The DJ starter pack - A high-quality, full setup for beginner DJs £409 @ Amazon Dispatched from and sold by home AV direct
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The DJ starter pack - A high-quality, full setup for beginner DJs £409 @ Amazon Dispatched from and sold by home AV direct

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Found 11th Feb
Box includes compact DJ software controller, DDJ-WeGo4 which you can use to mix music and add effects via 'rekordbox dj' DJ software (license key included in the box).

DM-40 Active speakers and HDJ-700 headphones, also included.

For some reason Amazon have incorrectly labelled this as an 'external soundcard'!!? The same kit is selling on Maplins for £500 so quite a good price. Price is through 'Home Av Direct' selling via Amazon.

More information via Pioneers own website here:
pioneerdj.com/en-…ck/
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Numark MixTrack Pro 3 £159 - far better specced controller than the one included in this pack.
M-Audio BX-5 D3 Monitors £170 - bigger drivers and amps than the Pioneer's, individually amped, and monitors rather than just speakers
KRK KNS 6400 Headphones £69 or Shure SRH 550DJ £63 - depending on whether you prefer studio reference or dedicated DJ cans.

= £392 - £398

And if you've got the space and want some extra oompf I should think you can get a decent amp and floorstanding speakers for £170, instead of the powered monitors. I was sort of just showing what similar money could buy you, but there's plenty of other options on the monitors & headphones front, if you want to bring the price down further.

It's a shame Numark took over Denon DJ and scrapped the lower-end models, the MC-2000 is a great controller and was only about £150. Also you want something that comes with Serato or Traktor software.

So yeah, cold from me I'm afraid. If you buy it and get into it you'll soon wish you'd bought a better controller, and if you buy it and decide it's not for you I think the resale value will be poor, given that the same money buys you better gear to start with. Avoid. Sorry OP (and those who own it).
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Hmmm. Good price compared to other sellers, as you say, but I'm not convinced this is good value. It's obviously aimed at those using tablets, a bit of a gimmick set. If you're using a laptop or PC you can get better for much less. If this is something you're thinking about getting into I wouldn't rush to buy this, I think it's bad value and more of a "toy" set than a serious one.
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
I’ve got this but different headphones. Can pick up a bargain on eBay/gumtree as its harder to start DJ’ing that people think. Not much difference between the WeGo 3 & 4.
Ive used it with my MacBook Pro and DJ straight from Spotify with Djay Pro. I haven’t used a tablet/phone with it yet.
It’s a great piece of kit, the speakers are unbelievable - I have an aux adapter so they work with phone & PS4 etc.
deleted80130111th Feb

Hmmm. Good price compared to other sellers, as you say, but I'm not …Hmmm. Good price compared to other sellers, as you say, but I'm not convinced this is good value. It's obviously aimed at those using tablets, a bit of a gimmick set. If you're using a laptop or PC you can get better for much less. If this is something you're thinking about getting into I wouldn't rush to buy this, I think it's bad value and more of a "toy" set than a serious one.


I have the wego 3 which is aimed at tablets but also come with pc software which is awesome compared to the tablet software so is not limited to tablets alone. Hope this helps
Hm, was expecting something different when I read "DJ starter pack"

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Numark MixTrack Pro 3 £159 - far better specced controller than the one included in this pack.
M-Audio BX-5 D3 Monitors £170 - bigger drivers and amps than the Pioneer's, individually amped, and monitors rather than just speakers
KRK KNS 6400 Headphones £69 or Shure SRH 550DJ £63 - depending on whether you prefer studio reference or dedicated DJ cans.

= £392 - £398

And if you've got the space and want some extra oompf I should think you can get a decent amp and floorstanding speakers for £170, instead of the powered monitors. I was sort of just showing what similar money could buy you, but there's plenty of other options on the monitors & headphones front, if you want to bring the price down further.

It's a shame Numark took over Denon DJ and scrapped the lower-end models, the MC-2000 is a great controller and was only about £150. Also you want something that comes with Serato or Traktor software.

So yeah, cold from me I'm afraid. If you buy it and get into it you'll soon wish you'd bought a better controller, and if you buy it and decide it's not for you I think the resale value will be poor, given that the same money buys you better gear to start with. Avoid. Sorry OP (and those who own it).
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
Serato or Traktor are only useful these days if you're a DJ that exclusively plays on controllers. Most DJ's I know (including myself) made the switch to Rekordbox DJ simply because it allowed you to have one music library to maintain when playing with compatible controllers or using club standard CDJ kit. That being said, this pack is a bit gimmicky and I think you'd be better off investing in a DDJ-RB as a starter controller.
deleted80130111th Feb

Numark MixTrack Pro 3 £159 - far better specced controller than the one …Numark MixTrack Pro 3 £159 - far better specced controller than the one included in this pack.M-Audio BX-5 D3 Monitors £170 - bigger drivers and amps than the Pioneer's, individually amped, and monitors rather than just speakersKRK KNS 6400 Headphones £69 or Shure SRH 550DJ £63 - depending on whether you prefer studio reference or dedicated DJ cans.= £392 - £398And if you've got the space and want some extra oompf I should think you can get a decent amp and floorstanding speakers for £170, instead of the powered monitors. I was sort of just showing what similar money could buy you, but there's plenty of other options on the monitors & headphones front, if you want to bring the price down further.It's a shame Numark took over Denon DJ and scrapped the lower-end models, the MC-2000 is a great controller and was only about £150. Also you want something that comes with Serato or Traktor software.So yeah, cold from me I'm afraid. If you buy it and get into it you'll soon wish you'd bought a better controller, and if you buy it and decide it's not for you I think the resale value will be poor, given that the same money buys you better gear to start with. Avoid. Sorry OP (and those who own it).


What would be the best way for my teenager using her iPad to start out then?
AndyMontier1 h, 9 m ago

What would be the best way for my teenager using her iPad to start out …What would be the best way for my teenager using her iPad to start out then?



This pack will work happily with an I-Pad - if they are looking to use physical faders/speakers with their I-Pad. You can then use your I-Pad music library. I'm sure there are alternatives out there too which are variations on a theme - some of which have been discussed above.

Software wise, DJay2 and Djay Pro-2, (IOS6 and above) are both well reviewed and integrate well with the likes of Spotify if you're not bothered about physical faders etc. As far as I understand however, Spotify do not allow their music to be used for live/public performances so you may have consider alternatives for your music library.

Try also Propellorheads 'Figure'. It's built on their 'Reason' software, and it's free too. Good for shorter creative pieces rather than mixing per se though...
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AndyMontier1 h, 43 m ago

What would be the best way for my teenager using her iPad to start out …What would be the best way for my teenager using her iPad to start out then?


I'm afraid I'm not much help there Andy, I've always avoided all things Apple and have never tried using a tablet of any description in my set-up- it's just never seemed like the right tool for the job to me, though I'm sure others will disagree and be able to help you more.

If you'd have been asking me about a PC-based set-up, I'd have said start with that Numark MixTrack. I appreciate what Getchin's saying, but for me that Pioneer he recommends wouldn't be my first choice for a few reasons, not least because the faders seem really small, and the pitch faders (for me at least) are in an awkward place, neither of which will particularly help anyone just starting out. I've been looking at the controller in the original post in more detail and it's just an expensive toy really. It's severely lacking in core features, I really wouldn't recommend it, even if it means buying a new laptop to be able to work with a different controller.

So yeah, I'd start with the MixTrack, and certainly wouldn't consider anything less than that. They're well regarded and while maybe not considered "pro" gear by the pro's, you could certainly DJ a gig with it no probs.
Better still, if you can drop on a good-condition second-hand Denon MC-2000 for good money (bearing in mind I paid £150 new), get that. They're great little controllers, and being discontinued now, if your daughter doesn't take to it you should be able to sell it on for what you paid.

Speaker and headphone-wise the ones I linked to are overkill for someone starting out. A £20 pair of Sennheiser's should suffice for the headphones- in fact thinking about it, that's what I'm using right now, even though I've got KRK's. Speaker-wise it's difficult to recommend, as there's so many variables, but if you like the idea of powered speakers there's tonnes to chose from from £80 upwards. I wouldn't go any smaller than a 4" driver though, preferably a 5"- make sure you're buying a pair as well, as they're often sold in singles. Those BX-5's I listed are very nice, but they're designed as studio monitors so as I say overkill for starting out on, but if you're not sure about alternatives I would certainly recommend them.

I'm sure others will have plenty of opinions as well
Edited by: "deleted801301" 11th Feb
All I wanna do is do it, do it......
I’ve got the wego3, for what it is it’s a fantastic bit of kit. Like most I was technics 20 years ago but growing old and not having time or space to have set up permanent this is spot on to put in a draw and get back out when you want a bit of fun. Yes compared to more expensive controllers it’s very limited, but it’s also a third of the cost. But as something to play with and get out at parties this is bang on
getchin18 h, 15 m ago

Serato or Traktor are only useful these days if you're a DJ that …Serato or Traktor are only useful these days if you're a DJ that exclusively plays on controllers. Most DJ's I know (including myself) made the switch to Rekordbox DJ simply because it allowed you to have one music library to maintain when playing with compatible controllers or using club standard CDJ kit. That being said, this pack is a bit gimmicky and I think you'd be better off investing in a DDJ-RB as a starter controller.


I agree, unless you plan on only mixing in your bedroom you should go for 1 of the pioneer controllers like xdj rx or the ddj rx (which I have) etc because if your planning on getting bookings or going on radio 9 out of 10 locations will have pioneer cdj’s and these are the nearest thing to it so will feel the same, I’ve gone from vinyl to cd to pioneer rx/rekordbox so got a bit of knowledge in this area
Hi, it's a lot to fork out for, I've bought my 13th year old a numark partymix 84£, pick em up used for 50 and under., I think the software is free, he has had it a month now.
He uses a cable to connect his blue tooth speaker...and has learnt to do a a simple mix.
Just as an alternative
This is awful and horribly overpriced
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