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Windows 7: DJ Help

22 Feb 2010   #1

ms windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
DJ Help

I have messed around with my friends DJ equipment and loved it. I lost contact with him and i wanna start to DJ. My fiance is supporting me 100% cuz she is amazing . But i wanna know what i would need. And some good products to go with. I would appreciate the help.
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22 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

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22 Feb 2010   #3

ms windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thx
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22 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Are you wanting to DJ with a PC or actual Dj equipment? Are you wanting to DJ in a digital format (Cd's or mp3's) or good old fashioned vinyl? What kind of music are you wanting to DJ?

There are so many options.....The safest bet would be to muck around with some software and see if you really enjoy doing it before shelling out some really serious cash. You have to remember this is going to be the most expensive hobby you'll ever have.

I myself learned on Technics 1200's and later moved to CDJ's because it's cheaper to buy mp3's over vinyl, plus it gets really tiring carying a crate of records as opposed to a book of CD's.If you're looking into a nice set of CD players I recommend "Pioneer CDJ 400's". A perfect set for beginners that perform quite well.

If you have any questions or need any advice on getting started feel free to ask. I'm sure I can be of some help in this department.
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Set of Technics 1210's, and amp and speakers. I have a few friends with that set up which does the job for them, but they're in to banging techno, so it depends on what you want to DJ for.
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22 Feb 2010   #6

ms windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have a program on my laptop that i want to use. It's the virtual DJ program. But idk what else i need. Techno
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22 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by testrada3 View Post
I have a program on my laptop that i want to use. It's the virtual DJ program. But idk what else i need. Techno

You need to figure out what type of DJ you're going to be. What's your main line of work? Are you going to be working clubs? Private Parties? Weddings?

Then you need to research what's the popular in your scene. Techno, R&B, Rap, Country, 80's...

Then you need to familiarize yourself with the genre of music you want to spin.

Need to know what's hip and what's not. What's popular now. What's been around and still favored.

Then you need to work on some playlists you can spin that sounds good and going to get people off their butts and onto the dance floor...
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22 Feb 2010   #8

ms windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I wanna start working clubs but i don't got any equipment. Just my laptop. Thanks you guys are helping a lot
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22 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

When DJs USED to come to my middle school they would use iTunes lol
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23 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

What you should start looking into is a program called "Ableton Live". It's a bit tricky to get used to but the possibilities are endless. You should start with basics first, understanding measures and bars and just learning where tracks should be mixed. Later on you can get into re-editing tracks so you control where the track builds and breaks down, so on and so forth.

I recommend a few years of practice before you subject yourself to the club environment. Do not rush yourself in there because if you do not impress your first time out there, it's nearly impossible to get back in. DJ'ing in a club is a whole new can of worms, and can be quite daunting your first time. You have to devote yourself to self promotion. Whenever you go out to a club or an event, have about 50 CD's of a solid mix of your own. You should do this every weekend and make as many contacts as you can. It's a tough field to get into, as there are tons of DJ's out there.

When you're ready what you need is a STABLE PC. A PC that you have complete faith in. A PC that crashes during a live gig is pretty embarrassing. Preferably a PC that is devoted to music and music only. Not loaded up with unnecessary programs, security suites, so on and so forth. And you need a solid external soundcard (No Creative, or anything you can buy in a standard PC shop).

If you're interested in any mixes, send me a pm and I'll send a link over to you for download.
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