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    Default How do I know when I'm ready?

    To start playing at parties... I'll start off with high school parties and local pubs. I already got my basic mixing in, effects are the one part I have not messed around with alot. I just don't know when I will be ready enough.
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    when you feel it? Don't get stressed too much, and make mistakes so people will know you are actually doing something hehe

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    On December 3rd at 11:49 am you will be ready.

    Didn't you just start a thread about a DJ name?

    It would leave me to believe that you are just beginning, which is fine. Everybody starts somewhere. I think you need to read a lot more and watch some good beginner Youtube clips.

    This forum is extremely helpful, but with any DJ related site, asking for a DJ name, good opening songs, what equipment to buy and a date you will be ready sounds like something that would be asked of a child. (see your name) Read, and then when you are done reading, read some more. Until your eyes hurt.

    Everybody's opinion is different. We are an international site afterall. Be what YOU want to be, not what WE suggest you be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidZgOt5waGG View Post
    To start playing at parties... I'll start off with high school parties and local pubs. I already got my basic mixing in, effects are the one part I have not messed around with alot. I just don't know when I will be ready enough.
    high school parties: my friend with an hour of showing what good song selection is could do this with no mixing skills at all and "rock" the crowd...they dont give a shit about your mixing just your song selection


    local pubs: when you can mix semi semlessly any top 40 music

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidZgOt5waGG View Post
    To start playing at parties... I'll start off with high school parties and local pubs. I already got my basic mixing in, effects are the one part I have not messed around with alot. I just don't know when I will be ready enough.
    Stay away from effects until you've perfected your timing, phasing, EQing and mixing. DONT try to hide poor mixing ability by reaching for that beatmasher!!!
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    postin in a troll thread

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    If he can't do the basics right i'm sure he'll ruin a track by using the beatmasher! It's so easy to be generic with the effect but SOO difficult to do anything original with it and still make it sound good (my personal opinion anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by seitz View Post
    high school parties: my friend with an hour of showing what good song selection is could do this with no mixing skills at all and "rock" the crowd...they dont give a shit about your mixing just your song selection


    local pubs: when you can mix semi semlessly any top 40 music
    I don't think he is even old enough to walk into a pub.
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    Practice for about 4 years then you might be ready...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryz View Post
    I don't think he is even old enough to walk into a pub.
    I'm 18, legally 21 since I'm emancipated, attending my second year in university, and work, if that doesn't make me old enough I don't what else might, thank you very much.
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