• J.Hill

    Ergonomics is crazy important and something I struggle with… I’m 6’7″. There isn’t a DJ table or booth made that is tall enough for me, so I end up stooped over the whole time… its hard to convey a sense of energy to a crowd when it looks like youre slouching…

  • http://twitter.com/preston_dj Preston

    Mad article!

  • Anonymous

    Great article!!

  • Troy Monroe

    You guys should have a nice fat PRINT button at the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seanallenlewis Sean Allen Lewis

    +1 for mentioning height vs back problem issues… my back gets JACKED every time i DJ… mainly cuz my set-up at home is too low atm. It’s sort of comforting to hear that i’m not the only one.

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Your certainly not the only one! Try raising your equipment by using a flight case or raising your table so that when you put your fingers/hands on the platters, that your arm is perpendicular to your body. This should help.

  • stf

    I definetly need organization, It’s hard for me to choose the next track.

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Certainly organization can help you build a collection of suitable tracks that naturally follow each other.

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylorthecleveland Taylor Effin Cleveland

    really good read!

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Hope you found some good tips!

  • Deksel

    Stretching? For Real?

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      For Real.

  • http://twitter.com/salivationarmy The Salivation Army

    ohh A+ article. Might have to fire up a printer or somethin

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Glad you like it :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcaxeslinger Dalton Conner

    I definitely agree with preparation! I practice setting up my mappings and settings, then purposely mess with it until it’s messed up so I learn how to fix it! How I prepare for a gig is I make a fully fledged play list that takes me many hours of preparation. Then I heavily improvise live with other tracks that may be requested or I feel would work better with the crowd and use effects. In the end what the preparation was for is structure and to me creates a really professional sound. Preparation is extremely important.

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Sounds like you got a great workflow for preparing and performing mate!

  • IS

    Music Technology student! I wish my school had something like that to offer. I’m just a business major with an emphasis in information systems.

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Yeah I’m lucky! I attended DKIT, best college in Ireland! :D

  • Decitronic

    Awesome article, particularly the section on experimentation, the rules and avoiding decimating your work!

    Looking forward to more, Keith. ;)

    • http://twitter.com/keithbradyie Keith Brady

      Cheers Sean, no better man for experimenting! :)