Choosing the right DJ controller and interface to match your software, skills and budget
DJ Equipment Buying Guides
How to choose the right gear and software to produce your beats and tracks
How to choose the right headphones to monitor your mixes
Choosing the Right Lighting and Effects to Put You in the Spotlight
A well-designed lighting system and carefully chosen stage effect lights can inject a huge measure of drama and excitement into your show. With a relatively small investment, adding a visual dimension to your music will give your performances a professional sheen that’ll captivate your audience. Whether you’re looking to light a band, DJ show, nightclub, house of worship, or your man cave, there’s a huge range of lighting effects and equipment available today to match your budget and the mood you want to create. With this lighting guide we’ll cover the equipment, terminology, and technology that can help transform your show or setting from average to extraordinary.
How to choose a keyboard controller to help run your show and create killer grooves and songs
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How to choose the right PA equipment to match your music, gigs and budget
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A Musician’s Friend Buying Guide
Whether you're a seasoned pro who regularly plays at clubs and events or an aspiring DJ still learning the ropes, you want to be well-informed before dropping your hard-earned cash on DJ gear. However, with so many different options available, picking DJ equipment and software can be confusing.
That's why we've designed this guide.
We will walk you through the buying decision, helping you understand all the DJ gear options and technical terms you'll come across.
If you're buying your first setup or upgrading your current rig, you'll find the information you need in this guide to shop with confidence.