DJ equitment for live sets?
October 3, 2010 7:56 PM Subscribe
What kind of equipment should a beginner DJ buy for live sets?
posted by NotSoSiniSter to media & arts (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is pretty much a follow up question to my last one focused more on producing music. Basic vibe was to stick to the midi keyboard and learn a bunch of programs. But, how about live sets?
My major goal with one of my friends is to DJ at our schools dances senior year and not suck. (Both of us are 17) I'm looking at the kind of stuff main stream DJs use, its pretty insane how much it all costs. So that doesn't help much. From what I have read, the basic thing you need is a mixer and a laptop to do live sets. Can anyone follow up on that? My price point for a mixer is something like $200ish. But if there's good reason to go above that, I would definitely consider it. It would be nice to not outgrow it in a few years. I would plan to use Ableton live for sets since it seems like a popular option. I don't know if that will effect anything. But who knows.
So yea, any other things I should keep in mind? I'm all ears.