DJs don’t use microphones, right? That went out in the 70s, yeah? Well, if you’re a mobile or wedding DJ, or a personality jock in a mainstream weekend bar, you of course know different. But for this article, I’m talking to “mixing” DJs, producer / artist DJ types who day-to-day would never dream of “getting on the mic”.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know how to use a microphone – far from it. Because as you are the person in charge of the sound system, there are still times when you may want, need or be required to talk to your audience. Here are just four: