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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: The DJ And Liability

June 22, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I have a client I've been doing their party for at the holiday time for about six years and I spoke with my client who is a federal judge the other night and said, should I have a clause in my contract that states if someone falls down and gets hurt while dancing at an event I'm the DJ that I'm not liable? And without missing a beat, the judge said, yes, you should. Then he said, it's not an issue of it's your fault, it's an issue of you can get tied up in the legal proceedings because someone gets hurt and they turn around and they sue you, the DJ, they sue the hall, they sue the bride, they sue everybody. So it's the end of the year, you've made it this far with the contract you have in place. Now might be the time to turn around, get your lawyer or hire a lawyer and ju... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Thank You!!!

June 15, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. This is video number 101, I believe, 102 maybe. So this is a thank you video. Back in June 2012 I had spoken to Christian BanKy, DJ Pulse and Brian S. Redd and said, I think true professionals try to give back, but I also am hungry and thirsty for knowledge. So if I post things on YouTube, I might get comments that I can learn from and I certainly have. So this is a big thank you. This was just going to be a few videos and it has turned into over 100 "DJ Tips in under a Minute" videos and I want to thank all my subscribers and viewers and everyone that has checked them out and I am just going to continue on. I think being a DJ, in my opinion, is something that you're constantly learning, you're constantly improving, you're finding new ways to do things, new ways to appro... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Chris Cox Effects Tip!!

June 8, 2017 by DJ Jay
DJ Jay here with tips in under a minute. There he is, DJ Chris Cox. Chris: What's up? How are you doing? Jay: Now we're going with our DJ tips in under a minute. One tip you think mobile DJs, wedding DJs, any DJ out there would benefit from. Chris: All right. This is having to do with effects and especially echo and delay effects. So all the [inaudible] mixers, a lot of mixers all have echo and delay. I see guys all the time, they'll have their track, they want to add echo in and they just turn the echo up and everything starts to over amplify and it sounds really, really bad on speakers. You get a lot of distortion. So one of the things I always do anytime I add the echo or a delay effect, I roll the bass off. So that way you can echo the mids and the hig... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Mixing Tip From DJ Flip

June 1, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. There's my boy DJ Flip. It's DJ Jay, we're here in Vegas at Queen Victoria Pub, we're doing the takeover and we're doing a tip in under a minute from my boy DJ Flip. What do you got for us? Flip: Okay. The first thing I want to do is just a quick mixing tip. A lot of people have misconceptions that they constantly have to blend beats all the time, but if you're playing songs, especially in hip hop where you've got so much music going on in your intro, you don't necessarily have to blend anything, just drop it right in, it comes [inaudible], because once you blend too much music on top of music, it's just as busy as blending vocal on top of vocals and al the sudden people don't know where you're at at that point. So sometimes it's just better to drop it right in. Songs, for example, like DMX Party ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Pricing And Structure Of Prices

May 25, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I found this really cool article off of a link on Facebook. It's the Seven Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales. So where do you come up with your pricing? Do you change your pricing? Is your pricing comfortable to your clients? Are you selling value? Are you selling time? Are you ending in the number nine? Are you using the context correctly when you're offering things? Are you explaining it correctly? Do you have various pricing so that different groups can see different values? It's a really cool article. I'm going to put a link to this. It's a HubSpot article in the end of the video down in the description. So check it out. Look at your pricing and look at some of the mistakes that are commonly made when it comes to pricing and see if you need to redo your... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Start your RMX-1000 effects turned all the way up

May 20, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. Little RMX tip for you, normally gauge your effect and you do a build. Then bring the effect down. But try this new noise, first, bring the engager knob all the way over, then bring in the effect and then drag the effect backwards. So again, bring it all the way up, bring in echo, then tail the echo back. But again, you'd want to bring this all the way up first, then engage the effect and then bring the effect down. It could be a really cool feature on the RMX, a really cool way to add a nice little effect tail, in under a minute. ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Verify Names And The Order Of Introductions

May 18, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, you do your wedding, you probably do something similar where you have it setup where you have spellings done, the way you pronounce names, but you have an order. So here I have sponsor wedding party parents, ring bearer, flower girl, bride and groom. No problem, have a few songs, few things they don't want. Here's the problem and here's the tip, this is the order I was given, but at the wedding, what happened was I introduced the sponsors, no problems. Then I said the wedding party and as I introduced the wedding party, the parents came up, because after the fact, the coordinator told me, I always put the parents after the sponsors. So the issue isn't who goes where, it's knowing that ahead of time, because it made me look kind of stupid. And I was really clear when I ga... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: The mix out point with DJ Lars

May 17, 2017 by DJ Jay
Jay: All right. DJ tips in under a minute this time with DJ Lars. Lars: Hey, everybody. What's up? Quick tip, how to mix out of a record properly. Find your [inaudible]. Find the spot where you want to mix out of it. Let's say you track -- you have an [inaudible] that begins a minute before the track ends, set a cue point 16 bars before your [inaudible] begins just as a visual representation and then that means that's where you start playback on your next track. That gives you 16 bars to mix into it and then 16 bars or even 32 bars to mix out of it. And that way you have your visual representation of where to begin your mix and makes it real easy. Jay: Awesome. DJ tips in under a minute from Miami with my boy, DJ Lars.