Mobile DJ Performance Tips

Articles of Mobile DJ Performance Tips ranging from microphone techniques to music selection.

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Gear It First Covers FlutterFETTI!

November 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Confetti is an INCREDIBLE upsell and FlutterFETTI is the BEST! FlutterFETTI makes their confetti in the USA and provides confetti for celebrities, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. 1See this awesome tour + real-life product demo from GearItFirst! ... [read more]
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Three Fast & Dirty Microphone Tips for MCing

November 11, 2017 by Staci Nichols
Remember at the Scratch Academy when they taught us how to speak on the microphone? Yea, me neither. You wouldn't roll up to an event with the intention of “winging it” when it comes to mixing the music...so why do so many of us think we don't need any official microphone training to show up at an event and MC? There is a right and wrong way to hold a microphone. After years as a full-time mobile DJ (and a debate scholarship...again, no mic lessons at debate camp either), I found myself in Mark Ferrell's Bronze MCing workshop. Finally, someone taught me how to hold a microphone...apparently, I'd been gripping it too hard and making an angry fist shape with my hand, which is frowned upon by the experts. We don't want to look like the mic needs an aggressive beat-down. MICROPHONE TIP #1 – HOLD THE MIC... [read more]
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Be Competitive, Not Complacent

November 8, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
It can be a tough world out there for a mobile DJ. An over saturated market, a society that often parodies our job, and the ignorance of many of our potential clients. Running a business, let alone one that provides you with a viable income, is no easy task. Many DJs claim it can't be done; to them, DJing is nothing more than a hobby, side job, or "passion" and not a true way of earning a living. But yet, examples abound of DJs who are doing just that; making a very respectable life for themselves through mixing music, entertaining others, and creating memories. In my mind, one of the things that separates the pessimists from the achievers is complacency. The good ol' Merriam-Webster defines complacency as "self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies." It'... [read more]
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MWM announces the release of its new Mixfader add-on: Mixfader ProLink

November 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
MWM offers fresh possibilities to Mixfader with its new product: ProLink, available for pre-order from November 6th, on shop.themixfader.com. Thursday, November 2, 2017 — MWM, the world’s number 8 mobile music app publisher and creator of Mixfader - the first connected portable crossfader - continues to innovate in the scratching field, announcing today, the official release of Mixfader ProLink. ProLink: a unique way to scratch with Mixfader. With Mixfader, MWM  made the wager to create the first wireless connected crossfader. Two years after its first release, Mixfader has found its place in the scratching world, and has helped democratize the practice. Today, with ProLink, MWM offers a new scratching solution for portablists, more effective than ever. Mixfader ProLink possesses two analog input... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: 6 Reasons Why Competition is Good for Your Business

November 2, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's DJ world, there is an ever-growing amount of competition. It seems as if new DJs and DJ companies pop up every month. Additionally, the wedding and private event business in general, seems to attract new people, every year, too. It seems as if every month, we work with a new photographer, a new planner, or we hear of a new venue. Although we are in the Austin/central Texas market, which is a huge wedding market. Today, becoming a DJ, is much easier than it was when I started (before DJ software, and even before laptops, in 1991). The more DJs there are, the competitive it becomes to book your events. This is great for consumers, of course, but it can also be good for your business, too! Here's how. Room for Growth - If you feel as though you're the "best" out there and have no room to grow... [read more]
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Ego and Advancement Part Two

November 2, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Ego and Advancement Part 2 Our industry has made great strides in the last decade with the advent of workshops to improve our skills and having those workshops tied to conferences and seminars to improve the 5 main areas of our business.  Those 5 areas are:  Planning, Production, Performance, Sales & Marketing.  There's a sixth area as well that you don't want to miss and that is Operations.  This includes your business plan and where you plan to be in a certain amount of time,staffing, training, scheduling, pay structure and incentives and many other facets of business.  It's the difference of working "on" your busin... [read more]
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Getting Creative With Feedback Loops

November 2, 2017 by DJcity
Feedback loops are a technique used to create on-the-fly layering loops. Check out Mojaxx' tutorial on them here:  (more…)... [read more]
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Do Clients REALLY Care About Your DJ Lighting?

October 26, 2017 by Jason Rubio
As a DJ, we have tons of equipment to buy, maintain, and replace. Of all those things, DJ lighting is at the top of the list for maintaining and replacing. How often, is up to you, of course. As a DJ you always want to present your product as best as possible. You, personally, have to be professional in how you look, dress, communicate, etc. Your equipment has to look and sound great, too. However, how far must you go to look and sound good? Do you absolutely have to have the best equipment in the business for every piece of equipment you own? There is no easy answer to these questions, but the simplest answer is, it depends.  What does it depend on? First, it depends on your level of business. If you're DJing as a hobby, and rarely do paid events, then it doesn't matter quite as much. You can even simply... [read more]
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Ego and Advancement Part 1

October 26, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Ego and Advancement Part 1 Are you letting your ego get in the way of advancing in your DJ career or business? Are you struggling in a certain area of your business?  Every professional that I know from athletes to business moguls have had a coach or mentor at some point in their life who has helped them get to a certain goal.  Our industry is permeated with people who feel they don't need coaching and I hope, dear reader, that you are not one of them.  Maybe you're at a crossroads in your business and this will be the catalyst to help you take action.   Recently I began providing a series of workshops for DJs to help... [read more]
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How to Use ‘Transition Stingers’

October 17, 2017 by DJcity
DJ As-One explains the "Transition Stingers" turntable technique. It is great to get some hype on the dancefloor, check it out:  (more…)... [read more]