When hiring a DJ, there are things that need to be considered, like their space and equipment. The equipment the DJ needs for every event they will host is below.
- Dance Floor DJ – A DJ dance floor is made up of fiber sheets or panels (tiles) that light up with various colors. It is also referred to as an illuminated dance floor, LED dance floor, or disco dance floor. If the floor’s tiles incorporate pressure sensors, it can display various lighting patterns that can be altered by a controller or in response to dancer movement.The size of the dance floor can vary from 12′ X 12′ to 28′ X 28′, depending on the needs of the customer, the style of dancing, and the size of the room. Depending on the size of the dance floor or the size of the panels themselves, different numbers of panels are used. For instance, a 9′ x 9′ dance floor might only need 9 panels, whereas a 30′ x 30′ dance floor might need 100 panels or more.
A dance floor’s installation is typically included in the rental cost, but if it needs to be done on an unusual or uneven surface, there may be an extra charge.
- Turntable – A turntable is a horizontal, circular platform that rotates phonograph records. Club DJs typically use a turntable and mixer to manipulate sounds and create music through beat juggling, scratching, and beat mixing, which is the practice of mixing two tracks so that the sounds of both music occur at the same time.
- Mixer DJ – A DJ mixer is a type of audio mixer used to route, combine (play two distinct sound sources as one), and alter the level and dynamics of audio signals. It is a crucial piece of a DJ’s equipment and is typically used in tandem with turntables.
- DJ Headset – While mixing, a track is heard using this equipment.
- Standing DJ turntables – DJ equipment including turntables and mixers are kept on DJ stands, also known as turntable stands.
- Rhythm Box (Music Workstation) – A synthesizer/sequencer called Groovebox (also known as Music Workstation) is used to sample, create loop-based electronic music, or combine audio and video during a performance. The biggest benefit of Groovebox is that you don’t need to know how to play the piano or keyboard to utilize it.
- Sampler – Playback of pre-programmed samples is done with a sampler. A sampler is DJ equipment that creates sounds using user-added sound samples.
- Beat Counter – A track’s beats per minute are counted using a beat counter. Beat counters are a common feature in mixers.
- Beat Machine – An electronic device that produces beats, rhythms, and sounds, including drums and other instruments, is known as a beat machine.
- DJ equipment is transported in a DJ case – If you intend to hire a DJ for your wedding, graduation, or other special event, you already understand why they need to bring a lot of equipment. Buffalo DJ Pros is one of your trusted DJ music services with a complete DJ booth for all events.
New to the world of DJing? We’ve got you covered. Explore our guide: ‘The Best DJ Gear for Beginners’ to find out which gear suits your needs as you start your musical adventure.