Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a sample of the most popular questions from the
thousands of wedding and event clients
we have served.
All of the DJs who work for Ultimate Sounds have a minimum of 5 years professional DJing
experience, with most of our DJs having 10 or more years of professional DJing experience.
We only use state-of-the-art professional DJ equipment that minimizes wires and doesn’t look
We always retain one DJ per weekend as a backup in the event of an emergency.
Our DJs do take requests and may play some of them. Our DJs “filter” requests, meaning they will not play a song that you specifically asked the DJ not to play or music from a genre you asked the DJ not to play. We will not play songs off of Youtube when asked. If someone makes a request that fits in well with what the DJ is playing at the time and with the music the client wants, then the DJ may play the request. We have an online planning system that will allow you to make request lists before the event.
Sure, but we would like to get the music file(s) in advance of the event. If doing this please consider the audience attending your event.
The deposit which is 30% of the total balance is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event date. Payments can be made through our Square invoicing system using a debit or credit card.
We do not include gratuity in the final contract price. 10 – 20% is generally recommended if your DJ did a great job, but it is entirely up to you.
A good time frame is at least six months before the event. However, we have DJs available for last minute events as well.
This is not required in our contract and is completely up to you. Typically, the catering director or event coordinator will set aside a meal or boxed dinner for the DJ if requested by the client.
We offer DJ services for wedding ceremonies and reception, corporate events and private parties.We also offer lighting options (uplighting & dance floor lighting) and have photo booths available.
You can select songs that you would like to hear at your event (as well as songs you don’t want to hear) through our online planning system. You will receive login information for that system in an email with your contract. The number of songs you request is totally up to you! We recommend giving your DJ at least 10-15 songs of different genres and artists that you would like to hear. A few songs/artists that you don’t want to hear is always helpful as well. If you end up requesting a lot of songs, just keep in mind the time constraints of your event. During your initial consultation, your DJ will ask about your music preferences.
We have a company Mixcloud page where some of our DJs post original mixes. We do not post any of our wedding or event mixes as each event we do is unique to that client.