With Christmas being so close and the end of 2020 on the horizon at DJ Tech Direct, we wanted to help you with a little guide to the best gifts to get for the DJ or Producer in your life at varying price options too.
We have divided this up into three different prices; under £300, under £1000 and finally over £1000 for those who want to go all out this Christmas.
Gifts for under £300
Any of these would be perfect for the DJ who is just starting out on their DJ journey and wants some of the best equipment on the market today.
Sennheiser HD 25 headphones – Still the go-to headphone of countless DJ’s, producers and music industry professionals for over two decades. They are built like a tank and completely modular if ever a part gets broken or worn out. A solid piece of kit.
Pioneer DJ DDJ-200 – This small backpack-sized DJ controller packs a serious punch whilst using Bluetooth to your smartphone through the WeDJ or DJay apps. A smaller brother to the DDJ-400.
Pioneer DJ DDJ-400/Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 – Arguably the two biggest selling DJ controllers of the year, the DDJ-400 and SB3 both come in at that perfect point at £249 allowing the recipient to start their journey as a DJ either on Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox software or Serato DJ Lite.
Numark MixTrack Platinum FX – This unit builds upon the legendary success of the Numark MixTrack range of DJ controllers that has stood the test of time for over a decade.
Akai Fire – This unit is perfect for the home producer who wants to get on the road to creating music with the knowledge from the top level of Akai production products.
Gifts for under £1000
Any of these are perfect for DJs at Christmas who wants that little bit more for the money whilst getting fantastic quality from the leading brands
Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX6 – The step up for those who are using the DDJ-SB3/DDJ-400 who want to take it to the next level with new FX and also the ability to go 4 channel on both Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox DJ.
Denon Prime Go – Arguably the biggest technological step forward this year came from Denon DJ with their Prime Go, a small battery-powered DJ controller that can take USBs as well as stream from Tidal, Soundcloud GO and Beatsource. All whilst being the same size (if not slightly smaller than) as a DDJ-400.
Numark Scratch – Perfect for the turntablist, this mixer harnesses some of the firepower that it’s siblings the Rane Seventy and Seventy-Two MKII have whilst being under £500.
Technics SL-1210 MK7 – This list wouldn’t be a DJ list without a mention of the god of all turntables the SL-1210. This time it’s back in the seventh edition, keeping the best bits of old whilst bringing it into the 21st century.
Pioneer DJ CDJ-850 – Want to enter the world of the CDJ without blowing the budget on a set of CDJ-3000s? Then look no further than the CDJ-850, which keeps the essence of the top line CDJ’s whilst making them more affordable. These are sometimes still found in venues to this day.
Gifts for over £1000
Any of these pieces of equipment are perfect this for the DJ who demands the ultimate this Christmas
Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ – Quite simply the hottest product of the year from Pioneer DJ, the best that Pioneer has to offer the standalone world, with features normally only found on the top end CDJ line up.
Denon Prime 4 – The alternative to the XDJ-XZ is the Denon Prime 4, which offers streamlining options as well as the ability to add an SSD in the base of the unit – which at the time of writing is exclusive to the Denon Prime line up.
Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 – Quite simply the elite of the CDJ line up, evolving from the legendary CDJ-2000NXS2 the 3000 brings a new screen, processor and jog wheel which makes it the CDJ of the future.
Denon SC6000 – The alternative to the CDJ-3000 from Denon DJ. The SC6000 brings the feature set of the Prime 4 into the CDJ style space with a bigger screen and more.
Rane Seventy-Two MKII – The ultimate in DJ scratch mixers has been taken up a notch by Rane with their MKII version, the Seventy-Two MKII brings new and improved faders and Serato integration that scratch folk have craved. Why else would it be the weapon of choice of Jazzy Jeff.
This set of products is by no means an exhaustive list of great Christmas gifts to give the DJ or producer in your life (or yourself for that matter) but we hope it gets the ideas flowing to help you decide what to get.
You can always give us a call if you need any further advice on 0121 224 7650 or visit the website and head into the gift ideas section for further inspiration.