ASK THE DJ: I’m a New DJ, What Should I Buy?

Dear DJ Ron,

My girlfriend and I have just started mixing beats on our Mac with Garage Band and now it has become a hobby (or “obsession”) for us. We want to take it to the next level and purchase some sort of DJ mixing software. Do you have any suggestions for a couple of novice DJs?



Dear Braxton,

Sounds like the DJ bug has bitten.

Since you are on a Mac- Vestax has a product which I think will be perfect for you – Spin DJ. It’s a low-cost controller combined with easy-to-use software.

I haven’t used it myself but I have heard good things from a newbie who did use it. You may want to search around the web for other users’ experience.

If you are looking for something a little more for serious DJing – I would recommend a controller with an integrated sound card- and software such as Traktor or Virtual DJ.

Good luck with your new hobby.