DJ Equipment and Gear
Looking for the Best DJ Equipment? Hollywood DJ has got you covered!
If you're looking to become a DJ, upgrade your current setup, or simply looking for the latest and greatest DJ equipment, Hollywood DJ is your one-stop-shop for all things DJ gear.
We offer a wide selection of high-quality DJ equipment for sale and rental, including beginner DJ equipment, professional DJ equipment, and DJ equipment packages to fit every need and budget.
DJ Equipment for Sale and Rent
At Hollywood DJ, we understand that every DJ has unique needs, which is why we offer both DJ equipment for sale and rent. Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade your existing gear, we have a range of options to fit your needs. Our rental program includes everything from basic DJ equipment to high-end professional gear, ensuring that you have access to the equipment you need for your next event.
Beginner DJ Equipment
If you're just starting out as a DJ, we offer a range of beginner DJ equipment to help you get started. Our selection includes everything you need to start mixing and creating your own unique sound, from DJ controllers and mixers to headphones and speakers. We also offer DJ equipment packages that include everything you need to get started, making it easy for you to jump in and start mixing right away. The days of turntables and traditional dj coffins have made way for more modern digital dj controllers with everything built in. The world of DJing has changed a lot over the last decade. For a basic DJ setup it's best to start with a laptop and a simple controller like a Pioneer DDJ 1000 or DDJ800 controller.
These dj controllers hook up directly to your laptop, have all the basic features you need and are not overly complicated. There are two major software's ruling the DJ world, Serato DJ Pro and Recordbox. The most compatible and most common dj software is Serato Pro. Once you learn it you'll be able to use it fluidly with most of the compatible controllers. Recordbox is less popular and less compatible and comes with some DJ controllers standard.
Add some high quality DJ Headphones that are made for DJing and you've got your initial dj setup. Make sure you use a decent laptop that's not too dated or full of software. You may find setting the laptop back to factory defaults and only installing the software you need will help with any performance issues. Professional DJ controllers can cost thousands of dollars so if you're unsure of how serious you are, start with the above recommendations.
There are two kinds of DJ speakers, performance and studio. The performance speakers are basically loudpeakers or PA speakers that are going to rock the house, made for a club with lots of bass. If you're planning on doing house parties or events where they don't have sound you'll need some kind of DJ Speakers. Studio speakers, or Studio Monitors are meant for practicing and recording at home or recording studio etc. Studio Monitors aren't meant for extremely high SPL volume levels and shouldn't be used for house parties, use performance PA speaker equipment for that.
Turntables vs Digital DJ Controller
As mentioned above, digital DJ Controllers have become very popular. So do DJ's use turntables anymore? The answer is clearly yes. It's much easier to start DJing using a controller so I recommend you start there. It's also much cheaper to start with an all in one DJ Controller or Laptop with DJ Controller when you're starting out. Professional DJ turntables are expensive and can easily cost $2000 for a set of nice turntables. When you use turntables you'll also need to get a dj mixer that can fade between the two audio sources. Yep, you can do scratch effects with turntables but also do the same on a dj controller for a lot less money.
A DJ mixer is very different from a PA mixer. It has a different layout with special DJ inputs and outputs. If you have two media controllers or turntables you need to have some type of DJ mixer to blend the sounds together and cross fade them. The crossfader is the keystone feature of the DJ mixer. It allows smooth transitions between music selections and also is awesome for classic scratch effects. Scratching a record while using the cross fader allows for chirps, scribbles, stab scratches, repeat scratches and more. These fun effects can be performed over the top of one or more of your input sources for a layered effect.
Finding a DJ Shop
There are many choices when purchasing DJ Equipment, online and local. If possible checkout your local DJ shop and see what they recommend to get started. If your local DJ shop is uhmm, less than desirable, find an online DJ shop that you like. A good DJ shop can help you determine which pieces of gear you need and what cables and compatibility challenges you might have. Getting some help from an experienced DJ Professional is the first step in getting the right dj equipment.
Where do DJ's get their music?
Yep you're going to need music to get started DJing! There are a handful of common DJ sites including:
- DJ Record Pools
- DJ Mailing Lists
- Tracklists Playlists
As a DJ you're responsible for making sure you have the rights to play the music at your shows. There is a great guide here with links to all the popular places DJ's get music.
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Which DJ Performance Speakers should I get?
Trying to figure out which DJ Speakers to buy? There's a ton of them out there and some are certainly better than others and more bang for the buck. One of the most popular value brands is Mackie and we carry the entire line of Mackie Powered Speakers here at the shop. When you buy Mackie you know it's going to sound good at a great price and they always have super innovative products.
If you're looking for Pro Quality DJ Speakers checkout the DAS Audio Speakers. They sound loud, clear and offer many different types of cabinets for different venue types. DAS Audio is well known in Europe for high quality and has only recently been in the USA. The DAS speakers are built for clubs, churches and large events with high volume applications and modular design for daisy chaining together.
Professional DJ Equipment
For experienced DJs, we offer a range of high-quality professional DJ equipment. Our selection includes top-of-the-line DJ controllers, mixers, turntables, and more, from the best brands in the industry. Whether you're performing at a club, a wedding, or a large event, we have the gear you need to deliver an unforgettable performance.
DJ Rental Equipment
In addition to our DJ equipment for sale, we also offer a wide range of DJ rental equipment. This includes everything from basic DJ equipment to high-end professional gear, ensuring that you have access to the equipment you need for your next event. Our rental program is perfect for DJs who need equipment for a single event or those who want to try out new gear before making a purchase.
DJ Lighting Equipment
In addition to DJ gear, we also offer a wide selection of DJ lighting equipment to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your event. Our selection includes everything from basic lighting setups to high-end professional lighting systems that will take your performance to the next level.
Do you offer any beginner DJ equipment packages?
Yes, we offer a wide selection of beginner DJ equipment packages to help you get started.
Do you offer professional DJ equipment from top brands?
Yes, we offer a wide selection of high-quality professional DJ equipment from the best brands in the industry.
Can I rent DJ equipment from Hollywood DJ?
Yes, we offer a range of DJ rental equipment to suit your needs.
Do you offer DJ lighting equipment?
Yes, we offer a wide selection of DJ lighting equipment to help you create the perfect atmosphere for your event.
What if I'm not sure what kind of DJ equipment I need?
Our team of experts can help you determine which DJ equipment is right for you based on your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more!
At Hollywood DJ, we're committed to helping you find the best DJ equipment for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our selection of DJ gear for sale and rental. Hollywood DJ has DJ Controllers, DJ Speakers and Stage Lighting Systems for bars, clubs, outdoor events, and houses of worship. Let us help you put together a package deal with special pricing and save you money. Give us a call and we will put together the perfect dj equipment, audio or lighting system for you. We have the experience and can help get you the perfect dj gear for your style and the type of gigs you do.