Learn on the old lamps… or don’tThere are quite a few experts in stage lighting that agree that beginners could and should learn on the old style lamps and dimmer technology. And I myself agree with them because in doing so you would really get to learn the true basics of DJ package lighting technology.
But, like many DJs who have sold off their turntables and replaced them with midi controllers, you can also learn very quickly how to set up and use effective DJ lighting packages by purchasing a modern rig that is capable of doing a multitude of tasks. What makes these lights intelligent is that they can move to the sound of the music, can be voice activated and can change their RGB color mix as often and as wondrously as one would require.
Also in the old days you would be required to attend each light and alter the setting to either change its color if it was an RGB light or to set the dimmer or sync it with the beat of the music. Well you don’t have to do that anymore with modern day beginner dj rigs. There’s also the DMX modes that we should mention here with new rigs. What the DMX mode means is that you can use a DMX controller to… you guessed it, control the lighting system.