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Ameritune DJs and Video, Inc

Elgin , IL

LOCATION

695 Magnolia Ct
Elgin, IL 60120 US (map)

PHONE

630-372-8863

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Est 1983, Ameritune offers your choice of DJ, Live Dinner Music, Wedding Video, and Photo Montage services. We are family owned and operated, and pride ourselves in making your wedding... Read more
Est 1983, Ameritune offers your choice of DJ, Live Dinner Music, Wedding Video, and Photo Montage services. We are family owned and operated, and pride ourselves in making your wedding extraordinary!
Every DJ is different, and we make it easy to find the best fit for your style. We have videos of each of our 7 DJs playing live at real weddings. You can see these videos on our website, or meet with us at our conveniently located office between Hoffman Estates and Elgin. . Ameritune's wedding video service offers 3 distinct packaes to suit all budgets and styles. We shoot with low light and don't cut corners when it comes to editing; best of all you'll have a beautiful keepsake to preserve your memories for a lifetime. Ameritune's pricing is reasonable and our quality is outstanding as evidenced by all our "Best of Weddings" awards from The Knot. Call us at (630) 372-TUNE (8863) or visit us on the web at ameritune.com. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was amazing! We used Jim. I have to say he exceeded my expectations. All I wanted was for people to dance, I wanted to accommodate all music and I don't think Jim could have done a better job at that. The dance floor was seriously packed until the last song, and I think the party could have kept going. He did an amazing job. I also have to say, I know Jim has done a million weddings but he still made us feel special about ours, and he looked like he still loves his job which means a lot. I would recommend them, Jim was very professional and did an awesome job! We also got a lot of compliments :)
Our DJ was amazing! We used Jim. I have to say he exceeded my expectations. All I wanted was for people to dance, I wanted Read more...
Our DJ was amazing! We used Jim. I have to say he exceeded my expectations. All I wanted was for people to dance, I wanted to accommodate all music and I don't think Jim could have done a better job at that. The dance floor was seriously packed until the last song, and I think the party could have kept going. He did an amazing job. I also have to say, I know Jim has done a million weddings but he still made us feel special about ours, and he looked like he still loves his job which means a lot. I would recommend them, Jim was very professional and did an awesome job! We also got a lot of compliments :) Read less
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Shilo
Wedding:
7/19/2013
3.3/5.0
When looking at the videos of the different Djs we felt a connection with Jim S. However, from the first discussion when I explained what I wanted the first dance to be, he argued and explained what he usually does. I tried to explain that we didnt have the normal guest list and it wouldnt go very well. He told me that he had been doing this for years and can read a crowd. I allowed him to use his skills, after all I did hire him for his exepertise. He mixed up one of the ceremony songs with a brides from the next day. At the reception my sister, MOH, had to ask him twice to do the garter and bouquet toss because people were leaving. He hardly played any of the genre that we requested, did not start playing dance music until 45 minutes to an hour before the reception ended. By then most of the guests had left. My mom had requested a song early on, and it wasnt played for 3 hours. She was gone by then. The guests commented that the DJ appeared to be in his own world and not really paying attention to the surroundings. I feel if he was, he may have been able to change up the songs a bit. I was very dissapointed with the overall service. I would recommend a bride using their services to make up a song list. Not for the entire night, but maybe for 30 out of the 45 songs they can play for a 3 hour reception. The rare good things were the introductions, the price, and the dinner music. I would recommend them however, if you take the recommendations above.
When looking at the videos of the different Djs we felt a connection with Jim S. However, from the first discussion when I Read more...
When looking at the videos of the different Djs we felt a connection with Jim S. However, from the first discussion when I explained what I wanted the first dance to be, he argued and explained what he usually does. I tried to explain that we didnt have the normal guest list and it wouldnt go very well. He told me that he had been doing this for years and can read a crowd. I allowed him to use his skills, after all I did hire him for his exepertise. He mixed up one of the ceremony songs with a brides from the next day. At the reception my sister, MOH, had to ask him twice to do the garter and bouquet toss because people were leaving. He hardly played any of the genre that we requested, did not start playing dance music until 45 minutes to an hour before the reception ended. By then most of the guests had left. My mom had requested a song early on, and it wasnt played for 3 hours. She was gone by then. The guests commented that the DJ appeared to be in his own world and not really paying attention to the surroundings. I feel if he was, he may have been able to change up the songs a bit. I was very dissapointed with the overall service. I would recommend a bride using their services to make up a song list. Not for the entire night, but maybe for 30 out of the 45 songs they can play for a 3 hour reception. The rare good things were the introductions, the price, and the dinner music. I would recommend them however, if you take the recommendations above. Read less
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Marty
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Our DJ was Al Mitchell and he was fantastic. I was the groom, so I'm slightly biased, but I have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was filled from literally start to finish. And then we extended another 30 minutes because everyone was having such a great time! A perfect mix of music for all crowds and fulfilled every obscure dance/ hip hop/ techno song we requested. I don't normally post reviews unless its dreadfully awful or completely amazing and this is on the amazing side of things. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. Get him a song list in advance to give him time to prepare though. I think that helped. For what it's worth, my wife and I walked in to an instrumental version of a song by Bone Thugs N Harmony. I'm pretty sure that took some digging...
Our DJ was Al Mitchell and he was fantastic. I was the groom, so I'm slightly biased, but I have never been to a wedding Read more...
Our DJ was Al Mitchell and he was fantastic. I was the groom, so I'm slightly biased, but I have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was filled from literally start to finish. And then we extended another 30 minutes because everyone was having such a great time! A perfect mix of music for all crowds and fulfilled every obscure dance/ hip hop/ techno song we requested. I don't normally post reviews unless its dreadfully awful or completely amazing and this is on the amazing side of things. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. Get him a song list in advance to give him time to prepare though. I think that helped. For what it's worth, my wife and I walked in to an instrumental version of a song by Bone Thugs N Harmony. I'm pretty sure that took some digging... Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
While planning our wedding, my maid of honor suggested that her cousin has a DJ business why dont you give Ameritunes a call, so I did. When i called the first time it was like a pary on the phone. The lady I talked to was wonderful, she got all the paperwork in order and I asked for Beth to be our DJ. Beth was so great on the phone when she called, she is truly a professional. I had know idea what i was doing but she guided me thru one step at a time. My only perameters where that we like country music and the dont play list consisted of no rap and no Taylor Swift. Sitting at the head table I could see my mother sitting at her seat swaying to the music and smiling, my husband at the same time pointed to his older aunt also swaying and smiling. What a beautiful event! She played everything from Neal Diamond to hip hop. Beth Rocks! I cant say enough, Love you Ameritunes! XOXOXO
While planning our wedding, my maid of honor suggested that her cousin has a DJ business why dont you give Ameritunes a Read more...
While planning our wedding, my maid of honor suggested that her cousin has a DJ business why dont you give Ameritunes a call, so I did. When i called the first time it was like a pary on the phone. The lady I talked to was wonderful, she got all the paperwork in order and I asked for Beth to be our DJ. Beth was so great on the phone when she called, she is truly a professional. I had know idea what i was doing but she guided me thru one step at a time. My only perameters where that we like country music and the dont play list consisted of no rap and no Taylor Swift. Sitting at the head table I could see my mother sitting at her seat swaying to the music and smiling, my husband at the same time pointed to his older aunt also swaying and smiling. What a beautiful event! She played everything from Neal Diamond to hip hop. Beth Rocks! I cant say enough, Love you Ameritunes! XOXOXO Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was flawless, and everyone was on the dance floor - even those who were admitted wallflowers.

Al did a fabulous job, and my night was awesome. Thank you@
My wedding was flawless, and everyone was on the dance floor - even those who were admitted wallflowers.

Al did a Read more...
My wedding was flawless, and everyone was on the dance floor - even those who were admitted wallflowers.

Al did a fabulous job, and my night was awesome. Thank you@ Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so glad that we booked Al as our wedding DJ! He really kept the party going and everyone seemed to have a great time! We loved the live dinner music as well. Al really did an amazing job and we would definitely recommend him to our friends!

Ameritune also did a fabulous job with the videography! RJ captured all the important aspects of the day without being intrusive. It was also nice to not have a blinding light shining on us all night. After the wedding, the video editing process was completely painless. We just sent Ameritune our childhood photos and song selections and they took care of everything else (they even found a classical version for one of our song selections!). The actual video turned out absolutely wonderful! We loved that it wasn't "cheesy" like many wedding videos are. Ameritune is truly worth the money and we would definitely recommend them to our friends!
We are so glad that we booked Al as our wedding DJ! He really kept the party going and everyone seemed to have a great Read more...
We are so glad that we booked Al as our wedding DJ! He really kept the party going and everyone seemed to have a great time! We loved the live dinner music as well. Al really did an amazing job and we would definitely recommend him to our friends!

Ameritune also did a fabulous job with the videography! RJ captured all the important aspects of the day without being intrusive. It was also nice to not have a blinding light shining on us all night. After the wedding, the video editing process was completely painless. We just sent Ameritune our childhood photos and song selections and they took care of everything else (they even found a classical version for one of our song selections!). The actual video turned out absolutely wonderful! We loved that it wasn't "cheesy" like many wedding videos are. Ameritune is truly worth the money and we would definitely recommend them to our friends! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Julie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We heard of Ameritune through a friend who used them for their wedding. We used them for both the ceremony and the reception. Byron was great. He played all the music that everyone wanted and kept the reception lively from start to finish and the dance floor was busy all night long.
We heard of Ameritune through a friend who used them for their wedding. We used them for both the ceremony and the Read more...
We heard of Ameritune through a friend who used them for their wedding. We used them for both the ceremony and the reception. Byron was great. He played all the music that everyone wanted and kept the reception lively from start to finish and the dance floor was busy all night long. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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tropicanagrl8
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I was extremely pleased with my Ameritune DJ and Videographer. They were very detailed in obtaining information prior to our event. Being a multicultural wedding (Irish and Puerto Rican) I provided and playlist which was definitely used throughout the night. Both were flexible with a minor time change we had and the videographer actually arrived earlier than expected and obtained additional footage prior to the ceremony. Al our DJ and RJ our videographer were very respectful and made sure all my concerns were addressed and their main priority. Initially, I felt the cost was on the high end but by all means the service the service exceeded my expectations and well worth every penny. They definitely played a great role in out "PERFECT" wedding day.
I was extremely pleased with my Ameritune DJ and Videographer. They were very detailed in obtaining information prior to Read more...
I was extremely pleased with my Ameritune DJ and Videographer. They were very detailed in obtaining information prior to our event. Being a multicultural wedding (Irish and Puerto Rican) I provided and playlist which was definitely used throughout the night. Both were flexible with a minor time change we had and the videographer actually arrived earlier than expected and obtained additional footage prior to the ceremony. Al our DJ and RJ our videographer were very respectful and made sure all my concerns were addressed and their main priority. Initially, I felt the cost was on the high end but by all means the service the service exceeded my expectations and well worth every penny. They definitely played a great role in out "PERFECT" wedding day. Read less
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MedicSara
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.0/5.0
Al was a great DJ overall...the dance floor was packed ALL night! We got many compliments from guests about the DJ & still are!
There were only a few things that brought his rating down: the groom asked for an announcement to be made and it took a very long time for it to be announced, the garter & bouget songs were reversed, and the song we chose for the anniversary dance was NOT played at that time (it was the groom's parents' wedding song), it was instead played earlier in the night and dedicated to the bride's grandparents.
Al was a great DJ overall...the dance floor was packed ALL night! We got many compliments from guests about the DJ & still Read more...
Al was a great DJ overall...the dance floor was packed ALL night! We got many compliments from guests about the DJ & still are!
There were only a few things that brought his rating down: the groom asked for an announcement to be made and it took a very long time for it to be announced, the garter & bouget songs were reversed, and the song we chose for the anniversary dance was NOT played at that time (it was the groom's parents' wedding song), it was instead played earlier in the night and dedicated to the bride's grandparents. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Ameritune DJs and Video, Inc responded with the following comments:

Well there goes my perfect rating... I'm not sure about the announcement being late, I usually make those right away, and then again a second time, maybe that's when the bride heard it, IDK. I was a little dislexic that day, I don't know how I messed those other things up, but I did. To be honest, after 26 years, and about 3000 weddings, I think I've made just about every oops that you can make as a DJ. Yes, I admit it, I am human. The bottom line is, although I made a few (really stupid) mistakes, that was an awesome, awesome party! Ultimately, the Bride and Groom were very happy, and that is always my goal. I posted a bunch of pics of it on our facebook page, and even wrote about it in our blog. There was even someone ( a little tipsy) dancing on the tables, lol.
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thetysons
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Jim Schneeberger was our dj for our wedding on 10/1/10. He was great! My family and friends had a blast! He was great with announcements and making sure we always had people dancing. Thanks Schnee!
Jim Schneeberger was our dj for our wedding on 10/1/10. He was great! My family and friends had a blast! He was great with Read more...
Jim Schneeberger was our dj for our wedding on 10/1/10. He was great! My family and friends had a blast! He was great with announcements and making sure we always had people dancing. Thanks Schnee! Read less
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