Every DJ dreams of performing in front of sold out crowds in stadiums and arenas around the world, but it takes a long time to headline a festival. Performing at smaller events, such as weddings, is a great way to make some extra cash on the side. This is the essential wedding DJ equipment list.
This should be the first item on any wedding DJ's equipment checklist. DJ controllers are used in sync with computer-based mixing software. Programs such as Traktor, Serato and Virtual DJ can be controlled easily using devices that emulate the traditional turntable setup. The best DJ controller brands include Pioneer, Numark and Roland.
Without speakers, everything else on this wedding DJ equipment list is useless. People can’t dance to the music if it’s playing from cheap laptop speakers. A good sound system is one of the best things a DJ can invest in. Yamaha, Peavey and JBL are some of the most recognized names in the speaker industry. You are looking for quality PA speakers.
Small Light Rig
Lights set the mood. A DJ’s job is to create the party atmosphere. People don’t usually want to dance in a room full of bright white light. Turning off the lights is the first step, but a room that’s too dark is also not ideal. Setting up a simple light rig goes a long way towards getting the wedding guests dancing and the party started.
Most performances don’t require a microphone but weddings are a special occasion. A DJ microphone will really come in handy when the groom comes asking to dedicate a song to his new bride.
No wedding DJ equipment list would be complete without good DJ headphones. There are certain DJs who perform without headphones but that’s not the best way to go about mixing. Headphones allow DJs to listen to the next song in a mix and properly cue it before the audience hears anything. The best DJ headphones are made by Sony, Sennheiser and Audio-Technica.