My very first gig.
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    Default My very first gig.

    i have my first gig on wednesday. im scared as hell! i'm bedroom dj, this is my first gig ever. any advice?

    And this setup....i'm using turntables. Club Setup : Pioneer CDJ 900 and Ecler Evo 4. I have never seen this mixer before.

    peace!

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    Do you have any idea how to use CDJs, or beatmatch by ear?
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    - Assuming you're old enough, feel free to have 1-2 beers, but no more.

    - Pay attention to how monitoring/cueing works on the Evo 4, and see if it's different to what you're used to. That's probably the biggest scary "new mixer" problem imo.

    - Go to the bathroom first.

    - Go to the bathroom first.

    - Go to the bathroom first.

    - Being that this is a first gig, set up a playlist that you can fall back to if you panic. Don't be afraid to stray from it.

    - Show up early. Pay attention.

    - Don't freak out. Just get yourself in the swing of things and realize that you're just playing someone else's music. Be confident.

    - Good luck!

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    guys, come on! i'm dj since i'm 17, now im 23 - i'm playing only on turntables and sometimes cdj's. i'm feeling pretty good about beatmatching. i was using cdj 1000, but i have never seen cdj 900 live bu i assume,, that they are simila (sort of) to cdj 1000.

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    and i'm using mixvibes DVS - there isn't even properly working BPM counter so i'm forced to beatmatch


    forgot about "edit" option....sorry.

    i'm worried about that mixer - this is some space stuff. i had ecler nuo 2, but this is much more advance i guess.

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    If you're familiar with 1000s you'll be fine on 900s. One difference is there are no hotcues on the 900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwak12345 View Post
    guys, come on! i'm dj since i'm 17, now im 23 - i'm playing only on turntables and sometimes cdj's. i'm feeling pretty good about beatmatching. i was using cdj 1000, but i have never seen cdj 900 live bu i assume,, that they are simila (sort of) to cdj 1000.
    Come on what? Just providing advice as requested.

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    Oka okay, sorry. but i'm so excited. this is pretty big club. i'd rather like play on Serato, but my friend can't borrow me her interface. meh. i mean, it's much harder to play without waveforms. i know my music quite good, but....THIS IS FIRT GIG! everything can happen (like alin invasion or something like that)

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    in Poland you need to 18 to drink, so that's cool. thanks for help guys

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    You're gona screw things up. Everyone screws something in their first show. It's normal. No matter how professional you try to be, there's gonna be some kind of a situation where you won't be at your best. Happened to anyone I talked with about their first gig. Happened to me also. But it's mostly some small thing and you're gonna get a hang of it.

    In my expirience, I accidentaly increased the master a db or two and it went red and the club owner came to tell me that the sound is clipping after a minute, I wasn't able to hear it from the DJ booth.

    Other than that small thing that kinda pops out on everyone's first show, you'll feel great! And have a beer or two before the show like someone said before me, trust us, relaxing a little definitely helps. But no more! You need to be sober when you perform, trust us on that as well.

    Hope I helped a little and don't be scared, it's a beautiful expirience.

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