It’s been said multiple times that everyone and their mother is trying their hand at Djing and with today’s technology, whilst being a great thing for those not being able to get their hands on a full DJ kit or professional lessons. The ability to simply create a track with some mixers and some decent software means that everyone is doing it and trying their best to get on the scene and to be the next big DJ.
Like most careers we are all asking ourselves is this possible? Can I stand out enough amongst everyone else creating the same style of music? The simple answer is yes, but it will take hard work and determination as most careers do. Don’t be disheartened because it seems everyone around you is succeeding, focus on yourself and your work and you will do well.
The most obvious thing and probably the one you’ve been told a million times is to find your own sound, but its true and possibly the most important part. This comes with time and practice but continue toJune 21, 2018
In our second Top 5 video Jamie will be taking us through the Top 5 entry level controllers on the market, looking over the layout, specifications and value for money to see which one comes out on top. The video includes;
The entry level DDJ-RB is inspired by professional controllers. Designed for on the go DJs, the DDJ-RB is a lightweight controller packed with advanced features. This controller is all you need to get started with rekordbox DJ performance software. Check out our Top 5 for more information on layout and features.
The DDJ-SB3 is the latest addition to the DDJ-SB range and combines the popular feature of the DDJ-SB2 with the leading Serato DJ controllers to make learning to DJ more accessible than ever. Featuring a profes
Shopping for your first DJ controller can be difficult, especially with the advances of technology making the range of controllers available wider than ever. Nowadays DJ equipment is more convenient and versatile and for those who are just starting this has its pro and cons. In a world full of ‘all-in-one’ DJ tools it can be daunting knowing which is really the right one for a beginner.
Hopefully our recommendations will narrow the selection down, making it easier to decide on one. However, first things first, if you are starting from the very beginning you may not know exactly what a DJ controller is and what its used for.
A DJ controller is an external device which you can connect to your computer or laptop to create your typical DJ set up. With this you can scratch, mix, create effects and use your music library which is set up on your chosen device. Thankfully technology has moved forward immensely now allowing us to combine elements such as turntableMarch 20, 2018
Being a beginner in the world of Djs can be daunting, where do you start? What do you need to become a Dj? Well Gearooz are always happy to lend a helping hand. We have configured a list of essential items and pieces you need to get started. A good set up is key to a successful gig, preparation and organisation is just as important as having a passion for music.
Of course these items may vary for different artists however these are the basics for a standard set up. A good piece of advice for beginners is to not overwhelm yourself with unnecessary equipment and software, learn the basics and build from there.
Speakers and amplifiers are one the most important pieces of equipment, its great if you have a set of lighting fixtures, a large collection of music or the best controller but if no one can hear you then you won't progess very far. Make sure that PA is at the top of your list, Gearooz offer a variety of differentFebruary 23, 2018
The Behringer CDM Studio 4A is the perfect tool for any artist, whether you’re an aspiring DJ and learning the basics or you’re a professional performer. The CDM provides everything you need to work the floor and can be done so easily even if you’re a beginner. The CDM has many of the same features of the bigger, more expensive controllers however it not only boasts these features but improves on them.
The Behringer broke out 100 mm fades for Studio 4A’s pitch controls, as they felt tiny pitch faders were not the right fit. 60 mm channel faders translate into smoother mixes, so the Behringer added these as well. Another great feature to mention is the platter size, as the trend of size becomes smaller and smaller Behringer say bigger is better and so the Studio A4 packs 6” touch sensitive platters that work the way you’ve come to expect coming from industry standard equipment.
The CDM equips you with everything you needJanuary 28, 2018