Mobile DJ Performance Tips

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

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Smart DJ Tips: Find Your Niche & Find Success!

October 11, 2018 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to the DJ & wedding/event business, there is certainly no shortage of vendors! It seems as though every month, new wedding/event vendors are popping up, ready to begin their journey into the wedding world! In our area, the Austin Wedding DJ market certainly has no shortage of DJs and DJ companies. In the Austin, Texas area, there are over 150 professional DJ companies! Factor in all the DJ companies and solo DJs who do not advertise as much, or are on Facebook only, Craigslist, etc., and there are hundreds of more DJs in the business, right here in our area! On top of that, the Austin photo booth rentals market is increasing in competition, as well. It goes without saying, this is the same for just about every wedding market! So how do you stand out in a crowded market, full of new compet... [read more]
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How To Make Use Of Torrent Sites As A DJ And Why VPNs Can Help

October 8, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
The Potential Advantages Of A Torrent Tracker It is common knowledge that most torrent sites are associated with illegal content sharing, which determines entertainment media producing companies and governments to hunt them relentlessly. On the other hand, these can also be viewed as free sharing platforms that can be used for granting fast and convenient access to your artwork to a large group of people (and potentially even for advertising by using samples from your tracks). Indeed, there are examples of torrent services enabling, for instance, sharing of scientific data or other types of bulky data. Additionally, torrent websites can serve as an online place for collaboration between DJs, where they could share primary material needed to assemble or enhance their tracks or to create their mixes. Anyone ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Stay Off Facebook/Twitter During Your Wedding Or Events.

September 13, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I've got about 30 minutes before I begin and I wanted to bring up social media at your wedding. It is totally cool to do check-ins. In fact, you should. You should let people know what's going on, you should let people know that you're busy, you should let people know that you have a wedding and where, but during the wedding, stay off Facebook. Don't tweet the bride looks goofy, don't tweet the groom is drunk. At the end of the night, if you took pictures, post them, put a review of your wedding, let people know things went really well, this was a challenge or that was a challenge or I played this song and it was a really good song. Be helpful to DJ's, clients, whoever sees your social media connection, especially clients, because they probably follow you or find you an... [read more]
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Why You Should Master Your Mixing Fundamentals

September 12, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
If you've ever watched a DMC DJ competition you've most likely been as blown away as I have by the crazy amounts of talent that the participants possess. From behind-the-back scratching to intense tone-play routines, the DJs seem to always have fresh new ways to mix, transition, and blend the tracks they use in their sets. As mobile DJs, we may not have as many opportunities to utilize such radical mixing techniques in our dance sets, but I contend that the fundamentals, such as beat-matching and understanding phrasing, are some of the most important skills to master. In most circles, it goes without saying that for someone to be considered... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Record Yourself And Learn From It.

August 30, 2018 by DJ Jay
-- a minute, record yourself. Not only record yourself, but record yourself and post it if you can. The other thing is see what you say a lot. I have a bad habit of saying the word well. So I start with well, ladies and gentlemen. I also say good evening a couple of times when I probably shouldn't. So make a little note next to your setup, write down what you say and when you say it and start putting checkmarks next to it. Find expressions you like, go to YouTube, search out other DJs, search out masters in the industry, whatever you do, find out what they're saying, try to integrate it into your routine. The other thing is make announcements that you need to make, not that you don't. Right now it's intros, welcome, first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, bridal bouquet, the things that are important. I d... [read more]
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5 Tips for 5-Star Service – By Doug Sandler

August 10, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
In order to grow your business and add depth to your client list, your goal should be to create a lasting, memorable, very positive experience for your customer. Not just on event day, but all the way through your journey to get there.  It’s not just about showing up and playing four or five hours of great music and packing a dance floor. There is way too much competition out there to be less than stellar or exemplary when it comes to delivering A+, 5-star customer service every step of the way. Whether you are a single operator or multi-DJ business, service, support, sales, operations and every other department within your organizatio... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: PRACTICE.

July 26, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I've already done record yourself and I've already done record your voice. It's just practicing. You should be practicing. How much, completely up to you. How often, completely up to you. But it's a balmy Tuesday night here and I wanted to start doing some mixes. I've got some time. So I'm messing around, but I'm recording it, playing it back. It's a little time consuming, but after you listen to it, you start to pick up where your break should've been, I could've transitioned this mix right here a lot better. So that's something I'll go back and practice over. But you know what, a couple hours a week, 20 hours a week, whatever you feel comfortable with, but actually record your mix, listen to it back and see where your mistakes are or see if it's great and if it's great,... [read more]
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Think Before You Speak

July 23, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
Arguably the most important piece of equipment we have is our voice. We use it to lead, guide, inform and coordinate at our events. Knowing what to say and when and how to say it is tantamount to a successful event. Each word choice instantly affects the mood and vibe of the guests and room. Do you always know the right thing to say at the right moment? Do you struggle at your events or second guess yourself on the microphone? What if there was a simple acronym or quick little guide rule you could use when deciding what to say? I'm a fan of Jay Shetty, former monk and internet wisdom guru. He's the quieter version of Gary Vaynerchuk. Jay's vid... [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 a big tune, everybody dances, I... [read more]
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Proper Equipment Needed – By Jason Weldon

July 12, 2018 by Jason Weldon
A big mistake I see with DJs who are trying to get into A/V rental is the type of equipment they are using. As a DJ, sometimes the less expensive equipment is perfectly acceptable. However, to the corporate client, you will need to make sure you are using industry-standard equipment. The most noticeable will be microphones, computers and projectors. Your microphone needs to be able to sound good and be clear from interference. Some of the cheaper microphones just don’t have the strength to cut through a lot of the RF noise from, what seems to be, a constant barrage of interference. Spending the money on a solid wireless combo unit will make ... [read more]