Episode 185: Rookie DJ Mistakes

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Today, David and Mo talk about common mistakes made by inexperienced DJs. If you’re worried about making common faux pas as a DJ, this is the episode for you!

We talk about:
• Tranwrecking, and generally mixing poorly
• Poor gain staging
• Being unfamiliar with gear and concepts
• Being under-prepared (not knowing tracks)
• Being over-prepared (not reading crowd)
• Overdoing it with FX or hyperactive mixing
• Disregarding the importance of progression
• Not knowing your history, or doing your homework
• Chasing fame over the love of music
• Dependency problems
• Getting drunk, etc.
• Playing low-quality sound

… and much more!

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