DJ Equipment Basics

DJ Equipment Basics


Total Run Time: 0.4 hrs

The techniques, equipment and role of the DJ has evolved in the past twenty-five years from simply playing music to a level where they are considered integral to today's music and nightclub scene. Whether you are setting up a home DJ studio or working at parties, clubs or weddings, this DJ Equipment Basics tutorial has the information you need to do it right the first time without wasting money.

Topics include

  1. Introduction
  2. Vinyl Turntable Set-Up
  3. CD System Set-Up
  4. Laptop System Set-Up
  5. DJ Components

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Choosing the correct DJ equipment is a must, and with so many options out there it can be a daunting task. Join Kazell, a well-respected LA-based DJ, as he demonstrates the different equipment you can use to set up your own custom rig. He also walks you through the advantages and disadvantages of gear and basic equipment configurations.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction (1 min)

  1. Introduction to DJ Equipment
Chapter 2: Vinyl Turntable Set-Up (8 min)

  1. Introduction
  2. The Turntable
  3. The Mixer
  4. Advanced Mixer Features
Chapter 3: CD System Set-Up (4 min)

  1. Introduction
  2. The CD Player
Chapter 4: Laptop System Set-Up (4 min)

  1. Introduction
  2. LaPartop Components
Chapter 5: DJ Components (6 min)

  1. Turntables
  2. The Stylus
  3. Mixers
  4. Monitors and Amplifiers
  5. Microphones and Outboard Effects
Chapter 6: Conclusion (21 sec)

  1. Conclusion

Presenter Info

Kevin BazellKevin Bazell, known as Kazell, has been on the American club scene as a DJ for more than 16 years with his unique brand of electronic dance music. Originally from the UK, now living in LA, Kazell has established himself as a master of creating a mood and building suspense in his DJ sets with a synthesis of tough percussive beats, melodic breaks and rhythmic waves of Electrofunk. He has performed with such headliners as Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish and Sander Kleinenberg and has toured the UK, Japan, Germany and the US to promote his acclaimed album “Driven”. Kevin has also established himself as an expert clinician, product specialist and user of Native Instruments products.