What to look for in a DJ?

It can be stressful to compare various DJ companies especially if you don’t know what to look for. In this article we will discuss some items you need to think about before you contact a DJ and during the process of the DJ search.

Before Contacting a DJ you will need to answer these questions:

  1. What is my budget?
  2. What type of event am i having?
  3. What do i want to get out of the service?
    • DJ, MC, Lights, etc.
  4. Will I need someone to MC in spanish, english etc.?
  5. How many guests will I be having?
  6. Is the event at a home or venue?
  7. What type of music do I want?

Once you have these questions answered you can start contacting DJs through google, yelp, facebook, wedding wire, the knot or other platforms. At this time you will provide the details you you just answered and forward it to the DJ company.

 

At this time three to ten different DJs responded back with their packages and pricing. Now here comes the headache of having to figure out which DJ you want.

The easiest way to compare them is by creating a matrix of the key elements you want for your event that compares the DJs. See image below.

Budget DJ Booth Set up Lights for Dance floor Meets my head count MC Service in spanish Sound System Additional Services Total
DJ A 5 5 2 5 5 5 4 31
DJ B 3 3 3 1 1 3 2 16
DJ C 1 1 5 1 2 3 2 15

*Scale from 1 to 5, 5 is the best

At this point you now have a matrix that compares the qualities of each of the DJs. You also have the winner who is “DJ A”. At this point you should book “DJ A” for your event.

Good Luck on finding your dream DJ!

 

 

iRig Pro Product Review

We will be looking at the iRig Pro and using it to see how well it performs for live streams on facebook, instagram and  twitch for DJing.

Set up an account with manufacturer once you click on product link and they will have a current discount on product. Take advantage of it!

About the product:

  • High-definition 24-bit/96 kHz audio/MIDI interface
  • Neutral combo input for instruments and microphones with adjustable gain and phantom power
  • Mobile interface for connecting to iphone, ipad, Mac, PC or Android device
  • New MIDI output jack for expanded MIDI routing options
  • it includes Lightning and USB cables (no adapters needed)

It has a 1/8″ stereo headphone out with preamp and level control. This allows it to be compatible with most recent iOS devices. When you use the DC power supply, iRig Pro will charge your iphone, iPad while plugged in so we can have unlimited playing and recording time.

IRig Pro I/0 product review

 

Product Review: 

Overall product is amazing for live streaming on instragram and it can be used for other platforms with great sound quality. Just keep in mind when live streaming to be aware of copyright content if not your stream will be paused/stopped for that session.

Buy Now: iRig Pro I/O – An ultra-compact professional audio/MIDI interface

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