Frequently Asked Questions
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How much will it cost for a DJ?
Pricing can be dependent on an array of variables including availability, day of the week, distance from our headquarters, event type, the level of interaction, and any added-value services. If budgetary constraints are a major factor in the decision process, then the best way to work out pricing is to get in contact with us and come in for a free consultation.
Do you have insurance?
Yep! Our company is a fully insured entertainment service. We have been in business for well over two decades and have maintained a robust insurance policy for the majority of our operation. For more information about our insurance coverage, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
Can we meet before booking?
Absolutely. We strongly encourage you meet with us so that we can get an understanding of your scope and vision in addition to you seeing what we have to offer. Typically we'd prefer to schedule a time for prospective clients to visit our office so that we can present visuals. We will also come to you if you prefer. If you wish to meet with us multiple times before booking, we will be happy to schedule multiple appointments.
Can we submit a playlist and do-not-play list?
We invite you to submit both to us! We will fulfil your requests. Normally, our disc jockeys will play music that is 1) appropriate for the age, taste, and disposition of the audience, and 2) goes with the flow of the party. For example, we will not play dance music during a sit-down dinner, nor will we play elevator music when people are mingling and ready to dance.
You can e-mail your playlist to us, or you can use our MySpecialists portal to fill out your playlists online.
What payment methods are accepted?
If payment is performed prior to the event, our office can accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, check, or cash. If payment is due upon the day of the event, only cash or certified check can be accepted. At this time we do not accept online payment, but it may be available in the future.
What equipment do you use?
Audio Hardware. The Specialists Entertainment uses state-of-the-art JBL, RCF, and Yorkville loudspeakers accompanied by JBL subwoofers to provide a full range of sound that can travel without setting the volume to ear-splitting levels. We utilize semi-opaque plexiglass facades that are backlit to hide equipment and wires, and we also utilize standard black facades. There is no additional charge for the plexiglass facade. In both cases, we strive to make our system highly presentable for your event. All professional equipment is fully insured has been tested for safety and reliability.
Audio Software. We use stable, professional DJ software on Mac and Windows operating systems. Our music archive is stored on a 16TB external RAID with backups on external hard drives and solid state drives.
Backups. Our policy is to bring hardware and software backup with us to each event to ensure that the party continues regardless of any equipment failures. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?
What other services do you have to offer?
The Specialists Entertainment brings a variety of services and products to the table. In addition to music at your event, we proudly offer the following services:
- Energetic disc jockeys
- Masters of ceremonies (Emcees)
- Scalable lightscaping and uplighting
- Intelligent light shows
- Custom gobo monogram
- Photobooth and photobooth attendant
- Motivational dancers
- Live TV / music videos
- "Through the Years" photo and video montages
- Candid event photography with photo slide show
- Dry ice machine
- Lounge furniture
- Casino theme
- Raffling and auctioning
- Live musicians
- Face painters and artists
Even if we don't directly offer what you are looking for, we have cultivated professional relationships and will supply a source or a solution to your event needs.