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How to Create a DJ Setup for Beginners

For those budding DJ enthusiasts who are looking to spin their own decks by getting started with their own DJ setup, there are many different things to consider, and it can seem like a complicated process.

Luckily, building your own DJ setup is fairly straightforward, as long as you know what you’re doing. Be sure to set yourself a budget and know which parts you need, and you’ll find yourself dropping the hottest tunes in no time. Here is some information on how to go about building your own DJ setup.  

Different Setups

It is worth noting that there are a number of different DJ setups which utilise different equipment, so it is first worth looking at the type of setups you may wish to explore. The vast majority of setups require two DJ turntables (although these are not absolutely necessary if you just want a software based setup) as well as DJ software and a computer/interface.  

Each setup has its own benefits and drawbacks, depending on its capabilities and the equipment it uses. Some setups, for instance, allow you to have excellent control over the music you are playing, whilst others allow you to add a wealth of effects to the music.

Connecting Parts

You will also need to find out which specific parts you will need to connect the components to each other. This could include XLR cables from an established supplier like RS, as well as a host of other wire types which, once again, will likely differ depending on the equipment you are using.

It is likely, though, that you will need some USB cables, as well as an AC adapter and an RCA connector. It is worth doing some research before you buy your equipment so that you can buy all the necessary connecting parts (along with some spares).

Setting Up

Once you know which components you need to build your ideal DJ setup, you can then go about creating it, as well as mixing your own music. If you want to be bringing your decks to a club or similar type of venue, then you will want to make sure your setup is portable.

It is also worth looking at some of the methods modern DJs use to mix tracks in order to get a good grounding in how to DJ effectively.

This should allow you to get going with your very own DJ setup in no time. Remember that many parts are also available second hand for relatively cheap, so it is worth shopping around to save yourself some money.




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