Advice on mobile DJ equipment is much easier these days.
Just a few years ago, mobile DJs would pack crates of gear into a heavy-duty truck, pay someone to help them, hurt their back in the process, then crash their truck and break all the gear (without insurance) on the way to their event.
And all this was after investing a fortune in some decent DJ gear.
Mobile DJs going digital
So what do we need now we’re in the digital DJing age? Digital DJing has almost fully taken over.
And whether you like what digital music brings to you or if you prefer using vinyl decks to digital, then think about going digital, whatever your preferences may be.
Digital gear is far easier to pack, the music is stored directly on the hard drive, you can carry any kind of music with you (mobile DJs need to carry as much as possible) and the set-up and pack-up is much faster.
DJ consoles cost less than DJ vinyl or CD decks with a mixer. The music also costs far less and is quicker to find and download.
Mobile DJ Equipment list
Below is a useful list for mobile DJs to follow:
– Digital DJ Controller with software
– Robust Headphones
– Robust audio cables x 2
– Equipment case or bag (to carry the above)
– DJ big room disco amp
– DJ hardcore big room speakers
If you come from playing CD and vinyl decks, knowing which DJ controller to cause some confusion.
What does your controller need to do?
What DJ software does it need to have?
How many decks do you need?
Sound quality? Scratching or not? CD or vinyl simulator?
And it goes on…
The best advice is that you invest in a decent mid range DJ console.
Low-cost controllers won’t be up to mobile DJing standards and are unlikely to be robust enough to stand all the bumping around your truck or car will go through.
Qualities you need:
– robust enough (not industrial strength, but not weak and flimsy)
– decent sound quality
– vinyl and CD emulation (preferably scratching)
– an industry standard mixing software
– decent search and music organisation facilities (you’ll be scrolling through loads of your tunes)
DJ headphones for mobile DJs
Your headphones should be far easier to get.
But again, investing in cheapo gear here is not advised. Mobile DJ equipment gets a rough ride when you travel around and constantly set up your gear, week after week.
And again, robust, strong headphones are the only way forward here.
Investing more will be cheaper in the long run for you.
Why? Because your headphones are mission critical. If they break in the middle of a set you’ll end up DJing like a buffoon and it could ruin your business.
That could cost you a fortune! Instead, headphones that last for years and years are a better investment
Mobile DJ equipment should be strong, robust and able to support your demanding schedule. Investing more in the right equipment will be an important and beneficial business decision for you.
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