Gary Einloth has been a DJ for many years and has turned it into a successful career.
After receiving his first set of DJ equipment at the age of thirteen, Gary Einloth was instantly hooked. He began learning more and more about the different types of equipment and has since become an expert on the topic.
The role, techniques and equipment of a Disc Jockey or DJ as commonly called, has evolved over the years. The role of the DJ started simply with playing of music in the early years and now it has become an integral part of all parties and social events. So if you want to set up a DJ studio at home or play at clubs, parties or weddings, you need to get it right to make the connection with your audience.
The DJ equipment or Turntable is one of the long lasting inventions in the technological field. A turntable is an enthralling device of finite science and sound engineering. Audiophiles worship the equipment for its known “fidelity”, but there is also something in watching the records spinning round and round.
Though the work of the equipment is quite profound, the setup of this equipment is quite simple. The turntable has a base which can be made of different types of materials. You will find them in different shapes as well. This base performs the most important task – it makes the whole system run. The base consists of a motor; this motor is attached to the base either through a wheel system or a belt or a drive (direct). The motor helps in moving the platter, over which a record is kept. Often you will find the bases exhibiting some creative touch either with black lacquer or natural wood.
The next important thing is the platter. The platter maintains a uniform, uninterrupted speed for the record to play properly. Heavy substances are generally used for constructing the platter. Some high-priced turntables are often made of aluminum that is ultra-weighted. A platter should be heavy to maintain a steady and rumble-free sound. Anything very light can make the record rattle around. One rubber mat is placed at the top of platter; this makes sure that the record stays in place and no scratches are formed. The platters normally run at a speed of forty-five RPM, an optimal speed to play the vinyl records.
Whereas the base of a turntable involves simple construction, the arm of this equipment stores all the complex technology. It is attached to the base, but is not located anywhere near the platter so as to prevent shakiness. This arm is responsible for putting immense power in such a small package.
The main challenge in setting up of the arm is that it should be flexible enough to be able to move over the record and heavy enough so that it is not affected by the motor of the base. It should be friction-less, otherwise damage can be caused to the whole system. Also, its angle position should be consistent to prevent any kind of long-term damage of the record.
The end of the arm consists of the cartridge; this piece is responsible for making the magic happen. It is small in size and uses electromagnetic induction for transmitting the grooves into waves of sound. The cartridge has a stylus; it is removable with a thickness of few micrometers, set inside a cantilever that actually comes in contact with the grooves to produce sound. A cartridge can be a moving coil or moving magnet, the former being available for high-end turntables.
DJ equipment is a real magic machine. The DJ with his turntable creates music to suit your mood perfectly.