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DJ Equipment for Beginners

DJ Equipment for Beginners

Being a DJ is a common dream for kids from every corner of the globe. Why not? A DJ can electrify the atmosphere in a party, and make any event come alive with his/her music selections and mixing abilities. For people who wish to become a DJ, getting the right DJ equipment for beginners can be an early challenge. Here is a beginner’s guide of the DJ world, its equipment and some tips on what to buy and what to avoid.

DJ equipment for beginners – The first step

The first step is to do your homework. Beginners just starting out into DJ-ing must have one thought very clear – it’s a cut throat industry out there. So the first thing you need to do is get your priorities straight by getting the basics correct, starting with your DJ setup.

When out clubbing take note of what equipment the DJ is using then ask questions, you’d be surprised how willing other DJs are to help. Search online, watch you tube videos, read forums and product reviews from sites such as DJ Worx. In a nut-shell leave no stone unturned in your quest to find the best DJ setup for you.

The Gear

Finding the ideal DJ equipment for beginnersis not an easy task. There are a million products in the market that are both high quality and crap. Choosing from them is going to be tricky for beginners.

The ideal approach is to start things slow – under no circumstances allow yourself to impulse buy. The idea is to buy good quality products; the last thing you want to end up doing is buying twice because you got it wrong the first time around.

The equipment you need when starting out as a DJ is a 2 channel mixer, some speakers, two input devices such as turntables or CD decks and some headphones, and that’s it. Don’t worry about all the other high tech fancy stuff out there until you’ve mastered the fundamentals.

Types of DJ Equipment for Beginners

Input devices are of many types now, the original and not so common anymore being vinyl turntables and the most common these day CD decks.

The mixer is the heart and soul of your entire DJ setup; it is where the rest of your equipment is controlled from so buying cheap is not an option. It is also important that you understand that the more buttons there are on a mixer does not necessarily make it better so be careful.

Headphones are another critical component of your dj setup, these along with your music is all you need to take with you when playing nightclub or festival type gigs.

Speakers for your home DJ setup so you can practice need to have a crisp, warm sound quality, we recommend any kind of studio monitors, not only are studio monitors powered so you don’t need an amp they offer second to none sound quality.

In conclusion for you to get the most out of your own learning how to DJ experience getting the right DJ equipment for beginners is a must so take your time, do your research and remember no impulse buying!

Ben Drohan

About the Author: Ben Drohan is the original founding partner and creator of DJ Master Course. His entrepreneurial skills have been recognised by major music industry leaders including CEO’s, A&R label executives and some of the world’s most prolific DJ talent including the Stafford Brothers.

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