Quote: Originally Posted by testrada3
I wanna start working clubs but i don't got any equipment. Just my laptop. Thanks you guys are helping a lot
Ahh..good old DJing days.
If you want to start working clubs, getting major equipment should be the last thing on your mind IMO. I've been doing parties & promotion in Toronto for over 6+ years. 90% of club now a days have their own built in equipment such as Pioneer CDJ-1000's (worldwide known club standard cd players) or Technics 1200's for turntables.
The first thing that you should be working on is your music collection. I would research ''paid record pools'' or start torrenting alot of Billboard Top 40's, & keeping up to date on music.
Since you have a laptop, thats a major equipment, you can use Serato or Traktor, they both have an audio box that lets you connect your laptop directly to the clubs equipment to start doing live mixes etc. They also both feature ''bins'', its a personalize way of storing/keeping track of your music and having it organized.
They retail for about $599.99 CND (just for the actual ''box'' with wires), the software you can download for free or torrent.
Secondly, I'd invest in a good pair of headphones, personally I'd recommend AKG, they have a wicked DJ headphone that I purchased two years ago, still going strong, for approx. $160.00 CND
If you want to play using CD's, invest in binders (Slappa makes professional binders and I would rate them as #1), know how your going to organize/burn your music, make your track lists.
Theres so many things you need to make sure of first before you actually start worrying about equipment, most club djs dont even bother getting equipment until there about 3-5 years in the business, keep in mind, you can also rent equipment to try them out and see which ones you respond to best. DJing is harder than it seems - trust me.
Just a few pointers, let me know if you need any other help!