Maybe you’re not one to blow your own trumpet? Maybe you shy away from thelimelight but still fancy having a go at DJ’ing? Maybe you want to record mixes at home which you can then share online or with friends? This is increasingly common and puts you in the ‘hobby’ DJ category (sometimes referred to as “bedroom” DJs).
OK, I admit, this is quite a broad term as some people who DJ at home go on to be very successful producers in their own right and many just do it for a ‘bit of fun’ so let’s have a look at the ‘bit of fun’ guys first:
DJ’ing can be a lot of fun and learning to mix can be challenging and rewarding so the idea of DJ’ing might appeal even if the thought of playing in a club or at someone’s wedding might not. Having a DJ setup at home allows you to practice and hone your skills in private without the pressure of performing and making mistakes in front of a crowd.
Another great benefit of DJ’ing at home is the freedom to use whatever equipment you like. When you are DJ’ing as a mobile you have portability to worry about and if you’re a club DJ you have to worry about transferring your mixing skills to different formats depending on where you’re playing. As a hobby DJ you can leave you gear setup at all times so, if you fancy mixing old-school vinyl then you can without having to lug turntables about, want to mix CD’s? you have a free-range over your choice of CDJ’s without worrying about turning upto the club to find something completely different. Whatever your choice of gear, whether it be DJ turntables, CD decks or digital DJ controllers you will find the best deal and the best advice at getinthemix.com.
Because of this flexibility, there is no real “do’s and don’ts” about what gear to buy for your home DJ setup. Want to listen to your own mixes in high-definition? Get yourself a pair of studio monitor speakers. Want to play at your house party or BBQ in the summer? Take a look at our complete PA packages. Fancy making a party of it? Check out our DJ lighting section and add some atmosphere.
If you decide to ‘go pro’ and want to make professional mixes to post online or send out then you may want to invest in a professional audio soundcard such as one of the Scarlett range from Focusrite Novation. You can then record you mixes and upload them to the likes of Soundcloud or Beatport.
This is just a small introduction to what you may want to consider when starting to DJ as a hobby. With modern DJ technology the options are endless. If you want any further information or advice on what it best for you then don’t hesitate to give our friendly, knowlegable sales team a call on 01206 855010.