Okay, so im looking to get into djing, and none of this crappy laptop fake crap :)
im getting some lessons from sonic academy from the parents for xmas, and i was wondering, if i like it, any reccomendations as to what i should get in respect to turntables and a mixer? preferably keeping the price around 250/300 pounds please? thank you :)
only if you buy them new. you can get a set for 200 quid in good condition 2nd hand. Other, or rather cheaper decks, in particular belt drives are a false commodity imo. you want direct drive decks tbh.
thanks :) my friend has a set of technics 14-something or others and a technics mixer he says he'll sell to me for 550 quid, but its a lot of money to spend to get started i think, and i was more dismissing using virtual dj, not using a laptop as well as vinyl. ive heard about traktor, and it seems like quite a good wee program :)
thanks for all your help guys, and if i am going to buy cheaper decks to get started, i should definately go for direct drive?
imo yes. 2nd hand technics are good value, and are the industry standard. if you start playing out they will generally be what a venue has, and you'll be more comfortable with them. but as comprachio says, you'll be able to try lots of stuff at sonic.
i use traktor and a midi controller myself and its great (despite Native instruments not supporting traktor 3 on snow leopard)
Edit: gumtree link is 2 technic 1210's and a behringer djx700 mixer for 350 squid.
thanks guys, youve been a great help, i think im just going to wait til i get to sonic academy, try their stuff, and if im sure i wanna use it ill just save up and get the technics stuff my friend has for sale. thank you :)
thanks man, but i reckon im gonna go to sonic academy and get my lessons first, before buying anything, if you still have them afterwards i might be interested, so ill maybe pm you in like january or something :)