June 14, 2013
How would we know what we want in our DJ booth if we never saw it in someone else’s? This whole monkey see, monkey do effect is very common among gear lovers and collectors of new gear. You start out with basically what you need – and it isn’t always very pretty. Some sets are rather scarce, consisting of only a mixer, and two raggedy turntables. The tone arms might be out of shape and perhaps you have pennies on top of your headshells for weight. Like I said, it isn’t pretty but it gets the job done.
Then you have the experience of getting to see other people’s setups; some of them are absolutely stunning. They don’t even have to use the gear for it to be exceptional – and you wonder what these people do for their regular day jobs right? Many DJs, being the creative minds that …
December 14, 2012
There are DJs out there who have to save money for a very long time in order to purchase just one part of their DJ setup. These are the types of people who don’t mind if the item is used or is showing signs of aging from their previous owner. For DJs who aren’t rich and don’t have DJ jobs that pay for all of their equipment, simply acquiring the gear may be the hardest part. After we finally have everything we need to get us going, the hardware on which we place it, is the least important piece of the puzzle.
Why spend a thousand dollars on a piece of furniture that holds the entire setup in the air – when any old table with four legs will do? Besides having a table, at most, we will need some sort of laptop stand to elevate off the table and …