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|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 7:39pm On May 04|
ezzylee:lool. solo birthday mixtape was like the first. when I was a beginner sha... and yes people won't take your seriously if you dont have a controller. that's what most ask for... DJ, where's that thing that does 'chi ki chi ki' Abi dont you have it? '
forget jumia and konga prices for controllers. you can get for around 110k aha. Quality one
I ordered a controller about a month ago from amazon. got it for 86k equivalent rate. pioneer DDJ SB2
although shipping fee is like 25k or so. the turntable arrived naija today and will be cleared tomorrow or on Monday. I need to make more and way better mixtapes
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 8:44pm On May 04|
Guy, you don go oooooo...... 86+25=111k
Did you get this cash from personal savings or from doing dj gigs?
And guy that turntable looks nice AF.
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 8:46pm On May 04|
And moreso I wanted to ask..... Do you also have like speakers you take with you (in addition to the turntable you just got) when going for gigs?
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 11:28pm On May 04|
ezzylee:Lool. no DJing gigs for me where I am bro... people dont pay around here. if they do, it won't be high. I had to hustle the money for that shii... became a blogger, waited 1 year to make it, then I started saving money to buy the thing sha. person help me contribute 10k sef.
the hustling part is the reason why I haven't made a mixtape in the past one year 4 months. I just wanna be done with the blog hustle late this year and get my start up money for DJing
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 11:31pm On May 04|
ezzylee:nah. those speakers are expensive. those small DJing speakers on amazon I mean. if I wanna get speakers, I'll prefer renting whenever I get gigs, then saving up to buy a slave, mixer, speakers and all the other sound equipment...
the shipping fee sef just complete like two days ago after saving for 2-3 weeks so I no get handle to buy any extra stuff
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 1:28am On May 05|
Don't worry mehn.... Hustle go pay.
And you stay at where?
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 7:59am On May 05|
ezzylee:sure thanks. I reside at Ogun
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 11:50am On May 05|
I stay in Lagos.
I think the dj market would be more profitable in Lagos than Ogun.
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 6:09pm On May 05|
ezzylee:of course I know.... thats why I said am still hustling blog hustle for now until late this year... late this year, I hope to have made enough to get a self contain in yaba
BTW, how much does a self con go for there?
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 6:11pm On May 05|
ezzylee:or dyu know anywhere that's cheap but allows for easy movement?
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 8:37pm On May 05|
What's cheap (depending on your budget)?
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 9:02pm On May 05|
for rent plus agent fees and all, 200k
how Much was your own place and where is it located at?
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 10:36pm On May 05|
200k can get you a good self contain in some areas of Lagos.
I stay around ipaja (abesan estate) with my parents.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 10:55pm On May 05|
You will be burning the crowd out if you sustain that speed for an hour.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 10:59pm On May 05|
Traktor Pro is a very "involved" software (Native Instruments, makes of Traktor is a respected audio firm).
If you're used to virtual DJ, Serato, Torque, Cue etc, Traktor might be quite a leap. The learning curve may be steep.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:03pm On May 05|
In the international music scene right now, Traktor is slowly edging out Rane (Serato) though Serato still holds sway in America. Europe belongs to Traktor.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:05pm On May 05|
In my opinion 98 is way too fast. Certain songs like the one mentioned are meant to be played at their original tempo or with just slight increment. That was the intent of the artist while recording the song.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:06pm On May 05|
Guess you guys use VDJ with a controller or with a DVS set up right?
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 11:12pm On May 05|
ezzylee:oh okay. a friend suggested ipaja to me... said I could get it for 150k... but another person wondered why I'd move from Ogun to lagos and still be close to Ogun again
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:13pm On May 05|
While not trying to start a flame war, I believe that for you to really have the "DJ" experience, you got to learn more than setting up cues in VDJ.
Learn the art. Get your hands on a pioneer or Denon CDJ (if you want to really be a purist and go all the way, get a turntable while you're at it). Learn how to "manually" sync jams, work your pitch, tempo and stuff. No disrespect to the strictly laptop DJs out there (got nothing but love for y'all) but nothing gives you more respect and swag than when you're with your lappy and your controller or DVS Set up. The crowd knows that like Quest, you mean business!
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:15pm On May 05|
The software has done the work for you (mostly anyway as you still have some monitoring to do)
You wanna know if you're a good and experienced DJ? Do some "manual" mixing.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:21pm On May 05|
Make sure you "test" those speakers properly before going live. That's the hazard with renting equipment, you never know what you're getting. Could be a dead amp, blown tweeters, burnt speaker cables etc. Nothing destroys a DJ's rep like a failed gig due to equipment failure.
Always exhaustively test your rented gear before starting out.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:28pm On May 05|
I beg to disagree. It's fast getting saturated what with the entertainment explosion.
If you need more exposure and possibly experience, come to Lagos (if you got game) but, if you need the mullah, Ogun may be better (less competition, though I've not been there to verify this).
There are a lot of cats who are just spinning for fun in Lagos, they ain't professional, ain't making a living off the art hence they can go for gigs at ridiculously low prices thus messing up the game for the professionals. You catch my drift right?
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 11:29pm On May 05|
Chairman..... I also wanna get my hands on a controller, turntable or something. But there's no one around me with one. Was even thinking I could link up with @haryomikun buh he doesn't stay in the same state as I do.
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 11:34pm On May 05|
True sha.... Depending on where you stay, you can still easily access the main parts of Lagos from Ipaja.
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 11:37pm On May 05|
Chairman, with the comments you've been posting, I can see you really know about these DJ things (equipments and things).
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 11:49pm On May 05|
If you're in Lagos, depending on where you reside (mainland or island) there are lots of DJs with equipment you could approach in a bid to learn the noble art.
Find a "joint" that has full DJ equipment and intern with the residential DJ there. Don't go to joints that have DJs that use only a laptop with VDJ connected to a two or three channel Numark or American Audio mixer (nothing wrong with the mixers BTW, just that they are not performance or club movers and seeing you want to learn the art, you need to know the tight professional equipment also) connected to an amp. If you do, you'll never become a professional DJ like Jatt, Neptune, Obi or Kentalky.
Hope I have helped in some way.
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 11:51pm On May 05|
lool baba. I understand where you're coming from. being a purist and all I mean. The day I discovered syncing manually by playing cued up music on the second deck was the day I started practicing manual syncing on my VDJ. I can proudly say I have never operated a turntable, cdj or controller before because I've never had access to one for a long period of while but I CAN SYNC ALMOST AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER TURNTABLIST. it's all about practice. ezzylee can try to learn it on his VDJ 8. even the CDJ/turntable makes it easy for one to sync manually. all you need to do is scratch with the crossfader still closed and move the crossfader to half immediately the first beat of the 1st deck kicks in. or one can use the cue. even controllers and CDJs have sync buttons as well.
besides I think a controller will be better. buying two CDJs plus having to get a mixer can't really seem cool. one might have to settle for one of those old school mixers with only the basic knobs. all it'll do is get you the scratching experience while missing out on other DJing effects like the slicer, loop roll and all. a quality mixer is very expensive. I checked on jumia. even more expensive than controllers themselves. ain't worth it unless you have a lot of start up money.
|Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 11:59pm On May 05|
Chairman.... You have helped. Even @haryomikun too has helped me too.
I'll be back home by the end of this month. Then I'll begin my search for a place with full dj equipments where I can learn.
I love dj consequence a lot and was thinking of messaging him (I have him on Snapchat). There's no harm in trying.
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:03am On May 06|
Again, doff your hat to DJs that have these controllers and/or CDJs. A Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus can go as high as 1.2-1.3 million for a pair (at the height of the dollar wahala) while a Denon MCX8000 controller was going for 800-850,000. These are the cream of the crop though as there are cheaper products you can get. When your skills and customer base has broadened enough you can go for those "egbons" I mentioned (that is if they don't release tighter ones by then...you may not even need the functionality in them. 90% of Nigerian DJs don't use more than 30% of the functions embedded in these electronic pieces of art and it is these wonder functions that make them prohibitively expensive...my opinion please ).
Just start small anyway you can. Hook up with a good DJ and master the art then like the other chap, you may save up to get your own gear.
|Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:03am On May 06|
I understand sir. The mullah you're hinting on can be gotten in dope volumes if I move to ijebu. I've lived near there before in my 100l and I know I can make a lot if money in ijebu. But I don't just want money.... I want experience. I want that fame and rep that comes with playing in Lagos. And am ready to bring my game on.
I've talked to a few people in lag... Getting popular in your area while performing good gigs will lead to increase in patronage and more expensive gigs for you. A popular street DJ in a single area can get 50-100k per gig so am not so bothered about rookies taking my jobs as far as I can prove myself. Besides the competition will be good... Will teach one to up one's game
|Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:04am On May 06|
You do just that!
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