Keen to learn to mix/dj. Guides to follow? Gear to use?

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What gear should I look at to start mixing?
I have a mixtrack at home (sisters) and I've had a play
am convinced that I want to learn to mix/DJ. Without spending
a fortune what gear should I look at? including sound system ( just for home use)? The
Mixtrack is frustrating (not pro,can't cue, not mine.) So I'm after a mixer & tt's
Any guides books,videos, sites that you can recommend would
also be much appreciated.

Thanks
 
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I have a big collection of music in digital formats so
That would probably be cheaper.
But I'm open to suggestions, I don't want
to start cheap and have to upgrade straight after, playing
guitar taught me how frustrating that can get.
The actual mixing appeals to me more than
scratching. Something to muck around with mates and
maybe a few parties.

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Basic pros and cons of each ?

Thanks
 

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I have a big collection of music in digital formats so
That would probably be cheaper.
But I'm open to suggestions, I don't want
to start cheap and have to upgrade straight after, playing
guitar taught me how frustrating that can get.
The actual mixing appeals to me more than
scratching. Something to muck around with mates and
maybe a few parties.

---------- Post added at 07:56 ---------- Previous post was at 07:55 ----------

Basic pros and cons of each ?

Thanks
I would personally grab a cheap crappy midi controller and see how you get on for a few months. If its your think, and you enjoy it, sell it and get some 1210's, or some cdj's.

Pro's and cons?

Erm.

Midi controllers: Lightweight. Cheap. Quite easy to learn as you often have a waveform in front of you (traktor, vdj etc). No hefty weight to carry around, just a laptop, midi controller and external hard drive.
CDJ's: Industry standard, get some decent cdj's and teach yourself well enough and you'll have no trouble playing anywhere with cdj's. Clubs with midi controllers are few and far between.
Vinyl: Extremely satisfying to mix with. No need for screens, software or anything. Could always grab a DVS and combine best of both. Expensive and heavy, both the decks and the records.

Thats pretty much it without going into tonnes of depth :/
 
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Going the vinyl route will cause you to lose all sense of reasoning. You'll have £10 to last you a week and you really should buy food with it, but you'll convince yourself that you can buy a vinyl instead and live off of about £3.
 

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Going the vinyl route will cause you to lose all sense of reasoning. You'll have £10 to last you a week and you really should buy food with it, but you'll convince yourself that you can buy a vinyl instead and live off of about £3.
Indeed. Very similar to being a smack head.
 
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