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Looking to get into DJing, Cheap Decks/Mixer

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Looking for a beginer level Direct drive set up, don't know if anyone has any experience in this area, complete beginner so looking for any tips too
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Have you got a Richer Sounds near you ? They were very helpful when my nephew was looking.
#2
Richer sounds is a good place to start.
Otherwise the best thing would be to get some 2nd hand decks.
If you can find someone that "wanted" to be a bedroom DJ and is upgrading or not interested anymore, you should get a good price. Also you'll find yourself getting all the leads, headphones, slipmats and probably some vinyl, etc.

Okay it might not be what you want to begin with but as you develop your skills and style you'll know what you want to spend money on.

My 2 cents...

Shima
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Do you aleady have a stack of Vinyl? If not I would advise to go digital right from the off. I have been DJing for over 20 years now - Vinyl, CD, now totally digital. A decent MP3 mixer and hardware controller can be bought for around £70, the skills you would learn are the same and 99% of venues these days will have some type of digital setup already.

If you have never DJ'd before check out Virtual DJ, if you have a bit of experience try Traktor or Ableton live.

Of the three above I tend to use Virtual DJ the most as its so easy to setup and use. Its also the cheapest of the three.
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Bingo83
Do you aleady have a stack of Vinyl? If not I would advise to go digital right from the off. I have been DJing for over 20 years now - Vinyl, CD, now totally digital. A decent MP3 mixer and hardware controller can be bought for around £70, the skills you would learn are the same and 99% of venues these days will have some type of digital setup already.

If you have never DJ'd before check out Virtual DJ, if you have a bit of experience try Traktor or Ableton live.

Of the three above I tend to use Virtual DJ the most as its so easy to setup and use. Its also the cheapest of the three.


I agree in most with BIngo83. Unless u got a lot of vinyl already, I would go down the mp3 route and either get a controller for your PC, or plan to burn off and use CD mixers. MP3 is so much easier to source than vinyl these days - unless you are on mailing lists of record companies or have a good connection with a record shop!

I started out learning with 2 belt drive turntables only 1 with pitch control, and that stood me in good stead for when I upgraded to a pro set up. Used Technics in most clubs but I favoured Vestax PDX2000s when I splashed out my own money on decks.
After selling my decks I have recently tried out 2 different mp3 mixers which hook up to the PC via USB.
1- Behringer BCD3000 using Traktor software.
2- M Audio Xponent using Torq software.

I got rid of the BCD3000 as the build quality was rubbish - but, for under £200 it is the business for value. Traktor software I found better than Torq, but the Xponent controller I use is bespoke to Torq, so I use that for simplicity. You can easily use any mp3 controller with pretty much any of the software programs available, but you have to configure the keys and controls via midi mapping (or using someone elses map file). The beauty with the xponent and Torq is that they work together staright out the box.

Loads of info on the web. If you want, you can check my youtube channel to see the xponent in action - http://uk.youtube.com/user/devilsixpence

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