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    Default What age did you start DJing?

    I know, it's a heaps common question but I'm just wondering!

    I'm 20 now and just bought a BCD3000 as I've always been interested in learning to DJ but never bought anything to DJ with, just stuck to learning an instrument and making hip hop beats!

    Have I left it too late to learn how to mix and get gigs? A mate of mine Ferris from Melbourne started DJing when he was in Grade 3 in primary school, he's now in his 30s and uses CDJ and TTs! Still going strong!!!

    I just feel that it's taken me a while to get to a point where I actually WANT to do certain things, for example until now I've always thought that DJing would be good to get into but now it's something I want to do and be the best I can be at!

    I just feel like i've missed the boat as far as my age is concerned!

    Any thoughts and experiences would be ace! Thanks guys!
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    14 when I started had a pair of belt drive Kam BDX280 lol

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    Shit, I sooo suck right now!

    What's the go with KAM man? Are they like behringer to AUS over there in UK?
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    Never too late to learn mate!
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    I got my first soundlab belt driven turntables at the age of 12, ah the good old days.

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    haha. to prevent the OP from spiralling into depression, I started at 22. 23 now and am pretty regretful I didn't start earlier, but what can you do. I'm in it now and thank fuck I didn't wait until I was 30, working full time, and even more regretful.
    Still got 3 years of uni to finish so that's pretty much my plan on doing as much dj shiz as possible, and if I have the option once I become a real adult, I'll keep going.

    20 isn't old dude, you've got ages

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    I spose if I look at it like, 18 is the legal age to enter clubs so therefore I've been two years too late at most!

    But in that time I've worked out what I DON'T want to do, and that is music production!

    At age 14/15 I was playing drums in a band at school and gigged pubs at the age of 16/17 so it's just a different avenue i spose and I gotta start fresh with a new mindset, a more mature one!

    Thanks guys!

    I still feel like i'm 16! This whole 20 going on 21 is soooo weird! like where the funk did it go!!!

    Hey Zac, what gear do you use?
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    14 years of ageee but your not the latest person i've heard to pick it up around 20 seems to be pretty general

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    i was 15 when i started back in 1999.
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    True! Yeah some people call it the golden age, I call it the getting older age!

    I can beatmatch using nudge on my jogwheels now! I dont use sync AT ALL! I've probly spent 3/4 hours actually DJing now and I can tell my ears are starting to know how to actually know which speed needs to be adjusted in what direction!

    I've just got around 10 songs I really enjoy and think fit and trying different ways of mixing them together!

    is this a good way to start? using lo mid and hi aswell for dramatic effecs and crescendo's etc!
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