How To Become A Top DJ
by Sarah Reddingworth
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a top DJ? It becomes a reality with action, but what action? How do you go from being a beginner to someone who DJ's to thousands and is a top DJ? In this article, you will soon discover some advice and hints.
There are so many different jobs in the world, but so few offer the ability to feel like a rock star! Who wants to be a rock star anyway, but a DJ, now that is something for today, is fun, and does a lot of good to a lot of people.
So how do you get started? First and foremost, you will need to have a pair of decks, also called a record player or turntable.
This is the most basic equipment, and is the equipment of a DJ, as well as mixer, but let's not complicate issues! However in essence a DJ has a few things he works with and that is the turntables, the mixer and records or CD's.
More records or CD's you have, the better. You likely know the kind of music you would like to play, so the first step is to build up on your favorite records or CD's (depending on what kind of turntable you choose to buy).
Practice is essential. It is so essential and needs to be done professionally. There is no room for an hour a week or now and again. Practice must be done regularly and often, like each day.
For many people this is a hobby, but if you want to be a big time top DJ, you will need to eat and sleep DJ'ing. Once your skill level is big, you can't start to record demo's and give them out to friends, and promoters.
Another great avenue is to start DJ'ing for internet radio stations. The result is that your name begins to get known. Then it becomes easier to get a gig at an event.
With a lot of effort a hobby can be turned into a super star career. It begins and ends with practice, but the results can be immense.
To summarize, first you will need a good pair of turntables. If you want to get onto internet radio DJ'ing, then I suggest getting a pair with USB, which will allow interfacing with the computer. Then stock up on tunes, either records or CD's, depending on what kind of turntables you have or are looking to buy.
It is a good idea to go with records, but then again CD's are easier to work with. You can easily put music onto CD and start mixing with them. However, the choice is yours.
The next step is to practice, practice, practice, until your friends can listen and feel good about what you play. Then it is time to take it further! To find the best turntables check out these sites and find turntables with USB, every DJ's favorite place to find a USB record player.
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