Beginner’s Guide To Becoming A DJ

If you’ve made it a point to learn how to DJ, it’s time to take the next step and invest in equipment and accessories. Your laptop will be the star of the set so be sure it has a minimum of 250 gigabytes of hard drive space, multiple gigs of ram and USB connections, and at least a Core 2 Duo processor.  Since you’ll likely want variety, include an external hard drive with at least a terabyte where you can keep compilations of music. Next, pick up a CDJ turntable, which will allow you to transport plenty of music without being weighed down by traditional vinyls. Have proper software with all of the DJ essentials to help sync the music and beat match. It should have track preparation as well as software mixers. When looking at DJ controllers, take special care to get a high quality one that includes performance pads, a filter fade, a sound card, and USB power.

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