As the party season approaches, you may be thinking about hiring DJ equipment for an upcoming event. Office parties that need some music, seasonal product launches, themed night club evenings or simply large family gathering all might call for the help of DJ equipment and hiring equipment is much more affordable, in most cases, than going out and buying specialised equipment you may not use again until next year.
There is an array of DJ equipment hire companies out there however, so it can be difficult to know which one to choose. And when you have found a supplier you are happy to hire from; how do you decide from the wide selection of equipment to get the bits that are right for you and your event?
Hiring DJ equipment can be a minefield of specialised terms and makes and models full of seemingly random letters and numbers if you are not experienced in the field. Here are a few things to consider to help you to know that you are hiring the right equipment for the job, from the right company at the right price.
Getting the right equipment for you
Before you start looking around for DJ equipment hire, you need to consider what items you need and what you need them for. Corporate events and launches, for example, might only need to hire microphones and speaker systems. Whereas, if you are going to be playing music at your event you will need a different kind of setup.
If you are looking for equipment to play music through then you will need to consider do you just need the speakers, as you already have the music equipment, or do you need the entire DJ setup with control board too? This is a more expensive option but for large events, music sounds much better when mixed properly through a board than when simply played through a device. You should also consider the size of your venue and how many guests you are expecting to determine the size and amplification of the speakers you intend to hire. If you are stuck or confused by all the technical jargon, then a reputable hire company will be able to advise you on the best equipment to use for your event.
Find a trustworthy supplier
It is an unfortunate truth that there are people out there who will happily rip you off if given the opportunity. Hiring DJ equipment can be expensive, depending on the equipment you require, and this may attract unscrupulous people hoping to make a quick buck by hiring out unsuitable DJ equipment to people who may not have much industry knowledge. Ensure that the DJ equipment hire company you choose is a reputable one, one which can show customer feedback or recommendations.
A reputable company will PAT test their equipment regularly to ensure that it is safe to use, and they will ensure that you do not waste your money on equipment that you neither need nor know how to operate. Regular testing of DJ hire equipment is very important as malfunctions could result in serious injury; ask to see the PAT certificates for any equipment you hire, if the company cannot provide you with them, look elsewhere.
Renting DJ equipment should be a hassle-free solution to your music and PA system needs, no matter what type of even you are hosting. Do your own research so that you know what type of equipment you require and only hire electrical equipment from a reputable business.