DJ Equipment

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!

DJ Equipment Needs For A Mobile DJ

Are you ready to be a professional mobile DJ?

Pro mobile DJ equipment

You’ve been hopping in your car to head for gigs within fifty miles of your home for years but you don’t really consider it a career. It’s more of a stepping stone until you start your real DJ career, right? WRONG! Now is the time to stop waiting for some future moment and carve your career into what you want it to be.

Sure being a mobile DJ might not be as glamorous as a world famous DJ playing in the hottest nightclubs on the globe. But it is a legitimate form of DJing and one that can become a long term career…if you have the right tools.

Do you have the DJ equipment you need to really make it as a pro DJ? Continue reading “DJ Equipment Needs For A Mobile DJ” »

DJ Controller Review: Korg KAOSS DJ

Is this the multi-purpose DJ hardware you need?

Korg KAOSS DJ review

Whether you’re the type of DJ who runs out and buys all of the newest DJ equipment on the market because you can or you are genuinely in the market for new hardware, you’ll want to know about the Korg KAOSS DJ. It is a lightweight DJ controller that doesn’t look like much but it does have a lot to offer.

This is a multi-purpose unit that works as a controller, standalone mixer or FX unit. Whatever you need as a professional DJ you might find this is the perfect budget friendly device for those on the go.

Keep reading to find out of the Korg KAOSS DJ is right for you. Continue reading “DJ Controller Review: Korg KAOSS DJ” »

DJ Equipment Review: Gemini Slate 2 DJ Controller

Is the Gemini Slate 2 worth your gig cash?

DJ equipment review Gemini Slate 2

Let’s face it, not all of us can afford pricey upgrades every time we need new DJ equipment. If you don’t have a ton of DJ gigs lined up yet then the last thing you want to do is spend all of your money on equipment you don’t know how to use and can’t afford. The good news is that the Gemini Slate 2 is ultra affordable and looks to be a decent machine.

The bad news is that Gemini hasn’t had the greatest track record with digital DJ equipment. But things are looking up and if you find your need a DJ controller your bank account can’t afford, the Gemini Slate 2 might just be the machine for you. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Gemini Slate 2 DJ Controller” »

How To DJ Fast – DJ Equipment Basics

Get your DJ equipment in order first, then get gigs!

DJ equipment basics

Being a DJ these days is technically easier than ever. You no longer need to pay for studio time or expensive production equipment just to mix and basic DJ equipment is more reasonably priced than ever. In fact many new DJs will tell you that the most difficult aspect of learning how to DJ is learning how to DJ. Mastering equipment is no longer the big uphill battle it used to be, learning the skills and techniques will take up most of your time.

But before you sign up for online DJ courses, start hittin’ the clubs and hustling for DJ gigs…you need to make sure you understand how your equipment works as well as how to work it. Continue reading “How To DJ Fast – DJ Equipment Basics” »

DJ Equipment Review: Akai Pro AFX

Do you have the modular control the AFX gives?

Akai Pro AFX Dj review

If you’re a dedicated Serato DJ and you’ve been looking for…a little more control then you just might be in the market for the Akai Pro AFX. This is a modular controller that’s meant to be integrated into your pre-existing setup. The point of this DJ controller is to, well, give you more control over certain parts of your DJ software. You will be able to more precisely control samples, cue points, effects and more.

This is the perfect DJ equipment for DJs looking to go minimalist in their set up or those looking to add more features to a basic setup. So let’s see what the Akai Pro AFX has to offer. Continue reading “DJ Equipment Review: Akai Pro AFX” »

DJ Software For Digital DJs in 2015

Have you tried out any new DJ apps this year?


Most of us knew that when DJ apps started to pop up for iOS and Android that eventually they would become part of the DJs box of tools. In the last few years however iOS has pulled ahead of the bunch, showing signs of greater functionality and maturity. While in those early days most of us found these apps a novelty, fun little tricks to break out to impress a cute girl or to introduce new DJs to the fun of this digital art form.

But now the DJ software produced, mostly for the iOS platform, is full of features that DJs actually need. Whether you’re a professional mobile DJ with tons of gigs lined up or the recreational mixer, these apps provide high quality solutions. Of course some apps, like all DJ software, are better than others so let’s take a look at your choices. Continue reading “DJ Software For Digital DJs in 2015” »

DJ Accessories For The Mobile DJ

Efficient & stylish ways to carry your DJ gear.


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” »

DJ Equipment Review: Numark NDX-500

Is the NDX-500 the media/CD player for you?


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” »

How To Use Your New DJ Equipment – 5 Tips

Practice now...avoid disaster later!


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” »

Playing Santa To Your DJ Friends

The coolest gifts for DJs this year!

DJ hardware for the holidays

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” »