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Old 2011-06-23, 03:16
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can experts help? dJ gear. beat maker asking for advice on dj gear

Hey. I used to make beats and I used to spin vinyl. I want to start DJ'ing and I need some advice on putting together a new DJ setup. I used to spin vinyl, so I want to start spinning with CD's or my laptop.
I have about $1000-$1500 to spend. Can someone give me advice on what kind of cd players to everybody are using. You know the usual. I need to get two CD turntables and a mixer or can you DJ with strictly a laptop and some type of software or midi unit or midi controller? What kind of software do you use with a laptop? I know they have midi controllers (I think) using midi turntables. I think that's what it is. You hook the turntables to a laptop and it has a controller that are turntables.

I basically don't want to go broke buying DJ equipment, so can someone do me a favor and advise me on the basics of what I need. I want to use my laptop to spin. I used to make beats and such, but now I want to start DJ'n. I have about $1000-$1500 to spend. I don't want to buy cheap crap just to say I have it.
Is there something that is a must have to start DJ'n on a laptop. Do people even use CD turntables anymore? Sorry so many questions. I just don't want to buy cheap stuff. Please let me know. I don't know what to buy. Thanks. I hope I didn't ask enough questions. Thanks if you can help me.

Last edited by Church5560; 2011-06-23 at 03:27. Reason: want to change thread title