SplitSecondSound About Me

We don’t just provide entertainment... We create it!

Split Second Sound provides MC/DJs for wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events, Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, college fraternity and sorority parties and Sweet 16 parties.

With over 25 years' experience, Split Second Sound provides the perfect entertainment for any occasion from an interactive Northern style party to a classy Southern style wedding.

My Blog

Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: November-30, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We have had the pleasure of working with Julie Staley and Old South Studios for quite some time now. We have pictures, we have displayed in the Split Second office, as a matter of fact. We always know the wedding will flow exceptionally when we are working with any of Julie’s crews. David Alan Harvey once said, “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” Let me share a bit of what makes this company such a testament to what Mr. Harvey said.   Julie founded Old South Studios in 2010 after leaving Corporate America to be more available to her own family. Her husband, Andrew, left his full-time job as well in 2012 to join her in launching the business.  It was a tremendous risk but they were committed to building the biggest, most efficient photography studio in Charlotte. They invested three years into developing an efficient system based on fast communication, outstanding photography and speedy post-production/delivery.  Soon, brides were referring so many friends, it was obvious they needed to hire more employees. In 2013, the company expanded beyond just Julie. This is the exact reason she did not name her company after herself. She had a vision that expounded beyond just her. Since the expansion, Julie and her team have become the biggest and busiest photographers, in the Charlotte area. They are shooting over 60 weddings a year. There are ten team members with 5 lead photographers. What you may not know about Old South Studios is that Julie’s vision of family is something she wanted to incorporate into her business. Having known many great photographers who, “just...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: November-29, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to start the week off by highlighting our full-time DJ, Mike!   Mike started his DJ career working house parties, at just 14 years old. Within a few years, he started spinning in clubs and learned the art of mixing. In the early 90’s, he transitioned into a full-fledged DJ/MC starting his own company working the metro NY/NJ area for events from Weddings and Proms to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.  He quickly became one of the most sought after DJ/MCs in the metro NY area. In 2013, Mike, his wife and 3 boys relocated to North Carolina where he joined the Split Second team. Mike called Vinny per Cassidy from Kiss 95.1’s recommendation. He went through the usual interview process but immediately hit it off with Vinny and the team. Implementing protocol, Mike and all his experience, had to work his way up. He started as an assistant but worked his way up, quickly! Having Mike as a full-time DJ provides Split Second Sound with a variety of advantages. It allows us to provide entertainment on short notice. Mike has proved himself to be versatile, which allows us to send him on jobs with a certain piece of mind. Mike's interest and knowledge of music spans all genres. With over 25 years of DJ experience under his belt, his detail-oriented work style and the ability to read crowds makes Mike so versatile and has earned him the outstanding reviews and reputation that he has. We have planners that have their clients request Mike because of how pleased they are when he works with them. Mike is always striving to be better because he believes you...  read more »


DJing For A DJ
Posted on: November-18, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
When you are a part of the Wedding Industry, you attend a lot of weddings. There are very few weekends, if any, that we are not participating in the celebration of marriage. We believe that music is a language of love and because of the love Split Second Sound holds for music we are a perfect match for those choosing a day to illuminate the joining of two worlds. It is not, however, every day that we provide entertainment for one of our employee’s wedding. Neil is not only one of our DJ’s but his, now wife, is the Assistant Director of Special Events at one of our favorite venues, Ballantyne Country Club. She works alongside much of the same planners, vendors and clients we work with. She has worked hard to earn the opportunity to work for a variety of events, ranging from assisting with the DNC to weddings and corporate events. Both with an incredible understanding of what all goes into a wedding; both with high expectations of the hired vendors that they often work side by side with.   Here is a glimpse into a wedding of a couple who are usually running around during the weddings they work, not the ones walking down the aisle.   It all started...  read more »


Spotlight Employee Of The Week
Posted on: November-15, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi   Vinny and Diane, the owners of Split Second Sound, have an extensive hiring and training process. They look for someone who is going to accurately and professionally represent the mentality and brand that they have worked tirelessly to create. This is not limited to the DJs that they employee. Just like Djing, it is not a one step process, neither is running a business. Vinny has put together a staff that ensures hiring a DJ runs smoothly from the time you call in to the last dance. This is evident within Ron, who is Split Second Sound’s Account Manager. Allow me to introduce you to a vital part of our team.   Vinny invited Ron to be a part of the Split Second Sound family, in April, of this year. He has proven himself to be a necessary part, of the family. Like much of our staff, Ron is from up north. He was born right outside of Cleveland, on Lake Erie. When he was two years old his family moved to Buffalo. After graduating high school from Newfane High School, he furthered his education, at Penn State, by graduating with a Communications/Broadcasting Cable Degree. He began working at a local news station in Pennsylvania as an editor and photographer. With the recommendation from a close friend, Ron made the decision to move to Charlotte. With the longing to embrace new opportunities he embraced Charlotte. He began working...  read more »


A Day With The POTUS
Posted on: November-08, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
  Disclaimer: Split Second Sound is sharing this experience while remaining politically neutral. We are neither endorsing or defining a political stand point in this article. Bruce Springsteen once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.” Last Friday, one of our DJ’s dreams collided with his reality. Split Second Sound received a phone call earlier in the week, requesting a DJ for the Clinton Campaign at PNC Music Pavilion. President Obama was the guest speaker. The whole office was, “wowed”. With great consideration, we decided that we would remain neutral and cling to what an amazing opportunity that we had on the other line. We asked if anyone would be available for this incredible opportunity and Rasheed, enthusiastically, raised his hand! Being requested to play on a stage that the President of the United States of America would be standing on must go down in our books as one of the most humbling and proud moments in Split’s history.   I believe after the performance Rasheed put on, nobody would know that Split Second Sound, started as a side job, out of Vinny and Diane’s home, nearly 18 years ago. We were able to sit down with Rasheed and hear about this incredible experience. He told us of the incredibly tight security and protocols that he had to be involved in and abide by; from having to arrive close to 8 hours prior to the doors opening to the public to having his equipment checked and personal information available for background checks. Once the formalities were carried out, Rasheed had free range for the music choices. Proudly,...  read more »


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Split Second Sound
P.O. Box 3025
Matthews, NC 28106
Phone: (704) 907-9507
Fax: (980) 298-6447

Testimonials

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
30 Apr 2011
"Adam and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the best...

Ashleigh Sullivan

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
8 Nov 2014
"When I first booked Split Second Sound, I was a little hesitant. When I dreamt of my wedding day, I...

Hannah Dockery

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
17 Jan 2015
Sarah said... Let me start by saying that every decision you make while wedding planning is so important, and in my...

Sarah

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
18 Oct 2013
My daughter planned her wedding in 7 weeks. We had met Vinny from Split Second Sound at a Bridal Fair...

Carol

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
15 May 2010
I just wanted to thank Levar for DJing my wedding on May 15th.  Everyone said it was the best wedding...

Mahailey Davis Nettles

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
17 Jul 2010
Levar and Neil were excellent!  We spoke prior to the wedding giving them a general idea of the type of...

Jessica Crockett

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
2 Sep 2012
I can truly say that LeVar and Bradley rocked it out on Sunday! We had people dancing and grooving all...

Annie Lewis

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
28 Sep 2013
We loved everything! LeVar was great! We had so many compliments about the music, even the music being played during...

Karla Sepi

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
9 Oct 2010
Jonny and his assistant did an absolutely amazing job at our reception.  They played all the right music , kept...

Brett Pfeiffer

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
3 Nov 2012
Thanks so much! We loved it! Everyone had a great time at the reception! They were so entertaining and there was...

Christen Patterson

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
4 Oct 2008
Let me tell you- everyone is still talking about how much fun our wedding was and how awesome you were!!!...

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
16 May 2009
Vinny and his assistant Lydia did a fantastic job with our wedding. Everyone that was in attendance had so much...

John & Holly Tidikis

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
20 Jun 2009
Richard and I would absolutely say "Exceeded all expectations!" to describe the night. We had an absolutely wonderful time at...

Rene Burkley

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
5 Oct 2013
Jonah and his partner Danny at Split Second Sound did an amazing job at my wedding! I'm so glad I...

Ashleigh Dugger

Charlie - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Esparza
14 Sep 2013
Living in the NJ/NY area and planning a destination wedding in North Carolina, I was on a mission to find...

Lauren Sorsby

Jonathan - MC DJ Entertainer Kessler
12 Oct 2013
Jonathan K. was amazing!  From the pre-planning to the end of the night, he was fabulous.  His personality was great...

Cassie Carden

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
12 Oct 2013
SSS is a great company to work with! We were not local, so they did a great job of having...

Danielle Miller

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
5 Oct 2013
Our experience with Split Second Sound was incredible. Steve did an amazing job at our wedding. He is absolutely the...

Stefanie Eizenga


28 Sep 2013
I want to personally thank Eric for doing a phenomenal job at our daughters wedding. The music at the ceremony...

Holly Lewis

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
21 Sep 2013
All that I can say is that JD and Danny were AMAZING! We had an outside wedding and it rained...

Christine Cherry

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
22 Sep 2013
Jonah was amazing!. He did it all. No equipment failures. No dead air ever! Wireless worked without drop outs, cables...

Bob Albertson

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
14 Sep 2013
We truly could not have been happier with everything Dennis and the SSS family did for our event. I've always...

Ashleigh Arnold

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
13 Sep 2013
You guys ROCK! Eric was awesome – he played great music and engaged the crowd before the event. He also...

Kamin Brennan/Visit Charlotte

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
28 Sep 2013
I just wanted to thank you for everything for our daughter's wedding on Saturday night. Joey was fabulous and the...

Sandy Marano

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
31 Aug 2013
I used Jonah from split second sound and he was FABULOUS! He was very nice and listened to exactly what...

Emily Shupe

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
7 Sep 2013
I'm sad I didn't get to dance as much at my wedding as I do others, but luckily I didn't...

Emily Healy

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
31 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed working with split second sound!! Our djs Derek and Bradley exceeded our expectations! This was our most expensive vendor...

Morgan Kropelin


7 Sep 2013
Our DJs Eric and Demar were great, as we knew they would be. Split Second Sound is known for being...

Brandy Ingram

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
23 Oct 2010
My experience with Split Second Sound was fantastic from the very first meeting through the whole preparation. Jonny and Kristen...

Samantha Stapert

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
6 Oct 2012
Everything was great and went off without a hitch. Derek was a pleasure to work with and very professional and...

Lori and Brooks Sinclair

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
31 Aug 2013
JD and his assistant did an amazing job, they could not have pulled it off any better. All our suggestions...

Hamza Seqqat

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
20 Apr 2013
JD did an excellent job! I would not only use Split Second Sound again, but I would specifically request JD....

Melissa Armstrong

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
1 Dec 2012
A big thank you goes out to our DJ Rashaad Wynn.  He did a great job with our Company Holiday...

Annette Peterson

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
26 May 2012
Rashaad and Neil were awesome! They were absolutely wonderful! I've already recommended them and SSS to a friend of ours!...

Brook Badgett

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
31 Dec 2012
I just wanted to say thank you to Rashaad for the excellent job he did with the ceremony and reception...

Denise Glover

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
1 Dec 2012
Joey and Kyle were fabulous!! If we do this party next year we definitely want them.Even though I told them please let them...

Renee Cheeseman

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
22 Sep 2012
It was all amazing.  Everything was perfect, Neil kept the music going and everyone was dancing the whole time.  People are still...

Brittany Mays

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
17 May 2013
Eric J did a phenomenal job, as always, at our Pit Stop event last week. He is very engaging, friendly and...

Patty Hunter


25 May 2013
I would like to thank our DJ Kyle for being able to work on such short notice and to do an amazing...

Brian Mcdonough

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
25 May 2013
Thank you to Joey and SSS for a great reception!  You helped make the night flow so smoothly and the guests...

Emily Rutherford


8 Jun 2013
We were extremely pleased with the way Eric Weinbrenner handled our event. He was punctual, organized and very easy to deal...

Mary Venker

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
6 Oct 2012
I just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding reception one to remember!  I can't tell you how many people complimented...

Brian and Melissa Lehmann

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
6 Apr 2013
Split Second Sound did a WONDERFUL job at our wedding!  When I had previously spoke to the DJ Neil before the...

Jamie Faris

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Mar 2013
Erin and I would like to thank you for a job exceptionally well done at our Founders Hall wedding on Saturday night....

Jason & Erin Bennett

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
3 Mar 2013
Jonah is the best!!!  I won't lie we had super high expectations since my husband and I both work at ballantyne country...

Dana Poley

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
26 Jan 2013
You guys made the party! People have been emailing and texting me all day how much fun they had. Thank...

Debra Slosman

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
23 Jun 2012
Joey -- I knew from the first meeting you were the perfect DJ for our wedding. You and Split Second...

Jacqueline Chambers


26 May 2012
I meant to send this note to you earlier to express our praise for Mark our DJ. We realized that the DJ...

Jeffrey Del Rosso

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
27 Apr 2012
We were referred to Spit Second Sound from the mother of a bride that had Vinny as a DJ at her...

Brandy Harter


12 May 2012
I had a fantastic experience with y'all! Everything from the meeting before the wedding all the way to the day of the...

Ali Currier

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
28 Apr 2012
Split Second Sound was the best investment we could have made for our reception. Jonah is an amazing DJ and...

Amber McCarter

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
25 Feb 2012
I cannot say enough good things about Derek and Split Second Sound. He contacted me a few times before the event to...

Samantha Jennings

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
17 Mar 2012
All the employees at Split Second Sound were wonderful but the person who really went above and beyond was Jonny,...

Sara Barkman


28 Jan 2012
I don't even know where to start... they were just amazing. Completely professional. They knew exactly what they were doing-...

Amanda O'Connor

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
31 Oct 2009
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for such a great time at our wedding on Saturday....

Lily Lieu

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
6 Sep 2009
I would like to rate all questions as Exceeded Expectations! I have absolutely no complaints, everything was wonderful! My friends...

Jamie Bubenzer

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
5 Feb 2011
Hello Vinny, Hope you are doing well. I didn’t  have a chance to say goodbye on Saturday night. I really...

Dorianne Bellamy

Vinny - MC DJ Entertainer Esposito
5 Sep 2010
Vinny & Jonny were wonderful and I am so glad that I choose them. It was more then I dreamed...

Kristine Fedor


29 Oct 2011
DJ Michael Finch did the music for our wedding in Lake Lure. The venue was small and the crowd was small...

Lisa Hopkins

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
17 Dec 2011
Split Second Sound was absolutely amazing. My DJ's, Joey and Levar, were amazing. They made my wedding reception flow perfectly and...

Ashley Hagwood

Levar - MC DJ Entertainer Gladden
9 Jul 2011
Hi Michelle, you have been AMAZING throughout this process. You helped me get to and through our wedding day without...

Syrena McKenzie

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
23 Sep 2011
Dennis was everything we wanted in a DJ.  He went above and beyond asking myself and Mike if he could get us...

Brandy Hickman

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
30 Jul 2011
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Dennis! He was so much fun and really ...

Hanna Jones

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
20 Jun 2009
I was afraid at first hiring a DJ because at all of the weddings I have been to the DJ...

Melanie S

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
7 Aug 2010
We had a bit of a crisis on our hands with the previous DJ that we booked through another company.  He called...

Corey

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
22 Oct 2011
Rashaad and Mike did everything perfectly! Just as Rashaad's online reviews boast, he's an amazing MC and REALLY gets the party going!...

Laura Ferguson

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
3 Sep 2011
I must say that Rashaad and Eddie were absolutely wonderful!! I truly could not have asked for a better MC than Rashaad!...

Amanda Collins

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
23 Jul 2011
I just wanted to share how pleased we were with our DJs Derek and Jordan M. The reception was great and...

Siobhan Grant

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
28 May 2011
 I'm more than happy to tell you that the wedding was wonderful.  All of the guests were very engaged at...

Joanne Rychlik

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
16 May 2009
You guys EXCEEDED my expectations! Derek was on top of things, especially when it came to things my other vendors...

Steph McElveen

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
30 Apr 2011
My husband, Craig, and I were married on April 30, 2011. We held the reception at Bonterra in Dilworth and...

Kelley Flowe

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
18 Jun 2011
Steve and Alina were AWESOME!! Steve met with me before the wedding to secure all details. He was very specific and clear about...

Heather Addison

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
14 Aug 2010
  Split Second Sound was amazing to work with from the very beginning.  The moment we met with Steve and...

Natalie Dills

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
1 Jan 2010
Our wedding was fantastic… We had a dream ceremony and then came the reception. All my guests were so excited...

Cathy Farnham


5 Mar 2011
Eric and Neil and the team- You did an outstanding job. You really made the event! Everyone had a...

Celeste Barone


12 Mar 2011
Our event was FABULOUS!!!!  Eric, Neil and Rashaad were amazing as were the party motivators.  We have not stopped ...

Wanda Greenfield


27 Feb 2010
I can't thank you enough for the job you did at Dan and Jake's Bar Mitzvah party.  You heard what...

Sheri Jessell


2 Oct 2010
  I just wanted to let you know that Eric was AWESOME at our wedding celebration on Oct. 2!  He...

Cory Lippard

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
15 Oct 2011
We were totally impressed with JD's professionalism, and loved his fun, laid-back, smooth style of DJing our wedding. It was...

Jule Barnitt

Jonathan - MC DJ Entertainer Kessler
21 May 2011
Eddie & Jon were INCREDIBLE. Being wedding photographers ourselves, Walter & I both know how important a good DJ is to a wedding....

Heather Garland

James 'JD' - MC DJ Entertainer Dickens
24 Sep 2011
Where do I start? Jonathan and James (JD) were assigned to my wedding and they were, in one word, INCREDIBLE! As soon...

Justin Pompey

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
17 Sep 2011
We had a great experience using SSS. I felt like Eric really listened to our requests and the ceremony and the...

Emily Blair

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
9 Apr 2011
JONNY & ERIC J....EFFORTLESS, GREAT, PHENOMENAL, BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!! Split second sound is such a...

Leigha Christenbury

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
7 May 2011
I can not say enough about these guys. Split Second came from a co-worker recommendation and visiting at a...

Mistee Caldwell

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Oct 2010
When it comes to top notch DJ services, Joey sets the standard. When it comes to an amazing personality and the ability to...

Jason Clough

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Oct 2010
The music was flawless. You are a consummate professional and a great all-around guy. Thank you for making our special...

Jason Clough

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
22 Oct 2011
I can’t tell you how wonderful Neil was! He was simply outstanding at making sure that everything was well organized and...

Frances Hartley (Mother of the Bride)


21 May 2011
Our DJ, Mark was wonderful and really brought a lot of energy to our reception! Split Second Sound really does...

MaryKatherine Byrd

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
30 Apr 2011
Words can not describe how amazing Jonah was at our wedding reception. I am still getting compliments about how much...

Jessica Rankin

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
26 Mar 2011
 Jonah was the perfect fit for the wedding and reception.  His energy, enthusiasm, and attention to detail was excellent.  During...

Parker Sturges

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer Pearl
9 Oct 2010
 Thank you Jonah Pearl and Split Second Sound for an awesome job at the Hinely / Reid Wedding Saturday night,...

Janice Hinely

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
10 Jul 2010
We just wanted to write a quick email thanking Rashad, and your company, for making our wedding day an absolute...

Anna and Oliver Travieso

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
1 Mar 2008
Just wanted to let you know that we thought Rashaad did a great job! He was there on time, had...

Misty Jones

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
1 Aug 2009
Neil and Rashaad did an excellent job for both our ceremony and reception. We left the music selection for the...

Leo Keoing

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