Hello! This is a comprehensive guide on how to DJ. It will go over the basics, and teach you most of what you need to know in order to get started. For any questions whatsoever, please feel free to comment them below and I will try to answer them as best as I can.
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The DJ is a master of crowd control. They can make the crowd go wild and cheer, or they can make them quiet down and focus.
When you’re a DJ, you’re the one in control of the sounds that your audience will hear.
A DJ must be in tune with the crowd and know when to play different songs. Some songs are more dance-able than others, and some just aren’t dance-able at all. Even if it’s a song that everyone likes, most people don’t want to dance to it.
You’ll need to play music that people will enjoy listening to. And in order to do that, you’ll need some sort of mixing skills so you can get the right combination of songs playing at once.
In this guide I will explain exactly what it takes to get a good reputation as a DJ. This guide is meant for those who want to take their music to the next level and are willing to invest time and money on the way. We will go through the basic equipment and techniques necessary for excellent DJing.
What you need
Mixer: The mixer is where all the magic happens, try to get a two-channel mixer with crossfader. The crossfader allows you to mix between two tracks by sliding the fader from left to right. A three-channel mixer is preferred by some DJs but only necessary if you want to do funky scratch tricks or use more than two channels at once.
Turntables: Turntables (or CD players) are what make the music actually audible in a club. Ideally you want two turntables that can be synched with each other, this makes mixing very easy. It’s also possible to mix with just one turntable, but it will require a lot more practice and attention which makes it difficult for beginners.
Headphones: If you want to hear your track before it’s being played out loud, headphones are essential. You can either buy individual headphones for each ear or regular stereo headphones that
You’ve done it. You’ve finally bought your first pair of turntables and have been practicing on them for a few months now. And now that you are getting good at mixing, you are ready to take your first steps into the world of DJing. I remember the day I was ready to take my first gig. I was excited, nervous and felt like everyone in the club would be judging me as soon as I started playing. A lot of thoughts went through my mind, such as:
Will they like me?
What music should I play?
Will I screw up my mix?
The DJ is the center of attention at every party and club, especially in the EDM scene. A good DJ will put on a show and make you want to dance. A great DJ will make you want to dance with him/her.
In this article I will walk you through everything you need to know about DJing at parties and clubs: how to act like a professional, how to keep the crowd dancing, how to network with other DJs and promoters, and how to create your own music if you are an aspiring producer.
The best thing about all this is that if you are an avid reader of this blog and listen to my advice, then I guarantee you will be playing shows within a year or less. You just have to put in the time, effort, and motivation. It’s not easy but it can be done!
If you’re not interested in becoming a professional DJ then this article is still worth reading. It’s full of useful tips that any DJ should know: from the beginner who just bought his first pair of turntables (or controllers), all the way up through advanced DJs who play out every weekend.
Whether you’re a beginner or pro, House, Techno, Hip Hop, Trance or Electro – this is the ultimate guide on how to DJ.
At its core, DJing is about taking your crowd on a journey. It’s about creating an emotional connection between you and the crowd by playing the right track at the right time – not just banging out the latest big hit.
In this comprehensive guide, we’re covering all the basics of DJing and also some advanced techniques that’s it taken me years to learn.
How to beatmatch two tracks perfectly (plus how to mix tempos that don’t match)
How to create smooth transitions between tracks
TRACK SELECTION – How to choose a good track for any type of party
DJ EQUIPMENT – What equipment do you need before you can start playing live?
What software should you use? Is Serato worth buying? Do I need Traktor Pro? Can I just download Virtual DJ for free? Should I use a controller? Is Rekordbox and Prime 4 worth it?
How do I go about DJing at a club for the first time without getting ripped off?
In this tutorial you will learn how to DJ and become a DJ – A step-by-step guide