How to Take Care of Your DJ Kit – The Basics

Launching a career as a pro DJ is never cheap. Top-shelf DJ equipment costs can pack a punch, as can repair bills when your hardware needs maintenance.

Proactive DJ equipment care is far more affordable than waiting for things to go south. From DJ flights cases to padded bags and so on, there’s plenty you can do to protect your DJ equipment from the hazards of life on the road.

With this in mind, here’s a brief rundown of the most important DJ equipment care essentials you simply must add to your collection:

1. Decksavers

Generic options are available, but it’s far better to go with decksavers that are designed specifically to fit your exact decks. Most major makes and models of DJ decks have been accommodated by decksaver designers, so you should be able to find something suitable. Costing around £30 to £50 or so, it’s a small price to pay to keep your decks safe and in good working order.

As an added bonus, they’re also great for avoiding the accumulation of dust, dirt and debris that can take a toll on their pristine presentation.

2. Flight Cases

Whether you’re constantly on the road or moving your gear on an infrequent basis, you still need a decent set of flight cases. Along with being essential for providing in-transit protection, they’re also ideal for keeping your gear safe while in storage between uses.

Best of all, some of the top-end DJ flight cases available right now double up as fully-functional workstations, complete with integrated cable management systems, shelves and so on. The kind of multi-functional protective gear you’ll wonder how you got by without.

3. Soft Cases and Bags

Soft cases and bags are a supplementary addition to hard flight cases, which can be used to transport less fragile bits of hardware. Or perhaps, take decks and controls on the road when making shorter and less hazardous journeys.

Custom soft cases and bags are available from most major manufacturers to suit specific pieces of hardware. There are also plenty of generic alternatives available, which can be just as good (if not better in some instances) as their purpose-made counterparts.

4. Surge Protectors

Last up, it’s important never to overlook the importance of protecting your equipment from power-related issues. In most instances, DJ equipment these days includes the kinds of advanced power packs and transformers that protect them from most everyday threats. Nevertheless, adding an extra layer of protection with surge protectors and quality cables is never a bad idea.

It’s a small price to pay to reduce (or even eliminate) the likelihood of your most expensive DJ equipment short circuiting. Even when fried decks and controllers can be repaired, it often costs more than replacing them outright.

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Craig Upton


Craig Upton supports UK businesses by increasing sales growth using various revenue streams online. Creating strategic partnerships and keen focus to detail, Craig equips websites with the right tools to increase traffic. Craig is also the CEO of iCONQUER, a UK based company and has been working in the digital marketing arena for over a decade. A trusted SEO consultant and trainer, Craig has worked with British brands such as, DJKit, UK Property Finance, Serimax and also supported UK doctors, solicitors, builders, jewellers, to mention a few, gain more exposure online. Craig has gained a wealth of knowledge within the digital marketing space and is committed to creating new opportunities working with UK companies.