Ideal DJ Setup
In 2012, today’s professional DJs tend to be equally practiced in music production and the creation of their own tracks and sounds as in DJ mixing itself.
Mixing has quickly moved from vinyl turntables to CDJs and now, the latest DJ Controllers are proving to be highly creative, popular and useful tools.
2012 Ideal DJ Setup
So as the new year dawns so does the new age of the Digital DJ where the ideal DJ Setup is part mixing, with a high quality DJ Controller like the Traktor Kontrol S2 or S4 and part music production with Ableton Live and a Keyboard Midi Controller like the Novation SL MkII.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4
The Traktor Kontrol S4 has taken the DJ world by storm and changed the whole ball game. Before the S4 came along, DJ Controllers weren’t taken too seriously by most professional DJ’s. It’s been all about Pioneer CDJ’s, Mixers and Technics Turntables. But now with the introduction of the Traktor S4 even Pioneer has come rushing in with their own line of high quality DJ Controllers.
But what Native Instruments has done is that they not only to made a DJ Controller that matched the high quality of Pioneer CDJ’s and a DJ Mixer they also added some very innovative additional features and functionality to really take DJing to a new level.
Check out the video above of DJ Shiftee to see what I’m talking about.
Traktor Kontrol S2
The Traktor Kontrol S2 has also recently been released by Native Instruments. Compared with the Traktor Kontrol S4, the S2 offers a slightly more compact size that can be traveled with more easily and a more affordable price point. The S2 provides mixing between 2 decks while the S4 provides mixing between four with your laptop and Traktor Pro 2 DJ Software.
The Traktor Kontrol S2 is really an excellent DJ Controller and a great value for the price.
I recommend it to anyone because I’m confident that from beginner to pro, all levels of DJ’s will be happy with the Traktor Kontrol S2.
Novation SL MkII USB Midi Controller Keyboard
For complete control over your music making software the Novation SL MkII is both intuitive and intelligent.
Working with Ableton, the Novation SL MkII puts the power and fun of making your own music right into your fingertips.
Ableton Live is the top Music Production Software on the market and used by almost every electronic music producer. It’s the ultimate creative tool for music producers. With Ableton Live the options are endless. It comes loaded with 11 instruments and an extensive collection of sounds to be mixed and composed. Ableton Suite is a complete music studio software package.
We all know that MacBooks are the way to go for DJing and music production.
The operations are simply quicker, easier and more stable. DJing and Music Production processes are quite demanding on your computer, so if you want things to happen and happen quickly, MacBook is the way to go. Apple has recently introduced their newest line of MacBooks running OSX Lion.
Allen and Heath Xone XD53 DJ Headphones
The Allen and Heath XD53 DJ Headphones are proving to be more and more popular with today’s top DJs for their excellent sound quality, comfort and solid, sturdy design.
Allen and Heath XD53′s are really an excellent DJ headphone to hear and mix sounds the way that it’s supposed to be done.
So there you have it!
You want to be a DJ and music producer. It’s as simple as that. The ideal and best DJ setup is the one that includes everything you need to mix and produce your own sounds with a couple of advanced DJ Controllers. Thanks to the innovations of 2011, now 2012 has got it’s groove on.
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