Get your free download: The Digital DJ Gear Buyer’s Guide
Back in the “old days” it was all so simple. You had two turntables, and a “mixer”, which was a box that sat between them and made them blend together. That was it.
Boy, how it’s changed! Nowadays we are bombarded with weird, wonderful and ever-changing DJ technology, each innovation promising to wipe the floor with the last, each manufacturer refreshing, revamping and relaunching its gear every year, shouting loud about the new features as if they’re the only thing worth knowing about.
If you’re new to DJing, or returning to DJing after a break, you’re probably already thinking “I’ll just get a laptop DJ controller”. You’d be in good company – more than half of our 31,000 course students here at Digital DJ Tips use DJ controllers. But controllers aren’t the only way – far from it. So before you decide, let me help you understand what’s out there by talking through the seven main ways today’s DJs spin their music.
The 7 Most Popular DJ Set-Ups Today – Contents
- Laptop & DJ controller
- Pro DJ separates
- Standalone all-in-one systems
- Records decks and a mixer
- Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS)
- Laptop-only DJing
- Phone/tablet DJing
Get the guide
Every year, we here at Digital DJ Tips publish a special guide to help DJs choose the right DJ gear for them. It contains info on all the systems listed here, top five picks of current models, and more advice on software, accessories, production gear and more.
Click here to get your free copy of our current Gear Guide.