Being a "Rock Jock"...I didn't know how to mix for the first few years.Customers love him. He can be very fun, but he knows when to be subtle as well.
As this contemporary philosopher has offered:Being a "Rock Jock"...I didn't know how to mix for the first few years.
But being in radio, and learning to deal with clients on a regular basis...I could talk the talk.
Some gigs, you can say anything to anyone at anytime, and they'll love you more with every comment.
Other gigs, you just shut your mouth and play the music.
The key is knowing when to put up and when to shut up.
For the gigs Mix seems to chase he may not need to improve and quite possibly improving might do little for him other than cost money...You can improve on literally everything. From your appearance, your gear appearance, web presence, grammar in your e-mails... I can't think of a single thing that any business does that you can't improve on.
I was thinking about simple stuff just like taping down cables... not necessarily investing in a new rig. But your'e right, investing in new stuff if the gigs only pay $200 doesn't matter. You never see ROI.quite possibly improving might do little for him other than cost money...
I'm not even sure dollar store duct tape would be worth it to him the clients he's dealing with really don't care and he may have better gear than his competitors from pics I've seen. I would never give this advice to anyone else here Mix is a special caseI was thinking about simple stuff just like taping down cables... not necessarily investing in a new rig. But your'e right, investing in new stuff if the gigs only pay $200 doesn't matter. You never see ROI.
Mix needs to accept the fact it isn't 1986 and you don't need big gear to be efficient. There are some fine small speakers that would be more than enough to do what he does and if he were to sell his Yammies and the 160 Lb sub he has he could pay them off without any money out of handI said it before .. Mix should drop all aspirations of being a big-time DJ/promoter//whatever (it's those dreams that are killing him), drop the partner(s), buy a small set of speakers he can handle himself, and do $100-$150 gigs.
How are the multi-op DJ companies in your market doing it successfully? Find out what they are doing, and do the opposite.I'm asking this question because we need more gigs plain and simple. My friend who DJs does remind me that I'm coming off of a major surgery. I had my left hip replacement surgery in January. Now I'm much better. I need more work to make more money of course. Which will lead to more bookings. That's about it. We have a ton of gear. So no big issues there. I do know one thing for sure. We need better social media presence.
"sagacity"...Bravo.If "Macho" is not able to extract the sagacity from all these wonderful responses, you can be assured that many DJs who read the full thread will gain some excellent advice. Thanks!