DJ Mixing Equipment
Paul Kalkbrenner @ Gasmaschinenzentrale, Unterwellenborn 02.08.2008
From Your Bedroom to Ibiza - DJ Apprenticeship
DJ mixing equipment
We all know that for the majority of us, music is an expression of how we feel or experience that might have arisen in the past.
In Great Britain with street crime at an all time high, troubled youths and kids roaming around most street corners and squares, home never feels safer.
Studies show that the majority of these male or even female youths when put in a room with some decks, mixers and pumping pa equipment find it is a way of letting their built up anger, frustration and plain boredom out in a form of weird and wonderful mixes or noise for some.
These days you can easily get equipment at much affordable prices and with the boom in computer software that allows for creative mixing without the need for hardware such as record decks, cdplayers or mixers.
With this software the djis in full control of all parameters of equalization and is able to load mp3 files from the computer where most people will have a large archive of songs.
Does this mean the end of vinyl mixing? Since the development of dj cd players that can simulate vinyl mixing and allow for the much cheaper format of the cd to be used rather than bulky and expensive vinyl it appears that while there are a few purists out there the majority of djs have changed to cd mixing.
Now available on the market are usb controllers to manipulate software available which widens the gap even further by keeping the cost of dj equipment down since everything is software controlled. With the software you can scratch, loop, effect, reverse and even change the tempo without changing pitch....
This is far more than can be achieved with traditional equipment and also with less space being taken up. It's not surprising then that a shift in the purchase of vinyl decks and cd players for bedroom djs was going to happen. In effect the bedroom dj has never had so good with cost and space being reduced to minimum.
With the growth of sites such as Myspace the bedroom dj now has an outlet for promoting the music being produced and is even capable created a weblog to document their development. Podcasting has been another innovation with the dj able to create his or her own radio station to be uploaded and shared with an online community.
Advances in technology have ensured you can watch and learn about the equipment from your own home, this means expensive tuition is no longer needed and for those looking for a real career in music there are many different opportunities available and whats more these are developed from your own bedroom.
Also there have been huge reductions in the cost of equipment ever the past five yours with most of the DJ products now being manufactured in China instead of Japan, again this ensures that it is not just within the grasp of the well off homes but now any child can shape their destiny.
The new age means that computer interaction is very much a part of school life and the new kit interacts completely with the home computer. USB devices are plug and play and almost anything musical or for that matter visual can now be controlled and enhanced from your desktop or laptop.
Over the next few years the world of music will have a new breed of expertise, the dj, the lighting technician and the mixing technician will be people who started off in their bedroom. Places such as Ibiza and nightclubs around the world will be the destinations for these kids, even radio and television and of course the world is truly their oyster.
DJ mixing equipment - click on the image below for more information.
- Dual CD player and mixer with fader start
- Anti-Shock memory buffer
- ±12% pitch control with pitch bend wheel
- Seamless looping, continuous play, track programmable
- EQ on each channel
- Full buffered Anti-Shock memory
- Seamless looping (entire CD) with edit function
- Instant stutter start with settable stutter points
- Fader start; Relay Play
DJ mixing equipment
Numark's CD Mix-2 combines a full-featured DJ mixer with a dual-transport, high-precision CD player, creating a powerhouse tool for DJs. Whether you're concocting custom mixes for your own recordings or performing live for parties or for professional events, you'll appreciate the system's dual RIAA-equalized phono inputs, 3 line-level inputs, and 2 microphone inputs with independent input levels. Each of the built-in CD transports offers true buffered instant start, seamless full-CD looping,
Numark CD Mix-2 Dual DJ CD Player and Mixer System
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DJ mixing equipment question by Daveed11: What Kind of DJ equipment should i get (beginner)?
Hey there, im really into techno and have really wanted to start djing and mixing lately, but i have no idea what kind of equipment to get/start out with. I mainly listen to Happy Hardcore/Hardcore, Hardstyle, Freeform and House techno music. And i was wondering what kind of turn tables/mixers would be good for me to start out with (or any other DJ equipment for that matter). I heard the Stanton T.90 turntables were good and that Numark mixer with effects was good but im completely lost on this topic. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
DJ mixing equipment best answer:
Answer by TeKq19
u should get the numark ns7..its perfect for beginners..its all one package that includes two turntables and a mixer plus a few effects..a bit pricey tho cost about 1200 dollars us..but if ur serious its worth the price...you can also try software such as virtual dj jus to get familiar with djing they give u a free trial so def try it out