How to Become a DJ ( साउंड प्रोड्यूसर )

Whether you’re an aspiring sound producer or DJ, you’ve probably wondered how you can land your first gig or get your career started in India. And even if you know exactly what kind of music producer you want to be, it’s tough to break into the business with all the competition out there! Bollywood has seen its fair share of music directors, singers, and performers, but there’s another side to the Indian music industry that is just as popular, if not more so than the mainstream Bollywood artists. The DJs and sound producers who create music that gets people moving on the dance floor are just as important to the process of creating music in India, but many people don’t know how they got their start or how they can make it big like their musical idols.

This guide on how to become a DJ or sound producer in India will help you figure out what kind of DJ career best suits your personality and what steps you need to take to succeed as one, whether that means hosting your own radio show or working with dance studios to educate their students on music theory.

What is a DJ/Producer and Why is It So Important

The term DJ itself comes from Disc Jockey and refers to any person who plays and mixes recorded music for an audience. A sound producer, on the other hand, is someone who manipulates digital audio (to create songs, sound effects, etc.) as opposed to manipulating pre-recorded tracks (like songs). Both terms are often used interchangeably because both jobs share so many similarities. There’s plenty of opportunity in either field if you’re passionate about it and skilled enough! So let’s dig into what makes these roles important. How Much Can You Make? The average salary of a DJ/Producer ranges anywhere between $34k-$100k USD. That being said, salaries can be much higher or lower depending on your experience level, where you live, how hard you hustle, and whether or not people like your work.

What is Sound Design

Before diving into sound design, it’s essential to understand what it is and how it differs from audio mixing. Mixing involves taking recorded sounds and modifying them—turning them up or down, panning left or right, adjusting their EQ (treble, mids, bass), adding effects like reverb and delay—to create your desired musical experience. A sound designer, on the other hand, creates brand-new sounds altogether. You can think of them as being akin to inventors or engineers, with only one difference: they’re focused on sonic creations rather than physical ones.

As a result, they tend to have a more artistic mindset when approaching a project compared with a traditional engineer who may be more focused on technical specs and manufacturing costs. You might not need someone who handles both disciplines full time but there are times when having both skillsets in-house will provide you with an edge over your competition.

What Do DJs/Producers Do

First, it’s important to know what exactly DJs and producers do. A sound producer is different from a DJ. A sound producer writes original compositions, while a DJ plays existing songs on his/her computer using software like Ableton Live or Serato Scratch Live. The latter is commonly referred to as turntablism since they use both vinyl records and digital files with their turntables. Turntablists are often confused with hip-hop DJs who often use pre-recorded beats, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat—or scratch an album! Many great artists have risen out of being DJs first. Daft Punk started out remixing songs before writing their own music. Even today many people won’t call them sound producers (and rightly so), but nobody can argue that they didn’t come up through building up skills through DJing first!

Getting Started

To become a professional DJ, one must start as an amateur. This means you’ll need to spend some time honing your skills and understanding how music works before you can truly call yourself a professional. This is true for both actual DJs and producers: spend time with friends and family, learn what you like and don’t like (and why), and create music that is meaningful and genuine. If you do all of these things, it will show in your work. Creating great soundtracks takes time; give yourself room to grow.

Becoming a Dj/Producer

What you will need to know. It’s actually not that hard to get started with making your own music, it can even be free! This post will outline some of your best options for getting started with producing your own music. You can become a professional music producer without any formal training or college degree. All you need is drive and passion, which are easier things to get if you have these materials already. A laptop is all you really need as far as technology goes.

It’s also nice to have a MIDI keyboard controller, but those don’t cost very much either (around $100). I’d recommend checking out KVR Audio for resources on becoming a successful sound designer. And don’t forget about YouTube! There are many tutorials on there from experienced sound designers who want to help beginners learn how to make their own sounds from scratch. Some artists pay instructors good money just so they can learn tips and tricks from them.


India is one of the fastest-growing countries for music industries, with numbers increasing every year. With ever-increasing demand, there are openings for people who want to become DJs and sound producers. This job requires skills that take time to develop, but if you’re passionate about music and want an exciting career, it might be worth looking into. The Chalaang can help you in gaining the necessary skills that will help you kickstart your career as a Disc Jockey. Enroll today and make the most of it. Till then keep mixing!