Want to learn how to DJ and what proper DJ equipment you’ll need? You’re in the right place. The DJ (Disc Jockey) has been around since the 1930s, but today’s modern DJ doesn’t just play songs. It is within the past 30 years that the DJ has been recognized as a real musician! If you want to learn to DJ, you’ll need to learn how to read the crowd. The DJ sets the energy of the party and has the ability to fill the dance floor at a moment’s notice. This is why people learn how to DJ, realizing that a good DJ creates the vibe and can be a hero - the true life of the party!
The DJ not only needs to know music from all different genres, but also how to use DJ equipment. If you are looking to buy DJ gear, you should know that there isn’t an official “best gear to DJ with” list. There are many different DJ formats to choose from and each will have its own pros and cons based on your preference as the DJ. Do you need some beginner DJ tips? Maybe you’re wondering which is better, vinyl records vs. CDs, or the difference between DJing with physical media compared to MP3s. Brands matter - Some people love Pioneer DJ equipment whereas others might be loyal to Numark. If you are new to DJing, the best advice is to consider your needs first and then the needs of your audience.
You have your list of “Best DJ Songs to Rock the Party” and know it’s time to buy your first DJ gear. You may be wondering what the difference might between the types of DJ equipment. Luckily, American Music Supply has specialists that can recommend the right DJ gear for you. For example, the quality of a DJ Mixer can have a great impact on your overall sound. If you plan on DJing with a computer, you’re going to want reliable DJ Control Surfaces that will help you sync songs up quickly. Hybrid DJ CD Players are true multi-players that play CD, MP3, and Wav files. This very popular type of DJ player allows you to mix songs off CDs or a USB drive. Maybe you’d like to use time-coded vinyl on DJ Turntables. There are endless DJ options and AMS has the most popular DJ equipment to get you started.
As with any other form of instrument playing and type of competition, practice makes perfect. In addition to knowing your music, you also need to know which songs will transition well with others. Practice every day and before you know it your mixes will be rocking the party!
Finally, if you want to bring your party to the next level, make sure to buy some DJ Lighting. Some DJs program their lights, while others let their lights respond to the music. DJ lighting is an art form in itself. In conclusion, set yourself apart from other DJs with a lighting rig and soon enough you’ll be controlling the crowd!
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