Quote Originally Posted by kooper1980 View Post
As already mentioned CD's are still a viable format. Record labels still release CD singles but even if they didnt it is still a viable option to download a digital file and burn it to CD. Many DJ's still do this. Most however are switching to digital DJing, either by using usb's with CDJ's or using a laptop and controllers. Its all based on personal preference and I would second the recommendation to go to a DJ store and try out the various gear available. You can even hire out equipment for the weekend to test out at home.

I have personally fully embraced Traktor and use controllers alongside a mixer. I have also used rekorbox and CDJ's in a live situation on several occasions and its a great set up. ultimately just play about a bit and choose what gives you the most enjoyment.
Thanks Kooper, renting would be a good action!