Electronic music is one of the most popular music genres in the world today. Whether it be on television commercials, top 40 chart hits or even sporting occasions, Electro is everywhere.
In light of this, it comes as no surprise that there are more aspiring DJ´s in the world today than ever before. Having a successful career as a DJ can be highly competitive, almost as tough as becoming a famous singer!
It seems that every man and his brother considers themselves to be a superstar DJ lately, so if you want to take pole position, you have to start of by owning the right equipment.
Here are 5 essential DJ accessories that every aspiring DJ should have.
An absolute essential piece of equipment for a DJ who is just starting out is a good set of headphones that can dramatically enhance your skills.
Before you rush to buy the best looking headphones you can find, take some time to consider the qualities they must have. For example, isolation should be crisp and loud.
You should also think about comfort and choose a pair that you can keep on for long amounts of time and ones that sit comfortably around your neck.
Also check that they are solid and durable with a long cable that will allow you to move around freely.
A Dj Mixer or Controller
Most likely, you will be using your laptop as your source of music. This means you need to purchase a good and easy to use DJ mixer.
Make sure you find a controller that connects to your laptop via USB with an in built sound cut.
This video explains further about what a mixer/controller actually is, if you are not already familiar with this.
A Dj Laptop
You need to make sure you are using a laptop that will allow you to use the necessary DJ software efficiently.
This means one that has at least 2GB of RAM and a further 25GB of hardware space as well as a built in processor featuring Core2 duo and finally, a couple of USB ports.
Most of the better known DJ’s favour Apple laptops as they are lightweight and cater to you all of your DJing needs.
There are so many different software’s available on the market that sometimes it can be difficult to choose between them.
Do your research first and then make an informed decision about which software to buy.
Finally, without music you can’t be a DJ. These days, mixing is done using MP3´s therefore you need to have all of your MP3s loaded onto your laptop in advance so you can practice mixing songs together and mastering the software.
Opting to use MP3s instead of traditional records, which are bulky and get damaged easier will save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.