Help a newbie DJ!
November 5, 2009 8:02 AM Subscribe
I want to start DJing - specifically mixing and mashing songs and learning to scratch. I only want to make mixes for myself but might someday want to play for a house party if my skills improve. I need your input on equipment and how to get started!
posted by aceyprime to media & arts (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I love music but have no experience DJing so anything you have to share would be helpful. I spent a bit of time attempting to research it but feel totally overwhelmed by all the options available.
What controller & soundcard (or other equipment) should I consider? I've looked at the Vestax VCI-100, Hercules RMX and M-Audio Xponent so far but have no idea what would be best to get started. I want a controller that will be good for scratching. I'd like to spend less than $700 total.
What should I look at for software? Seems like Traktor and Virtual DJ are popular and support most controllers.
What should I do to learn the basics? Any good DJ forums that are beginner friendly?