Do Not Hire A DJ For Your Event!
You don’t need to hire a professional DJ for your next big party, just make sure you have all the things below organized first.
1. THE EXPERIENCE OF A DJ
How much experience do you have operating the professional grade DJ sound equipment? So you have hired a PA system, I’m sure that you can plug in your laptop and just play the music away, the music levels will never need to be adjusted. Do not hire a DJ if you know how to set up the professional sound equipment to produce high-quality sound without becoming distorted. If one of your top priorities is an awesome dance party, then go out and get yourselves a really good DJ.
2. PEACE OF MIND DURING THE EVENT
Hiring a professional DJ company allows you to relax and actually enjoy the party you have spent so much time organizing and have one thing less to do on the night. If you want to hire a DJ you can see if they have videos/ recordings of their performances to make sure they are what you want. Don’t hire a DJ if you are willing to spend months on making your music mix perfect; trying to keep in mind the flow of the night and grouping songs that would go together well.
3. RELIABILITY OF THE PROFESSIONALS
What will happen if you, your friend or amateur DJ develops an illness, equipment failure or transportation problem? With a professional company, replacement equipment and additional staff are readily available. Professional DJs are dependable and many professionals have liability insurance. The quality and style of a DJ, if you choose one can dramatically influence the “enjoyability” of your evening for both you and your guests. It’s certainly something to think about when debating whether to splurge on entertainment.
4. PROFESSIONAL GRADE EQUIPMENT
A professional DJ company will utilize specialized equipment designed to fill a large hall without distortion and will have a large range of professional sound and lighting equipment providing the ideal setup. Who needs professional equipment when you can just play the music from your regular speakers, that fuzzy noise as the speakers are at their top volume adds to the atmosphere of the party. They can also troubleshoot technical issues seamlessly and adjust volume levels between speakers, music, and microphones easily. Technical difficulties, poor sound quality, harsh feedback and extreme differences in volume from song to song disrupts the flow killing the party atmosphere.
5. ETIQUETTE AND MC SOLUTIONS?
Why would you want your DJ to be set up early and ready when the guests arrive when they still are unloading at the beginning of dinner? DJs partner with you in planning, paying careful attention to your musical preferences. They will arrive early and dress appropriately for your event, according to your preferences; DJs can really help make the dance party happen. A good DJ is going to want a “no play” list from the clients, along with a short “must play” list. Then they’ll base the rest of their selections off of what that tells them about your taste in music mixed with their own knowledge of what gets a crowd moving so you will not be listening to Uptown Funk ten times in the night because one person has taken over the music.
6. MUSIC FOR THE CROWD
DJs have a huge selection of music at their fingertips and can adjust to the mood of the crowd immediately. Sure there is YouTube with very low quality which can be heard over loud speakers, then there is Spotify, adverts are great to hear in the middle of the party every few songs. A good DJ’s job is to read the crowd and keep them dancing. They can also give you tips on dance floor set up, volume for different phases of the night, and the music flow for a party. They’re there to make the party happen, and the best ones are very, very good at it. Do not hire a DJ if you do not want people dancing at your party.
Then again now that I’ve read this, I think you probably should Hire Seattle DJ Service to help??