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    Default Please help, to start DJing

    Hi,
    I am a beginner in DJing and want to buy a CDJ and a DJM, please advise if CDJ 1000MK3 & DJM 700 can be usufel for me,
    Thanks,

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    How much experience do you have?

    What's your budget?

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    Wow. That's some serious dosh you're lookin' to lay out, I spent about 85 euro when I started DJing.

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    Expensive gear won't make you a good DJ!! your talent, ideas, selection and delivery will.
    Denon DJ/MC6000KMK2/Launchpad S/LaunchcontrolXL/Traktor Pro 2/Bringin it since 96.

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    Buy some cheaper controller or a basic CDJ or Turntable and mixer setup and save your money and practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAdeSands View Post
    Expensive gear won't make you a good DJ!! your talent, ideas, selection and delivery will.
    This above all else... you can learn to get good on incredibly minimal hardware. If you have the determination and/or talent, then it won't really matter what gear you use. There is also something to be said for starting with budget gear until you have started to develop your skills and, very importantly, your technique. This will then inform your purchase of nicer gear, as you'll have a better feel for what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathy View Post
    This above all else... you can learn to get good on incredibly minimal hardware. If you have the determination and/or talent, then it won't really matter what gear you use. There is also something to be said for starting with budget gear until you have started to develop your skills and, very importantly, your technique. This will then inform your purchase of nicer gear, as you'll have a better feel for what you need.
    Good elaboration!
    I started on 2 belt drive TT's that I bought for 70 quid. (the 2 channel mixer was 90)
    Denon DJ/MC6000KMK2/Launchpad S/LaunchcontrolXL/Traktor Pro 2/Bringin it since 96.

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    I would suggest some cdj 800 mks and a very basic mixer to start with. To see if you like it.
    Recommend a cheap vestax, stanton or new dj tech mixers. also Ecler if you want something better-sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandenone View Post
    Hi,
    I am a beginner in DJing and want to buy a CDJ and a DJM, please advise if CDJ 1000MK3 & DJM 700 can be usufel for me,
    Thanks,
    That would be ideal setup for just practice two decks mixing.
    What gear do you currently have in use?
    Have you ever tried some DJ software?

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    Im of the opinion that you should buy decent stuff that you can resell. Pioneer stuff, rane, ecler and xone have good resell value. Buy and sell used and you wont loose too much if you loose interrsted. Try craigslist or the Buy and sell section on here!

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