The best beginner DJ controllers available today
  1. Pioneer DJ DDJ-200. The best all-round package if you're itching to start scratching and mixing. ...
  2. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2. ...
  3. Numark Mixtrack Platinum FX. ...
  4. Numark DJ2GO2. ...
  5. Roland DJ-202. ...
  6. Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3. ...
  7. Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200. ...
  8. Numark Party Mix.  
What is the standard equipment setup for a DJ?
A typical DJ setup consists of headphones, mixer, turntables/DJ controller, speakers and accessories including USB pens/external hard drives. Depending on the physical space available for equipment, budget to spend and format of music can influence the type of DJ equipment that is required.
Start DJ-ing with just your laptop

YES you can DJ without any hardware if you really want to. At least get an extra USB audio adapter to make previewing and playing 2 channels possible. Keep your DJ sets simple and think about maybe getting a Midi controller when you have the budget, its worth it!
What do beginner DJs need?
  • 2 x DJ Turntables.
  • 2 x DJ Cartridges (needles)
  • DJ Mixer.
  • Slipmats (felt mats that go between record + turntable platter)
  • DJ Headphones.
  • Computer.
  • DJ Interface Package such as Serato Scratch Live, Traktor Scratch, etc.
Where do DJs get their music?
iTunes is the biggest and for DJs we have Beatport.com. Beatport is one of the most popular digital download services for DJs to buy and download tracks. Others include Juno, Bandcamp and Apple Music (Formerly iTunes). Bandcamp is the best online retailer of music to support because they support the artist.
What is the easiest DJ software to use?
Best DJ Software for Beginners
  • Rekordbox DJ from Pioneer DJ. Rekordbox DJ is one of the most used, and well-liked, software for DJs currently on the market. ...
  • Serato DJ Pro. Serato DJ Pro is another top-rated DJ software that is used globally.
Do you need a controller to start Djing?
While it is perfectly possible to control DJ software with a keyboard and mouse pointer, it's not much fun, and it can curtail your expressiveness quite a lot. ... As I say, though, most DJs will want at least a modest controller at home: It sounds better, and it;s more fun…
What is the best cheapest DJ controller?
Here are the best budget DJ controllers for beginners 2021:
  • Numark Mixtrack Platinum.
  • Pioneer DJ DDJ-400.
  • Roland DJ-202.
  • Numark Mixtrack Pro 3.
  • Hercules DJControl Jogvision.
  • Pioneer DJ DDJ-WeGO4.
  • Numark Party Mix.
  • Reloop Neon.
How much is a good DJ setup?
The consideration of equipment cost is also a big factor; typically a good DJ setup costs $3000-$4000 not including a laptop or music.
What is the most important skill for a DJ?
No formal qualifications are required to be a DJ, the most important thing being knowledge of music, crowds and equipments. Many DJs develop an interest in producing their own music and experience of sound engineering and use of different computer software programmes is the standard way to make this happen.
How do I connect DJ equipment to my laptop?
If you're using a separate USB cord to connect the two devices, plug one end into your laptop and the other into your mixer/controller. DO NOT use any kind of USB hub or splitter, only use a regular USB cord that connects directly from your laptop's built in USB port to the mixer/controller.