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The Laptop DJ Handbook: Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer by Jason Emsley

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Chapter 3. Gear

Aside from music, perhaps the most exciting aspect of DJ culture is the seemingly never-ending wealth of new toys. Every year, music technology companies unleash a deluge of innovative new products or grow new limbs onto those that are already well established.

DJ culture’s cornucopia of abundance has found itself snagged on the adage “spoiled for choice.” The subsequent assortment of software, hardware, controllers, and hybrid mash-ups is not intended to be all-inclusive; rather, they are suggestions that cover a range of alternatives ranging from plug-and-play to those that require a significant time investment.

Computer Specifications

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