Starting up as DJ?

Teen DJ
Teen DJ

Welcome! Congratulations on picking up DJing! I’m sure you have a lot of questions on what software and hardware is best for you. This guide is designed to help you find answers.

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DJ Software

DJ software comes in many shapes and sizes, both for beginners, experienced and professional DJs. You can pick whatever you wish, but keep in mind that your choice will be hard to change later on. So take your time to learn what each software package does and see which fits best your needs and expectations. Read on below to learn about the most used DJ software packages.

DJ Hardware

Picking the right DJ gear is not easy. Should you go for a DJ controller that uses a computer to work, or should you go for a vinyl + mixer setup? As with DJ software, the choice comes down to what kind of DJ you want to be and as always with a new hobby, it’s best to start small and grow from there. Read on to our DJ hardware guides to find out what different type of DJ gear exists and what might be the best match for you!

Moving up as a DJ?

Pro DJ at work
Pro DJ at work

Are you starting to feel the limitiations of your current DJ setup? Do you feel ready for the big next step: moving to a more professional DJ setup? Good! Hopefully the guides below will help you find what you need!

Changing DJ Software

If you are a DJ and want to switch DJ software, there are many things to consider. What kind of features does the package that I want to change to have? Can I connect turntables and media players through DVS (Digital Vinyl System)? Does it support 4 channels? In the articles below, we explore the features of the most popular packages so you can find out which is best for you!

Changing DJ Hardware

You have outgrown your first DJ controller, and it’s time to move on. But to what? A full-blown professional setup costing several monthly paychecks? Or just a better controller? Maybe a vinyl setup sounds tempting? Choosing new DJ gear is hard, and the more information you have, the better. After all, good DJ gear doesn’t come cheap! Our features below will hopefully help you to figure out what DJ gear is best for you.

Dj Hardware Guide

Prime Series VS NXS2 System: DJM-900NXS2 And X1800 Prime Compared

X1800 Prime VS DJM-900NXS2
A few days ago we looked at the Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 versus the new Denon DJ SC5000 Prime media player. Today I want to dive...

What Is The Best Serato DJ Controller For Beginners 2017

We have covered Serato DJ controllers extensively here on DjTechZone, but from your reactions, it's clear to me that rather than discussing 1 controller...

Prime Series VS NXS2 System: SC5000 Prime And CDJ-2000NXS2 Compared

Denon DJ SC5000 Prime VS Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2
The Denon DJ's Prime Series recently became available, and with that, it's time to look a bit closer at both systems and see what...

Best Dual USB Serato DJ Controller: Denon DJ MC7000 Versus Numark...

Numark NS6II versus Denon DJ MC7000
The Numark NS6II was recently announced to finally replace the slightly legendary Numark NS6. It's a very solid piece of equipment, with a few...

DJ Software Guide

Which DJ Software Package Is The Best: djay Pro Or Traktor...

There are many DJ software packages to choose from, and we have covered most of them here on DjTechZone. Last time we looked at...

Which DJ Software Package Is The Best: Rekordbox DJ Or Serato...

Serato DJ versus Rekordbox DJ
If you are a new DJ and wondering what software/hardware to go for, we got you covered here on DjTechZone. You can check out...

Serato DJ, Rekordbox DJ And Traktor Pro Beginner DJ Controller Matchup

Starting to DJ in 2017
Last updated on  if you are wondering how to get started with DJing in 2017, then you have come to the right place. After years...

Best Professional DJ Software 2016: Serato DJ

Serato DJ
In our third and latest entry of our best professional DJ software 2016 series, we take an in-depth look at Serato DJ. If you...

DJ Gear Reviews

Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Mixer Review And Video

Our Pioneer DJ DJM-450 mixer review and video. We check all the features, from the sound color FX through the send & return features. Check it out inside!

Reloop Mixon 4 Serato DJ And IOS DJ Controller Review And...

The Reloop Mixon 4 is 4 channel mixer for Serato DJ with dock for an iPad Pro 12.9 inch, supporting Algoriddim's djay Pro on IOS and Android.

Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2 Media Player Review And Video

Check out our Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000mk2 media player review, a full-size media player with similar features as the CDJ-2000nxs2 but at half the price.

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5 Review And Video

Allen & Heath Xone:PX5
The newest entry in Allen & Heat's mixer range, the PX5 is well built, sounds great and has a wealth of inputs & outputs. The onboard filter & FX module make the offering complete.

Tutorials

Why DJs Use Headphones When Mixing Explained

Why DJ's use headphones explained
User Dj Fisch asked the following question on our Youtube channel: Hi, I am new in the business and I am wondering why DJs always listen shortly...

How To Prepare For DJ Gear Malfunction: A Backup Plan For...

Plan your DJ backup plan carefully!
We all have been there. You are rocking away behind the decks, and suddenly, no sound. It takes a few seconds to sink in,...

Creating And Sharing A DJ Mix On Youtube

Creating and uploading a mix to youtube
How to create, edit and post a DJ mix on Youtube and make sure it stays up? Find out how I did it and learn from my experience!

Using the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ With Rekordbox DJ

Using The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ With Rekordbox DJ
Last updated on  Update February 2017: What is valid for the Pioneer DDJ-SZ, is certainly valid for the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SZ2! The SZ2 is fully equipped...

DJ Gear Database