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DJ Equipment

DJ Equipment Basics

From your fingers to their ears. Here’s a list of common DJ equipment and how it all works.

Turntables, CD Decks, and Laptops


DJs use all types of audio controllers. Many still use whatever they first used when they started out as a DJ. Others stay current with whatever the digital age brings. If you ask around, you’ll receive many different opinions on which of these is best, but my advice is to go to your local pro audio store and try out various controllers and see what you like. Make sure you’ve mastered your tool before ever performing at a live event. Music comes in many formats, but the most popular are vinyl records, CDs, and MP3. [Read more…]