Dj equipment for beginners – 4 dj setups – global djs guide

This is the setup I suggest you start with, basic and perfect to learn the fundamentals of djing, mixing and beat-matching. On the other hand, there is the tempting option of a DJ controller and a DJ software. A very budget-friendly option with tremendous potentials. DJ headphones and monitor speakers do not change in any situation, but sound sources and tools for beat-matching and mixing are various. Some of the most common DJ setups in the electronic music scene

There are plenty of options out there on DJ equipment for beginners. For every available budget and a variety of brands and characteristics.

Since the market of DJ equipment is huge and new models come out often, I made big research and ask professionals who currently use this equipment. We will examine each DJ setup separately and suggest the right tools for you. As well, you will find detailed reviews of each model in referral articles with 5 best to choose. DJ HEADPHONES

Thankfully the cd players that exist in the market now offer extremely useful features. Even a beginner can take full advantage of a player and it’s features. Budget varies from $500 for a decent semi-pro player to $2000 for the best player in the market. For a starter a semi-pro solution is perfect and prices don’t get higher than $500. All the latest cd players in the market support all audio formats and have also a USB port. Some useful features to check when buying a digital player

Regardless of your DJ mixer, there are many available options in the market. Since we are looking for a starter tool, the list has mainly 2-channel mixers but also budget friendly 4-channel. All mixers offer the ability to control equalizers (low/middle/high), with sound effects, microphone input, “record out” etc. Extra features to check when buying a DJ mixer

The big difference between setup C and D is the need or not of an external audio interface. Some DJ controllers include one, letting you with a simple USB connection to your PC/Laptop. Otherwise, the purchase of an audio interface is a must. There are a few factors to consider when buying a DJ controller, but the most important is the DJ software that you are planning to use with it. Many controllers offer perfect integration with the major DJ software like Serato or Traktor pro. Although you can still manually map every controller to every software, why to get into that trouble when the package also offers free lite or even full version of it’s supported DJ software. Features to consider when buying a DJ controller

• OS (Operating System): Between MAC and WINDOWS there is no right or wrong choice. On one hand, a bit pricey but with an extremely well build quality, features and the only OS that supports Logic Pro. From the other hand a most budget-friendly PC or laptop with equally well characteristics and reliability. Professional DJ’s and producers happen to use both, with a small preference for MAC products, but still, the choice is yours.

Even cd and vinyl junkies at some point of their career tried djing with a software and many loved it. In 2016, with the right tools, you can achieve a live performance impossible to perform years ago with a standard setup. Plus a DJ software is more flexible and budget friendly. The first 3 (Traktor, Ableton, Serato) are the most common DJ software’s used by professional DJ’s and musicians around the globe and these software’s offer a free trial version to try before you buy. Followed by two free DJ software in case you have a tight budget. 5 of the best DJ software:

In a case, your DJ controller doesn’t have a built-in audio interface or you want to connect your turntable to your DJ software and have a mixing experience at it’s finest, then you need an external audio interface to do the job. For your live performances, you need a small and light-weight tool with no need for numerous inputs/outputs 5 of the best audio interfaces for djing: