If you are planning a dj entertainment or other large event, you may have thought about hiring a DJ to keep the dance floor packed and the party going. But the role of a professional DJ is much more complicated than simply queuing up music and playing it.
Besides the ability to read a crowd and keep a high energy level, professional DJs have a wide array of technical skills and knowledge of musical compositions that allow them to create seamless transitions between songs. They use specialized equipment to blend or mix multiple sources of recorded music such as CDs, vinyl records or digital audio files stored on a computer or USB stick. The specialized DJ mixer, for example, has gain control knobs to adjust the volume and tone of each input source and a crossfader that allows the DJ to “listen” to one of the song sources in headphones before it is played for a live club or broadcast audience. DJs also use special headphones that are designed to acoustically isolate the sounds of the headphones from the outside world, have pivot joints or flexible headbands so that DJs can wear one while turning the other on their heads and replaceable cables for quick replacement if they break.
Melodies of Love: Elevating Your Wedding Reception with a Skilled DJ
Many bands offer a service that includes the services of a fully manned DJ – meaning they take requests, play announcements and can really pump up the dance floor with top-quality sound. This can be an excellent option for couples that have a limited budget but want to give their guests an unforgettable party experience.