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Hi, there I need to know where to get cheap DJ equipment.? Answered


I am an aspiring DJ. And I need cheap and easy to use equipment. I am looking for turntables, mixers, synthesizers (but those are not needed). I mainly just need a double turntable.

Also any tips on Dj-ing will be greatly appreciated

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yokozunaBest Answer (author)2011-02-10

The best way to get a lot of equipment cheap is to buy somebody's complete setup. Often times you can find people who have done it for a while and want to get out of the business. The other advantage is that you can have them help show you how to set it up, ask questions about specific parts, and possibly get some leads on venues to play. Depending on their commitments, they may even have a few dates left before they can sell it, and you can ask to tag along to help learn the ropes. Good luck, and if you have specific questions, feel free to PM me.

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acidbass (author)yokozuna2011-02-10

Awesome I did not think of that

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dub2801 (author)2011-08-10

DON'T BUY CHEAP EQUIPMENT...YOU WILL ONLY END UP SPENDING MORE MONEY WHEN IT BREAKS. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

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acidbass (author)dub28012011-08-16

yeah i ended up just buying some newer stuff when i could afford it...now its just time to get a new laptop and a midi station and i have my setup complete (already have the turntables, amps, mixing board, and vinyls)

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rickharris (author)2011-02-15

To be honest you don't need all that much these days and as records are such a dinosaur not even a turn table

A friend run a very successful disco and does everything from 2 laptops. Using win amp to assemble play lists and search for and play the tunes he wants. He feeds the laptop output to a PA amp and a decent set of speakers to produce a very good result.

(All he music is legit and copied from the CD to the laptop.)

Lights etc he has bought second hand through Ebay or local second hand shops.

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acidbass (author)rickharris2011-02-15

cool but I own LP's and such

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rickharris (author)acidbass2011-02-16

Running a disco from records is a heavy, fragile and slow way to work - this is the 21st cent. get them transferred to CD or a lap top and protect your valuable collection because you ARE going to destroy at least some of them.

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acidbass (author)rickharris2011-02-16

yeah thats what all of my dj buddies are saying

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rickharris (author)rickharris2011-02-15
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Dr. Pepper (author)2011-02-10

Ipads have some great apps and cost so much less. You should try googleing some stuff about "ipad DJ-ing".

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acidbass (author)Dr. Pepper2011-02-10

yeah I have been thinking about that but I actually own a lot of records that I want to put to good use

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acidbass (author)Dr. Pepper2011-02-11

Thanks anyway I will probably end up buying a macbook or something like that when I start to do more gigs

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rickharris (author)2011-02-11

Too hard to answer without knowing your location. Second hand in general is the cheapest way to go.

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acidbass (author)rickharris2011-02-11

I am in central texas. And I have been going to pawn shops and such recently

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orksecurity (author)2011-02-10

Used. Try local music stores which may have taken equipment in trade-in or may have ads posted by folks who are looking to unload stuff. Try local music-equipment rental places, who may have stuff that has become too ugly to rent but is still usable. Try e-bay.

Of course, used equipment does have the risk that you're buying someone else's problem. The risk is least if you're buying from a local business; they have more incentive to have checked it out first, and to make good if it dies immediately, since they have a reputation to protect. Of course you pay a bit more for that safety net.

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