really that much to say about slipmats except
to buy a decent pair. Get a nice smooth thin pair
because it will make a lot of difference when
DJing, especially if you are a scratch DJ. Slipmats
aren't expensive, so just go out and buy a decent
I can't really say too much about this except
get a decent pair. For the first pair of speakers
you buy, I would imagine you wont get the best
pair around, in fact I expect you will blow them
like I did. 3 Pairs in a year I wasted until I
got my first awesome pair of speakers. Also when
buying speakers, buy an amp to. This may sound
stupid but people do buy just speakers thinking
that the sound comes from the speakers, it doesn't!
You have to have an amp to hear anything. Also
when buying an amp and speakers make sure the
amp is of a lower wattage to the speakers other
wise you will overload the speakers and you will
blow them. Say you were going to buy 150-watt
speakers. An amp of about 100 watt will be enough
to not under power the speakers but not enough
to overpower the speakers either. Just take care
and time when buying speakers.
obvious this one, you wont be DJing with out these
on both decks. You can get some fairly decent
cheap pairs and some awesome expensive pairs.
The pair that seems to get the best rating in
magazines is the Ortofon Concord DJ. You can scratch
hard with these and it wont skip. Also they have
a very good sound.
To Use Them
two ways to use your headphones:
You can mix with both headphones on
2: You can mix with only one headphone on.
Mixing with both headphones:
Mixing with both headphones means that you have
both headphones on and you can hear both songs
playing at the same time through the headphones.
This is a good way to mix, because sometimes it
can be hard to hear the beat coming out of the
speakers if you use only one headphone.
Mixing with only one headphone:
Mixing using only one headphone, so only having
one headphone on, if also a good way to start
because you can hear the beat clearly from some
songs, but not every song. When you cant hear
the beat from the song coming out of the speakers
a good thing to do is either to turn down the
song in the headphones or to turn off the bass
on the song in the headphones, that way you will
be able to hear both.
no right way or wrong way to use headphones it
just depends on how it feels comfortable on you.
I personally DJ with both headphones on because
I find it easier to mix with hearing both songs
at the same time through the headphones. It just
a personal thing, you might prefer to only have
one headphone on so that you can hear one song
through the headphone and the other out of the
careful on which method you chose because when
you become a really good DJ and either upgrade
you mixer or DJ in a club, the mixer sometime
will not let you listen to both songs through
the headphones, that's why it's a good idea to
learn both methods of mixing, just in case that
to consider using:
A good solid set headphones for when you first
start DJing. They are full size headphones, are
quite comfortable and can be turned up nice and
loud. These were my first set of headphones and
are really good value, considering how loud they
can go, they are only 20 quid and are worth buying
for starter headphones, they aren't really that
good for a more experienced DJ, who requires more
from the headphones.
are really fantastic headphones, they really are
Worthing buying, especially for beginners or maybe
even experienced DJ's. These headphones can go
louder than the Sennheisser HD 433's and are even
more comfortable. They fit nicely over your ears,
and you can hear the beats nice and clearly through
them. Definitely worth paying 60 quid for them.
have also bought a pair of these as well as all
the other headphones on this page. I would say
that these headphones may look the part but they
don't really play it. These headphones are not
very good for DJing simply because they are too
bassy. Because they have so much bass its hard
to hear the beats properly and distinguish between
the two songs, so it sounds like you have it right,
when really they are just out. I used these headphones
for about 7 months and finally changed to another
pair, because I found my mixing was going down
hill. These are fantastic headphones if you just
want to listen to music with them but they aren't
so good for DJing. I still occasionally use them,
but I prefer to use Sennheisser's HD25SP's, because
you can hear the beats nice and clearly.
are probably the best headphones on the market
for the price; I don't think you could get much
better ones. They may look small and think but
that's one thing that makes them better. The headphones
cups are small and block out A LOT of sound from
the speakers, which is good because them you can
hear what you are doing. They are also light perfect
for carrying around. The only problem I have with
these it that they seem a bit thin, it seems like
they are going to break when you touch them, but
they never do! I would have to say that if anyone
wants to know what headphones to get I would have
to simply say these ones. I don't think you will
find a better pair for the price.
goes without really having to say much except,
get lots and lots of records. Never stop updating
your records, because you will find that you will
go off DJing because you are just mixing the same
old records, so always try to buy records, spend
every last penny on them.
Equipment To Aid A DJ Or To Improve A Set:
(Beats Per Minute) Counters
little device has been around for a long time.
There are two ways you can use a BPM counter:
You can use it to find the BPM of you records
so you then know how far to move the pitch when
in the mix.
You can use it in you mix to help to mix. If you
get that. All you have to do is match the BPM's
of the two records and there you go. You just
have to mix it.
little DJing aid can make your mixes amazing but
then ask yourself, are you really mixing?
pieces of equipment can improve a set loads and
loads, they can make you sound different to other
DJ's making you a better DJ. But if you don't
work the FX's in a good way they can fuck up your
set so be careful.
Quite a few FX Units now have a BPM matching system
where it matches the FX with the beat so they
are in time.
Most FX units have the same sort of FX like Reverb,
Flange etc... Others like the Alesis Air FX are
completely different in the way that you just
have to wave you hand over air to make a sound.
FX units are good for improving sets if you get
the right one so just try some out and see which