DDJT Platinum Group member Joe Simpson writes: “The venue manager texted me right before a gig to mention their location has a limiter that he thinks is set to 85dB, so no tunes tonight that make guests clap, stamp, or sing! Do people refuse to play if the limit is below a certain dB level?”
Digital DJ Tips forum reader Jamal writes: “I’m DJing at a medium sized house party say 30-40 people. I’ll be in an average sized room, but I have no idea what speakers to use. Would studio speakers do the job? Do I need a PA system?”
We’ve all done it, or at least been tempted. It could just happen because you end up with a few people back at yours and it ends up… you know… taking off. Or it could be more premeditated, kidding yourself that all will be fine if you just take your music system from home to the party venue.
The LD Dave G3 series is a range of compact and very affordable PA solutions designed to be thrown in the back of a small car, be easy to set up and use, and still give enough volume for smaller gigs.
In this fourth and final part of our beginner’s guide to PA systems we cover setting up and soundchecking. You’ll learn about the different types of cables, and how to get all the levels right so everything sounds perfect on the night.
Now we’ve examined some PA system basics, it’s time to answer a few of the most common questions about PA systems
Stuck understanding PA systems? Need to rent or buy one for your shows? Scared about plugging into or playing on a PA? Want to know why you need one at all, when you could take your home stereo speakers to the party and use those instead? If so, trust me – you’re not alone. This guide is here to help.