Brian S. Redd


Brian S. Redd

Although he can be seen Djing in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or even the UK & Europe, DJ Brian Redd is proud to call Milwaukee home. Brian specializes in mobile events such as wedding receptions, corporate events, quinceañeras, parties and special occasions. He has also been a resident DJ at several major Milwaukee night clubs and also performs at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. From the beginning Brian has had a passion for music. His talent emerged at the young age of 13 when he was asked to DJ at a local skating rink. After realizing his calling he progressed on to weddings and mobile gigs and by age 18 he was DJing regularly at nightclubs. He understands people & what motivates them music wise, which helps keep them on the dance floor. Brian has been recognized for his work in various DJ publications both domestic and abroad. He has made a name for himself in the DJ community where he is known and respected as an industry consultant. This recognition has led to his contributions as a writer for Disc Jockey News. A true international DJ, Brian travels worldwide to not only perform but to educate and share industry ideas and concepts with DJs everywhere. His career has gone to the next level working with industry leading manufactures bringing new products and services to his peers helping them become better DJs.




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More DJ Studio Organization Ideas – Tool Boxes And Cable Hooks

August 27, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Good morning everybody. I wanted to show you some of the things I'm doing for organization. I've been working on this for a long time, trying to get all my DJ stuff in places where I can actually find it. Here are one of several toolboxes I've picked up. I got this one at a rummage sale. It's a snap on. It's missing some parts, but it's a cool little box. Drawers slide real nice and easy. Paid $15 for it. And I've incorporated it into one of my baker's racks here in the dungeon. Got all of my hard drives in here. Remember that pace maker? That was a long time again. SD cards, flash drives. Those kind of things are going to go in this top drawer.

Down here I got one remote in here. But this is going to be all of my little remote controls. They're all over the house. They're eve... [read more]

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Mobile DJ Ideas – Too Loud? Try a Midrange Adjustment

August 20, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

This video is going out by request. I mentioned this a couple of days ago and some people asked me to expand on it. This is something that I do. This is a personal preference. This is not a rule or anything else. But I found that it works. Let me explain. When you're at a gig and you're listening to music giving it low volume or you have your volume turned down and people are still complaining about the noise, they say, oh, it's too harsh or it hurts, they put their fingers in their ears, I think this has to do with a certain pain threshold that people experience. I definitely experienced it as well. I don't believe it's in the low or the high. For me, it's in the mid.

Let me show you something. This Pioneer DJM-750 has great EQ isolation, so now we hear nothing. I'm going to ... [read more]

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DJ Vlog – Making a Phone Charging Kiosk Complicated With Accountability

August 13, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

So unfortunately, I'm turning the camera back on to do another video on this phone charging station concept. So the first thing I will say is that there are people who see this as a positive thing and they want to pursue it and they get it and they're like, yeah. What a great idea. We'll provide the service. There are others who are pretty fearful that things are going to happen to someone's phone.

And what they're doing is, they're taking responsibility for everything that's happening with this phone charging station; security, for example. Some people want to put cameras up now to monitor the phones. The problem with that is with a security, you're also somewhat accountable and responsible. So if you consider that and let's say your camera doesn't get the person's face and t... [read more]

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DJ Ideas – A Wedding Mic Drop Package

August 6, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

What I really love about the YouTube and DJ Facebook community is sometimes we can turn those negatives into positives and Howie Darkstar has done this and he's asked me to do a video on it, so I'm going to do it. Have you seen the mike drop commercials from Verizon? Mike drops are nothing new, but these commercials are in circulation. People are seeing these if they're watching TV. And something like a mike drop is maybe starting to look pretty normal. I was concerned that we're going to run into this problem come wedding season. Howie has a great solution and he's done it and he's sold it and it's working.

What he's suggesting is, have a mike drop package as part of your services. When you're in the client meeting, just tell them, hey, I offer a mike drop package, and they m... [read more]

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Mobile DJs – What Are Your Audio Objectives

July 30, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Here's a question going out to all of you wedding DJs. But having said that, if you're doing school dances or corporate events or company parties or something else, you can chime in as well. When you're designing an audio system, what are the kind of things you're looking for? What do you want your audio system to do? What are you objectives? Because I think everybody has different objectives, and I don't know that they're right or wrong, they're just different.

So if you're designing a system for, let's say, a wedding reception, what do you want it to do? How do you want it to perform? What types of characteristics should the system have that might be different than a system you'd use for another kind of event? Or is there a difference? Let me know in the comments section.read more]

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Christmas Party Gig Prep – New Old Christmas Music?

July 23, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Hello, everybody. I'm doing gig prep for a Christmas party that we're going to do tomorrow. Blanca and I do it together every year, and I think this is the fourth or fifth year in a row. I can't believe they keep bringing us back. Now, dinner and cocktail go for quite a while at this party, and during this time, they like Christmas music. But they have very specific likes. They like classic Christmas music. They don't want new stuff or things that are unfamiliar. I know there's a lot of cool new stuff out there, but they don't dig it at all.

So what I have to do is play the classics. And this is not a unique situation. Most of the holiday parties that I do don't want new Christmas music. If they don't know it, they actually get angry. The boss will come up and say, hey, what i... [read more]

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Mobile DJ Help – Alternatives to Saying “Ladies and Gentlemen”

July 16, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I did a video on editing your speech last night and I mentioned that I don't use the phrases, ladies and gentlemen or, at this time. And there are a lot of reasons for it. If you use these phrases, I'm not picking on you. Ladies and gentlemen is kind of big. And when you're doing a more intimate event like a wedding reception, I like it to be a little more personal, a little more friendly. So one big question is, what can you say in place of ladies and gentlemen on the microphone?

I'm going to give you one example. There's a point in the evening sometimes at weddings where you have a first dance, and then immediately following, what I like to do is have another slow dance. And I invite everybody onto the floor for it, so I have a full dance floor. After that slow dance, I play... [read more]

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Mobile DJ Thoughts – Mic Drop Deposits?

July 9, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

So have you seen the new Verizon commercial? I caught it last night during Walking Dead, and I saw it again today on CNN. This guy is standing in front of a bunch of people like he's doing a political speech on a microphone, and he's talking about, I don't know, coverage or something, and when he's done talking, he does a mike drop. Then he remembers he has something else to say, so he pulls another mike out of his jacket, says something else, does a mike drop. Then he remembers he has a third thing he has to say, so he pulls another microphone out of the back of his coat and says whatever he has to say for his last bit, does a mike drop, and says, yeah, now I'm all out of microphones.

This is not a new phenomenon, the mike drop. Obama's done it. Chris Rock has done it for 25 ... [read more]

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DJ Help – Why Use Different Speakers For Different Types of Events?

July 2, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I did a video the other day where I was suggesting that if you were doing 150-person wedding receptions and 500-plus-kid school dances, one speaker system may not be enough for you. You may want to get a nice system for your wedding receptions and a nice system for your bigger events like school dances of 500-kids-plus. And somebody asked a really good question. Why don't I just get a big system and turn it down for my smaller events?

Well, here's the thing. Speakers are designed to do certain things. Some speakers are designed for big events, some speakers are designed for small events. And we're talking about creating the best sound possible.

I was trying to figure out a really good way to illustrate this and I decided that the best way to do it would be t... [read more]

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DJ Help – Wireless Microphone Zip Tie Hack

June 25, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Somebody shared this hack with me at Mobile Beat; I wanted to share it with you. We're talking about microphones and how sometimes they roll and a way to prevent this from happening. Here's a wired microphone. When I set this on the table, it doesn't really go anywhere, because the cable's stiff, it's preventing it from turning around in circles. But with a wireless microphone, you got a different story, because you set it down, and it could just roll, it could fall off the table. Here's a way you can prevent this from happening. I haven't tried this yet. We're going to go into the work bench and do a little mod to this microphone.

Now, according to the person I talked to, all we need is a zip tie to make this happen. I'm going to go ahead and just start the zip tie right here... [read more]