Starting Up with the Bare Bones
In This Chapter
Discovering a DJ’s basic equipment
Choosing your format
Getting to know the vital controls and functions
Putting an end to feedback and vibrations
Using the right furniture
You have lots of options when it comes to choosing and buying your first set of DJ equipment. The amount of money you have to spend is one factor. Any decision about using vinyl, CDs or a digital DJ setup to mix with obviously has a huge impact on what you buy. The music and mixing style you want to adopt will also play a big part in your first DJ setup.
Consider this chapter as a shopping list of what equipment you need to be a DJ. Later chapters help guide you towards the best equipment to use and the most suitable equipment for your budget.
Making a List, Checking It Twice
As with any craft, you need to ensure that you get the right set of tools for the job. Any DJ setup consists of the following basic elements, each of which I describe later in this ...