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Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me out a little.

With K Rudd dropping his $900 soon, I thought it would be a perfect time for me to get into dj'ing, as it is something that I have wanted to do for a while. I was wondering if you'se could help me out on the best way too go about getting equipment, downloading programs etc.

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where's your nearest DJ shop? the first step is finding this out, then calling them.

900 bucks isn't much for a 2 channel decks and mixer setup though. i'd try second hand in the B&S forum.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spicy

where's your nearest DJ shop? the first step is finding this out, then calling them.

900 bucks isn't much for a 2 channel decks and mixer setup though. i'd try second hand in the B&S forum.

Im on the Sunny Coast, so Brisbane im guessing. Yeah I didnt think 900 would get me very far.

Thanks for your help.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by inthemixer19

I was wondering if you'se could help me out on the best way too go about getting equipment, downloading programs etc.


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There are heaps of threads on here about how to get cheap equipment. Vinyl costs too much money these days for those that don't already have collections. DVS systems are almost equal to your budget on their own. So I think you'll be looking at cheap CDJ's and a dodgy 2 channel mixer. Look out for 2nd hand Pioneer CDJ200 / CDJ400 or Denon DNS series in the Buying and Selling Forum, Ebay, Trading Post etc.
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if you have a decent computer preferable a laptop. I would get some sort of midi controller (Behringer BCD3000 Around $350) and then spend say $200 on tracks from beatport or something.

That way you can try it out and see if you like it.

Otherwise if you want to spend a bit more my main recommendation is

2 X Second hand 1200's (shouldn't cost you more than $800)

1 X cheap mixer for now ($100-$200)

1 X DVS program (serato scratch live or tracktor scratch) ($700- $1000)
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Thanks heaps for your help guys. Too be honest with you I don't really have much of a clue about DJ'ing. But you gotta start somewhere right? So is a DVS something you download to your computer?
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DVS stands for - digital vinyl system

the two most popular ones at the moment are Traktor Scratch and Serato Scratch
the scratch name comes from the fact that you can use vinyl or CD control discs to scratch and manipulate your music which is played back from your computer through a software application - the big difference is A. more hardware for music control and playback and B. that the source of music is from a computer rather than the surface of a disc.

i'm looking at selling my technics turntables soon - they're about 8 years old and i've had them serviced regularly - come with all the parts and with ortofon concordes
plus, i'll give you a demo and some tips as well

PM me for more info if you're interested!
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Sounds like your first purchase should be:
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how to dj left is more informative and has better pictures

mmmmmmm eye candy
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Sounds like your first purchase should be:

Don't forget DJ Qbert's Complete DIY guide, and Scratch - awesome documentary that every DJ should watch
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