Tips On Getting Back Up From Your DJ Mistakes
Everyone makes a mistake. Even DJs who have years of experience do still make some mistakes. Although you can lessen the risk of making a mistake by proper preparation, it can still happen. It takes guts to admit you’ve committed a mistake, but learning to recognize them is the first step into turning that mistake into a learning experience.
As a beginner DJ, you are likely to still likely to face your share of mistakes. However, with these tips, you can learn how to bounce back from those mistakes. Below are the most common mistakes DJs make and how to get back up on your feet when you’ve done them.
Not Connecting With The Crowd
There are reasons why you can’t seem to connect with the crowd. It could be because it’s a new crowd and you planned to “wing it”. On the other hand, you may already have a planned set but people aren’t just feeling it.
The best thing to do is to always have a backup set. Observe the crowd and pay attention to what they like and move your set or playlist into that direction. You may already have older playlists that you’ve worked on before. Work with songs you know go great together and see if people start feeling them.
Beatmatching Isn’t Syncing
When the beats of the two tracks you’ve selected are drifting apart, it can feel like a trainwreck. The first thing you need to do is to assess how off they are. Sometimes, a pull or push of the jogwheel can sync the beats but it can also make things worse. You can also try to resetting sync of the tracks. Lastly, you can just try to cut to the next track through an FX transition or a hard cut. Either way, best to move on from the tracks you can’t seem to easily sync for now.
A Noticeable Mixing Fail
When this happens, people might turn their heads toward you. It can be due to off beatmatching, restarting the song accidentally, forgetting to turn off the FX, or your setup simply crashes. It can feel stressful that everyone is looking at you but the best thing to do is not to panic and simply admit you’re wrong with humor. You’ve already made the mistake and everyone has already noticed so there is no turning back. Just let the awkward moment pass and continue with your tracks.
The Sound Completely Cuts Out
When the sound completely stops even if it is not your fault or if it’s something beyond your control, the crowd can still react. In this situation, you just don’t let things be. You do your best to music back up by finding a club employee and immediately inform them of the situation. While they try to fix that, you should still try to be creative and keep your connection with the crowd for as long as you can.https://www.studiodelphin.com/tips-on-getting-back-up-from-your-dj-mistakes/https://www.studiodelphin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2159-1024x682.jpghttps://www.studiodelphin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2159-150x150.jpgDJ AdviceDJ Mistakes,tips for DJsEveryone makes a mistake. Even DJs who have years of experience do still make some mistakes. Although you can lessen the risk of making a mistake by proper preparation, it can still happen. It takes guts to admit you’ve committed a mistake, but learning to recognize them is the...Alex FigueroaAlex Figueroadjdelphin@studiodelphin.comAdministratorDJ Delphin AKA "The Studio Delphin" AKA Alex Figueroa is a professional DJ on the East Coast of the US of A. Spawn in the swamps of North Carolina, DJ Delphin is has hosted hundreds of events and keeps up his chops in the House clubs. With his DJ blog Alex would love to share his insights with like-minded DJ that want to turn their dreams into a full-time career.The Studio Delphin