How important is the SOUND LEVEL at an event to you? Do you care if the music is too loud – or too low? Can you tell if the music doesn’t sound crisp or clear? Starting out as a beginner DJ one of the fastest things I learned was how important the sound level of the music was at an event. If it’s too loud, it creates an uncomfortable experience for your guests. On the flip side, if it’s too low, it doesn’t create the “party” atmosphere.
How can you always ensure great sound at your event?
1) Always, always, always – Do a sound check! If something doesn’t sound right to you, most likely it’s not going to sound ok to your guests.
2) When needed, bring an assistant with you to monitor the sound throughout the entire night. As you change from cocktail to dance hour – and as more guests arrive – the sound level needs to be adjusted. If you can’t bring an assistant, then make sure you are stepping out from behind the ones and twos and doing it yourself. When I’m at a venue where I know the staff, I’ll even ask them to give me a heads up if they think it’s too loud/soft. (One thing guests may not know is how different the music sounds from behind the speakers. However it’s not their job – it’s yours!).
3) Of course great equipment always helps! I love my JBLs. I always get compliments on how great the music sounds when I use these speakers. If you’re just purchasing your first set of mobile DJ equipment speaker quality is a huge thing to consider. It may be more beneficial to purchase a not so fancy, expensive controller in order to purchase the higher quality speakers. It won’t matter how well you’re mixing if the music doesn’t sound good. Of course, it also depends on what types of events you plan on DJing.
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