We know DJ gear/equipment could be expensive, especially if you’re into having the best of the best products for whatever type of DJ you are or trying to be.
Now if you have a budget for your equipment or you’re just starting out and just not too sure you’re 100% willing to jump right in then DJ Tech Tools have provide us with some affordable cord hardware: computers, controllers, and CDJs.
Starting out with your BUDGET.
So first off, create a list of items you will need to buy and how much you’re willing to spend total.
*This applies if you’re in the beginning stages and need everything (building from scratch!)
Once you know the necessary products you need to buy, you could narrow down your kit choices. Providing that you stick to your budget you can:
- Avoid auction bidding wars (via ebay,etc.)
- Gives you a bottom line for bargaining if you’re buying straight from the sellers. The power to walk away from a bad deal is a valuable one.
- Keep enough cash to buy everything else you need – so you don’t blow it all on one piece of gear.
This process will be give and take, but as long as you can put together some decent equipment to work with, you’ll just fine.
DJs are always selling or trading in their old kits, so always be on the lookout for that.
You can find existing DJs trying to upgrade their equipment pretty much anytime the latest products come out, to de-clutter their studio space, bedroom, basement, or even garage lol. (Craigslist.com)
DJs even trade-in their equipment to music stores, so if you can find a local store to search for some used but still quality items, that could be a great option for you as well.
Computers – (Digital DJs) unless you’re just into working on CDJs or turntables alone, you definitely need you a computer. Computer prices differ, so it’ll be up to you on how much you want to spend on this. (Option #1: Raspberry Pi – is an affordable computer with some really cool features. Option #2: PiDeck – digital music played old school. You can plug in a USB stick containing audio files.)
Laptops – You may see majority of the DJs working on high-end laptops now a day, but according to DJTT you shouldn’t be married to it, because it’s not necessarily a NEED to have. Your regular laptop should work just fine (unless you don’t have, then you could buy). Now a day, you could try the trial versions of DJ software’s on to your laptop to see if it works before purchasing.
If you have a tablet, you could choice from a multitude of Android or iOS DJ apps.
To find out more about affordable dj gear, click here.