Basic Equipment For A Newbie DJ

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cqqowovvaaaxpqmA DJ is only good as his skills and his equipment. The digital equipment that a DJ has can help make or break his career in the music industry. New digital DJs might seem daunted by the enormous choice of equipment available in the market today. Some of the basic pieces of digital equipment required by a DJ have been listed below to make your choice easier:

DJ Laptop Computer
The DJ computer holds the DJ software that holds the reins of the entire setup. The other equipment is all controlled with the help of this software. The laptop has to be equipped to handle the DJ software and has enough processing power to work fast. IT does not matter if it is MAC or PC as long as it can handle the job. Try to choose a laptop that suits your budget in addition to meeting the requirements of the DJ software.

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DJ controllers eliminate the use of a mouse thereby requiring a hands-on approach. There are several entry-level DJ controllers which are suitable for beginners to high-end solutions as well.

DJ Headphones
Proper DJ headphones have a frequency range that is wider along with higher gain levels. Most of them also have 50mm drivers so that the bass cuts through the mix.

Speakers
A basic self-powered speaker setup is the best choice for a bed=ginner DJ. They are perfectly tuned as well as optimized so that setting them up is an easy job.

Cables
RCA is the most commonly used cable for setting up basic digital DJ equipment. They are unbalanced however and the majority of pro-DJ equipment includes other audio input output options like a ¼ inch or XLR. So as you progress to being a pro DJ, you can update your cables.

The equipment mentioned above is enough to perform with a DJ software based DJ rig.

Read also: How To Digital DJ Fast

Arranging Your Files To Avoid Confusion

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fileThere are a lot of advantages for a DJ when switching to a digital platform. When using a Vinyl Disc, you tend to carry around only the records you need. So sometimes you may feel overwhelmed with all the files you find in your system. There is no need to panic. With a few tips, you can easily solve this problem.

Categorize and name your music according to the Genre

Do not be tempted to leave out the Genre name when you save the file.There are hundreds of music files you can download and store. You will not only store them but however also keep on adding to the collection. As there is a very little restraint on space or cost, downloading and storing softcopies is a big temptation.

However what happens is, very often we forget which records we have stored and later on find it hard to get those particular records. Once you save them according to the genre, it will be easy for you to categorise and track the record.

Make use of Digital Sort

arrangingDigital DJs have the advantage of all latest technological features. Take advantage of these smartly. Group and regroup your tunes using the Sort features available.

Plan ahead and create new files for each performance

So now that you have named your files properly and sorted them too, the next step is to plan what you need to play for each performance. Take time beforehand to select these tracks and arrange them separately in a newly created and named folder.

Hopefully, all these tips will help you solve the problem of having to deal with numerous tracks and tunes.