When Was Your Last Equipment “Fire Drill”? – By Staci Nichols

June 8, 2018 by Staci Nichols

A few weeks ago, the unthinkable happened: Yep, dead air during dancing at my client’s wedding reception. I could see it coming in slow motion like a train wreck…I could not get a song to load on either channel 1 or 2. I had switched to “auto-mix” while I was trying to resolve the problem, but auto-mix only bought me a minute or so. All of a sudden, 200 very disappointed eyes were looking over at me.

I went quickly through the normal “check everything” protocol. Still dead air. OK, Plan B: Hook up my phone to the aux cable I’d plugged into the back of the mixer when I bought it a year and a half ago. But which channel had I connected it to? Did I need to switch that button to “phono?” Meanwhile, valuable dance floor energy was dissipating, and the crowd was losing faith in me. My stress levels were reaching “crawl under my table and cry” status.

Read the rest of this article and find the full issue at https://www.mobilebeat.com/emagscurrent/188 also thanks to Odyssey for sponsoring in part this issue of Mobile Beat.

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DJ Staci, the Track Star, has been a full-time mobile DJ for 10 years. She has performed internationally, on the Vegas Strip, at festivals, celebrity weddings, and for companies like Lamborghini and Reebok. Staci has spoken at major industry conferences and been featured on DJ News TV, ADJA, BookMoreBrides.com webinars, the Wedding MBA podcast, and a BPM Supreme Female DJ Forum. Staci is represented by both Scratch Events and Purim Agency.


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