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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FAQ – My DJ Mixer Settings Expanded By Request

June 18, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I did a video yesterday on how I set up my mixing board, because there were some questions that people were asking me. And I showed them the 0db rule, which is what I follow to try to get the cleanest signal possible out of my mixing board, which sends the cleanest signal to my speakers, achieving the best sound that I can get out of my system. A lot of questions came up, a lot of people had some concerns. So I'm going to do a more in-depth video today to try to help you out.

The first thing I'm going to do is on my master volume. I'm going to set it to 8 -- or 3:00 o'clock on the dial -- and I'm not going to touch it. Now let's put a track on. Now, I'm going to put a record on. But this could be anything. This could be an MP3, a music video, a CD, it doesn't matter. And notic... [read more]

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DJ Speaker Help – Stuff To Consider Before You Buy

June 11, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I get a lot of questions on speakers. What do I think of this brand, what do I think of that brand, why do I recommend this model over that model? I always have to take people a step back, though, and figure out who they are as a DJ and a performer, and what type of events they're doing before I can even try to even give an opinion on this. So I thought it would be interesting to put together a list of some of the things that I ask people to try to help them make the right decision when it comes to buying new speakers. And this is not going to be a brand specific thing; I'm going to talk about the stuff in general the best I can. I may mention some brands and examples, but that's just from my experience. I have my opinions on what I like and I don't like, most of you know that. But yeah. Today i... [read more]

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Mobile DJ – When Should You Buy New Speakers?

June 4, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

A question that people ask me a lot is when should I buy a new speaker system? And that's a really good question. And there's more than one answer to it. But I think the first thing you have to ask yourself is, how is your current system serving you and your clients? If there's no problem, if everything sounds good, looks good, they're serving you well, they're serving your clients well, there's probably no reason to buy a new speaker system.

Now, if your current system is not serving you or your clients well, yeah, you might want to think about upgrading. Now, why are some of the reasons you may do this? Too heavy to handle, transport, or too big to store. This happens a lot. Me, I had a stroke, I had to get a new speaker system, because my old system was too heavy for me. No... [read more]

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DJ Equipment Organization – Tool Boxes For The Small Stuff

May 28, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

So I wanted to take a minute to show you guys what I've been working on. This is my shop. I started this probably in January. I got it done maybe about a month ago. It's a work in progress. But this is my area to get things done. All my tools organized. I have a work bench, doubles as a charging station. I can clean things up, I can store things. It's great. For all the household stuff I do, the mechanic stuff I do, I love it.

Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about the organization I've got going on in the dungeon. There are a couple of problems here. One, a lot of little parts, with trussing, lighting, clamps, audio, you name it. And it gets strung all over the place. I don't have good storage back there. I can put lights in bags, but that's about it. Everything els... [read more]

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Mobile DJ – What If My Client Wants An All Dave Matthews Band Wedding?

May 21, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I did a video yesterday talking about giving clients what they want and what they asked for and avoiding giving them things that they don't want and haven't asked for. I talked about Sears a little bit, how they didn't really do that. They didn't give the clients what they wanted and asked for, they gave them a bunch of stuff they never wanted and didn't ask for like financial services and insurance and stuff like that.

The example I gave as a DJ is, during dinner, what I don't do is make it the "me" show. I don't go in there and make big announcements and make it all about me during dinner, because the client doesn't want that and they've never asked for that. In fact, they've asked for the complete opposite. They want it to be about them. They want a grand entrance, cake cut... [read more]

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DJ Help – Quick Wood Speaker Cabinet Scratch Repair With a Sharpie Pen

May 14, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Hello everybody. Now, last week I did a video on how to fix scratches on a plastic speaker cabinet with a heat gun. Now, if you didn't see that video, please go back and have a look if you're interested. In the meantime, people asked about their wooden cabinets that get scratched. Whether you use covers or not, things happen to nice gear, and what do you do? Do you repaint the whole thing?

I use a sharpie pen. You can carry one of these with you. If you ever have a problem with your equipment with a scratch, you can cover it up quick, so your guests don't see it. This is just in the back of my truck, lot of road noise and stuff. But yeah. Let me just show you how it works. Black sharpie pen, all you have to do is do a little touch up like that. Is it perfect? No. But it hides ... [read more]

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DJ Tip – Wait To Print Wedding Info Sheets Until You Must

May 7, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

DJ tips in under a minute inspired by Jay Brannan of Brannan Entertainment. This is the timeline for my wedding this weekend. I've got ceremony and I've got reception. And down here, I always have all of my information for the grand entrance. My tip today is, wait until you absolutely have to, to print this sheet. My gig is Saturday, this is Tuesday. I think everything's right. But just in case there are any last minute changes, why print it now? I'm just going to hang on to it and wait until Friday when I'm pretty sure that everything is in stone to print this, to save paper and time. That's just how I do it. I just thought I'd throw that tip out for you today. Thanks for watching. Practice and enjoy.

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DJ Vlog – Battery Powered Ceremony System Ideas

April 30, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I wanted to take a minute to talk about battery-powered ceremony systems because I've got a problem, I wanted to run it past you guys and see what you thought. I'm doing a lot of pick up gigs for a friend of mine who's out for the count for 2017; he's physically unable to do his gigs, so I'm doing them. Now, most of his gigs require ceremony systems. And most all of them are remote, meaning they're outdoor and they're far away from where the reception area is. Sometimes power is illusive. They always need back end, which is the music part, and they also need wireless microphones.

The problem I'm having is getting my equipment down to these remote areas, getting power, and then, breaking them down in time to get back up for the reception. The flip time is so short on some of th... [read more]

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Do Our Customers Really Want Cheap?

April 23, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

I posted a picture of the photo booth gig that I did last night and it was at a Latin night club. It was somebody's birthday, so they hired me to come in for like three hours. Somebody mentioned in the comments section that they saw a printer, but they don't use printers, they just somehow text the picture that they take to the individual's phone.

And I got to thinking, why would you do that? That must be to save money. That must be so you can offer this photo booth service for a very low price. And I understand that there are people out there who want to save money, they don't want to pay a lot. When they see the price of something, a low price is something they typically go for. But let me offer you another point of view.

The photo booth gig that I did las... [read more]

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CSNL Video Projector Mount System – Easy Speaker Stand / Tripod Mount

April 16, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

My friend, Art, had a problem a couple of weeks ago. He was trying to mount a projector, but he was limited on space and the system he had wasn't working out real well for him. So I showed him this. This is the video projector mount system from Colorado Sound and Light or CSNL.com. Now, this allows you to mount virtually any projector on top of a tripod and it's completely adjustable. It comes with this base that allows you to do up to a 4 point projector mount. We only need three points on this one. It also has all the hardware you need to mount it, such as spacers, screws, and washers.

Now, all you have to do is take this color and screw it on to the projector base. And then put it on top of your tripod. Lock the clamp down, and you're good to go. And as you can see, it's fu... [read more]