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Oh, then I wonder if you'll need to get assistance from some other site in addition to getting help from us.  Like, some message board where there are loads of people who know about having a professional music studio.  They might be able to help on the side of making this a complete Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

 

Alternatively, I guess he could buy some high-end pre-built that might be commonly-used by professional home studios. 

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auctally he just wants dj software now do u guys know of any
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I don't.  redface.gif

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ok thanks
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Hmm, tell your friend to continue doing what he's doing if it's already got him a record deal. If he can't explain what he wants he would be better off talking to someone directly without a middle man. Send him into a music store, most carry a good selection of software and computer based recording hardware these days.

KVR forum is great for music related stuff.

If all of this annoys you in it's simplicity then:

Any current PC will make "beats" the easiest step sequencer to use is fruity loops.

Edit: Free "DJ" Software http://mixxx.org/

Looking at the system requirements: http://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/system_requirements they are very low.

I would suggest a nice laptop over an actual PC - portability wins if he intends on being a "DJ" of any note. Go for an i5 if can - i7 in a cheap laptop can get a bit warm.
Edited by Chickenman - 12/9/12 at 1:17am
post #16 of 17
Is he a professional dj? There isn't much you can do with $500, but as already suggested second hand + a decent sound card if you have enough or a laptop.

Just like overclocking, there are forums solely dedicated to professional djing including computer hardware and software. I'd recommend checking one of those out.

As for software, mixxx is free. There are also trial versions of popular software such as virtual dj and traktor.
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For DJ software I recommend Virtual DJ. Audio editing software maybe SoundForge or Adobe Audition.

Make sure you get an intel quadcore, doesnt matter if its an old Q8200 or an i5.
Dualcores tend to stutter when recording/mixing lots of tracks. Some audio programs also have problems with amd cpus so I recommend intel.


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that leaves him about $74 to spend on a soundcard of his choice
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