Are DJ Facades still in style or on their way out?

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Are DJ Facades Still in Style? Or On their way out of style for DJs?

  • Facades are Very Much in Style, and Going to be used for the next 10+ years by DJs

    Votes: 7 87.5%
  • Facades have seen their peak, and are already on their way out. 2- 3 More years tops!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Facades are still very popular, but I think they will decline in popularity over the next 5 years

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • I hate Facades, and have never believed them to be "In Style" for DJs to use.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    8

sonic-vision

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Mix had more than one help him out with a web site
He just doesn't pay to keep site on Www
 
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tunes4046

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I've heard people think like this over and over. Mix, if people see you over and over without a facade, they're inclined to believe it's not something you do. Why would they waste their time and energy calling to ask if you do it. People don't ask about what they don't see. For example... I've removed the tv's from my pricing in the spring... guess what, no one asks me about it anymore. On the flipside, I had a consultation with a bride today... she said "I see this really cool white board for your dj booth in a lot of photos...is this something that's extra or included". She sees it, therefore she asks.

This is like others on here saying people don't ask me for lighting or sparklers or if I mix... if they haven't experienced you do it, or it being done right... why would they call you to see if you CAN do it. They'll just call the person they KNOW will do it.
Every performance is an audition for future business
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Let me say this. I will post a picture of my setup when we get to do an event that I can take a picture of the setup. Also I made that post about Bob because I haven't seen anything he's posted on here in a gig log and yet loves to put others down a lot on here for how they are doing things. Why doesn't he put his big boy pants on and show us something instead of giving us lip service!?
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I went today and bought the Pro X DJ facade I saw my friend has. $399.99 plus tax. It comes with both white and black scrims. Here is a couple of pictures I took when I was there the other day.
 

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Hope it works out for you. Clean your scrims after every gig especially the white one and watch transporting it it wouldn't take a lot to bend that metal I don't think
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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You could’ve bought that same one second hand for like $150
Where would I have bought one second hand? I wanted it brand new. No need on taking a chance the on the condition of a second hand one and if it had the bag with it. When I retire you can buy this one from me. Lol.
 

sonic-vision

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Not at all elegant. Not ideal for bars , outside & hand ball courts. Won't look new for long.
What do I use? Table topper. Most of the venues or clients like to match the deco to the room.
If not, I'll skrim the table along with a topper.
Outside, a nice black tablecloth with a black topper
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Not at all elegant. Not ideal for bars , outside & hand ball courts. Won't look new for long.
What do I use? Table topper. Most of the venues or clients like to match the deco to the room.
If not, I'll skrim the table along with a topper.
Outside, a nice black tablecloth with a black topper
I haven't played in a bar in years and it will work just fine. You have to use a table with your table top setup. With this the table is built in. So I don't have to pull out a table or use one at the venue. I still have 2 tables in the van and if someone needs a table to use they can since I won't need a table.
 

Proformance

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I like using a table and having my rig exposed. I want people to be able to see what I do, to be right there and have people come around and be part of it.
As long as it's clean and efficient it's fine.

I don't guitar players or other musicians hiding behind a cocoon, so why should I?
 

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I like using a table and having my rig exposed. I want people to be able to see what I do, to be right there and have people come around and be part of it.
As long as it's clean and efficient it's fine.

I don't guitar players or other musicians hiding behind a cocoon, so why should I?
Have you seen the hank lane band and other high end bands. For their sitting members they have tiny facades for them that cover most of their bodies.
 

TES3S

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I like using a table and having my rig exposed. I want people to be able to see what I do, to be right there and have people come around and be part of it.
As long as it's clean and efficient it's fine.

I don't guitar players or other musicians hiding behind a cocoon, so why should I?
Let's see your setup. You still have not shown us.
 
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Proformance

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That's just a throw-back to the 30's and 40's big bands.
Have you seen the hank lane band and other high end bands. For their sitting members they have tiny facades for them that cover most of their bodies.
That's just a throw-back to the 30's and 40's big bands. It's there so they can keep the attachments for the instruments, their personal care products, and water out of sight. It's pretty common with an orchestra of any kind.that requires seated wind or string players.
 
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djtaso

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That's just a throw-back to the 30's and 40's big bands.


That's just a throw-back to the 30's and 40's big bands. It's there so they can keep the attachments for the instruments, their personal care products, and water out of sight. It's pretty common with an orchestra of any kind.that requires seated wind or string players.
Yeah but they do it for appearance purposes. They could keep em out in the open like most other bAnds.
 

Proformance

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Yeah but they do it for appearance purposes. They could keep em out in the open like most other bAnds.
I don't understand what your real point is. You can decorate the entire stage, but what does that really have to do with the band or DJ?
Are you suggesting that if you didn't have a front board people would stop hiring you to DJ? If so, you've misidentified your true business.

I have gigs where all I do is the decor which might also include building or providing the booth for some other DJ. It's a different job - neither one depends on the other. There's no mutual exclusion - a DJ can have a front board and still be mediocre. :)
 
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