Hello and welcome to the Sound Experience Mobile DJ Service blog! Since this is the first time I have ever done a post for this blog, I feel it would be appropriate to write a little about myself and how I became a Sound Experience DJ.
I have always had a passion for music. I got my first record player around age 4 and a couple of years later, I was recording radio broadcasts on cassettes. Fast forward to my teenage years, I began purchasing 12" vinyl singles and building a collection of CDs which would help me start up Sound Experience in the late 90's. It's laughable now, but I got started using equipment I bought at garage sales, flea markets and pawn shops. Even though I was limited with resources, I was lucky enough to do a few backyard parties and what not using this eclectic collection I had put together. Though it was not rags to riches over night, I eventually was able to save up enough money to upgrade my EQ. By 1998, I had a pair of Technics 1200 (The DJ standard for turntables), professional grade CD players and mixer to go along with some JBL speakers.
That's when things began to come together.
My improved equipment gave me the ability to provide services for weddings, quinceañeras and any other party that rang my phone. Along with the help of my father and brother, we began to take DJ'ing seriously and stuck by the basic principle of customer satisfaction when we formed Sound Experience. We already had a reputation for being reliable because we were always on time for gigs, dressed appropriately for them and played what clients wanted to hear; however, now we felt we had to do more to be considered Professional.
As a team, we felt getting to this level would require improvements so we invested in more and better DJ equipment and lights. Also, we made adjustments to how we conducted business before, during and after events. As the years went on, we subtracted the turntables/CDs and converted everything to Mp3 using a laptop-based playback system. We continued to update our sound equipment, expanded our music library and eventually ventured into music video mixing.
So that's the story of how Sound Experience got to where it is today. Of course, there's a lot more I could write about (especially with 15 years under my belt), but I feel some of it would be useful material for future blog topics. Speaking of blogs, I hope you enjoyed this introductory post and will check back again for the next one soon. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for updates as well!