Tips on Deciding What DJ Gear Rental Is Right for You
Although most DJs at one time or another has to drag out an electrical extension cord to install the required sound equipment for a gig, this is not always the case. Sometimes you just need to move the equipment a bit to make some adjustments. If you’re planning on playing a big club or an established sound system, then it is best to plan ahead and book with the right sound equipment hire company to get the job done properly.
When a DJ gets booked for a big gig he needs to know that his gear will support him and won’t break the bank while he is away. But what if he doesn’t have the money to buy the gear? Should he really go broke just to expand… wow! That would be a sad end to a fantastic career. So should you, as a beginner, think about expanding your gear list when you are planning a first time out? Or should you just plan on borrowing some gear until you can afford it?
The first question that one might ask is “What are the most important things when planning to expand my gear list?” The answer to that question really depends on what you plan to do. There are some DJ gear that is not required for smaller parties and smaller gigs. And there are some major must-have types of gear for those kind of parties and bigger gigs.
Take the case of a “house party” for example. If you plan on hiring a sound system, a good mix, a good sound system and some decent lighting, you probably don’t need most of the bigger DJ gear. But if you want to impress your DJ friends and visitors and want them to rave about your party, then you might want to spend a bit more on your speakers and a few more pairs of mics. Do this because these items will make your party a success. Also, some people like to have a DJ speak live in their honor, while others enjoy the traditional recorded speech. You’ll find these people on message boards and in other social media locations.
In short, a “house party” might require basic disco gear and maybe some non DJs lighting and music, but it won’t require anything too fancy (if any). However, the same can be said for “rookpunk” type parties. At least it will require some pretty heavy duty speakers and some other novel products that will improve your rok punk’s visibility at the event.
When planning a bigger event with a much larger DJ sound system, it will be worth the time to check out what’s available in the renting sound equipment market. Of course, it’s always tempting to rent everything at your local DJ, but that might not be the best plan. First of all, the quality of the sound may not be as good, especially if you don’t have a DJ that is known for his or her equipment. This can result in poor sound quality and worse, guests getting sick. Then, there’s also the chance that the venue might not allow the extra equipment.
The best thing to do is to look online. There are now some really good online DJ sound company websites, and they usually come with good prices and a lot more selection. However, these sites aren’t always the best. Some only offer standard equipment rentals, which are fine if you are planning on a simple bash, but if you need a DJ sound system and special effects, this isn’t the place to go. Make sure that you check out some professional DJ equipment rentals.
For the best sound, make sure that you check out a professional DJ gear rental company that has experience and is fully licensed. If you are hiring an event organizer, find one that has a good reputation, and ask them about their services. Also, it’s important to look at some of their past events and clientele. If you are hiring a band, see what they’ve done in the past. You want to hire a band that plays well, and who will be friendly and helpful – just like real people are!
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