How Much To Spend On Your First DJ Set-Up [Live DJing Q&A With Phil Morse]

Last updated 13 August, 2023

In this replay of our live Q&A lesson, we discussed where to place booth monitors, the processing power needed for stems, how much to spend on your first DJ set-up, and more!

Here’s what’s covered…

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:13 This week in DJ news
  • 4:44 Are the processors in standalone DJ gear powerful enough for Stems?
  • 7:49 Should beginner DJs start on older equipment or go for something new? How much should I spend on my first DJ set-up?
  • 14:27 Is it okay to leave PA speakers on their stands?
  • 14:53 What’s the best platform for promoting your own music?
  • 15:28 How much space do Serato Stems take up?
  • 17:48 What’s the best placement for DJ booth monitors?
  • 19:08 Will Pioneer DJ release a small battery-powered controller to compete with Denon DJ and Numark?
  • 20:40 Is there a Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX8 coming?
  • 23:50 Why aren’t the horizontal waveforms working on Engine DJ?
  • 24:21 Hydration break
  • 24:57 What’s the best desk for a DJ set-up?
  • 28:02 What should I talk about over my DJ mixes to keep listeners engaged?
  • 30:23 Is there an easy way to attach the album artwork to my digital files?
  • 33:51 Why is Rekordbox software moving my DJ music around?
  • 36:04 Are Rekordbox Stems usable?
  • 36:21 Is there a book that’ll help me learn to DJ?
  • 38:23 Does the Pioneer DJ DJM-A9 sound as good as the V10 mixer?
  • 39:21 What’s a budget way to improve the sound of my DJ sets at a gig?
  • 42:47 Where’s the best place to get DJing help?

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