Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DJing

I was asked to post about Djing and my decks, so here it is:

I got into Djing when I was 14, I saw a youtube video of a program called Virtual DJ, and I thought "hey" that's pretty cool, so I gave it a shot and loved it. I used Virtual DJ for about a year and a half, and I new I wanted to get serious about this. I bought a Numark Mixdeck, which is relatively cheap ($600) for two decks and a mixer. I used that for a year, it was decent but not the best. I did my first gig with this deck, it was a small house party. I rented speakers, and tow lights. That night I spent for the rentals $105, and I was paid $350, so I was relatively happy. After that, I decided it was time to step up. I bought  Two Pioneer Decks ($650 each) and a Mixer ($1699). After this I purchased a light system. ($1250) after spending all this money, I knew I had to start making profit. I started posting flyers, and ads on websites. I got contacted and did a few parties here and there, a high school dance, and a couple weddings. I still wanted to get bigger though. I made a mix tape, and sent it to radio stations around my county, and finally got one to let me have a 45 minute spot, on a Friday. After this I was contacted by a local club and they offered me to do a trial night this Saturday. If I do well, I could possibly have a weekend job with them. It's a Two and a half hour spot so Ive been practicing nonstop, and I am really nervous, all and all I hope it turns out well. So if your interested in Djing or want to give it a shot, try it out on the computer first before you go spend money on a deck. The best program I suggest is Virtual DJ. If you need any help at all or have any questions, post a comment and I'll be gladly to help.

14 comments:

  1. I have been using VDJ for about a year and a half, and I agree, it is a great program, however, not everyone is cut out to be a DJ, especially if you can't feel the music.

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  2. nice dude, ever gonna post some of your stuff so we can hear it?

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  3. Awesome read, I used to spin a bit but that was a long time ago.

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  4. Would love to see some of your mixes up. Got any videos or Soundcloud mps up yet? I think it'd make a great post

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  5. I recently purchased Virtual DJ. Amazing program.

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  6. my friend is getting into DJing. he's not that bad either.

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  7. i agree, and recommend it highly

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  8. Oh wow, g'luck with that this week.

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