Since we’re having a virtual party very soon, it’s good to share the best equipment to use. It’s also like choosing a boiler machine, there are at least a few recommended brands to choose from selected by actual Boiler Engineers. North Glasgow Boiler Repair can help us on this! They are the best when it comes to boiler machines and actual boiler repair in Glasgow. They are very dear to us as well since they are among our major sponsors too for the event!
As mentioned earlier, to come up with the best list of equipment – it has to come from the experts themselves. Like what North Glasgow Boiler Repair did, they have Gas Safe Certified Boiler Engineers and Plumbers who studied the machines and tested it to provide the perfect list. So we talked to some Dj experts as well to know what are best for them!
As recommended, the basic Dj set up for a beginner should last for at least 2-3 years. There are actually 3 types of Dj set ups. (Reference: GlobalDjsGuide)
BASIC – CD player and DJ Mixer
For CD players, the top brands are Pioneer XDJ-700 and CDJ-500, Gemini MDJ 1000, American Audio Radius 3000 and Denon Dj SC2900. For Mixers, the top brands are Allen and Heath Xone:23, Pioneer DJM S3, Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2, Reloop RMX-221 and Dj Tech DIF1S. The best Dj mixer used in most music festival as recommended is DJM 900 Nexus 2.
VINYL – Turntables and Dj Mixer
For the turntables, the top brands are Technics SL-1210MK2, Stanton STR8-150, Reloop RP 8000, Audio Technica AT-LP120 and Pioneer PLX 500.
BEGINNER – Controller, Software and Laptop
As a beginner, you don’t need to spend as much. For the laptop, you can use what you currently have but it should be other than what you use for work or schoo. You just need to check if the DJ software is compatible with your laptop. Top brands are Apple, Acer, Asus and Dell. For the DJ softwares, many are using Traktor Pro 3, Serato DJ Pro and Pioneer Record Box Dj. For DJ controller, the top ones are Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2, Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB#, Numark Mixtrack Pro III, Denon Dj MC400 and Behringer CMD Studio 4A.
Another tool needed by DJs is the headphones. Of course, they have to hear their music load and clear! Top brands would be Sennheiser HD25, Pioneer Pro DJ Black HDJ-X5-K Professional DJ Headphone, Sony MDRV55 Red Extra Bass & DJ Headphones MDR-V55 and Behringer HPX2000 Headphones High-Definition DJ Headphones. Speakers are next! Top brands are Yamaha HS 5, KRK Rokit G4 Rokit 5, JBL LSR 305, PreSonus Eris 4.5 and Pioneer Ro Dj DM40.
For the cost, it would actually depend on how much you are willing to shell out. It can go from $400-$2000. It would definitely be easier once you’ve become a professional already because you will have money coming in. There are a lot of options that you can choose from. You just need to be vigilant in checking recommendations and information about the tools and equipment and of course you have to set a budget for it. Do not go overboard!
We hope that you’ve gotten some good information about the best DJ equipment! We are also happy to announce that one of the prizes in the event would be a DJ set up that will be coming from our sponsors, North Glasgow Boiler Repair and the Arborist group! Are you excited already? Hurry, sign up now! Registration is until the end of August!