FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of questions that potential clients want to ask in this FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section.  Please take a look at the list below.  It may answer some or all of your questions.  However, if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why should I hire a DJ instead of a band for my wedding?
Our professional DJs will have a library of thousands upon thousands of songs from the oldies to today’s top hits.  Our DJ’s do not take breaks and will play anything and everything that you want to hear at your event. Our mobile DJs can even download songs that we don’t have on the fly during an event when WiFi is available!
What sets you apart from the other DJs in the area?
We are young enough to know what is “hip” and what music will get people up and dancing, and we are old enough to know it is not about us being DJs as much as it is us providing our clients exactly what they want.  We are not the old wedding DJ guys who show up with the music note neck-tie, who wants to talk on the mic all night like we are on the radio.  We know that you are our boss and we want to deliver what you want and desire.  We listen.  We have redundant systems to make sure we provide you with the music you want and avoid the music you hate!  We can read a crowd and get them dancing whether they are 17 or 70 years old.  We will never do anything that will come across “cheesy” or cheapen your event.  We provide event planning consults and meetings so that we understand your vision.  Finally, our equipment is far better than what most mobile DJs use, and our DJs are the most talented you will find in the area.
Where are you based?
We are based in the Indianapolis Metro area and serve all of Central Indiana.  Have a local outside that area?  Call us and let’s see what we can do.
Do you require a contract?
Yes. We will consult with you and ensure our contract agreement has all the options you would like for your event.  We have found that its helpful to have everything spelled out in writing before the event to give both our team and our clients a comfortable feeling about what’s going to happen at the event.
Are you insured?
We do carry DJ liability insurance through Penn-Star Insurance for all contracted events.  We can provide clients a certificate upon request for their event. We recommend that the client or venue owner also carry insurance for their event.  If necessary, you can purchase one day event insurance very inexpensively at websites like https://www.theeventhelper.com/.  
How far will you travel?
Our regular service area is 50 miles from our home base which is located in Noblesville. We generally have a maximum range of 150 miles. However, no matter where your event is, we can come to you; just contact us and we can work it out.
How early should I book my event?
Start planning early and avoid the headaches. As for booking with us, we can book events 1 or more years in advance. We recommend that you contact us as early as 1 year before you event but not later than 3 weeks, if possible.  Weddings, should be booked at least 6 months in advance. However, if you have a short deadline, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. 
Are your DJs "interactive" with the crowd?
We can be as interactive as you like, or that the event requires.  Our DJs enjoy interacting with the crowd to ensure everyone has fun.  However, we also know that some events require a more refined, professional role (such as a wedding ceremony, or corporate event) to ensure event success.
Will you act as our Emcee/MC (Master of Ceremonies) for the event?
We are all completely capable to emcee your event and would be happy to, if you’d prefer. We like to keep our microphone time limited to pre-prepared introductions and announcements as well.
What type of music do you play?
Our extensive back catalog also contains the best in Top 40 from the 40’s to the present, Rock, Rap, Hip Hop, Club, Big Band, Disco, Alternative, Classic Swing, Jazz, Traditional Music, Country, and Specialty Dances.
Do you play "remixes" and "mash-ups"?
As professional DJs, we have access to many professional DJ Pools giving us access to special releases, remixes, promo records, remasters, white label edits, blends, mash-ups, instrumental tracks, acapellas, and so on.
How do you mix the music?
Mixing is a basic set of skills that separates amateur DJs from the professionals.  Amateur DJs usually just blend music, fading one song in as they fade one song out.  Professional and skilled DJs (like DJ Rock My World team members) mix music, matching beats, tempos, pitches and well as adding their own finesse to a custom mix.  Beat matching, (a technique many amateur DJ’s don’t have) is a method of overlapping tracks so you can have 2 tracks playing in sync with each other.  This type of mixing keeps the energy on the dance floor constant and keeps guests engaged.  In addition to beat matching your DJ may resample, or loop beats and add in effects while mixing.  The result is that everyone has a great time on the dance floor.
Can we request a playlist?
Yes.  We require our clients to provide a list of their favorite songs for the event.  However, please keep your audience and event in mind.   Having the ability to read the crowd and adjust the music to fit what is “working” is what make the difference between a good event and a great one.
Do you take requests from guests?
Our first priority is to play music from a list you provide and then fill in other event appropriate music.  We will take requests unless you do not want us to do so.
Will you play music from my iPod or CD collection?
Though we have an extensive music collection, we realize that there may be songs that your group would like to hear that we don’t have. If you’ll let us know in advance, we’ll be happy to procure the music that you’d like for us to play.

If, after the event has begun, the host or a guest requests a song for which they are providing the CD, we’ll be happy to play it as long as the song is appropriate to the event.

Do you play songs with profanity?
We play the radio edit versions of songs, which are normally the “cleanest” versions available (as opposed to the original albums, which are often laced with profanity). Despite having the cleaner versions of songs, many parents find particular songs inappropriate. When playing for groups with children, we will self-censor to a level we think is suitable for the children present. If you, as a sponsor or a parent, have a concern about a particular artist or song, just let us know and we’ll omit the offensive material from our playlist for that event. We’ll also cease playing music that appears to result in disorderly conduct or presents safety concerns (i.e. “mosh pit” activity that could injure the guests).

The bottom line is that we’ll work with you to play only what you feel is appropriate for your event. Obviously the play list for a college frat house party will differ from that of junior high school dance.

What will the DJ wear at the event?
Our professional DJs typically wear business casual (polo and slacks) to events unless otherwise informed by our client. However, for weddings, our DJs normally wear shirt and tie.
Do you use quality equipment?
We use professional equipment for all our events.  There’s no skimping on quality here. We use all premium professional grade equipment from the following pro-audio manufacturers:  Pioneer, Serato, Virtual DJ, Audio Technics, Peavey, American DJ, Chauvet DJ,  and Shure.  You will notice first is that we bring sub-woofers to every event.  Most DJs use 2 full range speakers that don’t really provide enough bass to shake a place.  Our powered sub woofers will keep the music thumping and makes for a more full spectrum sound at your event.
Do you include lighting?
Yes, we can add lighting to your package; just ask us.  Typically, dance floor and event lighting is most appropriate for indoor events, or outdoor events during the evening hours.
Do you provide a wireless mic?
Yes.  We can provide a wireless mic for authorized speakers at your event, and we have hard wired mics as back up.  We have a strict policy for microphones.  Once we have had a planning meeting and decided on annoucements or toasts that will be made, no one else will be allowed on the mics.  This policy is non-negotiable.  If you do not specify ahead of time to let someone speak on the mic, we will not grant them access to the mic.  We will not give anyone who has not been previously approved a microphone.  This prevents any over zealous, possibly intoxicated guests from rambling on the mic, making off color remarks, or embarrassing you, your family, other guests, or even themselves.  No one gets mic privileges unless you approve. 
Do you carry backup equipment?
Yes.  As much as we are not concerned with equipment failure due to the exceptional quality of equipment we use, we do travel with safe guards because you only get one chance on someone’s wedding day or other important.  Should something go wrong, we do travel with backup media players, a backup mixer, and have backup sound re-enforcement.  We also update our equipment every few years to ensure that we have the best and most reliable equipment available for your event. 
When do you arrive on the day of the event to set up?
Typically, we arrive 2 hours before the event start time, depending on how much equipment is required for the event.  Our tear down time after the event is usually around 1-2 hours.  Unlike some other DJ’s, we don’t not charge extra for set up and tear down time.
What kind of investment am I looking at for your services?
Since we build everything around you, we don’t have packages for general event.  We do, however, offer packages of services for weddings. During the consultation you will build a proposal with us that you feel comfortable with. We put everything in a contract so that everything is transparent. There are so many variables involved that not taking the time to speak with you in detail would be a disservice, and we really want you to have a spectacular event!
Do you include set up and break down in your price?
Yes.  Set up and take down will take 2 hours before and after your event.  This is included in your custom package.  Our basic sound systems can be set up and ready to go in an hour or less.  If you opted for a lighting package, fog machines, etc. for your event, it may take 2+ hours to get the sound and lighting set up, especially with an up-lighting package.  Make sure to speak with your on premise coordinator to make sure we can get in early enough to set up.
Do you offer services for the ceremony as well?
Yes, we do.  You can add Ceremony music and sound to any of our packages for only $100 more.
Do you offer photobooths for event?
Yes, we do.  Check out our Photobooths page.
Are you full-time DJs?
We are a full-service professional company.  However, the income we derive from this profession is insufficient to sustain a family  The vast majority of DJ’s in our market are part-timers, maintaining gainful daytime employment to sustain their lifestyles. We operate this company as a labor of love, and not just a job to pay our bills.  We like people, we like music, and we love a good party.  Because we don’t have to accept every job that comes our way, we don’t get overworked and burned out. Let’s face it, when it’s your job it can become a REAL job.  You lose the spark, the fun, and the enthusiasm.  We work at this profession with as much passion and hard work (or maybe more) as the full-timers.
Should we feed the DJ(s)?
Unlike feeding the animals at the zoo, it’s okay to feed the DJ. As a general rule the DJ(s) will have been working for three hours prior to your event loading and unloading equipment, and setting up. In addition to working through your event, they’ll spend a couple of hours afterward reloading the equipment and “heading back to the barn.” We get hungry just like everyone else, and would certainly appreciate the opportunity to eat if possible.

If this is a problem however, just let us know and we’ll make alternate arrangements. We understand (especially during a catered, sit-down dinner) that there may be a cost associated that we certainly don’t expect you to bear.)

Should we tip the DJ?
We leave this up to our clients to let us know when we’re planning the event.  As a general rule it is a nice gesture for service-based personnel to be tipped if you have received service that pleases you. We seem to typically be offered between $1 and $5 for song requests, and if our client is particularly pleased at the end of the event, we’ve received from $5 to over $100.  Again, it’s up to you.  We will graciously accept anything you care to offer.  We may require that DJ tipping be allowed and promoted for fundraisers, reduced-cost promotional priced events, or pro-bono events.  If you have questions, please ask. 
Where should we put the DJ and the dance floor at our event?
Location, location, location! It is important to make sure the DJ and dance floor are front and center at your event, preferably side by side with each other.  You definitely want a clearly defined dance floor that is size appropriate for the guest count.  If the space is too small, guests will feel cramped and it will be uncomfortable for people to dance.  If the space is too big (or spread out) it will look empty and people will be less likely to dance.  Also, it is very important not to put the DJ and dance floor in a separate room from the rest of the event (especially wedding receptions), if possible. Our site coordinator will work with you or your designee to ensure the DJ and equipment are placed in the optimal location.
How much space with the DJ generally need?
We’ll need you to provide a 6′ table.  Our subs measure about 3′ x 3′, and our main speakers fit on top of the subs.  If lights are being used, their tripods’ footprints measure about 3′ x 3′ x 3′.  Additionally, we’d need at least one chair and access to two electrical receptacles. 
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