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  1. A Beginners Guide: Your First Set Up.

    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 different

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  2. Why Does My Laptop Hum When DJing?

    Many DJs use laptops and hard-drives as part of their set but when using these it may cause their sound system to hum. Even controlled power packs of lighting and video projection can also cause a hum if you tend to hook up these systems to your main sound system.

    In computer and audio equipment, tiny currents and voltages can cause noise in the circuits and hamper operation. If you have a buzzing or humming problem on your speaker outputs, it's caused by what is known as a ground loop. This is where two pieces of equipment are operating; usually using different outlets or they have no true earth. The hum is caused by the mains power trying to balance using the only path it has, the earth line. As it cannot equalise it creates a loop, hence "ground loop interference".

    There is many suggested ways of solving this problem, but the most simple and safest solution for a DJ is to use what are known as

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