Dj Equipment-What You Need to Know
If you are planning to become a be a DJ, a disk jockey, one the most difficult things you will encounter is to buy your own equipment. It will be difficult not because of anything else, but because DJ equipment is expensive. If you want to buy all the equipment you really need you will have to spend thousands of dollars. To have what you require to be a DJ you wont have to buy only on piece of equipment but many. A DJ can mix and match items of different qualities and price ranges to make the whole outfit suit a budget. One of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you will need to get is a mixer. Sound mixers vary from make to make and from model to model and their cost depends on their capabilities and their quality. You can buy a DJ mixer for a couple hundered dollars to a few thousand dollars. If you are new to the dj business, it is suggested that you only invest only a few hundred dollars. The less expensive mixers can work just as well as the more expensive ones and if you are new to DJ’ing then you should not invest too much money because you do not know how business will be. The good news is that producers of quality mixers and audio equipment in general, like Numark, Gemini, Aiwa, Akai produce high quality economic DJ mixers.
After the mixer you will need a turntable as well. There are different types of turntables readily available. If you are in to vinyl then you should get a traditional DJ turntable, or if you are into CD’s and MP3’s there is a large selection of turntables for the new technologies that resemble the traditional ones. In general, turntables are more expensive than plain players, but there are good ones offered for under $400. You can even choose to buy a direct drive turntable, but you will have to spend more money for one of these. Most DJs however prefer them as they play records faster and don’t lag. Players are much cheaper than turntables but have less features. DJs who like to scratch and spin records prefer the turntables because players only provide sound output like any other CD or DVD player. A new DJ should not spend too much on equipment. And one item you can save on money for is the speakers. Speakers are utilized for live performances and as a DJ if you want to reduce your costs and not have to lease any equipment in the future. In general the price of any speaker depends on the price of its output. There are modest woofer speakers that a DH can buy for less than $100. if you are new to the field you might think of buying a DJ pack, a DJ in a box package and save money. These packages contain everything you will need. Using cheap DJ equipment is only recommended for new DJs. If you start getting gigs and start making money then you should think about buying more state-of-the-art equipment.