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    Default What should be in my DJ bag?

    Aside from basic audio cables, power supply cables, laptop stand, USB cable. What else should I have? Like what extra cables? Some portable light, power cord, etc.

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    gaffer tape
    multibit screwdriver
    flash light
    condom
    ground loop isolator
    extension cord
    extra power bar
    belly button lint
    RCA to 1/4 adapters
    some spare psu you might need some time...
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    Having your own audio cables already puts you 10 steps ahead of the DJ's I worked with. It's amazing how many DJ's don't have simple RCA cables with 'em when they bring their gear.
    Also.. always bring adapters. Headphone adapters, RCA-to-TRS adapters, RCA female-to-female, 1/8"(3,5mm) to RCA is also handy to carry with you. For an iPod for example.

    Having the cables you need + 1 spare of each is very handy but the spare is not mandatory.
    I like to use color coded USB cables to know what goes where and to see if there's something I'm missing.

    Extension cable is handy but should really be covered by the venue.
    Portable light or like a USB light is a handy thing, also a flashlight can be of great use when setting up.
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    Gaff tape
    Flashlight
    Ipod
    towel
    xlr cables
    rca joiners
    rca y cables
    short and long rca cables
    notepad and pen
    pack of darts
    lighter

    I also carry a ground loop isolator and a cheap DI box

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    the booze...
    Weapons, not food, not homes, not shoes
    Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithace View Post
    the booze...
    That's faulty. You should be getting that for free. Or at least crazy cheap.
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    Common sense & some humble pie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audeo View Post
    That's faulty. You should be getting that for free. Or at least crazy cheap.
    better make sure of that...
    Weapons, not food, not homes, not shoes
    Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal

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    Pretty much every things been covered I'd say. You could possibly bring a small book of CD's at a club if you really wanna be super safe, you never know what can go wrong. Not a necessity though. Make sure you have a flashlight of some sort though, it gets dark behind those mixers and it makes setting up much easier
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    candy bars
    chewing gums
    deodorant
    fresh shirt/socks
    tooth brush
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