Creating a Great Demo
In This Chapter
Putting together a list of tunes to be proud of
Making sure that the mix has a point
Setting the levels and EQs for perfect sound
Staying focused and being a perfectionist
Recording to computer and burning CDs
You’ve spent a long time developing your skills as a DJ. Now you have to let people out there know how good you are by making a demo of your best mix.
Your demo reflects you in every way. You won’t have the benefit of standing next to the club owner to explain that at 15 minutes and 20 seconds into your mix the cat jumped onto the decks, which caused the needle to jump and threw your concentration, and that’s why the mix sounds awful.
Presentation is important too. You can’t send in a sloppy looking (and sounding) CD and expect a club owner to think that you’re professional. You must let this taster be your best ...