What’s behind the DJ booth? I’ll show you.
I field questions nearly every event from guests who want to see what’s going on behind the DJ booth. The reality is, there’s a lot. There is a dedicated music laptop usually running 2 or 3 different music programs. There is another laptop dedicated to controlling the colors and movements for upwards of 35 light fixtures. There are microphones, receivers, transmitters, midi control boards, audio mixers, turntables, iPads, and various control boxes all strategically set up with a role to play. Everything works together to create a seamless integration between music and lighting. And you’d likely never know it, but there’s a lot going on.
In this video, I’ll take you on a quick tour of the setup for a wedding at Fort Worden in Port Townsend Washington. It’s a brief overview, and if you’re not a DJ, it probably sounds like I’m just spouting a bunch of acronyms. But they mean something, I promise. (I may do an equipment breakdown in a future video.) You’ll also get to see my first ever on-camera “dad” joke. It was bound to happen at some point…