A good DJ is not short on equipment. With new technology providing advancement in electronics on a regular basis, it can be a challenge to decipher what is new and noteworthy and what modifications to equipment are just gimmicks or features that entice one to make a purchase but are not all that useful. In this article, we will share some of the top best selling items that every DJ needs in their repertoire. While this article only provides a brief snapshot of each item, you can learn more in depth information on BestDJStuff.com.
1) Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Controller, $240.
This controller is highly coveted by experienced and beginner DJs alike as it offers great, lightweight portability and easy to use jog wheels.
2) Mackie PROFX 12V2 12 Mixer, $250.
A mixer that offers 12 channels, is compact, and provides USB recording and playback capabilities is going to be loved by most DJs who travel from gig to gig and don’t want to lug heavy equipment around with them. In addition, the mixing toolkit that is provided with this mixer is a great perk to have.
3) Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones, $150.
As a DJ it is imperative to own good, solid, quality headphones that provide superb sound as well as comfort. You will likely be spending many hours with your headphones around your neck or over your head and you will want to make sure that they are comfortable and do not inflict pain after a while. It is also important to look for a pair of headphones that have swivel cups and a coil cord.
4) Image Line FL Studio 12 Software, $200.
Having a great software package can set you apart from the standard DJ. Image Line offers a user friendly platform, the ability to audio record and edit, as well as a plethora of software effects and plug-ins so that you can make your mixes your own.
5) Proreck Party 15 Portable, $310.
This set is the best value out of our top 7 best-selling items. Not only do you get 2 great speakers in this set, but it also includes a microphone, remote control, LED light, and speaker stands. Not to mention, the speakers have Bluetooth capability, digital LED display, a built-in equalizer, and is USB compatible. This is a great buy and a good speaker set is invaluable.
6) Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Turntable, $100.
This turntable is fully automatic and is made of great quality materials. New and seasoned DJ’s alike mention that this turntable is not only easy and seamless to use, but it also can withstand the test of time. When you purchase this turntable, you are making a sound investment in your DJ equipment.
7) Laptop Computer Stand, $20.
Even if you play solely with the use of a turntable, many still like to have their laptop on standby so as to be able to use it for special occasions or in a pinch. Owning a laptop computer stand is inexpensive and can come in quite handy. Because it only costs about $20, most DJ’s have one on hand along with extra cords, electrical tape, and batteries should there be a need to use any of them. It is always better to be over prepared than underprepared, especially at a show or a gig.