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Ready to be DJ ntranced

So I’ve finally done it, I’ve bought some decks to finish off my first bedroom DJ setup. A pair of Pioneer CDJ 400’s later and now I’m set to start mixing. I’ve had a quick play with it all and it’s definitely not as easy as it looks. The most difficult part for me at the moment is to make sense of my vast collection of music and organising it in a way which is sensible.

The setup

Haha yes, it is the dreaded long exposure trail, haven’t done those kind of photos in a long time, but there it is in all its glory, 2 CDJ 400’s, a DJM 3000 mixer and a set of aiaiai TMA-1’s (on my head an not pictured). Had it on my main desk for a few minutes just to plug it into my PC to see how it all goes and it does Traktor pretty well, but that will be for later :D.

The final piece

Hopefully I can pick it up fairly quickly and start cranking out some mixes :D.

DJ ntranced is coming*

(*Ok, close but not really)

No idea when I’m actually going to make DJing happen but I’ve started off with a single piece of equipment, a mixer. Picked up a lovely Pioneer DJM-3000 4 channel professional mixer from a GraysOnline auction this morning and fired it up to make sure it all works and it does!

Pioneer DJM-3000

Don’t have anything to compare it with really, but on first impression, it was heavier than I had expected. The rotaries feel nice and solid and the faders are quite loose but don’t feel cheap. Pretty happy.

It’s a shame I can’t do much with it at the moment as I don’t have any CDJs. But nonetheless it’s a start :). Check back in the near future when I’ll hopefully get a pair off CDJs and a set of headphones and can start mixing up some trance.