile D.J.'s generally possess a disc jockey PA system they bring with them to the gig.
This permits the disc jockey to broadcast the music . A PA system is composed of an amplifier and Pioneer xdj 1000
two Alto Speakers
Club D. J.
It is the Club disc jockeys capacity to perform various kinds of music and make it sound great that makes them stand out. That's the reason why they get paid the big bucks.
To most it isn't a mystery why the club disc jockey is the very sought after D.J.. One of my favorite club disc jockeys that cross all categories of disc jockeying is D.J. Cash Money out of Philadelphia, PA.. He has some of the quickest hands on the faders and turntables that I have ever observed.
For their songs many club disc jockeys use Technics SL-1200/1210 Turntables. You Can now locate club D.J.'s using Final Scratch by Stanton or Serato Scratch Live by Rane. Club D.J.'s"play with the audience" meaning they have developed the ability to read the audience and know what tunes to perform based on audience response.
This takes time to develop but once you've mastered this measure it allows you to explore new songs in the club which you may not otherwise play as a result of inexperience. This is a great way to create a livelihood if you are able to get a residence in several clubs.
Battle D.J. or Turntablists
They are a particular group of highly skilled disc jockeys which do tricks with the turntables and mixer. Through the years of practice they have been able to develop their skills of scratching, blending and most importantly beat juggling.
Beat juggling is when a D.J. is able to manipulate two documents to the point where it sounds like he is creating a new defeat from two distinct ones. Because these skills are highly developed most combat D.J.'s can be a club D.J. or a mobile D.J. because the skills cross all types of disc jockeying.
When you know which sort of D.J. you want to be you need to find out which kind of equipment disc jockeys use.
The Four questions any new disc jockey should 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., Pioneer DJ
remixing( for celebrations )?
How much do I wish to spend?
Where will I purchase all this D.J. equipment?
What D.J. equipment do I actually need?
Each one of these three types of disc jockeys that I mentioned above utilizes the exact same D.J. equipment for the most part.
2 (2) turntables such as 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) set of cans like the Stanton Pro D.J. 3000 Headphones