Looking to buy DJ equipment? Want to know how to judge the quality of used dj equipment for sale? What’s the best DJ equipment for beginners? When it comes to DJ equipment we’ve got you covered. Pretty much everything you need to know for getting started with DJing and dj gear is here!
As a DJ who never knows what town he’ll be in from one day to the next you will need some killer DJ accessories. I don’t mean the coolest and shiniest gadgets around; you can check those out in your free time. No, I mean that you need DJ gear that is stylish, sure, but you also need functional accessories that will product your DJ equipment.
To that end I’ve rounded up a few DJ bags and cases that I think mobile (and stationary) DJs will want to grab up as soon as they hit the shelves. When you travel you’ll need protected equipment that can withstand careless airport luggage handlers, turbulence and other travelers. So…choose wisely. Continue reading “DJ Accessories For The Mobile DJ” »
Whenever we talk about DJ equipment we’re almost always talking about DJ controllers or software. But a surprising number of DJs are still working with their massive CD collections and therefore need something more. This means those DJs need a media player complete with CD player, which is why the Numark NDX-500 is such a great machine.
There are plenty of machines available for DJs with plenty of digital music collections who need the DJ controller and everything that goes along with it. But the smaller number of CD-using DJs still presents a viable market for Numark and the others to target for consumption.
The NDX-500 Media Player & Serato Controller may be the perfect machine for CD DJs slowly making the transition to 100% digital. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Numark NDX-500” »
You have finally made the decision to upgrade your DJ equipment. After spending hours looking online and reading tons of equipment reviews you decided on a brand and forked over your hard earned cash. Now what?
You open up the box and install the software, assuming this equipment is pretty much the same as your old DJ hardware. But once all the bells, whistles and lights come on…you realize you have no idea where to begin. This happens to the best of us. We have spent years with a beloved DJ controller or particular brand of software and are reluctant to learn something new. But brands go out of business or start to produce less than stellar equipment and…we must.
So today we’re going to talk about some surefire ways to help you get used to your new DJ equipment. Continue reading “How To Use Your New DJ Equipment – 5 Tips” »
With the holiday season quickly approaching it is time for you last minute shoppers to scramble in search of gifts for the talented DJs in your life. Don’t give them what you think a DJ needs because I guarantee CDs and bulky headphones aren’t it. Whether you are a DJ yourself or you just have one in your inner circle, trust me when I tell you there are some things a DJ always needs.
Don’t fill his stocking with unnecessary items like pens, bottle openers and other tiny ‘fillers’. Instead make 2015 a lot easier by getting your DJ items to make each gig just a tad easier. Continue reading “Playing Santa To Your DJ Friends” »
Have you been looking for a way to downsize your load when going from gig to gig? Well with the Launch Control XL you can grab your Launchpad-S and toss it in a bag along with a few cords and backup USBs and you’re ready to go!
One of the problems with many of these teeny tiny digital controllers is that you often have to sacrifice—a lot—in the same of mobility and convenience. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get the same tactile sensations without the bulk? You might find this version of Novation Launch is just what you’ve been looking for to keep your pack light as you travel from one gig to the next. Continue reading “DJ Controller Review: Novation Launch Control XL” »
It seems as though every other day my inbox is filled with press releases and adverts touting the best new piece of DJ equipment to hit the shelves. They swear it will change the face of DJing and rarely is that the case. Needless to say I’ve become pretty cynical about the claims made by the manufacturers of DJ equipment. However that doesn’t stop me from reading through all the specs and occasionally stopping by the nearest electronics shop to try them out.
When I got word that Numark was releasing the NV with a few outrageous features, I admit that my curiosity was piqued. So let’s dig in and see if it is as awesome as it seems. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Numark NV for Serato DJ Controller” »
Whether or not you’re in the market for a new DJ controller, as a DJ it is your responsibility to know about new equipment as it hits the market. I know tons of cynical DJs who rant against how commercialized DJing has become, but the truth is that many manufacturers are upping their game and putting out quality equipment for all budgets.
Today we’re going to take a look at Beatmix 4 for Serato. My first impressions are pretty positive but I will say that this isn’t the machine for a highly skilled and experienced DJ. So if you’re just starting out as a DJ or finally making the switch to digital, keep reading. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Reloop Beatmix 4 Controller” »
When it comes to the tools of the DJ trade most DJs are pretty set. They have the laptop, controllers, tablets, music and any other tools they deem necessary. Of course with all the new gadgets popping up left and right it can be hard to say whether you actually need all the tools in your arsenal. But there are plenty of other tools that I think will help make your life as a DJ much easier.
For the most part DJs are a one man team, acting as manager, promoter, public relations, marketing, accountant and talent. When you wear so many hats there are a lot of other necessary tools that will help you promote yourself, get to gigs and negotiate with promoters, club owners and festival organizers.
What tools will help you become a better DJ? Continue reading “Top Tools Every DJ Needs” »
Preparing your DJ equipment is an important part of setting up before each gig. You probably have a mental checklist to make sure all of your equipment—DJ laptops, controllers, mixers and the like—gets into your car before you get to the gig. And if you’ve ever forgotten something or had it disappear on you from your home to the club, you probably re-run that checklist as you unload your DJ software and hardware from your car to the DJ booth.
But what about the DJ tools that don’t immediately spring to mind when it comes to DJ equipment?
Well that is the stuff you’re most likely to not only forget…but inevitably need when the unthinkable happens. As a digital DJ there is a lot can go wrong. Gone are the days when a scratched record can be cast aside or a cassette tape can simply be rewound to the cue point. No, today we have to worry about all kinds of cords and wires that may just decide to stop working. Sure digital has made a DJs life a lot easier, but it also gives us a lot more to worry about.
Continue reading “DJ Tools Every Kit Should Have” »
All DJs must be aware of the state of their equipment. For a DJ, the hardware and software that help him do his job are his job. In fact this is part of the reason ongoing gigs are so important. Of course you also want to step inside the DJ booth and let the world hear your creative musical genius, blah, blah, blah, but you also need to keep the cash coming in when your headphones turn to crap or your controller decides to stop working.
With the digital DJ gear industry booming, it can be difficult to tell a good investment from a lousy one. Whether you need to upgrade your gear because it’s outdate or has checked out on you, there’s always something new that you should be looking out for.
Getting good digital DJ gear will be money well spent, so make sure you get the lowdown on your intended DJ equipment before you spend your hard-spun cash.
Continue reading “Update Your Kit With New Digital DJ Gear” »