When it comes to DJing, high-quality equipment possesses the ability to make all the difference! Among the essential tools in a DJ’s toolkit is the DJ turntable, which is perhaps the most important piece of equipment to invest in. Designed for manipulating and mixing tracks, DJ turntables allow DJs to mix, blend, and perform to create unforgettable sounds.
At Play De Record, our selection of DJ turntables includes high-quality options from Audio-Technica that make them great for DJs who love the natural, uncoloured sound. Shop our selection online today!
What is the difference between a record player and a DJ turntable?
For record enthusiasts, we often think of a turntable as just a tool for playing vinyl and LPs. However, the turntable is actually just a part of the record player. Unlike a record player, DJ turntables do not come with a built-in preamp, amplifier, or speaker. Record players should be considered an all-in-one solution for music enthusiasts looking to simply enjoy listening to vinyl, whereas DJ turntables are used for creating music by scratching, blending, and mixing sounds.
Do DJs still play vinyl?
Yes! It’s no secret that vinyl DJing is more challenging than digital DJing. However, it’s more fun and engaging, while also being more hands-on requiring you to focus on the music and mix while you play.
What should I look for in a DJ turntable?
If you’re looking to DJ with your turntable, you’ll want to look for a DJ turntable that has a high-torque direct-drive motor. You’ll also want to look for a good quality free-moving tonearm with a counterweight, and speed and pitch controls. And, don’t forget to get a non-slip mat to lay underneath your turntable!