As a DJ who’s creating his or her brand, every gig you get matters. Not all of them will happen in an ideal environment. Parties can also happen outdoors but before you accept that opportunity, make sure that you and your gear are ready for the outdoors.

The heat of the sun is one of your worst enemies when it comes to setting up a DJ booth outdoors. Your DJ equipment and gear just won’t do well with the direct rays of the sun. It may seem okay for a little while but they’ll certainly be toast if you leave them exposed.

Here are a few things that will come in handy for an outdoor setup:

Tent Or Shade

A tent or a shade protects against the heat of the sun. You should always make sure that your gear isn’t directly under the sun or else it’ll melt or get damaged. You can buy pop-up tents in Amazon, Walmart, and other stores.

Make sure you carefully select the tent you purchase and choose the one that offers quality. Don’t just get the cheapest one because it may not last throughout the gig. You’d want something that you can reuse again for other occasions. Also, you’d want it to look presentable too.

Laptop Cooler

Making sure that your laptop or controller doesn’t overheat is also a priority. The shade does greatly help reduce the heat from the sun but they can still heat up fast when used. Cooling fans can be used to prevent the laptops and controllers from overheating. Some are designed to fan the laptops from below. These also serve as a handy holder or stand for the laptops.

Additional Shades For Your Gear

A tent does help protect your gear from the sun but only when the sun is directly above you. When it’s lunchtime, the sun stays at an angle and can still shine directly on your gear.

There are smaller shades that can be adjusted at different angles to further protect the gear from sunlight. Most of the equipment and gear used by DJs are expensive and you’d want to make sure that they receive added protection.

Fans for Gears

Laptops and controllers aren’t the only ones that need to be cooled down. The speakers, amps, and mixers all need to be cooled too. This is possible by making use of a fan. You can use a larger fan or buy some smaller clip-on fans that can be easily attached to the DJ gear.

Coolers For The DJ

Similarly, you should also feel cool and comfortable. You can use another fan for yourself. Also, make sure to hydrate and always keep fluids nearby. It is very easy to be dehydrated outdoors in the heat.

There you have it. Remember -don’t let the heat, wind or rain get you down, get plugging away and keep scratchin’ them LPs Deejay!

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