I’ve heard a lot of new DJs ask questions about which DJ gear is the “best.” My response is always to say that different equipment combinations cater to different kinds of DJs; one setup might fit a certain style better, and you can also easily mix and match gear setups to find what works best for your personal style and musical taste. For example, many DJs use a large controller with turntables, while others use laptops with CDJs even though they are very powerful without. To give you a better idea of what the predominant setups are, and to help you figure out which might be better for you, I’ll discuss the “big three” DJ equipment setups and my experience with each.
Turntables, Battle Mixer and DVS (Serato or Traktor)
Who uses these kinds of setups?
This type of setup caters to DJs who favour more turntablism and quick mixing, and want a bit more flexibility in playing their music. You’ll see lots of hip hop DJs, open format DJs and battle DJs lean towards this set up.
What’s so great about it?
The primary advantage is quick mixing and flexibility. You’ll normally see some kind of Rane mixer although it’s not unusual to see a [...]Read More...