Technology continues to change the world we live in and everything around us, and the world of electronic music producers and DJ’ing (Disc jockeys) has definitely not been an exception to this.

Many of us find it a daunting task where thinking about how to begin as Dj’s as well as what are the most DJing gear we need. The good news s that we don’t have to start with a lot of gear: in fact, we are recommending mostly the below 3 items. Given that they might seem pricey, we have selected them after considering their durability, performance and how other professionals have reviewed them as the best products out there.

Here is what you need:

 

#1: A Dj Controller

It is an external device that you connect via USB to your computer to emulate the traditional DJ setup and overall work flow.

You can scratch, mix, control effects and navigate through your library that’s located on your computer, and most are compatible with most DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) as controllers.

As for the most recommended… the Native Instruments Traktor is our top choice, although it might be pricey. However, it will be all you will need and you will probably need not make any other investment again, as you are paying for quality and durability.

Other options you might want to consider:

  • Behringer CMD Studio 4A
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB
  • Hercules DJ Control Instinct USB

 

#2: DJ Headphones

Your headphones are your tool of work along with your speakers as you need to see how your volume feels and if it is properly adjusted. The best way to monitor it is through headphones. In addition, they also come in handy when you are doing a transition form one track to another and need to listen how smooth it goes. If you got a bad speaker, we may or may not be able to notice minor differences in sound output.

My favorite choice and probably the most used ones are the Sennheiser – HD25 1 II. They are very durable and have a great quality of sound. Senheiser has been around since 1988 and has been a Dj’s preferred choice for the past two decades.

Other options you might want to consider:

  • Shure – SRH750DJ
  • Numark – HF125
  • Technics – RPDH1250

 

 

#3: High Performance Speakers

Everyone needs premium audio equipment to bring you quality sound to the next level. The main reason you want them is not only to make it loud, but make it loud and still sound good! Many cheap speakers have a limited volume before they start sounding weird, or just unnatural. this makes the song lose a lot of it’s mixing and mastering values because the speaker does not play the frequencies at loud volumes how it should.

Your best option is The Behringer EUROLIVE B210D and that is mostly because of the way it is designed and the power it packs! the system offers 220 watts of performance. A built-in filter that reduces distortion amazingly, and the system doubles as a PA and an MP3 player. Use the two-band equalizer for adjustments.

Other options you might want to consider:

  • Yamaha MSR400
  • JBL PRX715
  • Electro-Voice ZLX-12P

 

 

Conclusion

 Getting started in the world of DJ’ing is an amazing journey for many and for others is hell, sometimes what marks that difference is the quality of gear..

When it comes to DJ’ing gear, it is for the best to buy the best option we have at our reach. If you do not have the budget for some of these items, the best advice we can give you is to keep saving up as there are huge gaps between one another.