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Are you a prepared Dj? What do you carry in your DJ bag in case of an emergency!
These are a few things I carry in my bag every time I leave the house to DJ:
1. An emergency USB drive -This consists of a few key files. I always have a copy of my current DJ software and the install file. I carry a file with the latest drivers for my hardware and any updated firmware for CDJs and Controllers. I also have a file with a Time Code Signal for the DJ Software I am using. I have a file with a few mixes of different genres. I have a few top hits folders for every genre and occasion to get through any emergency. This also has a wedding file on it with slow songs, entrances and line dances.
2. Cable adapters – This consists of any headphone adapters XLR, 1/4 plugs or RCA converters.
3. Cables – Extra XLR, 1/4, and RCA cables
4. Toolkit – Emergency bag with precision screwdrivers, electrical tape, wire cutters, and zip ties.
5. External hard drive back up – This consists of a back up of your current flies from your DJ hard drive in case anything goes wrong.
6. External drive carrying case – external drives are very fragile and need to be secured at all times.
7. Power USB hub – This helps you connect more USB devices to your computer for Dj’ing. For example, a midi controller.
8. Aux to RCA cord – This helps you to connect an iPad or a Smartphone to an external channel if your computer freezes.
9. IPad, tablet or cell phone on Airplane Mode – Loading up these devices with a few pre-made mixes to use while you reboot your computer if it happens to freeze.
10. Notepad and pen or marker- This would be used for taking notes, writing down a request, and even creating a mailing list.