Cheap DJ Equipment Is Always A Great Thing
Everybody Can't Afford Numark and Pioneer
Cheap DJ Equipment DJs or disc jockeys as most people call them are music professionals who remix popular
songs from your favorite artist for playing in discotheques, nightclubs, dance parties and other musical
Most of the time when you call upon this talent it's for a private party and they can
get expensive especially for a great one. Remixing songs involves modifying their
beats, mixing the sounds, altering the bass/treble effects, etc.
This has become alot easier now that creations like apples iPhone has arrived but I'll get to that
DJs also juxtapose two or more songs together to create a new music piece.
This is usually done with the instrumental of one song and the vocal accapella of
another better known as a mixtape. Naturally, all this creativity requires a lot of equipment.
The basic equipment needed by a DJ is a deck or CD player, sound mixers, speakers and
However if you are a disc jockey of 2008 or better then you must have a
laptop in your arsenal to keep up with your competition. Most DJs use LP
records, which are played on turntables. The sound encoded on the record is read by a
stylus. DJs use LPs as they can input scratching effects in the music. Turntables are of four popular
styles – belt drive, direct drive, mixer hybrid and portable. The style of the turntable essentially
depends on the manner in which the record is rotated and read. Direct drive turntables are considered to be
superior to others.
The most important part of the equipment for a creative DJ is
the sound mixer. Sound mixers are of various types and complexities. At a bare minimum, they contain
adjustments for sound balance like bass and treble adjustment, noise reduction, etc. Mixers have input lines
for phono or line selection. Recent sound mixers are two-channel, i.e. they have provisions for both phono and
line selections. Sound mixers are also provided with jacks to connect the microphone devices.
Headphones or headsets are prime requisites for a DJ. Good quality headphones can
provide Dolby or stereo surround sound to the listener.
The basic purpose of a headset should be to shunt out the external
unwarranted noise and facilitate the DJ to listen to the subtler nuances of the tones.
Headsets are equipped with microphones which the DJ can use to make announcements.
For the audience, speakers are provided which are connected to the DJ’s sound mixer via cables. The wattages of
speakers, i.e. their sound outputs, are selected according to the size of the dance floor and the number of
persons. For small audiences, there are compact sized woofers which can very well serve the
Always carry an extra set of headphones with you because you will lose a
pair if you disc jock enough parties or a set will go bad on you.
If you don't have these then you can't effectively rock the event.
Nowadays, DJ equipment is bundled together and available as packages.
- headsets and
- cables are the fundamental parts of any DJ equipment package.
While opting for a package, DJs usually select the ones with better qualities of decks and speakers. For amateur
DJs, a low quality mixer is enough to get started with. Elaborate DJ packages can contain several
other pieces of equipment such as carts, styluses, slip mats, cross faders, etc. which are used for the
Among the companies that have gained a reputation for manufacturing DJ equipment are
- Ministry of Sound,
- Behringer, and Citronin.
Depending on your pockets you will always want to have Pioneer and Numark within your arsenal.
Do whatever you have to without breaking the law to get those names in your gig bag. Trust me they will pay for
themselves time and time again.