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Beginner's Gear Guides: DJ Gear

Ready to be a DJ? Find your right rig here.
DJ gear has come a long way since the pioneering days of DJs like Larry Levan and Grandmaster Flash. While some hang on to old-school realness with two turntables, a mixer, and a microphone, new-school DJs can play entire sets with nothing but a laptop and DJ controller (or even less!). Take a look at these sample rig setups and build the one that's right for you. Whether you're touring the club scene or just workshopping mixes at home, we've got all the DJ gear you need to get started.

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The Computer-Based DJ
With the latest computer-based DJ gear, all you need is a DJ controller and a laptop to spin your digital music collection. This model rig combines a versatile DJ controller (with DJ software) and a MIDI controller (with DAW software) to help you create original mixes and tracks. For bedroom mixmasters, a solid pair of studio monitors are an essential addition to your setup.
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Pioneer DJ DDJ-REV1 DJ Controller

$279.00

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Akai MPC Studio Music Production Controller

$199.00

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-X5 DJ Headphones

$99.00

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PreSonus Eris 3.5 Active Studio Monitors - 2nd Generation

$99.99

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    $25.00
The Mobile DJ
The party really starts when a mobile DJ turns up. This rig is built around a Mixstream Pro+, a powerful all-in-one DJ controller that nixes the laptop for a built-in touchscreen interface and speakers. For this setup, you'll need a pair of XLR cables to connect this controller's audio outputs to the line inputs of a PA system (if you need more oomph).

Numark Mixstream Pro + DJ Controller

$699.00

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Sennheiser HD25 On-Ear Closed-Back Headphones

$149.95

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Mackie SRM-Flex Portable Column PA System

$899.99

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The Vinyl Purist
Like turntablist pioneers of the late '70s, the purist selector likes to keep things real and traditional. Got some records you've been waiting to spin out? All you need is two direct-drive turntables, a mixer, and a pair of RCA cables to connect them together. A pair of DJ headphones will help you cue and monitor.

Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Turntable

$599.00

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Numark M6 USB DJ Mixer

$219.00

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-X10 DJ Headphones

$369.00

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The Hybrid Performer
Today's DJ mixers can combine audio from a vast array of sources. Connect a pair of turntables to a DVS system like a MWM Phase Essential Wireless DVS System , and scratch "virtually" any digital audio file. This sample setup is great for live mixing -- place two MWM remotes on your decks, plug the Phase receiver's outputs into the mixer, and then connect the mixer's USB output to a laptop running Serato DJ software. With this setup, you can still add CDJs to more channels of your external mixer. Finally, connect the whole thing to a pair of powered speakers and get ready to really rock the party.
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Pioneer DJ PLX-500 Direct-Drive Turntable with USB

$369.00

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Denon DJ X1850 Prime DJ Mixer

$1,199.00

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MWM Phase Essential Wireless DVS System

$449.99

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Mackie Thump215 Powered Speaker (1x15", 1400 Watts)

$382.49

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DJ Accessories and Lighting
No matter which path you choose, every DJ should have a trusty set of headphones and a solid mic like an Electro-Voice ND76. A set of lights can add a whole new dimension to your performance, while a DJ table can provide a platform to place all your DJ equipment on. Stands keep your laptop and deck right in front of you, solidly grounded, ready for many a gig.

Electro-Voice ND76 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone

$129.00

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Odyssey LTBXS2MTCP 2-Tier DJ X-Stand Combo Pack

$299.95

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Grundorf AT-4822 Folding DJ Table

$199.95

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Chauvet DJ GigBar Move Effect Light System

$749.99

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