A little bit of background
I started out DJing a few years after high school when Jungle broke in the US. Back then we didn’t have digital systems. In fact, the famous Pioneer CDJ was still pretty rare and considered unusable by most DJs. The predominant system then was two Technics 1200s and a two-channel mixer. Laptops at the time were an absolute luxury item.
Fast forward twenty years and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything but CDJs and a 4-channel mixer connected to a laptop in a DJ booth. With the exception of a few die hards and scratch DJs, vinyl and turntables are virtually gone. Everything is now digital.
Personally, I think this is a pretty exciting development.
Back in the 90s, getting your hands on a decent set of turntables and a mixer wasn’t always easy, unless you were lucky enough to live in a city with a thriving DJ culture. And even then, getting time on the decks to practice was a challenge. Nowadays, for a small investment you can have a pro set up at home that will rival that of any top DJ. But remember, your gear doesn’t make you a great DJ, your skills make you a great DJ.
The point is this – if you’re considering getting into DJing, or perhaps you were once into it but got out for some reason and now you want to get back into it, this a great time. The number of options available to you in terms of high quality equipment and software is amazing.
But sometimes the choices are too many. That’s why we started this site. Our aim here is to help you sort out what is the best dj equipment for you.
So let’s get started.