By using big screens, intelligent lights, and 3-D image projections, the best DJs can turn your Quince into an unforgettable show
Downloading music into a device may seem simple enough, but in reality, it’s not. The person operating the sound equipment must have several qualities: knowledge of music, some engineering skills to connect so many cables and devices, and even be able to liven up a party.
Therefore, in order to entertain the quinceañera and her guests, a DJ must use the latest equipment, such as lasers and big screens. “People like the effect that can be created using these two and other elements such as intelligent lights, bubble panels, fog, and confetti,” says Manuel Sotto, also known as DJ Sotto, who has livened up quinceañeras in southern California for 7 years. “You can also project 3-D images of figures that dance to the music.”
It all boils down to your budget. A DJ charges an average of $600 per event, playing for 5 or 6 hours and including the basic equipment: music, lights, fog, and maybe a screen.
However, if you ask for a complete lighting set (laser and strobe lights), synchronized photo slide show, big screens, and every other special effect, the price could climb up to $2,000 for a complete package.
When it comes to the latest gear, Manuel assures that high definition speakers and amplifiers are the newest equipment. “The sound is much clearer and less polluted.” Live mixes and sound effects are also popular during dancing.
Finally, this sound professional recommends you to see a DJ’s work before even hiring one. “Ask to see videos from previous quinceañeras. There are many DJs who have videos on YouTube or other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.” And now… let’s get this party started!