The Official Introductions Thread

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BobE

New DJ
Feb 18, 2020
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Hi all, I’m a professional musician in New York, and professional guitar collector! I teach school during the day, but let’s not talk about that!
My solo work is on 7 string guitar, but I do gigs on piano, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel guitar and dobro. Nice to meet you all. Bob E
 

steve149

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Welcome Bob .. we have some other musicians here as well (they're bassists, so you need to write slowly) .. :)
 

Amptech45

New DJ
Jan 23, 2020
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Hi, I'm Daniel. I've been interested in DJing since I was a college. Now that I have the things needed to become a DJ, I'm now looking for some tips and tricks to make the process a lot more fun and exciting.
Just get stuck in and get some gigs.
 
Feb 25, 2020
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Hi all, Just a quick introduction - just joining the forums. I'm Andy Collins and in the UK (I hope you don't mind that lol) I've been a DJ since 1987 and now run a small events company along myself DJ'ing. I'm always inspired by what other DJs do, we're all different and learning new things all the time from others no matter how long they've been dj'ing for.

Anyway as long as I am not quickly booted out I look forward to sharing stories, ideas, inspiration with you all :)
 

JdmTheDj

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 7, 2020
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Been waiting to join a forum for a while and after looking around these site seems the best for sure, i'am learning to DJ & make music while helping my dad on production hire events as he DJ's & i help setup the sound, lighting and dance floors sometimes. He told me forums are the best way to meet people & learn about the trade as he says i still ''have a look to learn'' lol. g
 
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Dan The Man

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Been waiting to join a forum for a while and after looking around these site seems the best for sure, i'am learning to DJ & make music while helping my dad on events as he DJ's & i help setup the sound, lighting and dance floors sometimes. He told me forums are the best way to meet people & learn about the trade as he says i still ''have a look to learn'' lol.
Welcome aboard JDM! :cheers2:
 

DJ Late Start

New DJ
Mar 4, 2020
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Greetings everyone! My name is Kenny and I go by the name DJ Late Start aka Kenny Magick, the DJ Late Start part was giving to me by my wife ;) I have always loved music, but never imagined I would get to the age of 49 to decide to learn to dj. What an experience it has been, and I am no where near done. So it all started out when a coworker (who was a dj on the side) and I were having a conversation about a dj controller w/case he was going to buy from another dj. He already owned the very same controller, but was buying the other one w/case to turn a profit. After all that talk about controllers and cases and music, etc., I began to wonder what it would be like to have/use some dj gear. He introduced me to a company called American Musical Supply where I would be able to purchase gear on a payment plan that wouldn't break the bank, so I started out with a Roland DJ-505. I leaned toward this controller because it comes with a step-sequencer, built-in 505, 606, 707, 808 drum kits, and has some other cool features as well. From there I bought a used MacBook Pro off of eBay for about $300, and knew nothing about Macs, never even had one, or an iPhone... But, I persevered and continued to learn and buy more gear. I wind up getting a pair of JBL EON 615's off of Craigslist, and that was the first set of equipment I had to do a set. I practiced, studied the manuals, viewed hours on hours of YouTube videos, and practiced some more. Eventually I began to learn beat matching, song selection, cable wrapping, gear set up, gain setting etc. I upgraded my gear this year to a pair EV ZLX 15BT's, a pair of EV ZXA1 12" Subs, and a Denon DJ Prime 4 controller. Being that I from Paterson, NJ I play more dance music, some hip hop, but mostly house music and R & B. I am an amateur and a novice, but my love for great music and providing people with an enjoyable experience is what drives me to push on despite my late start. I am hoping to gain some professional insight from this forum, and offer any I may have to some one who may be less experienced than myself. I look forward to learning from you guys, and thanks for the opportunity.
Also, I am in our local community college taking a few courses on music production, as I intend to make music as well. All the best to every professional DJ who is making amazing moments with the magic of music!!!
 

steve149

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Welcome aboard .. you'll find many an over 40 active participant on this board.
 
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steve149

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HI .. I'm Steve. My sign is Cancer. Part-Time DJ, Full-time Software Architect and Gear Whore.
Welcome fellow Cancerite .. I'm also a part-timer and gear whore and spent many years as a solution architect and client software architect.

I spent many more years as a Steve.
 
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