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Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:05am On May 06
ezzylee:


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.
Lool boss. No worries. I hope I get my place at lag at the end of this year so we'll be able to meet wella
Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:10am On May 06
haryomikun:


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.


True what you said bout mixers being expensive and all (a Pioneer or say Denon DNX 1700 mixer now goes as high as 500-600k).

I would recommend you try to get a mixing experience via a CDJ (Pioneer, Denon or Numark, if possible those with a spinning platter). Bro, I can tell you one thing; it's way different from mixing with a VDJ way different. Try it, you'll see.

Either way, keep the tunes spinning! Big Up!
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 12:11am On May 06
haryomikun:


Besides the competition will be good... Will teach one to up one's game

Well said man. The competition would make you up your game and set yourself apart from the rest
wink
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:12am On May 06
ezzylee:


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.

That will be a good idea bro. I mean learning with DJs and their turntables. Rock Raida, Rob swift and Qbert for their best ideas from DJing 'enclosuees' like that too. If you no sbai those guys mehn, you need watch their videos and read up on them grin Hip hop DJing legends, masters of scratching and beat juggling

Consequence is also very cool. I listen to his mixtapes and he's dope (with a few commas though)

If he answers you and decides to hook up with you mehn, you don take your first step to blow be that baba cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 12:14am On May 06
haryomikun:


That will be a good idea bro. I mean learning with DJs and their turntables. Rock Raida, Rob swift and Qbert for their best ideas from DJing 'enclosuees' like that too. If you no sbai those guys mehn, you need watch their videos and read up on them grin Hip hop DJing legends, masters of scratching and beat juggling

Consequence is also very cool. I listen to his mixtapes and he's dope (with a few commas though)

If he answers you and decides to hook up with you mehn, you don take your first step to blow be that baba cheesy cheesy cheesy

Lol..... I pray everything works out by the grace of God.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:18am On May 06
4C2215131:


True what you said bout mixers being expensive and all (a Pioneer or say Denon DNX 1700 mixer now goes as high as 500-600k).

I would recommend you try to get a mixing experience via a CDJ (Pioneer, Denon or Numark, if possible those with a spinning platter). Bro, I can tell you one thing; it's way different from mixing with a VDJ way different. Try it, you'll see.

Either way, keep the tunes spinning! Big Up!

Lool. Bro my first controller just arrived this night gan gan gan. So trust me am gonna try up all of the stuff I've wanted to do. Including syncing beats manually while probably covering the sync buttons on the controller. That sync dey distract person mehn.

I still hate controllers for having such small jogwheels and I was dejected when I found out most of these controllers dont have spinning platters. But what can I do? My budget isn't big and that's what I Dan manage for now. But I'll make sure if I have enough money in the future I'll get vinyl turntables plus a dope mixer and an old school mixer (for purely perfecting syncing)


Probably sef I'll sell this one after making enough money to get a new controller and get the Numark NS7III... That controller is bae!!!!!

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Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:19am On May 06
haryomikun:


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

Like everything in business, talent is not the only thing you need to stay on top. Salesmanship is extremely important if you must remain on top.

Good that you want experience and fame which can only come by testing your mettle against others (the ole big fish in a small pond thingy). In Lagos, you'd have to work very hard, be prayerful and possibly lucky. The DJ game is like the music game too (there are artist that can give Wizzy a run for his money but they can't just seem to breakthrough yet never minding how hard they try), luck plays a huge factor. It favours you when you're prepared and primed to go.

With reference to the money (50-100k) I shall hold my peace. Till you come.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:20am On May 06
ezzylee:


Lol..... I pray everything works out by the grace of God.
Amen o boss! Wish I was around lag to help you with the turntable thing for you to practice sha. I know how I almost went crazy thinking up turntables in my mind to scratch. Watching DMC competitions didn't help either
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:22am On May 06
4C2215131:


Like everything in business, talent is not the only thing you need to stay on top. Salesmanship is extremely important if you must remain on top.

Good that you want experience and fame which can only come by testing your mettle against others (the ole big fish in a small pond thingy). In Lagos, you'd have to work very hard, be prayerful and possibly lucky. The DJ game is like the music game too (there are artist that can give Wizzy a run for his money but they can't just seem to breakthrough yet never minding how hard they try), luck plays a huge factor. It favours you when you're prepared and primed to go.

With reference to the money (50-100k) I shall hold my peace. Till you come.
Sure bro. I totally understand the talent and salesmanship thing you stated here.

PS... Am not expecting to make 50-100k on gigs in Lagos. I'll work my way up just like all other DJs do. Am still largely unpopular lol
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 12:22am On May 06
haryomikun:

Amen o boss! Wish I was around lag to help you with the turntable thing for you to practice sha. I know how I almost went crazy thinking up turntables in my mind to scratch. Watching DMC competitions didn't help either

Ma guy, you go see some people's mixing and scraching, you go wan mad gan.
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 12:24am On May 06
haryomikun:

Sure bro. I totally understand the talent and salesmanship thing you stated here.

PS... Am not expecting to make 50-100k on gigs in Lagos. I'll work my way up just like all other DJs do. Am still largely unpopular lol

You, you're still largely unpopular.... Me I never largely UNPOPU talkless of LAR sef..... No one knows me sef grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:25am On May 06
ezzylee:


Ma guy, you go see some people's mixing and scraching, you go wan mad gan.
So yiuev even watched it sef. Some almost produce on turntables sef

When I watched Mr Switch's 2014 DMC winning performance I gave up and crawled back to my hole cheesy
Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:26am On May 06
haryomikun:


Lool. Bro my first controller just arrived this night gan gan gan. So trust me am gonna try up all of the stuff I've wanted to do. Including syncing beats manually while probably covering the sync buttons on the controller. That sync dey distract person mehn.

I still hate controllers for having such small jogwheels and I was dejected when I found out most of these controllers dont have spinning platters. But what can I do? My budget isn't big and that's what I Dan manage for now. But I'll make sure if I have enough money in the future I'll get vinyl turntables plus a dope mixer and an old school mixer (for purely perfecting syncing)


Probably sef I'll sell this one after making enough money to get a new controller and get the Numark NS7III... That controller is bae!!!!!

I understand perfectly.

Manage what you have for now. To be candid, DJing like Photography is a very expensive hobby!

With regard to spinning CDJs Denon is king! They even started it. Get their latest SC 3900 and you'd be blown away! Or get the less expensive DNS 3700, in fact they are just digital turntables, the best! Google the reviews.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:26am On May 06
ezzylee:


You, you're still largely unpopular.... Me I never POPU talkless of LAR sef..... No one knows me sef grin grin grin grin grin
cheesy cheesy cheesy

Spinall, xclusive and Neptune were also once 'never popu talk less of lar' grin

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Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:28am On May 06
4C2215131:


I understand perfectly.

Manage what you have for now. To be candid, DJing like Photography is a very expensive hobby!

With regard to spinning CDJs Denon is king! They even started it. Get their latest SC 3900 and you'd be blown away! Or get the less expensive DNS 3700, in fact they are just digital turntables, the best! Google the reviews.

Hmm. I'll check it ASAP sir!

The price of the mixers is the problem. E high gan mehn embarassed
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:30am On May 06
4C2215131:


I understand perfectly.

Manage what you have for now. To be candid, DJing like Photography is a very expensive hobby!

With regard to spinning CDJs Denon is king! They even started it. Get their latest SC 3900 and you'd be blown away! Or get the less expensive DNS 3700, in fact they are just digital turntables, the best! Google the reviews.

I just googled the SC 3900. That thing looks almost like vinyl mehn grin I wan go watch the YouTube review


Modified.....

Wait wait oh. These things look more like vinyl that I earlier imagined shocked

Are they less costlier than vinyl turntables?
Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:31am On May 06
haryomikun:


I just googled the SC 3900. That thing looks almost like vinyl mehn grin I wan go watch the YouTube review

You do just that.
Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 12:34am On May 06
haryomikun:


I just googled the SC 3900. That thing looks almost like vinyl mehn grin I wan go watch the YouTube review


Modified.....

Wait wait oh. These things look more like vinyl that I earlier imagined shocked

Are they less costlier than vinyl turntables?

Unfortunately, No.

It's expensive technology creating such a work of art. Turntables though now incorporating digital aspects are still "analog" compared to what these guys can do.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 12:43am On May 06
4C2215131:


Unfortunately, No.

It's expensive technology creating such a work of art. Turntables though now incorporating digital aspects are still "analog" compared to what these guys can do.
Kai... O boy I might have to go with my original vinyl buying plan oh. But make i first see as the future go take be for me sha
Re: Tips For Djs by sconp: 8:48am On May 06
4C2215131:


You will be burning the crowd out if you sustain that speed for an hour.
what bpm do you play at
Re: Tips For Djs by sconp: 9:06am On May 06
Haywire u still dey here? what's up man
Re: Tips For Djs by 4C2215131: 1:37pm On May 06
sconp:
what bpm do you play at

I recall a certain event a friend if mine organised. More like a social gathering for a fund raiser via drinks bought at the bar and stuff. The DJ flopped with regards to the aim of the gathering. He was jamming so hard (BPMs of 127 and above) from the moment he started spinning till guests started leaving way early having being worn out due to the frenetic dancing pace in tune to the music.

A good DJ should "own" his crowd, guide them to musical ecstacy. Yes, he can start up with current hits if he wants but let's remember that all hits are not in the chipmunk bpm territory. There are hits within the lower ranges. Guiding them to the peak by building up the BPM still remains the best option for a good and experienced DJ (any club DJ who knows his salt will adopt this style BUT note that for "short" events like evening birthday parties that usually have not more than 2hrs dance time cumulatively before folks start leaving, the DJ may have to change his style by climbing up pretty fast so he can showcase his talent before everyone leaves). It all bill down to the nature of the event.

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Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 4:01pm On May 07
sconp:
Haywire u still dey here?
what's up man
Of course bro. How're you man. Long time
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 4:03pm On May 07
4C2215131:


You will be burning the crowd out if you sustain that speed for an hour.
I play at 133/134 and they dont get tired sha.. If I see songs with higher tempos are getting boring I sometimes introduce reggae dancehall to the crowd make dem still dey jam.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 4:06pm On May 07
4C2215131:


I recall a certain event a friend if mine organised. More like a social gathering for a fund raiser via drinks bought at the bar and stuff. The DJ flopped with regards to the aim of the gathering. He was jamming so hard (BPMs of 127 and above) from the moment he started spinning till guests started leaving way early having being worn out due to the frenetic dancing pace in tune to the music.

A good DJ should "own" his crowd, guide them to musical ecstacy. Yes, he can start up with current hits if he wants but let's remember that all hits are not in the chipmunk bpm territory. There are hits within the lower ranges. Guiding them to the peak by building up the BPM still remains the best option for a good and experienced DJ (any club DJ who knows his salt will adopt this style BUT note that for "short" events like evening birthday parties that usually have not more than 2hrs dance time cumulatively before folks start leaving, the DJ may have to change his style by climbing up pretty fast so he can showcase his talent before everyone leaves). It all bill down to the nature of the event.

Jesus! So 127 is too fast to you cheesy cheesy even 130 slow for me sef. Tracks like 'gbera' sef na 130 BPM. Ordinary speed oh. cheesy grin cheesy cheesy

Although I believe in taking the crowd slowly.. From 105 upward...... It's horrible to start from 125.00 or so straight up
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 1:03am On May 08
Hey guys, just stumbled upon a DJ school owned by djkaywise. If you're interested​, check out his Instagram page.

Cc - @haryomikun
@4C2215131
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 7:00am On May 08
ezzylee:
Hey guys, just stumbled upon a DJ school owned by djkaywise. If you're interested​, check out his Instagram page.

Cc - @haryomikun
@4C2215131
nah thanks lol. I deliberately avoid anything that doesn't involve me teaching myself in DJing

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Re: Tips For Djs by contactmorak: 12:55am On May 09
4C2215131:



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.

You definitely know what you are talking about bro. I totally agree with you. Itvs not about equipment, but creativity of the DJ. You need to see where Will-I-Am of the Black Eyed Peas (yes he is a DJ) wow his crowd with the outdated and fiddly Torq xponent controller.
Re: Tips For Djs by haryomikun(m): 1:32am On May 09
Mehn scratching on this DDJ SB2 no easy oh. Abi is it because of the smaller jogwheels? My morale just dey down since morning because of this. Will I be able to perform better if I used real vinyl?

Cc 4C2215131
Ezzylee
Re: Tips For Djs by ezzylee(m): 10:18am On May 09
haryomikun:
Mehn scratching on this DDJ SB2 no easy oh. Abi is it because of the smaller jogwheels? My morale just dey down since morning because of this. Will I be able to perform better if I used real vinyl?

Cc 4C2215131
Ezzylee

Guy, won't be able to help on this one. Haven't had experience with any controller before.
Buh I think you should find a particular style/way with which you'll place your fingers on the jog wheel so as to be comfortable manipulating the jog wheel with ease.
smiley

Cc 4C2215131

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