Dj Equipment-What You Need to Know
If you are planning to become a be a DJ, a disk jockey, one the most challenging things you will come across is to buy your own equipment. It will be challenging not because of anything else, but because DJ equipment is pricey. If you want to buy all the equipment you need you will have to spend thousands of dollars. To have what you need to be a DJ you wont have to buy only on piece of equipment but many. A DJ can mix and match components of different qualities and price ranges to make the whole outfit suit a budget. One of the most expensive tools that you will need to purchase is a mixer. Sound mixers vary from make to make and from model to model and their price depends on their attributes and their quality. You can buy a DJ mixer for a couple hundered dollars to a few thousand dollars. If you are brand new to the dj business, it is suggested that you only spend 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 pay too much money because you can’t know how business will be. The good news is that makers of quality mixers and audio equipment in general, like Numark, Gemini, Aiwa, Akai produce superior economic DJ mixers.
After the mixer you will require a turntable as well. There are several types of turntables available. If you are in to vinyl then you should get a typical 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 ordinary players, but there are good ones available for under $400. You can even decide 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 overspend on equipment. And one item you can conserve money for is the speakers. Speakers are used for live performances and as a DJ if you want to minimize 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 compact woofer speakers that a DH can buy for less than $100. if you are new to the field you might think about 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 appearances and start making money then you should think about buying more cutting-edge equipment.