This is an introductory page dedicated to DJ beginners!
Like buying a mini audio stereo, DJ equipment has been getting more affordable in recent years.
Following this trend, the need for a DJ has become more widespread, as they are nowadays required not only in the nightlife scene (ie. clubs and bars), but also at private home parties, live broadcasting via ONLINE, BBQs, weddings, etc.
If you are looking at this page now, we believe you might be thinking or wondering..,
"I want to start DJing!"
"I have watched DJs' live performances online but I am still not sure what DJs are actually doing inside of the console?"
"I want to start DJing, but I really have no idea where to start from." etc.
We believe most of people have reached to this page after some researches about DJing.
For such people, let us share with you an advance knowledge about DJing before "HOW TO DJ".
◆WHAT DJs ARE ACTUALLY DOING?
First of all, the question we frequently get asked is,
"What is a DJ doing?"
There are many types of DJs.
Club DJs, Producer DJs, Radio DJs, Battle DJs, etc...
A general DJ is called a club DJ, and the songs are played one after another non-stop to entertain the audiences, listeners, and/or viewers.
This is the basis of club DJs.
There is often the word "DJ MIX", which means that you can use a DJ set to connect songs without stopping.
It's up to the DJ to play a song that everyone likes and wants to hear, or to play a party tune that everyone absolutely knows.
Not to mention skilled DJs, DJs who are the first to keep up with trends and DJs who dig up famouns songs that no one knows are also highly evaluated.
Producer DJs are the ones who can also produce musical beats and tracks.
They arrange existing songs as "DJ REMIX".
We often see cases of releasing it these days.
◆DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE ALSO DJing WITHOUT KNOWING?
For example, when you all go for a drive by car, why don't you collect your favorite songs on your smartphone and play them?
That's already a DJ!
In short, selecting songs that you recommend is a DJ.
Also, the number one reason for being praised is that the song selections is excellent.
We are pretty sure that DJs are very good at it and we strongly believe it's very interesting!
There are various DJ equipment even if it is called DJ, but there are three main types of DJs' styles in general.
The first one is [Analogue Turntable DJ].
It is a record player for DJs. DJs are required to use analogue records (vinyls).
The second is [CDJ | DATA FILE DJ].
A CD or data file player for DJs.
CDJs and data file DJs are different, but they are almost the same except for different media, and there are some models that can use USB memory or SD card for CDJ equipment.
Hence, we have summarized them into here.
You can DJ using your own CD, CD-R, USB thumdrive with MP3, etc.
The third is [PCDJ].
PCDJ controllers are pretty popular for beginners!
You can DJ using songs stored on your computer.
There are many products that are affordable and coming together with DJ software.
If you use a DJ controller, you can DJ as long as you bring your own computer and a controller.
Nowadays, if you can secure a power source, you could easily hold an event outdoors too.
◆WHAT DO YOU USE TO DJ?
◆WHAT KINDS OF OPPORTUNITIES WILL I HAVE IF I CAN DJ PROPERLY?