Goodmorning everyone! In this article I decided to write some recommendations regarding the best in the world of DJing and explain how to become a DJ respectable professional. You must know that dj not you become from day to day but we need a lot of passion and desire to learn, but above all a lot of patience! I assure you that in a few days you will be called from the main nightclubs Italian or international but with a bit of effort and willpower you can create you your own style and perhaps begin to move among different clubs in your area to get one day to play in a real and its own disco. The figure of the dj nowadays is in high demand in the local and I am sure that in your area there is at least one bar or at least a disco pub which organizes evenings and this is your chance to showcase your passion for music! You just have to take courage and take this amazing journey! It will not be easy, but with time you’ll get good results and it’ll go really proud.
That said, we now turn to the list of 5 steps to follow that will explain how to become a DJ and create your own image.
Step 1: Choose the kind of music that you will play in the club :
And ‘necessary to choose first of all on what range of songs you want your focus to give a sharp picture of the club and the persons going to play music during the evening, and then it will be easier to create you a real niche of people who will want to hear what that mixerai. It ‘important to focus on a genre that you love to play and with whom you can move very well. If you choose a type of songs that you do not feel you will most likely not have fun and you do not know well liven up the evening and all this will lead to a failure of your “career.” However you should always keep with you also other genres to meet the requirements of the evening, and perhaps to give a personal touch to your evenings! Among the major genres played today in the Club are: House (including electro house and commercial house or those you hear on the radio), Deep House, Techno and Minimal, but there are many others including: African, Dustep , Drum’n Bass, Hip hop, and the list goes on.
Step 2: Select the software and console (or controller) that you will use for your evenings :
Well once you have chosen the kind of music on which to focus it’s time to go and choose which software and which will use the equipment for your evening. We start from the program: if you want to begin to take their first steps into the world of DJing I suggest you begin by downloading the latest free version of Virtual Dj 8 from the official website. Of course, this software is not the best of professionalism but guarantees you the main functions of mixing including scratch, cue, and some effects. The graphics are very intuitive and learn the basics here is really a walk!
When you are able to do a good mix you can, if desired, switch to a more professional software: Traktor Pro. This too can be purchased directly from the website of Native Instruments at the price of 99 € and I think that is worth it all. Here we are faced with a high-quality software used by the greatest DJ International and can be used on all major operating systems. It offers all the features of which a DJ needs and in my opinion is complete at 360 ° offering every conceivable feature to mix the best of your tracks.Among the more innovative is its ability to add Remix Deck addition to the 2 main deck where you can upload samples or loops that allow a spectacular customization of your tracks or the so-called Live Remix.
If you want to get an idea of what we can offer Traktor watch this short video:
Finally there is another software that is catching on in the world of DJing and Serato DJ purchased on the official website at a $ 129 price. This software has an interface similar to that of Traktor and also in this case we have a great variety of functions that make this program to become one of the best dj!
Well, after choosing the software you are now moving on the equipment and make a choice: buy the best controller or console ? This depends on how much you’re willing to spend. If you do not have a high enough budget I recommend you start with a controller. The clusters controller main functions that we find in the software including: EQ frequency (low, medium and high), cue, in ear monitoring, Browsing folders, effects and much more. I think that to learn a controller is just fine and if you do not know which one to choose I suggest you read my article ” Traktor kontrol s4 mk2 vs. Pioneer ddj left: two comparative controller ” where I talk about two good controller on the market and their characteristics
If you have a good budget you can spend I recommend you to bet on a console complete formed by a multi-channel mixer (at least 2) and 2 CDJ. Obviously the most renowned brand for consoles is the Pioneer offers a wide range of mixers and quality Cdj but are certainly not cheap. I think buying a console of this magnitude is like an investment: if you truly believe in yourself and dream ofbecoming DJs and if you have the chance I recommend you focus on these products because they offer a unique quality and will acquire permeteranno the art of dJing to the bottom. Alternatively you can always focus on products used (they are found in abundance on the main e-commerce including ebay and now ).Other good brands on which to focus are the Numark and Denon offering high quality console.
Step 3: Buy the songs you are playing in your Dj-set
Now that you have available all the necessary equipment for mixing you can purchase songs to enjoy. I suggest you buy them on the web where you will find many services that will allow the purchase in a simple and intuitive. I prefer Beatport because it allows the Mp3 downloads Excellent quality (320 Kbps) that you can immediately use the software by inserting it directly into the library. In my opinion is the main portal of DJs from around the world and here you can find all the most popular songs and not of internationally renowned artists. Also the songs are divided by genre and you can find every kind for the ranking of best-selling tracks at the time. An alternative is iTunes, which is an application where you can buy all tracks at an affordable price ($ 0.99 or 1.29 $) and you will be able to turn them in the format you prefer grace the codec integrated into the program.
Step 4: Agreement with SIAE
How to become an official manner dj? One of the most important steps is to enter into the contract with the siamese to play songs protected by copyright and therefore I advise you strongly to do so. To complete the form you just go on the site of the SIAE and go to the section Deejay Online and the subscription has the following costs:
– up to 2,000 working copies = € 200.00 + 10.00 administrative fee + VAT = € 254.10
– up to 5,000 working copies = € 400.00 + 10.00 rights secretarial + VAT = € 496.10
– more than 5,000 working copies = € 600.00 + 10.00 rights secretarial + VAT = € 738.10
To set me is fine the first option, ie up to 2,000 working copies.You must then draw up the packing list or the list of the songs that you play in a given evening so that the SIAE retribuisca, withroyalties, the authors of these songs. This is done you will be guaranteed by a “contract” that will allow you to play in different clubs. This stage is very important and will ” turn ” in a professional DJ to all effects!
Step 5: Promote yourself online and in the various local
Now that you have everything you need, fatitita comes the question: how to become a DJ and begin playing in clubs? First of all you should create you a page on major social including Facebook , Google + , Soundcloud , Twitter , Youtube , Instagram and others. Without this you can begin to create your mix that you can upload to Online DJ Guide and your demo to send to several of your local area, to build yourself your own “style” and bring others, publicizing the event on the web or even in countries nearby, in a special evening, and you’ll see that the owner of the premises will be happy and satisfied and most likely will call you in the future to organize more events. Also you can create you a real website and a logo with your stage name . If you are not very practical, you can get help from some designer or web master! You will see that with hard work and passion to achieve your goals!
Here we are! Now that you know how to become DJs are ready to fulfill your desire to enliven the evenings in clubs all over Italy!Good luck!
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I remind you that you can consult the section of the music charts that will help you choose the best pieces for your evenings!