Alright, alright, alright I have
to go through every post I disagree with and write on them.
Background, I am a semi-pro DJ. By saying that I mean I DJ at the Puma store every other weekend, and I get paid for the gigs I do, when I chose to spin out. By saying when I chose, I mean I produce now. Making songs is alot more rewarding then playing someone elses. some of my songs have been featured in clubs and in festivals. I also spin on a podcast that gets over 25,000 listens a show. So im not trying to be cocky, but I'd like to say I do know some of my stuff.
My setup, for producing and djing consists of
Two technics MK5s
KRK rp6s -production really, great for spinning at home though
B52 matrix 1000 -awesome
Moog little phatty stage 2 - for producing
Ableton live- for producing
Pioneer efx 500
Ive also owned alot more stuff, ecler NUO5, Pioneer djm400(loved it), etc, Ill post a pic of my setup when im done
1- DJing is not a career. Don't even consider it ever becoming a career. Most of the gigs I have done have never payed. And for petes sake, if your going to be a DJ for money, please dont. We already have 3434304030430 DJs in it for money. They are called wedding/mobile DJs and they are 90% of the time tools.
2- DJ school is a joke. Beatmatching is easy to learn
3- Clubs RARELY ever have try outs or auditions, unless its some weird ass club, ive never heard of auditions
4- Clubs RARELY listen to demos. Actually, its 99% positive they wont listen to your mix. I got my first club gig because a promoter heard of me and contacted me.
5- Garageband is bad, what you be talking bout boy
6- There is no age to be a DJ, ive been in 21+ clubs when i was 17
7- Technics 1200s dont cost $500 a table, u mad. I got my MK5s for 349 NEW a piece. You can almost always find used pairs for 400 + some crappy mixer thrown in
8- You cant use a mixer with a laptop, unless its some super fancy ass mixer, like a ttm 57, or you have an audio interface. A good one is going to be 400 - 500.
9- Just ask me any more questions