DJing can be a very fun and rewarding experience. The first step is to understand the basics and learn on how to make the sounds that you want.
When looking for a good set-up, we recommend getting access to live venues, preferably a venue that’s more intimate (such as a bar or club) with great sound. The more places that you have access to the better! Be sure to check out our article: How to get access to nightclubs and nightclubs to start your DJ career.
Once you have this, you’ll be ready to go, and ready to start learning!
How to DJ?
When starting out as a DJ, you’ll need a DJ-style setup in order to do what you want to do. If you’re not comfortable with mixing down, then it’s best to stick with using your computer. For our purposes, we recommend that you get access to a sound system that you can mix down or use offline.
If you plan to mix down, it’s best to get yourself a mixer that will let you mix down a track. Ideally you’ll want to get a mixer that allows you to create your own effect, such as digital delay or stereo reverb.
We recommend you purchase at least a mixer with a separate input so you can mix it down and record something onto a flash memory card. If you have access to a computer without a sound card, you may wish to consider using a sequencer or MIDI keyboard to make some of the sounds and samples easier to mix on your computer’s hardware.
In terms of mixing down, if you are a beginner it’s best to try out mixes and get your chops down as you think you should (that’s why we recommend using the first set-up we recommend below).
Once you have your sound system, we recommend that you buy a laptop at this point and use it with your laptop for DJing. By following the “DJ Starter Set-up” above, you’ll have at your disposal plenty of resources that will help you along your DJ career. If you prefer using your computer, then at this point we recommend sticking with this set up that we’ve created with you.
As a DJ and music enthusiast, your goal is to be able to mix down your own tracks (as well as creating your own) in a very short amount of time – or even in as little as 30 seconds. Once you’re comfortable recording on the computer, you can then