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    How much do you charge?”.

    Years ago, this was a simple question when a DJ offered DJ services and maybe some lights. Nowadays, we are an event Entertainment service that provides numerous benefits, for a universe of events, from complete lighting design, photo booths, and Led displays to Custom Production, which can offer comprehensive planning. In addition, we do excellent wedding receptions and create memories that last a lifetime.

    Precise pricing is a question we shouldn’t answer until we discover all the details of your wedding day. There is a whole lot to talk about regarding your day and what everything entails that we cover. After our conversation, we will provide a complete and accurate price quote and specific information on our pricing structure and services. We provide the peace of mind that you will have a wedding day that people will remember as one of the most fun times they’ve ever had. Most people say, “the music & entertainment can ‘make or break’ a wedding; we agree!! There are several ways to cut a few costs during the wedding planning process, but taking a chance with a ‘discounted DJ’ is NOT one of them!

    How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost?

    We will work with your type of event, whether it’s Wedding Entertainment on Saturdays, ranging from Reception Only to Ceremony + Reception DJ/MC Packages. We promise to do our best to customize the perfect package for your particular venue, vision, and budget! We offer specials for Sunday – Thursday and off-all-season dates (December, January, and February). Of course, holiday weekends may be more.

    Pricing for any event depends on the following: 

    Type of Event (wedding, corporate event, etc.)                                                                                          wedding photography

    Date and times that you require service

    Size of the Event (number of guests)

    Venue and Location(s) (In what room(s) or area(s) will the event take place)

    Services and equipment Required (Do you need coverage in more than one location?)

    Like anything else you might purchase, pricing for wedding entertainment can vary wildly. But, whether it’s a meal at an excellent restaurant, a new suit or dress, or even a new car, you’ll get what tastes right, looks great, and drives perfectly. Spectrum Sound guarantees we can design a cutting-edge program that will not exceed your budget. Feel free to discuss your budgetary concerns at our meeting.

    According to recent surveys, 78% of brides who budgeted too little for Entertainment said they would make it their highest priority when asked again after the wedding! The same study revealed that 81% of guests stated that the thing they remember the most about the wedding is the Entertainment, namely the quality of the DJ. My services complement your wedding day and make it even more incredible for you and your guests. And my prices reflect that.

    We are a service-based business AND STRIVE FOR your Satisfaction. Although we believe many companies in our industry may have similar options or offerings, be aware these differ radically by quality, cost, experience, and attention to detail. It is not what we do; it is how we do it.

    Spectrum Sound offers package options and various wedding enhancements. Pricing is unavailable online due to the uniqueness of each event—entertainment Services. To receive a customized quote or build a custom wedding/event package, CONTACT us today.

    Your wedding day is a celebration, a melding of friends from work, high school, college, childhood, a family reunion, and most likely the most prominent social event that will ever be thrown solely in your honor. We WANT THE MOST FOR YOUR DAY!

    WHAT PREPARATION DO YOU DO

    Did you know? Unlike most out there, your Spectrum Sound Wedding DJ will put an average of 15-20 hours of total time into a wedding. This time investment is for Initial Meetings, Phone Calls, Consultations & Admin • Planning Meetings & Preparation • Delivery, Setup & Strike • Working the ActualEvent Entertainment Services • Follow-up, Admin & Close-out.

    We promise to do our best to customize the perfect package for your particular venue, vision, and budget! We do offer specials for Sunday – Thursday and off all season dates (December, January, February)

    We provide a valued service, not a priced commodity.

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    What’s included in the cost of my Event Entertainment Services?

    You start by receiving several forms to begin planning your event. You get the advice and support you need via phone or email before your event. You will receive an Event Planner that allows you to choose music and provide me with all the information I need to make your event successful. Before the event, we form your musical selections into playlists that best utilize your choices for maximum enjoyment. On the event day, we arrive 60-90 minutes before your Event Entertainment Services to set up. We play for the allotted time that you have specified in your contract. And it covers our tear-down time (generally 15-30 minutes). There are NO hidden fees. Whatever the contract says is the total amount you pay.

    How much is required to secure our date?

    Currently, I ask for 50%. The rest of your balance is due two weeks before your event date. If you want to arrange a different payment schedule, we are usually happy to accommodate you. Please note the retainer is non-refundable.

    How do I hire a DJ?

    You must ask questions. Consult with the DJ to see if there is a fit. Check the years of experience they have and the type of equipment they use. Ask if they have a backup. When you hire SpectrumSound.com DJ, you get a seasoned veteran. With the ability to successfully run your event Entertainment Services or wedding.

    Entertainment Style
    An essential factor in choosing your DJ is their style. Is it low-key or highly interactive? SpectrumSound.com can do both! If it’s a wedding, we know that the Bride & Groom are the stars, not us. So we will not stand on tables or scream at our guests on the microphone. We will not wear silly wigs or ask your guests to dress like the ‘Village People.’ Instead, we will put on a ‘cheese-free’ show, keeping the spotlight on the Bride & Groom, great music, and fun!

    Corporate and other types of events sometimes require more interaction. If that’s the case, just let us know. We will happily interact and have fun with your guests but always in good taste. We are skilled with introductions and formalities, so it would be our pleasure to take care of it for you if anything needs to be announced. SpectrumSound.com is always at your service!

    Have you played at our venue before?

    This, of course, depends on the site. If it is in the area, then we have most likely played there at some point. We welcome the opportunity to visit the venue with you.

    What do you require from my event site?

    We need at least one 6-foot banquet table with linens and adequate power (120-volt, a 15-amp circuit on a grounded outlet) within 35 feet of where the DJ will be set up.

    Do you act as the emcee and make all the announcements?

    We will make every announcement you would like us to make, which is usually the norm. However, occasionally, a client wants someone special in their lives to make a statement, and we always oblige them.

    How would you define your style when making announcements?

    Confident and clear. We use our regular voice and do not “cheese it up” insincerity. While we can use a booming radio baritone, most people can see right through that, creating distrust between the guests and ourselves.

    Do you have a wireless microphone?

    Yes, we have a Shure wireless mic with a range of about 50 yards on it, “half a football field” in most cases. We prefer to limit the microphone to those you have told us will need it (toasts or other announcements). We choose NOT to share the mic with anyone that wants to have a few drinks and address the guests. Those moments tend to slow the momentum down, or worse, can be awkward and embarrassing.

    Do you take any breaks?

    Not at all. Unlike a band, you get continuous Entertainment from a DJ.

    Will you bring an assistant?

    Short answer? Rarely. Unless you’re planning a highly interactive, “New York-style” wedding that needs a sole emcee/party motivator to dance with your guests (something we rarely offer), deejaying a wedding is a one-person job. DJs who always bring an assistant do so because they don’t want to carry the equipment, want someone to fetch them drinks, or break down and get out of there faster at the end of the night. We don’t believe that’s something for which you need to pay.

    Can we visit you at a performance?

    The only performances you can visit me at are the occasional public performances for charities (and we always encourage potential clients to do that). We announce all public events on The Spectrum Sound Facebook page and this website. But as most of our performances are private weddings, we respect our client’s privacy and do not have potential customers visit their parties. However, our references, online reviews, and the information we provide you in our initial meeting will speak volumes about our experience, style, and professionalism. Each performance is designed to fit each client’s wishes, so what you hear at one party may not be what you are looking for at yours, which may cloud your judgment on our abilities.

    What will you wear to our wedding?

    Ninety percent of our weddings are performed in a black suit or tuxedo. We usually switch the coat for a vest if any portion is outside during the summertime. All other parties performed in either a suit or shirt and tie. We will most likely wear shorts if you have a backyard pool party. We try to dress just like your guests or slightly better, but we’re never underdressed.

    What will you wear when you set up and break down your equipment?

    It honestly depends on the weather and the time of year. For example, if you are having an outdoor event in July, we will most likely arrive wearing shorts and an oversized shirt, as setting up equipment in 90-degree heat can get a guy a bit sweaty. However, some of your guests may see us; we will have changed into our formal wear when most guests arrive.

    When do you arrive to set up for our event?

    We typically come between 60 and 90 minutes before the start of an event if we are familiar with the venue and two hours if this is our first time to avoid any setbacks. We always allow more time for Pics, photo booth setup and Event Lighting.

    Will we meet again before the event?

    If you need to meet for whatever reason before your wedding, it can be arranged, but usually, there’s no need unless we need to view the venue one more time before the big day. After the initial meeting, most correspondence is exchanged via email, telephone, text, or even Facebook if you want to friend me there!

    Do you pay “kickbacks” for referrals?

    Never. Spectrum Sound does not pay kickbacks or referral fees through money, gifts, or other incentives. Instead, we are proud to have earned referrals and endorsements from the area’s best wedding planners, venues, caterers, photographers, and other event professionals based solely on outstanding service.

    Do you offer live ceremony musicians?

    Again, we believe in focusing on the service we can provide. Some music agencies will “up-sell” live musicians, serving as a “middleman” and taking a cut of the proceeds, but we’d prefer to refer you directly to the players. Please feel free to ask for our recommendations — we’ve worked with just about everyone!

    How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

    We believe that avid music fans deserve incredible music on their wedding day. We encourage you to be involved if you’d like to be! Most of our clients value music and probably have distinct ideas about what they want to hear. If you are a music fan, you will probably remember the first single you bought as a teenager. Everybody at Spectrum Sound knows how it feels to be passionate about music. If you would like to select every song, we will accommodate you. Please choose up to 50 pieces and give us a Do Not Playlist for songs you do not want to hear. This usually provides us with more than we need. Requests are based on danceability, popularity, and your audience. For instance, we will often play Cupid Shuffle over most Metallica songs! Most of our couples prefer to discuss their preferences and at least a few specific requests with their DJ in-depth. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and respecting their input and wishes while providing additional suggestions and guidance. You will never hear songs you don’t want to hear or genres you have told us you don’t like.

    We believe in working tirelessly to ensure that every second of the music at your wedding is programmed brilliantly.

    A wedding DJ is responsible for the success of the second half of your wedding. If they do a good job, your friend will discuss your Reception for years. But, if it goes badly, people will remember it for all the wrong reasons. If you love music, you need to find a DJ that loves music as much as you do. Our DJs spend hours every day surrounded by music. It is their life, their passion, and their love.

    A good DJ is also a music expert that can look at the do and do NOT plays that a client submits online and curate the perfect playlist for the event. We spend a ton of time prepping for an event-from created edits of ceremony songs and first dances to picking the ideal mix or remix of the hottest songs. Prep work is a crucial piece of being a good mobile DJ.

    We believe the time we spend building your playlists and preparing your requests will help us become better DJ’S.

    How do we choose the songs for our wedding playlist.?

    I recommend starting to think about your music today. I cannot imagine anything more stressful than leaving the music to the last minute and then having to have a big panic about picking a first dance song or trying to remember all of your favorite songs. Has anyone ever asked you what music you like, and you have suddenly gone blank and forgotten the name of every piece you want? I am sure that you know what I mean.

    To avoid this stressful situation a couple of weeks before your wedding, I recommend you create a note on your phone called ‘wedding playlist.’ Then, every time you hear a song that you like (or hate), you can note it. Then, when your DJ asks you for your music requests, you will already have a pretty impressive list of songs. Talk about making things easy!!

    If your wedding has a theme, it might be cool to integrate this into your music. For example, with a Disney or Gatsby theme, you could easily pick a piece that reflects this.

    You should separate the music in your playlist into five main categories:

    1. Traditional Dances – The traditional dances that you can have for your wedding include the first dance (for the couple), second dance (bride and father), third dance (groom and mother), and last dance (for the couple). The traditional dances may or may not work similarly for same-sex marriages, families with parents who have passed away, families with step-parents, etc. The most important thing is to pick any particular dances you would like for your wedding and let the DJ know who will be dancing. You can even choose not to have the first dance. It is entirely up to you!
    2. Your Favorite Music – This is where you get to pick your favorite “must-have” songs that you want to dance to on your wedding day. It can be fun to each build up your list of favorite songs. There will be times when only one of you is on the dance floor during the evening, so who cares if your fiance loves the music you hate? A good DJ will mix and match your music choices to have an excellent time. The songs and styles of music that the couple like. Separate your favorite songs into two lists then the DJ will know what tunes to play for each of you when you step onto the dance floor.
    3. Songs For Your Guests – You will likely be sharing your wedding day with another 50-150 people, and to have a fantastic evening, you will want your guests to be up dancing with you all night long. Your DJ should be able to read the type of music your guests enjoy, but if you know any “must play” songs that will get your friends and family up dancing, you should add them to your playlist.
    4. Niche Music – If you are passionate about a particular genre of music and would like your DJ to play a set of this music at some point during the evening, send a list of your favorite tracks if you think the DJ will not have the songs in their collection. Unless your DJ is an absolute expert in your chosen Niche Genre, you should send over some tracks to help them out. Make sure to select the music you can dance to and be realistic about how much you think should be played. Is it just you who likes this music, or do your friends and family like it? Perhaps list your top 10 must-play songs and others if it goes well on the night.
    5. Music That You Hate – Let the DJ know if there are songs they cannot play. Perhaps you have a particular piece you do not want to hear at your wedding, or maybe you hate An individual artist or type of music. Be quite thorough and honest. For example, if you hate ABBA, tell the DJ and ask them not to play any…even if a guest requests the night.

    Can we submit a Do Not Playlist?

    Definitely! But please limit it to songs that would utterly ruin your evening. For instance, if a new husband was married before, you probably do not want to hear the music that was his first dance with his first wife! But remember, just because you hate the Electric Slide does not necessarily mean that your guests hate it too. So please have some flexibility in your Do Not Playlist.

    I want to ensure all of the music is “clean” at my event. Is that an issue?

    Not at all! All our music is the clean, edited versions of the songs. However, just because a piece has offensive words removed from the song doesn’t mean that the song’s meanings don’t change. We always cite “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas as an example. We have a clean version of the song, but that doesn’t change the song’s message!

    How is an entire evening’s playlist decided?

    A three-hour evening consists of about 50 to 70 selections. Six Hours equals 100 to 140. You should concentrate on picking just the music that is vital to you. We advise leaving the rest of the selections to your experienced DJ and your guest’s requests at your Entertainment Services.

    How will I know that our guests will like our songs?

    A successful evening combines our experienced DJs knowing what to play, your guest input, and special requests. We strive to ensure that you and your guests have a great time.

    Is the Don’t playlist important?

    Yes! We do not want to upset or offend you or your guests.

    Do you take requests from our guests?

    That’s up to you! The majority of parties that we do include taking requests from guests. Some clients prefer no requests from the guests, and we respect their wishes. But when guests are allowed to request and hear the songs they like to dance to, they become more emotionally involved with the event and walk away with fonder memories of the evening. We do not play inappropriate requests at events and have developed subtle ways to satisfy guests without offending them.

    How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

    I subscribe to several different DJ Record Pools. We religiously check the Top weekly 100s on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes. In addition, we listen to Sirius Hits One and read music and trade magazines. Music is not only our job, but it’s also a lifelong hobby and passion!

    When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

    Naturally, the sooner, the better. Wedding details are usually due two weeks before the wedding, so we can draw up a plan that fits your needs. To provide you with a stress-free event, we try to keep you on a weekly schedule, reminding you of what needs to be done for the six weeks leading up to your Event Entertainment Services.

    What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?

    This is usually not a problem because we have done this for a long time. However, we have developed many tricks for getting people to dance when it does happen. Some are subtle, while others are more to the point. I will say that a DJ can never go wrong with a classic love song or a fun group participation dance to get people on the dance floor. Beyond that, we would much instead share our secrets while you are on the dance floor!

    Do you use party props?

    No. Our performers do not dress in costumes or distribute funny hats and inflatable instruments. We do not harass your guests to join us on the dance floor or teach people to line dance. If you seek a performer to motivate your guests this way, you would probably be happier with another deejay company.

    What do you require from us?

    We need a table (at least six feet long) at the Event Entertainment Services and a table skirt that reaches the floor to hide our carrying cases and cables underneath the table. If you do not mind the unsightliness of such a mess, you can leave out the table skirt. We also ask that we be situated no more than 25 feet away from an electrical outlet. If we are going to be further than 25 feet from an outlet, we need to know this ahead of time to plan accordingly. We prefer to be situated close to the dance floor.

    Do you have a light show?

    Upon request, we can bring four lights that fit my DJ table, including a mirror ball, a Moonflower, and two laser lights. We use the mirror ball during “special” dances and slow dancing while the others light up the room during the dance portions of the evening. If you want uplighting or another lighting effect, it’s available for an extra fee, including additional men, vehicles, staff hours, etc. Once we determine what you need, we can estimate the lighting.

    May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract?

    Absolutely! Not every client can do so due to logistics, but we encourage meeting in person whenever possible. ZOOM meetings or facetime works at this time.

    What are the terms of payment if I book your services?

    A 50% non-refundable retainer is due with your signed contract within two weeks of your initial meeting with your DJ. The balance is collected 30 days before your Event Entertainment Services. SpectrumSound.com accepts cash, personal checks, and certified checks or money orders. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, and PayPal.

    How long will you hold our date for us?

    Once you have a contract, you have seven days to sign the contract and put down a retainer to hold your date. After seven days, if you have not returned the agreement, the date is opened up to other potential clients.

    Do you offer a written contract?

    We have an extensive contract that details everything; The contract protects both you and Spectrum Sound. The retainer is 50% and is non-refundable. A retainer secures your date. You can view it here. 2017-spectrum-sound-contract

    Can we have overtime if the event goes longer than expected?

    We certainly stay and continue to entertain as long as reasonable. We ask that you not wait until the last song to ask us. Give us some time to take it into account in our music programming. There is an extra fee for each hour of overtime.

    Most importantly, why should I choose SpectrumSound.com for my Event Entertainment Services?

    We provide exceptional Entertainment and the most helpful and attentive customer care in this industry.

    We provide VALUE to our Bride’s Groom AND guests. Do not compromise and accept anything less.

    What is your Better Business Bureau Rating?

    A+

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    I want to hire SPECTRUM SOUND – How does it work?

    Learn & Browse

    1) Thank you for visiting this website spectrumsound.com. There is a ton of information here. The purpose is to help you make the best decision regarding your Event Entertainment Services. I trust you’ve either 1) heard good things or 2) spent a lot of time visiting this site, or maybe both. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me.

    Consultation / Initial Meeting

    2) Are we right for each other? Kind of a touchy-feely question, but it’s true. With your event at stake, you deserve to learn about your DJ/MC or our other services to ensure we’re a good fit for you. It’s pretty simple, but everyone works differently. I offer convenient options:

    1. When it comes to wedding DJ services, we traditionally meet with prospective brides/grooms at a quiet location for an initial consultation. Then, we meet, greet and chat about your wedding to see if we’ll be a good fit for each other.
    2. We can have a video conference on Skype or FACE-TIME.
    3. It can also be accomplished over the phone if you live out of town or are comfortable doing so.
    4. We can draft a contract covering all your requirements and wishes and go from there via email.

    ONCE WE MEET IN PERSON, WE AUTOMATICALLY HOLD YOUR DATE FOR ONE (1) WEEK. So no stress, no worries, and no cheesy sales call to pressure you. Instead, let you think about things, take everything in, and meet with other DJs and Service Providers.

    Booking: Contract & Retainer Payment

    3)  Once you decide to move forward, let me know as soon as possible. Then, WE HOLD your date on the calendar and start the booking process. First, a contract is drafted to list the specifics, options, enhancements, etc. Then, to officially secure the date, we need:

    • Contract
    • Retainer Payment (50 % of contract value)
    • Event Entertainment Services

    Once either is received, I “ink” your date into the calendar.

    Setting up your Account

    4) Once the Contract and Retainer Payments are received, I’ll start setting up your account. I’ll make copies of the agreement for your records, process your retainer payment, send you my “welcome and plan emails,” and set up your personalized and custom Online Planning System account. All this happens within one week after the booking process is complete.

    Long-Term Planning

    5) Over the next few months (sometimes longer or shorter), you’ll be working to develop ideas, draft song lists, come up with all your questions/concerns, etc. Much of this will be done on your own; we would love to help. **NOTE: Feel free to contact me at any time with anything.

    Final Detailed Planning Meeting

    6) As we near your date, we’ll do a “last general planning meeting at my office/studio where we have access to your planning account, music, lighting samples, etc., to finalize the fine details of your wedding. This is usually done 1-3 weeks out. We will spend 1-2 hours going through just about everything:

    1. Timeline/Agenda
    2. Music Selections
    3. Event Entertainment Services
    4. The Questionnaire
    5. Anything else that is critical to your day!

    When we are done with the process, we’ll all have a detailed picture of how everything will flow, look, sound, and feel.

    Most couples leave my studio much more relaxed after reviewing everything about their wedding in such detail. You will be able to go with copies of your timeline and planning materials and a good sense of stress relief!

    My Preparation

    7) Within the final week of your wedding, I will work with the venue, another coordinator(s), and vendors to ensure every detail we reviewed is covered. Changes? No problem; WE ARE incredibly flexible with any change.

    Have a Great Time, Stress-Free

    8) It’s come down to event Entertainment Services time, and you can be assured that from this point on, your event will run smoothly while you and your guests have fun!

    If you have additional questions about our Event Entertainment Services in Evansville, IN, We book up quickly, so call today to reserve your event. Feel free to contact us at any time.

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    SINCE 1978 DJ Terry Tunks and his talented DJ team have entertained thousands of wedding receptions and events. Evansville, Indiana; Newburgh, Indiana; Owensboro, KY; and across Southern Indiana and Kentucky. In towns like JASPER, NEW HARMONY, FERDINAND, FRENCH LICK, WEST BADEN, HUNTINGBURG, AND SANTA CLAUS, In. They were based at one time in Louisville, KY, because of the sponsorship of Coca-Cola. However, SPECTRUM SOUND is just as comfortable entertaining small groups at a casual affair as 18,000 at the THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE DERBY CELEBRATION.

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    Wedding DJ Service Near Me FAQ
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    Provider Name
    Terry Tunks,
    44 W Camp Ground Rd,44 W Campground Rd Evansville , IN 47710,Southern Indiana and Illinois, Kentucky- Telephone No.812 401-4931
    Area
    Evansville, Jasper, Newburgh, New Harmony IN, Henderson, and Owensboro, Ky
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    The day of your wedding is a magical time where you get to celebrate with those who mean the most. To help make this momentous occasion extraordinary, we at Spectrumsound.com put our expertise and creative minds together for an unforgettable experience just right around what's important about both events: YOU!