6 Good Reasons To Join A DJ Forum

What you can learn by joining a DJ forum.


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As a DJ I am always on the lookout for more. More information, more music, more DJ equipment, more gigs and more festivals. Some may call it greedy, but I simply call it being informed. I know that forums have gotten a bad reputation since the early days of the internet, but that is just not the case when it comes to the DJ forum.

I have learned a lot by participating in, observing and starting new DJ forums. Sure, a lot of it is rubbish. DJs are just like many other people hiding behind the safety of the internet: they talk a lot of crap about things that don’t matter and disseminate misinformation. BUT there is also a lot of valuable information and I think new DJs in particular can learn a lot from a DJ forum.

Music Trends

It can be difficult for DJs to stay current when it comes to new trends in music and DJing. Prowling DJ forums can help you identify new tracks earlier than if you simply hit the clubs on a regular basis. The people who frequent these forums come from around the world and can provide some pretty good tips to lead you in a new creative direction.

You ever hear a new track or a new sound and you wonder how on earth the DJ thought it up? Well some of those DJs get inspiration from forums.

Audience Response

You want to know how your new sound went over at your latest gig? Are you curious what the word around town is about new DJ getting all of your gigs? DJ forums—local, national or international—can tell you everything you need to know.

What’s so great about the internet is that it allows people to be honest, brutally honest, about what they love (and hate) about your latest set. When you start experimenting with different effects and tracks, let DJ forums be your guide. All DJs need feedback, and this is a place to get it from people who aren’t concerned about your feelings.

Tips & Tricks

There are professional DJ forums that can be an invaluable resource for all DJs, but particularly those who are just starting out. Have you heard a really cool effect that you want to try but have no idea how to accomplish it? Do you want to know what type of hardware will make you a better DJ? Then head over to these professional forums and get help straight from the DJ’s mouth.

This is a great place to ask questions as well. If there’s something you want to know, don’t be afraid to ask.

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DJ Networking

Just as you learn how to perform DJ tricks from these forums, you can also hook up with other DJs and find out about events where you can rub elbows with other pros. Professional forums can keep you informed about music festivals, equipment releases, new sounds, artists to look out for and pretty much anything else you want to know to be a better DJ.

Networking is an important part of being a DJ but if you live in a rural area or you haven’t been very active in the club scene, forums are a good way to ease into things. You want to make connections so you can find people to help you when you need it, and for people you want to work with and help them succeed.

If you want a creative sounding board about new ideas you want to try or find out how your music will go over at a different club, ask around. Don’t be too afraid about other DJs stealing your ideas; if you’re better it won’t matter.

Real Equipment Reviews

Are you sick and tired of reading the same old reviews commissioned by electronics professionals who know absolutely nothing about DJing? Yeah…me too.

DJ forums are a great place to get real reviews of new equipment on the market. Another DJ can tell you what is actually good about equipment that’s meant for a DJ, rather than the basics of hardware. If you want to know how equipment actually performs compared to what the manufacturer says, this is the place to find out.

Music Events

When I was first starting out as a DJ, I often felt as though I found out about all these cool music events after they were over. It could be festivals, concerts, DJ nights and album releases and you want to be there.

It’s important to the growth of your career as a DJ that you get used to networking and attending events where you can mingle with other DJs, event planners, producers and venue owners. These are the people who’ll help you take your career to the next level and you need to be where they are.

Like I said, these DJ forums can be a great resource. Start looking around and see if you find any useful information. You can thank me later.

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