Welcome to DJF!
So you're interested in learning the secrets of being a DJ... We can help you grow regardless of your skill level because there's always something new to learn. Still, the hardest thing to do is start.
First there are the basic questions that everyone has: What is a decent setup? How much is needed to start? What are the basic? What's a great DJ name? Where do I get music? It's hard to be overwhelmed.
Don't worry. We can help you cut through the crap and focus on what you need to know and do. But first, answer this question: Why do you want to become a DJ? If you can't answer that, then it'll be hard to put up with the many obstacles and frustrations between when you start and when you perform for 100,000+ crowds.
Have your answer? Good. Now let's begin.
There are concepts that you should know before you buy or do anything. Read these threads and learn these basic concepts:
* DO NOT PIRATE!
* Copyrights - Know The Laws (US)
* The DJ Ethos (rules that DJs should live by)
* Everything you need to know about DJ Names
* Essential websites to know when starting out
* MacOS or Windows - The Definitive Answer to Which is Better
* What is the difference between a DJ and Producer?
* Gain staging (aka Stay Out of the RED)
* MP3 versus [Insert Audio Format]
* Should you take a course or learn by yourself?
So now you know basic concepts, right? Let's switch gears to truly starting out:
* Where should I get music?
* What's the best music? What should I play?
* Essential equipment
* Best Headphones?
* What's the Best Controller?
* Core Knowledge and Skills (aka How to Start Out)
* DJing 101
* I'm tired of practicing, so what's next?
If you've done the above, congratulations! You're getting closer to performing for that 100,000+ crowd!
Practice and Enjoy!