The Ins and Outs of DJ Lighting

When you hire a DJ, what are you really looking for? It’s not just someone to put together a playlist and keep the music going. You could do that yourself with a phone and a premium streaming account. The DJ sets the tone of an event and can also act as an MC if that’s what the situation calls for. If you’re a DJ, you know a huge part of setting the tone is the way you present yourself and get the attendees excited about what’s happening. But you often need some help, and there are few things so helpful to a DJ as good lighting. And where do you get DJ lighting in NH? APS Lighting, of course!

If you’re just starting out as a DJ, here are some tips for using DJ lighting in NH.


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Start Small

If you don’t own any lighting equipment, it’s best to walk before you can run. You’ll probably want to start with a basic LED lighting pack. Four instruments and a T-bar tripod usually make up a basic DJ lighting pack. There will be a learning curve as you get used to the instruments and figure out your personal style. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to add instruments to your kit as you get more gigs and can afford more equipment.


Know Your Audience

Every venue and group will need something a little different from you. Some parties call for loud music and exciting lights, while others are quieter and more low-key. You should always start by talking to the host and finding out what their vision for the event is. Again, you’ll get better at this as time goes on, but pay attention to your audience and notice what they respond positively to.


Go Easy on the Effects

When you have instruments that do cool effects, it’s easy to get excited and go overboard. But you want to hold back and make sure the effects are serving the music and the event, rather than taking over and stealing the show. Play around with your instruments and learn what they can do so you can employ your cool tricks for maximum effect.


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DJ Lighting NH from APS Lighting

Whether you’re a veteran or just starting out, APS lighting has every you need for DJ lighting in NH. If you want to expand your collection or replace some older instruments, our team can help you select the best lights and equipment for your needs.


Contact us at 800-387-0005 or view our inventory online.

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