I know I will need 2 turntables, headphones, a mixer, and some speakers. Is there anything else I will need? And please give any recommendations or suggestions if you have any.
As for mixing with turntables I'd recommend a beat monitor,you have them on each deck and by using a visual indicator can match the BPM of each record thus make beat matching allot simpler.
Personally I'd only really go for desks if I was to be Dj-ing in a club and that club insisted I used the traditional method,that included twin CD desks.If I could I'd take my computer,or even better a powerful laptop.Use a quality mixing program to mix songs ( even better quality than CD ) add extra effects and have a visual hookup to a big screen either showing the desktop in action and or Visualisation studio effects.
their is only one right way to make music,weather it be mixing,production,dancing,singing etc etc .. ON TIME .