Q. How does your pricing work?
A: As every gig is a little different my fee is based on a per job basis. This includes the size, type, duration and location of your event as well as my travel time. Let me know what you're looking for and I will provide you with a quote.
Q: How much time do you need to set up?
A: Usually one hour is sufficient. Clear access to a door where I can back up my vehicle to load-in and load-out equipment is appreciated.
Q: How large of an area do you need?
A: Usually a 10'x10' area is sufficient for my set up. However, I can go smaller depending on the location. I will also need unobstructed access to an electrical outlet.
Q: Do you utilize any other formats of music besides vinyl records?
A: Yes. I use Serato DVS software with my turntables which provides me with unlimited song selection. Request lines are always open!
Q: Do you talk during the event and is there also a microphone available if we need to make an announcement?
A: Yes, I do provide commentary on songs during my set. I also provide a microphone in the event that you or a guest would like to speak.
Q: Do you provide karaoke?
Q: How do you pick the music to play?
A: My playlist is based on the demographic and theme of your event. I will always discuss the music options with you beforehand so we're on the same page and you know what to expect. A list of artists and songs that you would like to hear at your event is always appreciated.
Q: Do you use a contract? Do you require a deposit?
A: Yes. I use a standard DJ contract. Deposits are 25% of my quote and are nonrefundable. In the event that I have an emergency or a scheduling conflict I will refund your deposit in full.
Q: Do you take breaks during the event?
A: Yes, as a human being nature does call. In addition, a meal with a beverage for both myself and my assistant is always appreciated.
Q: What equipment do you use?
A: I utilize the following gear:
• (2) QSC K10.2 active speakers with stands
• Rockville RGB-15S Subwoofer (for larger events)
• (2) Stanton T.62 Turntables
• Macbook Pro and/or iPad
• Serato DJ DVS Software
• Numark M6 mixing board
• Light stand with (3) multi-colored LED sound activated lights and laser
Q: How did you come up with the name "Tikinaut"?
A: Besides collecting vinyl records one of my other interests is Tiki bars and Polynesian Pop. I also enjoy the history of early manned space travel. Hence, the name "Tikinaut" is a mash up of those two interests.