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    im very new to this whole thing and i one day want to turn this into a career, what equipment should i look into to start with? as of now i just have a laptop and virtual dj. thank you for the help.


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    If you want to turn this into a career - CDJ's and a mixer.

    As a hobby - Controller. Not to bash, I use an S4 and TT's, but a career DJ uses the equipment that will be at his job (a.k.a. the club), which means buying the mixer set-up and learning on CDJs or timecoded vinyl.

    Honestly though, start with a controller. You can learn the fundamentals of DJing on one just fine. Make it a hobby at first. If you find out you like it (like I have) upgrade your equipment. For instance, I'll be selling my S4 soon and buying a Denon dn-x1600. The s4 is nice because it's modular, but it's also expensive at 900 dollars.

    How much do you have to spend?

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    or even learning ableton and going that route with something like the APC40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank112916 View Post
    If you want to turn this into a career - CDJ's and a mixer.

    As a hobby - Controller. Not to bash, I use an S4 and TT's, but a career DJ uses the equipment that will be at his job (a.k.a. the club), which means buying the mixer set-up and learning on CDJs or timecoded vinyl.
    Uhhh, or a laptop and an X1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biru View Post
    Uhhh, or a laptop and an X1.
    I said controller. I just used the S4 as an example. That's why I asked how much he had to spend, so I might point him in the right direction.

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