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    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    It's an argument that being a sound company is not a requirement for being a disc jockey. Someone else can provide the gear. Getting stuck on the gear is typical of someone who's DJ talent isn't strong enough to stand on it's own. That person will compensate by making the conversation all...
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    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    You're a DJ - you can do that job without any equipment at all provided you actually have a talent people will pay for. I've done countless gigs where I brought only my head rack and music, or nothing at all. I've rented gear to touring DJs who travel to this area with only their music. Who...
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    hot new line dance??

    Just an example of one that has survived and made it's way into weddings. If you're doing bar/bat mitzvahs you need new lines dances and follow alongs every season. Many ops just make them up to both new and old songs - which is how entertainers differ from DJs.
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    hot new line dance??

    For 13 y.o. at the bat mitzvah, yeah there's a steady string of these things. Think "Wobble."
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    Contracts

    Just write down whatever it is you and the customer agreed to, and what consideration is being paid to make that happen. A contract specific to what you are doing is the best document. Then, answer a few questions that both of you might have: "what if one of us has to cancel or make a change?"...
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    Renting out Equipment

    What is it you intend to insure? The gear is off the table. No carrier is going to touch that. You can ask your customer to provide proof of insurance, and even direct then to where they can obtain leased property coverage (just as car rental agencies do.) You as a DJ are not going to get the...
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    How do you deal with a potential client who wants a price quote right away?

    I think we start by having the right perspective and using honest language to represent a given situation. A "client" is someone with whom you have an existing and perhaps long term relationship. A person who contacts you having received a recommendation from a client is called a "referral." A...
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    Renting out Equipment

    I made a lot of money for a really long time doing rentals. You won't succeed by treating rental customers as second class citizens or by promoting your undesirable and unused inventory. I rented all of the very same first class gear I used myself, and treated rental customers with a lot of...
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    speakers

    So, have it delivered to the venue.
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    speakers

    Do you want to stock pile gear or make make money doing what you love? If you'r a DJ the size of the sound system and size of the gig doesn't really change what it is you do for a living. I just rented 6 QSC K10, 2 QSC Subs, 2 QSC HPR152, Midas M32R, DL32, and 300Ft CatCon for less than the...
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    speakers

    If you lock your self into one speaker choice than you are also locking yourself into one event plan. If you're retired why don't you out source the PA portion such that you can book any kind of event and not be responsible for the size, weight or complexity of the FOH sound ystem? Focus on...
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    Bet you've never heard THIS one before

    If you don't know what a DJ "table" is.. it might be time to hang it up.
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    Bet you've never heard THIS one before

    ..or to believe that she was referring to an actual "table.'
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    I found the factory that makes ADJ and Chauvet Lights

    I suspect the quality standards you're willing to accept for DJ class products are substantially different than what I or others might want on our job sites. The mere fact that something "works" does not speak to the full qualitative measure of the work it is capable of doing.
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    Bet you've never heard THIS one before

    A DJ that travels to these draft events would rent the "DJ table" in each city. I'll never get why your first instinct is to insult people rather than learn something new.
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    I found the factory that makes ADJ and Chauvet Lights

    Funny, you presume they are the manufacturer rather than a counterfeiter. You have a lot to learn about China.
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    Mixxx 2.2.0 Beta

    Another consideration is your music files. What size are your files? Anything over 320kbps and you're needlessly choking your system.
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    Mixxx 2.2.0 Beta

    Load an older version. I can run Mix 1.11.0 on a Vista Machine, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz, 1833 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s), 4GB RAM at 6% -10% CPU with both decks playing, momemtary spike to 63% if I load a brand new previously unscanned track while the other...
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    Mixxx 2.2.0 Beta

    Use the version of Mixx that best suits the age and limits of your computer. The "blips" are not an issue with the software it's a result of not meeting the most recent system requirements. I have different versions of Mix on computers of different capability. Just don't ask a machine to...
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    Small live mixer

    The non-locking type has one less part to get broken and they're a joy when it's time to strike. :) MR is Midas. XR is Behringer. Since there are no moving parts in either R12 the notion of "better components" is kind of specious at best.
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    Small live mixer

    You're not going to hear anything different. Behringer is not capable of 96kHz and the Midas touch isn't a reality in those mixers. It's $50 more for the logo.
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    Corporate Events W9 Tax Form (is this normal)

    A lot of IRS forms can be customized. Every number of years the IRS may update their own form designs or instructions and it's that latest version of the form that the IRS is known to have approved.
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    Small live mixer

    There is no reason they should "look" the same. It's Midas design, not a Midas product.
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    Small live mixer

    I don't think anyone has claimed they were identical. The Behringer preamps were designed by Midas - for the Behringer digital mixer. The difference between a MIdas M32 and a Behringer X32 is obvious - the Midas has smoother faders and a more professional robust build all around. Midas boards...
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    Small live mixer

    That's not true. Early LEDs were red, and they became the most commonplace indicator lamps on analog electronics. The mute buttons on modern digital boards may change color based on the boards mute group configuration, which dictates a lighted mute condition. Whether a board uses mute or on...