Tray Fiddy is the founder, creator and lead writer at StartingtoDJ.
He has been mixing music at home and gigs for about 13 years.
Hi, I’m Tray
I created StartingtoDJ as a resource to help anyone who is (like I was many years ago) starting to mix the music they love at home.
When I first started my DJing journey, I found myself spending days reading books, watching YouTube videos and searching the forums to answer sometimes even the most simple questions.
So I thought, why keep this to myself? Why not share it with other beginner DJs too? So here at StartingtoDJ, you will find articles answering questions that I found helpful as someone just starting out on the DJing journey.
I have spent hundreds of hours researching and practicing so you don’t have to.
I found that many websites and forums out there were written and aimed at people who already had a good understanding of technical jargon and knowledge of equipment.
You also get a lot of ‘musical snobbery’ as I like to call it, where folks mock one another for perhaps not getting professional-quality mixes at home!
There will be no musical snobbery here. I believe that DJing should be fun and enjoyable.
As I have a degree in audio engineering (and I’m a bit of an audiophile myself), over time I started expanding my blog on topics like speakers, and subwoofers. I noticed that I have a lot to say about audio gear so expect more talks on those subjects as well!
I will make honest recommendations
Many websites out there will bombard you with review articles and equipment guides. But often this leaves you with too many options and even more confused than when you began.
Here when I recommend gear it will be gear I have owned myself or know someone who owns. Where I can, I will just provide my ‘top’ recommendation which I use currently so you know it works for me at least, so probably, it will for you too!
I am still learning
Most importantly of all, I am still learning myself.
I have been mixing music for around 13 years now but I still have too much to find out. I hope that not coming from a musical background (no moms and pops in music) and teaching myself everything about DJing I will be able to give useful tips and insights that professional DJs may overlook.
I’ll probably be more professional when explaining speakers and subs, but I’m trying to make it as simple as possible!