How to Set Up a Basic DJ Turntable Set

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Setting up a basic DJ turntable set can be simple with a sturdy X-stand as a base, a road case, two turntables, a line mixer, headphones and a laptop computer. Gather the necessary equipment to start mixing music with information from a professional DJ in this free video on music production.

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Hey, this is DJ Hurricane here in South Beach, Florida. All right. In this clip, we're going to talk about how to set up a basic DJ turntable set, which is to say is the anatomy of what we're using here to DJ. If you take a look here, we've got a heavy-duty X stand, a road case, or we like to call them coffins. We've got your two turntables for your sound source. A line mixer which is going to allow us to mix and blend together the two sound sources into one output. Got a pair of headphones, DJs, you can't leave home without them. You forget them and you're not going to be able to play your gig. All night long, the DJ's got to be in the headphones ahead of the crowd. All right. And in this setup, we've actually got a Mac Book Pro, as a laptop. We're going to be using Serado Scratch Live interface and I've got the Korg nanoPAD here which we're going to use as a trigger to trigger cue points and loops and things like that. And lastly, you're going to need an output source, some Mackie monitors such as these. Monitors is also another way to say speakers. And don't forget your records and your needles, you're going to need those. And that's how you set up a basic DJ setup. This is DJ Hurricane, Miami Beach, Florida.

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