DJ Hardware

The DJ Hardware Basics

The scope and range of DJ hardware available in this day and age can be a bit overwhelming at times. A small (or large) fortune can be spent building up a DJ’s arsenal in preparation for performing to a dance floor packed with punters. Whether you want to start with the minimal or the maximal, there are always options. To be honest you can start with the bare minimum depending on what avenue you would like to take, and then develop your “arsenal” as you go.
The primary options to consider is whether or not you would like to begin mixing as a conventional DJ with vinyl and turntables, CDs and CDJs, or whether you would like to be a Digital DJ.  If you choose either of the first two options you will likely also need a mixer.

CDs And CDJs

Clearly CDs and CDJs have a long, more recent history within the world of DJing.  These are usually the first choice for most people getting into DJing, albeit entry into the world of CDJs is limited to those with the connections to the clubs, and the money for the initial investment in the hardware.  To that extent, if money is an issue you might prefer to look into Laptop DJing (otherwise known as Digital DJing).

If you are in the market to actually invest in a set of CDJs, and lets face it, owning your own is ulitimately the best way to practice and perfect the required skills, then check out the review of the “Top 10 CDJs” on the market.  Thanks goes out to Juno Records for their detailed information.

10 Best CD Decks

MP3s And DJ Controllers

Given that you have showed up at this website in search of some groovy free knowledge I can presume you are probably going to impressed by the versatility of DJ Controllers, used in conjunction with You computer. Practice is ultimately the most important thing and means the difference between making it and letting this skill pass as just another hobby. I myself have used a variety of different DJ controllers in different settings and I can tell you it surely beats using a mouse with your favourite DJ software.

When choosing a DJ Controller there are a couple of questions you should be asking.

1.  Does the controller come with a built in soundcard.  There is nothing worse than having too much unnecessary gear.  Having your sound card built in to your controller saves you in set up time and reduces the amount of gear that can fail in a gig.

2.  Do you want something big, expensive and super high quality gear?  Or is it the small, cheap and compact that you are after.

3.  Are you just starting out, and is this more or less a hobby?  Or is this a professional set up you plan on taking to paid gigs?  This question is important because sometimes the cheaper gear can be less reliable, and one BIG problem with DJ controllers, laptops, and soundcards is that they can FAIL.  This is a scary prospect when DJing in front of a packed dance floor.

4.  What style of music are you playing?  Different styles of music tend toward different types of controllers.  For example, if you are into hip hop and want to scratch you should focus on the quality and size of the jog wheels.  Where as, techno and other more progressive styles of dance music should be fine with out jog wheels (this can also save you space and money).

10 Best DJ Controllers at Juno

Vinyl And Turntables

As you are probably already aware, turntables are the origin and foundation of modern day DJing.  “Disc Jockeys” of yesterday broadcast records to the radio listening public from the comfort of the studio.  This era was followed by DJs mixing tracks with 2 turntables, in both France and the UK, with the rest of the world following shortly after.

“Old School” DJs will tell you there is no other way than vinyl.  And there may be some truth in it, but ultimately this path is more expensive than either of the other more modern paths.  Records cost a lot to produce, turntables are heavy and require maintenance, high quality needles can run into the thousands of dollars.  However, it is suggested that the Bass response of vinyl is superior to the less high fidelity digital mediums of CDs and Soundcards.

The below banner will take you to the classic Juno Records site, for all your vinyl needs. Here you can get an indication of the sorts of music that are still being pressed and distributed by vinyl.

Warehouse Finds 2012

Also check out the gear from our friends below

Juno - Turntables DJ Tech Direct - Turntables

Comments

  1. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 34858 more Infos: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  2. … [Trackback]

    [...] Find More Informations here: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  3. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 28645 more Infos: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  4. viagra says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  5. buy wow gold says:

    buy wow gold

    It has been an approximate cold weather these types of buy wow gold encouraged me and my friends to endure our slush along with its polar environment retaining others dry, clothing, and classy.

  6. wowgold says:

    wowgold

    I do believe these are generally elegant, fashionable, newer, and additionally terrific!! They’re just great i need wowgold on black color. I love that black because it’s not too edgy additionally, the silver and gold coins appeared low-priced my par…

  7. buy wow gold says:

    buy wow gold

    Spa prescribed that strawberry model A few days before & was thrown off in love.!!!!!! I got my earliest couple of buy wow gold beginner month (tall in height dark chocolate products) & all of the limited bailey grey models last season for my birthday.…

  8. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  9. lol boost says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 33710 more Infos: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  10. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  11. air max says:

    air max

    This is exactly what makes them so popular with the users.

  12. cheap shoes says:

    cheap shoes

    Can I just say what a relief to uncover somebody who essentially knows what theyre talking about on the net. You undoubtedly know easy methods to bring an issue to light and make it important. Much more many people need to read this and comprehend this…

  13. wow gold says:

    wow gold

    Day by day desire wow gold produced a perform wow gold for structure

  14. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More Infos here: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  15. 1295 says:

    1295

    This is a tradition for us every year,” said Rogers. “Usually, we’re at the front of the line. I don’t know how we ended up way back here today.”

  16. jordan 11 says:

    jordan 11

    Together, the announcements signal a southward shift for luxury retail in Toronto. And this is only the beginning: Now that the Nordstrom and Saks plans are in place, Cadillac Fairview wants to woo more upscale retailers to the Eaton Centre, chief exec…

  17. Oakley Sunglasses Sale

    You should take part in a contest for one of the finest websites on the internet. I will recommend this web site!

  18. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  19. cheap air jordan australia

    To be honest, My partner and i did not assume similar to apple ipad tablet by Apple. . -= Aminul Mahometismo Sajib’s previous blog site… Search engines Authority Updated: AISajib. net is currently PR3! =-.

  20. gamma 11s says:

    gamma 11s

    We have study several nutrients here. Absolutely worth bookmarking regarding returning to. My spouse and i surprise exactly how a lot attempt you place to create this kind of amazing informative internet site.

  21. nike tn requin

    I absolutely adored reading through your article. You choose many great points I had been just simply trying to find these details for some time. After six several hours of continuous Googleing, eventually I bought the item with your website. We ask yo…

  22. christian louboutin pas cher

    Uhmm.. Any opportunity of placing the actual STL declare down load.. I are just looking to… uhmm.. research the part..

  23. jordans australia online

    VI3?????!!!!!! holy cow male… so what can i truly do that may help you up grade? HA Obtaining looking into this particular to verify that Skies really are being stealthy, surreptitious I’ve noted that you are looking at two different things. The sit…

  24. timberland ladies boots

    Women’s apparel retailer Ann Inc , owner of the Ann Taylor and Loft stores, reported fourth quarter margins that suggested the company did not have to discount heavily in the holiday shopping season.AnnaSophia Robb is the hottie next door in

  25. www.dyman.lt says:

    http://www.dyman.lt

    pas cher Polo, Smet, Crown Holder, T-shirt ()

  26. borsa uomo prada

    Oleander Tree Care

  27. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 63375 more Infos: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

  28. backlink checker

    [...]one of our visitors not too long ago advised the following website[...]

  29. love songs lyrics

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]

  30. ??????????? 3 HD

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nonetheless really really worth taking a appear, whoa did a single discover about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time [...]

  31. Sell Old Cell Phones

    [...]that would be the finish of this report. Here you will find some web-sites that we consider you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]

  32. produk kecantikan

    [...]very couple of web-sites that transpire to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[...]

  33. Green Smoke reviews

    [...]below you’ll come across the link to some websites that we assume you should visit[...]

  34. this says:

    this

    [...]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get a great deal of link like from[...]

  35. Canon MG6350 says:

    Canon MG6350

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to mainly because we feel they’re worth visiting[...]

  36. homepage says:

    homepage

    [...]The information and facts talked about within the write-up are several of the very best readily available [...]

  37. how to print a poster on multiple pages

    [...]always a large fan of linking to bloggers that I love but really don’t get a good deal of link love from[...]

  38. Click Here says:

    Click Here

    [...]The info talked about in the report are several of the top obtainable [...]

  39. Laptop Carry On

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nevertheless really really worth taking a search, whoa did one particular understand about Mid East has got more problerms also [...]

  40. movie checker

    [...]the time to study or go to the content or web sites we have linked to beneath the[...]

  41. cozy cove says:

    Thorn of Girl

    Excellent details may be discovered on this web website.

  42. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 13453 more Infos: mixmastercity.com/the-additionals/dj-hardware/ [...]

Sign up for articles on how to be a DJ.

10 Best: DJ Headphones 2013
DJ Controllers Ultimate Guide
CD Decks buyers guide