rookie dj...

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by pandemonium, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium New Member

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    can someone list the minimum set-up i need to start djing? i only wanna start djing for a hobby, nothing to serious, so i want some cheap decks...although i dont have ANY clue what else i need. could someone tell us...

    ta :D
     
  2. Ab0|2Ti0N

    Ab0|2Ti0N WHAT THE FUCK IS JUICE???

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    For some cheap decks(but sturdy) and equipment, check out www.stantonmagnetics.com :zest:
     
  3. sparkyc10

    sparkyc10 Kentish Junglist

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    u need a couple of decks, a mixer, an amp and speaker (or just amped speakers). all u need is cables which shud come with the equipment (except maybe speaker cables) and link the 2 decks to the mixer. the mixer to the amp, and the amp to the speakers. its easy enuff to work out urself once its all sittin in front of u. for cheap equipment ur not too serious about try one of them 2 decks and mixer combinations. 'dj in a box' kind of thing. their nice n cheap. if u think u mite anna start it up properly get some decent equipment :) hav fun mate (y)
     
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium New Member

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    so how much, at least, am i looking at for just the basic gear to get me started?

    ps. what sort of speakers do i need? how big/powerful? can i use real small speakers, say, computer speakers, or do they have to be huge 100W amps?

    thanx
     
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  5. sparkyc10

    sparkyc10 Kentish Junglist

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    my first decks and mixer combination was something similar to this

    http://www.htfr.com/more-info/?catno=MR80060

    This would be an ok way to start if you really really dont want to spend too much money. if u wanted to go even cheaper you could get something like this but if u pay cheap you get cheap im afraid.

    http://www.htfr.com/more-info/?catno=MR123112

    u dont need amazing speakers. iv got 90W ones and they go some in my bedroom. u can probably get away with 50W ones. make sure u get an amp that will make the most out of them though. (a 20WPC amp wont get much out of some 100W speakers). if u dont fancy spendin more money on speakers though, if uv got a half decent hi fi u cud wire them up to that :) let us know in this thread hat u get when u do. itd be interestin to no. best of luck findin them bargains :2thumbs:
     
  6. JungleBoBungle

    JungleBoBungle Bodjah!

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    Haha thats we all say! :slayer:
     
  7. pandemonium

    pandemonium New Member

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    cheers guys...i'll get back to ya...
     
  8. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    yeah prices depend on what country you in as well mate ;)
     
  9. illv

    illv the winnipeg styler!

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    GO BIG OR GO HOME@#*&@*($@!

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  10. Calefaction

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    If I may give some advice...

    You can get by with a so-so mixer, you can get by with so-so speakers...heck, even so-so needles can get you by....

    Cheap tables really won't cut it for very long. As you learn to mix, at some point, you will come in contact with the god like objects known as Technics. Once you have mixed on a pair of these so called Technics, you too will want to buy a pair.

    Point in case...try and pick up a pair of used Technic SL-1200's as your first tables. They will do you good, and they really speed up the learning process. Learning to properly cue, adjust record speed and things of that nature, is much easier with a pair of 1200's.
     
  11. illv

    illv the winnipeg styler!

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    You heard the man! now go out and spend lots of money! :)

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  12. rmt

    rmt sex for money plz?

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    or get lucky like me and find a 40 year old chap who owns a disco company with 4 pair of mk5s who then lends you a pair indefinetly :D
     
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    illv the winnipeg styler!

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    DISCO! INFERNO! ;)

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